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#77 of 104 Why end the best?
Jan 08, 2007 (2:08 pm)
I've recently read that Chevy will again lose the Monte Carlo line! What's up with this? Sales down? Can't sell em? I don't think they're trying hard hard enough! Every other model (well all most every other one) has massive incentives! Thousands off better rebates Etc, Etc, Etc. but every time I've tried to purchase a Monte they are higher priced than most people are willing to pay. I've owned 4 of the 6 generations, and have loved each one more than the next. My newest is a 2006 SS. I'll tell you all that this the hottest thing I've ever owned! It'll do 0-60 in less than 5 sec and without the traction control I'd burn the tires right off the beast! The MC I traded for it was a 2004 Supercharged SS. It had a good top end but it doesn't even compare to this 06! Now I've read where Nascar/GM is going to an Impala SS. Don't get me wrong I "Like" the Impala but I and so do alot of others "Love" the Monte Carlo! I hope it won't come to that again but.... I guess we'll see huh? Hey not everyone in this country is married with 2.5 kids! Two doors vs 4 I'll take the two!
Jan 28, 2007 (8:51 pm)
I bought a used 06 Monte Carlo with the 3.9L about three months ago. At first I really liked but I have started to notice creaking and cracking noises coming from the dash and the door panels. I have taken it into the dealership and they have basically told me that this is the way the car is made. Just wandering if anybody else has experienced these same things. My wife seems to think that it is because I am crazy, but I still here it and it is driving me crazy. Any suggestion or comments?
#79 of 104 About the Monte Carlo's INterior.....
Feb 12, 2007 (11:02 pm)
I noticed that the seats in the non-SS Montes are not as comfortable in the slightly redesigned 2006 and newer Montes as the seats in the 2000-2005s. The 2000-2005 base and mid level Montes had seats that rivaled Volvos for comfort.
The good news for you is that the 3.9 is a much better engine than the troubled and dated 3.4 the Monte had from 2000-2005.
Be very specific about the noises that are driving you crazy. If you don't know where it is coming from or are not 100% sure, then tell them when and at what speed the sound occurs.
Example: once I owned a hatchback that had an intermittent squeak. I would insist to the dealer it was a problem with the hatchback's rear upswinging "door". The squeak was actually in the rear seat mechanism that held it upright on one side.
Anyone buying the evidently now discontinued Montes should bargain hard and be patient. Resale will be awful, perhaps almost at lowly Saab levels.
#80 of 104 2007 Monte will soon be history
Mar 01, 2007 (8:01 am)
Chevrolet announced March 1/07 Monte Carlo will cease production at the end of this years model run, probably June. GM is gearing up for more advertising of the Impala models.
May 05, 2007 (5:51 am)
I like the overall design and function of the new Monte Carlo. The sales are dropping on the Monte because they have no sales group particularly. Kids who want the speed and hoursepower think they are out of the movies, and go out and buy their little 100 hp civics and little rice burners like everyone else. It is a large 2 door car, with a V8 (well v6 if you don't have the SS) The Monte has a select market type. People like me who like it and respect the HP have kids and can be won over by the Impala due to having 4 doors. It is just a hard market out there for a large sized, 2 door V8 car. Alot harder than a 2 door gas sipper, or a 2 door small coverible coupe with 200 HP, or even a high powered 4 door sedan. Think of the Solara, or other like style cars....they have sales issue too, and Toyota pretty much owns the market right now for car sales. GM for the first time in a long time reported a profit, so if the best selling car in America (yes I hate to say it, but it is true) Toyota can't sell a large 2-door sedan, how can our beloved Chevrolet do it....I think they (short of small mods we would all like to see) Have designed the Monte in the best profitable way possible....."hey guys...we aren't selling these....what can we do to make our fellow Americans buy it?.........throw a big ass engine in it as an option...yeah that will do it" Hey it turned my head....haha
Oct 17, 2007 (5:52 pm)
yes i have a 07 model we bought about 5 month's ago we did'nt notice the paint comming off until about a month after we bought it the dealer wicth is royal oak's of paducah,ky said that we have gotten something on the paint but there is no way and they will not fix it there is a noise in the steering and the door's are rattling the stereo wont turn up right when you turn it down then it get's louder i dont think the car drive's as good as the other 5 monte carlo's i have owned.
#84 of 104 Re: Cheap interior [nicklesage2000]
Oct 22, 2007 (3:49 pm)
& I bought an 06 SS and I have had nothing but problems with it. I have replaced the dash twice and it is now coming apart again. The power steering pump is going out. There are creaking and cracking noises coming from up under my car. The back end had to be repainted, the tire sensors are constantly going off. I have never had this many problems with a vehical and Chevy will not do anything about it but give me the run around. I did not pay $32,000 for a car to end up in a rental all the time. So I know what you are going through.
#85 of 104 FED UP WITH SS
Oct 22, 2007 (3:53 pm)
& I bought an 06 SS and I have had nothing but problems with it. I have replaced the dash twice and it is now coming apart again. The power steering pump is going out. There are creaking and cracking noises coming from up under my car. The back end had to be repainted, the tire sensors are constantly going off. I have never had this many problems with a vehical and Chevy will not do anything about it but give me the run around. I did not pay $32,000 for a car to end up in a rental all the time. I have test drove other 06 SS and the dashes in them were also lifting up. BE CAREFUL ABOUT BUYING AN 06 SS