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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
110,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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  1. spend money again (1 reports)
2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 042011

Monte Carlo SS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles


Purchased my '03 MCSS straight outta the showroom in Dec '02. Loved it, still do even after 8 1/2 yrs with minor problems here & there. Main gripe about this car, in my opinion, Chevrolet really pinched pennies on the MCSS in regards to the brakes. Yesterday was the 5th time I've had to replace the brakes. I'm the only driver, & yes, I know how to properly use a brake pedal. After 8 1/2 yrs & 110,000, I feel 5x is excessive. Rotors had to be completely replaced this time as well. I think the original factory brakes used were just way too cheap to handle the weight of the vehicle.

- , Granite City, IL, USA

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