1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 5.0L H.O. from North America
A death-wish to imports!!
When purchased the 4.3L V6 was shelled (got replaced with a real engine 5.0L).
Blew a transmission oil cooler line on the interstate.
Needed new weatherstripping around the doors.
New tires all around after buying it.
Speedometer ticks at speeds lower than 35mph (driving me insane too).
This car is a major blast to drive around. The 430hp 335 stroker provides tons of entertainment and power. It has outrun everything, but a state trooper (bet between me and a trooper off duty).
It 0-60's in a little over 4 seconds depending on conditions. Runs the 1/4 mile in upper 10's on street tires. (do the math and figure out how fast I run ;) )
The car has had an aftermarket stereo system put in it so it sounds better. The stock rims were taken off, thrown away and replaced with a set of Torq-Thrust mags off a Chevelle SS.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th August, 2004
20th Aug 2004, 10:42
0-60 in 4 seconds?
21st Aug 2004, 16:05
A death wish to imports? Yeah, maybe a stock Kia Rio. That's about it.
4th Sep 2004, 20:33
This thing wouldn't have a prayer if you raced my new 2004 civic. It's hot, it's red, & it'll dust you!!
3rd May 2005, 15:50
Are you sure you don't mean the SS model?
17th Jul 2005, 05:31
Since no one else noticed, he's talking about the hot motor he currently has in the car. No, he's not talking about an SS, that wussy 305 won't give anybody bragging rights.
Although I find it hard to believe he runs in the 10's.
A mechanic I sort of know has an 80's Monte LS, not an SS, and installed a 350 and built it mildly - I think it runs on pump gas. The guy he works for, who has run his own repair business for at least ten years, recently built a new shop, and has a race car, predicted it would break into the 12's on race tires. That motor probably has around 350 horsepower, give or take 20, since I don't know the motor specifics, and there's a very large gap between high 12's and 10's. Like, more than an 80 horsepower gap.
Also, unless the state troopers in his area have confiscated motorcycles, and that's the vehicle he's talking about..he's lying. Crown Vics and Impalas can run with pickups, and most SUV's, but probably nothing with at least 300 horsepower. The Vic has between 200 and 250 horsepower, and same for torque - with 3.22 gears, they've had a top speed of 130 out of all the years of production, and the Impala has even less power, the front wheel drive POS that it is.
19th Sep 2005, 10:28
He's right... i love montes... but 10's is a bit exaggerated...
10th Jul 2016, 07:54
10's??? Come on man...
10th Jul 2016, 12:28
What rear end ratio?