2004 Chevrolet Epica LT 2.5 inline 6 from North America
A nice luxury car at an affordable price, but with serious quality problems (at least the lights)
There is massive water condensation in both headlights and both taillights. Up to half the lenses are covered and water droplets collect and run down on the lens. The car has been in the shop 3 times already. First, GM advised that this is "normal" and would clear with driving, but it got worse. Today, I got new taillights. One is fine, the other started to fog up again. The headlights still need to be replaced.
Engine performance is a bit low, but acceptable for my driving needs. Fuel consumption is much higher than the promised range of 7.9-11.9 liters/100km. I get about 14.
Despite the headlights, I really like the car. It is fully appointed with luxury options and very smooth to drive.
It handles very well even in the city and parking lot.
It is a great steal at the price.
There seem to be quality assurance problems. I have seen other Epicas with excessive condensation in the lights.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 5th January, 2005
12th Sep 2006, 16:15
I have my my 2004 Epica LT for just about 2 years now. It was a wonderful car until about 6 months ago. It started backing off when I was driving it almost like it was not getting gas. Then it started stalling. I have had it in to the dealership now 5 times for this problem. Most recently today. The dealer does not know what is wrong with it. The most recent time it stalled was last Friday. But it happened at an intersection then and I could not get it started again right away. It took about 5 tries before it would start. I was on my way out of town and was just happy that I was able to make it to my destination and back again. Anybody else have a stalling problem with their car? I have also had the check engine light problem off and on and have taken it in to have that fixed. After the 3rd try, they finally got it to turn off.