2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews - Page 3 of 3

2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 2.3 from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.3 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired25 miles
Most recent distance50500 miles
Previous carMercury Cougar

Summary:

The Monte Carlo is a good looking practical car

Faults:

The brake rotors and pads had to be replaced at 50,000 miles. This is partially due to the rotors being exposed to a lot of road salt and other elements.

The fake leather on the door interior tears easily. There are several small nicks.

General Comments:

This has been a very comfortable and reliable car for me. The car has never broke down and the only major work I've had done was the brakes.

The suspension and factory Goodyear tires still have a lot of life left. (at 50,000)

The car is not as fast as it looks, but is still reasonably quick and gets over 30 MPG on the highway.

The factory XM radio is very nice, although it does cut out a lot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd August, 2005

2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4 Ltr V6 from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.4 Ltr V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance41000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

Well worth the money!

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with it yet! I maybe need a transmission flush, but that's it.

General Comments:

I absolutely love this car! I have wanted a Monte Carlo since I was 16 and now own one! I will never go back!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd December, 2004

2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.4L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance58000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Monte Carlo

Summary:

I love this Monte Carlo!

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with my car.

Except that I had to change brakes at 10,000, and the brakes and rotors, both at about 50,000 miles.

General Comments:

I love my chevy car and I will keep it until it won't start or move any more.

The brakes are squealing again and I need to check them out because they never did this before. I like this car better than my older Monte Carlo!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2004

30th Jan 2005, 19:31

Put ceramic pads on it and the squealing will stop. Spend the extra money. It is worth it. Change them yourself. It is not that difficult.

27th Apr 2008, 18:29

I, too, put Cerami Stop pads on my car and that squeal is gone!

2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.4L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired320 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles
Previous carGMC Jimmy

Summary:

Great price for a great car!

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the car yet except for the brakes which make the car shake when braking at high speeds.

Also, when I start the car, it takes a couple of seconds for it to turn over.

General Comments:

My Monte Carlo is the best car I have ever owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2004

23rd Jul 2010, 22:19

Shaking when braking at high speed is common and easy to fix. You can see if someone can turn your rotors, or just buy new ones. They aren't that expensive.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 11 reviews