The End of The Monte Carlo

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    The End of The Monte Carlo

    I just recieved an email from GM. Attached was a letter from Marc Comeau(Vice President Sales, Service and Marketing for GM Canada)

    May 4th will be the final day you can order a new Monte Carlo. Production will cease on June 20, 2007.

    Chevrolet is making room in it's lineup for the highly anticipated new Malibu, due in October and the new Camaro due sometime in 2009.

    So if you want a brand new Monte Carlo your window of opportunity is closing. You better get out to your dealer soon and order the one you want.
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    Re: The End of The Monte Carlo

    Wow...That will piss off more then a few people...
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    Re: The End of The Monte Carlo

    You are saying that the MC is gone for good or has production stopped for 2007? Sounds like it will no longer be available. So, my supercharged 2004 climbs higher in stature!

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    Re: The End of The Monte Carlo

    Guess no 08 model then. They better get the Camaro here soon!
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    Re: The End of The Monte Carlo

    Lack of development=lack of being competitive=lack of relevance=lack of buyers=lack of reason to be around. This somehow sounds familiar.

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    Thank god the misery is over! The shockingly chintzy interior, archaic engineering and incoherent sloppy exterior design of the MC are embarrassing throwbacks to 1981. If you’ve sat in any VW, Honda, Audi, Volvo or several of GMs other vehicles, you’ll agree that the Monte interior is not competitive at all. Not surprisingly, even with mountains of cash incentives, the MCs poor sales figures reflect its desirability. Cleaning up the Chevy showroom floor of this car is a good move that will help improve the perception of the brand and make room for better products. The upcoming Malibu and the other fantastic new vehicles really shows that GM is committed to both quality and design integrity. I want Chevrolet and GM to succeed, and I know they will. But all it takes is a leader with vision and good taste to get it done. I am optimistic.

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    Re: The End of The Monte Carlo

    Sad but had to be done. The Camaro will make up for it and sell better.

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    Re: The End of The Monte Carlo

    Quote Originally Posted by NE1BUTU
    Thank god the misery is over! The shockingly chintzy interior, archaic engineering and incoherent sloppy exterior design of the MC are embarrassing throwbacks to 1981. If you’ve sat in any VW, Honda, Audi, Volvo or several of GMs other vehicles, you’ll agree that the Monte interior is not competitive at all. Not surprisingly, even with mountains of cash incentives, the MCs poor sales figures reflect its desirability. Cleaning up the Chevy showroom floor of this car is a good move that will help improve the perception of the brand and make room for better products. The upcoming Malibu and the other fantastic new vehicles really shows that GM is committed to both quality and design integrity. I want Chevrolet and GM to succeed, and I know they will. But all it takes is a leader with vision and good taste to get it done. I am optimistic.
    Misery? What misery? The Monte has a great interior, despite the fact its missing the PRND321 next to the shifter. Ok its not up to par with the new GMT-900's interior, but its not horrible either. I'm still trying to find the numbers, but I recall that the Monte out sells its competitor, the Toyota Solara.
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    Re: The End of The Monte Carlo

    Quote Originally Posted by NE1BUTU
    Thank god the misery is over! The shockingly chintzy interior, archaic engineering and incoherent sloppy exterior design of the MC are embarrassing throwbacks to 1981. If you’ve sat in any VW, Honda, Audi, Volvo or several of GMs other vehicles, you’ll agree that the Monte interior is not competitive at all. Not surprisingly, even with mountains of cash incentives, the MCs poor sales figures reflect its desirability. Cleaning up the Chevy showroom floor of this car is a good move that will help improve the perception of the brand and make room for better products. The upcoming Malibu and the other fantastic new vehicles really shows that GM is committed to both quality and design integrity. I want Chevrolet and GM to succeed, and I know they will. But all it takes is a leader with vision and good taste to get it done. I am optimistic.
    The Monte's interior isn't all that bad and the exterior was made a lot more atractive IMO with the restyle in '06.
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    Re: The End of The Monte Carlo

    Quote Originally Posted by 1969CamaroSS350
    The Monte's interior isn't all that bad and the exterior was made a lot more atractive IMO with the restyle in '06.
    Yep true. Depending on the cost, i was thinking of getting my monte reskinned to look like an 06.
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    Re: The End of The Monte Carlo

    It seems like there's a lot of '00-05 Montes around here, but the newest style seems to be rare.

    I agree though, the midsize coupe class is dead, especially if its FWD. Like who actually cross shops a Mustang and an MC?

    And I've never liked the '00+ styling much. The side profile is okay but the front and rear are ugly.
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    Re: The End of The Monte Carlo

    Hate to see it go but I can understand why. I pray that the Zeta cars other than the Camaro have some interesting styling but I'll have to wait and see.


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    I won't miss it. I have sold a grand total of 0 MCs in the last 4 years. We have sold a few used but that is it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Froggy
    I'm still trying to find the numbers, but I recall that the Monte out sells its competitor, the Toyota Solara.
    I think the solara got canned too.

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    Re: The End of The Monte Carlo

    Quote Originally Posted by 69nova
    You are saying that the MC is gone for good or has production stopped for 2007? Sounds like it will no longer be available. So, my supercharged 2004 climbs higher in stature!


    Gone.

    Ended.

    Kaput.

    Virtually all production in the last 2 years have going to rental fleets. Very very few people buy them at retail for personal use. As the post read, they are making room at the plant for the new Malibu which should (fingers crossed) sell well enough to take up the production capacity
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