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#12 of 104 Re: NY Auto Show and back to the 60's. [lostwrench]
May 06, 2005 (5:11 pm)
" I've found it. I sat in it at the NY Auto Show this year. The 2006 Dodge Charger. You will go back to the great cars of the 60's with this car. And, they even went back to the original colors, hemi orange, plum crazy, etc. " ---end quote--
So you are saying the new Charger looks nothing like the photos? I know what a '68 or say a '70 Charger looks like, and it is pretty awesome. I know what the Chevy Malibu in '68 looked like. I only have the photos of a blocky looking 4dr. Charger for '06 to go by, but it doesn't look promising at all to me. As for the Monte Carlo, it could use RWD and raising the gas pedal up a bit so it is not so buried down there. Gosh, so many new cars have a very long travel for the right foot to go up and up, then over to the brake = totally wrong. As for the overall look of the Monte Carlo, I guess it rates as somewhat different, which is a good thing, and has some style to it. Looks like the front changes for 2006 but not the roof line. I guess that is a good thing. When the RWD comes out in a few years, if GM is in business, the car may have larger redo of style. May be interesting to see what it looks like then. Ford needs a killer looking Fairlane 500. I saw some photos of some SUV thing using the nameplate - yuk!
Jun 01, 2005 (11:11 pm)
Looks like great deals on '05 models this month! Savings around $5k?
A lot of car for the money. If I had the cash burning a hole in my pocket
and could sell my two older cars, I would be tempted.
#14 of 104 Re: '05 [m1miata]
Jun 11, 2005 (3:33 pm)
I talked with a Chevy salesman last week and he said their initial Impala SS orders will be arriving in mid-late September. Since they hadn't yet ordered any Montes, he wasn't sure when they would be available. He also said that in order to get a feel for the new 5.3 engine, he test drove a Grand Prix GXP at the local Pontiac dealership. He said the torque-steer was a bit of a challenge. He heard that Buick decided not to offer the engine in the La Crosse for that very reason. Their older generation buyers wouldn't be able to handle it. Anyway, he said Chevy buyers won't be disappointed with this great new engine. I will be looking forward to test driving both the Impala SS and Monte Carlo SS sometime this fall.
#15 of 104 Torque steer problem?
Jun 11, 2005 (6:12 pm)
Hummm, can we say, let's go RWD?
Jun 13, 2005 (12:12 pm)
I think that they should change the Monte to RWD with little delay. Just my opinion, though.
#17 of 104 Re: Ding! [chris65amg]
Jun 22, 2005 (8:42 am)
Sounds good as long as you live south of North Carolina.... As for THIS Nor'easterner...FUGETABOUTIT!! I will NOT, NEVER, No WAY own a primary RWD car up here in NYC!! And I do NOT care HOW they present it!!
#18 of 104 Re: Ding! [cfazzari]
Jun 22, 2005 (4:39 pm)
I agree with you Chris,, where people live & how they drive determines what they should logically drive.... In the mid-west here, my wife has to drive 25 miles each way..
So we felt Lucky to find our new Pontiac Gran Prix GXP , online before it even reached Dealer & bought it.. Very Happy with it so far..
Gas mileage avg. 18-20 mixed.
Torque steer, haven't noticed too much, but haven't climbed all over it yet; except for toying with TA Ram Air, & surprised him a little , after he seen what was up it was bye bye !!
I would think any of you Monte Carlo, Impala enthusiasts will be quite pleased with SS's for 2006..
We won't part with this GXP but i can see myself buying a Monte Carlo SS..
Of course that would mean parting with my '02 Z-28 LS1
#19 of 104 Re: Ding! [cfazzari]
Jun 25, 2005 (8:32 pm)
So, then don't buy a RWD as your primary car. Last time I looked, all Chevy cars except the 'vette are FWD... so you have your choice. Now, let the rest of us who favor the better handling characteristics of RWD have at least ONE model in the Chevy lineup!
As you know, there are MANY folks that live "up north" who have a RWD performance car in a garage or warehouse all winter, and who bring 'em out for late Spring through Fall...
Is 2007 still the target date for a North American-built RWD car to arrive? I thought the GTO was to be built by Holden for only 3 years (2004-2006), and then a new RWD platform will be built worldwide, including North America. What will Chevy's model based on this platform be? The Monte Carlo? A Camaro? Both? Since the GTO already has the LS2 RWD drivetrain, I would think it would be a reasonable choice for Chevy as well, since for 2006 it will already be in the Corvette, the SSR, and the TrailBlazer.
#20 of 104 Re: Ding! [rcc442]
Jun 29, 2005 (9:46 am)
I live in Syracuse, NY and we get loads of snow in the winter. I have an 01 Monte Carlo and an 86 Corvette. The Vette comes out in the spring and the Monte sits waiting for rainy days or the fall. However, if I could have had a 5 or 6 speed RWD Monte Carlo, I would have preferred it to what I currently have - AND IT WOULD BE THE CAR I DRIVE IN THE WINTER. I think Syracuse had 180" of snow last winter. All you need is a set of Blizzaks and know how to drive that RWD car in the snow. I will say that it wouldn't be for everybody, though.
Also, if you are going to be getting a decked out top-of-the-line Monte, you may not want to have it on the roads anyway in the winter due to the rust that develops from the salt they put down to melt the snow. Save your old FWD Monte for that.
#21 of 104 Re: Ding! [4plus3vette]
Jun 30, 2005 (10:20 am)
Ah Syracuse New York In Late June!! The last snowfall of the season is probably already melting away in your driveway
As for me - I live in the Bronx, I've got a wife, an ex-wife, three kids in Log Island, maybe more kids on the way, a full-time job and a part time job. What I do NOT have is time to be screwing around with snow tires, belts, chains or other traction-voodoo when my FWD Intrepid plows right through the snow, and my AWD Town & Country can plow right through an avalance if need be. I am DELIGHTED that the new Monte (and Impala SS) are FWD, and I actually do feel bad for Southerners that would prefer their MCs in RWD.
As for YOU my Syracuse friend - I wish you luck with the Vette. Keep that baby safe, especially after the first new snowfalls of August appear overhead