List These Us Auto Makes In Order Of Prestige

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  1. Hal Pollner

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    General Motors: Oldsmobile, La Salle, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick

    Ford Motor Company: Mercury, Ford, Lincoln

    Chrysler Corporation: Dodge, DeSoto, Chrysler, Plymouth

    (Those under 75 probably don't know.)
    Hal, (28 cars owned since 1952)
     
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    I've owned all of them at one time or another and would definitely put Chrysler at the bottom of the list. (Though my father was a die-hard Chrysler man back in the day.) Currently I own a Lincoln MKX and I love it, but I don't think of most American cars as "prestigious."

    Are you asking which of the individual makes are higher levels of trim or whatever? Like at GM, it would be Chevy, Pontiac, Olds, Buick, Cadillac (except Olds and Pontiac are no longer a thing.)
     
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    Basically, list the makes that were (are) the most expensive, from the top down.
    Hal
     
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    Well, that wouldn't work because you can buy a Chevy with a high trim level (LTZ) and a base Cadillac. The Chevy will cost more.
     
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    GM - Caddy, LaSalle, Olds, Buick, Pontiac, Chevy
    Ford - Lincoln, Mercury, Ford
    Chrysler - Chrysler, Desoto, Dodge, Plymouth

    Or not...
     
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    What, no Crosley? No Studebaker?
     
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    We had a Lark.
    And a friend had an Avanti.
     
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    We also had a Lark. And a Hawk. :D
     
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    HOOT:

    Buick would be just under LaSalle and over Olds. The others are correctly placed!
     
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    Of course, during the 1930's and later, there were also Studebaker, Nash, Packard and Hudson, none of which were afilliated with the Big Three automakers.

    Here's the 1938 Studebaker I learned to drive in in 1950:
    Hal
     

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