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A good car for the money and very good on gas
Pros: the ride is great. gas milage is way higher than dealer stated. actual milage from Fort Wayne In. to Roswell NM, 36 mpg.
Cons: the brakes and door jam paint.My only complaints are the rear break rotors rusted really fast. I had them replaced 3 times with only 38,000 on it. all the jams look like they were painted by a child! no shine at all, and i can see the primer coat thru the very small amount ov clear. But it sure looks great after I striped SS style.
Cons: front wheel driveNot enough power for a Monte Carlo
Pros: It actually fits me!!!!
Cons: Cupholder at the front is really annoyingly shallow. Spill more drinks that way!
Advice: Buy one!To the guy who said there's not a lot of head/leg room in this car, this is the only 'car' made in 2004 besides an Impala, Cadillac, or a Corvette that I could actually fit in without my knees hitting the steering wheel. Even people sitting behind me are comfortable with their leg room. Having a 38' inseam and being a girl at 6'1' with big feet, it's hard to find things I can fit into that aren't too boyish or frumpy. I really enjoy my car more and more every single day. It's too bad GM is getting rid of this body style to make room for the Camero. They will be too pricey for me. Guess I will be driving this Monte for long time. I really needed something that was sporty, economical, yet big and roomy for my long commutes. This car does it all in style, and I regualarly get 31mpg on the highway.
Pros: the look of the body is the best. good lines and great curves
Cons: its a fwd......I needs to be a rwd
Advice: get the 3.8 ss anything less is a wasteI drove the ss and fell in love...its got good looks, nice power,and it got about 30mls to the galon. It did feel alittle heavy and stiff but all that you can change and tweak to your liking.I have the 3.8 ss but I am gunna upgrade to the supercharged 3.8ltr just cause I like to have all the power I can get and still get good gas milage
Pros: Steering wheel controls, sound system
Cons: small entry to back seats all though comfortable & roomy
Advice: When in doubt buy a monte carloLove it!! fast,sharp,loaded,great on trips (mileage & gas)
Pros: heritage inspired styling
Cons: really not much...
Advice: go for the 3.8...I've always loved the Monte Carlo's. The first Monte was released in 1970. It's come a long way. Does the SS nameplate deserve to grace this car? No. It doesn't deserve to grace anything with less than a V8 in it. having that said...it's a very good performance car for what it is. The 3.8L V6 pushrod is in my opinion a very good engine. No one seems to agree. It is. I wouldn't buy the 3.4 LS...at least get the 3.8. The supercharged 3.8 is amazing...but the naturally powered one scoots just fine. you'll get plenty of tickets wither way. 2004 Monte Carlo SS.
Pros: Heated Seats
Cons: The Monte Carlo
Advice: Run away as fast as you possibly can, buy a Yugo.....I test drove an LS and SS. Both ride like a Sherman tank. Grossly underpowered for size/weight. Leans too heavily in corners. Sound system has feint cracking and popping sounds. Doors rattle with the slightest amount of bass in sound system. Powering Steering feels like it isn't there. Both cars seem to want to cut out when in reverse. Lights dim and get low at stop lights, and the tachometer twitches up and down. Both cars are a MESS!