The Oldsmobile Silhouette Was a Really Weird Luxury Minivan

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  1. Doug DeMuro

    Doug DeMuro11 days ago

    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. Justin Jordan

    Justin JordanDay ago

    Doug I would love a review of the DeTomaso Pantera

  3. daniel bohorquez

    daniel bohorquezDay ago

    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

  4. The Flags that Flew

    The Flags that Flew3 days ago

    Doug DeMuro make a video about jeep renegade please.

  5. The Kombinator

    The Kombinator4 days ago

    review my 1999 Daewoo Matiz already. Only one in North America. I also have a Hyundai Pony.

  6. Mechotronic

    Mechotronic5 days ago

    Older F150s had that door point too, arrrrrrghhh that bastard hurts.

  7. Kipp Miller

    Kipp Miller56 minutes ago

    90’s Buick lesabres had the non functional side windows on the front.

  8. sir

    sir2 hours ago

    This is the time I will stop saying this

  9. Larry Meade

    Larry Meade2 hours ago

    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

  10. Magnoler Riccardo

    Magnoler Riccardo4 hours ago

    in Italy it was sold under the Pontiac brand

  11. Edward Garcia

    Edward Garcia4 hours ago

    0:22 completely forgotten ?? I didn’t even know it existed.

  12. Hunter Heath

    Hunter Heath4 hours ago

    No car makers put child seats in cars these days. Volvo am I a joke to you

  13. Alan Rogers

    Alan Rogers4 hours ago

    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.

  14. Frank Rizzo

    Frank Rizzo5 hours ago

    Turd!

  15. Alan Rogers

    Alan Rogers5 hours ago

    My cousins from Cleveland, Ohio had TWO of them. A HIS and a HERS. [His was red, hers was white.]

  16. Gryf Ketcherside

    Gryf Ketcherside5 hours ago

    Say what you like about the front end, it looks a lot like a Japanese Bullet Train, and that’s not a bad thing.

  17. Phil Howard

    Phil Howard5 hours ago

    I had one in the 90s

  18. hockeyzythebest

    hockeyzythebest7 hours ago

    I'll buy it. Here's $100.00

  19. Schizy Moonstar

    Schizy Moonstar7 hours ago

    Yesss the dustbuster vans

  20. Roger Skagerström

    Roger Skagerström7 hours ago

    Discount Renault Espace :P

  21. Lewis Lack

    Lewis Lack7 hours ago

    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. :)

  22. Noukz

    Noukz8 hours ago

    I truly hope someone does an EV conversion on one of these, I'd be even more giddy about it than Doug was here :-)

  23. Matthew L'Herault

    Matthew L'Herault8 hours ago

    My wife's 95 Ford Windstar has the built in car seats

  24. Matthew L'Herault

    Matthew L'Herault8 hours ago

    In the 90s minivans had only one sliding door

  25. Jason Novak

    Jason Novak8 hours ago

    I cant believe this car's video has gotten 1 million + views in less than 10 days...

  26. Darren Embry

    Darren Embry9 hours ago

    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.

  27. Corgi Pop

    Corgi Pop9 hours ago

    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.

  28. Timothy Bess

    Timothy Bess11 hours ago

    If these things had side-mounted engines, they'd look like the shuttlecraft from Star Trek TNG.

  29. Brandon the Mainline Diesel

    Brandon the Mainline Diesel11 hours ago

    Hey Doug! Go overseas and review an Odyssey Absolute! That'll be epic.

  30. Mark Webster

    Mark Webster12 hours ago

    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.

  31. Brandon the Mainline Diesel

    Brandon the Mainline Diesel12 hours ago

    My dad had the second generation! Much better than this version.

  32. Youssef Mrabet

    Youssef Mrabet12 hours ago

    I think Volvo offers (or at least offered) optional child seats or as they call it “booster cushion"... But it fits only older children!

  33. Rob Ignatov

    Rob Ignatov13 hours ago

    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.

  34. Log Cabin Man

    Log Cabin Man13 hours ago

    I wanted one so bad in the 90s!!!! They are cool!!!!

  35. Erdem Enveroglu

    Erdem Enveroglu13 hours ago

    İt's a europeans popular trend setter van Espace's big copy. But I like quirky cars.

  36. dalesworld

    dalesworld14 hours ago

    Capatin Picard did the voiceover for the TV commercial. Wait - that was the Pontiac Transport - which is the same thing.

  37. john gotti

    john gotti15 hours ago

    When you think what kind of car would suit doug this is it! 😂😂

  38. Ahsan Ahmed

    Ahsan Ahmed17 hours ago

    Literally parks in front of no parking 🤣🤣😂

  39. Red Mustang 1976

    Red Mustang 197617 hours ago

    Makes me think about those European minivans like the Renault Espace or Renault Scenic.

  40. Paul Bowland

    Paul Bowland17 hours ago

    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! 😎😎😎

  41. oussema trabelsi

    oussema trabelsi5 hours ago

    He used to work for Porsche as a salesman, then started writing some articles in car enthusiast websites, he did some vidoes on MReporter and they took off.

  42. opb

    opb19 hours ago

    Doug, please do review on a Nissan NV 3500 hd van.

  43. anything7441

    anything744120 hours ago

    Worst voice for speaking EVER.

  44. Ronnie871

    Ronnie87121 hour ago

    I had a 96 Cutlass Supreme. Seriously the best car I’ve ever had. I miss Oldsmobile!

  45. itsnotme07

    itsnotme0721 hour ago

    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!

  46. Dave

    Dave22 hours ago

    My dope dealer had one, she used to cook meth in the back

  47. ApolloSynths

    ApolloSynths22 hours ago

    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

  48. teampenn2007

    teampenn200722 hours ago

    Why?

  49. Jessie Harbin Jr.’s Dashcam

    Jessie Harbin Jr.’s DashcamDay ago

    My mom‘s best friend had a Pontiac transport minivan just like this. It looked like a giant Dustbuster LOL!

  50. Leigh Clarke

    Leigh ClarkeDay ago

    Is a quirk/feature also the haze following the car, that looks suspiciously like burning oil?... 🚙💨

  51. Leigh Clarke

    Leigh ClarkeDay ago

    Cool t-shirt Mr DeMuro!

  52. AbbieDoobie

    AbbieDoobieDay ago

    That noise was also on the Transport, I had flashbacks as soon as I heard it.

  53. Da Bruiser

    Da BruiserDay ago

    My favorite minivan hands down. Old babysitter had one of these when I was a kid.

  54. middlesiderrider

    middlesiderriderDay ago

    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.

  55. Justin Jordan

    Justin JordanDay ago

    Doug I would like a review of the DeTomaso Pantera

  56. bhirmiz

    bhirmizDay ago

    Its was designed to be like a plane and plane cockpit

  57. tchouzebra

    tchouzebraDay ago

    In ejrope we had the same vehicle sold as a pontiac name was TranSport

  58. TheMongex

    TheMongexDay ago

    I think this mini van was sold in Argentina as the Chevrolet Lumina... rebadging?

  59. Pekka Kilpeläinen

    Pekka KilpeläinenDay ago

    No other car has those triangular front side windows? How about Citroën C4 Picasso?

  60. Bill Olsen

    Bill OlsenDay ago

    4:24 Hey! The kid now has his own ashtray next to the built-in child car seat!

  61. Ratzfourtyfour

    RatzfourtyfourDay ago

    This guy gets 1M views on an Oldsmobile Silhouette vid. Geez how does he do it.

  62. parker gordon

    parker gordonDay ago

    Nobody: Oldsmobile Silhouette power sliding doors: WOOOOOooooOOOOOOOooooooOOOOOOOOoooooOoOoOoOoOoOoooo

  63. RENOVATIO

    RENOVATIODay ago

    To me it is not ugly at all

  64. TheDis Beat

    TheDis BeatDay ago

    Previa was top dog in minivans lol

  65. BOB ROTHWELL

    BOB ROTHWELLDay ago

    Has anybody said here ,"It's the Cadillac of minivans" ? From Get Shorty

  66. tr v

    tr vDay ago

    I borrowed my pastors Lumina van for a weekend back in the day. They honestly don't drive all that bad.