1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo User Reviews

1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5

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"ride" 4 reviews
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Brandon writes:
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Looks Cool. Sounds Awesome and can do sweet burnouts and cookies.

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Its not to radical.

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Sweet Car And Everyone Watches U Goin Down The Street. — 305 TBI with a 700r4 tranny. out of a 91 caramo. Headers, Dual Exhaust, 2.73 Posi Trak I have gotten 24 mpg with it and 18 just beatin around. Dark blue interior with some Crush Velvet. Factory Bucket seats with a floor shift Currently preppin for a new paint job. Its goin to be a Dark Blue metallic. Parents are buyin me 16in torq thrust.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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skelator writes:
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5

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Handles great and comfy to drive

Cons

No cons

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Awesome Car — It is so easy to just cruise or swap a few parts and hit the track. Always turns heads and get thumbs up everywhere I go. Hope to pass it on to my daughter someday. Bug only when I out grow the fun lol.

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James writes:
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looks and power

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cost

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150000 — its a built car not stock. have a 454 thats being built to around 900 horsepower. amazing brakes great handeling not cost affective and have alot more in it then its worth but still awesome.cant wait for it to be done

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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DïnGo writes:
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nice performance in the most rare montecarlo

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nothing

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Rarest Montecarlo — 343hp, 4 speed saginaw transmission, t-tops, all powe kit, 0-60 in 5.7 seconds, the best thing of this car it's the aceleration, amazing driving and it's funny to smoke jerks on the road, the oly bad thing it's the fuel costs LOL

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jason writes:
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Fast, Fun

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Dont have it anymore

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1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo — My 78 monte carlo was a z34 model. It came with an aluminum trunk lid. To find a car form the 70's like that, ha good luck. Wish I still had her. It was definitaly one of my favorite cars to drive and to work on.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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John writes:
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its a classic

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alot of people dont understand old cars and just think its ugly

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Great Classic — rebuilt 355 motor, 4 10 rear end, new gauges, new paint job, new gas tank, new suspension, alum. drive shaft, and rebuilt turbo 350 trans. its been pretty much over hauled and im looking forward to getting to drive it

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Gabe writes:
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Lightweight, solid tank, good V8 power, great handling for a solid rear axle.

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Interior had bucket front seats.

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My 1978 Carlo - First Car — My first car. This is not a real pic of it, but mine looked much like this one. Mine was green however and needed some paint. I had the same wheels and rebuilt the car from the ground up, engine, tranny and suspension included (mechanically it was sound and hauled ass beating up on the poor good old Mustang GT 5.0 benchmarks of the day). It had the V8 with some upgrades so it was the same as an 85 Monte Carlo SS basically (but faster due to the upgrades).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Debbie writes:
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an absolute rush!!!

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nothing i love every inch of it!

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Monte Carlo.... Go Get One!! — wouldnt trade my monte for anything in the world.. Performance is outstanding with my 327 running under the hood. PRICELESS!!! Had my car for over 5 years, put alot of work into it, i couldnt ask for anything better.. MC BABY!!

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Brock writes:
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sounds sweet, has a great motor in it, S.B. 327

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cosmetic and electrical problems

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78 Monte — the electrical is completely messed up, first car i built, so its not amazing amazing, it sounds pretty sweet, interior is nice, exterior has a few minor cosmetic problems, gas mileage is low, its wicked fun to drive, it accelerates moderately, has s.b. 327 motor with 202 corvette heads (largest you can have)

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1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

Nice To Drive And It Turns Heads But Won't Pass A Gas Pump W/o Stopping. By blabonte

I like that it gets looks and is fun to drive. Alot of the Interior parts of a Chevelle also work on this car. Has lots of power but is also a very heavy car so not real fast on a track. Read More

Awesome Car! By cdkeleher

I love everything about this car. It has a 350 5.7 liter completely rebuilt with a little over 400 horsepower. All the bells and whistles were done when it was restored. Inside is very modern as well.... Read More

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1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

Labor Of Love By RemoWilliams

It took me and a friend 20 days a month for 7 months to do a mild frame on resto. Very rare and may be the last SS ever built, according to a letter from Gm and the vin number. Read More

Very Good Looking Smooth Running Ride. By MONTI71

Got a great deal on this, Cant wait for warmer weather to get this out and about. Need a headliner, and was possibly going to try to install myself. could use some advice there. Any words of encourage... Read More

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1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

Her Name Is Sadie By cruz1972

This is not your typical looking vintage Monte ,Engine ,Interior,Sound System tweeked but not over tweeked. Definitly an eye catcher what i like most about it is it is no weekend car i can start it up... Read More

Its Still A Head Turner! By Melbow14n

The Bench front seat...would be awesome with buckets instead. Like I said this isnt a very accurate review because my Monte Carlo has Hydraulics! So Im sure it would ride much better if it didnt have ... Read More

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1973 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

Cool Car, In Any Color. By Norm

Bought this from a buddy who worked at the Marina with me. It never gave me trouble, handled great, I even towed my race car with it. I drove it into the ground and sold it for parts. No regrets. GM c... Read More

73-77 A-bodies Are The Bomb By 73454monte

my first car was a 1975 monte in 1984. i have been hooked ever since. the body lines and the way it handles,makes this an awsome car.this is my first big block and would not trade it for anything Read More

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1974 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

Not The Best By Gm And The Chevy's Average Cruisers By 74MC

Love the look of the car bodystyles,it's big and durable can take a beating,it's a good cruiser or family car,fun to drive,but are known for being cold blooded and not dependable at times,but it gets ... Read More

Sexy Looking Classic Car But Not The Best By MONTEMAN74

Big, strong,safe classic chevy for a my mother to drive,but not the best GM built chevy there reliable and run perfect when new but become a pain to keep running known for being cold blooded,always ha... Read More

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