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My new old car
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By Shay
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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 2dr Coupe


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I just purchased my Z34 in Feb and have nothing but problems since then. Oil leaks, window motor, thermostat, vaccum hoses, edmissions problems, timing belt. You name it. Now I've got tranny problems. I'm at my wits ends with this car. It only has 71,000 miles on it. I don't want to see it 100,000.


Best Features

When running good it has good power. Fun car to drive and it looks good.


Worst Features

The suspension could be better.


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96 Monte Carlo Z34
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By DBedo
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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 2dr Coupe


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Roomy comfortable ride with good acceleration. The 1996 3.4 liter engine was poorly designed. Alternator on the bottom of engine which is pricey to fix and common to go bad in colder climates, especially hard winters. Tune ups require removing the upper plentum and igntion system (coils and ECM) Not an easy vehicle to troubleshoot vacuum related problems. Good car when it is running well but sluggish with vacuum problems due to it heavy design.


Best Features

I like the roominess and a very comfortable ride. If maintained has good power.


Worst Features

Alternator placement should be reachable. Battery placement reacable and not underneath the washer resovoir. Easier tune up (spark plugs) capability.


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Questionable at Best
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By Lars_220
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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 2dr Coupe


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Any consumers that are considering buying a Monte Carlo between 1995 - 1999 should strongly reconsider. I didn't know until after I bought it that they got such poor reviews. Mechanically, the car is horrible. In the almost 4 years that I have had it, I have put in over 5000 dollars into the car. Major engine and transmission problems were a large portion of that money.


Best Features

Radio Controls and Interior Design


Worst Features

The exposed weather strip on the door causes a lot of problems for car owners who live in wintery climates and don't store the car in a garage.


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SAD ITS FOR SALE
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By MONTE
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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 2dr Coupe


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PURCHASED AT 30K ON THE CLOCK AND NOW TICKING 113K NEVER HAD IT IN THE SHOP FOR ANY REPAIRS ONLY ROUTINE MAINTANANCE DONE BY MYSELF 1 SET OF TIRES, FRONT BREAKS,5000 MILE OIL CHANGES, 87 OCTANE FUEL,& 19 MPG YOU CANT GO WRONG,THIS CAR WAS BRACKET RACING 2002 AT RT 66 JOLIET IT WAS NOT VERY CONSISTANT GOT FASTER WHEN IT WAS HUMID BUT NOW IT MUST BE SOLD TO MAKE ROOM FOR 1937 CHEVY COUPE AND BABY SURE WILL MISS THIS CAR


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IT WITH STOOD A COUPLE MINOR ACCIDENT WERE OTHER DRIVERS USED IT FOR AS A TARGET AND IT NEEDED VERY LITTLE TO REPAIR BUMPERS . LOVE FOLD DOWN REAR SEAT GREAT FOR TALL PEOPLE FACTORY AM/FM ROCKS


Worst Features

CHEAP HINGES ON CENTER CONSOLE


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Great
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By ASR
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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 2dr Coupe


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I bought htis for my first car this is a great car it's reliable and gets great gas milage it's also good for people w/ long legs


Best Features

Everything


Worst Features

low ground cleaence


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