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1978 Chevrolet Monza Review
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First Car — My first car was a hand me down 78 Monza Station Wagon from my dad. It had a 4 speed stick shift and the V6 engine. I got rubber in 2nd gear often. It was fun to drive, but definitely a beater. It was sort of high for maintenance costs - the water pump went, the engine mounts went, the rear oil seal went, slowly - causing me to need at least one of two clutch replacements! Still, I had fun - the car sat and rode low, which was neat-o. I painted a big-ass blue rally stripe down the hood and rear deck. It was totaled when some jerk in a pick up truck ran a stop sign and pretty much tore the snoot off of the car. I have driven many better cars, but I miss the Monza - probably just onna counta it was my first!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: 3.8L V6 had plenty of punch w. the 4 speed stick

Cons: Station wagon model had tons of cargo space with the rear bench flipped down.

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Great! I Was The Only Person Ever In The Car! I Cant Remember Going Any/where — Ive owned so many cars,I wish sometimes that I had locked all the money i spent,in the bank somewhere.I would be a very wealty person now.I think gasoline was 38 cents a gallon,and unleaded gas had just previously hit the gas stations,we had just come out of gas rationing.Even and odd numbered license plates determined what day you could get gas.......and you couldnt cheat.They flew a RED FLAG one day and a GREEN FLAG the next

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

Pros: Nobody cared about fuel economy back then!

Cons: It was a v6 unlike the 4cyl sunbird I had in 1979.

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1980 Chevrolet Monza Reviews

Most First Cars Aren't The Coolest Cars! By Jay

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1979 Chevrolet Monza Reviews

Yellow Brid By kidder351

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But I Like The Car By Leroy

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1977 Chevrolet Monza Reviews

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Fast, Fun, & Rare! By Tony

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1975 Chevrolet Monza Reviews

The "punkin Will Live Again" By 1oldschool

I love my monza, I began my resto 15 years ago, with the aquisition of a 1976 4 cyl donor car for body and interior parts and due to finances and parts availabilty,I had to put it on the back burner. ... Read More

Yellow Beast By Dianne

the only thing good about this car was it was a v-8. however, in the winter it was too front end heavy and i needed sand bags in the truck. pos car truely Read More

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