1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 5.0 LG4 (305 Small Block) from North America
Dependable workhorse that's cheap to run!!
Brake lines rusted through.
Turn signal switch assembly behind the steering wheel.
Tilt steering mechanism.
Dash cracked from age.
I purchased this car for 500.00 in 2003 with 181K on the odometer. It was already suffering from severe rust through in the left rear trunk/wheel well area and surface rust here and there. Ugly was her name to be sure!!
It was roomy, and fast enough to be fun from a standing start, but not excessively so, and replacement parts and tires were CHEAP!!
The best part of owning this fine but dated machine was that I would not hesitate to take it through any amount of snow on the road. Throw in a few bags of sand in the trunk and this trusty machine with its narrow 14 inch tires would plow its way through anything the winter snowstorms in Ohio would send its way. I would travel 30 miles one way and not think twice about it. It was heavy and pushed down through the snow covered roads to allow the winter tires to bite. Gas mileage wasn't the best, but for the ability to go anywhere in any weather, a welcome trade off.
The saddest part was that it rusted so badly it was beyond my ability to repair without major funds being committed. I sold it to a guy who really wanted a Monte to modify for 400.00 in 2012. I miss my Monte, but replaced it with a 2014 Camaro V6 this year. My opinion, almost an updated Monte Carlo personal luxury coupe with a different model name. It was a dependable workhorse worth every bit of money I spent on it. Shame they are no longer made!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd November, 2018