The Oldsmobile Silhouette Was a Really Weird Luxury Minivan

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Doug DeMuro

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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 ամիս առաջ
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.
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Flying Buzzard
Flying Buzzard 3 ամիս առաջ
Can you do a review on a 2004 honda Oddessy
mj o
mj o 8 ժամ առաջ
love how he filmed this review in a shitty hidden lot....was he embarrassed? lol
Allahthe 1 Kaffir
Allahthe 1 Kaffir Օր առաջ
In Europe there was *a similar minivan the Renault Espace* ,.... almost a carbon-copy of this, the trim was different....
ButteredBiskits Օր առաջ
I thought this was the good kid maad city album cover for a second
geoffrey arrius
geoffrey arrius Օր առաջ
21:00 well, just a little puff of smoke behind...
Coco’s Retard Fest
Coco’s Retard Fest 2 օր առաջ
20:27 that actually hit hard ngl
Gussrandomstuff 2 օր առաջ
Oooooo a nissan thats called an oldsmobile
Tray 2 օր առաջ
I havn't seen one of these things since I was a kid wow!!! 🤣🤣 And they still trigger me for some reason just seeing a picture of one.. I find this to be one of the ugliest vans I have ever laid my eyes on if not the most and when I use to see one driving by I physically would get agitated because I wanted to slap the 💩 out of who ever approved such an unappealing design to actually be mass produced as this was at the time.😂😂 There is another car called the Nissan Bevel that is neck and neck with the ugly design... And its not even this specific one its like that Era of mini vans was horrendous I use to ask my parents why are the cars are so boxy and ugly but back in the 50s,60s,70s the cars were beautiful. 80s, Early 90s had some of the worst looking vehicles of ALL time they were just too boxy. Dust buster vans 😫
bikeatl77 2 օր առաջ
I forgot about these. They were made at the Doriville GA plant near Atlanta that was closed down.
rocko44444444 4 օր առաջ
I see a little silhouetto of a man, Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?
司法一路 4 օր առաջ
Finally a car I could've afforded when it came out.. LOL
schnuurtchke 4 օր առաջ
Zazur minivan 🚐
Everard Santamarina
Everard Santamarina 5 օր առաջ
Darn it. I was waiting to finish the video to comment the line from Get Shorty. When I got my 08 Sienna ltd, I called it the Lexus of Minivans. I think the black one from the movie was a lot more stylish although still with the DustBuster profile. Maybe the white just wasn't a good choice for it.
Robby777 6 օր առաջ
I’m suprised that nobody has mentioned the b pillar being the Oldsmobile logo
GamingWithDan 7 օր առաջ
I saw one in my city
tom Ledbetter
tom Ledbetter 7 օր առաջ
That sliding door closing is funny!
Stewart Starling
Stewart Starling 7 օր առաջ
We had the Toyota previa until we watched the dateline episode in which they crash tested them and my mom traded it in for a Volvo 740 turbo a pretty blue one that we still own. B
Stewart Starling
Stewart Starling 7 օր առաջ
Volvo has built in booster seat!!!
Jay K
Jay K 8 օր առաջ
Anyone else notice the no parking sign? Doug is a badass so he does it anyway
Gregory Weber
Gregory Weber 8 օր առաջ
14:43 it's for CD's. A jewel case fits perfectly one way.
Galactico 999
Galactico 999 8 օր առաջ
Kids like A sloping roofline like GLE coipe Legends like a sloping windshield line like the silhouette
Jito Gee 420
Jito Gee 420 8 օր առաջ
These were the shit , my buddy had one
The cat snail thing
The cat snail thing 9 օր առաջ
Looks like the Toyota Previas distant cousin.
John Ratray
John Ratray 9 օր առաջ
Wait, many many vehicles of all types have that triangle window. My mazda Cx7 has this. Caught me off guard that he said that.
Eric Hines
Eric Hines 10 օր առաջ
Just discovered this van a couple weeks ago. Saw it pulling into the Walmart parking lot and couldn't believe my eyes! I've temporarily abandoned my quest for a sub 150k mileage 90s station wagon to pursue this unusual beauty!
Rubycupid Mb
Rubycupid Mb 10 օր առաջ
It was called the Vauxhall sintra in the UK and there’s like 15 on the road
Ben James
Ben James 10 օր առաջ
On the subject of weird rear light configurations, I always thought the Peugeot 206's single, central, bulbous oval rear fog lamp was really unusual. It looked like it shouldn't be on a real production car.
boRn_N_DA_80s 11 օր առաջ
Let's name the car off its worst feature.
Lava mini gun R
Lava mini gun R 12 օր առաջ
Hey Doug I saw so many silhouettes in Calgary
hambo747 13 օր առաջ
I wonder what it's drag coefficient is
Zam1Fear 13 օր առաջ
Is this the same as a Chevy Lumina?
Indecline 14 օր առաջ
My dad and stepmom had one of these. It was a good car believe it or not lol. I have a bunch of good memories from this minivan.
RedLP5000S 14 օր առաջ
I've NEVER heard of the term "dust buster van" before. I was around when these minivans came out and loved them all. My family had a first year Lumina 3.1 Euro and it was awesome. The design is not ugly at all. It was a fresh new look for the future when all other cars were boxy and pathetic.
iialmonxx 14 օր առաջ
Doesn’t Volvo do the built in car seat?
antfbi 14 օր առաջ
My parents had a gold 2000 silhouette and for 1999 2000 it was nice. They finally got ride of it 2 years ago
Vernon Paige Jr.
Vernon Paige Jr. 14 օր առաջ
I cannot believe I'm watching this. LOL
Kevin Hoffman
Kevin Hoffman 16 օր առաջ
The first fold flat seats were offered in the 1995 Honda Odyssey.
John Smith
John Smith 16 օր առաջ
Go search the crash test for these and the generation after this! Fucking scary how garbage these were
Hellickson 16 օր առաջ
media CC
media CC 17 օր առաջ
i like the styling actually
William Erenhouse
William Erenhouse 18 օր առաջ
I thought that when you said the seats don't fold down that you were going to say that they do thing that the Metris does where they just slightly tilt forward.
Graham Tunnicliffe
Graham Tunnicliffe 18 օր առաջ
It’s not wired its catastrophic
Chris Dragotta
Chris Dragotta 19 օր առաջ
It is not ugly.
mynameisray 20 օր առաջ
Christ, thought the top of the RV was an AC unit on the van for a minute.
Bashel Bash
Bashel Bash 22 օր առաջ
I want to keep watching this review but the slow talking and over annunciating is just unbearable.
Juan Pablo Correia Echeverria
Juan Pablo Correia Echeverria 22 օր առաջ
What’s luxurious about that?!??
Suki Szn.*
Suki Szn.* 22 օր առաջ
As a child, I hated seeing these vans lol
James Dunkley
James Dunkley 22 օր առաջ
If I hear about its power sliding door one more time... So help me god 🙏 😂😂
C R 22 օր առաջ
21:05 increasing your carbon footprint
Preston Petersen
Preston Petersen 24 օր առաջ
Man it's just something about that early 90s "curves and edges are the answer" that I love
Ann Hanover
Ann Hanover 24 օր առաջ
The dustbusters were built in Tarrytown NY. The quality was so bad initially but got markedly worse when the workers were told the plant was closing. They kicked in doors and left beer cans in the hollow doors before they put the panels on. Ironically NY state paid to have all the conrail bridged heightened to allow the two level car carriers. And then they told NY state that they were closing the plant after only one year. This plant had THE WORST safety and quality record at the time. The production was moved to Doraville GA for the new model. I had a friend who was in charge of security and told me it was a SCARY place to work. There are now condo complexes overlooking the Hudson river. They did preserve the lighthouse which was off the coast of the plant and they were going to tear it down but the town saved it. These vans were pure crap. As were most of the GM offerings for the time.
Juan Villalba
Juan Villalba 24 օր առաջ
Here in Uruguay I drive a 2015 Chevrolet Prisma LTZ and it has the 3er brake light similar to this minivan
Bryan McKnight
Bryan McKnight 24 օր առաջ
I loved these and the aerodynamics
zanathad shorts
zanathad shorts 25 օր առաջ
It looks like a renault espace ..
T AN 25 օր առաջ
I suppose the original idea of only one sliding door came from the idea that it’s safer to have the kiddos hopping onto the side walk rather than the street.
Ibrahim Mohamed
Ibrahim Mohamed 25 օր առաջ
😀😀😀vents blow you from behind
The Pigs Are Rebelling
The Pigs Are Rebelling 25 օր առաջ
You can literally find hundreds of cars with triangular windows at the front in the UK, it’s not rare.
Erik Simmons
Erik Simmons 25 օր առաջ
Hey Doug, a nice touch to your show would be to mention any movies that these classics appeared in at the time. Cheers
David Memarnishvili
David Memarnishvili 25 օր առաջ
I had Chevy Lumina APV 3.8 1993. And loved it very much. Great car!
Shane 25 օր առաջ
The fob has a silhouette of the silhouette. The sad part is how long GM sold a version of this under Pontiac and Chevy.... I seem to remember Transports being sold into the 2000s.
I still have one of these in 🇲🇽 and I’ve thought about restoring it to its original brand-new look.
TotalmenteMati 26 օր առաջ
the 1998 vauxhall zafira has fold flat seats, only 2 years after that van
ScooterBob44 26 օր առաջ
We rented one in the early 90s and drove from LA to Barnaby in Vancouver, B.C. We were fully loaded but it had good handling while negotiating the Grant's Pass in Oregon.
Joey 27 օր առաջ
Oh hey, a Lumina!
Damilola Akanni
Damilola Akanni 28 օր առաջ
9:05 solution to this problem that only Toyota was willing to implement with the Previa: Move the engine to the middle of the car. Unfortunately, by solving the problem that way, it created another: it just made engine access a lot harder. You could access the dipstick, but not much else.
Keeping It Furry
Keeping It Furry 28 օր առաջ
I can see why that was forgotten about!
ozilthebeast mohe
ozilthebeast mohe 29 օր առաջ
doug amazing seeing you doing odd cars. also who thought the thumbnail was the to pimp a butterfly
sam 29 օր առաջ
Neighbor had one, after 10 years there was only half of it.
Brave Ladder
Brave Ladder Ամիս առաջ
10:10 lots of cars have pointy doors, including my camry. It's a bad design choice. It's actually markedly more pointy and dangerous than the Silhouette front doors.
Данс Транс
Данс Транс Ամիս առաջ
Зараз Сітроен випускають схожі авто модель С4 Пікассо.
Omar Ramirez
Omar Ramirez Ամիս առաջ
Man the sound this van made when it hits the pot hole brought back alot of memories. It used to be normal for GM cars to make that horrible noise. 🤯
MrSomebunny Ամիս առաջ
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SquidPlas Ամիս առաջ
Ah the nostalgia I got when you mentioned the Aerostar. My dad owned one growing up, that thing was ✨quirky. I hope you review one some day.
John Brown
John Brown Ամիս առաջ
Chilli Palmer said they were the Cadillac of mini vans.🤷‍♂️
Zero Cool
Zero Cool Ամիս առաջ
10:13 Only Americans.
Charliegone Ամիս առաջ
Now that you mentioned Ford Aerostar...oh boy.....gaves us a few good years..but well..fords didn't last long in those times. WE used to have a Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 4 door..that thing was sweet.
RaR RAR Ամիս առաջ
Honda Pilot has built in car seat
Henk Kok
Henk Kok Ամիս առաջ
The amount of commercials is killing the vibe of the video.
Marcin Urbanek
Marcin Urbanek Ամիս առաջ
I think it's a Lotus of minivans.
Dick Zuckerburg
Dick Zuckerburg Ամիս առաջ
"It is the Cadillac of minvans." - John Travolta
Flatch Yulence
Flatch Yulence Ամիս առաջ
Is it particularly unusual? 😁
Noah Pehowic
Noah Pehowic Ամիս առաջ
I grew up with my dad driving a 2004 Chevrolet Venture and it made the exact same door closing noise. The power door was only on one side though, despite it being a two door minivan
Kevin Flores
Kevin Flores Ամիս առաջ
Ummm they did not lose sales. They where just WAY ahead of time. Lol. The aliens 👽 that gave them these design where probably like these Neanderthals won’t understand that “this is the future” 😂
pontiacGXPfan Ամիս առաջ
Is that a hand vacuum? Is that supposed to be some newfangled van?
FROY Ամիս առաջ
No flooring???
catlover 2345
catlover 2345 Ամիս առաջ
i love these vans!
Tom Jones
Tom Jones Ամիս առաջ
Haven't seen one in many years on the road.
Wolf Smith
Wolf Smith Ամիս առաջ
My buddies and i used to take a road trip from Tucson to California's Bay Area each year in a rental minivan. One year we ended up renting a Silhouette. I loved it. Six big guys all fit, with some tetris skills being utilized for all of our gear. It had plenty of power for screaming across the desert at night for a good portion of the trip. We discovered that the odd ventlike rear windows had the unfortunate effect of stirring up and redistributing a horriffic fart when the most bovine of our group suffered gastric discomfort. We hoped to rent one the next year (fart event hopefully avoided) but by then Budget rentacar no long had Silhouettes to rent.
T B K Ամիս առաջ
Doug was probably conceived in a Silhouette.
Anthony Strunk
Anthony Strunk Ամիս առաջ
I remember my little brother we see these GM vans and he would sat there are those futuristic cars lol 😂
majinblack27 Ամիս առաջ
Lol my mom had one brand new it felt like a spaceship to drive
Mills Makes on Minecraft
Mills Makes on Minecraft Ամիս առաջ
so nobody is talking about the no parking sign lol
krnekej2000 Ամիս առաջ
Every european minivan looks like this
Sabrocina Te Cocina
Sabrocina Te Cocina Ամիս առաջ
what tires size are those?
Beun007 Ամիս առաջ
YUK!!! That piece of junk hasn't been cleaned for years!!!
AMV Aggie
AMV Aggie Ամիս առաջ
This makes me extremely uncomfortable for no reason
Luxury Auto Mall
Luxury Auto Mall Ամիս առաջ
Doug is the type of guy to cry after sex
Heelix Ranier
Heelix Ranier Ամիս առաջ
120 hp.... Yeah that isn't really enough for a minvan. I mean I had a 97 Civic with 127 HP and I thought even that was a bit under powered. Heck even the newer Ford Focuses (from 2008-2011) were a bit underpowered too (but had 140 HP).
Moto Koto
Moto Koto Ամիս առաջ
Ngl I want one so bad
Max D.
Max D. Ամիս առաջ
The police vehicle of the future in most futuristic movies of the early 90's.
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