07-23-2008, 09:09 AM
Join Date: Oct 2007
I can't believe how bad this car is.
I have owned my 2004 Epica LT since September 07. it has 130,000 km's on it now and has no warranty. Here is a list of things that have gone wrong with it thus far:
Front right brake caliper seized onto my wheel when I was driving. Had to be replaced.
A few months later my wheel bearings went on that wheel.
Climate control Module, resistors, and relays died.
windshield cracked for no reason when i was driving, not really the cars fault but it still cost me money.
Throttle body cleaned twice so far, engine is still idling low and dips down to 200 rpm's and then ramps up to 1000 rpm's while idling.
ABS and TCS lights are on in the dash, havn't had it checked yet, not sure how much that will cost me.
If I am parked and I turn my air conditioning on my engine shudders, dips waaay down in rpm's and sometimes dies.
My car doesn't always start when I turn the key. Most times I turn the key, it turns over, ramps up to 1500 rpm's and then down to 0, dead. After the 3rd or 4th time it goes down to 200 rpm's and then levels off and away I go.
Where my oil goes is a mystery. I have to check it almost daily and top up. There are no oil spots in my driveway or my parking space at work, and I can't imagine it's burning that much.
My engine ticks like crazy. even when the oil is perfect. I have been told that it is normal for GM but there's no way it is. A garage told me it could be dirty injectors but I doubt it.
I'm sure there are some things i'm forgeting, sorry for the long post, just needed to vent.
I'm gonna have to sell this thing, cut my losses and get something more reliable.
**Forgot to mention that I had to replace all the sway-bar links, and I havn't been able to use my alarm for months because it goes off 60 seconds after I set it.**
Last edited by 04Epica; 07-23-2008 at 09:59 AM.