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#60 of 104 2006 Monte Carlo
Apr 05, 2006 (4:59 am)
With a new Camaro in the wings as the NEW two door sport coupe, I believe the low selling Monte Carlos will soon be deleted from the lineup at the end of this run in 2008/9. With tremendous publicity and millions spent on NASCAR and sales still falling like a stone I don't think it would be in Chevys interest to carry on with the Monte. Get one while you can.
#61 of 104 Re: 2006 Monte Carlo 3LT [hdmonte]
Apr 13, 2006 (1:52 pm)
Be sceptical of the 5.3 if you want, but it is nothing to laugh at. I have one, and it will MOVE!!!
#62 of 104 Re: Ding! [chris65amg]
Apr 18, 2006 (3:05 pm)
#63 of 104 2006/07 Monte Carlo
Apr 24, 2006 (7:38 am)
I believe the Monte Carlo is doomed. For 2007 only 2 engines will be available. 3.5 & 5.3 V8. Watch for the next generation Monte to be called the Impala SS in 2009. Sales of the current Montes are falling rapidly.
May 07, 2006 (3:37 am)
Hey all! Just bought my new Monte last week- 2006 LS, black on black! Fun to drive, handles well, hauls on the highway, room for 5, plug in your ipod... it is the nicest car I have ever been in! I paid $100 over invoice, got the GM extended warranty to 75,000 miles at S plan pricing, got $500 trade in assistance, even got 4.9% financing... If you are thinking about this car, I would recommend checking it out! I love mine!
#65 of 104 Wanna' make a 3800cc Monte haul?
May 19, 2006 (3:56 pm)
Turbo it, add an intercooler, exhaust cutouts and larger injectors. Now, its a "Grand Monte Carlo" much like the Buick GN's of old. I've done it and it'll eat Mustangs, Vipers and Corvettes. Don't believe me? ~ Check out a Pontiac GP 4 Door set up this way doing a 1/4 mi in [11.47 sec. 116.12 MPH] at my site:
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Here's my 'Monte:
#66 of 104 Glad to see an improved Monte
Jun 08, 2006 (12:10 am)
Two years ago Edmunds did not have an active Monte discussion. I test drove the base 04 Monte and found it to be a comfortable cruiser with fairly ugly styling and a lousy engine with problems (3.4).
That 04 Monte Carlo had a dash with some styling cues from the classic 70-72 Montes. It also had seats (base version) that seemed the equal of Volvo's (I did test drive a Volvo during the same period). Chevy borrowed Toyota technology for a frame immediately behind the dash. And copied Hyundai in making the rear side panel one piece. Don't forget those great crash test scores.
Now all of the good stuff (except for the dash styling) is mated with much better front end styling and a more reliable, more modern engine. The 06 Monte Carlo should have been the 2000 version.
#67 of 104 Re: 2006/07 Monte Carlo [charts2]
Jun 16, 2006 (2:11 pm)
Well, of course Monte Carlo sales are falling. You can't expect a stale design to continue selling. I would've likely traded my '02 for an '06 but I didn't want the "same" car. I ended up with the Impala SS but already miss my Monte Carlos "B" pillar that didn't direct air into my ear while driving with the windows down. I also miss the sportier seats in my old Monte Carlo. Monte Carlos will sell again if they would only restyle it. As for the Camaro taking over the coupe slot, there is room for both if both are great cars. I like Camaros but would choose the Monte Carlo for higher comfort levels. Chevy used to be able to sell multiple lines of cars. Toyota does it today. As long as they all are quality built and have their distinct place in the lineup, the sales will follow.
#69 of 104 Re: Wanna' make a 3800cc Monte haul? [blacktie]
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Jun 28, 2006 (12:08 am)
Hey, blacktie, why don't you put some of those photos up on your CarSpace page?