I thought quality would be included - that changes a lot. I have to agree with you on Lincoln - not sure about sweeping, but very good. The new Zephyr has a great look and I'll tell you what - the more I look at that ugly ass 07 Nav, the more I love that ugly ass 07 Nav. and I sweat the interior hard. I have beef with the plasticy leather, but the square gauges, the beefy dash, the elongated center dash section and even that ugly ass grill have me falling for it. So does the new MKX - its just so ridiculous I love it. If Lincoln just bumps up there leather appointments and few other things they will have a big fan over here.TrueSlideXL said:This is based purely on design and theory. Things like quality are not concerned. And for that I believe the new Lincolns should have swept the competition. Period. Lincoln and Cadillac can do a one two sweep on Europe if they had more money. When I am done with design school Detriot will be where I am heading. This is why the list is so obtuse to everyone's thinking. Audi or Lexus would be tops if the panel was concerned with quality or fit and finish, but they aren't. As far as design goes the best teams in the world go; Cadillac, Lincoln, Audi, Mercedes, BMW. Regardless of if you like their cars or what they are doing, they are really the only ones doing something different and that is what these surveys are about. Who is going to set the standard for the next guy and make them do a double take at what they thought the rules were. Before the Ridgeline nobody was doing factory made "trucks" with a lockable trunk in the bed. Before the Solstice how many cars under 20 grand would you buy purely because of it's looks? It's one of the prettiest cars ever. Or how about the S-Class, seats that conform to an individuals back electronically. When did anyone else do that? These winners are the one's with ideas everyone will copy next year.