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.
When running good it has good power.
Fun car to drive and it looks good.
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
I like the roominess and a very
comfortable ride. If maintained has
Alternator placement should be
reachable. Battery placement reacable
and not underneath the washer
resovoir. Easier tune up (spark plugs)
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
Radio Controls and Interior Design
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.
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
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