...The engine on the LS remained a 3.1-liter V6 rated at 160 horsepower, while the Z34 engine got bigger, yet slightly less powerful: it was now a 3.8-liter V6 rated at 200 horsepower (the previous engine was a 3.4-liter, 215-horsepower V6).Mileage for the LS is 20/29 city/highway, and the Z34 improved to 19/30 with the new engine. Drivers love this car for the mileage, yet stronger-engine feel. It is large enough for a family, yet fun enough that many drivers would like it. Luxurious options such as power leather seats are popular, yet complaints arise about the large turning radius for the...
...Under the Z34's hood is a powerful 3800 V6 engine from the GM parts bin. This motor replaces the old twin-cam 3400 V6, which lacked low-end grunt and suffered from some rumored durability issues. The new engine is very satisfying, if not world-class in terms of refinement. The Z34 dumps its attractive five-spoke painted alloy wheels in favor or more aggressive looking machine-faced rims. Also new are four fresh paint colors, and a new medium gray interior. The 1998 Monte Carlo is better than any Monte before it, but is saddled with vanilla styling that renders it nearly invisible on the road...
...Better support is needed, but this has always been true in this line of cars. The trunk is roomy, meaning you haul lots of stuff as well as you and your brood. Best of all, it all comes in at a Chevy price: $22,933 for a very well-loaded test car. So it seems that just as the '70s have come back, and disco is now called dance music, it's time to accept and welcome a unique American automobile and appreciate its merits. Just don't expect it to perform at the track, like the Winston Cup versions do. 1 998 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO Z34 Standard: 3.8-litre OHV V6, 4-speed automatic transmission...
...Signifying its rather genteel nature is that the car comes only with a four-speed automatic transmission, also unlike its racing counterpart. Base price for the Z34 is $20,295, plus $550 transportation. Standard equipment includes power windows and door locks , four-wheel anti-lock brakes, dual remote exterior mirrors, dual front air bags, AM/FM/cassette stereo, air conditioning, full instrumentation and stainless steel exhaust. The base LS coupe comes with six-passenger seating and a 3.1-liter V-6. The Z34 option adds cloth front bucket seats, the bigger engine, four-wheel disc brakes (the...
...The dashboard was lifted straight from the Lumina, and could definitely use some updating. Leather seating, moonroof and a dynamite stereo were appreciated options in our decked-out test car. Tall drivers will find the low roofline outside equates to a low ceiling inside (brilliant deduction, right?). Fortunately, the driver's se at adjusted electrically for height as well as reclining. My 6-foot-6-inch self had to get into the Laz-E-Boy driving position to avoid head-ceiling contact and the dreaded noogy effect. While the Monte Carlo is a decent driver, stylish and comfortable, I couldn't...
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