One thing I don't get: The number of people here who PREFER the dopey Jack-O'-Lantern look of the '00-05 front end, as compared to the new '06. If ANYTHING, the front end was the worst part of the last model, as compared to the rest of the body lines and the rear that were (and still are...) very crisp and nice. ACTUALLY, I remember watching Car & Driver TV a few years ago with Tim Allen after he had done a custom TMV high-po Deville, and seeing him rave about the car's performance and luxury, but go on to point out to Jim Moss, (past/former?) GM Special Vehicles--how he tried to improve the "weird bug-eyed" look of the front with a custom grille. The head C&D editor said the same thing. Just looked WEIRD to me, and was one of the most un-Cadillac bits of styling I've seen.
On the other hand, I'll agree on the rear. Doesn't look bad, per say, and I wouldn't go as far as saying bland, but something about it definately looks weird--mostly the big, empty flat space of the rear face of the trunk lid. I like it, but there's definately something "odd" about it.
Well, that's all just IMHO:cool2: