1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Overview

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2 Dr LS Coupe
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2 Dr Z34 Coupe
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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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