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2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Coupe

2dr Cpe LS

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Source: The Car Connection

A new coupe emerges with a powerful old name.

by Bob Plunkett

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - On the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, two classic American automobile races - the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway - unfolded hundreds of miles apart and at different hours of the day. Yet the races had a point in common, because competitors in both races were led around their oval tracks by the same type of new Chevrolet coupe employed as the official pace car.

Painted brickyard-red with checkered race decals flowing down side panels, these new coupes used as pace cars marked the debut of a new edition for Chevrolet's Monte Carlo two-door coupe. Coming from Chevrolet’s Canadian assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario, the new Monte Carlo has revived the nameplate of its fabled stock-car racer. But has it regained the performance reputation that its NASCAR relatives have won? We recently drove the vehicles to judge if, like the Impala, the newest Chevrolet comes close to the historic performance implied in its name.

Bred from the Impala

The new Monte Carlo for model-year 2000 uses the platform of the new Impala, which succeeded the Lumina as Chevy's family sedan staple. It contains many of the components of the Impala, including both V-6 engine selections and multiple safety features, yet follows its own track for exterior styling and interior features.

This edition of Monte Carlo conforms to international proportions at less than 200 inches for length, but it provides generous interior dimensions for cabin and cargo volume. Under the hood, an efficient six-cylinder engine directs all torque to turn the front wheels. The volume model - Monte Carlo LS - totes a 3.4-liter V-6 from General Motors, which produces 180 hp and earns fuel economy figures as high as 32 miles per gallon.

The performance edition - Monte Carlo SS - traces its name to a 1983 V-8 edition. This new SS, containing a 3.8-liter V-6 with sequential-port fuel-injection system and multivalve technology, features aluminum cylinder heads and pent-roof firing chambers. It runs up to 200 hp. An electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission, GM's smooth Hydramatic shifter, links to each V-6, with no option for a manual shifter.

Fewer doors, more free styling

The unique exterior shape of the Monte Carlo begins with a hallmark long-nose, short-deck silhouette with shapely C-pillars curving to make an arch of the Monte Carlo’s greenhouse. The nose tapers to a low point, a front grille squeezes narrowly into a horizontal plane that conforms with the shape of twin headlamp clusters, and the hoodline rolls upward from the front in a smooth bow that bulges to meet a contoured windshield.

The Monte’s side panels seem rather flat, but there are muscular shoulders rippling over the large wheel wells, which house big 16-inch wheels and tires. A distinct tail treatment for the curt tapered panel reveals twin round taillamps set in vertical clusters, reminiscent of the rear end of the earliest Monte Carlos.

Trail a Monte Carlo in traffic and that stubby but bold tail design draws the eye and provokes a racy image. Drive it, like we did during a series of road tests on highways and city streets stretched across the Carolinas and into the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the strength, poise and finesse of Chevrolet's new coupe quickly become apparent.

Rigid structural components form the foundation of the Monte Carlo's lively personality, beginning with a safety cage whose underbody has extra longitudinal and cross-car bracing to exert more torsional stiffness when the vehicle moves down the road. The unibody structure encases a passenger compartment with steel beams which can absorb and deflect forces of an impact in a crash.

Side body stampings from the A-pillars rearward to the tail amount to a single piece of convoluted metal, with a horizontal cast slab of magnesium bracing the width from one A-pillar to the other behind the dash.

An aluminum engine cradle functions as foundation for Monte Carlo's engine, front suspension components, steering system and front sheet metal. The lightweight but strong structure not only isolates engine vibrations but permits tighter tuning of suspension elements to enrich the handling characteristics.

A four-wheel independent suspension allows the car to react with solid sensations when loping over pavement bumps, and it moves precisely when asked to steer clear of lane obstacles like slower traffic. The suspension puts a MacPherson strut at each corner and progressive-rate springs to dampen road chatter and prevent excessive body roll.

Sedate and sporting personalities

The LS and upgraded SS editions of the Monte Carlo differ in ride quality due to variances in suspension tuning. Softer settings go to the LS, while the SS exhibits firmer characteristics because of a sport suspension package with larger stabilizer bars, front and rear, plus different tuning for shock absorbers and stiffer springs.

On both, rack-and-pinion steering feels assertive and taut at higher speeds, yet easy to manipulate when parking. Disc brakes at all wheels tied to four-wheel anti-lock controls rank as standard components, but the SS adds traction control.

Passengers ride within the steel safety cage, which has energy-absorbing foam inside A-pillars, high-strength blanks in B-pillars with a thicker gauge of steel below the beltline, and sturdy door beams and energy-absorbing foam in the two side doors. Dual front airbags are in place, and for personal security the car offers a remote keyless entry system, theft-deterrent device, plus an optional trap-resistant trunk system with internal release lever and a lockout strap for the rear folding seatbacks.

The spacious cabin contains a driver-oriented cockpit with front bucket seats divided by a console, followed by the rear bench divided in 40:60 ratio. A number of appealing standard features show up in the LS base version, like air conditioning, a stereo sound package, tilting steering wheel, variable wipers, power door locks, analog instruments with tachometer, door map pockets, and delayed entry/exit lights with theater dimming feature.

The base Monte Carlo LS retails for $19,850, while SS editions go out the door for $22,295.

© The Car Connection

 

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Driver Air Bag Std
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Original Warranty  help
Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

Basic 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Corrosion 6 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance 3 Years/36,000 Miles

Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

NEW! 6-Year/100,000-Mile¹ Powertrain Limited Warranty

12-Month/12,000-Mile² Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty

Exclusive 2-Year/24,000-Mile³ CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program with two included maintenance visits

¹Whichever comes first, from original in-service date. See participating dealer for limited warranty details.
²Whichever comes first, from date of purchase. See participating dealer for limited warranty details.
³Maintenance visits must occur within two years or 24,000 miles of vehicle delivery, whichever comes first. Does not include air filters. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.
Age/Mileage Eligibility 2012-2017 model year / Under 75,000 miles
Lease Term Certified No
Point Inspection 172-Point Vehicle Inspection and Reconditioning
IMPORTANT RECALL INFORMATION: Before a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle is listed or sold, GM requires dealers to complete all safety recalls. However, because even the best processes can break down, we encourage you to check the recall status of any vehicle at recalls.gm.com
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Return/Exchange Program 3-Day/150-Mile&#185; Vehicle Exchange Program <br> &#185;Whichever comes first. Vehicle exchange only. See dealer for details.
Roadside Assistance Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible $0

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