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1998 Monte Carlo

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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

$375 - $4,379  MSRP Range

Review Score

3.8 out of 5 stars

3.8

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

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4 out of 5 stars

It's been a good car.

by Realistic about cars from Eau Claire, WI on Wed May 09 2007

I bought this car in 2001 used with 33,000 miles on it. As of May 2007, it has 79,000, and has been a good vehicle all around. Maintenance has been done normally, and the car has never left me stranded. It has needed some work over the years (front brakes, tires, abs sensors & module, cruise control) but these are normal with any car. If there was one thing I would say I don't like, it is the blind spot behind the rear windows. If there have been problems with the traction, it has been because of tires. Problems that are noted by mechanics with this car: the intake gaskets will be eaten away if you do not get the Dexcool antifreeze out of the radiator, and that job by a good shop will cost you between $500 to $600 (a radiator flush with the old green antifreeze will cost between $50 and $100, and may keep the gaskets from deteriorating). Also, the fuel tank will eventually rust, which will need to be replaced. If you need to do this repair, buy a new aftermarket tank and ask the mechanic to undercoat the tank before installation, and you should have no further problem. Currently am thinking about buying another car, but this one has been so good to me it is turning out to be a tough decision.

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

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Has been a great first car!

by kpkiller from Grove City, OH on Wed May 31 2017

I have owned it now for over 4 years and it has been an extremely reliable, fun, and cost-effective daily driver. It has gotten me through harsh winters, hotter than the sun days, and everything in between. Although not incredibly fuel efficient it has been relatively cheap to own due to good reliability. The largest drawback of the interior is the single cup-holder. The trunk is huge and going to and from college with it has been easier than expected.

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

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Best car I've ever owned

by Barbi from Ohio on Fri Apr 13 2007

This is the best car I have ever owned and every one of my cars have been purchased new. The reliability is wonderful, the comfort, styling, lines, performance, upkeep. Anyone who doesn't give this car 5 stars is mistaken or got a lemon. Of course, it helps when you do regular maintenance.

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

Purchased a New car

Does recommend this car!!

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2 out of 5 stars

Worst Car For Teenager Imaginable

by Wayney from Richmond, VA on Wed Jan 03 2007

I have had this car for 2 years and I hate it. It's too big and it weighs too much. I have the hardest time parking this boat, I have to back up into all my spots because the car is too long. Acceleration is good in this car I must say, but traction is an issue at times. My parents had to had to replace my alternator and serpentine belt. The interior is very bland and contains more plastic than a tupperware party. If you like a simple American car this is the car for you, but if you're someone who needs something more posh don't buy this car.

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

Purchased a Used car

Does not recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

To my eyes, the Chevrolet Monte Carlo was the white polyester suit that John Travolta wore in "Saturday Night Fever." Attention getting, with little there once the suit came off, but an American icon all the same.

Oh sure, this is a stylish enough coupe, but its roots as a two-door Lumina haunt it with an overwhelming blandness.

Of course, Chevy wants you think that this car is the same one that has won so many times in the Winston Cup circuit. After all, Detroit's old creed -- win on Sunday, sell on Monday --survives intact.

I could always appreciate this car's attributes, but it never really sang. But for 1998, Chevy has replace the more-modern double-overhead-cam 3.4-liter V6 with the... Read More