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Poll results: '65 Mercury or Pontiac?
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Poll is closed Oct 01, 2022
'65 Mercury  -  votes: 1 / 5.3%
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'65 Pontiac  -  votes: 17 / 89.5%
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Tie  -  votes: 1 / 5.3%
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Poll: Which '65? (9/17/2021)

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John Bono
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'65 Mercury or Pontiac?

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1965 Mercury Monterey Convertible 2
1965 Pontiac Catilina 2+2 Convertible 2b

 

John Bono
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100Ford2003
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I like both. Had a '66 Parkland when in h.s. but that Poncho has stolen my heart tonight !

Thank-you John...

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Pete Rovero
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I went with the curvaceous Pontiac over the linear Mercury. 


   
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Brush
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Pontiac in '64 but I did not care for full-size Pontiacs '65 up. Liked the square Mercurys thus my vote.


   
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Frank Reed
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Nothing against the Merc, but that Pontiac is gorgeous!

Frank Reed
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David Green
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Liked the square lines of the Mercury but other aspects of the Pontiac made me choose it.


   
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Brush
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Pontiac in '64 but I did not care for full-size Pontiacs '65 up. Liked the square Mercurys thus my vote.


   
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John Kuvakas
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1965 Was seen as a banner year for car design by some. GM, IMO, was at the top of their game and Ford was not far behind. Even Chrysler, after a disastrous few misfires in the market, was in on the class act. So was AMC. I'll go with the 2+2 on this one.

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Christopher Moroni
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I believe in 1965, Pontiac received numerous styling awards and might have been Motor Trend Car of the Year. 🤔 🤔  Despite once owning a 1966 Mercury Parklane convertible (similar to this '65 Merc) I MUST choose Pontiac. It was gorgeous then and gorgeous now!


   
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George Schire
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This is an easy one for me.  PONTIAC all the way!  Was not a fan of the "square-box" look of the Mercury.  I owned a '66 Pontiac, and it was one of the smoothest rides I've ever enjoyed.  

George Schire
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Jack Dodds
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This was a very close comparison for me; I voted Pontiac by a hair margin.  I love the styling of the Pontiac and recall the rave reviews it got from the public when it was introduced.  In '65 I did however also love the newly designed '65 Mercury (and Ford Galaxie) with their crisp, squarish styling; exactly opposite of what GM was doing.  This year was a good example of how great car styling was back in the 50s and 60s; each car maker (even the smaller players) offered their unique look.  I sure miss that.


   
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Ed Glorius
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Pontiac by a country mile.

Retired in Dunedin, Florida.


   
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John Napoli
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I couldn't decide.  I like them both.


   
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Bob Jackman
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Pontiac for me.


   
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George Schire
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Well, at least I'm consistent.  John, a couple of days ago you posted '66 Mercury vs. '66 Oldsmobile.  I stated on that one that I didn't like the "square-box" look of the Mercury.  The same comment I used above from this "which one" from a year ago.  The PONTIAC in this is drop-dead gorgeous!  

George Schire
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