1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo User Reviews

1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 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:4.2 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
  • 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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"ride" 7 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"beautiful car" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews

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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr Z34 Coupe Review
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More power than one knows what to do with.

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Servicing is a bit tight in the engine compartment.

kart9876
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Full Size Sporty — This 1997 Chevy Monte Carlo Looks as good as it drives. General Motors was not far from hitting the mark with this body style. Gas mileage is average and great for a full size car.Acceleration is plenty and with the help of ABS and Traction Control, you can feel safe in any weather or road condition:) Not bad for a front driven car. If it would have been a rear drive, GM would have been near perfect for this Monte.

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

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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr Z34 Coupe Review
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Comfortable drive.  Roomy interior in the front, lots of power, sleek looking.  Fun to drive.

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Overheating issue, finish is failing, moonroof won't work

maxlambert01
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Sophisticated, American Made, Luxury Sport Coupe — Bought this car new in 97, loved the way it felt to drive. Roomy interior in the front, lots of power, sleek looking. Aside form the overheating problem described in a question here, this car has two rust spots developing on the rear quarter panels that I need to fix soon; the electric moonroof stopped working after about 5 years and I've never bothered to fix it. I'm still determined to get it fixed, get the body work done, and get it back on the road.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr LS Coupe Review
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muscular

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insurance

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The Monte — slow after 40 transmission goes too high in gears alittle bit boat like in handling but is still kicking at 153,000 miles my uncle was the original owner took good care of it he says it burns through alternators though.

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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr LS Coupe Review
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solid and great safetly features

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the 3.1 liter engine you cant find may upgrades for

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Good First Car — 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 something newer age looking not tan fun factor- as long as you know how to "drive" your car not drive your car but control it is when its fun

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

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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr Z34 Coupe Review
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Sporty, good value.

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brakes need often replacement

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Z34 — The 200 hp DOHC engine has plenty of power. Handling was good. Comfortable inside. Very large trunk with fold down rear seats. CRAPPY brakes, 4 wheel discs I would have upgraded for sure if I were to have kept the car. I would say it was a fun car to drive.

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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr Z34 Coupe Review
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Everything on this car

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Engine isnt the greatest, but the car makes up for it

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1997 Monte Carlo Z34 — 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 its got some issues, other then that I LOVE MY MONTE!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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It's looks

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Had to replace the stock sound system

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Chevy Monte Carlo — I have done a couple thing to this car to make it my own and I'm still not quite down with all of it. The engine has a good get up and go and it is very comfortable car to drive.

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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr Z34 Coupe Review
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Can't think of any worth mentioning

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Yep... a few.......too many

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Z34 From Hell — My mechanic told me not to buy this car, but I had been looking for a black Z34 and this one was cheap. I should have listened to him. Thank God for the warranty, it covered the first $4,650 in repairs (A/C, starter, alternator, water pump, power window motor). Then I had to pay for the next $3,200: Power steering pump and rack, two ignition modules, crank sensor, MAP sensor, TPS. Unreal. Then it got hit and I traded it in on the Magnum. I should have kept it, swapped in a full Rear wheel drive frame and LS4 engine, and modified the body into a 2010 GTO. Well, maybe not.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr LS Coupe Review
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dependable, nice looking, and efficent

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only has 2 doors

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Will Hate To Sell It — Ive had this car for 7 years and never had any major problems with it, never really had to do more than change the breaks and rotters. nice sleek fast car. chevy makes a good product for good people.yea. thank you.

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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr LS Coupe Review
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Dependable, gas mileage

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Rust spots on the rear fender area which is common

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Solid Vehicle — Great car, very dependable. Best car I have ever owned. Good get up and go for having a smaller engine. Very low maintenance and great gas mileage. Good car to just go out and cruise the streets. Recommend for anyone.

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2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

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2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

Great Car! By Lisa

Performance is amazing, even with a V6 engine and 180HP this machine really has a great pick up. 0-80 in a matter of seconds. It's a fun drive with a great design, really gets you noticed on the road... Read More

Its Ok For Now By Mike

its got style and sound and the right look at night. looks good with some nice 22 inch rims on it gets good mpg and easy to fix and an awesome ride all it need is that candy paint put on. Read More

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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

Average But Respectful Car To Have In You Driveway By cholo33

This car has never failed me once, little things here and there but nothing mechanically wrong. It has some style to it but lacks the power off the supercharged SS. It does however have a lot of the s... Read More

Sporty By CamaroGirly

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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

Love It By Randyracer

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Stylish, Comfortable Car. By keegroup

I haven't had any major problems; a few small ones-radiator, oxygen sensors, ABS sensor harness. The latter is a problem that could end up costing a ton if you don't know any better. Also, don't skimp... Read More

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