9: 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
After a decade of selling a less-than-satisfactory Monte Carlo, Chevy introduced a V8 model again. A slight redesign of the 2000-05 model, the newly-minted Monte Carlo was ready to play with the big boys (via Top Speed). Unfortunately, this was during a transitional period for GM,as well as the impending recession.
The Monte Carlo was lacking in the style department with a soft-looking front fascia shared with the Impala. There was a noticeably absent manual transmission option. The V8 engine itself was seemingly powerful enough for daily driving, but nothing sensational. GM missed the mark with the final generation of the Monte Carlo. The car could have been something special, but instead was lacking in many departments.