1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Landau 305 V8 from North America
Starter motor died, numerous brake fluid problems.
A 350 turbo transmission coupled with a 305 V8 is a nasty combination, even though the 305 is a low compression engine. With a Holley 4 carb and a dual exhaust, it would scream.
The car itself is absolutely beautiful... except mine was green, and this type of car needs to be either black or red to show its flanks and curves. I sold mine and bought an '88 Regal Custom which I also submitted a review for. And I still ask myself... WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?! In short, if you can find one of these, by all means grab it! I'd take one of these over the new 2000 Monte Carlo!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th January, 2000
You should have kept the car. I personally don't care for the look of the '78-'80, but older Monte Carlo's are the best. I've got a '76 Landau that is a beautiful ride (see my review for details if you want). I personally think the same as you, I'd take one of these over a '95-'02. They look better and are easier to maintain.
I think that you should kept it also. I have a 78 landau as well and it a beautiful car. I have not had any problems with it and has always been there for me. I have been made offers to sell it, but in my heart I could never let this car go.
I fell in Love with my '78 Monte Landau the first time I laid eyes on it. I can sit on the porch for hours staring at it. I picked it up from a kid who got it from an old lady who literally drove it to the church and supermarket. He sold it to me in a brief period of anger due to a very slight mechanical problem. It's "Camel Fur Bronze", with beige landau, beautiful, tan, crushed velvet interior, true custom dual exhaust, aluminum mag wheels, and a 305 V8 that purrs like a kitten. All original. Music to my ears. He has called me back trying to buy it back, but I told him he'd have to pry it from my cold dead fingers out of my grave. Todd E. Lincoln, NE.