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This or That – Season 2: 1971 AMC Hornet SST or 1973 Mercury Comet

Posted November 22, 2017 9:00 AM by dstrohl

Featured in this edition of This or That are a couple of once-commonplace compacts: a 1971 AMC Hornet SST and a 1973 Mercury Comet sedan. Although these cars were assembled roughly 24 months apart, both were ushered from their respective assembly lines at an opportune time. Economy was just beginning to trump performance for a multitude of reasons, while unbeknownst to many the first oil crisis was looming on the horizon. Here are a few details pertaining to the Hornet and Comet; however, if you want to read the original stories, both were former subject material in our Hemmings Classic Car magazine — just click on the provided links above.

What's your choice readers? Is it the coupe or the full-size for these classic competitors?

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11/22/2017 9:45 AM

Is there a 3rd choice?

I don't see anything exciting about either one.

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11/27/2017 8:49 PM

I think there is a name for this kind of choice . . . .

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11/28/2017 12:50 AM

Yes, but POLYTICS is not allowed here.

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11/22/2017 10:49 AM

If you had a car like this, you didn't buy it by choice, you acquired it by necessity...

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11/22/2017 2:46 PM

At least the Hornet wasn't a re-badged inlaw, so I'd vote AMC.

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