1980 Chevrolet Monte Carlo User Reviews

1980 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 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: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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Littlefooler writes:
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5

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Power You Won't Believe

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No Gas Mileage at all about 10 MPG

Littlefooler
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You Can Cruise But You Can't Travel — Originally this car was a V-6, a school kids car, but that kid let it sit and got covered with leaves, snow and dirt, when I decided to rescue it and then put a 454 CID Eng on Steroids, among other power additives, Lil Monte is a real Ground Grabber, and is sort of a sleeper, but you don't want to awaken Mighty Mouse to put on a Gun Show wooo-weeee so much fun to leave people behind a True Street Machine.

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

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fatdaddy writes:
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fatdaddy
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Getto Superstar — I got my Monte Carlo when I was 15 years old, 3 engines 6 trans,5 rear ends, 2 complete color changes, 4 different sets of rims, interior swap & numerous upgrades and I love it more than ever. These cars have a attitude about them that very few cars have. Kind of like a pretty girl that is a kickboxer or something. Most people like the chevelle's,camero's,bel air's but hell there are 10 million of those out there. I wish their was parts out there for them though, that is the only thing that sucks about them.

Owner for 11 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:500

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Loads Of Fun — have owned the car since 1989 sold it(oups)in 96 and luckily bought it back in 2000.put in all of the best there is,and now just appreciate it.tried it on an eight mile and did a 6 sec61.drive it every day that i can,depending on the weather.I live in quebec so i have a winter with damn snow!!!!!!!hi to all montecarlo owners!

Owner for 15 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:1,000

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RyanNorth writes:
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3

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Fast

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Rust

RyanNorth
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Rust Bucket — Check the floor boards, great place for rust on this car. Im sure there are others out there in better shape than this one. Lots of space to work in the motor. Old. out dated. never seen one as bad as this. Hope yours is better

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

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Jacob writes:
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Loud powerful and stylish

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Brakes Go out easily..

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Awesome Car To Bad They Don't Make Them Anymore But It Is Great — Well the car was siting for 5yrs sense the brakes went out, but this summer me and a friend started working on it a little by little, first the front brakes then the back brakes. Then after those we had to replace one Brake line. After that we replaced all the spark plugs then one belt and the engine coolants hose. After that we replaced 3 of the lights new plates and tags cleaned the interior did some work in there myself. Now we need to drive it too a shop and see why the drivers back brake is leaking, were also getting an oil change. But the car runs great on 5yr old gas we really need to get rid, it also needs the radio fixed and the the Old AC juice sucked out... but other wise its a great car. it also has a 305 engine in it. the engine was replaced in the 90s after my sister blew it up.. so they put a 305 in it.. so basically a new engine.

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

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Derek writes:
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Comfy Ride, Nice Power, Good Sounding Exhaust

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Its a work in progress, so its constantly being worked on

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My First Car So I Love It, Alot Of Work Went/is Going Into This Car — Under the Hood: - sbc 350, 600 cfm edelbrock carb, flowtech raptor mufflers, headman headers, mild comp cam, Body and Frame: - only a couple tiny rust spots on the rear quarter pannel. dented rear quarter pannel, scraped metal by the head light/front quarter pannel. Frame is solid, no rust at all. - 4 new shocks and 4 new coil springs Stock interior, hoping to put some bucket seats in and get rid of the column shifter. Only thing left to do is get my carb. adjusted and make sure its hooked up right, and get the car painted.

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

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Dan writes:
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quick

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Its My 500 Dollar Rolling Chassis Alive — 1980 monte carlo originally a v-6 now has second 350 which is a 1978 motor stock with edelbrock intake holley 650 pete jackson timing gears hooker super comp headers and soon to be sporting a lunati voodoo cam valve springs high volume oil pump elec fan and a mallory distributor before hittin the road once again

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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

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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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