24th Sep 2012, 15:57
For your own safety and that of others, you should either repair this car to an acceptable standard, or put it out of its misery.
I don't know what kind of vehicle testing you have over there, but the car you have described would never be road legal in the UK.
25th Sep 2012, 20:17
The Monte Carlo is also a great car, and you're right about the 305. Mine ran for years with incredibly low oil pressure. Have fun with the old girl!
To clear some things up though.
The rust issues were not seriously threatening to the structural integrity of the car, and most of the ones my car had are typical of 30+ year old second gen F-bodies. My review was supposed to be a little tongue in cheek, because however much I love the car, it did have issues that needed addressing. Currently the car is retired in my garage, and won't leave until it is solid and roadworthy.
16th Nov 2012, 13:17
I have been to the UK, and that's not totally true. Most cars over there that I saw were not worth the time to fix, let alone be on the road. The cars were either 4 bangers or taxi looking cars, rusted to the hilt.
3rd Mar 2018, 08:41
Due to the previous comment, I spent the last 6 years replacing every piece of sheet metal, glass, weatherstripping, lights, wiring, rebuilt the axle, replaced the drivetrain, and rebuilt the suspension like I said I would. It is just the way it should have been and it is still a fantastic car. I don't know what kind of cars they have over there in the UK, but I can guarantee they don't make them like this. Oh, and you probably have never owned a vintage vehicle or done any repairs yourself. I hope the Europeans keep driving their disposable, gas pinching, trash cans so I have more gas to put in mine, since I earned it the hard way and I can enjoy mine the way it was meant to be. Open roads, free of people that say it smells bad, we don't eat meat here, and your music sucks. Whatever. My Camaro will outlive both of us, and hopefully see a day when people can eat meat without being ashamed of themselves for not being vegan and blast Ronnie James Dio til the car returns to the earth naturally due to rust. May they both rust in peace.
3rd Mar 2018, 18:49
Not to defend the UK guy, but the car as described in your review five years ago, honestly, sounds like a complete... piece of crap. You could have easily bought an example in much better condition for far less than what you spent replacing all that sheet metal and overhauling the drivetrain and stuff.
Should have sold it to one of those dupes who "offered to buy it on the spot"!