2006 Chevrolet Epica Reviews

2006 Chevrolet Epica LTZ 2.5 inline 6 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 2.5 inline 6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres
Previous carGMC Sierra

Summary:

It's not a truck, but it gets me from point A to point B

Faults:

Minor oil leak somewhere in EGR system... (smell burnout oil, but the car doesn't take oil).

Mysterious clunking in the front end.

Not very reliable brakes. Worst ABS system ever, and the traction control system is completely useless in more than 1 inch of snow.

Engine light lights up time to time.

General Comments:

Very comfortable ride.

Great torque for the more hilly terrains.

Very good paint.

Extremely reliable, unless you don't maintain it, then it's a nightmare!

Decent audio system for a Chevy.

Have routine maintenance done every 6 months, and I have no doubt the car will run for many, many years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th January, 2013

2006 Chevrolet Epica LTZ 2.5 inline 6 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.5 inline 6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired137 kilometres
Most recent distance23300 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Elantra

Summary:

Good car for a smooth ride at legal speeds

Faults:

The right heated exterior mirror broke by itself on a very cold day. Otherwise, 100% reliable.

General Comments:

A marvellous car! Awesome. Luxury, comfort and many features! Not a 0-60 champion, but a great transportation. Good paint quality as well. No rattles inside.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th November, 2009

2006 Chevrolet Epica LT 2.0 from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance17500 kilometres
Previous carOpel Astra

Summary:

Very good and comfortable car

Faults:

Window on the side of co-driver sometimes works, sometimes does not work (this problem appeared at 17,000 km)

Plastic around the button on the gear shift fell off.

General Comments:

The car is very good, without any bigger defect. The interior is very comfortable, even for those high-growth, and is particularly good equipped, with air conditioning, leather seats, excellent radio with CD, light alloy wheels, parking sensors, electric seats with heating and much, much more. Safety equipment is also full with six airbags, anti-lock brakes and traction control. Best of all, all that comes as standard.

Comfortable interior and large trunk, with the amount of equipment certainly are the biggest advantages of this car.

The gasoline engine with six cylinders is paired with five speed automatic transmission, and consumes quite a lot of gas. In urban conditions, with no problems exceeds 13-14 liters per 100 km, while on freeway, it is possible to achieve some 9 to 10 liters per 100 km, which is, for a car of this size and strength, quite acceptable.

The engine is adequately powerful, although it may sometimes feel that it needs a little stronger squeeze on the gas pedal in order to achieve good acceleration. However, throw in a kick down, and the car accelerates great, and passing is no problem. Noise insulation in the interior is very good, only at high speeds you can silently hear the engine, but, considering the very nice sound that makes, it is not a defect.

The biggest drawback is not really with the car, but the service, which does not provide the best quality services. Regular servicing costs could also be smaller.

All in all, the Epica is a great car, without some flaws, probably some annoying things, like broken co-drivers windows and plastic on the gear shift, but these faults should not occur while the car is still under warranty. The benefits should include comfortable, spacious interior, excellent equipment and the purchase price, which was significantly less than similarly equipped European rivals.

A specific defect would be the high fuel consumption.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th May, 2009

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 3 reviews