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#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?
Jun 30, 2006 (9:32 am)
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Jul 05, 2006 (12:39 pm)
Why would I want to spend my hard earned money on a rental car? Same with the Impala and other GM clones. When GM starts selling to individuals and not corporate rental fleets I might be interested in GM again.
Front drive, muscle car (SS)? Get real. That turn signal is the same design I had on my '82 Z28 when I was in High School.
Jul 06, 2006 (9:07 am)
These cars look better now than they did B4 from some angles. The problem is that its the same car in side and out with a new radio and some new engines. It should have been redesigned like many here say.
Its sad that GM is gonna retire yet another great name. Good thing the Camaro is comming back.
The values of these things are also gonna drop if they stop production.
#73 of 104 Re: Monte Carlo [exalteddragon1]
Jul 21, 2006 (6:03 am)
There are a couple things I wish GM would do/would have done with the current Monte:
1) Put some chrome trim inside the taillights a la Nissan Altima...would spruce up the rear.
2) I cannot understand how starting with either the '04 or '05 model (can't recall which), they took the bodyside molding off, and it's not even an option! Makes the car look bloated, not to mention susceptible to parking lot dings! If I bought a new one, I'd have the dealer body shop install the moldings from the earlier car and charge me for it!
Bill P. from OH
#74 of 104 Re: Look Familiar [ssmonteman]
Jul 30, 2006 (9:59 am)
I'm not sure what u have heard about the 06 monte SS, but it will eat up a new mustang GT. I traded in my 02 SS on the 06 and have had the pleasure of beating lots of mustangs, suped up GTP's, nitrous civics and hemi chargers. The RWD drive have traction issues off the line and i can take 3 lengths on them and usually hold it. I beat a beautiful black hemi charger last night, not by 3 lengths but a length none the less, nothing like seeing a losers headlights in your rear view. WHATEVER you have heard about not being in the same ball park is pure BS, this thing pulls so hard it is hard to explain, it hauls ass, believe me, i have made some people very sad after they revved thier motors at me. Just because you read numbers in a magazine doesn't mean squat, GM did an awesome on this 5.3 V-8, nice rumble, revs like a frikkin f-1. As far as i'm concerned the Mustang GT is totally overrated.
#75 of 104 monte ss 06
Sep 05, 2006 (3:39 pm)
so the ss monte will beat the R/T and the GT? I have drove the 06 ss and was impressed with its aggressiveness. so do you feel it would be a better buy than the SRT-8 R/T AND GT??