The Oldsmobile Silhouette Was a Really Weird Luxury Minivan

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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 - 11 өдрийн өмнө
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.
Justin Jordan
Justin Jordan - Өдрийн өмнө
Doug I would love a review of the DeTomaso Pantera
daniel bohorquez
daniel bohorquez - Өдрийн өмнө
the las roof compartment is for CDs the s10 deluxe 4x4 93 blazer has the exact same thing, my father had one and it is til this day one of the best cars he ever had
The Flags that Flew
The Flags that Flew - 3 өдрийн өмнө
Doug DeMuro make a video about jeep renegade please.
The Kombinator
The Kombinator - 4 өдрийн өмнө
review my 1999 Daewoo Matiz already. Only one in North America. I also have a Hyundai Pony.
Mechotronic - 5 өдрийн өмнө
Older F150s had that door point too, arrrrrrghhh that bastard hurts.
Kipp Miller
Kipp Miller - 7 цагийн өмнө
90’s Buick lesabres had the non functional side windows on the front.
sir - 8 цагийн өмнө
This is the time I will stop saying this
Larry Meade
Larry Meade - 8 цагийн өмнө
I love my space ship van I have the 1994 Pontiac transport with the 3.1 liter v6 I had it since 2003 it still runs great it out lasted my 2004 Ford explorer
Magnoler Riccardo
Magnoler Riccardo - 10 цагийн өмнө
in Italy it was sold under the Pontiac brand
Edward Garcia
Edward Garcia - 10 цагийн өмнө
0:22 completely forgotten ?? I didn’t even know it existed.
Hunter Heath
Hunter Heath - 10 цагийн өмнө
No car makers put child seats in cars these days.
Volvo am I a joke to you
Alan Rogers
Alan Rogers - 11 цагийн өмнө
The Oldsmobile Silhouette, the Chevrolet Lumina, and the Pontiac Trans-port were basically triplet designs with some maker specific features. The concept was a wonderful design for Pontiac which got "GM'd", [reaf "cheapened"], into what you could buy. It started out as a feature-complete offering, but by the time they were on the sales floors, they had been stripped of everything cool, which left a hint of the original design.
Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo - 11 цагийн өмнө
Alan Rogers
Alan Rogers - 11 цагийн өмнө
My cousins from Cleveland, Ohio had TWO of them. A HIS and a HERS. [His was red, hers was white.]
Gryf Ketcherside
Gryf Ketcherside - 11 цагийн өмнө
Say what you like about the front end, it looks a lot like a Japanese Bullet Train, and that’s not a bad thing.
Phil Howard
Phil Howard - 11 цагийн өмнө
I had one in the 90s
hockeyzythebest - 13 цагийн өмнө
I'll buy it. Here's $100.00
Schizy Moonstar
Schizy Moonstar - 13 цагийн өмнө
Yesss the dustbuster vans
Roger Skagerström
Roger Skagerström - 14 цагийн өмнө
Discount Renault Espace :P
Lewis Lack
Lewis Lack - 14 цагийн өмнө
The auto sliding door I first experienced was on a Honda Stepwagon - a Japanese Domestic market vehicle that didn't get exported to the US or UK. But I have one and it is a great door system.. until it goes wrong! Yes I have fixed one. :)
Noukz - 14 цагийн өмнө
I truly hope someone does an EV conversion on one of these, I'd be even more giddy about it than Doug was here :-)
Matthew L'Herault
Matthew L'Herault - 14 цагийн өмнө
My wife's 95 Ford Windstar has the built in car seats
Matthew L'Herault
Matthew L'Herault - 14 цагийн өмнө
In the 90s minivans had only one sliding door
Jason Novak
Jason Novak - 14 цагийн өмнө
I cant believe this car's video has gotten 1 million + views in less than 10 days...
Darren Embry
Darren Embry - 15 цагийн өмнө
GMC took a similar stylistic approach to the front end of this thing with city transit buses (the RTS) and motorhomes in the 1970s! It simply cannot be improved upon.
Corgi Pop
Corgi Pop - 15 цагийн өмнө
My mom, who had no opinions of cars. She felt that her 1988 Dodge Grand Caravan was a "better" car than her 2001 Jaguar and said she should have kept it until she died.... Given those beliefs, she still cringed every time she saw this Olds or the similar Chevy and proclaimed that they looked like Ant Eaters.
Timothy Bess
Timothy Bess - 17 цагийн өмнө
If these things had side-mounted engines, they'd look like the shuttlecraft from Star Trek TNG.
Brandon the Mainline Diesel
Brandon the Mainline Diesel - 18 цагийн өмнө
Hey Doug! Go overseas and review an Odyssey Absolute! That'll be epic.
Mark Webster
Mark Webster - 18 цагийн өмнө
Ugly... speak for yourself bud. It’s perfectly 90’s. Drove this beast all the way till 2008. I’m no GM fan but it was a pretty great van.
Brandon the Mainline Diesel
Brandon the Mainline Diesel - 18 цагийн өмнө
My dad had the second generation! Much better than this version.
Youssef Mrabet
Youssef Mrabet - 19 цагийн өмнө
I think Volvo offers (or at least offered) optional child seats or as they call it “booster cushion"... But it fits only older children!
Rob Ignatov
Rob Ignatov - 19 цагийн өмнө
We had a Lumina which I rolled onto its roof. It held up great. We then bought a Pontic Transport which had the 3.4 litre. It was much nicer and looked nice. They were much more comfortable than any Dodge/Chrysler minivan I drove from that era. Plus you forgot the tell people they were Fiberglas sand never rusted like the other minivans.
Log Cabin Man
Log Cabin Man - 19 цагийн өмнө
I wanted one so bad in the 90s!!!! They are cool!!!!
Erdem Enveroglu
Erdem Enveroglu - 19 цагийн өмнө
İt's a europeans popular trend setter van Espace's big copy. But I like quirky cars.
dalesworld - 20 цагийн өмнө
Capatin Picard did the voiceover for the TV commercial. Wait - that was the Pontiac Transport - which is the same thing.
john gotti
john gotti - 22 цагийн өмнө
When you think what kind of car would suit doug this is it! 😂😂
Ahsan Ahmed
Ahsan Ahmed - 23 цагийн өмнө
Literally parks in front of no parking 🤣🤣😂
Red Mustang 1976
Red Mustang 1976 - 23 цагийн өмнө
Makes me think about those European minivans like the Renault Espace or Renault Scenic.
Paul Bowland
Paul Bowland - 23 цагийн өмнө
Hey Doug... How did you get your job reviewing automobiles for a living? I wish I had a job like yours. Good job reviewing these automobiles! 😎😎😎
oussema trabelsi
oussema trabelsi - 11 цагийн өмнө
He used to work for Porsche as a salesman, then started writing some articles in car enthusiast websites, he did some vidoes on MN-zone and they took off.
opb - Өдрийн өмнө
Doug, please do review on a Nissan NV 3500 hd van.
anything7441 - Өдрийн өмнө
Worst voice for speaking EVER.
Ronnie871 - Өдрийн өмнө
I had a 96 Cutlass Supreme. Seriously the best car I’ve ever had. I miss Oldsmobile!
itsnotme07 - Өдрийн өмнө
Oh I remember....I worked for Avis Rent-A-Car back in the mid 1990's. Mostly driving other "shuttlers" around to move cars from A to B and back to A, sometimes C. haha. Anyways, some days, the "Weird minivans" from GM were often the choice, unless there was a Dodge Grand Caravan around. I didn't mind them....quirks and features for sure HA!
Dave - Өдрийн өмнө
My dope dealer had one, she used to cook meth in the back
ApolloSynths - Өдрийн өмнө
We had the next generation of the Silhouette (the rounded one like the Chevy Venture), and that door noise was always weird. The first time we got it home, I distinctly remember hearing it and wondering if someone was playing the flute loudly. What a weird and unreliable van
teampenn2007 - Өдрийн өмнө
Jessie Harbin Jr.’s Dashcam
Jessie Harbin Jr.’s Dashcam - Өдрийн өмнө
My mom‘s best friend had a Pontiac transport minivan just like this. It looked like a giant Dustbuster LOL!
Leigh Clarke
Leigh Clarke - Өдрийн өмнө
Is a quirk/feature also the haze following the car, that looks suspiciously like burning oil?... 🚙💨
Leigh Clarke
Leigh Clarke - Өдрийн өмнө
Cool t-shirt Mr DeMuro!
AbbieDoobie - Өдрийн өмнө
That noise was also on the Transport, I had flashbacks as soon as I heard it.
Da Bruiser
Da Bruiser - Өдрийн өмнө
My favorite minivan hands down. Old babysitter had one of these when I was a kid.
middlesiderrider - Өдрийн өмнө
In the early 2000s two friends and I borrowed one of these vans from one of said friend's older brother, and drove it from Coggon Iowa to Iowa State University in Ames. It was a bit of a drive but we had a good reason. My friend Mike had won a vintage arcade machine on eBay. The game was called Chelnov Atomic Runner. We picked it up from a college student at Iowa State and loaded it into the back of the van. It fit great. The van cruised the highway great. And one of our other friends still owns the game.
Justin Jordan
Justin Jordan - Өдрийн өмнө
Doug I would like a review of the DeTomaso Pantera
bhirmiz - Өдрийн өмнө
Its was designed to be like a plane and plane cockpit
tchouzebra - Өдрийн өмнө
In ejrope we had the same vehicle sold as a pontiac name was TranSport
TheMongex - Өдрийн өмнө
I think this mini van was sold in Argentina as the Chevrolet Lumina... rebadging?
Pekka Kilpeläinen
Pekka Kilpeläinen - Өдрийн өмнө
No other car has those triangular front side windows? How about Citroën C4 Picasso?
Bill Olsen
Bill Olsen - Өдрийн өмнө
4:24 Hey! The kid now has his own ashtray next to the built-in child car seat!
Ratzfourtyfour - Өдрийн өмнө
This guy gets 1M views on an Oldsmobile Silhouette vid. Geez how does he do it.
parker gordon
parker gordon - Өдрийн өмнө
Oldsmobile Silhouette power sliding doors: WOOOOOooooOOOOOOOooooooOOOOOOOOoooooOoOoOoOoOoOoooo
RENOVATIO - Өдрийн өмнө
To me it is not ugly at all
TheDis Beat
TheDis Beat - Өдрийн өмнө
Previa was top dog in minivans lol
BOB ROTHWELL - Өдрийн өмнө
Has anybody said here ,"It's the Cadillac of minivans" ? From Get Shorty
tr v
tr v - Өдрийн өмнө
I borrowed my pastors Lumina van for a weekend back in the day. They honestly don't drive all that bad.