1980 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review

1980 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3.8 V6 from North America

Model year1980
Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1980
Most recent year of ownership1989
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carFord Pinto


I was like good lovin'!!!


The only problem that I had with my Monte Carlo, was the leakage of oil, and the costly amount of money I had to pay on the timing chain. But, for the most part... I have no other complaints about this vehicle.

General Comments:

This was the first brand new car that I purchased. As a 20 year old I was very pleased with it.

It was well equipped for an 80 Monte. It had power windows, power door locks, power driver seat, am-fm stereo cassette, bucket seats, floor mounted shifter, and many more options not usually found on Monte Carlo's of this era.

The 3.8 V6 was smooth and quiet. It was classy and efficient enough for me!!! That... I can appreciate about my Monte Carlo.

Overall I was very satisfied with this car and it's performance. I've been a Chevy fan ever since.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2007

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review