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Poll results: '54 DeSoto, Mercury or Oldsmobile?
Voter(s): 17
Poll is closed Jan 13, 2022
'54 DeSoto  -  votes: 3 / 17.6%
3
17.6%
'54 Mercury  -  votes: 8 / 47.1%
8
47.1%
'54 Oldsmobile  -  votes: 6 / 35.3%
6
35.3%
Tie  -  votes: 0 / 0%
0
0%
Sorry, no interest in this selection.  -  votes: 0 / 0%
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0%

Poll: Which '54? (12/30/2021) Requested by George Schire


John Bono
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'54 DeSoto, Mercury or Oldsmobile?

Be sure to make your selection.

Of course, please “Reply” to share your comments.

Best yes, please rank them.

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1954 desoto firedome 1
1954 Mercury Monterey 2Dr HT 6
1954 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday 2dr ht 1  1024x900

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David Green
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Many fond memories of that 1954 DeSoto as it was my wife's drive, when I first met her. 


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Pete Rovero
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From strictly a design standpoint, the DeSoto looks stodgy and the Mercury dated, but the Oldsmobile looks sleek and modern with its slab-sided two-tone paint scheme and panoramic windshield.  So, the Oldsmobile is my pick even though I was never fond of the front end of this model year.


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George Schire
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Posted by: @pete-rovero

From strictly a design standpoint, the DeSoto looks stodgy and the Mercury dated, but the Oldsmobile looks sleek and modern with its slab-sided two-tone paint scheme and panoramic windshield.  So, the Oldsmobile is my pick even though I was never fond of the front end of this model year.

Your comments, word for word, echo my thoughts on these '54s, with but a minor difference.  I like the Oldsmobile "crying" grilles of the early fifties.  

George Schire
Oakdale, Minnesota


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George Schire
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When it comes to what I like on old cars, I get in to "Butts" and "Grills".  So I look at these three '54's both front and back and they get analyzed like this.  I love the DeSoto grill, but not the rest of the car.  I like the Olds grill and the "bullet" taillights, and I like the Mercury the BEST of the three.  

George Schire
Oakdale, Minnesota


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Ed Glorius
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Oldsmobile, but I prefer the "saddlebags" rear fender trim on the lesser models.

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David Vandermeer
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Mercury was just right in 1954 with those redesigned taillights.

David Vandermeer
Corinth, Texas


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Moe Parr
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Funny, the rare occasion that I vote for an Oldsmobile, George goes with the Mercury! LOL

Barry Levittan
Long Island, NY


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John Merritt
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I voted for DeSoto, but to be honest, the DeSoto and Mercury are a tie for me. I like each more or less for different things, so when I sum it up. I can't choose between the two. The Oldsmobile comes in last no matter how I look at it.

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA


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John Bono
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Like all of them, but for me it's Mercury, DeSoto, Oldsmobile.

John Bono
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Jack Dodds
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Mercury styling wins by far IMHO.  Olds and DeSoto are a tie for second.


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