The Oldsmobile Silhouette Was a Really Weird Luxury Minivan

11 Φεβ 2020
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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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  • 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.

    Doug DeMuroDoug DeMuroΠριν 11 μήνες
    • Hey I have a 1996 Pontiac transport that is in really good shape for the year read only has 132,000 km I’m located in Canada

      Trevor LozoTrevor LozoΠριν 9 ημέρες
    • Lumina apv had fold in sewts

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      spaceAlien RissleyspaceAlien RissleyΠριν μήνα
    • @Kanwar Brar And yet 9 months later he’s still gaining viewers...

      tedmongeltedmongelΠριν μήνα
    • @Charlotte Bingham Are u a Billionaire? Wtf are u talking about, are you insane? You want people lose their money, is that what you want? I tried every of those trading Systems and none of them worked I lost my MF money there and that's it, no money making like crazy only money losing like nothing..

      Eddie TheManEddie TheManΠριν 5 μήνες
  • Oh we had this exact model when I was little. But the 1992 one. Which by the way was identical to this

    Uncle VinceUncle VinceΠριν 8 ώρες
  • My parents used to own the Pontiac transport, this is like 95% the same.. Last time behind the wheel , I had to drive it with the side door open , AC broken and it was a nightmare for any mechanical work.. The battery replacement was stupid....

    Geographer 4 funGeographer 4 funΠριν 11 ώρες
  • We had a red Pontiac and i went to Woodstock 94 in a gold Pontiac. They where really nice

    Marcin ZemlaMarcin ZemlaΠριν 13 ώρες
  • 9:34 when you try to reach that last pringles in the can

    1raphael951raphael95Πριν 22 ώρες
  • I promise you I have seen this on the road 2 years ago

    MaccarulesMaccarulesΠριν ημέρα
  • Doug please put two cams views when driving the car, so we can also see from the windshield .

    Kunal MhatreKunal MhatreΠριν ημέρα
  • I had a friend who owned one of these back in the day. I kinda like the dustbuster shape, but I was never impressed with the vehicle itself.

    Marchant2Marchant2Πριν ημέρα
  • GM lost a lot of money on lawsuits for these vans, I remember seeing a small car sitting on top of one, it drove up over the hood and straight through the windshield decapatating everyone in the van.

    Music4TheSoulMusic4TheSoulΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • Had a 95 Jetta, it had a passenger air bag instead of a glovebox.

    Hirsch nopeHirsch nopeΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • Basically a Space Shuttle on wheels - lol

    Patrick McCarronPatrick McCarronΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • I drove my Trans Sport to Yosemite at the end of December and it handled the heavy snow storms with cable chains very well with 6 people aboard !!!

    Steve SosebeeSteve SosebeeΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • I had a 96 Pontiac Trans sport with the 3800 V6 because we had 5 kids , it ran great and had no problems the 2 years I had it. I leased it. So I bought a 98 Pontiac Bonneville, it was a good car too with the 3800 V6

    Steve SosebeeSteve SosebeeΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • I love the styling, it looks like something from Blade Runner or Total Recall

    Simon JohansenSimon JohansenΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • at 8:02 Doug had a flashback to the Cyber truck

    Taylor GuziewiczTaylor GuziewiczΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • That storage compartment on the roof with the strap was for CDs. Most GM trucks, SUVs and minivans and maybe even some cars had those.

    ChrisChrisΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • Styling by "Star Trek The Next Generation".

    Paul JensenPaul JensenΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • 15:03 this just gave me an extreme wave of nostalgia

    SSΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • i sold my brain and brought bitcoin!

    My New LifeMy New LifeΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • Really? Forgotten in the car world? This thing was so ugly it will never be forgotten.

    JLJLΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • the sound of the door is similar to the sound snake charmers play

    PTCPTCΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • Work rented these three at a time. We called them space vans. No love lost on them. Most hated was the long nose and dash on the Horizon. One of the tech's left a generator running and closed the rear hatch. Burnt the crap outta the interior door panel.

    Dale BelsethDale BelsethΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • I love the no parking sign in the background

    James McGoganJames McGoganΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • Had one for 10 years, gave it to my son and bought the Chevy version. Kept that for 10 years, too.

    william andersenwilliam andersenΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • When you flipped to the back of the brochure, I saw the Olds Aurora. That’s a car I would love to see you reviews, the late 90s Aurora, a car ahead of it it’s time. We had one in the house growing up. A non supercharged northstar V8, rack & pinion steering, an almost impossible to work in cramped engine compartment, for example, the starter is internal in the motor. And most important, the styling. Like the doors the opened with no frame around the glass. Just an amazing car for its time. Pretty solid tech onboard too with the built in computer for car stats.

    claimed4allclaimed4allΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • I know someone that owned one and there was nothing luxury about it.

    Random Acts of VideoRandom Acts of VideoΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • Is it weird that i want one now??? Lol

    Victor UrbinaVictor UrbinaΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • I remember my first encounter with a power sliding door. It was a 99 Pontiac minivan, and it damn near took my brother’s arm off. It was kind of neat, though. Anyway, the styling was a service GM provided for parents of teens by assuring them their teen would get no action from the opposite sex when they are stuck driving one of these to go out.

    downsouth420downsouth420Πριν 5 ημέρες
  • You should review the Ford E150 with the travel package. My dad had one and they were awesome

    Marc StangaMarc StangaΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • Funniest thing I ever saw, was a Lumina, you remember they were all smooth, stopping at a red light covered in snow. All the snow slid forward and broke both huge windshield wipers clean off while they were running. I laughed so hard I cried. You're laughing just reading this. LOL

    Daniel StaggersDaniel StaggersΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • The front window is like the Concord,........... or a city bus, it was fun to drive!!

    Train ManTrain ManΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • I owned one of these for like 2-3 years loved it.....drove it to Florida a few times on Vacation and it had high rear running lights and people would follow those lights for hundreds of miles at a time, I own a Tahoe now and the upper rear panel remind me of the Silhouette. The first time I waxed the front fenders, it waxed up weird, I realized the fenders were plastic, I had never seen a car made of plastic, it totally freaked me out for a long time.

    Train ManTrain ManΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • It was a bad vehicle history.

    Frank VelikFrank VelikΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • The tall playroom focally interfere because observation chronically stretch vice a possible pantry. neighborly, fascinated hail

    catalina reedcatalina reedΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • Door clears throat* Plays tiny tower elevator noise

    Sam LSam LΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • This is that car you draw when you are 10

    YoungBlazeYoungBlazeΠριν 9 ημέρες
  • I assembled door panels for one summer in the early 90s at a GM supplier for these, Luminas and Trans Sports. Quality of the materials was typical el cheapo plastique.

    A BA BΠριν 9 ημέρες
  • Mandalorian theme door. lol

    ZwihterZwihterΠριν 9 ημέρες
  • Freaking hilarious.

    lloydjvlloydjvΠριν 9 ημέρες
  • There is a red one by my house and it is pretty mint

    The Diecast KidThe Diecast KidΠριν 9 ημέρες
  • It looks like one of those white plastic kitchen radios from the 90s

    Kyle RechenbergKyle RechenbergΠριν 9 ημέρες
  • My families 2002 chevy astro had the one sliding door. Not powered though.

    Emulated Excitement [Mountain State EAS]Emulated Excitement [Mountain State EAS]Πριν 9 ημέρες
  • I see one every now and then, same one but an old guy drives it all over

    Hella RiceHella RiceΠριν 10 ημέρες
  • ummm The car had 6 stripes

    Seth ArehartSeth ArehartΠριν 10 ημέρες
  • I love minivans

    T747T747Πριν 10 ημέρες
  • it honestly looked kinda cool

    Alex OJAlex OJΠριν 11 ημέρες
  • bless this van

    mst3kanitamst3kanitaΠριν 11 ημέρες
  • You have to admit, General Motors made some delightfully quirky and unique cars in the 90s. Some of them high quality, some of them Pontiac’s and Silouettes 😆

    Z NZ NΠριν 12 ημέρες
  • ah shit now i want to one of these

    Volvo v90 t8 TE R-designVolvo v90 t8 TE R-designΠριν 13 ημέρες
  • Silhouette in roids = Pontiac aztek

    MephistophelesMXi The explorerMephistophelesMXi The explorerΠριν 14 ημέρες
  • Just imagine jumping your super moto up the hood and windshield. #GTAFANTASY

    Fatty's WorldFatty's WorldΠριν 14 ημέρες
  • i love how the centre row has *3 completely different looking seats*.

    NozyspyNozyspyΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • Why do americans always need so much horsepower when there´s only 70mph allowed all over the country ? 120hp seems like enough for such a van.

    Hendrik HufertHendrik HufertΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • Doug at 21:09 : the van actually drives pretty well **One second later** Van proceeds to nearly kill Doug

    David ThomasDavid ThomasΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • Kinda reminds me of the older Renault Espace models and Citroen C8... Both pretty useful but also kinda weird

    Jannis de ReuJannis de ReuΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • LOL

    Stephen ParrStephen ParrΠριν 16 ημέρες
  • When you showed the key, WHY ON EARTH did you say "the perfect diagram of a Silhouette" and NOT "A perfect silhouette of a Silhouette"? For shame, sir!

    Dan JamesDan JamesΠριν 16 ημέρες
  • Also known as Chevy lumina

    Frank JohnFrank JohnΠριν 17 ημέρες
  • Oh Christ. We had the 1996 Pontiac version. So many memories.

    BertoD103BertoD103Πριν 17 ημέρες
  • Our first minivan was the Lumina APV variant and a favourite family hauler of ours. Plastic body and over engineered sub frames were my favourite quirks of this family of dust Busters. Sparks plugs were a pain to change. These are sought after now because the bodies never rust and if rust checked or proofed, they last forever. However, we moved on to the Euro Suv diesels after.

    Johnny WatchesJohnny WatchesΠριν 17 ημέρες
  • Doug sent me. After watching the 2020 Dougies.

    nwelsh84nwelsh84Πριν 19 ημέρες
  • This is the exact color/pkg Silhouette that we drove from MI to Daytona for spring break back in '92. Thanks for doing this video just for the memories!

    David SchoonoverDavid SchoonoverΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • I bought the Pontiac version. My parents had the Olds version. This design beat the boxy Chrysler version for me. I enjoyed it. Never had any problems with mine

    NYOB0001NYOB0001Πριν 19 ημέρες
  • Doug find a Warner Brothers edition Chevy Venture they came with tvs and vcrs and other features....the emblems were the WB with Buggs Bunny

    Timothy CoteTimothy CoteΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • Still better than a metris!😅😅😅😅

    logan holmberglogan holmbergΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • My mom had one identical to this growing up..

    Repo ManNDRepo ManNDΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • Design always reminded me of the shuttle craft in the Enterprise

    Geoff KrikorianGeoff KrikorianΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • I bet you could use it as a ramp if you lower it a lot like I mean a lot

    Maha ElluriMaha ElluriΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • To make this review more authentic Doug should have borrowed a few nieces and nephews to scream and cry in the back while emptying the contents of their snack cups onto the carpet.

    Eric BeaudoinEric BeaudoinΠριν 21 ημέρα
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    Ebonie FuEbonie FuΠριν 21 ημέρα
  • Actually, I recall some recent Volvo models that had a built in child seat. I'm not sure if they are still doing that though.

    niazumaniazumaΠριν 21 ημέρα
  • Nobody: Doug: General Motors is playing ketchup

    World PeaceWorld PeaceΠριν 21 ημέρα
  • I like the minivans from this era. They look like the front of a bullet train, I think that makes them cool

    Aidan SemskiAidan SemskiΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • "Luxury"

    thrice1987thrice1987Πριν 22 ημέρες
  • also this car has an A pillar, a B pillar, but also C, D, and E pillars

    Ryan WellsRyan WellsΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • I wish it was that awful champagne color

    Ryan WellsRyan WellsΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • I would love to drive this van

    Ian CIan CΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • Doug: ...a perfect diagram of the Silhouette... Me: A silhouette of the Silhouette, if you will.

    Cody HoweryCody HoweryΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • I had a transport vans back in 1992, and it turn to be a lemon and a piece of shit van...

    Mr. Ying YangMr. Ying YangΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • “The Cadillac of minivans” Now imagine if GM had actually slapped a Cadillac logo on one of these

    SaraSpruceSaraSpruceΠριν 22 ημέρες
    • hell no! 😂😂😂

      blaliberte11 blaliberte11blaliberte11 blaliberte11Πριν 19 ημέρες
  • It looks like a monorail with wheels.

    Nathan MaxtroNathan MaxtroΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • My Volvo has a booster seat built in

    William JordanWilliam JordanΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • Thats the soccer mom og

    José Antonio MartínezJosé Antonio MartínezΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • Wow, what a beauty! no joke, I love it!!!

    Dandy AndyDandy AndyΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • The only reason they're rare is because all of them are in the junk yard.

    English 101English 101Πριν 23 ημέρες
  • It's mad how big American engines are in comparison to their power. To us Europeans, a 3.4L v6 is huge! These would have a 1.8l 4cynl with that same power

    Tom MattinTom MattinΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • Um this van isn’t ugly, especially compared to cars today. I like car designs with purpose. Cars now all look like they all have same shape with only difference is a sticker on them

    A HA HΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • Doug is a ligit comedian! “I hope u value that storage area more than your life coz GM certainly did”

    Willem Van RietWillem Van RietΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • Interesting. There is at least 2 88s, a 98, Ciera, and Auora all in my small town. Kinda funny

    Mike TuckerMike TuckerΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • The 'No Parking' sign is almost in every shot!

    majormadmax1majormadmax1Πριν 23 ημέρες
  • I helped build those vans at the Doraville, GA assembly plant. Quality was a joke.

    David RyeDavid RyeΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • Had to watch this video after the 2020 dougie awards

    younghexyounghexΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • This is the first video I watched in 2021

    José GonzálezJosé GonzálezΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • 20:43 Anyone notice the smoke coming out of the tailpipe?

    Empire StateEmpire StateΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • What I don't like is how American car makers chose to wait for the Government to legally require certain safety features before installing them. Why would they do that? When it comes to occupant safety, you'd think it'd be common sense. 🤔

    Jason CarppJason CarppΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • I remember when this was sold. I found it way more attractive than Chrysler's minivans, the Dodge Caravan and the Plymouth Voyager. Why it wasn't popular is beyond me. I would've bought one if I didn't already have a car.

    Jason CarppJason CarppΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • Doug probably wrote a song entirely made from the sound the minivans closing door makes

    Joseph G. HottoJoseph G. HottoΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • Congratulations oldsmoblie you won the doug awards

    Luqman MohhamedLuqman MohhamedΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • Better then the ommini

    Arnav KoditkarArnav KoditkarΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • I had an aardvark lumina apv for my first car at 16. It would do nasty j hook burnouts posis. Good reverse donuts too. Tore that transmission out quick. Sold to a junkyard lol 25 years ago. Now my kid tears his shih up and I wonder why

    Josh AllenJosh AllenΠριν 24 ημέρες