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Exage03040 last edited by
Poll May Switch Choices
Welcome to This or That; Where I choose 2 vehicles (but probably can't afford) and you choose which one you'd rather have with the poll.
You can explain your choice below, or not.
A couple of survivors today with both manufactures put to pasture.
First up is a Black and Woodie 1983 AMC Eagle Limited Wagon. It has the Naturally Aspirated 4.2L Inline-6 Engine with 110hp, a 3-Speed Automatic Transmission and 4x4. Inside is a Brown Leather Interior. A one owner car.
Perhaps you like to make a presence?
It’s up against a Chamois 1978 Mercury Grand Marquis Sedan. It has the Naturally Aspirated 460CID [7.5L] Lincoln Big Block Engine with 202hp, a 3-Speed C6 Ford Automatic Transmission and RWD. Inside is a Wood Trimmed and Beige Velour Interior.
1983 AMC Eagle Limited Wagon - $13,500 CAD – 240,000km / 149,150mi
1978 Mercury Grand Marquis Sedan - $13,500 CAD – 70,000km / 43,500mi
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CivicWagonEngineer last edited by
@exage03040 easy choice on the Eagle. 4wd wagons have a special place in my heart
HoustonRunner last edited by
@exage03040 Have to go with the barge, never owned one.
MybirdIStheword last edited by
@exage03040 this was surprisingly tough. I went with the eagle. Idk blame my gut.
Just Jeepin' last edited by
Eagle is an honorary Jeep, making this an easy call.
Tripper last edited by
@exage03040 E.A.G.L.E Eagle!
I have nothing for land yachts.
AMGtech last edited by
@exage03040 possibly the easiest choice yet. That eagle is gorgeous!
CobraJoe last edited by
This might be the first time I've driven both of the options.
The Eagle I test drove was an SX4 with no compression, but it didn't really feel special apart from the 4x4 system. Kind of like if there was an American Subaru competitor in the 70s.
But the Mercury I drove was damn near identical to that. It had all the lovely barge comfort and engine that couldn't be rushed, but the thing I remember most was driving it at night with the windows down. At 50 mph with all 4 windows down, there was absolutely zero wind buffeting inside. It was like sitting on a couch in your living room with the window open on a still night. I have no idea if that was a designed feature, or some accident of the barn door aerodynamics, but it was amazing.
I'll take the Merc.
ST80MND last edited by
@exage03040 AWD vs. magic cloud ride. Imma go AWD, probably more fun.
Chariotoflove last edited by
Marquis so I have an excuse to wear a velvet hat with feather to work.
@exage03040 Eagle. I've always liked those and looks like you'd have to try hard to do better than this one.
just-a-scratch last edited by
@cobrajoe I've driven neither, but the comfy barge sounds nice. I'm with you on this.
WBizarre last edited by
@exage03040 I don't know how you do it, but you always pick very different vehicles yet the choice is so difficult! I'm painfully leaning towards the Mercury. Such a cool barge.
CoolMinivan.......Nobody last edited by
@exage03040 Eagle, because Overland build.
I will say, it was a tough call though, those old yachts hold a special place for me.
facw last edited by facw
@exage03040 4WD wagon all day long.
Low mileage on the boat, but I don't trust any car that old, especially when it probably had a 5 digit odometer (US ones did, I don't know what the Canada situation was).
Merc. Less mileage, easier to find parts since it's a common chassis. Fuck, both of these are so close to me too.
Saracen last edited by
You had me at straight-6 AWD wagon.
Longtime Lurker last edited by
@exage03040 Eagle because practicality and fuel economy.
If the Merc was green it would change things.
Roundbadge last edited by
@exage03040 In college, a friend of mine showed up one day driving an Eagle wagon. When he drove into town, he stopped at my place first to show it off, with plans to then drive over to his place. When he tried to start it up after, it wouldn't even click. Just dead. Popped the hood, and discovered that he had driven across half of Ohio in a car with no alternator, just off of battery power.
Ermahgerd last edited by
A shining example of Malaise Era or the the first offroady wagon (sorry Subaru Outback, they did it first, get over it) and a cult classic. No real comparison here. Let the Eagle fly.
benn454 last edited by
@exage03040 The Eagle has landed.
Manwich last edited by
Grand Marquis for me. Neither of these would be a daily driver. And that means, it would be an occasional weekend cruiser. Also, it's not like I would drive either of these off road or in winter. So there is no practical value to having 4wd.
Thus, I'm gonna go with the Grand Marquis. It'll be a gas hog, but I suspect it would be a more pleasant weekend cruiser than the Eagle.
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sn4cktimes last edited by
@exage03040 I think we know I’d go with another Eagle!
sn4cktimes last edited by
@just-jeepin mine is extra Jeep at this point…