The car is timeless. It's popular with old and young alike.
My 2005 Chevy Monte Carlo has been an awesome car for my family. We have had our car for around 6 years now and it still runs awesome!! As far as the motor on our car the only thing that has had to be done was replacing the heads. Which was very expensive but the car had been owned by a couples younger son who had the car took from him and sold because he was caught racing the car so that could have contributed to that. The motor is very sound now and I would trust it to drive across country and back again. The other parts on the car however have not fared too well. We have had the wheel bearings, ball joints, tie rods and tie rod ends. I am not sure if the way the car was handled before we got it had anything to do with it but I am sure it didn't help. We were faced with the decision of having to now replace sway bar and links, struts, and springs or letting the car go and since our youngest daughter has better means of fixing it we made the decision to let her have the car because we know once those things have been corrected the car will be the dependable transportation that it has been for us for so long. So I am no expert but from my experience,, the actual motor of these cars are far and above everything you would ever need but the body leaves a lot of room for improvement.
Decent car, good longevity, some issues.
My monte Carlo is a beast. It is has 200k+ miles on it and is still chugging away. It is got great durability. It is a larger vehicle so it can be slightly difficult to maneuver. But it has lots of space on the inside as well as a large trunk that can open up to the cabin. Because of its size, the brakes go bad faster as is typically the case with this model. This is not the car I would have chosen for myself (I am short and like smaller cars), but it was the right price from a friend. It has been decently reliable for its age and I am grateful that it is still working well (heat & ac are great).
Problematic 2005 Monte Carlo
My 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo has power windows and driver side seat. I currently have a recall for the ignition switch and everytime I turn around something is going wrong with it. I've had thousands of dollars worth of work on it and seems like I'm only going to spend thousands more. In the long run, it'll probably be cheaper to just buy a new car. It has gotten me from point "A" to point "B" however I don't feel as if I'm getting the gas mileage as I should.
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Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right front passenger (Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owners Manual for more safety information.)
Trunk emergency release handle
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This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General Motors LLC (GM) notified the agency on July 3, 2014, that they are recalling 6,729,742 model year 2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo, 1997-2005 Chevrolet Malibu, 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero, 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue, 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am and 2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix vehicles. In these models, the weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.
If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will provide two replacement key rings and key cover on all ignition keys, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. GM's number for this recall is 14350.
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