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.
"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."
"I have an 05 LS and it is one of the better cars I've had. Quick pickup, smooth driving, and all around fun to drive. The engine has a little growl to it, which I like. Thinking of making small mods (cold air intake, aftermarket exhaust). The only coupe I've had, but it has plenty of room. I LOVE THIS CAR!!!"