• Feb 28, 2007
A member of the GM Inside News forum posted today that he received an email from General Motors announcing the end of the Monte Carlo. We rang up the General for confirmation and received word that the Monte Carlo is indeed being offed. May 4th will reportedly be the last day you can order a Monte Carlo and production of the car at GM's Oshawa plant in Canada will cease on June 20th. Apparently production of the Monte Carlo is being cancelled to make room for all those extra Malibu orders the automaker is expecting when the new 2008 model sedan begins production in October. This is the sixth generation Monte Carlo, and when asked if we'd see the name return on a new model in the near future, we got the canned answer from GM, "We do not comment on future product." Sigh. Monte Carlo sales were off 64.2% in January of 2007 with only 1,639 units being sold. In 2006, 34,113 units were sold, a slight improvement over 2005.

[Source: GM, GM Inside News]


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 66 Comments
      Mitchy
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't care what ANYBODY has to say negative about Monte Carlo! I have an 1998 Monte carlo and it has been by far the best vechicle I have owned... My Monte has over 200,000 miles and still runs like a scalded cat! Naturally, over the years I have replaced parts which is to be expected.But Monte has never left me stranded, or been a P.O.S. The only car that comes close to my preference, as far as longevity is The Chevy Camaro. I have owned 3 of them. From experience - (I have previously owned the following vechicles listed below), They Are JUNK:
      Pontiac Grand Am, Pontiac Firebird, and please... The worst of them all, "Drum Roll, Please"...........
      Crysler- Le Baron. Junk, junk, junk! I will mention another car that has longevity, The Mazda RX7.
      My Two Cents, Mitchy :) :(
      • 7 Years Ago
      win on sunday, sell in bulk to rental companies on Monday.

      Boy am I glad I soon won't be getting stuck with one of these when I travel for work.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well excuse me Howard. I'd really rather have a Hudson Hollywood Hornet (NASCAR track dominator of the 50s) than any of the crap they drive around Daytona today.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Anyone remember when the retro Mustang came out in 2004 and Chevy was still pretending not to care, and they claimed that "the Monte Carlo is fulfilling that need in the marketplace." Yeah, no thanks, I'll take a supercharged 240-hp V6 from an American carmaker, no supercharged V8 RWD for me!
      • 7 Years Ago
      "i can't understand how one could confuse a car from 20-30 years ago with one from today."

      Maybe because I was talking about the platform form 20-30 years ago?
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Monte Carlo has suffered its "In name only" status long enough. Unfortunately, ALL new vehicles,
      are mostly OM Weinermobiles with a NAME having a "class, pedigree and history". Do your history, kids, the prime sales of all time were of the hardtop, convertible & wagon formula, (the "wantable cars"), the last series having been produced in the '80s. The "truly geriatric" vehicles are those which aren't "hot", are common and way over-rated, the (Whoop-de do SEDANS) and everyone poduces the same damn thing, which looks as dumb as the other manufacturers virtually indistinguishable "thing"!
      If you wish to survive, GM, please grow a brain! & match what was best in sales with today's pared-down requirements. Don't give me the name "Impala SS" on a neutered 4-dr sedan, which looks like a cheap "150". (Do the history)
      • 7 Years Ago
      I love 2-door cars and would give anything if Gm would start offering 2-door Hard Top's again in stead of these 2-door sedans. As far as the Monte Carlo is concerned...... The car was not attractive to start with and continued so long I can't even remember when this last version came out. Gm seems to be on the verge of some decent looking cars again. The new CTS and Malibu are in the right direction. I would really love to see a 2-door HARD TOP version of the new Malibu. Come On GM... Remember what happened in 49 when you hit with the Coupe DeVille. Hint, Hint!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Apparently production of the Monte Carlo is being cancelled to make room for all those extra Malibu orders the automaker is expecting when the new 2008 model sedan begins production in October."

      The Malibu is being built in Kansas, not Oshawa Ont. They are more likely preparing to switch the plant over to rwd models.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well we know the Impala platform is rumored to be replaced with a RWD chassis. But GM may decide not to come out with a coupe version of it since they could just make a more luxurious version of the Camaro to fit in that niche.
      • 7 Years Ago
      About time. Now let's replace it with something mean and RWD from Holden.
      • 7 Years Ago
      FINALLY! I am a Chevy/GM fan, but I effing HATE the Monte Carlo. What an ugly pile. It shall not be missed.
      • 6 Years Ago
      (sigh) I have a 02 Monte and I love the thing. Its been a really good car for me, but one thing I do agree is that GM really have their heads up their ass. The are so behind when it comes to the competition. So they finally put a V8 in the montes, but they still couldn't get it right!! Why couldn't they compete with dodge and make the thing RWD??? Then they wonder why their sales suck!
    • Load More Comments