The Monte Carlo once shared a common platform with similar cars from Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Buick, but it alone has survived to become GM's only offering in the personal luxury
coupe segment. Unfortunately, with Chrysler readying a new Sebring coupe and the
Honda Accord and Toyota Solara still alive and kicking, the Monte Carlo cannot afford to rest upon its laurels. Given a fresh interior and available V8-power last year, the front-wheel-drive Monte Carlo has increased appeal, for those who grew up with the name as well as empty-nesters looking to get away from their ponderous and fuel-thirsty SUVs.
Great vehicle to own.
By Legend on Thursday, October 24, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,250
"One of the most reliable vehicles I have own. Easy to change the oil and do brake jobs on it. Love the V-6 engine and the power it has. The vehicle rides and runs very smooth. I would definitely buy this vehicle again. Unfortunately the Monte Carlo is no longer in production. I plan on keeping this vehicle at least to 250,000 miles. Love the auxiliary port so I can play my I-pod. I really enjoy having the sunroof as well. This car is extremely great on gas. I have averaged 34 miles to the gallon on long trips on the highway. Made it from Cleveland to New York City on one tank each way. 468 miles out of each tank."
"Bought the car brand new in 2002, have never owned a more reliable, better handling midsize car before. Only wish it had an 8 cyl., but the 6 it came with has excellent gas milage and plenty of power for around town or the highway.
Absolutely love it, and probably will never part with it."