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Old 05-13-2005, 03:37 PM   #1
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2006 Monte Carlo

I like the body style of the car, I especially like the engine that they put in the SS version...but why did they make it FWD? The only positive is that there is a slight chance that there is a possibility of a RWD V8 car coming from Chevy in the near future...but that's just speculation by me.
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This is the only information posted about this car, horsepower is 303 and torque is 323. The price is unknown but does anybody see what I'm seeing?
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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo

that has to be one of the most uninspiring things i've seen in a long time...

the front end is ok (kinda like a cross between an old civic and and old mondeo with sharper looking light units)..... but the rear is nasty and the wishy-washy slashes on the side are too 'weak', almost like a half hearted attempt at detail.
that rear spoiler is a joke.
the dash is lifeless and er... am i spotting gaps in the fitment or is the top panel suposed to overlap in that corner like that?

of course, it might be that i can see what they're trying to imitate which lends me to having a harsher opinion of it.
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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo

Styling- Bland

Fit and Finish- Terrible

Engine- might be allright

Handling- Can only get worse. FWD and V8 are not exactly a match made in heaven.
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That car looks obese. The interior looks ok, but that's about it. I would never consider buying it.
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The front is bland at best and the back is simply hideous. And a FWD V8?

Wouldn't be seen dead in that.
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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo

I think that Chevy put this car out simply to remind people that while American cars are getting better, there are still a few that we can have a good laugh at.
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when I first looked at the front end I had thought GM came up with a brand new design for the monte carlo...then I saw the other pics and it still is as bland as the 2004s.... I dont mind the instrument cluster, it looks pretty good... but like the rest of the guys sayd Fwd and V8 and 323lb-ft of torque, ouch! was it you Jimster that said a fwd car is better than rwd up to 250hp?
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If Jimmy did say that why would he have bought a 330ci and not say, an Alfa GTA

The 250bhp is the figure many believe is the most you can put through a FWD car. After that the wheels struggle to put the power down AND steer.

I could be mistaken though, Jim does often talk a lot of sh... ahem, never mind
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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo

....the 250bhp fwd max is something saab announced in some kind of article way back in the late 80s/early 90s and so far, it has been more or less proven right.... ish.
(igonroing autodelta offerings....)
230-240 seems to be a more realistic figure cos so far, anything fwd with around 250 has been too much even for the gizmos they stick in to control the rough edges.
either that or the engineering to quell the problems like torque steer end up numbing the feel/response at 'normal' driving speeds.
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I could be mistaken though, Jim does often talk a lot of sh... ahem, never mind
He is an accountant...baaaazing!

thats an interesting theory tho
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Where is the CLUTCH??
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Say it with me. AU-TO-MA-TIC.
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