to be fair, the quattroporte looks much nicer in person. Not really. My only disagreement with is the above Slate contributor is that upon his first gaze he thought "Crown Vic" whereas on my first gaze of that beached street-whale I thought "1990s Chevy Caprice." SGladwell, that Citroen C6 is one of the ugliest cars i've laid my eyes upon, imo of course. I like the way it takes a lot of the basic form from one of the very, very few successful size-XL sedans - the Freeman Thomas Audi A6, before VW's new (wrecking) crew got ahold of that car and went into a co-branding orgy with Dyson and Oreck in their new grill design - and masterfully remixes a whole bunch of cues from the venerable CitroÃ«n CX into that canvas. Then again, I've always appreciated French automotive design. Except for a regrettable period at the end of the last century they've always seemed three steps ahead of the rest in terms of both design and engineering.