13: Chevrolet SSR
If there is one thing that GM is good at, it’s taking a good idea and ruining it. The SSR had a simple premise, bring back the El Camino as a modern muscle car. The idea should have worked flawlessly until the SSR came to fruition. Let’s talk about the hideous styling of the car first. The front fascia is rounded off and looks more like a VW New Beetle than anything. The back portion of the car is shaped like a truck bed, but a tonneau cover prevents the driver from hauling any serious cargo (via Motorious).
The interior is borrowed from the other GM vehicles of this same period. The engine is shared with the Corvette and offered some decent power. But for the high asking price of the SSR, consumers couldn’t justify the cost. The SSR would soldier on for a few years but never achieved sales success. GM signed the death knell for the SSR after the 2008 recession, where people were looking for economy cars.