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 Πριν 11 μήνες
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.
Trevor Lozo
Trevor Lozo Πριν 6 ημέρες
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
spaceAlien Rissley
spaceAlien Rissley Πριν 28 ημέρες
Lumina apv had fold in sewts
spaceAlien Rissley
spaceAlien Rissley Πριν 28 ημέρες
96 LUMINA APV FIBERGLASS SHELL I NEED ONE
tedmongel
tedmongel Πριν μήνα
@Kanwar Brar And yet 9 months later he’s still gaining viewers...
Eddie TheMan
Eddie TheMan Πριν 5 μήνες
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Simon Johansen
Simon Johansen Πριν 2 ώρες
I love the styling, it looks like something from Blade Runner or Total Recall
Taylor Guziewicz
Taylor Guziewicz Πριν 2 ώρες
at 8:02 Doug had a flashback to the Cyber truck
Chris
Chris Πριν 6 ώρες
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.
Paul Jensen
Paul Jensen Πριν 16 ώρες
Styling by "Star Trek The Next Generation".
S
S Πριν ημέρα
15:03 this just gave me an extreme wave of nostalgia
My New Life
My New Life Πριν ημέρα
i sold my brain and brought bitcoin!
JL
JL Πριν ημέρα
Really? Forgotten in the car world? This thing was so ugly it will never be forgotten.
PTC
PTC Πριν ημέρα
the sound of the door is similar to the sound snake charmers play
Dale Belseth
Dale Belseth Πριν ημέρα
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.
James McGogan
James McGogan Πριν 2 ημέρες
I love the no parking sign in the background
william andersen
william andersen Πριν 2 ημέρες
Had one for 10 years, gave it to my son and bought the Chevy version. Kept that for 10 years, too.
claimed4all
claimed4all Πριν 2 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.
Random Acts of Video
Random Acts of Video Πριν 2 ημέρες
I know someone that owned one and there was nothing luxury about it.
Victor Urbina
Victor Urbina Πριν 2 ημέρες
Is it weird that i want one now??? Lol
downsouth420
downsouth420 Πριν 3 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.
Marc Stanga
Marc Stanga Πριν 3 ημέρες
You should review the Ford E150 with the travel package. My dad had one and they were awesome
Daniel Staggers
Daniel Staggers Πριν 4 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
Train Man
Train Man Πριν 4 ημέρες
The front window is like the Concord,........... or a city bus, it was fun to drive!!
Train Man
Train Man Πριν 4 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.
Frank Velik
Frank Velik Πριν 4 ημέρες
It was a bad moment.in vehicle history.
catalina reed
catalina reed Πριν 5 ημέρες
The tall playroom focally interfere because observation chronically stretch vice a possible pantry. neighborly, fascinated hail
Sam L
Sam L Πριν 5 ημέρες
Door clears throat* Plays tiny tower elevator noise
YoungBlaze
YoungBlaze Πριν 6 ημέρες
This is that car you draw when you are 10
A B
A B Πριν 6 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.
Zwihter
Zwihter Πριν 6 ημέρες
Mandalorian theme door. lol
lloydjv
lloydjv Πριν 7 ημέρες
Freaking hilarious.
The Diecast Kid
The Diecast Kid Πριν 7 ημέρες
There is a red one by my house and it is pretty mint
Kyle Rechenberg
Kyle Rechenberg Πριν 7 ημέρες
It looks like one of those white plastic kitchen radios from the 90s
Emulated Excitement [Mountain State EAS]
Emulated Excitement [Mountain State EAS] Πριν 7 ημέρες
My families 2002 chevy astro had the one sliding door. Not powered though.
Hella Rice
Hella Rice Πριν 7 ημέρες
I see one every now and then, same one but an old guy drives it all over
Seth Arehart
Seth Arehart Πριν 8 ημέρες
ummm The car had 6 stripes
T747
T747 Πριν 8 ημέρες
I love minivans
Alex OJ
Alex OJ Πριν 9 ημέρες
it honestly looked kinda cool
mst3kanita
mst3kanita Πριν 9 ημέρες
bless this van
Z N
Z N Πριν 9 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 😆
Volvo v90 t8 TE R-design
Volvo v90 t8 TE R-design Πριν 11 ημέρες
ah shit now i want to one of these
MephistophelesMXi The explorer
MephistophelesMXi The explorer Πριν 11 ημέρες
Silhouette in roids = Pontiac aztek
Fatty's World
Fatty's World Πριν 12 ημέρες
Just imagine jumping your super moto up the hood and windshield. #GTAFANTASY
Nozyspy
Nozyspy Πριν 12 ημέρες
i love how the centre row has *3 completely different looking seats*.
Hendrik Hufert
Hendrik Hufert Πριν 13 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.
David Thomas
David Thomas Πριν 13 ημέρες
Doug at 21:09 : the van actually drives pretty well **One second later** Van proceeds to nearly kill Doug
Jannis de Reu
Jannis de Reu Πριν 13 ημέρες
Kinda reminds me of the older Renault Espace models and Citroen C8... Both pretty useful but also kinda weird
Stephen Parr
Stephen Parr Πριν 13 ημέρες
LOL
Dan James
Dan James Πριν 14 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!
Frank John
Frank John Πριν 14 ημέρες
Also known as Chevy lumina
BertoD103
BertoD103 Πριν 14 ημέρες
Oh Christ. We had the 1996 Pontiac version. So many memories.
Johnny Watches
Johnny Watches Πριν 15 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.
nwelsh84
nwelsh84 Πριν 17 ημέρες
Doug sent me. After watching the 2020 Dougies.
David Schoonover
David Schoonover Πριν 17 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!
NYOB0001
NYOB0001 Πριν 17 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
Timothy Cote
Timothy Cote Πριν 17 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
logan holmberg
logan holmberg Πριν 17 ημέρες
Still better than a metris!😅😅😅😅
Repo ManND
Repo ManND Πριν 17 ημέρες
My mom had one identical to this growing up..
Geoff Krikorian
Geoff Krikorian Πριν 18 ημέρες
Design always reminded me of the shuttle craft in the Enterprise
Maha Elluri
Maha Elluri Πριν 18 ημέρες
I bet you could use it as a ramp if you lower it a lot like I mean a lot
Eric Beaudoin
Eric Beaudoin Πριν 18 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.
Ebonie Fu
Ebonie Fu Πριν 18 ημέρες
The green grey grieving hearing recurrently surround because relish relevantly increase to a flaky alarm. sick, determined quilt
niazuma
niazuma Πριν 19 ημέρες
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.
World Peace
World Peace Πριν 19 ημέρες
Nobody: Doug: General Motors is playing ketchup
Aidan Semski
Aidan Semski Πριν 19 ημέρες
I like the minivans from this era. They look like the front of a bullet train, I think that makes them cool
thrice1987
thrice1987 Πριν 19 ημέρες
"Luxury"
Ryan Wells
Ryan Wells Πριν 19 ημέρες
also this car has an A pillar, a B pillar, but also C, D, and E pillars
Ryan Wells
Ryan Wells Πριν 19 ημέρες
I wish it was that awful champagne color
Ian C
Ian C Πριν 19 ημέρες
I would love to drive this van
Cody Howery
Cody Howery Πριν 19 ημέρες
Doug: ...a perfect diagram of the Silhouette... Me: A silhouette of the Silhouette, if you will.
Mr. Ying Yang
Mr. Ying Yang Πριν 19 ημέρες
I had a transport vans back in 1992, and it turn to be a lemon and a piece of shit van...
SaraSpruce
SaraSpruce Πριν 20 ημέρες
“The Cadillac of minivans” Now imagine if GM had actually slapped a Cadillac logo on one of these
blaliberte11 blaliberte11
blaliberte11 blaliberte11 Πριν 17 ημέρες
hell no! 😂😂😂
Nathan Maxtro
Nathan Maxtro Πριν 20 ημέρες
It looks like a monorail with wheels.
William Jordan
William Jordan Πριν 20 ημέρες
My Volvo has a booster seat built in
José Antonio Martínez
José Antonio Martínez Πριν 20 ημέρες
Thats the soccer mom og
Dandy Andy
Dandy Andy Πριν 20 ημέρες
Wow, what a beauty! no joke, I love it!!!
English 101
English 101 Πριν 20 ημέρες
The only reason they're rare is because all of them are in the junk yard.
Tom Mattin
Tom Mattin Πριν 20 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
A H
A H Πριν 20 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
Willem Van Riet
Willem Van Riet Πριν 20 ημέρες
Doug is a ligit comedian! “I hope u value that storage area more than your life coz GM certainly did”
Mike Tucker
Mike Tucker Πριν 20 ημέρες
Interesting. There is at least 2 88s, a 98, Ciera, and Auora all in my small town. Kinda funny
majormadmax1
majormadmax1 Πριν 20 ημέρες
The 'No Parking' sign is almost in every shot!
David Rye
David Rye Πριν 20 ημέρες
I helped build those vans at the Doraville, GA assembly plant. Quality was a joke.
younghex
younghex Πριν 20 ημέρες
Had to watch this video after the 2020 dougie awards
José González
José González Πριν 21 ημέρα
This is the first video I watched in 2021
Empire State
Empire State Πριν 21 ημέρα
20:43 Anyone notice the smoke coming out of the tailpipe?
Jason Carpp
Jason Carpp Πριν 21 ημέρα
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 Carpp
Jason Carpp Πριν 21 ημέρα
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.
Joseph G. Hotto
Joseph G. Hotto Πριν 21 ημέρα
Doug probably wrote a song entirely made from the sound the minivans closing door makes
Luqman Mohhamed
Luqman Mohhamed Πριν 21 ημέρα
Congratulations oldsmoblie you won the doug awards
Arnav Koditkar
Arnav Koditkar Πριν 21 ημέρα
Better then the ommini
Josh Allen
Josh Allen Πριν 21 ημέρα
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
dopestar1975
dopestar1975 Πριν 21 ημέρα
Get that laugh under control.
kelly robinson
kelly robinson Πριν 22 ημέρες
It’s in get shorty they call it the Cadillac of minivans
ItalianStalionFarmer
ItalianStalionFarmer Πριν 22 ημέρες
It looks like it should have wings and a plane tail
AlphaTrooper12
AlphaTrooper12 Πριν 22 ημέρες
There not as rare as they seem, in my neighborhood, one of my neighbors has a 92' Oldsmobile Silhouette, and its still running strong.
Maple Leafs
Maple Leafs Πριν 22 ημέρες
I recall the Chevy Lumina when it first came out it appeared space age. The van was awesome with a ton of room and its massive red lite dash and it was good on fuel. Car were better and cheaper in the 90's! Sick of all the 4 cylinder under powered over priced trash of today! Can not buy a car with a v6 any more.
Zazoo Kluk
Zazoo Kluk Πριν 23 ημέρες
Those contact pieces on the sliding door would get oxidized over time and the connection would be wonky after a while now they just use direct wiring from the door to the body of the car which eliminates this problem.
Zazoo Kluk
Zazoo Kluk Πριν 23 ημέρες
What about the AMC pacer and gremlins cars?
Tommy D
Tommy D Πριν 24 ημέρες
my 94 was the best driving car ever
Evanghelos Valassidis
Evanghelos Valassidis Πριν 25 ημέρες
Way ahead of its time. It still look fresh.
gt5228z
gt5228z Πριν 25 ημέρες
We had a lumina. Pretty similar.
BSG1982
BSG1982 Πριν 26 ημέρες
Had one freakin loved it
Kresimir Simunovic
Kresimir Simunovic Πριν 27 ημέρες
Sold as Pontiac Trans Sport in Europe, I like it, unlike FIAT Mutipla. It looks futuristic even today.
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