1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews - Page 2 of 6

1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.4L Automatic
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired178000 miles
Most recent distance187250 miles

Summary:

Great starter car, or for anyone

Faults:

Replaced Accelerator Cable.

Brakes.

Gas Tank Strap.

Counsel top in between the seats broke at the hinge.

Spark Plugs at 178,000ish.

Tansmission gone through, and new transmission fluid put in at about 180,000.

General Comments:

Handles awesome!

Comfortable, but not the greatest.

Its got a sporty look to it.

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

Review Date: 18th November, 2005

1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4 DOHC V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.4 DOHC V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 miles
Most recent distance103000 miles

Summary:

The '96 Monte Carlo Z34 performs very well, and also looks great inside and out

Faults:

At 100,000 miles my rear brakes had to be replaced.

One of the rear struts creates a knocking noise, but only if it hits a bump hard enough.

An O-ring in the motor started leaking oil down into the belt housing which caused quite a mess.

The little door on the center console broke and had to be fixed.

General Comments:

Even though these problems have occurred, it does have over 100,000 miles on it. Wear and tear happens.

The car is very quick off the line, but top end speed seems to be limited a bit.

If you know what you're doing you can throw the car into a corner very hard and it'll stick so easily it's like it's saying "Give me more".

The exhaust note is unique and quite cool in fact.

The exterior always turns heads wherever I go and the interior always makes passengers of mine jealous.

Not many of you will believe me, but I have on numerous occasions made owners of RS and Z28 Camaros, Trans Am Firebirds, and Gt Mustang owners quite surprised at how fast this little Monte Carlo will go from one redlight to the next.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2005

1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1 gasoline from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.1 gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired69631 miles
Most recent distance92238 miles
Previous carPontiac Sunbird

Summary:

Awesome reliable transportation with Excellent gas mileage

Faults:

Well, nothing that is really unexpected for a 9 year old car. However when I got it, a new heater core had to be installed.

General Comments:

This car has great power for such a little engine on such a big sized car.

Interior is probably one of the most comfortable 2 door car interiors I have ever traveled in.

This particular Monte Carlo has run through a HUGE puddle of water and the custom air intake caused it to take in water to the engine. However we flushed the the cylinders, changed the oil, put on 2 new spark plugs, and drained the gas tank, and the car came right out of it and has ran better than ever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st July, 2005

1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.0 from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 miles
Most recent distance93000 miles

Summary:

Great car with passenger issues

Faults:

Needed standard tune up at 90,000.

The passenger window will not roll up from the driver side, but will roll down.

The auto locks don't work on the passenger side.

A/C went out.

General Comments:

This car has shown great quality.

I love the MPG.

Driving it 500 miles and still have a little under a quarter of a tank was a pleaser.

It is peppy when it needs to be, Just needs a little R&R because it is getting to be nine years old.

I would defiantly buy another one if this one finally gives in, but I don't see that happening anytime soon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2005

1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 not sure from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission not sure Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.8 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance111000 miles
Previous carBuick Skylark

Summary:

Worst car ever made

Faults:

The week that I bought the car, the fuel injectors blew, then the water pump, then more fuel injectors, then the alternator, then the power windows, then the fuel injectors again! Then the transmission, now I am not sure what is wrong with it, the low coolant light keeps coming on and going off, the service engine light comes and goes, and half of my dash lights do not work, we checked the fuse, and that is not the problem. also my left turn signal will not work, the moon roof won't open and the windows never stay on track. the power seats are starting to not work, the blower on the heater makes strange noises, and the blind spots in the rear make it hard to see behind me.

General Comments:

I was raised in a Chevy family, but after seeing what this car put me through and that Chevrolet was not helping me with it, my family bought a Ford, and I will never buy Chevy again. Sad to say.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd December, 2004

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 22 reviews