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Poll results: '71 Buick, Cadillac or Oldsmobile?
Voter(s): 21
Poll is closed Dec 17, 2021
'71 Buick  -  votes: 13 / 61.9%
13
61.9%
'71 Cadillac  -  votes: 0 / 0%
0
0%
'71 Oldsmobile  -  votes: 4 / 19%
4
19%
Tie  -  votes: 1 / 4.8%
1
4.8%
Sorry, no interest in this selection.  -  votes: 3 / 14.3%
3
14.3%

Poll: Which '71? (12/3/2021) Suggested by Frank Reed


John Bono
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'71 Buick, Cadillac or Oldsmobile?

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

Best yet please rank them.

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1971 Buick Riviera 8
1971 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe 5
1971 Oldsmobile Toronado 4a (2)

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John Merritt
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Easy one for me today, the Buick is so smooth & sexy. The Eldorado is next even with its bloated bulk. Then the poor Toronado, what the heck happened to this one. It improves some in later years, but 71-73, Yikes!

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA


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Moe Parr
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The RWD proportions of the Riviera make it look so much better than the other two with their massive front overhang.


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Frank Reed
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The Riviera looks so much better than the other 2 GM offerings. 

Frank Reed
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George Schire
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One word: TORONADO 

By '71 Oldsmobile finally improved the bulbous and strange shaped earlier Toronado's.  This one's a beauty on wheels.  Next I'd be okay with the Cadillac, but the long landing-strip hood is not for my taste.  And lastly, oh how GM ruined the Riviera!  So gorgeous in '63, '64 and then they destroy the roof-line with that odd shaped top on the '71.  Yep, NO-CONTEST the TORONADO!!!

George Schire
Oakdale, Minnesota


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David Green
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Despite being incredibly small inside given its outside dimensions, I'll go with the Oldsmobile Toronado in this comparison.


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Jack Dodds
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At the risk of sounding negative I have to be honest and say that I find them all unattractive.  The Buick however is by far the best looking; the Caddy is a bloated lump and the Toronado is hideous.  What the heck were GM thinking???


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Geoff Jowett
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nah thats impossible, 3 spectacular vehicles, its a tie.


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Bob Jackman
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Buick all the way...it may not be as attractive as the earlier Rivs but it is light years ahead of what happened to the ElDorado and Toronado.


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Ed Glorius
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Riviera. It's audacious. Followed by the bold Tornado.

Retired in Dunedin, Florida.


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John Bono
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The Riviera is #1, closely followed by the Tornado and trailing the pack is the dinosaur Cadillac.


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Ed Glorius
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For those of you who know the show "Keeping Up Appearances", my mom had a bit of Hyacinth in her, and her sister Mabel was definitely Rose.

Aunt Mabel had a gold 1971 Riviera...with leopard skin seat covers. The car accessorized her peek a boo blouse, her snake bracelet, and her platinum beehive. All in her 70s. 

She was a hoot.

Retired in Dunedin, Florida.


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BradSmith
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Buick (the retro look of the boat tail looks nice), Cadillac, then Olds.


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David Vandermeer
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@ed-glorius I loved “Keeping up appearances”  

Mrs. Buckett?
Its pronounced “Bookay”

I voted Buick too.

David Vandermeer
Corinth, Texas


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Ed Glorius
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@david-vandermeer 

 

"Rose is not me sister Violet, with her Mercedes, a sauna, and room for a pony."

Retired in Dunedin, Florida.


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