1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1 from North America
Looks real good, but to costly of a car
Since 2001 I have replaced the head gasket.
Struts front and back.
Body rust by the gas tank door 3 times.
Transmission was just replaced.
Had the air conditioning condenser replaced today.
Ball joints were replaced.
Tie rods and stable arms replaced.
Brakes and rotors too many times.
The water pump was replaced.
Injectors replaced and they keep shorting out one by one.
At times car runs a little rough just enough to be annoying.
And too much more to remember.
This all comes to a total of $9660.57.
It is a nice looking car and gas mileage is good.
The diver seat is starting to look worn.
It is a car for a single person, not a family car. Only one cup holder in the car.
This is the first Chevy I have owned.
I have always owned Oldsmobile's six of them to be exact. Sorry they stopped making them.
The repairs did not come to one fourth of the cost of the Monte Carlo.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th April, 2006
15th Jul 2008, 12:32
I also have a 1997 Monte Carlo. Good looking car, nice to drive. The repairs are too many to list. A total of $12,500.00 since I bought it. Have to have the rust fixed by the gas tank door, this will be the 5th time. Now the service engine light is on and they can't find the leak for the code it is showing. It as gone back 4 times. I am waiting for a call to tell me they found it. This is the first Chevy I have owned. And the last one I will own. I all ways bought Oldsmobile's. Never spent money on repairs like this Chevy. Wish I had a Oldsmobile now...