Chevrolet Epica (2008 – 2010) Review

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Chevrolet Epica (2008 – 2010) At A Glance

Extremely well kitted out for comfort and safety. Huge boot. Keen value. 6-speed diesel auto. 2.0 straight six petrol is chain cam.

Curious feel-free and heavily self-centering steering. Quite a lot ended up as taxis.

Insurance Groups are between 24–25
On average it achieves 96% of the official MPG figure

Mondeo sized. With a choice of 5-speed manual diesel, 6-speed automatic diesel, or 5-speed manual transverse straight-six petrol. Badged ‘Chevrolet', yet built in South Korea.

The straight six LS model will set you back a startlingly reasonable £13,595. This is for a big car 15' 9" long with a colossal 480 litre boot and bags of room in the back seat. Usefully, the seatbacks fold down 60/40 so you can carry long loads if you want to.

So what's it like? You can judge for yourself how it looks from the snapshots. I'd stay slightly ungainly. A bit too high off the ground. Though there is a bodykit to address that if you so wish.

Road Test 2007 Chevrolet Epica

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Real MPG average for a Chevrolet Epica (2008 – 2010)

Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance

96%

Real MPG

24–50 mpg

MPGs submitted

15

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Dedicated foreigner to fashion
As a retired former senior executive in the car industry, the most refreshing aspect of your column is the even-handed way you dispense advice on customer and manufacturer complaint resolution. Since retiring I have deliberately adopted a strategy of buying used “unfashionable” cars that depreciate heavily and then running them into the ground. 5 years ago I bought a 53 plate 15,000 mile white Subaru Legacy 2.0 Saloon at a trade price of £7000, which my wife runs. A year later I bought an 05 plate 18000 mile Citroen C5 1.6hdi for £8,000 to run myself. The Legacy has now done 80,000 miles and the Citroen 72,000. Both cars have been admirably cheap to run, but the Citroen feels fragile is starting to look tatty, and is starting to cost money having required new discs all round, injector seals, and a new cooling fan and ECU. What can I replace it with that is biggish, comfortable, economical, unfashionable and depreciates badly.
Let's see, now: KIA Magentis, Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet Epica, Dodge Avenger, SEAT Toledo. Avoid SAABs, Vectras, Alfas and FIATs with the 1.9 diesel engine.
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