2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LT 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Consider it a 2007 Impala LT with two doors and sleeker styling. It's basically the same car! Very comfortable with its wide interior and vast stretch-out space up front. Even the rear seat is roomy once you access it. The 3.5-liter V6 gives a nice power and economy combination; I regularly get 20-23 MPG city and 30-32 MPH highway on 87-octane gas, and still have plenty of power for safe passing and merging. Blissfully smooth ride with its long wheelbase. Quiet on the move. Very roomy trunk. Handles well enough, but just a little too big to be called nimble. OnStar brings great safety-related peace of mind. Climate controls heat and cool quickly and effectively. Long GM powertrain warranty!
LT trim means it's neither too basic nor too gaudy. Great fuel economy for a V6-powered midsized. The ride. The room. Long standard equipment list. Numerous safety features. Good power without feeling dangerous. Automatic lighting. The uniqueness of a now-rare breed: two-door midsized American coupe.
4-speed transmission upshifts too quickly under low-speed acceleration in traffic, causing power sag. Too many body hardware issues: power mirror and passenger power window switch both dead by 30K miles, loose A- pillar trim (2x!) by 30K miles. Better quality trunk carpeting. Width hampers parking.