The Truth About Cars » Monte Carlo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:27:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 No Fixed Abode: High-Low, High-Low, It’s Off To Work You Go http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/no-fixed-abode-high-low-high-low-off-work-go/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/no-fixed-abode-high-low-high-low-off-work-go/#comments Thu, 18 Feb 2016 16:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1286506 Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of editing Daniel Ho’s theories on crossovers as reflections of the zeitgeist. In his thoughtfully-written piece, Daniel argues that crossovers are chimeras, reflecting a social trend towards generalized products that combine social signaling attributes from multiple socio-economic categories. The crossover, therefore, is the “blazer and jeans” look, offering […]

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Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of editing Daniel Ho’s theories on crossovers as reflections of the zeitgeist. In his thoughtfully-written piece, Daniel argues that crossovers are chimeras, reflecting a social trend towards generalized products that combine social signaling attributes from multiple socio-economic categories. The crossover, therefore, is the “blazer and jeans” look, offering […]

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Junkyard Find: 1976 Chevrolet Monte Carlo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/junkyard-find-1976-chevrolet-monte-carlo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/junkyard-find-1976-chevrolet-monte-carlo/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1041017 Examples of the rear-wheel-drive Chevy Monte Carlo have held their value pretty well, especially the A-body-based 1970-1977 ones. Even a fairly rough one can be worth restoring, particularly in Southern California, and so I don’t see many of these cars during my travels to the wrecking yards of the Golden State. Here’s a very rough […]

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Examples of the rear-wheel-drive Chevy Monte Carlo have held their value pretty well, especially the A-body-based 1970-1977 ones. Even a fairly rough one can be worth restoring, particularly in Southern California, and so I don’t see many of these cars during my travels to the wrecking yards of the Golden State. Here’s a very rough […]

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New or Used: Common Sense or Uncommon Downsizing? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/new-or-used-common-sense-or-uncommon-downsizing/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/new-or-used-common-sense-or-uncommon-downsizing/#comments Tue, 27 Sep 2011 16:45:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=411968 Dave writes: Hello Sajeev and Steve, First time writer, long time reader; I must say, TTAC and Piston Slap rocks. My wife and I are in a bit of a quandary. We currently own outright a 1997 Chevy Monte Carlo 3.1L LS with 197k miles and counting as well as a 2003 Chevy S-10 Blazer […]

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Dave writes: Hello Sajeev and Steve, First time writer, long time reader; I must say, TTAC and Piston Slap rocks. My wife and I are in a bit of a quandary. We currently own outright a 1997 Chevy Monte Carlo 3.1L LS with 197k miles and counting as well as a 2003 Chevy S-10 Blazer […]

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Stop Press! Autoblog Embroiled In Sexist Scandal! Bentley Banged! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/stop-press-autoblog-embroiled-in-sexist-scandal-bentley-banged/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/stop-press-autoblog-embroiled-in-sexist-scandal-bentley-banged/#comments Sat, 30 Jul 2011 11:04:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=404784 Jeff Glucker, a.k.a. jglucker, had his head handed to him by the Twitter mob. It must have been the little head. The emasculated editor of Autoblog caved in to the rabid rabble and sacrificed a supposedly sexist headline. What happened? London’s Daily Mail chronicled a pile-up of (interestingly mostly blue) supercars in downtown Monte Carlo […]

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Jeff Glucker, a.k.a. jglucker, had his head handed to him by the Twitter mob. It must have been the little head. The emasculated editor of Autoblog caved in to the rabid rabble and sacrificed a supposedly sexist headline. What happened? London’s Daily Mail chronicled a pile-up of (interestingly mostly blue) supercars in downtown Monte Carlo […]

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Curbside Classic: 1975 Chevrolet Monte Carlo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/curbside-classic-1975-chevrolet-monte-carlo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/curbside-classic-1975-chevrolet-monte-carlo/#comments Wed, 19 Jan 2011 14:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=381017 You’d think that all the Malaise Era Montes would have been crushed 15 years ago, but you still see the occasional survivor chugging around these days. I spotted this battered-but-solid example in a Denver park a few months back. You could get a 235-horse 454 V8 for the Monte Carlo in ’75, but most of […]

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You’d think that all the Malaise Era Montes would have been crushed 15 years ago, but you still see the occasional survivor chugging around these days. I spotted this battered-but-solid example in a Denver park a few months back. You could get a 235-horse 454 V8 for the Monte Carlo in ’75, but most of […]

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