1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews - Page 3 of 14

1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z24 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.0 / 10
Distance when acquired103000 miles
Most recent distance106000 miles

Summary:

Good Car For The Money

Faults:

This car has been a good car with only a few repairs needed, but I keep having a problem with starting it. I put the key in the ignition, turn it, and nothing. I had the key replaced once and it seemed to help, but it has started to do it again. The new key is only 6 months old. Does anyone else have this problem? How did you correct it? Do I need a new ignition and not just a key?

General Comments:

Good car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2007

3rd Apr 2007, 18:03

I have had my car for a year and 2 month and I love it. my car did the same thing 3 times and I just take the key out and wait a few minute and it starts right up. I don't think its the key.

1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.0L from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance118000 miles
Previous carFord Thunderbird

Summary:

Dependable, even when smashed!!

Faults:

For the time I had the car, besides regular maintenance, nothing more had to be done with the car.

Unfortunately (and I had to learn this the hard way) this is commonly called a crumple car by tow men. In even the slightest of bumps or most minor of accidents, there is a lot of structural and cosmetic work that has to be done.

General Comments:

The reason I no longer have this car is because my boyfriend crashed it into a railroad pole while when attempting to stop over new snow. The front end was shaped like a "V". But we started just for fun in -5 degree weather, with the radiator smashed into the engine, and it still STARTED!!!

Although it doesn't sound like it, this car handles great with new tires. he he.

This car is comfortable and easy to drive, I just wish it had more torque.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th March, 2006

1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z-34 EFI from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission EFI Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance210000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

I love my Monte even with all the work

Faults:

Power seat does not work.

Top of rear leather seat is splitting in the middle.

Driver's window does not go up tight.

There is one rust blemish just below the fuel door, which is common for many Chev models.

Brakes are not very good and goes through rotors like crazy.

Water pump replaced.

Replaced 1 rear strut mount replaced.

Both front wheel hub assemblies replaced.

Replaced 1 ball joint replaced.

Signal switch replaced as it caused the brake lights not to work.

Had to replace a coolant hose that goes around to the back of the motor. That was a pain to get at.

Replaced 1 tie rod.

Replaced plugs and wires at great expense and time.

Replaced both mufflers.

General Comments:

This car is quick, comfortable and fun to drive.

However if you cannot fix it yourself it will cost you serious money to keep on the road.

The car does not hold it's value, so I picked it up cheap and have done all the work myself. The only expensive things were the wires and the signal switch.

All work on the 3.4 is labour intensive. Strong, powerful drive-train, but preventative maintenance needs to be kept up or it will fail.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th November, 2005

28th Apr 2006, 12:33

I have now done the alternator twice first one was faulty and had to be replaced 3 weeks later. Ball joint on the other side. Another set of rotors. I have found buying good pads and replacing the rotors with cheap ones ($25 each CDN) every 6 months is the best way to make this car stop. They are infamous for not stopping. The inlet casting for the coolant split, had to be replaced $30 part. No too much else to report on this thing. Going in for paint next month.

1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4 DOHC from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.4 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Monte Carlo

Summary:

I loved the car and I am going to buy another one

Faults:

I had to replace the plugs and that was quite expensive and required a good amount of work. The heat hand did not work and the car ran hot on me one day and the engine shut off and that messed up the head.

General Comments:

I loved my car because it was fast and handled wonderfully. It had excellent start off speed and top speed. I got my Monte Carlo up to 135 on the interstate.

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

Review Date: 9th November, 2005

18th Nov 2005, 18:23

I agree with your ratings, very sporty and reliable car. Mine is also a 95 Z34 very fast and handles excellent with plenty of room for five adults. I would highly recommend this car and would own another in a heart beat.

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