Chevrolet Monza Review from UK and Ireland

1979 Chevrolet Monza 151 Iron Duke

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership1994
Engine and transmission 151 Iron Duke Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10
Distance when acquired154000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres


My true opinion is unprintable


Gear selector would frequently engage two gears at once.

Fuel tank leaked.

Door locks often hard to open.

Speedometer failed.

Rev counter failed.

Coil broke down.

General Comments:

It was a dreadful car, noisy, uncomfortable, unreliable and uninspiring to drive.

Chevrolet's answer to the MGB GT perhaps?.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2008

28th Aug 2008, 08:42

It was old, beat & used up - what did you expect, a Bentley?

4th Jan 2009, 00:38

2 gears at once? I'm afraid that's quite impossible. The laygear can only be running on one gear at a time.

19th Jul 2011, 09:01

Not so. Maybe with a single rail selector. Multi rail selectors can and do fail to disengage one gear before another is selected. I wasn't the only one this happened to, nor is the Monza the only model it applies to.

Average review marks: 4.3 / 10, based on 1 review