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Pros: all the above
Cons: front end appearance
Advice: i've had 12 04 gm cars that all went back this is my last american car,if this goes bad it jap all the way from now on,gm have no quality control.we'll lets put it this way i bought it,i like black,and it was loaded with,onstar,xm radio,6-way power seats D&P,heated seats D&P,cd player,cassette player,moon roof,22 city/31 hwy,alarm,keyless entry,onboard hands free telephone.
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!
Pros: Well the comfort is nice, but in an SS that shoudn't be the main priority.
Cons: It's an SS model with a V6 engine, also there are absolutely no aftermaket parts available for this car.
Advice: If you like comfort and not much power this is the car for you.I thought the car would have much more power then it had. I was very upset that Chevrolet threw SS on the vehicle with a V6 engine. No wonder the sales of this car have dropped significantly this year. If chevrolet is going to make an SS model they need to at least make it with a powerful V8 engine. Poor decision by Chevrolet in my opinion.
Pros: supercharged model
Cons: head room very minimal
Advice: buy one, get the supercharged modelresponds well, not much head roomfor driver over 6 feet tall, supercharger makes it fun to drive.
Cons: 90's appearance
Advice: drive both models firstDrove both types,supercharged and regular 3800. chose the regular 3800 ,did not want to buy 91 oct. Looks like a 90's car ,but impressive preformance.
Pros: Strong V-6.
Cons: The fact that it came with a cassette player and no CD player. Does anyone still use cassette??
Advice: Find a 2004 with the rebate soon. You can get one heck of a deal on it!!!I got this vehicle as a prior rental. I got it $6000 below sticker and still got the rebate. MY monthly payments went down $85 from the 2001 I traded in!! So far, I like this car. It is big and safe for me and my son. It does have some get up and go. No need to rev it up to 5000 RPM's to get the power. Just stomp on the gas and it goes. I got a decent sized car for the price I would have paid for a compact and I got some really good features. I even got the dealer to install my cd changer for free. Not bad huh??? This vehicle is not for everyone since I know most younger people think of the Monte as a 'old geezer car' Well, I'm 37 and not a geezer!! Its a nice ride with some get up and go. If you want a car with good features, good ride, and are not too worried about your 0-60 times, t hen this is it.
Pros: Everything ! From the performance, looks, and comfort (leather interior and heated seats) to the high quality sound system.
Cons: The fact that I bought it used and it has no ashtray or lighter. Must have belonged to a non-smoker..It's cool though, I bought an ashtray that fits in the cupholder.
Advice: Test Drive one, and see for yourself! Don't even bother with the smaller sporty looking cars, there is no comparison!This car is one sweet ride!!! I fell in love with it in the showroom. I've waited 27 years of my 'driving' life for something sporty (raised 4 children first, driving sedans) Growing up in the 70's, cars like this always got my attention and fast. Now I finally own one! My car turns heads everywhere it goes. Gotta love that. I was afraid to get the SS solely because of insurance rates. The LS looks just as good. The only thing it doesn't have is a spoiler. It doesn't matter though, driving this car will make you feel like you are on top of the world! The comfort of the leather interior and heated seats will be much appreciated during winter driving in upstate New York. We travel downstate at least once a year and the long drive will be as comfortable as driving to town, I'm sure. The sound system is fantastic, as I have always liked my music loud. There is no distortion as there was with my old car. The power moonroof is awesome when the sun streams in making me feel as wild and untamed as the car looks. No matter how old you are, you will love this car! My husband says I am living my second 'teenhood' with it, and you know, he is absolutely right! This car is a dream with a happy ending! It had only 4400 miles on it when I bought it, as close to new as I wanted with an $6000.00 sticker price less than it would have cost me for a brand new one. Worth the price? Absolutely!! If you want something that looks sporty, yet drives with the comfort of a luxury car, look no further, this car is it! The dependability of a Chevy with the 'pick-up' and 'looks' of the other 'performance' cars in it's class, (Trans Am, Camaro, GTO, and even Vettes)yet the comfort of a Cadillac.