Lady Killer in Red, Cool first car, Suprisingly no problems (yet)
In spite of what people are saying about this car on this site, I have not have had a single problem.
The brakes have always been a little spongy, but I've gotten used to them, and it's no longer a concern.
This is my first car. I bought it for $3,500. The person I bought it off of took excellent condition. He bought it brand new and he wrote everything down in a little notebook that he ever did to the car.
I love the power of this car. Passing power is superb. I love the subtle growl from the dual exhaust. The handling is also good. Through corners, it stays well planted with little body lean.
The interior is nice. The vinyl on the passengers side of the center console is beginning to peel. The seats are really comfortable, but I wish they had more side bolsters to keep you in place during hard cornering. This car would be absolutely perfect with a sunroof.
Good sound quality from the factory system. Suprisingly good quality from the tape deck (I use a cassette adaptor to listen to my iPod).
The engine compartment is crowded, to say the least. I hope I never have to replace the rear 3 spark plugs. I heard you have to tilt the whole engine forward just to get to them? That's brilliant engineering right there!!
Nevertheless, I feel like a million bucks in my bright red Monte Carlo! I get stares all the time. Take care of your Monte, and it will take care of you.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd August, 2008