1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo User Reviews

1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 21 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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"fuel economy" 6 reviews
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"power" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"intake" 3 reviews
"plug" 3 reviews
"in snow" 2 reviews

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Mike writes:
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr Z34 Coupe Review
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Fast Solid built car

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Gas Mileage, Motors hard to work on

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My Monte — Well i bought it second hand It had 180k when i got 2months ago and not it has 195k Its got good acceleration thanks to a 3.4L DOHC v6, it has 4wheel disc brakes and 16" aluminum rims with Sumic tires. Its needed minor repairs like Plugs and plug wires and a starter. Its bright red nice z34 body kit (upgrading eventually) with a fully loaded all leather interior, power everything(windows,locks, power adjustable seats).I get around 25mpg i know its not much but its got a big tank (64L i think) so i cans till go pretty far on a tank. and Yes its very fun to drive with that 215 Hp. I'd recommend it to certain people but not others cuz some cant handle her eh b'y LOL

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littlehorn writes:
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr Z34 Coupe Review
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Lots of power, sporty look, interior quality good.

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Basic maintenance hard to perform -- spark plugs hidden under cowling at rear of engine, require intake manifold removal to access back 3 plugs.

littlehorn
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Tire-smoking Power And Supermodel Looks — The 1996 Chevy Monte Carlo Z-34 is a racy, NASCAR-inspired two-door sport coupe. The vehicle has ample power from the 3.4L engine, and the available exterior and interior accessory options make for a very personalized vehicle. The LS coupe came with a 3.1L V-6 engine, which is known for blowing head gaskets (same engine as the Chevy Cavalier). The Z-34 is an excellent powerhouse which is hard to work on, based on how it is sandwiched into the engine compartment, but which on the whole will not spend too much time being worked on anyway, as it is a driver, not a trailer queen. The interior on these is large enough that a tall guy can drive the car comfortably (a problem for me with newer cars). This is what drew me to the vehicle.

Owner for 1 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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

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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:
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr LS Coupe Review
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Reliability

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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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Brycie writes:
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr Z34 Coupe Review
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3

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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

Cons

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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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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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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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:
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr LS Coupe Review
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the ride

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none

puto69
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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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Josh writes:
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr LS Coupe Review
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4

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Sporty

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Tape deck wouldn't take portable cd player

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Good For The Money — First new car I owned after graduating from college. Was a MC fan since I owned a '79 MC and my dad owned/owns several others ('72, '96, '00, '06). Bad part about the car - the gaskets leaked and went out about 65K miles.

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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

Great Sporty Looking 2 Door By cargurugmsteve

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