1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L from North America
Lot of space, too many repairs, not worth it
Shortly after buying the car, the timing belt went out. Had bought an extended warranty, but the warranty company wouldn't pay for it- said that timing belt has to be changed at 67,000 miles... that was before we even owed it. Dealer fixed it for free because of the discrepancies.
Two months after that, it went out again! Should have been a sign. That was a $1000 to fix.
Four months after that the intake gasket blew. That was another $1000.
Six months after that the alternator broke. Had it tested was told that it was internally short circuiting. We replaced it ourselves. What a pain. Had to take the wheel well apart and the tire off. Too much work for such a small part.
Ever since we bought it, some days you will go to start the car and it will do nothing. This is the most common when it is hot outside. Keep turning the key and about the 15th time it will start like nothing was wrong.
Cheap plastic. The center console broke.
The carpet piece on the doors peels off to easily.
The rear defrost button is a pain to turn on.
Cannot find the horn.
The hood of the car is loosing its shine. The glossy finish is wearing off.
The car has good pick up and go.
Nice sounding exhaust.
Spacious back seat.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th October, 2002
10th Mar 2003, 10:58
I have a 1996 Monte Carlo, this is the most expensive maintenance vehicle I have ever owned. The timing belt just went on it with only 58,000 miles. I am expecting about a $2000 (Cdn) bill for repairs. As soon as it is fixed I am getting rid of it.
The car has great back seats if you don't take off a body part with the heavy door closing back in on you.. my kids have had a few bruises because of this.
I personally would not invest/waste any more money on this car.