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 DeMuro15 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  • Noah F-Bomb

    Noah F-Bomb

    8 цагийн өмнө

    I wish there were cars like this in Forza Horizon 4.......

  • Mr Papagiorgio

    Mr Papagiorgio

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Doug DeMuro you would like that soccer mom mini van lol but you down every nice vehicle smh you’re a strange guy lol

  • Justin Jordan

    Justin Jordan

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Doug I would love a review of the DeTomaso Pantera

  • daniel bohorquez

    daniel bohorquez

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    the las roof compartment is for CDs the s10 deluxe 4x4 93 blazer has the exact same thing, my father had one and it is til this day one of the best cars he ever had

  • The Flags that Flew

    The Flags that Flew

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Doug DeMuro make a video about jeep renegade please.

  • Ashish Pradhan
    Ashish Pradhan39 минутын өмнө

    They could have added pop up lights.... But no... They had to make it boring....

  • Alex Yarnell
    Alex Yarnell5 цагийн өмнө

    Had a Chevy Venture with that same motor. Two, yes two head on accidents, driving it through water so high it stalled and wouldn't turn over for days AND running it at Bradenton Motorsports dragway here in FL, (17.89 at 89mph btw) that van was a BEAST... Would smoke the tires through first and run down a 4.6 F150...

  • P0licywonk
    P0licywonk6 цагийн өмнө

    It's the Cadillac of minivans

  • Mark Norman
    Mark Norman7 цагийн өмнө

    Rare? I saw these piles of hot steaming poop all over the place.

  • JackF
    JackF7 цагийн өмнө

    "I borrowed this vehicle from a viewer here in San Diego who has a number of 1980's and 1990's General Motors vehicles." Sounds like someone's planning on starting a demolition derby.

  • Agustin Martinez
    Agustin Martinez8 цагийн өмнө

    Reminds me of the micro machine city toy

  • Cesar Olvera
    Cesar Olvera8 цагийн өмнө

    We always want one of those on the 90's but just had an oldsmobile cutlass 😪

  • Lord Publius
    Lord Publius8 цагийн өмнө

    My family rented one of these in 1991 for a trip to Alabama. My then 9-year old self thought it was rather advanced. My now 38 year-old self sees this poor vehicle as something that didn't deserve to have the Oldsmobile name.

  • Paul O'Neal
    Paul O'Neal9 цагийн өмнө

    I don't know what you're talking about. This is the Cadillac of minivans.

  • Fish
    Fish9 цагийн өмнө

    That same noise was in another van... I think it was a Pontiac van but newer than this one.

  • moreylongo
    moreylongo9 цагийн өмнө

    That door closing noise came straight out of my childhood.

  • MJ H
    MJ H9 цагийн өмнө

    They actually kept that door closing warning noise until sometime in the early 2000s. A friends family had a later model silhouette and it sounded exactly the same.

  • Eric Laplante
    Eric Laplante10 цагийн өмнө

    Come to southern minnesota. Every trailer park or small town has at least 5 of them still on the road.

  • S C
    S C10 цагийн өмнө

    Very futuristic design and modern technology but why cheaply built 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Tiersinski Kendrick
    Tiersinski Kendrick10 цагийн өмнө

    I would have loved to watch this review but he. is. just.annoying.. his voice his mannerisms his vernacular ugh.😒😞 hopefully Hoovies garage will do a review.

  • W C
    W C11 цагийн өмнө

    The 90's was a terrible decade for vehicle design in lots of manufacturers.

  • jacob .s
    jacob .s11 цагийн өмнө

    It looks like a car you would draw in pre-k

  • Goran Djordjevic
    Goran Djordjevic12 цагийн өмнө

    Renault Espace is older

  • CSLFiero
    CSLFiero12 цагийн өмнө

    12:45 Doug: no other car has these Suzuki sx4 Doug. Why doesn't MNlists give me 1.6 million a year?

  • CSLFiero
    CSLFiero12 цагийн өмнө

    Doug: No one is doing a built in child seat and I don't know why Dead babies up in heaven:

  • Leonard MacAulay
    Leonard MacAulay14 цагийн өмнө

    Good ole GM putting the child seat in the most vulnerable position .

  • databuild
    databuild14 цагийн өмнө

    That no parking sign tho, didn’t park here

  • Nate Hill
    Nate Hill15 цагийн өмнө

    That overhead compartment with the strap was to hold CDs... strap is pretty stretched out now though

  • Ilya Szondi
    Ilya Szondi16 цагийн өмнө

    The door close noise reminds me of prog music. I like it.

  • Bill Varga
    Bill Varga18 цагийн өмнө

    My wife have had 2 , a 94 and a 96 . Our 96 had 270,000 on it when the frame failed up by the passenger side by under the radiator. I foolishly continued to drive it until the steering column separated from the rack and pinion . Praising GOD for his mercy it happened in a turn at 2 miles in hour to the left . We live in Ohio , the salt kills the unibody frames. Note to owners , if your sliding door stops working because you bumped it . disconnect the positive terminal waite 10 minutes and reconnect. We still have our 96 it has only 135,000 however the frame is going. They have been a great for us! \

  • Classified Info
    Classified Info19 цагийн өмнө

    I knew a few people who had these hideous Vans when I was growing up. My family only bought Chrysler minivans growing up and ai thought they were so much nicer.

  • MrPanzerDragoon
    MrPanzerDragoon19 цагийн өмнө

    YEs! More old and ugly cars Doug!! Lol

  • G Lepp
    G LeppӨдрийн өмнө

    GM made so many cars that totally disappeared from the roads almost as soon as production of them stopped. It is amazing this van did not dissolve like cotton candy in the rain like the rest of their failures.

  • Daniel Gross
    Daniel GrossӨдрийн өмнө

    The body panels were plastic, and adhesived to a space frame... similar to the Pontiac Fiero. The Dustbuster had HORRENDOUSLY BAD NHTSA crash ratings. It folded and deformed like a beer can.....

    JASOWN CHECKOVӨдрийн өмнө

    It's so ugly it gives me the creeps..

    SMIFFYӨдрийн өмнө

    I don't think it looks that bad. Then again I appreciate the styling of the Fiat Multipla.

  • Mike Hawk
    Mike HawkӨдрийн өмнө

    That’s a lumina van

  • Bobby Ledford
    Bobby LedfordӨдрийн өмнө

    Tesla: the cyber truck design has never been done before!!! Oldsmobile silhouette: Am I a joke to you?

  • Bace
    BaceӨдрийн өмнө

    I remember the Olds Silhouette well for the reason that you could not buy one in Canada.

  • TheKnightda8
    TheKnightda8Өдрийн өмнө

    I learned to drive on a 1993 Pontiac transport.

  • Michael Nguyen
    Michael NguyenӨдрийн өмнө

    Legend said Oldsmobile Silhouette designed was built with Doug in mind.

  • Randy Kumpf
    Randy KumpfӨдрийн өмнө

    If the front doors had frameless windows... they would still be making this car!

  • Randy Kumpf
    Randy KumpfӨдрийн өмнө

    We used to have tons of these around, especially the Chevy and Pontiac versions. Eventually replaced by the Venture and Montana, then Chevy Uplander. My Uplander has 200 hp 3.9 V6. Pretty good car for 12 years old. Well equipped but doesn't have that power sliding door! Our first Chevy Venture had the built in kiddy seat. Super convenient!

  • Robert Lutz
    Robert LutzӨдрийн өмнө

    لْمٌ ۚ ثُمَّ إِلَيَّ مَرْجِعُكُمْ فَأُنَبِّئُكُمْ بِمَا كُنْتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ

  • Julia Marinova
    Julia MarinovaӨдрийн өмнө

    Volvo XC90 also has a build in child seat as an option

  • jooger69
    jooger69Өдрийн өмнө

    There are no integrated child seats anymore because they are death traps.

  • jooger69
    jooger69Өдрийн өмнө

    Well it's the Cadillac of Minivans.

    EL CHARRO TAPIA!!Өдрийн өмнө

    Looks like ice shaver to me 🤣😂!

  • Country Boy 85
    Country Boy 85Өдрийн өмнө

    Dust Buster vans were AWFUL when new. Reliability was GM typical, tbi engine with 3 spd auto on an era of multi port efi and overdrive transaxle. Astro was much better minivan

  • Chris Mifsud
    Chris MifsudӨдрийн өмнө

    I love how they designed the dashboard in a way that when the passenger airbag would become law they wont have to redesign the dash mould.

  • Snicket
    SnicketӨдрийн өмнө

    Rare? These things are everywhere . They even of a section of the salvage yard by my house solely dedicated to them.

  • JD RS
    JD RSӨдрийн өмнө

    Wow, I guess the owner really loves his Oldsmobile Lumina van. Everything seems to work, and it’s in garage tip top shape.

  • mmykolas
    mmykolasӨдрийн өмнө

    Dat exaust smoke at 21:03

  • Stephen B
    Stephen BӨдрийн өмнө

    Damn bro, running out of cars?

  • Gargenville
    Gargenville2 өдрийн өмнө

    It's interesting how after this US minivans went back to, well, van-shaped but in Europe the whole MPV segment exploded in popularity and cars like the Renault Espace are this exact shape to this day, giant front quarter windows and all.

  • Yung A
    Yung A2 өдрийн өмнө

    Please review more old cars !

  • Journey awaits
    Journey awaits2 өдрийн өмнө

    This is still a masterpiece in exterior design compared to the Toyota Previa (ew)

  • James Holbrook
    James Holbrook2 өдрийн өмнө

    Most doors have a point there I mean generally it's a 90° corner instead of a what like 80° maybe 75°

  • James Holbrook
    James Holbrook2 өдрийн өмнө

    Is that rare I remember having a friend that had 1 I think 2 probably like 10, 12 years ago

  • James Holbrook

    James Holbrook

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I think think his had a fob because I don't remember the door doing all that

  • Scottie Johnson
    Scottie Johnson2 өдрийн өмнө

    I had one. I was glad when I got rid of it!

  • ArizonaDanJones
    ArizonaDanJones2 өдрийн өмнө

    Nice shirt 👌

  • Jackpot Winner Ken
    Jackpot Winner Ken2 өдрийн өмнө

    Doug's wife: Hunny how do I look Doug: Stylish and luxurious back in 1990's Also Doug: Quite unattractive to modern standards.

  • N F95
    N F952 өдрийн өмнө

    3:08 !!! It was right there! How did you miss it Doug?! It’s the Perfect Silhouette of the Silhouette!

  • Steve Cedrone
    Steve Cedrone2 өдрийн өмнө

    The 2.8L engines in these went on forever, although they leaked oil. One of the few things GM did right in-terms of reliability.