1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo User Reviews

1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • 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:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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Leslie writes:
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr LS Coupe Review
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4

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Let's go fast, right now.

Cons

Don't let the door hit you on the way out...

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Love, Love, Love. — Acceleration is nice, takes just a little bit to get going, but boy does it get going. Doors are a bit heavy, but they just dont make cars that heavy anymore. Too bad, too. I like the fact that my ride looks like an F-16, too...minus the maroon paint job. It does alright on gas mileage, but overall, this is a pretty nifty coupe to coast in.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Seth writes:
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr Z34 Coupe Review
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5

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everything

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narrow

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The Monte Carlo — I love this car. It has 211,700 miles on it and it still runs strong. It accelerates nicely and really puts out when you need it to. It's very fun to drive, especially when someone wants to race you.The Monte usually wins.

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Ben writes:
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr Z34 Coupe Review
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5

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Love the combination of power, practicality, and reliability of the 3800 V6; also the comfort, huge trunk, and thoughtful features for a 1998 model.  Even if the styling is nothing spectacular, it is pleasantly clean, subdued and tastefully sporty.  

Cons

I really don't like having only one cupholder in the center console!  At least two should have been designed.  The rear center armrest is pretty puny, and would be nice if it had cupholders like the 2000+ Monte Carlos.  Also wish the automatic headlights had an override, and the turning radius is rather wide.  Also the rear trim panel between the taillights is prone to fading, the center console hinges are prone to breaking

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Great Highway Or City Cruiser, Plenty Of Power, Room, And Luxurious Features! — Overall impression: I have had this car for 5 months now and love it! The main reason for buying it was that it had all the practical features I wanted, but yet could be a sporty 2 door. I was looking for a Bonneville of similar year and features, but was pleasantly surprised at the Monte Carlo. Another main part was that the '98 and '99 Z34 models have the infamous 3800 V6 that has been known for excellent gas mileage, power, and reliability. Performance: The 3800 V6 and heavier-duty 4t65e transmission provide effortless acceleration and smooth, prompt shifts that seem almost telepathic. According to Motor Trend, the '98 Monte Carlo Z34 3.8 does 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds and the 1/4 mile in 15 sec. flat, and this is no surprise. After looking at 3800 V6 Bonnevilles, this motor in this Monte is quicker. Even after looking at a '98 Bonneville SSEi supercharged, this feels about as fast---I would like to see what the 0-60 time on mine really is! A big squawking burnout is only a toe-tap away--this car has no problem showing off when called upon. Besides the performance aspect, this motor also delivers excellent fuel economy--usually 27mpg on 75mph 300 mile trips, which can be done on one tank of gas with no problem. The "ride and handling" suspension included with the Z34 model is a nice balance of sporty firmness, nice road manners, and a comfortable ride for highway cruising. Between the comfortable ride and comforable leather seats, I have already had at least 4 instances that friends have fallen asleep in my car. As for handling, this is no small, firm riding car like my Saturn SL2 I used to have, so it does have some very mild body lean around corners, but still feels sporty and holds fast corners without protest and with no tire squeal. 4 wheel disc brakes with ABS are a nice feature, not offered on other similar years and models of American cars. However, the omission of traction control is rather odd, being that it was offered on the Regal, Grand Prix, Intrigue, which are all on the same platform/chassis as the Monte Carlo. A "low-trac" light will light up upon startup, but there is no traction control that I know of? Many other V6 powered mid and full size GMs have that feature. Another additional note is that the Z34 Monte comes with twin tip dual exhaust, which both looks very cool (especially with my aftermarket tips) and has an agressive growl at high rpm. It is never loud, but makes itself known at full throttle--I have had at least 3 passengers comment on how they liked the growl of the motor. Speaking of which, I am regularly surprised at the 3800 V6 for its smooth, torquey nature and yet, despite its old-fashioned OHV pushrod design, it revs quickly to its 6000 rpm redline at full throttle. It's sure nice to be able to go around town moderately briskly while keeping the rpm's at 2500 or less. Merging with freeway traffic and passing on two lane roads is confidence-inspiring, with a smooth, quick-thinking transmission and a torquey motor that requires little revving to accelerate. Quite often, accelerating moderately briskly onto a 70mph freeway can be accomplished with revving the engine not much higher that 3000 rpm. Styling: The styling is well-done on this Monte Carlo. While at times pretty generic and vanilla, it is also nice and clean while sporty. I personally like the style of subdued sportiness. The Z34 package includes some subtle differences that add up to a nice package, such as: red bowtie emblems front and back, black chrome trim on the lower rocker-panel level of the car (all the way around), special alloy wheels (16" 5 spoke machined Impala SS style wheels on the '98 and '99's--Z34 specific with red bowties) and blackout grille. Interior style is okay, very practical, with controls placed very nicely, higher on the dashboard. However, the styling is just okay, but nothing spectacular. The factory wood trim that is prominent in the cabin is rather dumb and dated looking in my opinion. My car has been redone with red leatherette upholstery where the wood once was, which really makes the interior look great. Comfort and practicality: The leather seats are comfortable and look great in black leather, but the front buckets could use a little more bolstering, since they don't hold you very well on fast turns. Many convenient features are throughout the cabin such as a large center console, good size door map pockets, a large storage area for CD's under the radio, and a small cubbyhold left of the steering wheel on the dash. Also, other convieniences include, power windows, locks, mirrors, seat, AM/FM CD with steering wheel controls (that are even lighted at night time, along with all the door mounted switches), remote keyless entry, and dual-zone climate control (seperate temperatures for driver and passenger.) There's also a large lighted glove box. In addition, there's a power glass moonroof which works nicely and can be tilted or slid back. (I love that feature!) Another nice thing is the HUGE trunk--It's the same size as my friend's Buick Park Avenue. It also has a split-folding rear seat, which is very convienient. Speaking of back seats, the back seat is not expansive, but is comfortable for 2 average size adults with fine room, not very common for a 2 door car. There's seat belts for 3 back there, but that third passenger had better be small! In conclusion, I would recommend this car to anyone, even those looking for a sporty, practical 4 door car like I was. This is a very fun to drive car that is yet practical and reliable.

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Michael writes:
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr Z34 Coupe Review
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5

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comfortable, sexy, powerful for the 90's

Cons

Front Wheel Drive

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Not A Grandpa Car — This car is great, easy to burn out, very responsive on the turns, and quite comfortable. Only problem I see is that its a front wheel drive. Gets about 20 miles to the gallon on the highway on a good day, and has pretty good stock speakers. Not the car I want to have for the rest of my life, but extremely satisfying right now.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jordan writes:
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr Z34 Coupe Review
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5

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EVERYTHING

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nothing

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My Baby :...( — this had a Magnaflow cat-back system on it, cold-air intake, full POLK stereo system (Alpine deck, 2 tweeters, 2 6x9's, 2 6", 2 12" subs, Audiobahn amp for the subs, MTX amp for regular speakers). Topped out at 137. Ran a 15.07 quarter mile. I miss this car sooooooo much. had to sell it becaus insurance was too high :....(

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

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Zack writes:
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr Z34 Coupe Review
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5

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its just sweet

Cons

well it only has 1 cup holder

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I Love My Car =) — I have a 1998 Chevy Monte Carlo its red it accelerates very fast it has a high top end speed it handls good cuz it haz racing suspention it has 4 wheel ABS disk brakes so it stops fast toits built solid and feels very stong and safe plus it got leather seats a CD player and many more great feachers and its over all a very fun car to drive.

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Adam writes:
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr Z34 Coupe Review
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Ran great, like a champ.

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can't really think of any.

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First Car I Purchased, Loved It. — 3.8L V6 one of the most reliable motors GM has ever made. To bad they stopped. I loved that car.

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Zach writes:
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr Z34 Coupe Review
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5

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flowmaster exhaust, fully loaded, look at it....she's beautiful

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not fast enough

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My Monte Carlo — this is my current summer toy. she has alot of little things done to her that make her special. she's not the fastest but she can move.

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sharferg writes:
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr LS Coupe Review
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3
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Amazing Engine — This car has not led a real good life. But the engine still purrs like a kitten. The body is falling apart through no fault of it's own, but we can't part with it because of the amazing engine.

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