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Monte Carlo SS Tested by The Car Connection

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A decent review and quite a respectable 0-60 time and a top speed of 145 MPH. I don't see how anyone can bitch about this car being FWD. It will blow the doors off of any RWD Monte,Camaro etc that me and my buddies used to drive back in the good old days.Check it out Here Edited by I hope GMRULES again
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I don't think that I have ever seen a review of such magnitude for a Chevy, especially a front drive V8 one such as the Monte SS! :CG_all: :CG_all: :CG_all:
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The new Monte has a very good power-to-weight ratio. GM's come a long way since taging a N/A 3800 Monte Carlo an SS.
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That's a very good review. I like the new Monte Carlo. After reading this, maybe it'll really be livable with FWD, as I was concerned about torque steer. Another plus: this is the quickest and fastest Chevrolet Monte Carlo ever built. I just hope this isn't another "get it right and kill it" story from GM... that would be a shame.
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I just hope this isn't another "get it right and kill it" story from GM... that would be a shame.

It's what GM is best at...
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Hmmm.... I've seen 2 reviews this week ... 1 for the '06 impala and this one for the '06 monte carlo ... and both reviewers seem to take pleasure in making jabs at the older Impalas and Monte Carlos ... not exactly a way to win over readers, imho. And the '06 mc reviewer ... is an equal-opportunity jabber, taking shots at both the older RWD Monte Carlos ... and even the recent FWD SS monte carlos:

2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
The throaty roar of the V-8 returns — but is it enough?
by Eric Peters (2005-11-18)

For the ideological purist, it's tough to get cozy with the idea of a serious performance car that isn't rear-wheel drive, like the Reagan-era '83-'88 Monte Carlo SS was. But take a turn behind the wheel; give it a chance.
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Streetbound Monte Carlos have long emulated the stock-car look. This one delivers the stock-car experience.
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Thanks to displacement-on-demand technology, which allows the engine to operate in four-cylinder mode under light throttle/cruise-type conditions, highway fuel economy is an impressive 28 mpg. The old SS couldn't touch that rolling down a steep hill in neutral.
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The infusion of V-8 power means that Monte Carlo SS owners are no longer condemned to motor toothlessly around the parking lot at Talladega or Martinsville looking silly in their V-6 pretend stockers - all decal, no cattle.


Hmph.

Are the journalists starting to give GM a break now ... or? I mean...this makes 2 good review in a row this week ... first the '06 impala and now the '06 monte carlo.

At any rate, this is definitely a good review ... no question. But, I'm still waiting for the return of the Monte Carlo (RWD, that is).


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Cant deny though that even with it being FWD it still is a better performer than any of the old ones. Gm seems to have put a lot of time and work to make the V8 so it would perform well in this FWD setup. I wouldnt mind taking one for a spin now just to see how it is in real life.
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Are the journalists starting to give GM a break now ... or? I mean...this makes 2 good review in a row this week ... first the '06 impala and now the '06 monte carlo.


No... Just read the "GM Corporate" section.

In there you'll learn "Just how non-vital GM is to our economy" and "Every reason why to hate GM"
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These new SS chevy's are great additions to the generals stable and give the average customer a great way to get a performance car that is also practical. Damn, it was too bad that Impala SS was just out of my reach and had a small back seat.
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No... Just read the "GM Corporate" section.

In there you'll learn "Just how non-vital GM is to our economy" and "Every reason why to hate GM"

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seriously your starting to sound like an emo kid

they did the monte carlo right and it gets its deserving reviews; thinking of getting a test drive if i find the time Edited by carpetbagger
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^ Ooh! He toasted you FOG, man! He toasted you! :lol: Anyhow, for a simple nose, engine, and ass job, the "new" Monte isn't bad. It actually wasn't that bad to start with in 2000, either. The '00 Impala was the ass end of the deal, honestly.
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oddly enough, i've always liked this gen of MC. except for engines. until now.
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I've done the research, and I'm pretty sure that the 2006 Monte Carlo is the only car you can buy with two doors, a V-8 AND five seat belts. Truly in a class of its own. And the press bashes GM for offering nothing unique. Hmph.
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i like the new nose, a matching tail would do this car fine justice what are the transmission choices?
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It will blow the doors off of any RWD Monte,Camaro etc that me and my buddies used to drive back in the good old days.

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A lot of cars out there today will. Those Muscle Cars had huge engines and could spin the tires like no tomorrow.. but they didn't put enough power to the ground.

Sh*t, my 6 cylinder Camaro is quicker than the 8s (save the IROC) that came out 10 years before it. Edited by NOS2006
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A lot of cars out there today will. Those Muscle Cars had huge engines and could spin the tires like no tomorrow.. but they didn't put enough power to the ground.

Sh*t, my 6 cylinder Camaro is quicker than the 8s (save the IROC) that came out 10 years before it.

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I know. I just meant that Chevy fans who bitch about it being FWD should reserve judgement until they've taken a new one for a ride. 0-60 in under 6 seconds is pretty dam good.
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I just meant that Chevy fans who bitch about it being FWD should reserve judgement until they've taken a new one for a ride. 0-60 in under 6 seconds is pretty dam good.


*raises eyebrow slightly*

Yes, that is pretty darn good. But, how often do you do 0-60 in normal driving?
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I know. I just meant that Chevy fans who bitch about it being FWD should reserve judgement until they've taken a new one for a ride. 0-60 in under 6 seconds is pretty dam good.

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That is the total truth!!!!! FWD isnt the bad thing people make it out to be. For a lot of people it may make it easier to deal with in bad conditions.
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FWD isnt the bad thing people make it out to be.


Same could be said for RWD.....
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Saw an 06 Monte SS tonight for the first time in White 18 inch wheels and all. Pretty nice car 31,000 sticker wasnt too nice and the car seemed shorter overall but a nice car. I think its going to be a good seller.
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seriously your starting to sound like an emo kid

they did the monte carlo right and it gets its deserving reviews; thinking of getting a test drive if i find the time

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Woe is me....:D

It was a nice review.

But I was, as always being a sarcastic ass with the earlier post, not an Emo kid (I hate emo kids...Go figure eh :huh: )
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Here it is December 1st and there STILL are no Monte Carlos of any kind at any of the 6 dealerships in my area of a 100 mile radius. It's almost like they don't really care about the car. Impalas are stocked by the boatloads as are HHR's but not a singe Monte. This is very weird in the extreme.
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