1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo User Reviews

1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 22 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"intake" 3 reviews
"plug" 3 reviews
"in snow" 2 reviews

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ToplessCruiser writes:
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr LS Coupe Review
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5

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Because this car was maintained since new it has been an excellent value.  It has cost me under $12K to maintain over the last 93K miles.  Still rides nice and gets over 25 mpg.

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Showing its age, so now it's the winter car.  The back seat is not easy to get out of, so this is not a family car.  This model tends to rot on the rear quarter panels.

ToplessCruiser
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Maintain Your Car And It Will Last. — I have been very satisfied with this car. Because this car was maintained since new it has been an excellent value. It has cost me under $12K to maintain over the last 93K miles (including oil, tires, brakes, etc.). That works out to under 8 cents per mile plus gas! Still rides nice and gets over 25 mpg. Showing its age, so now it's the winter car. The back seat is not easy to get out of, so this is not a family car. This model tends to rot on the rear quarter panels, especially the driver side,.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nathan writes:
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr Z34 Coupe Review
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Quick, handles very well, and rides like a dream.

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Low quality steel used in body panel construction. 3.5hr spark plug job.

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If You Dont Mind Painstaking And Expensive Upkeeps, This Monte May Be For You — This car has a great ride and handles beautifully. The stock stereo is ample but true music lovers will opt for all after market components. Ive installed a jvc head unit, a 400 watt jenson 4 channel amp, powering sony 4.5 in the doors and jenson 6x9 in the rear deck. That proved to be a drastic improvement. Overall its a good car. The 3.4 dohc v6 produces 215bhp but with minor air duct modifications, 5-10hp gains are not uncommon.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr LS Coupe Review
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4

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awesome car!

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amounts of gears in the transmission

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Really Good Car — overall its a really good car wish they had a 5 spd or 6 spd auto in these back then other than that no negatives. it has a decent amount of power when needed and it handles corners pretty good and the front seats are really comfortable

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jessica writes:
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr LS Coupe Review
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4

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its mine

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its a 2 door and it doesn't handle very well in the snow, and its an older car

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Overall Not Bad — overall a pretty good car and not bad for a college student, just wishing it wasn't so old and wasn't getting rust on the body. Works for getting from point A to point B. Don't get too bad of gas milage considering I have a lead foot.

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Brycie writes:
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr Z34 Coupe Review
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has the same styling as the lumina, so parts are abundant. large interior room, and loads of luxury features9that were not standard in 1996) has buttons on the steering wheel... and the same stereo as the 2001 GMC sierra lol

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it has the same styling as the lumina, and the car has a rev limiter. long front & rear overhang, and long wheelbase... not the montecarlo that i expected to drive

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My Mothers Car — average performance, has a rev limiter of 4000, and the interior is quite large. very big car as well, and the 3.4l is a touch noisy for the usage of it. (even though i know it is a Z34) quite slow of the start, but grabs after 2000 rpm, and picks up quicker... not the best rendition of the famed montecarlo, but its a car...

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Larry writes:
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr LS Coupe Review
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It's a chevy

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Has no power

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Ok — This vehicle does ok on MPG but lacks the horse power. Other than it needs more horse power it's a very good and reliable vehicle. The ride is nice and smooth. At high speed it might need to be a little tighter. It like to start floating at about 110 MPA.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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puto69 writes:
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the ride

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none

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Spacious Vehicle — very nice vehicle thatll last for ever. just right for the right person. thought i could find a better car ,but when i found this car with low mileage. i said its a winner. hope whoever gets a monte keeps it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Renee writes:
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr LS Coupe Review
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very cute and sounds very nice

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not good in the now without snow tired

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Its To Bad For A First Car Especialy With The Looks — its a very cut car. with snow tires it is not to bad in the snow. also sounds great when you test it ;). Ive had to put a little work into it because it has alot of miles on it.

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

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Ally writes:
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has a nice kick to it, nice look for a 90s car, runs very efficiently and smoothly

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rust, covered up

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Love It — it's my baby, my first car. Granted it's an older car but it runs very well for its age. It's needed very few repairs and they were cheap. No unwanted noise. I like the overall look of the car, esp. the tint (: gas mileage is what is expected, and it's a nice car to drive overall because you really don't see many of these anymore... especially this well-taken-care-of.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jacob writes:
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The older model of the Monte's

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Great Car — Great Car. I havent had a problem with it since ive had it. Great on gas, cheap parts, is able to go when floored in cases. Since it is a older car it needs struts for a comfort ride. Hope this car lasts for many years.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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