Its really a opinionated statement no matter what. You guys are talking like its a fact that the connect is ugly -__- .. I Like the design. Its really preference ... as for the bus analogy. The only way I would say it worked is. The connect bus was just as pretty to certain people but fit less people, no air conditioning(zv8), was faster, smoother ride and hadbrighter headlights. The esteem bus would be bigger, more custom versions of said bus and with a HDMI port on the side. lol .... I'd like to ride both buses. I just preferred the connect... btw the point of this thread was what justified metro to do the price difference..