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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo - Consumer Reviews

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All Around Very Good Performer
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By James Tiller
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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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Don't let the snobbish reviewers sway you about the exterior styling. This is not a cookie-cutter car for conformists. It was designed to look different than regular commuter-cars, and i think its features are very distinctive and memorable. Very good performance from FWD 3.8 litre V6. A great engine, great transmission, and great handling/suspension characteristics. If you miss 1960's/early 1970's sporty/luxury 2- door coupes, then this car may be for you. And keep in mind, this car produces more horsepower than any production Monte since 1974, when they still put had the big-block as an option. I recomend this car for those who want to live a little, and still have a sense of practicality!


Best Features

Exterior styling is bold and beautiful, not muddled or confused, as some style- snobs like to say. Not all cars have to look the same! So this one looks different and some call it ugly! It has many styling cues from 1st four monte generations, but is purely sixth gen. Great torque with 3.8!


Worst Features

Improvements should be the following: Get rid of the LS model, and offer the LT as the base model with 3.8 litre push-rod engine. This is a great engine, even though it is 40 years old! The SS should be the 4.6 Aurora or 5.3 Vortec. And all montes should be Rear Wheel Drive. Other than that nothing!


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Best Monte Carlo
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By Robertlang
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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I don't know why Edmunds is dishing this car so badly. I love it and have owned 2 previous Monte Carlos (1980 and 1986)and this one is the best that Chevy has put out. I think it is a great deal for the price of the car and handles wonderfully for me. I also unlike Edmunds really like the appearance as it is a bit retro to the 80's models which I liked and think it is great looking; even the back end!


Best Features

Interior and the controls and especially the split controls for the a/c-heater for the driver and passenger. Something I've never seen before.


Worst Features

Maybe give the front end more of a grill-like feature to it instead of no grill.


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2003 Jeff Gordon Signature Monte Carlo
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By Ron Ignelzi
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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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A Must for all die-hard Jeff Gordon fans! This car is the BEST looking of all the Signature Series cars built by GM. Fun to drive and gets lots of positive comments from people that see it. Plenty of power and good gas mileage to boot.


Best Features

All the controls for the radio in the steering wheel. On-Star and hands free phone built into mirror.


Worst Features

Lose the Lumbar support! I had to disconnect mine just so I could sit in the seat.


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Heaven on wheels
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By Denice Cazillo
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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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This car is the most awesome vehicle I've ever owned. Comfortable, quiet, with power to get me where I want to go.


Best Features

The radio system is wonderful. All the changes you need to do are right at your fingertips.


Worst Features

None!


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No resale value
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By Robert Herrera
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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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This vehicle has no resale value. I recently tried to trade this vehicle inn for a new truck. I was surprised that a 1 year old vehicle in imaculate condition will loss that much value sticker on this veh was $32.0000 I was surprised that the dealer where I bought this veh would only offered $13,000 trade in value on a Jeff Gordon Signature Car. I am very disapointed.


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