The Oldsmobile Silhouette Was a Really Weird Luxury Minivan

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 DeMuro13 päeva tagasi
    • Doug I would love a review of the DeTomaso Pantera

      Justin JordanJustin Jordan3 päeva tagasi
    • 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

      daniel bohorquezdaniel bohorquez3 päeva tagasi
    • Doug DeMuro make a video about jeep renegade please.

      The Flags that FlewThe Flags that Flew4 päeva tagasi
    • review my 1999 Daewoo Matiz already. Only one in North America. I also have a Hyundai Pony.

      The KombinatorThe Kombinator6 päeva tagasi
    • Older F150s had that door point too, arrrrrrghhh that bastard hurts.

      MechotronicMechotronic6 päeva tagasi
  • You soud really anoying.

    iStunZziStunZz2 tundi tagasi
  • That's what Doug would look like if he was a vehicle

    SmashfoxSmashfox2 tundi tagasi
  • Doug is doing all old cars, dude do a U-Haul truck!! Or like a 1995 Corolla Toyota

    RajahHindustaniRajahHindustani3 tundi tagasi
  • Gay

    budweiser Garrettbudweiser Garrett3 tundi tagasi
  • You forgot the air ride self leveling on board air pump. The one where the switch controlling the height was prone to falling off resulting in a jacked up rear end until you taped the switch back into position. We had the TranSport, Pontiacs version. 1992 version, and had the 3.8 woohoo. We loved it and put over 160,000 on it with no major issues raising 4 kids. Pontiac’s version was basically plastic and never had issues with door,dings and rust.

    erickson familyerickson family7 tundi tagasi
  • Previa copy

    tinhinnhtinhinnh9 tundi tagasi
  • We had a 1990. Phat ride

    salvaje20salvaje209 tundi tagasi
  • I remember when the Silouette looked very futuristic when it came out.

    Caio BarrosCaio Barros9 tundi tagasi
  • Christ.... 20:28 Look at the two cars on the top right. They were offering those in 1996. What was wrong with gm...

    KayJ GamespellKayJ Gamespell10 tundi tagasi
  • In some new short school buses they have built in child seats just like those. They live on!

    AngryHazenAngryHazen10 tundi tagasi
  • very futuristic design

    Boom tendoBoom tendo12 tundi tagasi
  • 13:04 no parking

    Decathect GtDecathect Gt14 tundi tagasi
  • My neighbour back in the late 80's lived in Canada for a few years but returned to UK with a later model Pontiac TransSport in the early 90's and imported their mini van to the UK. As far as I know the only one in the UK. Looked futuristic till the '96 Renault Espace came along.

    Erman OzenErman Ozen14 tundi tagasi
  • If I ever buy a mini van ima go look for one of this just to take that seat out to put it in my mini van for my child lol

    DroopyHussleDroopyHussle14 tundi tagasi
  • Doug: the europeans MPV VW Sharan/Seat Alhambra/Ford Galaxy had this kind of child's integrated seat, in their first generation. I had one and this kind of integrated seat is great.

    Daniel Bravo BeteluDaniel Bravo Betelu15 tundi tagasi
  • This is past future

    king jafuking jafu16 tundi tagasi
  • Me:Mom,can I have Alphard? Mom:We already have Alphard at home Alphard at home:

    Kei The ReaperKei The Reaper17 tundi tagasi
  • The design is based on the 1986 pontiac transport concept. To change the spark plugs on the back of the motor, you had to crawl in or also called "making love" to the engine

    Dave KenneyDave Kenney19 tundi tagasi
  • Theres one sitting in my yard 😂😂😂 lmao

    Patrick CarmonaPatrick Carmona20 tundi tagasi
  • It's like someone described a Renault Espace over the phone and the built it.

    Gordanovich02Gordanovich0221 tund tagasi
  • Qweksqwerksqwerksqwerksqwerksqwerksqwerksqwerks

    Samurai StudiosSamurai Studios22 tundi tagasi
  • Ah I remember 6:20 from the early '00s Pontiac Montana I car pooled to grade school in 😌

    Nick BruniNick Bruni23 tundi tagasi
  • I had two and loved them both.

    Cody FlattCody Flatt23 tundi tagasi
  • This is actually my first car at the moment! My parents had this minivan, and when they got another car the Silhouette was and still is my daily driver. Never thought an old hand me down minivan would be rare, or of any interest to Doug for that matter.

    Alt AccountAlt Account23 tundi tagasi
  • Carmakers don’t install child-seats into the their vehicles anymore because regulations change every 3 months...

    Brian WBrian W23 tundi tagasi
  • 14:39 That storage area is for the owners manual iirc.

    Dev-Deh_13Dev-Deh_1323 tundi tagasi
  • I learned to drive in one of these

    Jeff KokeshJeff Kokesh23 tundi tagasi
  • About the children's seat: The Volvo XC90 actually has a similar feature, but it's a safety seat for children that folds from the middle seat in the second row

    Ilan C. P.Ilan C. P.Päev tagasi
  • In Europe it was called Pontiac Transport : fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac_Trans_Sport and it looks like a TGV french train and Renault espace

    Turbo FanTurbo FanPäev tagasi
  • 18:48 actually, the 1995 Honda Odyessey had a fold-flat 3rd row. Source: I grew up with one.

    Matt WolfMatt WolfPäev tagasi
  • 12:10 I hated being in the back seat of vans with those windows that barely opened, my grandma had a early 2000's Town and Country and the center windows didn't even pop out, to make things worst, the trim level she got of it didn't have any vents in the back. I would occasionally have to ask her to turn the air conditioner up and you couldn't even roll them down on a nice day, I hated it. Thankfully my immediant family had vehicles with windows that would roll down on all doors.

    Matt WolfMatt WolfPäev tagasi
  • I actually like the dustbuster look better than the way modern minivans look, I like how sleek they looked. I'm kind of surprised they didn't rebadge that into a Saturn van as well. The front is extremely Saturn like.

    Matt WolfMatt WolfPäev tagasi
  • My father had one like this and it was his pride and joy...Doug you forgot to mention the integrated air compressor in the back that could be used to inflate tires and maintain air pressure in the rear shock absorbers.

    Earl AthillEarl AthillPäev tagasi
  • Lmao my aunt had this

    Joel VandusenJoel VandusenPäev tagasi
  • 7 min in & we r still talking about door , this whole vid was just about door 😂😂😂

    Khawer OziKhawer OziPäev tagasi
  • автор баран фишка этого минивэна ,он пластиковый

    mexx5 -mexx5 -Päev tagasi
  • Had the Pontiac Trans Sport SE 3800 in the late nineties.. The transmission crapped its pants after 5 years of ownership. Such a waste, because it was a nice ride.

    ¡Si Señor!¡Si Señor!Päev tagasi
  • I owned a 90 and 94 (I think). Weird yes but practical. Got 28mph highway mileage and accelerated fine because super light. Body panels were plastic. Living in Ohio, they didn’t rust from road salt. Row 2&3 seat backs folded forward flat. Could carry a sheet of plywood on them. Seats were light and came in and out easy. I have two Honda Odysseys and 2nd row seats are heavy beasts with levers and cables that have required repair. Notice the roof rack in the video, stuck removed seats in car top carrier occasionally. Of course, Odyssey is far superior!

    Tim STim SPäev tagasi
  • it's so ugly tho, i dont get how it was a luxury minivan

    HQ GirlHQ GirlPäev tagasi
  • Not true not the original luxury minivan the Chrysler Town & Country was sorry! And still is

    Justin WunderJustin WunderPäev tagasi
  • i had one of these around 2004-2005.i was driving home on the highway one day and out of nowhere the front end dropped about 6 inches and i lost all steering.. i thought i hit a severe pothole or something but i looked and there was no pothole..was going about 55 when it happened and i almost lost control but thankfully was able to coast it into a ditch sorta safely. i knew nothing about cars at the time so i tried to sell it as is.. nobody wanted it. ended up scrapping it for $70, anyways thats all i got

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    • it was grey with red interior

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  • Doug, I only just recently stumbled upon your channel. It's awesome and I have a great time watching the fun cars you review, like this one and the Mitsubishi mirage! Lol also really enjoy seeing the supercars in full detail, thank you!!

    checkfoldcallraisecheckfoldcallraisePäev tagasi
  • The 1990 Chrysler Town & Country is the original luxury minivan. EDIT: *Sees first ever automatic sliding door * Nevermind! 😅

    cubedtothexcubedtothexPäev tagasi
  • That inbuilt child seat is genius.

    Ricky AnthonyRicky AnthonyPäev tagasi
  • This has got to be the first time anyone has ever put “Oldsmobile, Minivan, & Luxury” in the same sentence...

    Messiah BlackMessiah BlackPäev tagasi
  • ...the Cadillac of minivans...

    Eduardo VenegasEduardo VenegasPäev tagasi
  • You mention the long sloping nose, which is something the Renault Espace (basically the OG Euro MPV) had for almost all of it's life. From inception as the Matra P18 project rip-off of the Dodge T-118 prototype, which would become the Dodge Caravan, until it's latest facelift in 2015. As for luxury, there has never really been anything that could compete with the Renault Grand Espace Initiale Paris.

    Fermitu PouponFermitu PouponPäev tagasi
  • Back in the day when I was a kid it looked quite futuristic.

    Laurynas S.Laurynas S.Päev tagasi
  • Theres like 4 for sale on Facebook marketplace here in colorado. Imma get one

    Makkie HuskkieMakkie HuskkiePäev tagasi
  • 4:54 the volvo xc90 has it

    LucklessLucklessPäev tagasi
  • Is that the Silhouette giving off that smoke at 21:00?

    Eric MiessnerEric MiessnerPäev tagasi
  • The "Snout Van": I had the '94 Pontiac Tran Sport version of this van back in the late '90s. I've owned many vehicles from Alfa Romeos to BMWs to Lexus to Mercedes to Mustang GT. This van was my favorite vehicle by far. With the 3800 engine it was no dog. I took all the seats out of the back and used it for hauling cargo around for my pizza shop. I would click open the automatic sliding door as I walked to the vehicle, enter by that door then walk up to my Captain's chair, click the button to close the door, put on my sunglasses then motor off. It was a cool way to enter a vehicle. The dashboard was as big as an executive office desk. If I had a pizza delivery to take the dashboard could hold three different pizza deliveries - all of them large pies.

    Eric MiessnerEric MiessnerPäev tagasi
  • The "Snout Van": I had the '94 Pontiac Tran Sport version of this van back in the late '90s. I've owned many vehicles from Alfa Romeos to BMWs to Lexus to Mercedes to Mustang GT. This van was my favorite vehicle by far. With the 3800 engine it was no dog. I took all the seats out of the back and used it for hauling cargo around for my pizza shop. I would click open the automatic sliding door as I walked to the vehicle, enter by that door then walk up to my Captain's chair, click the button to close the door, put on my sunglasses then motor off. It was a cool way to enter a vehicle. The dashboard was as big as an executive office desk. If I had a pizza delivery to take the dashboard could hold three different pizza deliveries - all of them large pies.

    Eric MiessnerEric MiessnerPäev tagasi
  • I thought these vans looked cool as a kid.

    Black ButterflyBlack ButterflyPäev tagasi
  • AND UNSAFE!!!

    Pommes ?Pommes ?Päev tagasi
  • 12:01 someone put the flying car cheat in that's some real GTA shit lol

    Isaac MissiIsaac MissiPäev tagasi
  • I owned a 93 Lumina APV back in the 90s, I actually liked having a a non cookie cutter Van, Surprising I got used to the long dash view easily and could fit it thru tight spaces without scraping anything. Aerodynamic? I was driving downhill on the highway, looked at the speed; the needle was out of sight.... didnt seem that fast, smooth and quiet (relatively). Working on it? A Nighthmare. I replaced the 3.1l engine myself in my garage, not something I would do again, used a video cam to document what went where. If it was built better I would get another one - I liked the Silhouette front end better though.

    Nocturnal2990Nocturnal2990Päev tagasi
  • I don't think that fold down child seat would be legal by todays standards.

    Tyler Warren EllisTyler Warren EllisPäev tagasi
  • So the Cybertruck copied this van's front end

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