1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews - Page 3 of 7

1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Luxury Sport 5.0 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1986
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance113000 miles

Summary:

I love this car and would get another just like it brand new if I could

Faults:

Had to replace the head liner a few years ago. After that the sun visors would keep falling after every bump in the road. The power antenna stopped working about 7 years ago (1997), so I had a manual retractable one put in. And the only time I have ever been stuck or have had to have the car towed is when a shock broke!

General Comments:

I have owned this car since it was new. My parents got it for me when I turned 16 and got my license. It is triple midnight blue, fully loaded (except the T-tops), full of power and just a pretty car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th June, 2004

11th Oct 2004, 07:18

I have a 1986 Monte Carlo LS in excellent shape with 100K miles on it that I would like to sell. Runs great and has been stored in winter since I have owned it.

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1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Sports Coupe 4.6 Gasaline from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.6 Gasaline Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired112000 miles
Most recent distance132000 miles
Previous carCadillac Cimarron

Summary:

A nice looking car that is reliable and cheap to repair

Faults:

When I bought the car it had a leak in the gas tank.

Lost reverse during the summer of 2003, at about 128000 miles.

Neither outside door handles work as of current.

Changed Power Steering pump at about 125000.

Water Pump went bad at about 120000.

General Comments:

This car was very good to me for the two years I have had her.

The engine runs like a champ. At its age I was getting upper 17 second runs at the drag races. Not bad for a V6 in such a heavy car.

I was sort of disapointed when the reverse clutch went out in the automatic transmission without warning.

I was going to get the reverse fixed until my doors broke. Then I decided it was time to move on. My next car will be a BMW 325. I will just have to wait and see how it works out.

All in all. This car was a very reliable, quick car. It got me from point a to b and back again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st April, 2004

3rd Feb 2006, 00:14

U sure it wasn't a v-8 because they ran 17's stock I highly doubt that a v-6 could do the same.

1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 4bbl 305 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4bbl 305 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired141685 miles
Most recent distance151368 miles

Summary:

A perfect car for a young kid who wants to show off

Faults:

Gas tank had a leak.

Front and rear bumper have some minor damage from fender benders.

Valve on 7th cylinder got stuck at 145000 miles.

Speedometer varies at high speeds.

Exhaust needed to be replaced.

Rear end and transmission replaced at 146000 miles.

Radiator and water pump needed to be replaced.

A lot of sets of rear tires (must be faulty tires)

All new suspension needed at 145000 miles.

Other than that a good reliable car.

General Comments:

For being my first car this car is perfect. It has enough power to sit in one spot and burn off a set of rear tires. As for speed and acceleration I have been clocked at up wards of 134 mph and I can do 0-60 in just under 6 seconds and the 1/4 mile in 16.14452 seconds. This car is very comfortable in the interior and has enough room to sit 6 of my friends are comfortable, and thanks to the t-tops is very fun to drive in the summer with my Cd's blaring from the fairly decent stock stereo system. The car has a nice rumble sound to it at idle and low RPM due to the V-8 and it screams all the way up to a 4700 RPM red line which isn't bad for a V-8. With the new crank that I have installed the car is putting out 220 hp to the flywheel and about 175 to the rear end. This car is perfect all around for a first car, it is tough and it can outrun most of your friend cars the only let down is the low 12mpg which is not easy to afford on a 17 year olds budget. And to top it all off there is no substitute for an American built car with a V-8.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2004

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 19 reviews