1997 Monte Carlo

Consumer Reviews

1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

$1,763 - $2,119  MSRP Range
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Review Score

4.3 out of 5 stars

4.3

7 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.6 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.6 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.1 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.4 out of 5 stars Reliability
4 out of 5 stars Performance
4.1 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

EXCELLENT CAR

by R57CHEVY from CARY NC on Wed Jan 24 2007

I HAVE OWNED THIS CAR FOR 50K AND IT IS A WONDERFUL CAR. I GET 20 MPG AROUND TOWN AND AS HIGH AS 34MPG ON THE HIGHWAY. RECENTLY I WAS DRIVING IT 500 MILES PLUS A WEEK WITH NO BREAKDOWNS OR ANY PROBLEMS, A NICE SMOOTH QUITE RIDE AT 75MPH PLUS. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH MY MONTE CARLO.

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

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4 out of 5 stars

worked for me

by apples from alberta, canada on Sun Apr 27 2008

This car is a good car for me. I've had to start doing repairs on it...but mostly standard things based on a 11 year old car. The engine sometimes high idles or the idle waves, but it hasn't left me stranded yet. It's a comfortable ride, but I'm short so I find my feet aren't quite long enough for the stretch to the petals. Handling is really good, I can speed down a gravel road and not even move around. The trunk, is really huge, it holds everything!

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

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

97' Monte Carlo

by chokung from PA on Sun Apr 12 2009

I have own my Monte' for almost 3 month, the car is awesome and really comfort. I drive it around and get the great gas mileage. One minor problem is fault alarm on dash, like ABS warning, traction control light and CHK engine light. Other than that this car is great!

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
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

An Awesome Car

by Otter from Massachusetts on Tue Feb 20 2007

I have had my Monte Carlo for about a year and a half and it is by far the best car that I have owned. I am a collage student and I make regular trips from Massachusetts to Pennsylvania. The gas millage is 29 and 34 Highway and about 20 - 22 in town or city driving. Other than minor repairs the car has been fantastic. The engine is one of the best that Chevy makes. For the size of the engine in the car is is quick. I am also a musician so there is lots of room for hauling various gear and the fold down rear seats are helpful for large items that need to be transported. I love my Monte Carlo!

5 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

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3 out of 5 stars

info

by mcqste33 from athens pa on Sat Mar 19 2011

car has a few problems abs system problems and brakes had to replace the intake manafold gasket problem had a water leaking from the front of the intake at 100000 miles best to remove the spark plug coils and clean the corosion from the contacts and put dyelectric greese in the contacts car has head gasket problems too.and a fuel air sensor problems just spray sensor cleaner on it it will fix it the sun roof leaks i sealed that up with sealant cant get parts. ive gotten 30mpg on a road trip to connecut keep a eye on the rear brake lines for rotting out and blow out car has a electric brake mod it the car to help you stop. over all it gets me to work and starts every time keep the oil and fluids changed and normal service it will be a good car. for the money good luck and safe driving

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

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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Good Car but lacks power

by Volunteer Firefighter from Flat Gap on Wed Mar 21 2012

When chevy went with the lumina platform for the Monte Carlo they took most of the power you expect from the Monte Carlo. Over all a good car but tremendously under powered.

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

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Uses car for Just getting around

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5 out of 5 stars

Best. Car. Ever!

by Kim from Florida on Sat Jun 17 2017

I've owned this car for just over 20 years, still use it as my main vehicle to get back/forth to work (100 miles/day).

5 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

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Our Take on the 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

There is the adage that the "third time's the charm," but in the case of the Chevrolet Motor Division, it is four times.

Chevrolet takes its place at the head of the pack at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday, pacing the Brickyard 400 for the fourth consecutive year.

Using a specially modified 1997 Monte Carlo Brickyard 400 based on the Monte Carlo Z34 model, Chevy continues its heritage of associating its production automobiles with the grinding crucible of racing.

The heritage comes naturally. After all, Louis Chevrolet was a race driver before General Motors founder Billy Durant picked him to build the first Chevrolet passenger car. The rest is history, with Chevy becoming one of the... Read More