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Poll results: '56 Ford or Mercury?
Voter(s): 23
Poll is closed Nov 03, 2021
'56 Ford  -  votes: 8 / 34.8%
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'56 Mercury?  -  votes: 8 / 34.8%
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Tie  -  votes: 7 / 30.4%
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Sorry, no interest in this selection.  -  votes: 0 / 0%
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Poll: Which '56? (10/20/2021)


John Bono
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'56 Ford or Mercury?

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1956 Ford Fairlane  Country Squire Station Wagon 1
1956 Mercury Monterey Station Wagon 3

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Moe Parr
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Two beautiful wagons. I prefer the woodgrain treatment of the Ford, and the fender skirts seal the deal for me!


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George Schire
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What a great "Which One?" tonight!   I like seeing cars that aren't the normal classic cars.  For Station Wagon's, these two for 1956 were, in my opinion the best looking from any of the Big Three companies.  My vote goes by a hair to the...MERCURY!  

George Schire
Oakdale, Minnesota


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George Schire
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I find it so ironic that, back in the 50's, 60's, and 70's, it wasn't even a little bit cool to have a Station Wagon.  It told people that you had a family and you needed to haul stuff.  It said that you were no longer single and you could no longer drive a spiffy hardtop or convertible. 

Station Wagons just weren't popular. 

Then the 80's roll around and the Mini-Van comes in to vogue, followed by the SUV.  Today, about every 8 of 10 cars on the road are Mini-Vans and SUV's.  People buy them to haul the family and stuff.  

Sadly, those beautiful and usually stylish Station Wagons of that bygone time were just in the wrong era.  They sure were better looking than anything on the road today.  

George Schire
Oakdale, Minnesota


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David Green
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I prefer the trim on the Ford sides but not enough to say it is any better than the Mercury. I'll go for a tie on these two.


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Mark Lampariello
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Totally agree with David Green, so this one's a tie.  


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Ed Glorius
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I like the Ford. It's cleaner.

Retired in Dunedin, Florida.


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Brush
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Love both the '56 Ford & Mercury, would go with the Mercury, just a bit upscale.

That said however I dislike wood trim on steel cars and station wagons never did a thing for me; they were every where and just work horses. 


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John Merritt
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This one's a tie for me as well. I just can't decide. They are both excellent.

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA


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John Napoli
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Technically they are the same car, so for me it is a tie.


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Jack Dodds
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I have been a station wagon fan all my life, even as a young guy when they were basically considered utility vehicles by most people.  I particularly love the "Woody" effect, even though of course  the real wood version ended around the late 40s to early 50s.  I love both of the comparison cars but pick the Ford as I prefer  look of the nose and tail lights.


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John Bono
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Posted by: @moe-parr

Two beautiful wagons. I prefer the woodgrain treatment of the Ford, and the fender skirts seal the deal for me!

Couldn't have said it better! 


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Bob Jackman
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Tie for me.


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Al_Dorado
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Tough choice but I choose the Mercury. There's no mistaking the luxurious Big M for 1956!

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David Vandermeer
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Mercury for its much better overall design.

David Vandermeer
Corinth, Texas


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