The Oldsmobile Silhouette Was a Really Weird Luxury Minivan

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The original Oldsmobile Silhouette was weird, quirky, and bizarre. It was also the original luxury minivan, and today I'm reviewing the Silhouette to show you what it was like. I am also going to show you the quirks and features of the Silhouette, and I will show you how the Oldsmobile Silhouette drives.
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Doug DeMuro
Doug DeMuro - 9 päeva tagasi
If I were to list my favorite reviews, it would include the Vector W8 and this — the 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette. It would be the only list, ever, that includes both the Vector W8 and the 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette.
The Flags that Flew
The Flags that Flew - Päev tagasi
Doug DeMuro make a video about jeep renegade please.
The Kombinator
The Kombinator - 2 päeva tagasi
review my 1999 Daewoo Matiz already. Only one in North America. I also have a Hyundai Pony.
Mechotronic - 3 päeva tagasi
Older F150s had that door point too, arrrrrrghhh that bastard hurts.
ilyketyorwy - 3 päeva tagasi
@dropout0110 my gf says that to me daily... love that chic!
dropout0110 - 3 päeva tagasi
I'm calling it at the 5-minute mark because my girlfriend won't stop making fun of your voice so that's the end of that
Zach Lorge
Zach Lorge - 50 minutit tagasi
Doug: "let me come over and roast your car for a few hours"
Jasko Hodzic
Jasko Hodzic - Tund tagasi
I think your videos are not long enough.. maybe you should add another 24 or so minutes.. it's not at all time consuming watching 80% of your unnecessary mouth diarrhea.. that's why I stopped watching your videos. They are longer than TV series.
tuowl05 - Tund tagasi
I definitely remember the "dustbuster" era of GM vans. With that said, the only Silhouette i vividly recall seeing was a gold one with that same striping that a neighbor had in the 90's.
Joe LaBore
Joe LaBore - Tund tagasi
Reminds me of the space shuttle Galileo.
Anime4Ever4life - Tund tagasi
Cybertruck!!! You seen the lines on that thing!?
Some Random Person
Some Random Person - 2 tundi tagasi
I've seen someone that owns one of these but apparently it's broken and that guy modified it by an engine swap.
Dr. Bombay
Dr. Bombay - 2 tundi tagasi
Is this a car review or a door review?
Ted Berner
Ted Berner - 3 tundi tagasi
It wasn't the first luxury minivan, and it wasn't as weird as the actual, first luxury minivan, the Toyota Previa.
...and while I never owned a Silhouette, I did own both a Lumina APV and a Pontiac TransSport and... A Toyota Previa.
The Previa was roomier. It was available with swivel quad seating, two sunroofs (one HUGE), it was a Mid-Engine, oil and trans dipstick beneath a NASA-like hatch under the driver's seat, a carpet flap and a driver seat that can flip backward. Though, there wasn't really a need to check the dipstick, because every Previa came with an oil reserve tank under the sliver of an engine hood. Combine that with available all wheel drive, front and rear air conditioning, front and rear entertainment, etc.
One other thing, though really weird and basically a rolling egg, the build quality was way better than GM Minivans. In fact, many Previas broke 3 or 4 hundred thousand miles.
With all this said though, I still loved both the APV and TransSport. We had kids, I liked to buy use then repeat. They were fun, enjoyable and I appreciated them as they were for what they were. I always wanted a Silhouette to add to the experience, but even back in the day, very hard to find
Julio Vaunswa
Julio Vaunswa - 3 tundi tagasi
Every 2 minutes I get a commercial. Thanks Doug
mylesgifford8988 - 3 tundi tagasi
My mother in law has a 95 lumina apv pretty much same junk different name lol
Your Namehere
Your Namehere - 3 tundi tagasi
Toyota Previa van pretty much same look, my mom's 1994 model, with mid-mounted engine
ΣLECTЯ0N - 4 tundi tagasi
A family up the street from me growing up had one of sat in their driveway with a tarp over the stuck open door from 1995 to 1999...
Jim Foreman
Jim Foreman - 4 tundi tagasi
I owned a 1996 Chevy Lumina van which was a cheaper copy of the Olds but just as difficult to work on. To replace the rear plugs required dropping the engine assembly about 6". Then there was the GM DexCool fiasco. I paid the $1200 repair bill to replace all the engine gaskets and applied for a refund which ws ultimately approved...... except GM declared bankruptcy a week before the checks were supposed to go out and there went my refund. I gave it to my daughter in Colorado with 120,000 miles on the clock and the engine blew up on her way home. It was left in a junk yard in Clayton, NM.
Jerry Dellefemine
Jerry Dellefemine - 5 tundi tagasi
We had a 1995 it was kind of ahead of its time
toe cutter
toe cutter - 5 tundi tagasi
Had a 98 Silhouette and was better looking had auto leveling air suspension, that also had a tire filling hose in back side compartment, electric rear vent windows 2 electric slide side doors. Mid row seats were 2 full size captains chairs. Mom put over 250,000 trouble free miles on it and we never were able to change the back 3 spark plugs. Smooth quiet comfortable well made. Just drove it to the salvage yard last year. ....Rust In Piece...
a long username for my short peen
6:51 GM must've been like:

"You guys ever heard a European police siren before?"
Zoe Cheddar
Zoe Cheddar - 6 tundi tagasi
Why have i seen 8 ads by 6:50? unsubscribe.
Carmine Naugahyde
Carmine Naugahyde - 7 tundi tagasi
I've always wanted one of these
D. A.
D. A. - 8 tundi tagasi
- has 2 children -
JustWasted3HoursHere - 8 tundi tagasi
Ford and General Motors just could not find that right combination of looks and features to make a desirable minivan. Ford tried MANY times and eventually gave up. Chrysler is the only ~American company to have this market segment figured out.
carlos campos
carlos campos - 9 tundi tagasi
Old school American car videos are the most entertaining to watch
Thomas wilmeth
Thomas wilmeth - 9 tundi tagasi
My dad had a 1993 Chevy Lumina apv van that look like this, man that was an ugly car 😂.
William Schmidt
William Schmidt - 10 tundi tagasi
**SAAB did the built-in child seat too
Zachariah Knight
Zachariah Knight - 10 tundi tagasi
The front looks like the boot on a porche
Paulius D.
Paulius D. - 11 tundi tagasi
was there a RHD version?
J S - 11 tundi tagasi
stay in yo lane, this hoovie lane
JOHN SCOTTO - 11 tundi tagasi
Cadillac of minivans!!!
stillOJ - 11 tundi tagasi
We have a lot of them here in Virginia -_-
IIIBETEPIII - 11 tundi tagasi
12:06 Theres a flying SUV behind you, that suddenly disappears ... o_O
Thats an UFO from your Pontiac world, for sure.
Hideika - 14 tundi tagasi
Our family Chevy Venture also had the same sound with the door closing as well
Malcolm Davis
Malcolm Davis - 14 tundi tagasi
Minivans used to have only right hand side door for a particular reason and that is they didn't want passengers step out into the road, when vehicle stopped on the road side. So there was a very specific reason. You are really stupid and don't know what you are talking about, sorry Doug.
Louis Goniva
Louis Goniva - 14 tundi tagasi
Check out the citroen c4 grand picasso (now they call it "spacetourer") I think you would like it it is very similar to this car and has a LOT of quirks and features. I know you don't have it in america but probably in mexico
Louis Goniva
Louis Goniva - 14 tundi tagasi
Volvos have retractable child seats built into the seat as an option
C Bats
C Bats - 15 tundi tagasi
This car looks like it is full of DNA
Smudge Lord
Smudge Lord - 16 tundi tagasi
I love how this video is already over 1M views compared to something like Doug's Ferrari 599 GTO video with 865K from 2 months ago. All about priorities.
Fred_eazy21 - 18 tundi tagasi
Dodge Caravan FTW!
TheRook - 18 tundi tagasi
Doug, it’s the only GM vehicle to feature a fiberglass body other than the corvette!!!
Federico Bezzi
Federico Bezzi - 19 tundi tagasi
In Europe this was sold, along with the V6, also with a 2.3 liter 4 cilinder gasoline engine (147hp) and *drums rolling* a 1.9 liter Renault turbodiesel with only 90hp. Just imagine how slow it was.
Ayie - 20 tundi tagasi
Shuts sliding door in G chord.
B Walsh
B Walsh - 21 tund tagasi
These vans came with 3.8 engine most reliable power train voted 1 St. In America, yet dropshot said crappy vehicle..
B Walsh
B Walsh - 21 tund tagasi
Doug how's the fifty dollar autograph going, egomaniac, phony....
Don - 22 tundi tagasi
GM Designer: *Sketches Design*
GM Executive: “That won’t do”
GM Designer: *Erases Design*
GM Executive: *Looks At Eraser* “Genius...”
Jay Zander Riley
Jay Zander Riley - 22 tundi tagasi
Doug: THIS
T. A.
T. A. - 23 tundi tagasi
Why people switched from minivans to small and compact SUVs. Only full size SUVs like Suburban and Expedition and real offroaders like Land Cruiser make sense!?!
Born Again Torinos
Born Again Torinos - 23 tundi tagasi
One of my college teachers in the mid 90s bought a new white Pontiac Transport. He called it the Starship Entropy because it was continually breaking.
Mr. Huff
Mr. Huff - 23 tundi tagasi
Doug likes weird quirky and rare cars because Doug is a weird quirky rare human... don’t get me wrong I like Doug and I’m a fan and a subscriber... I think that’s why we like Doug because he embraces his quirkyness and has built a brand and a following... so no shade over here just being a smart ass... carry on...
Jason Tomschin
Jason Tomschin - Päev tagasi
A polarizing Dustbuster design
Elon: "I have an idea"
Rick Loera
Rick Loera - Päev tagasi
John Travolta called the Oldsmobile Silhouette"The Cadillac of Minivans".
Shatter Blaster
Shatter Blaster - Päev tagasi
Kid seat is amazing
Shatter Blaster
Shatter Blaster - Päev tagasi
Seen a 1988 Ford minivan actually driving yesterday
Shatter Blaster
Shatter Blaster - Päev tagasi
Was popular in Toronto.
Shatter Blaster
Shatter Blaster - Päev tagasi
Buddies parents had one. Huge ass dash! Overall not a fan.
Biggitybaked - Päev tagasi
You use the word 'luxury' rather loosely. 🤔😂
Jay Kay
Jay Kay - Päev tagasi
Doug the kinda guy who isn't selling t shirts even though that would make him a million dollars in a month. Here's a signed photo instead....
hissinggoose - Päev tagasi
looks like the tesla truck.
daffodildeb - Päev tagasi
I had the Lumina version until my daughter wrecked it (no injuries). I took the insurance money and bought the Pontiac version, 1994 Transport, which I had for a number of years, probably about 10 or 12. Highly reliable and comfortable. And I'm not a minivan type of person. I used it as a personal car as well as a van for my business.
Bob Walsh
Bob Walsh - Päev tagasi
Mike Geasland
Mike Geasland - Päev tagasi
it looks more like a space shuttle than a dust buster
Phil Raats
Phil Raats - Päev tagasi
by far the ugliest minivan i can remember