The after looks good. The tilt-shift does not.
Here's my thing with tilt-shift... it looks good when there are multiple objects in the foreground, and definitely in the background. It doesn't work well when you've zoomed into the car, where the car takes up 75% of your composition.
Do a tilt-shift on a busy intersection from a higher-up view and you're golden... but then again, what do I know?