2005 Chevrolet Epica Reviews - Page 3 of 3

2005 Chevrolet Epica LT 2.5 I6 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5 I6 Automatic
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired25 kilometres
Most recent distance1000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

In general, I am pleased with Chevrolet Epica

Faults:

Nothing yet. It hasn't been very long since we brought it home.

General Comments:

Overall a well built, seemingly quality machine.

Smooth running and quiet.

Loads of room in the cabin and loaded with many options you wouldn't expect for the M.S.R.P.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd July, 2005

17th Oct 2005, 14:58

To the last comment, I'm confused, what were you trying to say.

8th Feb 2008, 10:47

I have a 04 Epica; great car, sure it's a little hard to get parts for, but hell I've done 210 kmh down the highway with it, stock everything. It rides smooth. I like this car a lot.

15th Mar 2008, 01:11

We bought our lovely 04 Chevy Epica LT this year. We love the car, it rides so smooth, it is a luxury car to us. We live in the area where snow is plentiful; drove it today in the snow, no problem.

Our dealer is honest, so if anything should happen we are sure they would not hesitate to offer a solution. Thank you.

2005 Chevrolet Epica LT 2.5L from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired44 kilometres
Most recent distance1200 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Sunbird

Summary:

This is a very nice car for the price and would suggest it to anyone

Faults:

Overall the car is extremely well valued and from my short experience with it I would purchase it again. There are however three problems that I have encountered so far with my car.

First, the gas mileage as already mentioned in almost every other review, is poor. My first two tanks of 50 plus Liters got me only 400 Kilometres (13L per 100km). This might be because the engine is new and once you reach around 10,000 km you will see the dealers estimated range, I sure hope so.

Second, I have encountered the same problem as many in terms of headlight condensation. My dealer has said it is easy to fix they will drill a hole for the water to escape. This problem not only exists in the Epica, but all GM products.

Third, When I picked up the car I noticed the brake routers has a lot of rust. This will cause accelerated wear on the pads and they were not willing to fix the problem. This problem also exists on any other car that has sat for a while not just the Epica.

General Comments:

This car is very attractive for the price. Many people have mentioned to me after seeing it, that they thought it was more expensive. The interior in the LT is very nice, standard sunroof and chrome accent on the doors make it very eye pleasing.

The car while driving is extremely smooth, almost as if you are driving a luxury car. The seating in the front is very comfortable, I haven't sat in the back yet.

If you are shopping for an Epica I personnaly suggest the LT model. You will be happier with it in the long run for only a couple thousand more.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th March, 2005

9th Nov 2005, 23:03

I have to agree about the gas mileage being really poor. The reason I purchased this car was for the supposedly good gas mileage and I was really disappointed. A car which is advertised at 37 miles per gallon in Canada and I am lucky to get mid 20's, with a lot of tankfuls in the low 20's.

Overall besides that my wife and I like the car, but GM in my opinion knows how bad the mileage is for this car and they still keep advertising it at 37, it seems like false advertising to me, I know that if I was told upfront that the mileage would be in the mid 20's I wouldn't have given the car a second look.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 9 reviews