1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews - Page 9 of 14

1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.4 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Most recent distance164000 kilometres
Previous carPlymouth Laser

Summary:

Excellent buy

Faults:

During startup, the engine revs to 2000 rpm's and then returns to regular idle. After warming it will start to idle erratically. Center console lid broke. Passengers window fell off track.

General Comments:

Car handles well and is very quick.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th August, 2003

26th Feb 2005, 20:34

Poor idling when the engine is warm... you should try replacing your oxygen sensor.

28th Feb 2006, 18:02

My car was doing the same thing except it would go up to about 3500 rpm then almost die, so my situation was worse, so I took it down to the local service center, who happens to be a friend of the familt, said that it was the lower intake manifold gasket that was leaking, so he replaced that and when I got it back it idled like a brand new car.

1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 6 cylinder 3.4L DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder 3.4L DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired42500 kilometres
Most recent distance44000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

A poor man's luxury sport car

Faults:

I got ran into the second day I owned it. Just a little bump, which translated into a free bumper paint job. No other problems since I've owned it.

General Comments:

This car is a dream. It looks great, drives better, and sounds the best. My car is basically stock with only the tape deck upgraded to a CD player. I love the interior layout, and all the storage compartments. Seats are very comfortable, and the trunk is quite large. This is the only car I've ever owned, where I find myself just going outside to sit and look at it. It has a subtle yet aggressive stance, and reminds me a bit of a shark. Oh yeah! I love my Monte.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2003

1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z-34 3.4L DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.4L DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance236000 miles
Previous carJeep Wrangler

Summary:

Best car I have owned

Faults:

The most reoccurring problem I have with the car is that the brakes need constant attention, but I do put allot of miles on the car so that is understandable.

I have replaces the transmission at 199,000 miles. I purchased a used transmission for $800. I have replaced the cam seals, all of them since it is impossible to know which seal is bad. That process requires a J-tool.

I have replaced the gaskets between the engine block and the cam boxes, again this requires the J-tool. When this occurred it leaked oil into the spark plug holes and resulted in having to replace the wires also, $85.

Current problems at 236,000 miles are a window motor passenger side I haven't priced out yet, a leak on the plenum gasket, which I believe is giving me a code on one of my solenoids. In the time I have owned the car I have roughly $950 in parts for repairs. Not counting the things that I haven't got too yet, such and the window motor and whether or not the solenoid pack needs to be replaced with I believe is around $140 for the pack.

General Comments:

I really like the way this car drives, it is comfortable and roomy. It handles very nice once I replaced the Goodyear eagle tires, those had a tendency to hydro plane in the rain. The body has held up nice for the climate where I live and I am just starting to see signs of rust. The leather on the drivers seat has ripped, but that I can contribute to age and wear as the rest of the leather is just fine in the car. For the use I have had out of this car and the cost of maintaining the car I can say this is the best car I have ever owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th May, 2003

1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.1L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired23 miles
Most recent distance157000 miles

Summary:

Luxury and performance powerhouse

Faults:

Transmission replacement at 80,000 and 160,000 miles.

General Comments:

For the most part, this has been a very good car. It has been very dependable and inexpensive to run on a daily basis. Maintenance costs are cheap when there is a need for repair. Performance is awesome, great acceleration and speed. Seats are comfortable and interior is nicely equipped.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd April, 2003

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