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Poll results: '54 Mercury or Oldsmobile?
Voter(s): 19
Poll is closed Dec 06, 2021
'54 Mercury  -  votes: 13 / 68.4%
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'54 Oldsmobile  -  votes: 6 / 31.6%
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Poll: Which '54? (11/22/2021)

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John Bono
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'54 Mercury or Oldsmobile?

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1954 Mercury Monterey Sun Valley 9
1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Coupe 4

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Bob Jackman
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Tough decision but I'm going with the Sun Valley.


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David Green
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The Mercury Sun Valley  rides well and to me has better styling than the Oldsmobile 88.


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John Kuvakas
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How can you pass up the transparent roof?? Sun Valley for me!

John Kuvakas
Warrenton, VA


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Brush
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Mercury until '56 please. Don't care for the Olds until 1957.


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George Schire
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I so love both!  But I love the OLDSMOBILE more!  From 1954 through 1959 Oldsmobile had few rivals in the beauty department.  In order of preference, I rate them like this: 

1) '57 

2) '56 

3) '55 

4) '58 

5) '59 

6) '54 

Back to the Mercury for a moment...the '54, '55, and '56 are outstanding looking, but when up against an Oldsmobile, they fall short.  

George Schire
Oakdale, Minnesota


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George Schire
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Posted by: @jkuvakas

How can you pass up the transparent roof?? Sun Valley for me!

Ironically, for me it's the "transparent roof" that is the deterrent for me.  I've NEVER been a fan of sun roofs on cars.  

George Schire
Oakdale, Minnesota


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Moe Parr
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I voted for the Mercury. The proportions of the Olds 88s from this era look "off" to me, the longer wheelbased 98s look so much better to my eye.


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David Vandermeer
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gotta go with the Mercury, especially with the redesigned taillights for '54.

David Vandermeer
Corinth, Texas


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Frank Reed
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Mercury 54👍

Frank Reed
Chesapeake, VA


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Geoff Jowett
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@georgeschire looks like you and me at this stage George!


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George Schire
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Posted by: @moe-parr

I voted for the Mercury. The proportions of the Olds 88s from this era look "off" to me, the longer wheelbased 98s look so much better to my eye.

Interesting how we all see things differently.  For 1954, 1955, 1956 to my eyes (with the exception of Cadillac for those years), the '54, '55 and '56 Oldsmobile's are most beautifully styled and proportioned cars from all automakers.  

George Schire
Oakdale, Minnesota


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Ed Glorius
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Tough call, but I vote Olds for its surface treatment.

Retired in Dunedin, Florida.


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John Napoli
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@georgeschire George, I'm, with you on this one.  The Olds just outshines the Mercury.


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BradSmith
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Oldsmobile - Mercury looks somewhat generic, Oldsmobile more visually appealing and unique, especially the grille.


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