2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo consumer reviews

$20,330 starting MSRP
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89% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.3
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4.1

Middle of the Pack

Chevy redesigned the Monte Carlo for 2006, and I really like what they've done with it. Kept the unique rear end but updated the front with a sportier looking impala front end. Purchased at 57000 miles LT with the 3.9L engine. Interior is very comfortable and ergonomically designed and remained simple. Rear passenger seating is on par with an Impala, sliding passenger seat provides easy back seat access. As far as performance is concerned, the car is very well balanced. I'm sure the SS model would provide a much more exciting experience, but my model with the 3.9L engine has plenty of power for the daily driver. Feels very solidly built. Stiffer drive is to be expected with such a large car.

4.6

car runs great

THE LTZ FUN TO DRIVE AND GOOD ON GAS. A GREAT COMBINATION OF LUXURY AND SPORTY FEEL TO THE CAR. I LOVE IT.

1.7

Problem Car

I got my 06 Monte Carlo in 07 used GM certified and has had problems with it every since. power sterring pump will go out the starter went bad the Dual Zone climate control had to get fixed three time, it would only blow cold air, and the Transmission will go out and will not be able to be fixed right no matter were you take it. This will be my 3rd time getting the Trans fixed in this car. Dont beleave me just google this car about the trans. This is the worist car i have ever owned and i would not recommend this car to a dogg Avoid Avoid Avoid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. That also goes for the chevy impala, same powertrain same problems.

5.0

BEST CARS EVER

I HAVE OWNED 3 MONTE CARLOS, THEY ARE ALL GREAT, THE 2006 IS A DREAM, ALL THE COMFORT AND SPACE ANYONE COULD ASK FOR. AND IT WILL GET UP AND GO WHEN NECESSARY.... GREAT CARS!

3.3

Great Coupe

I bought my 2006 Monte Carlo LT as a GM Certified Used vehicle in 2008. I've had it over 3 years now and I've really enjoyed this car. It has the upgraded 3.9L V-6 and I must say it has plenty of power - I would not consider the small-block V8 because the hit in fuel economy outweighs the advantages of the slightly more powerful engine. It's very comfortable for two people (though some passengers have complained the passenger seat is too firm) and the back seat is usable but would not recommend grown adults back there for very long. I really love the heated seats and the dual-climate control (albeit manual) is very useful. The heat and A/C is always powerful. The radio is good for a base factory stereo. The only major repairs engine-wise is the water-pump had to be replaced around 85k miles. My two qualms so far have been (1) when the fan is run on it's lowest setting, a very high-pitched whir/buzz/noise can be heard (especially from the passenger seat) which is very annoying on road trips, and (2) I've had issues with the 4-speed automatic transmission slipping. My dealership has looked at it and they say it's just getting old - replace the fluids. We'll see if that does anything when it's brought in for it's 100k tune-up in the next month or so. With appropriate tires, the big coupe does quite well in winter driving - though I've gotten stuck many times in Lower Michigan (on side roads). I would not recommend this car because it's really not very practical unless you only ever have 2 people in the car (including yourself). The doors have this jack-in-the-box reaction when opened and since it's a coupe the huge heavy doors have pinched quite a few ankles. Also there's just better options from GM, Ford, and all the others nowadays. Regardless - the Monte Carlo was discontinued after the 2007 model year and replaced by the Chevrolet Camaro. My next vehicle will be a small crossover SUV or AWD wagon (Subaru anyone?)

5.0

Amazing car!!!!!!!!!!

This car is amazing i have a 2006 Monte Carlo ss and i wish they kept making it. I will keep this car as long as i live! I would recomend this car to any one that wants a fast comfortable car.

4.9

Great car.

My car was totaled by a drunk driver but while I had it, GREAT GAS MILEAGE, comfortable, nice styling and awesome stereo. I will buy this car again soon enough. Good buy.

5.0

REMINDS ME OF YEARS AGO

Drives like a HP Car should. Mileage not bad but with a 300 hp. plus engine WHO CARES. I am 62 years young, every time I get behind the wheel I suddenly am reverted back to when I was 17, driving my '63 Plymouth Street & Strip Belvedere. Without any after market modifications it drive awesome! Great Silver Color, wish it was 2 tone. Too bad they did not use the Holden Platform. At that point it would be a monster, especially with a 6 Liter. GM has my vote but they better get their act together. One issue I do have is the heater controls. It is like when they first came out with the new body Lesabre and the heater controls were too small.

5.0

FANTASTIC 100%

Our dealer wants our 2006 SS so BAD (21,000 mile ) that they are almost willing to give us a (in our opinion a trashy junky cheap looking less power new remembered as a rattle trap Camero SS) Chevy YOU blew it by dumping the Monte Carlo for the Camero. I have NO idea what we will look for in about a year when we trade We will hang on because we heard the Monte or maybe the Chevelle will be back DUMP the trash Camero and bring the true sporty reliable MONTES back. Sad but true we were told the Monte was stopped because it was so realible and popular. fair warning DON'T GET INTO ONE WITH THE TRACTION CONTROL OFF OH MY the power, we have the big V-8. TAKE THAT Charger home to MOMMA they rattle the Montes RUMBLE. AND anyone who remembers the older muscle cars will know that statement. PLEASE CHEVY BRING THE MONTE BACK!!

4.6

nice

ive had no xxxxxxand love this car chevy has done it again. my last car was a toyota 4 runner and the motor went out in 1 month :[ so im sticking with chevy for now on.