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Poll results: '56 DeSoto, Mercury or Oldsmobile?
Voter(s): 19
Poll is closed Dec 22, 2021
'56 DeSoto  -  votes: 14 / 73.7%
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73.7%
'56 Mercury  -  votes: 4 / 21.1%
4
21.1%
'56 Oldsmobile  -  votes: 0 / 0%
0
0%
Tie  -  votes: 1 / 5.3%
1
5.3%
Sorry, no interest in this selection.  -  votes: 0 / 0%
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Poll: Which '56? (12/8/2021) Requested by George Schire

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John Bono
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Be sure to make your selection.  Of course, please “Reply” to share your comments.

Best yes, please rank them.

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'56 DeSoto, Mercury or Oldsmobile?

1956 Desoto Fireflite Sportsman 1
1956 Mercury Montclair 2
1956 Oldsmobile Super 88 7

John Bono
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Moe Parr
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Easy one today, John...the DeSoto is miles ahead of the other two in my eyes!

Barry Levittan
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Jack Dodds
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Extremely close between the Merc and DeSoto but I prefer the Merc styling a bit more; especially the tail end.  Olds is nice but no match IMHO.


   
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David Green
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The DeSoto is tops for me in this choice but the Mercury is a close second.


   
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Ed Glorius
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Posted by: @moe-parr

Easy one today, John...the DeSoto is miles ahead of the other two in my eyes!

Ditto. Olds next.

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George Schire
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Thank you John, for sharing my request for tonight's "Which One?".  These three brands are absolute favorites of mine!  And believe it or not, it's hard even for me to decide which one I like best. 

So I'm going to take a different approach.  I'm going to rate the cars, and then I'm going to rate them by their dashboards.  Dashboards?  LOL, yea I heard you say that as you were reading!  Smile Yea, Dashboards. 

Awhile back I confessed that being that as a driver of a car, it's usually the Dashboard that we see more than the outside car, so they have always been a focal point for me. 

So here goes, cars FIRST: 1) DESOTO  2) OLDSMOBILE  3) MERCURY 

Now the Dashboards: 1) OLDSMOBILE  2) DESOTO  3) MERCURY 

The DeSoto is a style of beauty bumper to bumper!  The Dash is awesome, but doesn't stack up to what to my eyes is the most beautiful Dash of any 50's car, the Oldsmobile.  To my eyes the Mercury in comparison is both with outside style and inside Dash, boring.  But a beautiful car none the less.  

George Schire
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George Schire
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As a side thought, unrelated to which one is your favorite, it is sad that ALL THREE BRANDS are no longer with us.  Tears  

George Schire
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'56 love the Mercury [my vote], like the DeSoto, don't care for the Olds.  Wouldn't the poll been closer for comparable cars if it were Dodge, Pontiac, & Mercury; aren't the Olds & DeSoto a price point above the Mercury, until the Edsel filled the price point?


   
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George Schire
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Posted by: @brush

'56 love the Mercury [my vote], like the DeSoto, don't care for the Olds.  Wouldn't the poll been closer for comparable cars if it were Dodge, Pontiac, & Mercury; aren't the Olds & DeSoto a price point above the Mercury, until the Edsel filled the price point?

Yes Brush, actually you are correct.  But my only reasoning for comparing the Olds, DeSoto, and Mercury was that they were 1956 choices for a car buy that year.  

 

 

George Schire
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Frank Kocour
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DeSoto, Olds, Merc.


   
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Bob Jackman
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DeSoto, Mercury and Olds. If the Olds was a Ninety Eight it would be tied with the Merc.


   
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Bob Kroupa
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Desota but dislike it in that color.  Mercury and then the Oldsmobile.


   
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Posted by: @georgeschire

Thank you John, for sharing my request for tonight's "Which One?".  These three brands are absolute favorites of mine!  And believe it or not, it's hard even for me to decide which one I like best. 

So I'm going to take a different approach.  I'm going to rate the cars, and then I'm going to rate them by their dashboards.  Dashboards?  LOL, yea I heard you say that as you were reading!  Smile Yea, Dashboards. 

Awhile back I confessed that being that as a driver of a car, it's usually the Dashboard that we see more than the outside car, so they have always been a focal point for me. 

So here goes, cars FIRST: 1) DESOTO  2) OLDSMOBILE  3) MERCURY 

Now the Dashboards: 1) OLDSMOBILE  2) DESOTO  3) MERCURY 

The DeSoto is a style of beauty bumper to bumper!  The Dash is awesome, but doesn't stack up to what to my eyes is the most beautiful Dash of any 50's car, the Oldsmobile.  To my eyes the Mercury in comparison is both with outside style and inside Dash, boring.  But a beautiful car none the less.  

George, you could consider creating a "Which Dashboard" series. I suspect it would catch on, 

John Bono
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John Bono
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DeSoto, Mercury and Oldsmobile. 

John Bono
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TerrySlekar
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I’ll take the DeSoto, even though it’s pink…

Zeeky Banutski
The People’s Republic of Maryland


   
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