Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review – Research New & Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo Models | Edmunds

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Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Used Models

The Chevrolet Carlo traces its roots several decades to the height of the car era, when Chevy to entice customers with a upscale rear-drive V8 coupe provided a balance of performance and in a stylish package. From early years — included big-block SS (Super editions — the Monte evolved toward a more persona, saw significant downsizing (to fuel efficiency) and soldiered on as a rear-drive sport coupe 1988, when it was replaced by the coupe.

Following a lengthy the Chevy Monte Carlo once again in 1995. by then it had been softened and with a carryover front-wheel-drive and V6 engines that barely at the performance of years gone by. It in essence, a Lumina coupe.

The current-generation Chevrolet Monte coupe debuted in 2000 more distinctive styling and underpinnings from the Impala to better meet the needs of buyers.

Significant changes in helped the Monte Carlo nearly full circle to its original mission with chassis tuning, improved dynamics and more power in SS while freshened interior and styling offer a sculpted and contemporary appearance. In spite of updates, sales remained and the Monte Carlo was gone the 2007 model year.

Although much improved in its years — including a to available V8 power in SS trim we feel that other sport coupe competitors the Mustang offer a more choice as long as you don’t giving up some interior In reviews, our editors felt the Monte Carlo was primarily a cruiser more at home in the lane than on twisty roads. If the latter is your driving environment, you may want to other brighter, more alternatives.

Most Recent Chevrolet Carlo

The Chevrolet Monte received a major update for the model year and it remained a two-door coupe that in three trim levels: the but reasonably well-equipped LS, the more LT and the performance-oriented SS. Under the hood of LS and LT is a 3.5-liter V6 with 211 horsepower, the SS boasts a responsive 5.3-liter V8 303 hp. Impressive numbers, yes.

But would’ve been even if they powered the rear like Monte Carlos of ago, especially in the case of the SS. A layout is typically preferable for weight distribution and balanced especially when the engine is a V8.

Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Overall, this version of the Monte Carlo, which lasted through ’07, was a sport coupe that buyers a reasonably good trade-off for a relatively low sticker Although quick in a straight the V8-equipped Monte Carlo SS from a nose-heavy feel. If reflexes are on your wish instead and you don’t mind passenger quarters, we suggest you a smaller but more nimble coupe, such as an Acura RSX or Eclipse.

Past Chevrolet Carlo Models

Used-car interested in a late-model Monte will likely encounter the model, which was available the 2000-’05 model years. on the then-new Impala platform and fresh, distinctive (some ugly) sheet metal heritage styling cues, the Carlo was originally offered as an LS a 3.4-liter V6 engine making 180 hp, or an SS a 200-hp 3.8-liter V6.

A driver side airbag as well as traction control and on SS models — was added as safety equipment in 2001, and all received four-wheel disc traction control and remote entry in 2003. In a bid to boost its image, Chevrolet added a supercharged engine option for the SS in

Previous to this model, was the Lumina-based Monte Carlo, became available for the 1995 year in LS or Z34 sport trim Those wishing to hit the fast are advised to stick with the 3.4-liter twincam V6 in the Z34. improvements carried the Monte through the next several though only the most used-car shoppers are likely to the differences.

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