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Old 03-01-2007, 12:38 PM   #1
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Default Chevrolet Monte Carlo production to end

http://www.leftlanenews.com/chevrole...on-to-end.html



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General Motors has confirmed production of its Monte Carlo coupe will end early this summer. The last orders will be taken in early May, and assembly at Canada's Oshawa plant will stop on June 20th.

Thanks to a model update and new V8 engine, sales of the front-wheel-drive Monte Carlo were up slightly in 2006, but fell significantly early this year (down 60 percent in January). GM expects the 2008 Malibu to cut into potential Monte Carlo sales further, making now a good time to axe the coupe.

While GM hasn't commented on the future of the nameplate, product chief Bob Lutz said in March GM's new rear-wheel-drive Zeta platform would be used for a new Monte Carlo, along with the upcoming Camaro, Impala, GTO, and Buick Statesman (now believed to be on hold). At the time, Lutz also said a new El Camino was possible a proposal that is gaining steam, according to recent reports.
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:17 PM   #2
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Oh no!!!!
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:20 PM   #3
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:25 PM   #4
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While GM hasn't commented on the future of the nameplate, product chief Bob Lutz said in March GM's new rear-wheel-drive Zeta platform would be used for a new Monte Carlo

Hell yeah!!!
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:40 PM   #5
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Oh noes! Dale Jr. is going to have to find a new ride!
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:48 PM   #6
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Uglyest car ever to cross the border from Canada. DIAF GM
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:58 PM   #7
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Uglyest car ever to cross the border from Canada. DIAF GM
say its ugly to its face! it'll kick your ass...

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Old 03-01-2007, 04:19 PM   #8
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Have you seen a new one? It's just hideous.
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Old 03-01-2007, 04:35 PM   #9
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Have you seen a new one? It's just hideous.
Yeah,

If ever there was a car that looked like a flounder, it's the current Monte.

I had one as a rental car a few years back. It Drove well and was screwed together very nicely.

The biggest drawback apart from the looks was the mediocre FWD drivetrain.
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:07 PM   #10
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I'm not a total GM hater, but I always thought these cars were just awful. Although they're big and slow, you see people driving them thinking they're in NASCAR or something. Some of these people actually think they've got a fast car. What a joke.
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:29 PM   #11
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I'm not a total GM hater, but I always thought these cars were just awful. Although they're big and slow, you see people driving them thinking they're in NASCAR or something. Some of these people actually think they've got a fast car. What a joke.
haha kinda like how so many wrx owners think they have rally cars... well at least the wrx shares some stuff from the wrc car whereas the monte just shares a name with the nascar car....
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:40 PM   #12
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say its ugly to its face! it'll kick your ass...

wtf??

yea the current Monte Carlo... FTL!
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Old 03-02-2007, 12:06 AM   #13
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Can't wait to see what the new model will look like... That car was meant to carry RWD.
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Old 03-02-2007, 12:22 AM   #14
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It deserves to die. The current SS gets a mere 303 hp and 328lb-ft from a 5.3L V8. That's pathetic.
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