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For 1985, the Monte Carlo received new interior trim colors. Replacing the 3.8 liter V6 as the standard Monte Carlo engine was a 4.3 liter V6 with electronic fuel injection A total of twelve exterior colors, nine of them new for 1985, were offered for the Monte Carlo. The most important technical development for the Monte Carlo SS was the use of the automatic overdrive transmission as standard equipment. revisions were made in the decal, lettering, and striping of the SS. Unlike 1984, when the SS was offered only in white, or blue, the 1985 version was available in a choice of four exterior colors: White, silver Metallic, Black, and Dark Maroon Metallic. Available as an option were Hi/Lo beam halogen headlights. Chevrolet reported a 0-60 time of 8.4 seconds and a quarter mile time of 16.1 seconds for the 1985 Monte Carlo SS.

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I had one of these in college. I think it was an 1982. The base v6 was a bit slow but that car rode very nicely. The frameless windows allowed you to break into the car in 2 minutes with a coat hanger if you should lock your keys inside...
 

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A traditional BOF car. I like them but never understood why GM never put a 350 in them and let the T type and GN have all the muscle. A shame they axed it in 1988. The G bodies were some of the best selling cars of their time. The down side is they usually do not age very well developing lots of creaks and groans. A good looking body style though. Hated the dashes though, too flat and square.
 

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Don't get sentimental folks. It was crap like this car that got GM in trouble.
More specifically, it was holding on to late 1970s designs until the late 1980s in mainstream segments that got GM in trouble.
 
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