2005 Chevrolet Epica LS 2.5 from North America
Great! But Bad In Snow
Nothing major yet.
I love my Chevrolet Epica for the most part. I love the Speed-sensitive steering, it is very light weight at low speeds, but comfortable at high speeds (unlike the Dodge Caravan). The Engine is pretty good, it could be a tad more powerful, but it gets the job done. And if pushed, it can go! I also love the brakes, they are very touchy and responsive. After driving my Ford Windstar which has very non-touchy breaks, I get in my Epica and almost give myself whiplash!
The interior is very nice. Many people have said how they find the Interior very comfortable. And the car is an Excellant Touring car. We test drove the Malibu, and although it had more power and was probably more fun to drive, it is very uncomforable and cheap looking compaired to the Epica. And the ride of the Epica is much smoother, and less tinny feeling.
The one thing I don't like is it has horrible traction in the Winter. I put on very good winter tires, but it doesn't seem to help. The ABS handles well on Ice, I've hit Ice before and rode it out with ease. But In deep snow, it is not good, even with the "Hold" (which keeps it from Downshifting"), it doesn't seem to help. I have got stuck many times in the winter!
In a way I wish I would have Bought a Toyota, just because of the Winter problems.
That being said, I do love my Chevrolet Epica in every way except for the winter driving. A good thing for Used car buyers as well is the fact that they sell for cheap... due to the fact that GM Discontinued them. I was told GM discontinued them because they didn't need 2 Mid-sized Sedans with the Chevrolet Badge... and they opted to keep the Malibu.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th December, 2006