1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo User Reviews

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    55

    Was The Last Great Rwd Car Gm Produced,they Drove A Nail In The Coffin That Ended An Era. — The 4th Generation Monte Carlo SS is fun to drive, holds all the kids with a HUGE trunk, doesn't weigh a lot (mine is 3420, most fbody cars are a few hundred pounds more). These are very underrated and a guy at Year One told me he thinks in a few years people will be wanting them as they are building more and more aftermarket parts for them! This is the kind of car to buy, modify and KEEP! My 3 year old Grandson is a little gearhead and when I am gone it will belong to him! When he gets older I will have him help me with it. It is a great car for people to learn to DIY as it isn't complicated. I am updating it with rear disc brakes and 18" wheels (but NO RUBBER band tires!) And people buy these to keep the muscle car dream alive and don't make them into a BONK! PLEASE!

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

    Pros: Last full-framed RWD muscle car from GM, I bought my SS new (didn't like the Aerocoupe but the notch-back Monte looks awesome still!
    I replaced the little 305 with a 406 with TPI and a 6-speed transmission with 50% overdrive I have 450 Horsepower on tap and over 20 MPG, it doesn't get better than this!

    Cons: Some of the body parts are a little sloppy, example the parting line on the rocker panel near the rear of the door was simply hit with a smear of Bond and painted over (none of the new ones I looked at in 1987 was sanded smooth on this line).
    The carb, it was built when TPI was being installed on Corvette and F-body cars so it would have been easy but, I heard the engineers wanted to go with a 350 TPI but even though these cars look big, they are less weight than the Fbody and would have been faster so GM felt this would hurt Fbody sales (true story).

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    The Monte Carlo Ss — The 1987 Monte Carlos SS is one of the greatest cars ever made. Its fast, its stylish and for a car thats almost 25years old its amazing. As a stock car you can easily burn the tires. the very sound of the exhaust could make a modern day honda wet itself. the car was a beast, it even looked like one. you had this huge monster grill with a boxy shell that just made it look fast. the only bad thing that i can say about this car is that you normally have to go to a junk yard to find one because of its age.

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

    Pros: i like everything about the car

    Cons: availability

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    Cool Car For Not Much Cash — This is a great car to own, IF you are doing the work yourself and are mechanically inclined. Parts are cheap and plenty, for example- Fuel pump-23 DOLLARS, Alternator 80 DOLLARS. Gas is a major factor though, observed 16 highway doing about 85mph average, at about 65mph the mpgs should come up a bit to 18 or 20 highway. Power from the stock 5.0 V8 is nothing special with 180hp, but is ok for a first time driver and is enough power to merge on the highway easier than your average hybrid or micro car. But an engine with atleast 300hp is a must to be called a performance car with its size. Handling is OK, the SS package comes with higher ratio steering box, stiffer, lower, springs, highpo shocks, bigger front swaybar and an addition of a rear swaybar. It does the job ok, but if you are not to upgrade these components with aftermarket pieces, new bushings are a must. Braking is poor, with only 10.5 inch rotors with single piston calipers up front and drums at the rear, brake fade happens easily, and even with cold brakes the car does not stop as well as any 4 wheel disc car. Retrofitting biggder discs for the front or a disc conversion for the rear is available. At the least front rotors and pads should be upgraded. Interior is great, front buckets are bolstered and confortable and rear seats arent as tortourous as say a camaro or mustang. Will fit 4 full sized adults no problem and 5 in a pinch. Legroom plenty front and rear. Storage areas in the center console and glovebox as well as a 3rd small storage area at the front of the center console. Heat works well, but A/C is not up to todays standards even with propper maitenence. Stereo is OK, but the standard 4 speaker system should be upgraded as well as maybe a 6 or 8 speaker system inegrated. Gauges and controlls are simple and easy to use with the rallypack gauges giving you oil pressure, temp, fuel, and volts. T-tops are offered and are a must for weekend drives. But on a daily driver it may want to be avoided, loud windnoise and occasional leaks are impossible to fix entirely. Exterior is classic 80s style. Few curvers and multiple cut corners. The SS wears the nascar inspired nosepiece and wing. Decals and stripes let people know that this is an SS, but the striples should be left off in most opinions today. 15x7 aluminum wheels fill the wheelwells with stock 215/65/15 tires, a 245/60/15 is reccomended for perfomance if your sticking with the stock rim size.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good car for money, great daily, turns heads, fun to drive.

    Cons: water leaks and wind noise plague the car as well as bad gas mileage.

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    Freakin Sweet — well its my dads car but he calls it mine i love driving it. it does amazing burn outs and is very fast. in the quarter mile it got about 10 seconds. never gone as fast as it could but its very fast.

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

    Pros: fast, sexy, and sounds amazing

    Cons: nothing

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    Everyone Should Have One Or Drive One For The Day! — Since I purchased this car from a great friend i have enjoyed it i have been driving it since i bought it and only have changed the water pump and belts and a tune up pluges wirers and ditributor cap and rotor, and a oil change evrey 3000 miles or every time i race it at the track! she is fast but suspension is lacking , planing a complete suspension rebuild to tighten her up front and a little loose in the rear! i gave two stars on appearance cause the paint is faded and rusty but once she is out the shop and painted 5 stars!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: She is fast and loud!

    Cons: none a collectable!

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    Great Car — alittle slow for being an "SS"(at least with the stock 305). Great car if you find one without rust. for a large car it handles great altho the stock brakes are a little weak for hard driving/racing. good candidate for aftermarket parts to make an excellent driver

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

    Pros: fun to drive

    Cons: known rust problems

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    It Is Just A All Around Badass Monte!! — This car has a 350 crate motor in it rated at 350 horse power and 381 ft lbs of torque. The motor has a 780 double pumper holley carb on it also. It is backed by a turbo 350 transmission with a stage two shift kit. It also has 3.73 gears in the rear and limited slip posi. A styling feature i added to it was shielded side pipes from Summit racing. It has dynomax long tube headers, dual cats (2.5" exhuast), and then it came out to a 3" tip on the side pipes. Also had kicker speakers all the way around.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It just a fun car to drive.

    Cons: There are no resons to avoid it.

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    1987 Monte Carlo Ss — I love this car. The look is very sleek. Turns heads all the time. Interior is wicked withthe black and red accent. The build is awesome for these cars the motor might have only had 180 horsepower stock but with the 3.73 gears wich made these rather quick cars. Its winter time here were Im at I parked the car for the winter and I miss it too no end of the world. 10 on the fun list after motor build and trany swap a 55 out of 10

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

    Pros: Great all around import eater. Great gas mileage for stock. Great body lines.

    Cons: Nothing that I see

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    A Must Drive Car. — -performance wise i like the acceleration. -build wise it needs alot of work. -interior is not bad exterior i like the sleeper look others dont like the look. -the cost is not bad. -the car is super fun when driving.

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

    Pros: its an awesome old car

    Cons: no reason to avoid this car

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    Love It. — has no rust, chassi has under 100k and has a sb 350 with under 10K on it. Goals: paint it mat black, slam it, stroker kit, and appulster cloth seats in2 leather. I have a nice posie rear end, so i still have a bit of fun in boba ghur ghury.

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

    Pros: loud, invincable, last real muscle car, and its a head turner.

    Cons: It wil squish your car like a bug.

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    2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

    Black Cars Look Menacing And Mean By iamchevy

    I love the attention and compliments I get everywhere I go. Especially the women that always ask about this car and how much they want to drive it. There is nothing like a v-8 engine roaring when you ... Read More

    Incredible Sports Car By klss

    This car is an awesome fast stylish car. It is a head turner and it has great acceleration and is engineered extremely well. It is fun to drive and the leather makes it luxurious. I highly recommen... Read More

    2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

    One Of The Best Monte Carlo's Ever! By DarianHunter

    I wished I could get more speed out of this vehicle, but highway wise it was the best Monte Carlo SS I have ever driven. I will purchase this car again, and I hope it's the 2007. Looks great with stoc... Read More

    Your Own Personal Race Car! By 98daytona

    This car is so much fun to drive, handles great, plenty of power and looks good too. This car is a pleasure to drive around town, and terrific on the highway. We have taken great care of this car, it'... Read More

    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

    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

    I love my car! It's fast, reliable and sporty all in one. It can be used for more than just a sporting event - it can hold all your son's baseball equipment in the trunk and your cooler! It's a WIN. Read More

    2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

    Love It By Randyracer

    just recently got the car and havent had too much time behind the wheel but being a GM driver this is one of their nicer mid range sports cars, doesnt compare to my 93 camaro but still love it none th... Read More

    Stylish, Comfortable Car. By migration_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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