1996 Monte Carlo

Consumer Reviews

1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

$109 - $4,457  MSRP Range
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Review Score

3.5 out of 5 stars

3.5

4 Reviews
75% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4 out of 5 stars Comfort
4 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4 out of 5 stars Interior Design
3.8 out of 5 stars Reliability
3.8 out of 5 stars Performance
3.8 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Monte Carlo

by sport coupe from on Wed Apr 08 2009

Excellent condition leather seats power windows new stereo system pait job is great brand new brakes altinator well kept

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

most reliable

by summerlindj from las vegas, nv on Sat Aug 14 2010

i have the same car, very reliable. mpg in the city, very good for a v6. i had mine for 6 years. still have it now. for that cost, ill get it

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

1996 Chevy Monte Carlo Z34

by Just an average guy from Omaha, Ne on Tue May 23 2006

It is a great car even with plenty of miles onit. The 3.1 V6 is the most reliable engine I have worked with. The handling is excellent and can turn on a dime. The only downside I could possibly find is the exterior styling, but hey, it's 1996 and with the rear spoiler it almost makes up for it. Bottomline, it's a good car.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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1 out of 5 stars

The 2nd WORST car I've ever owned!

by Cujo from Wooster, Ohio on Fri Nov 04 2011

Bought this car from a friend - it's the Z34 model - who takes immaculate care of their vehicles so I figured it was a safe bet - boy was I wrong! Within the first 2 months the valve gasket started to leak and fouled the plugs, well that was $400.00 to fix and I didn't have the car for over a week. In the next month, the windshield wipers stopped working - was it the wiper motor or the relay switch? Well it cost another $400.00 to figure out it was neither, there was a short in the wire! In the meantime, the lever that controls where your heat or ac blows from stuck on defrost and floor - not even going there to figure out how to fix that! Now my driver side window is stuck down and it's 50 degrees outside and getting colder! This car is a money pit!!

3 out of 5 starsComfort
1 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
1 out of 5 starsReliability
1 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

The Monte Carlo name holds a special place in the hearts of Chevy loyalists.

The last time a car had this name gracing its flanks, Bill Clinton thought Whitewater was a good investment. With its knife-edge styling, opera window and rear-drive V-8 performance, this was an all-American styling statement. It was big, space-inefficient and loved by Chevy devotees, who would buy any car as long as it was called a Monte Carlo. The name was enough for people to order the car sight unseen when it first came out.

So, does today's version live up to its legendary reputation? Does its styling go for baroque, as the Monte always has done?

Well, in this age of computer-designed efficiency, there... Read More