by caitlinmay on Jun 18, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
I am obsessed with my '03 Monte Carlo SS. I bought it only a few months ago with 126,000 miles on it, and it's already my favorite car I've ever owned. I bought it from a new/used Chevy dealer, so there were no problems with the car at all. The interior and exterior were both in perfect condition. No mechanical problems at all. It drives smooth and it's fast!!! It's a very easy car to handle, and I love love love the style! I haven't had it for long enough to say it's reliable and things don't go bad on the car, but from what I see now, the car has been taken very good care off. I don't see myself having any problems with it down the road!
by coonhound01 on Oct 30, 2012 Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my SS with 83,000. It has been a very reliable car. I now have 176,000 on my car. It still runs and rides smooth. I've replaced the thermostat, a/c condenser and resonator during that time. The condenser was the result of a stone or debri, which I was told was typical.
I like the car, the interior has held up well, and the exterior is even better considering the miles. I average 23-24 mpg combined, 27 mpg on a trip.
by carguy310 on Jul 19, 2011 Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
Bought my '03 Monte Carlo SS used in August 2010 with 113K miles.
One owner car before I acquired it.
Never been hit or wrecked.
Was well maintained.
A/C wasn't working when I got it so I had to replace the A/C compressor right away due to leaky seals.
Less than a month after purchase goes by, engine went bad at 114K miles.
It needed a complete rebuild due to a gasket leak allowing the fluid to run into the cylinders & caused a rod to go bad.
A couple of interior buttons & dash lights are blown.
The fan speed dial does not work on 1 at times but works on 2-5 with no issues. The body has a tiny wee bit of rust on it.
Mostly on the fuel door(outside) and the doors (inside).
The Monte Carlo receives only minor changes for the 2003 model year. The base LS model has been upgraded with standard four-wheel disc brakes, traction control and remote keyless entry. Both the LS and SS models sport newly styled wheels, four new exterior colors and the option of adding XM Satellite Radio.