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History of Monte Carlo Car

The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American-made automobile. Originally introduced by Chevrolet for the 1970 model year (as competition with the Ford Thunderbird), it has gone through six generations as of 2007. All Monte Carlos to date have been two-door coupes, closely based on a contemporary mid-sized sedan.

First generation

Second generation

Third generation

Fourth generation
4th Generation SS Street Spotting

Fifth generation

Sixth generation

2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Mid-Size Coupe

In coupe style, Monte Carlo for 2003 rides on the platform of Impala and contains many of the same mechanical components yet follows its own tack for exterior styling and interior features. The volume model -- Monte Carlo LS -- totes a 3.4-liter plant that delivers 180 hp and earns fuel economy figures to 32 mpg. The performance edition -- Monte Carlo SS -- packs a 3.8-liter V6 that reaches 200 hp. Latest Monte Carlo colors are Berry Red Metallic and Victory Red.
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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Something comes over us when we're in a Chevy Monte Carlo. It's hard not to fantasize we're rocketing down the front straight at Talladega with 42 stock cars glued to the rear bumper. Or maybe we're going through the inner loop at Watkins Glen, bounding off the curbs as we go through the big chicane. The Monte Carlo has that bad boy look and feel.
No matter what you think of the styling, you'll quickly form a bond with the Monte Carlo. It's just so easy to get along with this car. It's roomy and comfortable and easy to operate. It's fast and fun to drive. It's stable at high speeds for long runs down the interstate and it's great fun on back roads, the same kind of roads that form the roots of stock car racing.
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2005 Monte Carlo

Revisions to the 2005 Monte Carlo include the latest version of GM's OnStar system made standard that offers both digital and analog coverage, as well as upgraded hands-free voice recognition capabilities. Newly available 17-inch diamond-cut cast aluminum wheels offer a chrome finish. Trim levels are now realigned to include the LS, LT, and Supercharged SS, each one having a specific V-6 engine. Like its four-door counterpart, the Impala, the base Monte Carlo offers a 3.4-liter V-6 that affords 180 horsepower, mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. The LT comes with a 3.8-liter 200-horsepower V-6, while the top SS model adds a 240-horsepower supercharged 3.8-liter V-6 (along with suspension upgrades, exclusive instrumentation, and more-aggressive exterior trim). Standard equipment includes four-wheel-disc brakes, dual-zone air conditioning, and automatic headlamps.
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2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review

Along with the Impala sedan, the front-drive, full-size Monte Carlo coupe is recast for 2006, and offers a V-8 powerplant for the first time since the rear-drive version was discontinued many years ago. Standard on the base version is a 3.5-liter V-6 that produces 211 horsepower, while uplevel models get a 3.9-liter version of the same basic engine that adds a variable-length intake manifold to generate a slightly quicker 242 horses. The top Monte Carlo SS model gets the V-8, which is a 5.3-liter small-block that produces a brisk 303 horsepower; it utilizes a "displacement on demand" function that shuts down select cylinders when not needed to save fuel. All engines are mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Revised suspension systems offer greater control and comfort than before, while the SS gets the stiffest suspension array in the line for the sportiest cornering abilities. Four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution are standard on all versions but the base model, and traction control is also available in addition to front-side airbags. A tire pressure monitoring system is standard on models equipped with 17- and 18-inch wheels and tires. New, more aggressive-looking exterior design cues reduce the Monte Carlo 's overall length by 1.2 inches compared to the '05 model.
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2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review

The Chevrolet Monte Carlo traces its roots back several decades to the height of the muscle car era, when Chevy sought to entice customers with a sporty, upscale rear-drive V8 coupe that provided a balance of performance and comfort in a stylish package. From those early years -- which included big-block SS (Super Sport) editions -- the Monte Carlo evolved toward a more luxury-oriented persona, saw significant downsizing (to optimize fuel efficiency) and soldiered on as a popular rear-drive sport coupe until 1988, when it was replaced by the Lumina coupe.
Following a lengthy hiatus, the Chevy Monte Carlo emerged once again in 1995. However, by then it had been softened and saddled with a carryover front-wheel-drive platform and V6 engines that barely hinted at the performance of years gone by. It was, in essence, a Lumina coupe.

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