I’m new to the forum…I’ve been in search of information about the car I had in high school. It was a yellow 1978 Chevy Monza hatchback. I noticed at the time that the hatch was shaped just like my best friend’s puke green Vega, but mine had the Monza grill and emblem. This was always a mystery to me, because I NEVER saw another Monza like mine, and I drove the car from the time I was 17 until I was nearly finished with grad school at age 24. My fiancé (now husband) declared it unsafe and bought me a VW Rabbit (which had its own issues). But I digress…The “Vega-Monza”, as he dubbed it, had an interesting transmission “glitch”-it very easily became stuck in reverse. This tendency created a sense of adventure each time I drove the car, or loaned it to a friend, or allowed it to be parked by a parking lot attendant in downtown Chicago…you get the picture.
I have found very little historical information on this unique vehicle model, and none on the problems with the gear linkage. My research has led to some hilarious commentaries on this car in general, but I would like to know if any of you have more info and/or experiences similar to mine?