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Poll results: '66 Buick or Oldsmobile?
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Poll is closed Aug 29, 2023
'66 Buick  -  votes: 11 / 52.4%
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'66 Oldsmobile  -  votes: 6 / 28.6%
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Tie  -  votes: 4 / 19%
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Sorry, no interest in this selection.  -  votes: 0 / 0%
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Poll: Which '66? (8/15/2023)

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John Bono
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'66 Buick or Oldsmobile?

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1966 Buick Riviera Grand Sport 9
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado 7

John Bono
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Frank Reed
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The Buick is better looking to me. 👀

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John Napoli
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Not a fan of either, but picked the Buick only because I did not like the fact that the Olds was front wheel drive in a period where everything was rear wheel drive.  Low and behold some 50 years later, everything is front wheel drive.  What a shame.  So glad I have my Challenger now.


   
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Ed Glorius
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The Toronado is more daring in looks and engineering, but the Buick wins for me with its sleek beauty and proven drivetrain.

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John Bono
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@carsman1958 - John, my 2021 Infiniti is rear wheel drive with an all-wheel-drive option.

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Moe Parr
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Posted by: @sizedoesmatter

@carsman1958 - John, my 2021 Infiniti is rear wheel drive with an all-wheel-drive option.

As is my 2020 Dodge Charger.

I voted for the Riviera today, it's a little "crisper" looking than the Toronado to me.

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David Green
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Oldsmobile for innovation, but frankly, neither of these vehicles would belong in my driveway.


   
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Posted by: @david-green

Oldsmobile for innovation, but frankly, neither of these vehicles would belong in my driveway.

Same here!


   
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Posted by: @ed-glorius

The Toronado is more daring in looks and engineering, but the Buick wins for me with its sleek beauty and proven drivetrain.

I voted for the Toronado for the same reasons....despite the slightly more attractive Riv.


   
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Graeme Ogg
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Riviera is near-perfect. I can appreciate the reasons for giving the "sporty" (?) Toronado more aggressive body detailing, it just doesn't appeal to me so much.

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John Kuvakas
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It's amazing how similar the silhouettes of these two cars are, yet how totally different they are in the sheet metal. The Toronado telegraphs power and broad-shouldered strength. The accents over the wheel wells declare this to be something different with as much emphasis on the front wheels as the rear. The Riviera is all flowing lines and elegant transitions.

Back in the day, I would have chosen the Toronado. I owned a '70 model and loved it. Today, it seems to me that the Riviera has aged more gracefully. It gets my vote.

John Kuvakas
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Mike DeTorrice
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They are both great-looking V-8 cars, but I am not a fan of the Toronado FWD system. Jay Leno had a Toronado from this generation with a powerful V-8 (Corvette) engine and rwd. That was impressive !


   
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Charles Rockett
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The Buick has a sleek and slightly curvaceous slipperiness to its skin that I find a little unnerving, (as does the following years' Eldorado). I can appreciate its sublime beauty, but it's not for me. On the other hand, the Toronado had iconic status when I was a kid, despite which, I found it pug ugly - and still do! For the first time in one of John's polls I'm going for a tie.


   
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Pete Rovero
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John, you couldn't have found better comparative pictures:  Both the same color and the same 3/4 view!  Excellent, I know that isn't an easy thing to do.  This is a tough one for me, like them both, but I chose the Riviera.


   
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Bob Jackman
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The Riviera a beautifully designed automobile to me while the Toronado hasn't the same elegance.


   
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