This isn't how many of us pictured it, but the Jalopnik Beat-Off has come down to the Fox-body Ford Mustang and the Mercedes-Benz W123. Two cars, two um... sets of fans.

Actually, the words have been more civil than I expected. And as of now, the race is fairly close. Good thing the choices were carefully picked, because this could've been a lot more complicated.

Where have all the lightweights gone?:

C'mon, people! The W123 is the only of the two that can be had in brown, diesel-powered, with a manual, AND a wagon! How can you vote for the Fox Body over this!?

ToLiveNDieInNJ:

LIES.

Never underestimate the power of "brown" and "wagon" in these parts, even if "diesel" and "manual" aren't included.

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Stay tuned for the results.

Photo: Flickr/Jurgen