2004 Chevrolet Epica Reviews - Page 4 of 6

2004 Chevrolet Epica LT 6 cylinder from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Automatic
Distance when acquired2 kilometres
Most recent distance25000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Epica

Summary:

Get GM to buy it back

Faults:

Stalling, fluttering gas petal, hesitation, transmission, shifting problems, stereo problems, computer problems, throttle body, transmission computer.

General Comments:

This car has been in the dealers shop a total of 11 times.

Gm did buy the car back!

I bought a 2006 Malibu.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th March, 2006

21st Apr 2008, 17:16

I have a fluttering gas paddle too. I brought it back to the dealership (while under warranty) and they said there was nothing wrong with it. I bet if I brought it back now, they would find something to be replaced! Also having problems with the ignition cylinder, wheel bearings, rotors, and the passenger seatbelt ALWAYS locks (the dealership said there was nothing wrong with that too.

2004 Chevrolet Epica LS 2.5 six from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5 six Semi-Automatic
Distance when acquired60 kilometres
Most recent distance15500 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Good value for such a loaded vehicle

Faults:

Engine developed an oil leak from the timing cover.. but I personally did not see oil on the ground.. This was detected by regular service inspections.. However it was an eight hour repair.

General Comments:

One great little car... very good gas mileage, on the mid to upper 30's on the highway..

Interior looks expensive and power seats are a real bonus plus being very comfortable.

On the downside.. rear seat belts just cannot be used by an adult without much fiddling around to connect to the female part. It seems that the female part is too short and occupant sits on it when trying to connect.. Sent word to GM, but not solution offered.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th November, 2005

2004 Chevrolet Epica LS from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired4 kilometres
Most recent distance9500 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Drives like more car than you paid for!

Faults:

I had some trouble with stalling when I had the A/C on high on very hot days.

The dealer serviced the computer and I have had no problems since.

General Comments:

I enjoy driving this car. It handles very well and is very comfortable.

As mentioned in other reviews, the engine is not very gutsy, but if you don't care about that, then give this car a try.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2005

2004 Chevrolet Epica LS I-6 Inline Gas from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission I-6 Inline Gas Automatic
Distance when acquired212 miles
Most recent distance4800 miles
Previous carSaturn VUE

Summary:

It is an excellent car for the money and is comparable to others in it's class for about $10K less

Faults:

A "Check Engine" light came on at 1200 miles.

Recent white smoke at start-up.

General Comments:

I have the USA model of the Epica which is the Suzuki Verona S. This is the same car with the exception of options between the USA and Canadian models.

Verona does not offer Traction Control so that is not an issue.

The in-line 6 cylinder engine is designed by Porsche and runs strong, and powerful with excellent acceleration.

It has a Holden transmission (which is GM in Australia) The drop in RPM is minimal and lag time is what is expected. The shifting described by others seems extreme, but it does shift differently than other cars however is performing exactly as it was designed to.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2005

2004 Chevrolet Epica LS 2.4 litre inline six from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.4 litre inline six Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired2 kilometres
Most recent distance2250 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Epica

Summary:

A real gas guzzler

Faults:

Runs well, but you can see the gas gauge go down as you drive. I get 14L/100 km. Car is rated at 11L/100 km. It gets same mileage in city as some of Chev's large vehicles. Very poor mileage... dealer says its due to twin overhead cam engine. It gets the same mileage as a Lincoln. I contacted GM and haven't heard back. I would advise against purchasing this car unless you are on a gas expense account or own a gas station.

General Comments:

Very poor gas mileage.

Nice looking car.

Has great options, but lacks a panic alarm, which is useful in find your car in a shopping plaza.

Lights have to be turned on, no low washing fluid warning, doors don't lock automatically.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd March, 2005

15th May 2005, 11:17

I do not believe that having automatic door locking is an advantage. All this will do is slow down your rescuers in the event of an accident. I believe the fact that this vehicle will unlock ALL doors on entry is a far greater safety issue.

As well, poor in-city fuel economy with a vehicle of this size should not be a surprise. There are numerous posts complaining of fuel mileage, and I believe that a bit of research would have helped here.

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 23 reviews