2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Chevrolet Monte Carlo
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.
The gas gauge does not work.
The vehicle I drive is fairly good on gas, it is dependable and drives smooth. The vehicle is older so there are issues. The windshield has a hairline crack along bottom of window. The dashboard has a crack from the sun beating down on it. The car has high mileage which is not accurately known due to engine replacement. The gas gauge does not work at this time, it quit after I obtained the car 2 years ago.
If you have a family, I would not recommend buying this car.
My monte carlo is an ls which means it has a 3. 4 liter engine and not a whole lot of get up and go. The car does not accelerate very fast at all and tends to go through gas pretty fast for how small of an engine it has. It only has 2 door and it has bucket seats in the back which do not really leave a lot of legroom and it is a pain for people to get in and out of the back.
This car is rare as it is an ss supercharged. They do not make them anymore.
The seat on the driver's side no longer has heating, the air conditioner on the driver's side puts out heat instead of cool air, and the wiper fluid has a leak in it. In spite of all this, it is an easy-to-drive vehicle, you can feel the power behind the wheel so it is not a light car, and it just really looks cool.
Great first vehicle for anyone learning to drive!
It is a smaller vehicle which makes it great for a single person. Not great during snow or heavy rain. Very low to ground which makes it difficult for steep driveways. The trunk is incredibly spacious allowing you to move many items. It is also very easy to handle and makes for a perfect first vehicle!
It runs good for a very long time.
I love how my car is very comfortable and how easily the acceleration is as well. Even though it is an older car it still drives very good, especially if you take car of the car which is very important. It does not cost a lot to fill up the gas tank, which is awesome since gas prices are going up.
Great performance Monte Carlo.
My Monte Carlo is very reliable, if you do oil changes and regular maintenance it will work, the only problem is that it has over 200, 000 miles, Chevrolet stopped making them in 2006. I wish they brought them back again, I will buy one in a heartbeat, I am trying to keep it as long as possible.
I would recommend this car to a young man or couple.
This car gets excellent mileage, it runs smooth, corners well. Has speed, looks, and room to move. Trunk space is impressive and it's fairly easy to maintain. Unfortunately, the bucket seats are hard as bricks and there are no lumbar supports to assist, so long trips are not recommended.