"I love my car. Although the seats require a certain type of cover due to the seat belts and there is only one cup holder within the entire vehicle, I enjoy driving and owning my Monte Carlo. The turn signal broke, and when I had gotten it fixed the right turn signal sometimes doesn't stay in place. But other than that it get's great mileage, goes super fast, and even though it's from 1996, it's still a sexy looking car. ;)"
"bought in 1999, soon turned into a money pit. Had to replace engine gaskets which cost a fortune in labor. Brake lines rusted out. ABS went out years ago and not worth the cost to get fixed. Rear view mirror fell off several times. A/c went out and hasn't been the same since. Radiator went out recently, alternator not long before that. One window won't work. I expect thing to happen as a car gets older but not this much."
"I have a 98 Monte Carlo Z34 that I traded an almost new 99 Cavalier for. Got it with 26,000 miles on it and it now has over 250,000. Top of engine rebuilt, and still driving it. Transmission slips a bit in overdrive, but the rest are good. Drive it everywhere still. Paint starting to peel. Has been a great car. Totally comfortable, roomy. I still love it. Plan to keep it till it dies. Sincerely, Becca"
"This is a great first car. Now with that said it is nothing more than that.nothing to special with this car. It is fun to drive and listen to the engine purr through the stock dual tips. I did not have this problem but supposed they have a bad alternator belt but mine is fine. Don't be fooled by other peoples opinions. This is a great first car, doing some research before I bought it people said that it had 16mpg I can get 20 out of it driving aggressively and 23 to 24 driving conservatively. Now since I am 16 I have hit some things; this car is super tough, I accidentally rear ended one of my buddies( who has a ford explorer) because I thought he went so I went. Anyway the only damage I got was my headlight tilted up and a couple of paint marks with a small dent that I didn't notice at first. Now he got a pretty big dent in his rear bumper. The headlight bent back into place and I haven't tried to get the paint off because it is 15 degrees where I live. Also owning this car I had to replace rear brakes and rotors all together they cost just over $100 when my moms Buick Teraza cost just under $200. This is a great first car"
Pros: "smooth ride fun to drive 24mpg and beautiful look."
Cons: "heavy doors, fairly wide turns."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"i have been driving this car for about 4 years and its been in my parent's possession for nearly 8 years. i love the way it drives and how smooth it is but this is a longer car so it cant turn very sharp. this car is generally very reliable other than a few issues such as; broken ac compressor, malfunctioning rev limiter(when in park it cuts out at 4k rpm), and a bad window motor. this does not include the issues the previous owner may have had (which i belive were very few if any)"