1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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  • Sporty comfortable fun

    Jul 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: sporty looks, comfortable seats, safe
    Cons: slow heating

    Summary: When we went shopping for a new car, my priority was a fun, comfortable car for my wife and daughter. My wife's priority was "Something bigger than a shoe-box!". Many of the cars we looked at meet my criteria, but not hers. Then ... read more

  • Decent Car

    Sep 30, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of room, Powerful, Stylish Design, all around a good-looking car
    Cons: Costly Repairs, Known Engine Trouble with the 3.4l (z34) (yes, I have one)

    Summary: I Recently Bought A 1997 Monte Carlo Z34. It had 64k on it when I bought it used a few months ago. Itís a neat car, Roomy Interior, Decent Engine Power and a stylish design, but I fully understand some of the problems and frustrations that several other ... read more

  • Absolutely Wonderful

    Jun 14, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good looking, comfortable, runs great
    Cons: none

    Summary: I have always liked the new monte carlos since they came back out with them around '95. I am a truck person, Monte Carlos are the only car I like. I don't even like camaros or mustangs. About 6 months ago I went shopping for a new/used car. I found a ... read more

  • Heartbreaking After Time

    Oct 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Comfortable, Smooth, Sleek
    Cons: Problem after Problem

    Summary: My mother purchased a 1997 Monte Carlo Z34 new, and our entire family was very excited, but that excitement waned over the past 3 years to become an eventual frustration. The car was very attractive, and came with every option including ... read more

  • Very good value

    Aug 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great price, long life, sporty appearance, nice ride
    Cons: Sometimes you can tell it's a Chevy- some cut corners

    Summary: I'm a single male, aged 27, and I bought this car when I was 24. I can see this very car being used as a family car (at least to start). I've owned my 1997 Chevy Monte Carlo (3.1L) since September 1996. It's been very good with a few minor exceptions. ... read more

  • Comfort, Reliability, and it really MOVES

    May 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: handling, pickup, lots of options, very spacious in the front
    Cons: a little crowded in the back

    Summary: I purchased a 1997 model Monte Carlo from a used dealer about a year and a half ago. There were very few miles on it, and I got it for much cheaper than I expected. I used to own an old Monte Carlo, and usually love most old cars, but this one ... read more

  • A True American Car

    Jan 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Roomy, and decent power
    Cons: none really

    Summary: About 2 years ago i went out to my local cheverlet dealer and traded a Grand Prix for a Monte Carlo. The best thing was that it wasnt too muche with the trade in of my Grand Prix. I bought the car because i thought that i needed a new car and i ... read more

  • What a ride!

    Jan 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: speed, comfort, smooth driving, responsivness, gorgeous car!
    Cons: big doors, small back seat, passenger side could have more leg room

    Summary: The Monte Carlo is tops in it's class for roominess, comfort, style and affordability. When I was searching for a new car, the Monte Carlo was the first and only car in my price range which allowed me the cool sleek look of a sports car along with the ... read more

  • reliability in spades

    Jan 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: comfort, reliability, safety, ride
    Cons: understeer

    Summary: I bought my Monte Carlo LS new in 1997. It has 70,000 mi. on it today. All I have done is change oil every 6,000 miles and replaced the serpentine belt at 40,000 mi. I have not replaced the spark plugs or even put a wrench on the engine for any ... read more

  • A costly disappointment

    Dec 17, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Roomy, comfortable, price
    Cons: gas mileage, quality of craftsmanship

    Summary: The 1997 Chevy, Monte Carlo is one of those automobile that falls into the "everybody has one" category. This is true, you see them everywhere, but I am sure there are some people driving them around, just as I am that are somewhat ... read more

  • Great Car

    Dec 12, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks, Economy,Handling,Comfort,reliable
    Cons: Back seat not very good for adults

    Summary: I love this this car. When I went looking for a new car I was looking for a bigger car. I saw this car on the lot and knew it was mine. I had driven a lot of cars and looked around for sometime before deciding on this car.( I only looked at GM ... read more

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  • A Good Compromise

    Aug 22, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: trunk space, interior finishing, leather seats, engine reliability
    Cons: doesn't stand out, only 160hp in the ls

    Summary: I was 16 when I bought my 1997 monte carlo ls 3.1 for my first car which was about a year and a half ago. So far I havent had any major mechanical problems and shes still running strong at 150,000 miles. When I was looking for a car to buy I wanted ... read more

  • Money Pit

    Mar 6, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Non
    Cons: Longterm VERY costly

    Summary: Fun to drive but hard on the wallet. When the timing belt goes at about 80,000 miles it costs about $2,000 to have it fixed. ... read more

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