2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8 supercharged from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.8 supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired139000 miles
Most recent distance169000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Beretta

Summary:

This is seriously the best machine I've ever owned

Faults:

The security light started coming on at 145,000 miles. If I tried to start it, it wouldn't turn over. I would have to wait about 5 minutes with the key on then it would start. This eventually led to having the ignition replaced. Why? I still don't know. Never had another problem out of it, though.

My alternator went out at 160,000 miles. This caused all the electronics on it to go berserk until I got it home.

The passenger side window switch is going out on it, since just recently.

The passenger side heated seat has quit working on it just recently. Haven't had a chance to get it fixed yet.

General Comments:

This car's performance is certainly top of the line. It has a supercharger, and when you call on it, you got it. Very fast ride! I tend to push a car to its limit, but this one is nearly unlimited on power. Going uphill, I keep gaining speed. It gives all that I want and then some. Love it!

It is a SS, so all the powertrain and undercarriage is heavy duty compared to the average models.

It has traction control. Very good on wet and snowy roads. It handles like a charm on curves.

Considering that it's a 3800 V6 supercharged, I think the gas mileage is great. I get 26 mpg, no matter how I drive it.

It is fully loaded with all the extras. Having On Star and XM Satellite Radio is just a couple advantage points. Very nice options. Black on black, leather seats, heated leather.

Like I said earlier, it is the Dale Earnhart 'Intimidator' edition. This makes it super sharp. The headrests are imprinted with Dale silhouette and the #3. Below the speedometer has his signature. On the passenger side dash has 'Intimidator'. When you open the door, it has 'Intimidator' enscribed on the long black strip at the bottom. On the back of the car is also an 'Intimidator' emblem.

For the miles that's on it, it is a great car. I would definitely buy another Monte Carlo SS.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th May, 2010

2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 kilometres
Most recent distance5500 kilometres
Previous carNissan 100NX

Summary:

A beautiful machine!

Faults:

No major faults!

I was not impressed by how some of the plastic parts were not fitted properly. For example, there were jagged seams on the interior door locks which looked as if the excess plastic from the mold injection process hadn't been trimmed away.

General Comments:

This was a 2-day rental.

I was very impressed with this car's performance. It was peppy, quiet and handled beautifully.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th October, 2004

7th Jun 2009, 22:29

Was it the LS, LT or SS you are talking about?

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews