2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 2dr Coupe (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
I love my car and that is after nearly 2 years of mostly freeway miles. I get 27 there and average 19 mpg for a 303 hp V8. My Z28 had 315 and the insurance is half as much. The radio system is awesome. Buy the car loaded if you can. The chromatic mirrors and leather seats make for an enjoyable experience. This car is a highway interceptor. It outruns most vehicles on the freeway with ease. It outhandles my 02 Z28 in the curves. Get one while they are still around.
Seats, quiet ride, and handling. XM radio with OnStar much better than my 02 Avalanche.
2009 model hopefully would have a 6 speed with tapshift or a 7 speed stick with rear wheel drive. A 6.0 ls2 would also be nice as an option for those that don't care about gas mileage.