The car is timeless. It's popular with old and young alike.
My 2005 Chevy Monte Carlo has been an awesome car for my family. We have had our car for around 6 years now and it still runs awesome!! As far as the motor on our car the only thing that has had to be done was replacing the heads. Which was very expensive but the car had been owned by a couples younger son who had the car took from him and sold because he was caught racing the car so that could have contributed to that. The motor is very sound now and I would trust it to drive across country and back again. The other parts on the car however have not fared too well. We have had the wheel bearings, ball joints, tie rods and tie rod ends. I am not sure if the way the car was handled before we got it had anything to do with it but I am sure it didn't help. We were faced with the decision of having to now replace sway bar and links, struts, and springs or letting the car go and since our youngest daughter has better means of fixing it we made the decision to let her have the car because we know once those things have been corrected the car will be the dependable transportation that it has been for us for so long. So I am no expert but from my experience,, the actual motor of these cars are far and above everything you would ever need but the body leaves a lot of room for improvement.