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2007 Chevrolet Epica

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SoCalCTS    25

I was looking at the Chevrolet Europe site and I thought I would post these images of the new Chevy Epica. It looks like a pretty nice car. I wonder why its not in Canada any more.

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NOS2006    11

The new Malibu is way nicer.

Is Suzuki supposed to get this car?

x2 on both accounts. It does look like a Suzuki design...

Some bits here and there really scream Saturn L300.

I agree with you, too...

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CARBIZ    1

Two reasons the Epica died: it came out the same time as the Malibu and it was under powered. Personally, I liked it better than the Malibu and it was cheaper. The fit and finish, quality of plastics (which really float some people's boats here) was superior, too. The ride and handling were quite nice, but foot to the floor there was nothing. One of the guys at GM said GM screwed up and should have given it to Buick. True. Anyone coming out of a Cutlass or Century would have liked this car.

Oh, and it didn't help that Suzuki (!!??) was selling the same damned car. Take that, resale value!

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SoCalCTS    25

x2 on both accounts. It does look like a Suzuki design...

I agree with you, too...

Its a Daewoo design. I think its called the Daewoo Tosca.

I don't think Suzuki is getting it.

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regfootball    234

its so ridiculous that GM will make 1,000,000 of those cheap looking radios and stuff it into everything and the 100 dollar pioneer head unit at best buy looks nicer. I can't believe they are saving THAT much on spitting that cheesy unit out globally on EVERY FRICKING car.

otherwise, this car is very shanghai meets daewoo meets saturn L.

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PurdueGuy    72

Some bits here and there really scream Saturn L300.

Exactly my thought - tail end looks very very similar to the post-refresh L300 tail, headlights have some resemblance, though smaller, and the overall look feels similar. Really, the post-refresh L300 is a very nice looking car...

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Eh...I still think of it as the Chevrolet Epica by Chrysler (Sebring-esque front). The interior looks nice, but our Malibu is waaaaay better.

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ocnblu    733
Looks godawful cheap, much like every other Daewoo rebadge. Thin sheetmetal with poor corrosion protection are hallmarks. Junk from stem to stern.

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MyerShift    7

I don't know, it does look far nicer to me than the new GM North America Malibu.

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Intrepidation    846

Isn't this the Verona in another market? This is the name of the Suzuki midsizer...which is basically at the end of it's life cycle...is Suziki supposed to get this as a replacement?

Some bits here and there really scream Saturn L300.

+1 (especially the rear)

Exactly my thought - tail end looks very very similar to the post-refresh L300 tail, headlights have some resemblance, though smaller, and the overall look feels similar. Really, the post-refresh L300 is a very nice looking car...

On what planet? That refreshed nose was hideous.

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MyerShift    7

Hmm, IF it were available with a stick for some odd reason, I would definitely consider this new Epica (under a different brand, undoubtedly) because its general styling appeals to me, and it makes me think this is what the Saturn L-Series should have looked like all a long.

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SoCalCTS    25

Hmm, IF it were available with a stick for some odd reason, I would definitely consider this new Epica (under a different brand, undoubtedly) because its general styling appeals to me, and it makes me think this is what the Saturn L-Series should have looked like all a long.

The Epica is available with a manual or auto transmission. The 2.0L 24V LTX manual or 2.5L 24V LTX auto are the options.

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MyerShift    7

The Epica is available with a manual or auto transmission. The 2.0L 24V LTX manual or 2.5L 24V LTX auto are the options.

Well, the previous car (wasn't it sold in the U.S. as the Verona?) wasn't available with the manual transmission, so if this new version were to be, then that's what I was getting at. Seems like the NA U.S. market would typically only offer an automatic.

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