The Buick Reatta Was a 1980s High-Tech Marvel

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Doug DeMuro

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The Buick Reatta was a marvel of technology, and a tremendously interesting and unusual car. Today I'm reviewing the Buick Reatta, and I'm going to show you all the quirks and features of this interesting coupe. I'm also going to drive the Reatta and show you what it's like on the road.
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Doug DeMuro
Doug DeMuro 4 ամիս առաջ
Behold - the glorious touchscreen! This is one of my favorite recent videos. Enjoy!
BrAve Dirty HaWk
BrAve Dirty HaWk 3 օր առաջ
It would be cool to see Doug do a 95 - 99 Buick Riviera. Buick brought in the 90s in interesting fashion and they left it in interesting fashion .... ironically same-ish 3800 V6 powering both lol. I feel Doug would have fun with the Riviera's quirky stylings.
Luis VelRos
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PatienceMelissa Wow ,
PatienceMelissa
PatienceMelissa Ամիս առաջ
It was $27,250 new in 1989.
Tristan Charles Matheson-On-BELL
Tristan Charles Matheson-On-BELL 2 ամիս առաջ
Rocket Man not really if it was electric yes it would
Master R Milan
Master R Milan 3 ամիս առաջ
Screen steals the show..Engine, not much.
Poly_G
Poly_G 11 ժամ առաջ
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Stan Smith
Stan Smith Օր առաջ
1990 Oldsmobile Trofeo had the same screen. I had to replace it. Not cheap!! BTW here in Michigan you can find Reattas a plenty.
Gianni DAVIGNON
Gianni DAVIGNON Օր առաջ
80s mafia hitman car of choice
Steve
Steve 2 օր առաջ
No way the touchscreens on late model cars will be working over 30 years from now.
Ted Malley
Ted Malley 2 օր առաջ
Had a ride in one back in the day..quite nice..very sporty.
Gahlok12
Gahlok12 3 օր առաջ
I would to see new production touchscreens for these cars.
Mike Harris
Mike Harris 3 օր առաջ
My problem is you are ranking it compared to today's market. You need to be retrospective - I think that touch screen is amazing for 1988 standards. We need some simple designs to come back.
Randy Crossland Jr
Randy Crossland Jr 4 օր առաջ
I love this car and seen one identically to this same one in this video...beautiful car
Andre juneau
Andre juneau 4 օր առաջ
Cornering lights, just like a 1990 Lexus LS 400
Ducaudi
Ducaudi 5 օր առաջ
Doug needs to do a review of a Chevy Beretta!
Uz 33
Uz 33 5 օր առաջ
You act like this is a 1980 car, even for 1989 these are horrible ergonomics , in other words Lexus ummmm Lexus maybe.
Uz 33
Uz 33 5 օր առաջ
Another pile of junk from GM, gone with the wind.
Uz 33
Uz 33 5 օր առաջ
Lol let's act Lexus didn't exist..
Uz 33
Uz 33 5 օր առաջ
Why are did GM have such a hard time with rear tire placement, always tucked up into the c pillar, looks cheap.
FaZeCartman 1
FaZeCartman 1 6 օր առաջ
Theres a dude in our town who has two of these.
KAMXDA
KAMXDA 6 օր առաջ
Car gives me alien vibes
yung$amurai
yung$amurai 7 օր առաջ
These are my favourite kinds of Doug videos, far more quirky and interesting than most new cars.
JaDeD dRaGoN
JaDeD dRaGoN 9 օր առաջ
I literally just seen one of these at a Home Depot and stopped and stared at it for awhile
Igna Originals
Igna Originals 12 օր առաջ
No freaking way that car is frm 1980’s.
Jonathan Cameron
Jonathan Cameron 12 օր առաջ
I'll never forget getting an hj in one of these in high-school. I remember scrolling through this screen when she went in for the bj. Cool car. I never talked to her again
Aynsley Sowder
Aynsley Sowder 14 օր առաջ
this is my daily driver!! :) love it so so much
Kyle Graeme
Kyle Graeme 14 օր առաջ
Rio gave his hoe this car in good girls of anyone cares lol i cant beleive I spotted it it was one of the drug cars rio sent to beths dealership it was green!!
Sabrina Ellison
Sabrina Ellison 15 օր առաջ
I had 4 people in mine one rime. Lol
Sabrina Ellison
Sabrina Ellison 15 օր առաջ
The glare on windshield was horrible at noon. . It wasn't very safe changing the radio or anyrhing. You had to look away too long. Lol. Believe me I know. Miss that car.
Sabrina Ellison
Sabrina Ellison 15 օր առաջ
The fog lamps were so bright you didn't need head lights
Sabrina Ellison
Sabrina Ellison 15 օր առաջ
I had a black one with red leather and sued seats. More maroon than red. Loved it. I had a 68 camaro the pulled 13.5 in the quarter before that. I still loved it. It wasn't cheap. 30k in 88/89 wasn't cheap.
Mark R
Mark R 15 օր առաջ
3:03 location 😇
PunkyB 88
PunkyB 88 16 օր առաջ
19:28 That panel gap 😂
Herbert Sexton
Herbert Sexton 18 օր առաջ
My aunt had a convertible it would fly
WigWoo1
WigWoo1 19 օր առաջ
As a Reatta owner. That horn is failing. The Reatta horn has 3 tones and it sounds like the middle pitch one is out
Rafael Dourado Morbeck
Rafael Dourado Morbeck 19 օր առաջ
ZZZZiisssss!!
Mark Arunski
Mark Arunski 20 օր առաջ
What car back in the 80s actually talked? Rode in one before, but can't remember what it was.
Moto Mike
Moto Mike 22 օր առաջ
I recall many reviews of this car at the time lamented not having the ability to change settings without taking your eyes off the road. Good thing touch screens wouldn't eventually become commonplace.
Kawasaki FAST
Kawasaki FAST 23 օր առաջ
Love watching cars like these. Keep it up! New exotics are interesting in tech, but these kind are just unique and have a bit more character
wev71
wev71 25 օր առաջ
I would've been totally fine if car entertainment systems stopped here.
Cristian Sneckenburg
Cristian Sneckenburg 25 օր առաջ
The turn signal ding sounds like the newer chime in gm cars
Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson 28 օր առաջ
Nice car, stood out too. Older people usually drove it, mostly women! 🌟
Illiniguy34
Illiniguy34 29 օր առաջ
“The Twilight Sentinel, where you can set it to either Team Edward or Team Jacob” -Tyler Hoover
lilGoon69
lilGoon69 Ամիս առաջ
may or may not be getting one as a project car ✋😋🤚
rascal
rascal Ամիս առաջ
The screen is same on my 1989 Riviera I once owned. My screen died later. Hence NO MORE CONTROLS
Rana Nisar
Rana Nisar Ամիս առաջ
Come check out my 2005 jaguar XKR
Benjamin Nagy
Benjamin Nagy Ամիս առաջ
That touch screen this is impressive for 1980s programming. They must have spent a lot of money developing that. That would have been a big deal.
Yuriy Kolesnyk
Yuriy Kolesnyk Ամիս առաջ
My parents bought two to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Drove them daily for over twenty years. They both were driven on cross country road trips and once went from Wisconsin to Alaska. Both were very reliable and were driven in excess of 250k. Their German Shepherd rode behind the seats.
NO,I-DON'T-WANT-TO-USE-MY-FULL-NAME
NO,I-DON'T-WANT-TO-USE-MY-FULL-NAME Ամիս առաջ
This video smells like visiting grandma's
Anthony Haven
Anthony Haven Ամիս առաջ
Now that's fascinating.
Marko Redano
Marko Redano Ամիս առաջ
I'm not a car guy, but every so often I get this channel on my AM-posts reconmendations and end up binge watching all of the 1970s-2000 cars.
Alex Brewer
Alex Brewer Ամիս առաջ
Look, we copied a first gen RX7 ten years after the fact! -Buick
xXNeroXx X
xXNeroXx X Ամիս առաջ
The screen reminds me of Fallout lol
Christopher Buda
Christopher Buda Ամիս առաջ
I own a red 1989 reatta and it is not your grandfather's Buick, but yet a youthful romantic coupe that handles well and turns more heads than a Corvette of the same year, all the features are the birthplace of a lot of the modern features that we now take for granted as well as a 3.8 liter engine that you can get parts for easily today, the sporty design, power and handling is amazing as well as having the sleek veneer of the 1980s. The Doug score was highly unfair to the car.
Nintendo Gamer
Nintendo Gamer Ամիս առաջ
Ha its 2020 and we still have laggy screens, dang
John LeBlanc
John LeBlanc Ամիս առաջ
Hey find a really good condition Audi B5S4 and give that a review! Better yet find a B5S4 avant stage 3 and give that a drive.
General Oranger
General Oranger Ամիս առաջ
Reatta: Cassette deck ejects when you press the eject button on screen.* Ford Sync: Screw you bro I normally don't work.
Arvin Gobin
Arvin Gobin Ամիս առաջ
Please review a nissian silvia s15
Mark Gibson
Mark Gibson Ամիս առաջ
That screen is amazing!!??
J P
J P Ամիս առաջ
I had an 88 Toronado that shared the same tech. Very cool cars for their era.
Punch Rockgroin
Punch Rockgroin Ամիս առաջ
Huh, the Buick Reatta was Y2K-compliant.
Róbert Szinai
Róbert Szinai Ամիս առաջ
hy lol a pug 205 gt? i own a 205 gt and a 205 junior too :D and i can't sell them in hungary europe ....
Wyatt S
Wyatt S Ամիս առաջ
Lol the Some modern cars don’t have touch screen
Dave turbo
Dave turbo Ամիս առաջ
Cool little car , way ahead of it's time..
Tj
Tj Ամիս առաջ
Certain IBM crt monitors had touchscreens in them around the early 90s. LGR has a great video on one.
Edward Kenworthy
Edward Kenworthy Ամիս առաջ
What a seriously ugly car. It's as if someone thought "you know what? A Lincoln towncar would make a great coupe!"
Igor Ralić
Igor Ralić Ամիս առաջ
@6:50 well, that's the Fiat's "speed beep" before it was called a speed beep ;)
Franco Cagayat
Franco Cagayat Ամիս առաջ
It's one of Buick's first and last 2 seater sports coupe and roadster. If only it came in the form of or the basis of the Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky roadster
ThronRitter
ThronRitter Ամիս առաջ
Buick Reatta be like:pre installed Pip boy
Carlos Perez
Carlos Perez Ամիս առաջ
3:03 Doug is the type of guy to misspell location
Nickey Fynn
Nickey Fynn Ամիս առաջ
come on Doug, do us all a favour and review a 240, 740 or 940 Volvo and let it make # 1 on your list. It's like an anti-Glock guy refusing to do a Glock review because he knows it's gonna top the list.
KorbenDallas Multipass
KorbenDallas Multipass Ամիս առաջ
Another great review of a lost 80’S gem by Doug “aaaand next up” DeMuro
MagniKhan
MagniKhan Ամիս առաջ
Kudos to Doug to fine one of these. I've been curious about these since they came out and never had a chance to get in one. Thanks.
samuel lopes
samuel lopes Ամիս առաջ
that touch screen looks like it's from the first Alien movie lol, I bet those touch screens went bad in 5 years or less.... from what I see online overhauling the touch screen costs $500 $75 core charge..
David harrell
David harrell Ամիս առաջ
It kind of looks like Buick’s attempt at a fiero.
Charlie Lubeck
Charlie Lubeck Ամիս առաջ
My dad had 2 of these! I couldn't, at 5 years old, have possibly appreciated how cool the guy was.
A K
A K Ամիս առաջ
whats the value of these currently
ART EFX
ART EFX Ամիս առաջ
NASA must have been involved in developing that touchscreen
Jon S
Jon S Ամիս առաջ
Quirky that above the unleaded fuel only there’s diesel fuel only. Maybe that was an option to have the old diesel they used in other models.
Felenov-official
Felenov-official Ամիս առաջ
This anti-corvette has a better infotainment system than a modern McLaren. Other manufacturers should be taking notes
Liam
Liam Ամիս առաջ
A FRONT LOADING CASSETTE DECK? UGHHGGGGGG THATS RUTHLESSLY 80s
Liam
Liam Ամիս առաջ
Rare? Really? Cause in my quest for a 300zx i saw probably ever reatta ever produced
RazorOpsRS
RazorOpsRS Ամիս առաջ
One of these is for sale down my street, haha. I'd never seen it before
Jamil cars
Jamil cars Ամիս առաջ
After he released this video the value of them grew to 18k
Northside Diva
Northside Diva Ամիս առաջ
I laughed out loud when you opened the hood. I had a 1989 Olds 88 that had that exact engine in it. She also had that same bright/dim feature on the visor mirrors. I miss that car so much. 🥺
Rod Munch
Rod Munch Ամիս առաջ
Styling is more like a 7 - it was styled by two different teams, one did the front, the other did the back, which is why it doesn't really flow together well. But the idea was for it to have an Italian look - and unlike Doug, I think it actually looks better now since it's not generic. One thing that is odd is pricing, I recall these being fairly expensive, which is why they didn't sell. If these are selling used in only that $10-12k range, I might try to buy one, at least one with a CRT.
Jan Durkáč
Jan Durkáč Ամիս առաջ
That touch screen reminds me of the Pip Boy from Fallout 😁
Adrien OHMER
Adrien OHMER Ամիս առաջ
Quel sens du détail ! J'aime, et si c'est fiable... Respect !
lxr
lxr Ամիս առաջ
“Twilight Sentinel” sounds like the next Transformers sequel lmao
BDE
BDE Ամիս առաջ
I think I've found my new dream car
Fig Bat
Fig Bat Ամիս առաջ
Found the foundation for my next draft build
Guy Gordon
Guy Gordon Ամիս առաջ
Let's just not talk about the fact that this car misspelled "gauges" on its ultra futuristic touchscreen.
volvos60bloke
volvos60bloke Ամիս առաջ
Makes me feel ill when i look at it
Tommy Litz
Tommy Litz Ամիս առաջ
Was the Reatta on the same platform as the Fiero?
Tommy Litz
Tommy Litz Ամիս առաջ
Didnt see an ashtray
Bobby & Annie
Bobby & Annie Ամիս առաջ
Any idea what shirt Doug is wearing? I’m an AZ guy, but that doesn’t look familiar. I like it! Thanks 🙏🏻
Darin Kirschner
Darin Kirschner Ամիս առաջ
After all this time, I FINALLY figured out DougSpeak by watching this video: "Unusual" = Strange or unnecessarily weird for its own sake. "Interesting" = Idiotic beyond all description. "I like that" = This is comically goofy. "Unfortunately" = Nearly catastrophically. I'll need to remember these definitions and go back to see what he was REALLY saying about other cars! :)
Jcob_ 2319
Jcob_ 2319 2 ամիս առաջ
My grandpa just gave me this for my first car he said it needs a new computer then it will be good it drives and everything ( I hope)
Aqkura
Aqkura 2 ամիս առաջ
My father had a Cadillac Seville from the '70s that had the so-called cornering lights (and so did his Buick Electra 225). Hi Citroen SM had the headlights that would turn to the steering wheel's movement. Amazing to see how old technology is making a come back in the 2020s.
Sexy Bagel
Sexy Bagel 2 ամիս առաջ
I have the opportunity to buy one of these as my first car and it's in immaculate condition should I?
sofadviolator
sofadviolator 2 ամիս առաջ
Yes and no. If you're going to take care of it and maintain it well, then yes. These can be pricey to find some parts (mostly the braking system) and windshields can be $1500-$2500. Best thing you could do would be to buy it, store it and get a beater toyota camry as your daily driver. Eventually this might be a collector car depending on the condition due to its rarity.
Ty James
Ty James 2 ամիս առաջ
Yes
hndmedwnz
hndmedwnz 2 ամիս առաջ
He said it was "rare and special", then in Doug score he said it's "not even that rare" when scoring daily value..
Mason Brazill
Mason Brazill 2 ամիս առաջ
Is tha... oh never-mind I thought this was gta 5
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