I stopped by my Chevy dealer since it was a nice day and the Monte was washed and polished. As usual, I asked how business was going and that I noticed the red, Dale Jr MC on the lawn.
"They are not selling- have had them on the lot for months". was the reply.
Taking a close look, those black stripes look bad and they are just painted on making them look cheap. An Intimidator was next to it and the all black car was much nicer in appearance.
Popular Mechanics had an article stating that 2005 will have some styling changes; most notably in the front end. Although it will still be FWD, maybe it will sell better.
On a positive note, I was driving my Monte to a local car show and getting ready to park it when one of the guys running the show asked me "Are you just coming to look or are you showing?". I felt good about that.