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Holden Epica Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Epica here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Why won't my 2011 Holden Epica work after using it to jump-start another car?

    Seems like you might have two problems here. The first is that I suspect you’ve may have fried the computer in the Holden in the process of jump-starting your other car. Jump-starting a modern car with on-board computers is something that should only be attempted by somebody who is a specialist. There’s a specific technique that goes beyond simply hooking up the jump-cables and hoping for the best. It’s all too easy to send a voltage spike through the car and send the computers into melt-down. That would explain why the car will not restart.

    As for the milky oil and the sludge under the oil-filler capo, that sounds unrelated but still serious. A blown head gasket can lead to this exact set of symptoms and it occurs when the engine’s coolant is allowed to mix with the oil (and vice-versa). Sometimes in these colder months (particularly in Tassie) it’s not uncommon to get a small amount of frothy, grey muck under the oil-filler cap, but not a huge amount. And if the oil on the dispstick is also covered in oil contaminated with coolant, then you’re looking at a new head gasket at a minimum.

    I’m not sure I agree that all modern Holdens were problematic, but the Epica, which was really a Daewoo (it was built in South Korea) with Holden badges, is definitely on the suspect-reliability list.

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  • Holden Epica 2009: Ignition not working

    As it is an intermittent problem it’s hard to be definitive, but I would suggest you look at the fuel system, and check for a faulty electrical connection that could affect the operation of the fuel pump or injectors.

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  • Holden Epica 2007: ABS problems?

    There was a recall on the Epica in 2012 to correct reduced brake performance and/or a spongy low brake pedal due to a sticky valve in the Electronic Brake Control Module.

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  • Should I change my Epica timing belt after 6 years?

    Change the belt as recommended at six years. Belts deteriorate with age as well as kilometres and you don't want to risk the damage that might occur to the engine should the belt fail.

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Holden Epica Fuel Consumption

The Holden Epica is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.6L/100km for Sedan /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2011 Sedan 7.6L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2011 Sedan 9.3L/100km 2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2010 Sedan 7.6L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2010 Sedan 9.3L/100km 2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2009 Sedan 7.6L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2009 Sedan 9.3L/100km 2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2008 Sedan 7.6L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2008 Sedan 8.2L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
2007 Sedan 8.2L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Holden Epica Pricing and Specs for 2011

Holden Epica Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Holden Epica varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $4,400 and going to $8,250 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2011 Sedan 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $4,400 $8,250
2010 Sedan 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $3,900 $7,370
2009 Sedan 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $2,000 $6,710
2008 Sedan 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $1,800 $6,380
2007 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $2,700 $5,610
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Holden Epica Dimensions

The dimensions of the Holden Epica Sedan vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2011 Sedan 1450x1810x4805 mm 175 mm
2010 Sedan 1450x1810x4805 mm 175 mm
2009 Sedan 1450x1810x4805 mm 175 mm
2008 Sedan 1450x1810x4805 mm 175 mm
2007 Sedan 1450x1810x4805 mm 175 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Epica Dimensions

Holden Epica Towing Capacity

The Holden Epica has maximum towing capacity of 1200kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2011 Sedan 1200kg 1200kg
2010 Sedan 1200kg 1200kg
2009 Sedan 1200kg 1200kg
2008 Sedan 1200kg 1200kg
2007 Sedan 1200kg 1200kg
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Holden Epica Wheel Size

The Holden Epica has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205x60 R16 for Sedan in 2011 with a wheel size that spans from 16x6 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2011 Sedan 205x60 R16 16x6 inches 205x60 R16 16x6 inches
2010 Sedan 205x60 R16 16x6 inches 205x60 R16 16x6 inches
2009 Sedan 205x60 R16 16x6 inches 205x60 R16 16x6 inches
2008 Sedan 205x60 R16 16x6 inches 205x60 R16 16x6 inches
2007 Sedan 205x60 R16 16x6 inches 205x60 R16 16x6 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Epica Wheel Sizes