When I got my red 1990 Monaco ES, it was
a fabulous sedan. Everything was
powered, including both front seats and
the antenna. The MSRP was high at over
$20k, but slow sales led to hefty
rebates and discounts, which made the
car a steal at under $16k. This car is
really a Renault sedan, and was the last
Renault in the states as part of
chrysler's obligation to Renault when it
purchase AMC. Parts are a bit pricy, but
fortunately few have been needed. With
proper care, this car carried on though
many a MI winter without a hitch, and it
took many cross country trips in the
heat of summer with no disappointments.
This car has a lot of cool features,
including subtle but sophisticated
mechanical touches. The best thing about
it is the premium stereo, which is the
best factory stereo I ever heard. It's
the only car I've had in the last 30
years that I haven't changed the stereo in.
This car needs a more reliable water
pump. I've replaced it twice. Also, it
really should have airbags instead
of motorized shoulder belts. Finally,
there seems to be an electrical
glitch that affects the front running
lights, but not the headlights or turn
signals. It's annoying.
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