The Oldsmobile Silhouette Was a Really Weird Luxury Minivan


  1. Doug DeMuro

    Doug DeMuroIl y a 6 jours

    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.

  2. ilyketyorwy

    ilyketyorwyIl y a jour

    @wikiih our old "North American" cars from the 60's commonly had them. They are making a comeback here now. My 2016 FRS has small triangular windows in the front. Part of the reason why I bought it. Caracter.

  3. Jason Hitzert

    Jason HitzertIl y a jour

    Thematically you could say that neither sucked nearly as bad as you would have thought.

  4. unixsteven

    unixstevenIl y a jour

    Built in car seat was not safe

  5. Harshith Sadhana

    Harshith SadhanaIl y a jour

    i wish this van vector w8 is again created in future but powered by insane rocket booster engine s like movies show.

  6. wikiih

    wikiihIl y a jour

    Doug:“Giant triangular windows... no other car has this!” Me: “what?? oh, North Americans don’t know about Citroen and its Grand C4 Picasso. I get it now”

  7. S B

    S BIl y a 10 heures

    11:54 no, they had at least 3 versions of the van and the cheapest way for them to make them all look different was to have this one look like all windows so it wouldn't look like the other.

  8. CanadaMotoRallies

    CanadaMotoRalliesIl y a 10 heures

    The one thing I remember most about these vans is that the centre of the drivers seat and the centre line of the steering wheel about about 4" off of each other. Just imagine driving with the steering wheel a full 4" to the right of where it should be.

  9. The Brain

    The BrainIl y a 10 heures

    People these days claim they need their mini van to do 0-60 in 8 seconds to be "adequate" power. I had my 1993 Eurovan with 109hp and never had an issue driving around town. Pulled the van just fine

  10. The Brain

    The BrainIl y a 11 heures

    Unfortunately, my 2016 Scion tC has the third brake light mounted WAY below the side lights (6 inches off of the ground). This isn't safe. My 2012 tC didn't have this design.

  11. Hunter Glass

    Hunter GlassIl y a 11 heures

    During the Beltway Sniper situation was going on, my truck was in the shop so they let me borrow one of these. So I’m trying to get things done driving around as a white man, bald, in a white van ( the FBI Profile of the shooter). I got stopped 3 times that day. I actually liked the van. It was well kept and drove as good as a van does.

  12. Hammer

    HammerIl y a 11 heures

    Okay Doug so the third cubbyhole that's on the ceiling is for tissues. Those rear seats that you said weren't foldable, those were actually foldable because they had built-in cup holders. I used to work at the Pontiac plant in Tarrytown New York before they moved. And then later on in a garage and all these three dustbuster vans as you call them were junk. By the way I've never heard that term dustbuster van before. It must have been a regional thing. I wanted to add putting a state inspection sticker on those windows we're nearly impossible. Most of us just put it on that small triangle window.

  13. Guido Sarduci

    Guido SarduciIl y a 11 heures

    This was awesome to watch. Thanks!

  14. ADP

    ADPIl y a 11 heures

    Also the dash is peeling up also due to all the years in the hot sun.

  15. Geri Giannetti

    Geri GiannettiIl y a 11 heures

    I really like this Van, it's original and aerodinamic. I love the Lumina APV.

  16. A-a-ron

    A-a-ronIl y a 12 heures

    My family used to have one. Unfortunately ours doesn't have automatic door and we can't close it manually either. So we would get everyone in the van and hit the gas and stomp on the brake to close the sliding door 😂🤣😂

  17. Bearcade

    BearcadeIl y a 12 heures

    My friends parents had an old Lumina APV when we were in high school. Called it the spaceship.

  18. MegaThunder70

    MegaThunder70Il y a 12 heures

    6:38 my former neighbor had an 02 ols silhouette and it did the same thing frigging annoying

  19. russell perez

    russell perezIl y a 12 heures

    The engineers of this van just stole this design from one of the kids in middle school shop class.

  20. red headed stepchild

    red headed stepchildIl y a 12 heures

    This guy is a bedwetter. Babbling fool. He gives a nice detailed overview of this van .... then goes on to ruin everything with his inane babbling.. He missed the point of it all. Hey , dweeb : you cant compare an '80s mini van with todays products. FFS

  21. Nicholas Smith

    Nicholas SmithIl y a 12 heures

    NHTSA struck down that child seat pretty quickly. They proved to be dangerous and new regulations were put forth to ensure no car ever had built-in seats ever again.

  22. Walbert Marrero

    Walbert MarreroIl y a 13 heures

    My parents had one of these ... I kind of felt embarrassed everytime they picked me up in it lmao

  23. red headed stepchild

    red headed stepchildIl y a 12 heures

    Wow ... you had parents that actually came and picked up your lame, ungrateful azz from some failed project you were involved with?? Pretty lucky. I hope you have thanked them for putting up with you all these years. PS : they were embarrassed to have to pick you up.

  24. Big JJ

    Big JJIl y a 13 heures

    I dove a high school cross country team around in this van for 3 years. Great for hauling a bunch of teenagers.

  25. lugiasean19

    lugiasean19Il y a 13 heures

    I have grey leather silhouette seats, not in good condition though.

  26. lugiasean19

    lugiasean19Il y a 13 heures

    I’ve never hit my head on that door

  27. red headed stepchild

    red headed stepchildIl y a 12 heures

    No one ever did .... except this nit-wit. Isnt it obvious he has hit his head , more than once? Sheeeesh ,,, what a dooosh.

  28. truckr74

    truckr74Il y a 13 heures

    GM’s biggest mistake was killing off Oldsmobile.

  29. TheCarSection TheCarSection

    TheCarSection TheCarSectionIl y a 13 heures

    2002 oldsmobile silhouette looks way better

  30. lugiasean19

    lugiasean19Il y a 13 heures

    I currently own and drive a 91 Oldsmobile silhouette. I drive it to work every day. It’s grey and grey interior.

  31. Esat'ın Maceraları

    Esat'ın MaceralarıIl y a 13 heures

    i was going to pass, but your favorite? i cant go over it.

  32. DexMaster881

    DexMaster881Il y a 13 heures

    4:50 Because Most of the world doesn't invade other countries so Most family's Usually have 1 car. Call it redundancy.

  33. Guy Sirius

    Guy SiriusIl y a 14 heures

    chrysler lebaron video please

  34. Matthew Casey

    Matthew CaseyIl y a 14 heures

    I always thought silhouette, lumina, and trans sports looked like shuttle craft from Star Trek TNG.

  35. tipton tallent

    tipton tallentIl y a 14 heures

    looks like the space suttle

  36. Winnie Liu

    Winnie LiuIl y a 14 heures

    12:49 No the Toyota Previa has those stupid triangle pieces too

  37. TestTubeBabySpy

    TestTubeBabySpyIl y a 14 heures

    Oddly enough, the only reason I remember this van is my moms friend had one. We were going to Six Flags and we had some sandwiches in a grocery bag. I took the last sandwich and I let the bag go. My moms friend who was driving had her window open and the bag caught the wind and wrapped itself around her face while she was driving on the expressway.. She tried 3 times to pull it off and she freaked out almost killed us all. All I remember was feeling bad...and her muffled screams 🤣

  38. Martin D A

    Martin D AIl y a 14 heures

    'No other van has these'...You really oughta visit France...

  39. Martin D A

    Martin D AIl y a 14 heures

    Renault Espace 1984...

  40. Tuukka Salmi

    Tuukka SalmiIl y a 15 heures

    Our 1997 volvo 940 has flat foldind seats

  41. Lanciarules

    LanciarulesIl y a 16 heures

    The Only time that Doug use the right side to go to the back seats, and Just because he Is obliged...

  42. Alex Murphy

    Alex MurphyIl y a 16 heures

    It's beautiful for an mpvs, no idea why you think it's ugly?!

  43. red headed stepchild

    red headed stepchildIl y a 12 heures

    He a moron. CLICKBAIT Thgumbs down

  44. Aviation Direction

    Aviation DirectionIl y a 17 heures

    21:05 great exhaust polluting California

  45. Kathleen Smith

    Kathleen SmithIl y a 17 heures does he not have a “Quirks & Features” shirt /merch on his “DougStore”

  46. scatcom6

    scatcom6Il y a 17 heures

    I worked at a car rental company in the mid 90s that rented these things, and.. YES ..I hit my head many times on the door. We hated them. I cant stress that enough. We HATED them.

  47. red headed stepchild

    red headed stepchildIl y a 12 heures

    You were washing cars for them and couldnt figure it out? FFS ..... dang bubba , you are are thick.

  48. Neil Hale

    Neil HaleIl y a 17 heures

    Looks like a Star Trek:TNG shuttle.

  49. MoparFam 300C

    MoparFam 300CIl y a 18 heures

    For some reason... it looks like it's going fast like a cartoon show while parked 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  50. coolwhip455

    coolwhip455Il y a 18 heures

    This isn't a 1994 Toyota Celica which means its a pile of garbage and an endless money pit. Well at least according to a certain FRreporterr who shall remain anonymous.

  51. Stefan Frisk

    Stefan FriskIl y a 18 heures

    CHARMING Ugly!

  52. Nick

    NickIl y a 18 heures

    What I love more than doug reviewing old 80's / 90's vehicles is he calls it like it was in their time periods absolute garbage unlike those trendy douche bag from radwood that claim they're kewl just because they're old and now "rare" (for a good reason). #doubleflamesuiton


    HWB ZALPACHIl y a 18 heures

    i loved it as a child, seeing it in the streets of 90's Moscow. and i still think it is a pretty minivan, with a special charm. not ugly.

  54. Jony Terant

    Jony TerantIl y a 18 heures

    A 1st gen nissan murano review would be interesting

  55. Milo the weekend Guy

    Milo the weekend GuyIl y a 19 heures

    That doesn’t look very safe lol

  56. red headed stepchild

    red headed stepchildIl y a 12 heures

    Stay home , hide in the closet.

  57. paxwallacejazz

    paxwallacejazzIl y a 19 heures

    At 60, 25yrs ain't so long ago.

  58. Bart Meijer

    Bart MeijerIl y a 19 heures

    Closing the Hood.. Slam!

  59. Matthew Caughey

    Matthew CaugheyIl y a 19 heures

    And if somebody busted ass in that van those vent windows did not evacuate the stench very quickly and in some cases it reeked so bad you had your shirt around your nose for half an hour or more till it finally disapated

  60. Obywatel Cane

    Obywatel CaneIl y a 19 heures

    European vans in civilian versions also usually only had one sliding door on the passenger side. Police had mostly on both sides. If there is an old van repainted a long time ago this is the easiest way to tell whether it is ex-police or civilian.

  61. Obywatel Cane

    Obywatel CaneIl y a 19 heures

    I haven't seen such a van in traffic for a long time. It's a real youngtimer. Last chance to buy relatively cheap and in good condition. From the first or second owner.

  62. Roxas The Nobody

    Roxas The NobodyIl y a 19 heures

    It reminds me of something you'd see at epcot or some other Disney park.

  63. Thomas

    ThomasIl y a 19 heures

    I wonder if the vents behind the head were more for window defrosting than to blow air on the driver and passengers

  64. Obywatel Cane

    Obywatel CaneIl y a 19 heures

    Skoda Roomster has similarly shaped windows ;-)

  65. dindog22

    dindog22Il y a 19 heures

    the Dustbuster van

  66. wopalongcassidy

    wopalongcassidyIl y a 20 heures

    It has terrible frontal collision ratings. The roof collapses above the wedged/pointy front doors.

  67. enigmaPL

    enigmaPLIl y a 20 heures

    I'll be honest, I actually like the idea of just one rear sliding door in a minivan. I've liked it since I was a kid, because as a kid, it felt more cozy and safe that there was only 1 opening to the cold, outside world, while you could tuck into the other insulated side, like an animal finding a corner to sit in. lol

  68. Micael De Matos

    Micael De MatosIl y a 20 heures

    The Renault Espace has the trianglar windows in the front also.

  69. vortex9232

    vortex9232Il y a 20 heures

    Beretta headlights. Pontiac Grand Prix climate controls. Lots of shopping from gm parts bins when this was put together

  70. Marco Fazio

    Marco FazioIl y a 20 heures

    I had one. The most reliable vehicle I've ever owned. It never failed. 349k miles. It once overheated and the gauge said it was over 280 degrees. It still drove 18 miles to my home and it burned oil. The fuel door had a nest of hornets in it. Some thieves tried to steal petrol and I heard shouting and ran outside as men were rolling in the ground screaming in pain. It was so sad yet so hilarious I couldn't help but laugh. We called it the space shuttle. I slept in it many times and it was very comfortable.