There's a red MKZ that I pass on my way to the grocery store. Its parked on a long boulevard facing west, so when I pass it on my way there I see the grill and a splash of red as I go past. From those angles its an attractive car. The grill is pretty nice, the red is a great color and its a pleasant car to see. Coming back from the store I don't really notice anything until the splash of red out of my peripheral vision, and that's it.
Take the CTS in the same parking space and its enjoyable coming and going. It beats the MKZ hands down. If the MKZ was black I don't think I'd even notice it as anything but another car parked in the street. The CTS just blows away almost anything else on the road when it comes to looks. The profile is the weakest view, but then its a 4 door sedan, and slab sides are just kinda dull.
I am sticking to my assertion that the CTS is going to be collected. Its a piece of art.