That'a not to say 2005 Chrysler 300s were beautiful. They aren't. But as the title of this post states, they are oddly appealing -- to many of us, if not everyone. My analysis is in the Gallery below.
Back to my early reactions. After a month or so from the introduction I started seeing some 300s on streets and highways. They increasingly seemed more interesting than what photos had shown. The following summer, I bought one.
The 300's Wikipedia entry is here, and here is a previous post dealing with some styling antecedents of the 300.