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2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) #4812820
07/13/18 12:21 AM
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Friends of ours are selling their 2006 Monte Carlo, which I am thinking might be a good 1st car for our son?

I know very little about them but our friends have taken good care of theirs and that is why I am interested.

Car has around 180,000 kms on it and supposedly has a 3.8 ltr engine (could only find 3.5's, 3.9's and 5.3's searching?)
Interior looks good, A/C works, has newer tires, etc. ( but I need a better look tomorrow in the daylight)

They are wanting $3000 firm (CDN) which I think, based on a quick search, is a pretty decent/fair price.(pic of exact model below)

Any info good or bad would be appreciated.

Thanks. Cheers2

Edit: Based on the pic provided, the car may be an SS?



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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4812825
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Chevys that age are not worth 3000.


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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: FermeLaPorte] #4812827
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Originally Posted By: FermeLaPorte
Chevys that age are not worth 3000.
$3,000 Canadian is $2,278 USD


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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4812835
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Do you want grandchildren? Those were old man cars even when they were new, hard to believe they killed the Camaro and kept that in production.

$3000 can go a lot further than that, especially at the Oshawa co part. I would be watching it like a hawk if I lived there!


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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4812886
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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4812888
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It’s a 2 Door Chevy Lumina. What else needs to be said? Pass!


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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4812896
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If it is an SS it probably has the Gen III 3.8 supercharged in it. Good engine, transmission reliability had greatly improved by this year, solid bodies and lots of parts for this car. It is very easy to repair.
If it has been halfway decently maintained its worth the asking price all day long with 112K miles on it. This is a W body, a GTP with a Chevy twist.


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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4812906
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I thought these cars had transmission problems ?

Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4812914
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Not a good car for a new driver. If that was my first car, I'd have friends in it doing 100 mph


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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: skyactiv] #4812920
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2 door cars put any driver in the "leaned back" position which is no good at all for driving....goes double for new drivers.

The seats don't even allow for "up to the wheel" seating position.

2 door sedan / coupe pseudo sports car. bad rear seat...no cargo capacity...

Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: FermeLaPorte] #4812944
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Originally Posted By: FermeLaPorte
Chevys that age are not worth 3000.

If the car is mechanically sound and not rusted-out, I disagree.
If it is actually an SS it will have a 5.3L LS4 V/8 engine and is worth a whole lot more than $3k.
Lower end models got a 3.5L V/6 or 3.9L V/6.

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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: MParr] #4812947
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Originally Posted By: MParr
It’s a 2 Door Chevy Lumina. What else needs to be said? Pass!

No. In 2006 this car was built on the 110.5" wheelbase W-Body chassis, the same as the Impala, so it is really a 2-door Impala.

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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4812956
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Originally Posted By: irv
...which I am thinking might be a good 1st car for our son?

Edit: Based on the pic provided, the car may be an SS?


Check what the insurance will cost with a teenager (?) as the primary driver (presuming insurance is done in CA the same as in the US).

Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4812957
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Looks like a decent car for a first driver.


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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4812963
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Would be interesting to hear what a 16-20 year old thinks about it's "Styling".


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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: 123Saab] #4812966
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Originally Posted By: 123Saab
Would be interesting to hear what a 16-20 year old thinks about it's "Styling".

Wouldn't matter to me, it's yellow!

Yellow!

I'd drive just about anything if you paint it yellow.


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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: hallstevenson] #4812968
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Originally Posted By: hallstevenson
Originally Posted By: irv
...which I am thinking might be a good 1st car for our son?

Edit: Based on the pic provided, the car may be an SS?


Check what the insurance will cost with a teenager (?) as the primary driver (presuming insurance is done in CA the same as in the US).

Good advice.
If the car is actually a V/8 SS, the insurance cost could be astronomical for a young male driver, and IMO a car with this much power would be too much car for him. A Monte Carlo LS or LT would be more appropriate for someone his age.
The picture that the OP posted was of a 2000-2005 model Monte Carlo. The 2006 was restyled and looks completely different.

The above pic is from the Monte Carlo Wiki, the pic that the OP posted is from the same Wiki. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Monte_Carlo

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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4812986
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That pic doesn't look like an 06, but does look like an SS.

The 2006+ SS had the V8
The 2005 SS had the supercharged 3800
The 2004 SS could be either NA or supercharged 3800
The 00-03 SS had the regular 3800

Also, the car got a refresh in 2006. It would look more like this:


Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: rooflessVW] #4812987
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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Originally Posted By: 123Saab
Would be interesting to hear what a 16-20 year old thinks about it's "Styling".

Wouldn't matter to me, it's yellow!

Yellow!

I'd drive just about anything if you paint it yellow.



Last edited by 123Saab; 07/13/18 08:30 AM.

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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4812995
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If the seller provided the picture that the OP used, and the seller claims that the car is a 2006 and has a 3.8L V/6, IMO the whole thing smells.

Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4812996
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Originally Posted By: maxdustington
Do you want grandchildren? Those were old man cars even when they were new, hard to believe they killed the Camaro and kept that in production.
$3000 can go a lot further than that, especially at the Oshawa co part. I would be watching it like a hawk if I lived there!


I am not picking up what you are saying there, Max? We know the car was well looked after mechanically/mtce wise so, imo, that fact is worth $$$ right there in my opinion. Much better than purchasing something from a lot of from some other person who we have no idea how the car was maintained or driven?

Originally Posted By: Trav
If it is an SS it probably has the Gen III 3.8 supercharged in it. Good engine, transmission reliability had greatly improved by this year, solid bodies and lots of parts for this car. It is very easy to repair.
If it has been halfway decently maintained its worth the asking price all day long with 112K miles on it. This is a W body, a GTP with a Chevy twist.


I was hoping you'd chime in, Trav. Cheers2

Reading and further looking at other posts, I am now doubting this car is an SS despite the ground effects pkg it has.
The owner told me last night it was a 3.8 but now I am thinking it might be the 3.9? (I need to look today)

As far as the other stuff goes, insurance, etc, none of that has been looked into yet. We visited some friends last night and that is when we found out it might be available to us if we want it?

I texted my 17 yr old son, who has been driving my wife's 2017 3.6 Impala and my 2013 Ram 5.7 Hemi if he was interested in it? From what I gathered, he is, but I need to talk to him personally today. The Yellow color is something I am not sure he will like?

My thoughts are, it's a full size car compared to Honda's and Toyota's and most other popular small type popular teenage/young male cars.
Insurance should be much cheaper than those type of cars? We know the car, know it hasn't been abused and has been well maintained.

Having trouble multi quoting here or quoting pg 2 replies but thanks for all the replies/info so far everyone.
I appreciate that. Cheers2


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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: wag123] #4813002
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
That pic doesn't look like an 06, but does look like an SS.

The 2006+ SS had the V8
The 2005 SS had the supercharged 3800
The 2004 SS could be either NA or supercharged 3800
The 00-03 SS had the regular 3800

Also, the car got a refresh in 2006. It would look more like this:

Originally Posted By: wag123
If the seller provided the picture that the OP used, and the seller claims that the car is a 2006 and has a 3.8L V/6, IMO the whole thing smells.


The pic I provided last night was from the Internet. I typed in 2006 and that is what popped up so I posted it thinking that was the identical car, plus it was the only Yellow copy I could find.

Slacktide, I believe your pic is exactly what it looks like, only in yellow, of course.
https://www.autoblog.com/buy/2006-Chevrolet-Monte+Carlo/

My guess now is, this car has the 3.9 Ltr engine in and is not an SS.


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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4813011
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This is the only one I could find using Autotrader.ca

This car sounds very similar,,,,sunroof, etc, only it has 40,000 more kms and they want another $1000 price wise.
http://wwwb.autotrader.ca/a/chevrolet/mo...2&sprx=1000


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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4813018
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Originally Posted By: irv
This is the only one I could find using Autotrader.ca

This car sounds very similar,,,,sunroof, etc, only it has 40,000 more kms and they want another $1000 price wise.
http://wwwb.autotrader.ca/a/chevrolet/mo...2&sprx=1000

$3k would be a good buy if the car is mechanically sound and isn't rusted-out.

Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: 123Saab] #4813043
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The Pontiac 123Saab posted is in "Ticonderoga Yellow"; a factory color designed to mimic the yellow of Dixon-Ticonderoga pencils.

Back then Christopher Chevrolet/Pontiac/GMC in Ticonderoga, NY had one of these specimens on their earth-mound display.

A stunning beauty in paint, steel and plastic.

Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: wag123] #4813045
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Originally Posted By: wag123
Originally Posted By: irv
This is the only one I could find using Autotrader.ca

This car sounds very similar,,,,sunroof, etc, only it has 40,000 more kms and they want another $1000 price wise.
http://wwwb.autotrader.ca/a/chevrolet/mo...2&sprx=1000

$3k would be a good buy if the car is mechanically sound and isn't rusted-out.


My thoughts exactly, and I know it has been rust proofed annually as well. Supposedly the underside is mint and I've never noticed any type of rust/bubbles on the outside of it either.
This is a second owner vehicle. The owner, who I am hoping to purchase it from, bought it off an older man about 8-10 yrs ago and his wife drove up until a couple yrs ago when she started letting her son drive it.
It became his main car after the wife purchased an Equinox. The boy, who we also know very well, just purchased a truck the other day and that is why the Monte is now for sale.

Last night, with alcohol involved, they mentioned they had already asked the wife's sister about purchasing it. I told them well, she gets first crack at it then but I think, to avoid family disputes/issues, they'd rather sell it to me?

We'll see how it plays out but getting this car for my son isn't 100% guaranteed at this point.


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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4813056
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What makes the SS special?


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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4813092
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Seems like a good deal for a solid car. If I were to have a 18 year old kid right now and had to help them find a first car I'd go with a decent looking Crown Vic and tell them to be careful, it's not that slow, and if you wreck it or hurt it I'm not replacing it, and all repairs are on you, though I'll help where I can. But if you take care of this car will last you 10+ years. I don't know if something that is practically a 2-door Impala is going to be as reliable, but it's better on gas and if your son likes how it looks, great! But I'm no parent...


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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4813114
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We purchased a 2006 Buick Lacrosse in June 2017 , with the 3.8l . The Buick seem to be pretty good cars . If this is the same body , then they should be good cars also .


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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: 123Saab] #4813123
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Originally Posted By: 123Saab
Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Originally Posted By: 123Saab
Would be interesting to hear what a 16-20 year old thinks about it's "Styling".

Wouldn't matter to me, it's yellow!

Yellow!

I'd drive just about anything if you paint it yellow.



I'd drive it now - imagine seeing a mint, all stock Aztec in the wild.

In high school? I would have loved one! So much room for "activities!"


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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: dlundblad] #4813124
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Originally Posted By: dlundblad
What makes the SS special?

It's Super Special.


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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4813129
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Originally Posted By: irv
I texted my 17 yr old son, who has been driving my wife's 2017 3.6 Impala and my 2013 Ram 5.7 Hemi if he was interested in it? From what I gathered, he is, but I need to talk to him personally today. The Yellow color is something I am not sure he will like?

Some kids won't care - a (nice) car is a car. It's a nice condition car. I think yellow would definitely be considered more of a girl's car color though....

Originally Posted By: irv
My thoughts are, it's a full size car compared to Honda's and Toyota's and most other popular small type popular teenage/young male cars.
Insurance should be much cheaper than those type of cars? We know the car, know it hasn't been abused and has been well maintained.

If you mean Accords or Camrys, those are generally considered "full size" nowadays, at least newer models (with Accords, 2003+, not sure about Camrys). We have a previous generation (1999) and I'd think it falls under "mid-size". If you're taking about Civics and the Toyota equivalent, yeah, those would be "small" cars.

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Originally Posted By: irv
I am not picking up what you are saying there, Max? We know the car was well looked after mechanically/mtce wise so, imo, that fact is worth $$$ right there in my opinion. Much better than purchasing something from a lot of from some other person who we have no idea how the car was maintained or driven?


I was actually mistaken, there is no co part in Oshawa, only Toronto and London.

I never said buy from a lot. I would pick a few cars I like, set up kijiji filters and research prices while I waited for a nice one to come up. $3000 can get you an awesome used car, everyone wants trucks or SUVs especially outside of Toronto. No urgent need to take the first one that comes along.

Get something cool with a manual transmission, even a slow car is cool if it has a manual. Homer suggestion VW Golf/Jetta! 2.0L has like 120hp.

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There isn't anything wrong with a 2006 Monte Carlo that isn't rusty for $3k, if they will sell it to him. This is a good fairly heavy and safe front wheel drive sporty 2dr car for a teen boy and I endorse it. Also, it will be easy to get reasonably priced parts and service for it down the road and will last a long time if properly maintained and not abused. This is the size and type of car that the American manufacturers have built the best and have the best long-term track record with. I would stay FAR away from a European car (like VW) in that price range. I am a long-time Toyota/Honda guy but in this price range I would go with a mid/full size American car myself, one will not get much of a Japanese brand car for $3k money.

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No such thing as an oem yellow 06 Monte Carlo. Must be an 04 or something.

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Originally Posted By: irv
Friends of ours are selling their 2006 Monte Carlo, which I am thinking might be a good 1st car for our son?

I know very little about them but our friends have taken good care of theirs and that is why I am interested.

Car has around 180,000 kms on it and supposedly has a 3.8 ltr engine (could only find 3.5's, 3.9's and 5.3's searching?)
Interior looks good, A/C works, has newer tires, etc. ( but I need a better look tomorrow in the daylight)

They are wanting $3000 firm (CDN) which I think, based on a quick search, is a pretty decent/fair price.(pic of exact model below)

Any info good or bad would be appreciated.

Thanks. Cheers2

Edit: Based on the pic provided, the car may be an SS?




Scratch the above! blush

The car is a 2004 Monte Carlo SS with 187,000 kms on the 3.8 engine. I do not believe it is supercharged?

I just finished looking at it and it isn't in as good as shape as I thought.

Car has a few areas where there are scratches, etc, plus the front end has been painted so the new paint doesn't quite match the old.
The owner had trouble with the ignition key getting it to turn/start plus there is a "Service Engine" light that comes on that he said is intermittent. It recently passed E-Testing however when the light was out.
The rims are a bit rough/pitted in places as well. Said he has taken them in to get serviced as they leak air occasionally.

I just did another search under 2004 Monte Carlo SS's and I am surprised some of the prices asked. Maybe $3,000 for this car is still fair/decent despite it's condition?

Any thoughts on the 2004's? Any known issues like the transmission previously mentioned in this thread?

Don't know what to do now? Seeing it in the daylight up close was disappointing.










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Originally Posted By: wag123
There isn't anything wrong with a 2006 Monte Carlo that isn't rusty for $3k, if they will sell it to him. This is a good fairly heavy and safe front wheel drive sporty 2dr car for a teen boy and I endorse it. Also, it will be easy to get reasonably priced parts and service for it down the road and will last a long time if properly maintained and not abused. This is the size and type of car that the American manufacturers have built the best and have the best long-term track record with. I would stay FAR away from a European car (like VW) in that price range. I am a long-time Toyota/Honda guy but in this price range I would go with a mid/full size American car myself, one will not get much of a Japanese brand car for $3k money.


You can get a Japanese car for 3k what are you talking about. Americans were horrible at making front drive sedans in 2006, that's what bankrupted them. It's not a sporty car, it's a mid 2000s American car from when they were at their nadir. It's a $1500 retail car, why do you think it was not traded in? Because the dealer probably offered them $500 for it.


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Originally Posted By: maxdustington
Originally Posted By: wag123
There isn't anything wrong with a 2006 Monte Carlo that isn't rusty for $3k, if they will sell it to him. This is a good fairly heavy and safe front wheel drive sporty 2dr car for a teen boy and I endorse it. Also, it will be easy to get reasonably priced parts and service for it down the road and will last a long time if properly maintained and not abused. This is the size and type of car that the American manufacturers have built the best and have the best long-term track record with. I would stay FAR away from a European car (like VW) in that price range. I am a long-time Toyota/Honda guy but in this price range I would go with a mid/full size American car myself, one will not get much of a Japanese brand car for $3k money.


You can get a Japanese car for 3k what are you talking about. Americans were horrible at making front drive sedans in 2006, that's what bankrupted them. It's not a sporty car, it's a mid 2000s American car from when they were at their nadir. It's a $1500 retail car, why do you think it was not traded in? Because the dealer probably offered them $500 for it.


You need to do a search either in Kijiji or Autotrader.ca or whatever else to see the prices being asked for these cars. Many are well over the $3,000 dollar mark.
The car wasn't taken to a dealer. Like I mentioned, the owner found a truck from a person he knows so he purchased it. The car then came up for sale like we found out last night.

With the purchase of our 2017 Impala last November, I couldn't give away our Olds Intrigue, but that's what those were going for at that time.
These Monte's are worth significantly more for some reason, especially the SS's.

It still isn't a no go for me/us yet, but now I am doing a little more research/educating first.


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Originally Posted By: irv
Scratch the above! blush

The car is a 2004 Monte Carlo SS with 187,000 kms on the 3.8 engine. I do not believe it is supercharged?

I just finished looking at it and it isn't in as good as shape as I thought.

Car has a few areas where there are scratches, etc, plus the front end has been painted so the new paint doesn't quite match the old.
The owner had trouble with the ignition key getting it to turn/start plus there is a "Service Engine" light that comes on that he said is intermittent. It recently passed E-Testing however when the light was out.
The rims are a bit rough/pitted in places as well. Said he has taken them in to get serviced as they leak air occasionally.

I just did another search under 2004 Monte Carlo SS's and I am surprised some of the prices asked. Maybe $3,000 for this car is still fair/decent despite it's condition?

Any thoughts on the 2004's? Any known issues like the transmission previously mentioned in this thread?

Don't know what to do now? Seeing it in the daylight up close was disappointing.

$500 car


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Originally Posted By: irv
Scratch the above! blush

The car is a 2004 Monte Carlo SS with 187,000 kms on the 3.8 engine. I do not believe it is supercharged?

I just finished looking at it and it isn't in as good as shape as I thought.

Car has a few areas where there are scratches, etc, plus the front end has been painted so the new paint doesn't quite match the old.
The owner had trouble with the ignition key getting it to turn/start plus there is a "Service Engine" light that comes on that he said is intermittent. It recently passed E-Testing however when the light was out.
The rims are a bit rough/pitted in places as well. Said he has taken them in to get serviced as they leak air occasionally.

I just did another search under 2004 Monte Carlo SS's and I am surprised some of the prices asked. Maybe $3,000 for this car is still fair/decent despite it's condition?

Any thoughts on the 2004's? Any known issues like the transmission previously mentioned in this thread?

Don't know what to do now? Seeing it in the daylight up close was disappointing.


$500 car




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https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/city...ndit/1303600605


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Originally Posted By: irv
Scratch the above! blush

The car is a 2004 Monte Carlo SS with 187,000 kms on the 3.8 engine. I do not believe it is supercharged?

I just finished looking at it and it isn't in as good as shape as I thought.

Car has a few areas where there are scratches, etc, plus the front end has been painted so the new paint doesn't quite match the old.
The owner had trouble with the ignition key getting it to turn/start plus there is a "Service Engine" light that comes on that he said is intermittent. It recently passed E-Testing however when the light was out.
The rims are a bit rough/pitted in places as well. Said he has taken them in to get serviced as they leak air occasionally.

I just did another search under 2004 Monte Carlo SS's and I am surprised some of the prices asked. Maybe $3,000 for this car is still fair/decent despite it's condition?

Any thoughts on the 2004's? Any known issues like the transmission previously mentioned in this thread?

Don't know what to do now? Seeing it in the daylight up close was disappointing.

$500 car


Then your Jetta must be worth $5.

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Originally Posted By: FermeLaPorte
Chevys that age are not worth 3000.

If the car is mechanically sound and not rusted-out, I disagree.
If it is actually an SS it will have a 5.3L LS4 V/8 engine and is worth a whole lot more than $3k.
Lower end models got a 3.5L V/6 or 3.9L V/6.


You are right the 3.8 went away in 05. With a 5.3 its worth a lot more than 3K, 5K minimum if its sound with that engine in a W body.
Its a GM so what do you expect for comments from the lets get blinded by Japanese cars crowd.


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Originally Posted By: wag123
There isn't anything wrong with a 2006 Monte Carlo that isn't rusty for $3k, if they will sell it to him. This is a good fairly heavy and safe front wheel drive sporty 2dr car for a teen boy and I endorse it. Also, it will be easy to get reasonably priced parts and service for it down the road and will last a long time if properly maintained and not abused. This is the size and type of car that the American manufacturers have built the best and have the best long-term track record with. I would stay FAR away from a European car (like VW) in that price range. I am a long-time Toyota/Honda guy but in this price range I would go with a mid/full size American car myself, one will not get much of a Japanese brand car for $3k money.


You can get a Japanese car for 3k what are you talking about. Americans were horrible at making front drive sedans in 2006, that's what bankrupted them. It's not a sporty car, it's a mid 2000s American car from when they were at their nadir. It's a $1500 retail car, why do you think it was not traded in? Because the dealer probably offered them $500 for it.


You need to do a search either in Kijiji or Autotrader.ca or whatever else to see the prices being asked for these cars. Many are well over the $3,000 dollar mark.
The car wasn't taken to a dealer. Like I mentioned, the owner found a truck from a person he knows so he purchased it. The car then came up for sale like we found out last night.

With the purchase of our 2017 Impala last November, I couldn't give away our Olds Intrigue, but that's what those were going for at that time.
These Monte's are worth significantly more for some reason, especially the SS's.

It still isn't a no go for me/us yet, but now I am doing a little more research/educating first.


There are plenty of ads posted on kijiji that are completely overpriced, because it is free to post there. I've seen things sit on kijiji for over a year when they are overpriced but there is no pressure to sell the item. Also, it is sort of a rare car now a days, rare does not equal valuable.

Ebay has sold filters, so you can see what the actual prices are. Who would spend $3k on that who is under 50 years old when you can get an equivalent imported car that will be better in every way for the same price? The first one is close in mileage but in much better condition and is an American car being sold in America on ebay but still can't get over $2000 CAD:

$1600 US
$520 US
$735 US

I used to browse kijiji religiously for tools, I know how to determine the value of items on the used market. You only see the unrealistically high prices because the cheap ones sell quickly. You have to be fast to find deals on kijiji in a large city like the GTA.


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Originally Posted By: maxdustington
Originally Posted By: irv
Originally Posted By: maxdustington
Originally Posted By: wag123
There isn't anything wrong with a 2006 Monte Carlo that isn't rusty for $3k, if they will sell it to him. This is a good fairly heavy and safe front wheel drive sporty 2dr car for a teen boy and I endorse it. Also, it will be easy to get reasonably priced parts and service for it down the road and will last a long time if properly maintained and not abused. This is the size and type of car that the American manufacturers have built the best and have the best long-term track record with. I would stay FAR away from a European car (like VW) in that price range. I am a long-time Toyota/Honda guy but in this price range I would go with a mid/full size American car myself, one will not get much of a Japanese brand car for $3k money.


You can get a Japanese car for 3k what are you talking about. Americans were horrible at making front drive sedans in 2006, that's what bankrupted them. It's not a sporty car, it's a mid 2000s American car from when they were at their nadir. It's a $1500 retail car, why do you think it was not traded in? Because the dealer probably offered them $500 for it.


You need to do a search either in Kijiji or Autotrader.ca or whatever else to see the prices being asked for these cars. Many are well over the $3,000 dollar mark.
The car wasn't taken to a dealer. Like I mentioned, the owner found a truck from a person he knows so he purchased it. The car then came up for sale like we found out last night.

With the purchase of our 2017 Impala last November, I couldn't give away our Olds Intrigue, but that's what those were going for at that time.
These Monte's are worth significantly more for some reason, especially the SS's.

It still isn't a no go for me/us yet, but now I am doing a little more research/educating first.


There are plenty of ads posted on kijiji that are completely overpriced, because it is free to post there. I've seen things sit on kijiji for over a year when they are overpriced but there is no pressure to sell the item. Also, it is sort of a rare car now a days, rare does not equal valuable.

Ebay has sold filters, so you can see what the actual prices are. Who would spend $3k on that who is under 50 years old when you can get an equivalent imported car that will be better in every way for the same price? The first one is close in mileage but in much better condition and is an American car being sold in America on ebay but still can't get over $2000 CAD:

$1600 US
$520 US
$735 US

I used to browse kijiji religiously for tools, I know how to determine the value of items on the used market. You only see the unrealistically high prices because the cheap ones sell quickly. You have to be fast to find deals on kijiji in a large city like the GTA.


You're kidding me, right? shrug

Those are all American vehicles in U.S. funds, and did you even bother reading about the shape/condition their in?

Quit wasting my time dude, you are not comparing apples to apples and I think you've been hit on the head by a few hard unripe ones!


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Originally Posted By: irv
You're kidding me, right? shrug

Those are all American vehicles in U.S. funds, and did you even bother reading about the shape/condition their in?


Originally Posted By: maxdustington
Ebay has sold filters, so you can see what the actual prices are. Who would spend $3k on that who is under 50 years old when you can get an equivalent imported car that will be better in every way for the same price? The first one is close in mileage but in much better condition and is an American car being sold in America on ebay but still can't get over $2000 CAD:

I'm the one who did not read?

Originally Posted By: irv
I think you've been hit on the head by a few hard unripe ones!

I think you're an old man who is set in his ways, and already made the decision to buy this car without doing his research. You posted it here so you get some confirmation and praise, but it is an overpriced heap with leaky wheels that sure seems like it is going to have problems with it's next e test. Faced with me finding a better condition comparable at a much lower price and the slowly dawning realization that you may have been a little hasty, you resorted to personal attacks and trying to discredit me.


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Originally Posted By: irv
The car is a 2004 Monte Carlo SS with 187,000 kms on the 3.8 engine. I do not believe it is supercharged?

I just finished looking at it and it isn't in as good as shape as I thought.

Car has a few areas where there are scratches, etc, plus the front end has been painted so the new paint doesn't quite match the old.
The owner had trouble with the ignition key getting it to turn/start plus there is a "Service Engine" light that comes on that he said is intermittent. It recently passed E-Testing however when the light was out.
The rims are a bit rough/pitted in places as well. Said he has taken them in to get serviced as they leak air occasionally.

I just did another search under 2004 Monte Carlo SS's and I am surprised some of the prices asked. Maybe $3,000 for this car is still fair/decent despite it's condition?

Any thoughts on the 2004's? Any known issues like the transmission previously mentioned in this thread?

Don't know what to do now? Seeing it in the daylight up close was disappointing.



You can get another set of rims. All the issues you mentioned are easier to deal with than rust. $3000 Canadian is about $2000 US. Obviously keep shopping, but a rust-free car with a good inspection sticker is worth about that smile

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That car looks really good in the pics for having spent over a decade in our salt infested ontario roads.

As for being worth $500 dollars !! Bull turds. I could take that car to the local u-pull it yard and get more than that.


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Originally Posted By: hemitom
That car looks really good in the pics for having spent over a decade in our salt infested ontario roads.

As for being worth $500 dollars !! Bull turds. I could take that car to the local u-pull it yard and get more than that.


Yeah, I'm not sure how many cars Max Headroom has imported from the U.S. into Canada before but if I had to guess, it would be zero.

Should you import a car from the U.S.? Financially, the answer is very often – no. The expense and work required to import a vehicle is substantial.
https://www.ezbordercrossing.com/the-ins...m-us-to-canada/

I agree with your comment, that it is in good shape considering it has been winter driven before. Rust proofing definitely helps and this car is proof of that.
I just finished searching for many cars in the $0 to $5000 dollar mark and the more I see the more I think this Monte for $3000 isn't all that bad of a deal?
It needs a bit of TLC here and there but overall I now think its a fair/decent deal.

I just texted the owner asking for a test drive so hopefully he responds soon.
I may, when I am done driving it, give it a quick wash to have a better look at things externally. There are no dents anywhere, just scratches but having a clean car to look at will tell me more.


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Should you import a car from the U.S.? Financially, the answer is very often – no. The expense and work required to import a vehicle is substantial.
https://www.ezbordercrossing.com/the-ins...m-us-to-canada/





I agree, with the current value of our dollar it doesn't make sense to bring them up from the US unless they simply can't find the car they are looking for up here. When the CDN dollar was close to par a few years ago though, a few of my Corvette friends bought their cars down there, and saved a good chunk of cash.

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Originally Posted By: hemitom
That car looks really good in the pics for having spent over a decade in our salt infested ontario roads.

As for being worth $500 dollars !! Bull turds. I could take that car to the local u-pull it yard and get more than that.


Yeah, I'm not sure how many cars Max Headroom has imported from the U.S. into Canada before but if I had to guess, it would be zero.

Should you import a car from the U.S.? Financially, the answer is very often – no. The expense and work required to import a vehicle is substantial.
https://www.ezbordercrossing.com/the-ins...m-us-to-canada/

I agree with your comment, that it is in good shape considering it has been winter driven before. Rust proofing definitely helps and this car is proof of that.
I just finished searching for many cars in the $0 to $5000 dollar mark and the more I see the more I think this Monte for $3000 isn't all that bad of a deal?
It needs a bit of TLC here and there but overall I now think its a fair/decent deal.

I just texted the owner asking for a test drive so hopefully he responds soon.
I may, when I am done driving it, give it a quick wash to have a better look at things externally. There are no dents anywhere, just scratches but having a clean car to look at will tell me more.




I would find out what code the CEL is throwing before buying.


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Originally Posted By: irv
Originally Posted By: hemitom
That car looks really good in the pics for having spent over a decade in our salt infested ontario roads.

As for being worth $500 dollars !! Bull turds. I could take that car to the local u-pull it yard and get more than that.


Yeah, I'm not sure how many cars Max Headroom has imported from the U.S. into Canada before but if I had to guess, it would be zero.

Should you import a car from the U.S.? Financially, the answer is very often – no. The expense and work required to import a vehicle is substantial.
https://www.ezbordercrossing.com/the-ins...m-us-to-canada/

I agree with your comment, that it is in good shape considering it has been winter driven before. Rust proofing definitely helps and this car is proof of that.
I just finished searching for many cars in the $0 to $5000 dollar mark and the more I see the more I think this Monte for $3000 isn't all that bad of a deal?
It needs a bit of TLC here and there but overall I now think its a fair/decent deal.

I just texted the owner asking for a test drive so hopefully he responds soon.
I may, when I am done driving it, give it a quick wash to have a better look at things externally. There are no dents anywhere, just scratches but having a clean car to look at will tell me more.


That was purely market research to show what they actually sold for, I never implied you should import one. You seen to have difficulty reading my posts because this is the second time I have had to correct your account of my arguments.

Have fun with that P0420, bud.


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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4813457
07/13/18 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted By: irv
Originally Posted By: hemitom
That car looks really good in the pics for having spent over a decade in our salt infested ontario roads.

As for being worth $500 dollars !! Bull turds. I could take that car to the local u-pull it yard and get more than that.


Yeah, I'm not sure how many cars Max Headroom has imported from the U.S. into Canada before but if I had to guess, it would be zero.

Should you import a car from the U.S.? Financially, the answer is very often – no. The expense and work required to import a vehicle is substantial.
https://www.ezbordercrossing.com/the-ins...m-us-to-canada/

I agree with your comment, that it is in good shape considering it has been winter driven before. Rust proofing definitely helps and this car is proof of that.
I just finished searching for many cars in the $0 to $5000 dollar mark and the more I see the more I think this Monte for $3000 isn't all that bad of a deal?
It needs a bit of TLC here and there but overall I now think its a fair/decent deal.

I just texted the owner asking for a test drive so hopefully he responds soon.
I may, when I am done driving it, give it a quick wash to have a better look at things externally. There are no dents anywhere, just scratches but having a clean car to look at will tell me more.

I would agree with you that under the circumstances the car isn't a good deal, just a fair/decent deal. I still think that it would make a good car for your son.

Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: maxdustington] #4813459
07/13/18 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted By: maxdustington

$500 car

And... you recommended he buy a VW for $3k? What are you smoking dude? Pot isn't legal there for another 2 months smile

Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4813483
07/13/18 08:00 PM
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Assuming it needs nothing (get a pre-purchase inspection by a reputable shop/dealership), that car is worth 3k CAD all day long. The 3800 is a great engine, too.

Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: oilpsi2high] #4813507
07/13/18 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted By: maxdustington
Originally Posted By: irv
Originally Posted By: hemitom
That car looks really good in the pics for having spent over a decade in our salt infested ontario roads.

As for being worth $500 dollars !! Bull turds. I could take that car to the local u-pull it yard and get more than that.


Yeah, I'm not sure how many cars Max Headroom has imported from the U.S. into Canada before but if I had to guess, it would be zero.

Should you import a car from the U.S.? Financially, the answer is very often – no. The expense and work required to import a vehicle is substantial.
https://www.ezbordercrossing.com/the-ins...m-us-to-canada/

I agree with your comment, that it is in good shape considering it has been winter driven before. Rust proofing definitely helps and this car is proof of that.
I just finished searching for many cars in the $0 to $5000 dollar mark and the more I see the more I think this Monte for $3000 isn't all that bad of a deal?
It needs a bit of TLC here and there but overall I now think its a fair/decent deal.

I just texted the owner asking for a test drive so hopefully he responds soon.
I may, when I am done driving it, give it a quick wash to have a better look at things externally. There are no dents anywhere, just scratches but having a clean car to look at will tell me more.


That was purely market research to show what they actually sold for, I never implied you should import one. You seen to have difficulty reading my posts because this is the second time I have had to correct your account of my arguments.

Have fun with that P0420, bud.


You should just leave this thread and forget about it, Max. coffee


Originally Posted By: wag123
Originally Posted By: irv
Originally Posted By: hemitom
That car looks really good in the pics for having spent over a decade in our salt infested ontario roads.

As for being worth $500 dollars !! Bull turds. I could take that car to the local u-pull it yard and get more than that.


Yeah, I'm not sure how many cars Max Headroom has imported from the U.S. into Canada before but if I had to guess, it would be zero.

Should you import a car from the U.S.? Financially, the answer is very often – no. The expense and work required to import a vehicle is substantial.
https://www.ezbordercrossing.com/the-ins...m-us-to-canada/

I agree with your comment, that it is in good shape considering it has been winter driven before. Rust proofing definitely helps and this car is proof of that.
I just finished searching for many cars in the $0 to $5000 dollar mark and the more I see the more I think this Monte for $3000 isn't all that bad of a deal?
It needs a bit of TLC here and there but overall I now think its a fair/decent deal.

I just texted the owner asking for a test drive so hopefully he responds soon.
I may, when I am done driving it, give it a quick wash to have a better look at things externally. There are no dents anywhere, just scratches but having a clean car to look at will tell me more.

I would agree with you that under the circumstances the car isn't a good deal, just a fair/decent deal. I still think that it would make a good car for your son.


I am leaning/thinking the same. I like the fact it's a full size car, and its sporty enough for him as well, imo.


Originally Posted By: oilpsi2high
Assuming it needs nothing (get a pre-purchase inspection by a reputable shop/dealership), that car is worth 3k CAD all day long. The 3800 is a great engine, too.


I agree.

I just got back from taking it for a test drive. It rides nice, handles nice and the engine seems to run really smooth.
It does need a drivers door pin as it is sagging slightly.

Other than that, with recent tires and brakes, I don't think it will take much, if anything to safety it.


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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4813511
07/13/18 08:54 PM
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The paint seems to not do well on them. My niece has the red faded version her dad picked up from relative for $1100. It has been quite reliable.

It a has massive appetite for fuel. She finds it quite embarassing but it was hard to argue free.

$2000 USD is a ton of money but if the kid actually like it.....

Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4813680
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The car seems to be of typical shape given the age and location. $500 is very low.

Her brother sold his Pontiac Grand Am with 180k on the OD for $3k ish and that was after it sat for about 3 years. It had newer tires, but I am not sure about the intake gaskets/ head gaskets.. whatever it is that goes out on these. It originally had a coolant leak, but apparently some metal coolant elbows fixed that? Aside from that, it was meticulously maintained. Coolant flushes with Dexcool, ATF drain/ fills.


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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4814220
07/14/18 08:20 PM
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Well, after finally being able to talk to my son about cars, we have somewhat decided to put the Yellow Monte on hold for a bit.
My concerns are the "Service Engine" light being on, the door pins needing replacement, the various scratches, and I also noticed the car sits low(er) on the front passenger side for some reason? Tire pressures are fine, I checked but when the car is sitting on a level drive/road, the slight drop on the passenger side is noticeable. Strut/strut tower?

Anyways, talking about it and other Monte's with my son today, to my surprise, he also mentioned Impalas in and around the same yrs (04 to 08)
Surprised, but happy, (the full size car thing), we quickly started looking at some of those and noticed a few that we might be interested in.

With that being said, and for those that don't mind, again, I'd appreciate any info with regards to those, namely the 3.5 and 3.9 engines and any known transmission problems?
I/we are looking to spend around $3000 to $5000 thousand as I want a decent one for him that is going to be as trouble free as possible.
This one is way too far away for me but this is basically what we are now looking for.
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/otta...gationFlag=true

Thanks. Cheers2


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