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1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z 34 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired9000 miles
Most recent distance217784 miles
Previous carBuick Century

Summary:

A wonderful car to own.

Faults:

My alternator went at 80,000 miles.

The timing belt went at 100,000 miles.

Driver side power window has to be pushed back in order for it to go up.

Center console plastic lid broke a while ago.

Passenger side window sill area, the paint is starting to peel off.

I do have an oil leak. I am not sure where though, but, I have to add one quart of oil a week. I have been keeping up with that for at least 2 years.

I replaced both of my headlights within a few weeks apart at around 125,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car is super sporty for me.

It handles very well in any type of weather.

It seems to avoid accidents.

Very roomy and comfortable for long trips.

The car is a gas guzzler, but, it has been getting me around without a problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th February, 2003

1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.1L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance108000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Lumina

Summary:

A sleek bodied car, to be seen in

Faults:

Air conditioning quit in summer of 2002.

Center console lid broke.

Doors are very hard to open from inside the car.

Automatic locks, lock, then won't unlock, until you use the key, on the outside.

Rear Defroster wasn't working when I bought the car.

Inside of trunk, leaks water somewhere.

Have to watch how I take my keys out of my pocket, sometimes I bump the remote entry button, and the trunk opens up, even when I am in the house.

On a cold day, you start it up, and it races to 2500 rpm, then if you put it into gear, it idles down to 2000, and a couple times more, it goes down to idle. I can understand 1000 rpm, but 2500 sounds like the engine is coming apart.

Brakes squeal badly, especially after it rains.

Seating lays so low, I have hard time getting in, and out.

Mirror, on windshield fell off for no practical reason.

Long hood, seems to drop off too soon. Hard to distinguish distance.

Low profile tires, make for a hard ride.

General Comments:

The car really runs well, takes off good.

Handles real well, in all sorts of weather.

Sleek body lines, makes for racy look.

Alloy wheels, rear spoiler, and bra, really sets these cars off.

Enjoy bucket seats, and center console.

Console mounted automatic transmission shifter, makes it feel something like a race car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 2002

20th Sep 2003, 22:01

OK. First of all, taking the keys out of your pocket, that is nothing wrong with the car, its your own fault and klutziness when that happens. All breaks wear out eventually, replace them and quit complaining. And the tires isn't something wrong with the car either, quit complaining and get different ones.

1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.4 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

A keeper if you find a good one

Faults:

The timing belt had to be replaced at 50,000 miles.

Compressor for a/c was always problematic. Dealer in Bethesda Maryland refused to identify the problem. New York shop identified it *AFTER* warranty had expired.

Cheap plastic reminds me of my 1968 AMC Javelin (Loved that car too).

General Comments:

Have had the car for 7 years and will keep it until it become unservicable, until I drive it into the ground.

3.4 liter engine provides so much power that it reminds me of the V8 pony car I had in high school.

Very comfortable seating and smooth ride. Handling a little soft, but an excellent highway cruiser. Engine a bit noisy. Good stereo, heat, power accessories.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th October, 2002

1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

This car gives me more headaches then my last girlfriend

Faults:

It would be easier to list what hasn't gone wrong with this car. I've replaced or need to replace most drive line and suspension parts. The worst part is the replacement parts are not only hard to find - they are very expensive.

General Comments:

In theory, this should be a very nice car, but it's too expensive and unreliable in the real world.

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

Review Date: 28th October, 2002

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 49 reviews