2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo User Reviews

2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality: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
  • 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" 19 reviews
"power" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"comfortable car" 7 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"fwd" 4 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"tires" 2 reviews

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kcottie writes:
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Supercharged Review
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5

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The color!

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2door

kcottie
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The Color An Speed — I love the color the way it sounds, i only lost one race. Its one of the best Chevy cars ever built. The ladies love two doors an 2 seaters. Buy one if your into speed. Color Compitition Yellow. Thanks

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

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marioingram46 writes:
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Review
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A very fast car.

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Wasn't the best on gas. Only used premium.

marioingram46
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Collectors Item — I loved the overall beauty of this car and everything it stood for. It would get it to great speeds and you would hear the engine roar. This car most definitely described all American Muscle. Dale collaborated with GM and only made 3,333 of the sweet babies.

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

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cargurugmsteve writes:
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Supercharged Review
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sporty 2 door, fun to drive, 30 mpg hiway, east to mod if thats your style.

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2 doors can be little awkward with many passengers, needs premium fuel

cargurugmsteve
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Great Sporty Looking 2 Door — like the sporty appearance, and good firm handling, fun super charger driving, good hi-way economy of 30MPG plus. comfortable driving and riding, best for a couple or small family because its a two-door. decent power for a V-six. has surprisingly good luggage volume, which is good for trips. must fill with premium fuel because of supercharger as not to damage engine when or if you use its good passing power.

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

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SSpock writes:
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Supercharged Review
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Nice handling and good looking coupe with reasonable power and decent build quality.

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Torque steer, numb steering, speed limiter set lower than a baseline Hyundai.

SSpock
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Surprising Fun, Composed And Fast Car, That Surrounds You In Leather And Comfort — I bought this car new. And from day one, it was a blast to drive. Acceleration is smooth and linear. When the supercharger kicks in, it feels like you are being catapulted from behind. Speed ceases to go beyond the indicated 112 mph (due to the limiter), but the car feels composed and solid at speed. The supercharger maintains speed easily with the cruise control engaged. I see the complaints about gas mileage, but using synthetic oil in my beast since the first oil change, I got better than 28 mpg highway driving with speeds averaging 70 or more. I easily got 30 mpg driving sensibly (which admittedly, is hard to do). So I have ZERO complaints about gas mileage. I'll take zero to sixty in under seven seconds and nearly 30 mpg any day. And though it isn't the prettiest car (nor the fastest) on the street, mine always draws compliments. Fit and finish is better than expected for a Chevy. Perhaps the Canadians can teach the Yanks a thing or two about quality. Nevertheless, very few demons have shown their faces in my SS. The tire pressure monitor had a hiccup in the first 2000 miles, and the moonroof decided not to cooperate at approximately 15,000 miles, sticking partially open. But Chevy fixed everything under warranty and the only costs incurred in the first 2 years of ownership were the typical oil changes and tire rotations you would expect. Nothing out of the ordinary. I traded this car after 2 years and 36,000 miles. And I still miss this car. I had no regrets buying this car and would have bought another, had Chevy continued to build them. But no. Only used Montes are now available. With any luck, you can find a well cared for supercharged model that will give you loads of fun miles as mine did.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Hammer883 writes:
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Styling

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Nothing really

Hammer883
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Great — This car has been a great one. Only a couple problems, hazard switch, transmission solenoid and dash stepper motor. Gets great mileage and I love the looks of this era Monte Carlo. I would buy another one if they made them.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Shaun writes:
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Supercharged Review
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Handling, Acceleration, Appearance

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Best First Car Ever! — I love this car, the performance is outstanding, quick acceleration and the speeds builds quickly due to it's factory supercharger. It's build quality isn't the best, doesn't warn you of power steering fluid, but you'll find out about it hen your car starts to whine... I had a regular 2001 Monte Carlo SS before this one and it kept me alive through my first car accident( 50 MPH with no seatbelt collision... ), so I can't knock the build quality too much... Very fun to drive... The interior is full leather and very clean, cream and white to match the outside paint of white and silver trim along the bottom... Maintenance is where the money kicks in, gas burner, premium gas only, no doubt, due to it's dual exhaust and 6-cylinder supercharged engine. Along with speeding is coming to sudden stops, so the breaks wear fast, well with me they do =p Beside maintenance and build quality, it's an overall fun car to drive and very smooth, after 40 MPH, is when the boost from the supercharger kicks in, so that's when the fun starts! For $12,000 used, the best fun a 18-year old first car owner will ever have!

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BlackBeltB writes:
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Handles Great, Very Reliability, Awesome Gas Milage, Nice and Comfortable, Sporty/Luxury Full Size 2dr Coupe

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Stock Brakes/Rotors, Once I replaced them with Cross Drilled & Slotted Rotors All the Around and with Ceramic Pads All the way around It Fixed All the Brake Problems!!

BlackBeltB
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Sinister Super Sport — Just Love this Car All the way Around!! Great Looking, Sporty, Handles Great almost like my former Corvette in turns at higher speeds grips the road nice, but definitely gets way better gas millage 23+City / 28+Highway.. Weather your Young or Old these are great vehicles to own.. One of the Best Vehicles I have ever owned, Hands Down a Keeper..

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

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CanadianGord writes:
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A rocket on wheels! This car turns heads wherever I go! People actually stop me as I get into my car, or honk at me from the next lane and ask me about the car!

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Higher car insurance costs and general maintenance is expensive because the engine compartment is so crowded due to front wheel drive engine.

CanadianGord
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Take Heed, Owners Of Japanese Cars! This Is What American Car Engineering Is All About!! — My 2004 Monte Carlo SS Supercharged 3.8 V6 is the nicest car I've ever owned. It rates as much fun to drive as it is to look at standing still,(which isn't too often) with it's shiny yellow sporty paint job and beautiful black leather interior. I've owned it since September 2007 at 28,000 miles put on by the lady who leased it from the dealer for 3 years. It has better acceleration by far than the three Corvettes I have previously owned. ('75, '78 and '79) and is every bit as much fun to bend around a sharp corner as it is to unleash the 13 psi Eaton Supercharger out on the open highway. It has easily kept up with much more powerful V8's pushing 390 HP such as the Toyota Tundras and Nissan Titans in the passing lanes, even though it only pushes 240 HP! The styling is great and really attracts a lot of attention. I've had compliments from both young and old everywhere I go. The interior is as nice as any leather interior I've seen in any luxury car and still has that "new car smell" every time I open the door. The CD sound system blows away any standard system I've had in any car before this one. It is a 6 speaker amplified "Monsoon" system that came with it and it ROCKS!!! The Bass just jumps out at you even at low volumes. The heated seats are a blessing on those cold mornings and evenings and the HUGE trunk comes in so handy when shopping at Costco. The collapsible rear seat is a real handy item, too! Ladders and longer items fit easily into this car. The 4 wheel disc brakes work effortlessly even at high speeds and the stability in high speed cornering is impressive to say the least. There are no rattles, squeaks or other annoying noises that most used cars seem to develop. The engineers at Ward Engineering have done an admirable job in designing a sports car that has all the features and advantages of a big solid car combined with a race car feel. Not an easy thing to do!! I've noticed that switching to Castrol Syntec 5W-30 oil has made a big difference to my gas mileage. Well worth the extra money for the high-end oil. I'm now getting an extra weeks worth of driving before a fill-up. About 28 mpg around town and easily 35 on the highway. As far as power, I've had it up to 120 mph numerous times on long trips, and it feels as if I am going 60 mph, it's that smooth a ride with no steering wheel bounce or front end shimmy. A very solid and responsive machine, indeed! The "fun-factor" is off the scale with this car, as I look forward to driving to work each day, unlike most of the cars I have driven in the past. It has every imagineable option you can desire in a car, and some I was surprised to find. Also, due to the front wheel drive, this car is incredible in deep snow! It is a big, heavy vehicle which helps trememdously in slippery snow. I remember back a few years ago, when I lived on a terribly steep hill, just how easily and effortlessly the Monte Carlo plowed right up the hill. I took only a short run at it as there was a sharp corner at the bottom, and it made it all the way to the top! This was a road that all the neighbors were afraid to use and were parking their Ford trucks at the bottom!! Another bonus to owning this car! Peace of mind in the worst weather conditions Canada can throw at it!! An update as of April 22, 2012...I have just purchased a "G-Force Performance Chip" for this vehicle and am astonished at the difference it has made to my gas mileage, acceleration and overall performance! I have gained at least 30 HP, my gas mileage has dramatically improved and acceleration is now instantaneous. The G-Force website is easy to find on the Internet, and I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND anyone and everyone to make the $69.95 purchase for their vehicle A.S.A.P. Why give your hard-earned money away to the oil barons when you can cut your trips to the gas stations by installing this little gadget. It takes less than 30 minutes to install it, and will virtually pay for itself in the first month after you get it. I noticed a huge difference almost immediately and am very impressed with this product! It does EXACTLY what it says it will do. ( Reprograms your onboard engine computer to optimize horsepower, fuel / air mixture to 14.5 to 1 ratio, reduces emissions and betters engine overall performance.) I now buy gas once a month instead of every 10 days! This product really works! Buy it!! It's the best $69.95 you'll ever spend on your vehicle!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Larry writes:
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Power and comfort

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Difficult to work on under hood.

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It's A Nice Car. — It's 2004 Dale JR Edition. Super charged 3.8. Fully loaded. Only 2441 of them produced. 260 hp. Heated leather seats. It's fast for a large front wheel drive car. You can have fun with it screwing around town or enjoy long trips with it.

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

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Charles writes:
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Nice straight line power but with luxury car comfortable.

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It drank premium fuel like a fish and when pushed it handled like one too.

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The Best 2000's Monte Carlo. — Powered by the Series II 3.8 supercharged V6, had good power but not overpowered. Handled almost identical to a stock SS, decent but not great, remember this was a big car. But still very fun to drive, comfy upfront, great looking car, probably best of the whole 2000's Monte Carlos.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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