The Buick Reatta Was a 1980s High-Tech Marvel

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Doug DeMuro

Πριν 3 μήνες

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 Πριν 3 μήνες
Behold - the glorious touchscreen! This is one of my favorite recent videos. Enjoy!
Luis VelRos
Luis VelRos Πριν 21 ημέρα
PatienceMelissa Wow ,
PatienceMelissa Πριν 21 ημέρα
It was $27,250 new in 1989.
Tristan Charles Matheson-On-BELL
Tristan Charles Matheson-On-BELL Πριν μήνα
Rocket Man not really if it was electric yes it would
Master R Milan
Master R Milan Πριν 2 μήνες
Screen steals the show..Engine, not much.
Luis VelRos
Luis VelRos Πριν 2 μήνες
hey doug you looked at the LAGONDA ​​logo EXACTLY BELOW THE TOUCH SCREEN but it says no smoking
Dick Zuckerburg
Dick Zuckerburg Πριν 14 ώρες
The calendar circuit could check and adjust itself until new years 1999 to 2000 after that the year would be 1900.
Dick Zuckerburg
Dick Zuckerburg Πριν 14 ώρες
The "Twilight Sentinel" was good when it worked, however after twilight you would be in darkness and then it would turn off your lights if it were malfunctioning.
Dick Zuckerburg
Dick Zuckerburg Πριν 14 ώρες
A 1980s high tech marvel? That means you had to take it to the Buick dealer to get it fixed. There the technician who specializes in computerized fuel injection and ignition systems can hook it up to his computer and this will connect him to the GM engineers in Michigan. Can they fix it ? Maybe ,maybe not.
Anthony Haven
Anthony Haven Πριν 20 ώρες
Now that's fascinating.
Marko Redano
Marko Redano Πριν ημέρα
I'm not a car guy, but every so often I get this channel on my GRpost reconmendations and end up binge watching all of the 1970s-2000 cars.
Alex Brewer
Alex Brewer Πριν 2 ημέρες
Look, we copied a first gen RX7 ten years after the fact! -Buick
Nero X
Nero X Πριν 2 ημέρες
The screen reminds me of Fallout lol
Christopher Buda
Christopher Buda Πριν 3 ημέρες
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 Πριν 4 ημέρες
Ha its 2020 and we still have laggy screens, dang
John LeBlanc
John LeBlanc Πριν 4 ημέρες
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 Πριν 4 ημέρες
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 Πριν 5 ημέρες
Please review a nissian silvia s15
Mark Gibson
Mark Gibson Πριν 6 ημέρες
That screen is amazing!!??
J P Πριν 7 ημέρες
I had an 88 Toronado that shared the same tech. Very cool cars for their era.
Punch Rockgroin
Punch Rockgroin Πριν 8 ημέρες
Huh, the Buick Reatta was Y2K-compliant.
Róbert Szinai
Róbert Szinai Πριν 8 ημέρες
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 Πριν 8 ημέρες
Lol the Some modern cars don’t have touch screen
Dave turbo
Dave turbo Πριν 9 ημέρες
Cool little car , way ahead of it's time..
Tj Πριν 9 ημέρες
Certain IBM crt monitors had touchscreens in them around the early 90s. LGR has a great video on one.
Edward Kenworthy
Edward Kenworthy Πριν 9 ημέρες
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 Πριν 10 ημέρες
@6:50 well, that's the Fiat's "speed beep" before it was called a speed beep ;)
Franco Cagayat
Franco Cagayat Πριν 10 ημέρες
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 Πριν 11 ημέρες
Buick Reatta be like:pre installed Pip boy
Carlos Perez
Carlos Perez Πριν 11 ημέρες
3:03 Doug is the type of guy to misspell location
Nickey Fynn
Nickey Fynn Πριν 11 ημέρες
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.
James C
James C Πριν 11 ημέρες
Awesome 80's touchscreen info display. But I can't help to overlook the misspelling of gages (sic).
KorbenDallas Multipass
KorbenDallas Multipass Πριν 11 ημέρες
Another great review of a lost 80’S gem by Doug “aaaand next up” DeMuro
MagniKhan Πριν 12 ημέρες
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 Πριν 13 ημέρες
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 Πριν 14 ημέρες
It kind of looks like Buick’s attempt at a fiero.
Charlie Lubeck
Charlie Lubeck Πριν 14 ημέρες
My dad had 2 of these! I couldn't, at 5 years old, have possibly appreciated how cool the guy was.
A K Πριν 15 ημέρες
whats the value of these currently
ART EFX Πριν 15 ημέρες
NASA must have been involved in developing that touchscreen
Jon S
Jon S Πριν 15 ημέρες
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 Πριν 16 ημέρες
This anti-corvette has a better infotainment system than a modern McLaren. Other manufacturers should be taking notes
Liam Πριν 16 ημέρες
Liam Πριν 16 ημέρες
Rare? Really? Cause in my quest for a 300zx i saw probably ever reatta ever produced
RazorOpsRS Πριν 16 ημέρες
One of these is for sale down my street, haha. I'd never seen it before
Jamil cars
Jamil cars Πριν 17 ημέρες
After he released this video the value of them grew to 18k
Northside Diva
Northside Diva Πριν 17 ημέρες
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 Πριν 17 ημέρες
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 Πριν 19 ημέρες
That touch screen reminds me of the Pip Boy from Fallout 😁
Adrien OHMER
Adrien OHMER Πριν 19 ημέρες
Quel sens du détail ! J'aime, et si c'est fiable... Respect !
lxr Πριν 20 ημέρες
“Twilight Sentinel” sounds like the next Transformers sequel lmao
Bde15 Πριν 21 ημέρα
I think I've found my new dream car
Fig Bat
Fig Bat Πριν 22 ημέρες
Found the foundation for my next draft build
Guy Gordon
Guy Gordon Πριν 22 ημέρες
Let's just not talk about the fact that this car misspelled "gauges" on its ultra futuristic touchscreen.
volvos60bloke Πριν 23 ημέρες
Makes me feel ill when i look at it
Tommy Litz
Tommy Litz Πριν 24 ημέρες
Was the Reatta on the same platform as the Fiero?
Tommy Litz
Tommy Litz Πριν 24 ημέρες
Didnt see an ashtray
Bobby & Annie
Bobby & Annie Πριν 24 ημέρες
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 Πριν 24 ημέρες
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 Πριν 26 ημέρες
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 Πριν 27 ημέρες
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 Πριν 28 ημέρες
I have the opportunity to buy one of these as my first car and it's in immaculate condition should I?
sofadviolator Πριν 26 ημέρες
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 Πριν 27 ημέρες
hndmedwnz Πριν 28 ημέρες
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 Πριν μήνα
Is tha... oh never-mind I thought this was gta 5
U CHEWLOUD Πριν μήνα
Looks like a Pontiac Fiero
Zachary Frieben
Zachary Frieben Πριν μήνα
Doug is actually wrong. The Buick Riviera, in 1986, was the first Buick to have a touchscreen. Actually, it looks like the Reatta has the exact same touchscreen and dash as the Riviera. I know because my dad had an '86 Riviera and I borrowed it many times.
WeaponeG Πριν μήνα
the pedals labelled for the parts company to see
Moto Guzzi
Moto Guzzi Πριν μήνα
My Golf Sportwagen has a touch screen for the radio ONLY. Everything else has a simple to use button. I love it, thank you Lord !!! However, WOW, just WOW. The top of the line Mercedes W126 560SEL had NOTHING like this.
frauhansencom Πριν μήνα
The manual Headlight-popup grips are the same as in the Lotus Elan M100
VBBN Πριν μήνα
So basically the infotainment screen in this is a pipboy
Johnny Πριν μήνα
Missing the G from regatta and the U from gauge
brasco934 Πριν μήνα
"Remember to include your locaRtion!"
Topher M
Topher M Πριν μήνα
I want one of these just to take to Miata meetups. I’d pull up, and a just yell, “Dammit! Not again.”
Seneca McMillian, RN
Seneca McMillian, RN Πριν μήνα
I don’t even have touch screen in my 2013 cls550
chopper218 Πριν μήνα
Everyone didn't watch this video on this cool car.
J Taylor
J Taylor Πριν μήνα
The most interesting American made car I've seen - I would have been tempted by one back in the day !
Alexander Ayers
Alexander Ayers Πριν μήνα
I WANT one. :/
Matija Markovic
Matija Markovic Πριν μήνα
look at that glorious front overhang. also can someone explain how some of these old HUGE American engines have so few horsepower.
Willhouse Πριν μήνα
Jeremy Kegley
Jeremy Kegley Πριν μήνα
My cousin had a Buick in the late 90's that had a touch screen! I think her's was a Buick Regal though!
Leroy Brown
Leroy Brown Πριν μήνα
You're right Doug, this car was nothing special, but I remember seeing them here and there. A car that resembled this one that I rode in and was much nicer looking was the Oldsmobile Toronado. Plush ride and similar interior.
Mark Meandering
Mark Meandering Πριν μήνα
Wow. The owner couldn’t run it through a car wash?
theoriginalshew Πριν μήνα
Do all GM cars have that chime? I swear that my dad's 90's Lumina, Buick, 80's Cavalier, and 05 Colorado has the same warning chime as this Buick's turn signal ding ding ding.
James Brennan
James Brennan Πριν μήνα
That's a better touchscreen than my 2010 Golf lol.
Josef Gordon
Josef Gordon Πριν μήνα
Mildly interested until I saw that sweet 3800 😍🤗🥳 now I want one with the supercharged 3800 swap
beyondcompute Πριν μήνα
Very interesting. Thanks for the review!
Tristan Charles Matheson-On-BELL
Tristan Charles Matheson-On-BELL Πριν μήνα
They’re built on the gm E body
Pat Currie
Pat Currie Πριν μήνα
Was amazing for the day. Hand built, but Buick customers still looked for comfortable cruisers like LeSabre & Park Ave. The light bar fogged after 2 yrs in the sun, a major defect. A super rare, garaged since new is a unicorn, with perfect light bar.
John Logue
John Logue Πριν μήνα
The fact that the touch screen computer was Y2K compliant just blows my mind.
Severin Rumon
Severin Rumon Πριν μήνα
My neighbor has had one since new and it’s like it’s brand new
575forza Πριν μήνα
Jesus I want that center screen in my life.
Shyheim Williams
Shyheim Williams Πριν μήνα
10 mpg, probably high for the 80s, lol.
shahspice Πριν μήνα
I really like this car. Owning one if these in the 8ighties must have been so awesome....
五零四一 Πριν μήνα
I wonder how many of these were crashed and totalled because the driver had to look at the screen to make adjustments to climate or radio.
Linda Easley
Linda Easley Πριν μήνα
That touchscreen must have been such a future shock to would be buyers that it probably turned them off ( too confusing to handle)
Christopher Buda
Christopher Buda Πριν μήνα
I own one and it's really fun
Christopher Digital
Christopher Digital Πριν μήνα
I had this car and I hated it.
John Albert
John Albert Πριν μήνα
When I was a kid in the 1980s, a friend of mine's dad had a Reatta. In addition to all the high-tech display and controls, his was fully decked out with all the options, including heated seats and an electric tire pump built into the trunk. The cold weather in the Chicago area played havoc with the electronics though, and by the early 1990s much of the dashboard display had stopped working.
Lance Larson
Lance Larson Πριν μήνα
Now you need to review the Oldsmobile Trofeo, if you like strange cars
Adam Hayden
Adam Hayden Πριν μήνα
Man I loved those!!! Always wanted one and a trofeo!
omgbiskitlawl Πριν μήνα
My favourite thing is that they spelt 'gauges' wrong.
MMWA Πριν μήνα
God damn, is that a green phosphor crt ? Aweome!
Highping1 Πριν μήνα
Fugly car.
Eric S
Eric S Πριν μήνα
My parents '72 LTD had the rare option of cornering lights - wasn't a new thing by any means. Sadly when someone backed into it the body shop couldn't find any replacements and both fenders were changed and the lamps deleted :(
Carlos Carreño
Carlos Carreño Πριν μήνα
This blows my mind that retro sci-fi touch screen existed in the 80s and worked so well with so little latency. I can almost hear a synthesizer sounding in the background.
JustDre Πριν μήνα
whats funny is it'll be more expensive to maint those electronics today!
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