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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Overview

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2 Dr LS Coupe
21 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,226
2 Dr Z34 Coupe
4 national listings
Avg. Price: $1,991

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Average User Score

4.45 stars

Based on 16 reviews

97 Monte Carlo (the Red Machine) by John
 — acceleration when i need it (it still has a kick in it considering its an 11 year old car)... braking is good... and handling is great (considering it is a more sportier car) only 53K miles the one p... Read More
Good First Car by Dennis
 — build quality-ive gotten into accidents and hardly any damage done and my subs dont make the car rattle like its going to fall apart appearance- all though i did redo my own interior it needed somethi... Read More
1997 Monte Carlo Z34 by Megan
 — I absolutely love the monte carlo, i have owned 3 of them in this body style (5th gen 1995-1999). My car is my baby, just to warn though, the 3.4L DOHC is kinda a crappy engine lol. pretty quick but i... Read More

1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Overview

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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

The 1997 Monte Carlo is available in two trims: the LS and Z34.  The LS comes standard with a 3.1-liter 160-horsepower V6, while the Z34 has considerably more power with a 3.4-liter 215-horsepower V6.  Each car gets mileage commensurate with its power level: 20 city/29 highway for the LS and 17/26 for the Z34.

Drivers love the sleek styling for the mid-size car, as well as its dependability.  A few complaints arose around the engine compartment, with a lack of working space being the main gripe.


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Chevrolet Monte Carlo Questions

Joe Beavers

Why Won't My 1997 Monte Carlo 3.1 Stay Started When It Finally Cranks Up? I...

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No Heat In 1997 Monte Carlo 3.8 And Won't Switch From Defrost Setting

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What Sort Of Factory Cd Player Was Put In The 1997 Monte Carlo

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1997 Monte Z34 W/strange Overheating Problem

Car starts and runs fine for about 15-20 mi., or 15-20 min. whichever comes first, then... the symptoms: the needle starts to climb to the hot side, then falls back to normal the needle starts to clim...

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