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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4813342
07/13/18 04:01 PM
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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

Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4813367
07/13/18 04:43 PM
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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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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: hemitom] #4813381
07/13/18 05:07 PM
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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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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4813399
07/13/18 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted By: irv


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.

Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4813423
07/13/18 06:32 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 find out what code the CEL is throwing before buying.


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Re: 2006 Monte Carlo? (Might be an SS?) [Re: irv] #4813432
07/13/18 06:48 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.


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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