The Oldsmobile Silhouette Was a Really Weird Luxury Minivan

Feb 11, 2020
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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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  • 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 DeMuro7 months ago
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      Eddie TheManEddie TheManMonth ago
    • Life is too short to be working for someone else's dream. Be a billionaire of your own. If you want to go big, stop thinking small. successful people are not people who never fail, but people who never quit. If you want to be a billionaire, then think like one, act like one, and live like one because there’s no other greater joy than having financial freedom and a life free of debts, All thanks to Mr carlos cause he made me who I am today through forex trade. He has helped me a lot with his trading strategies which helps me to earn $12,550 weekly with an initial investment of $1,000. I really appreciate it and can't help but let others know about it. it is so suitable anyone can trade from anywhere and anythime, reach out to Mr carlos on IG @carlos_1uptrades. his indeed a God Sent.

      Charlotte BinghamCharlotte BinghamMonth ago
    • Can you do a review on a 2004 honda Oddessy

      Flying BuzzardFlying BuzzardMonth ago
    • what about bmw isetta and vw thing?

      boomkittyFXboomkittyFX2 months ago
    • Same as Pontiac Trans Sport

      Eddie TheManEddie TheMan3 months ago
  • No parking sign? Jajaja

    Juancarlos AlvaradoJuancarlos Alvarado19 hours ago
  • Was there any difference between the Oldsmobile Silhouette and the Chevy Lumina APV? I remember a family friend state that the leaf springs where fiberglass and that they had a tendency to shatter in the Canadian deep freeze that I am in.

    Jim CrawdadJim CrawdadDay ago
  • My wife and I were given a free Lumina APV upon moving home from getting out of the navy. It was in mint condition too. As ugly as that thing was and a turning radius worse than a school bus, it helped us get on our feet and save for a house and a preowned Honda Odyssey touring. Night and day difference! The crazy thing was that because it was all aluminum body/doors and plastic panels, it had no deterioration or rust in the body whatsoever.

    Andrew TwiggAndrew Twigg2 days ago
  • This mobile provided by 1990? That's too behind time

    ほうじTほうじT3 days ago
  • YOU HEARD IT HERE FOLKS! THE OLDS SILHOUETTE HAS A BETTER DOUG SCORE THAN A MERCEDES METRIS!

    Marco NesiMarco Nesi4 days ago
  • If they made it a street cleaner it would be a dust buster

    The Card BoyThe Card Boy4 days ago
  • I don’t know why but I like this car

    Gonzag VegasGonzag Vegas4 days ago
  • @Doug DeMuro since you have already did the grand national and you did this minivan you should do the super rare turbo chrysler minivans they were built to compete with the dodge spirit turbo AND carry the whole family across the finish line lmao

    Bran donBran don4 days ago
  • I had a Cutlass Supreme and it was a nice car but as Doug said- haven't seen one in decades.

    Richard JohnstonRichard Johnston5 days ago
  • I vote doug interviews a designer that worked on this or any of the quirky card reviews. Id love to hear the creators mindset designing these vehicles

    Caleb HensingerCaleb Hensinger5 days ago
  • Dacia Logan MCV 2007 year has those old cheap windows that open with a clip

    Gamingdude2007Gamingdude20076 days ago
  • *T H I S*

    spogspog6 days ago
  • First production minivan with a power sliding door was the 1994 Pontiac Trans Sport

    comgeek24comgeek247 days ago
  • SUV's aren't "cool" either. They had that perception at one time compared to minivans, but not so much anymore. It's like saying Starbucks is 'cooler' than McDonald's at this late date, with more of the former than the latter nearly everywhere. So much for the over-priced, bitter coffee chain's "exclusivity".

    Bob PierceBob Pierce8 days ago
  • Great mini van. Lost my virginity in one of those.

    MrJohnash1MrJohnash18 days ago
  • I kinda want that shirt. 🌵🌵

    Chris PapaChris Papa9 days ago
  • 9:12 and that's why my parents got a Mercury Villager (Think NIssan Quest, but Merc badges) because my dad will be damned if he spends a penny on a car he can't fix.

    iron 13iron 139 days ago
  • I think it looks handsome

    TheRealE1337istTheRealE1337ist10 days ago
  • 5:19 this was actually done by the Nissan Axxess first in 1990 Edit 12:49 my Nissan Axxess also has these too...

    Way to Go Paul.Way to Go Paul.10 days ago
  • It’s the Nissan Axxess 2, electro boogaloo

    Way to Go Paul.Way to Go Paul.10 days ago
  • About that child seat: The idea is awesome but I think it is not being implemented into modern cars because of european laws. I don't know about America but at least in Germany there are laws for child car seats and how old a kid has to be to use a certain seat etc. There are different sizes of seats for different age groups. This build in child seat would probably not fit German (and other European countries) laws.

    ClarimortClarimort10 days ago
  • Technology was too advanced for the consumer back then the consumer had to catch up to the technology

    9th gate dim9th gate dim10 days ago
  • The same year Honda Odyssey was way better in every way, also can still find driving since they bulletproof.

    Anthony eAnthony e11 days ago
  • To be fair, it did have some strangely unique and useful features you never see in cars today. Built in hidden child's seat? Great idea. AC vents that blow on your neck/back? Seems real nice.

    Quicksilver_CookieQuicksilver_Cookie11 days ago
  • My family had a Pontiac transport (basically the pontiac equivalent)

    Corbin CoxCorbin Cox12 days ago
  • Thanks for this review. It brings back so many memories. My parents had one when I was growing up and we had a lot of store and church trips in it. Ours had the same cloth seats and lack of power door but it was black and white just like that one. When I drove it as a teenager I remember it would really want to lurch when you first started to press the gas and then everything afterwards was a struggle. If you ever get a hold of a 91 Chevy Lumina or 94 Saturn SL2 my childhood will be complete.

    GrumpyBearGrumpyBear12 days ago
  • Doug when are you going to review me?

    Rolls-Royce CullinanRolls-Royce Cullinan12 days ago
  • Boy...SICK!

    tydaftpk38tydaftpk3814 days ago
  • my pops last vehicle with his fiancee was a pontiac transport. It was a 94, it was a fab van and worked. was old man owned before they got it. could eat off it. not sure what his fiancee did with it. but. i loved it!

    That Canadian GuyThat Canadian Guy15 days ago
  • 😂😂 its a multitasking vehicle and Yaa and you can also use it as a stunt ramp😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Shubham GoradeShubham Gorade15 days ago
  • Doug is the only guy that can make someone slowly fall in love with with a minivan

    Andrew NicastroAndrew Nicastro16 days ago
  • Hey, but I have an Olds Ninety-Ei- Oh, he said in 'nice shape'. And 'on the road'. Nevermind...

    Virg of MadnessVirg of Madness16 days ago
  • 4 27's. Doug, Is, Gay, Man,

    OK JeffyOK Jeffy16 days ago
  • I still like these GM vans. The Transport has a better look. But it is still an ahead of its time style. Trying to copy the Previa. GM did it pretty well. Pity people were stupid.

    Marc B.Marc B.16 days ago
  • I had a red 92 red version. I used to sell drugs with that van.

    Miguel HuertaMiguel Huerta17 days ago
  • GM made a lot fo ugly cars back then and did so for a couple decades. Not sure who was working there that had such horrible taste but I'm surprised they worked there for so long. On top of that a lot of GM vehicles from the mid 90s were throw aways and didn't last more then 2 decades... laughable...

    Sergeant SevenSergeant Seven17 days ago
  • When a vehicle is so rare solely because most of them ended up in a junk yard... lol.

    Sergeant SevenSergeant Seven17 days ago
  • When we have that side profile at the beginning of the video it looks that RV’s air con is on the silhouette lmao

    SubSoarSubSoar18 days ago
  • Wasn’t a success?! Back in the day this was all you saw on the road where I lived anyway. Seemed like everyone had one. Never heard it called a dust buster though. We always called it the door stop.

    Kevin WebsterKevin Webster19 days ago
  • This is really cool. I have a Pontiac Transport.

    Mark BehrMark Behr19 days ago
  • 👍💚❤

    Imran AbbasiImran Abbasi19 days ago
  • Looks like a doorstop on wheels.

    Kevin EmmersKevin Emmers20 days ago
  • You missed a bunch of important features. It was built on a fuselage. The body panels are made with recycled soda bottles. Having a fuselage made the van very rigid and the plastic body didn't dent or rust. Equipped with the 3800 v6 my Pontiac transport was able to tow 3500 lbs. It was also fast enough to get me in trouble with Johnny law. The best thing about removable seats is that it made the van lighter. Those 5 seats probably weight close to 300 lbs. This effectively raises the gvrw by lowering the curb weight. That's what Ford did when they used aluminum in their trucks. Lighter means more gas mileage, better handling and brakes and more speed.

    tamapalagitamapalagi20 days ago
  • Lot of comments roasting Doug, lmao.

    Lakeshore StranglerLakeshore Strangler20 days ago
  • My mom still has a 1990 model and drives it's her daily.

    Mike PMike P21 day ago
  • styling based on Renault Espace van according to reviews of the day

    Ed FineEd Fine21 day ago
  • Okay Doug if you see this post answer this question... Would you want this mini van brand new? Or the Cadillac Allante brand new? LOL!!!

    Dusty EDusty E21 day ago
  • There is a Pontiac version and a Chevy version of this car. Just take a pick. :)

    Red PhoenixRed Phoenix22 days ago
  • The chevy blazer had that exact same over head console

    Tyler SchwartzTyler Schwartz22 days ago
  • My god it looks ugly

    The Normal BoyThe Normal Boy22 days ago
  • ahh doug you rebel parking an oldsmobile in front of a no parking sign

    TooploopTooploop22 days ago
  • We owned one. The alarm was so sensitive that if someone would shut their car door a little hard two spots away our alarm would go off. Needless to say New Year's Eve was a lot of fun

    LukaazLukaaz23 days ago
  • More like the door stoppers of minivans, holy shit it's ugly lol

    Max's Raving Music Production's 123469Max's Raving Music Production's 12346923 days ago
  • Lol "the dashboard continues on like 4 feet from the steering wheel" Doug is always so outrageous with his measurements

    Dr. RayDr. Ray24 days ago
  • I'm guessing that a tester or engineer was pretty badly injured once, and instead of redesigning the car, they just said "fuckit - put a sticker on it"

    statikregstatikreg25 days ago
  • I swore you were going to say “ on the key fob a perfect silhouette of the silhouette “ lol

    Casey MonigoldCasey Monigold25 days ago
  • I remember seeing people with these vans ridding around with the door open in the summer.

    mafiadollermafiadoller25 days ago
  • Wasn’t this in a cartoon called Bobby’s World??

    Cassie SCassie S26 days ago
  • I've seen these behemoths driving about in the UK.

    Ant ManAnt Man26 days ago
  • Doug’s the type of guy to film a video in front of a no parking sign

    Isaac NemisIsaac Nemis27 days ago
  • Its the Hoover Dust Buster.

    Nathan AndersonNathan Anderson27 days ago
  • When I was a teen, I saw one of these painted and stickered to look like a shuttlecraft from ST:TNG

    wesley00042wesley0004227 days ago
  • That door sounds like a native american flute

    Chef MikeChef Mike28 days ago
  • Parents of my high school buddy had one of these. We were picked up from baseball practice everyday in it! They still have it to this day 😂

    Ryan GRyan G28 days ago
  • I can smell the thirty years of cigarette smoke and dog fur

    AdamG1983AdamG198329 days ago
  • Early 80s GM design: "We don't give a fuck" Late 80s GM design: "Fuck it, let's go nuts"

    AdamG1983AdamG198329 days ago
  • I was just a the "This..." from today McLaren video when my eyes saw the Oldsmobile on the right and thought "I haven't seen that one??" Now Im here, McLaren later :) FYI already 1,5 millions views on this old minivan!!:) Doug DeMuro best internet content!!

    antoine mortierantoine mortier29 days ago
  • San Diego viewer here, the test drive is literally a few blocks from my house!

    Víctor MataVíctor Mata29 days ago
  • “ silhouette 👤 “ they gave it the right name! 😐

    Preston Cheap BT headphones test guyPreston Cheap BT headphones test guyMonth ago
  • I actually like this van for some odd reason.. 👍🏾🥴😐

    Preston Cheap BT headphones test guyPreston Cheap BT headphones test guyMonth ago
  • Looks like the car i drew in pictures when i was 5 😂

    Michaś BagietkaMichaś BagietkaMonth ago
  • quarantine day 6252735 i’m watching Doug Demuro relive the 90s

    Alexander King TickleAlexander King TickleMonth ago
  • I had one. Hit a cow going 60. Stopped the van dead in it's tracks. Smashed the window and frame, and all along the driver side. It didn't even stall out. Drove my cow shit and blood covered van back home with pieces of windshield plinging off piece by piece. Even though it was totaled still ran excellent. It was a good car. Cow didn't make it though 🐄😖

    Angela SmithAngela SmithMonth ago
  • My uncle now dead used to drive Oldsmobiles and later Cadillacs.

    Badass BeaverBadass BeaverMonth ago
  • Wow

    Uno VlogsUno VlogsMonth ago
  • Beauty is relative and I think this is stunning 😎

    Michael CaldwellMichael CaldwellMonth ago
  • My dads 5 year old Peugeot partner has these vent style windows I don't like them

    Henry StemmeHenry StemmeMonth ago
  • Looks like better aero than a mustang tho

    Hardhitter1738 Hardhitter1738Hardhitter1738 Hardhitter1738Month ago
  • The economics book Freakonomics explains the reason we don't have built in child seats is due to collusion between the federal government, testing labs, and child seat manufacturers. No incentive to change the current process until the cycle is broken. Big-Kid-Seat strikes again..

    GoogleModeratorGoogleModeratorMonth ago
  • These were everywhere in the 90's lol

    Brown JEEZUSBrown JEEZUSMonth ago
  • This is how kids draw a car Lol

    ISAAC III LachicaISAAC III LachicaMonth ago
  • I always wanted a Silhouette as a kid. I've grown up a bit, now I'm an Alero person. I hope the Alero is slightly better.

    Xander TXander TMonth ago
  • That thing was burning oil pretty bad every time you accelerated.

    1018 Video1018 VideoMonth ago
  • The 1984 Toyota previa hat the sloapy front end before the silhouette

    Johnny SalazarJohnny SalazarMonth ago
  • God, for some reason I loved these as a kid 🤦‍♂️😆

    D KD KMonth ago
  • 12:45 many (european) vans have these. Renault Espace, Citroen Picasso, to name some

    RΛINDΛNCERΛINDΛNCEMonth ago
  • What about the built in air pump in the back?

    Honest Ontario ReveiwsHonest Ontario ReveiwsMonth ago
  • My parents had one of these bad girls! Luxury is an understatement.

    Michael SuttonMichael SuttonMonth ago
  • Life is too short to be working for someone else's dream. Be a billionaire of your own. If you want to go big, stop thinking small. successful people are not people who never fail, but people who never quit. If you want to be a billionaire, then think like one, act like one, and live like one because there’s no other greater joy than having financial freedom and a life free of debts, All thanks to Mr carlos cause he made me who I am today through forex trade. He has helped me a lot with his trading strategies which helps me to earn $12,550 weekly with an initial investment of $1,000. I really appreciate it and can't help but let others know about it. it is so suitable anyone can trade from anywhere and anythime, reach out to Mr carlos on IG @carlos_1uptrades. his indeed a God Sent.

    Charlotte BinghamCharlotte BinghamMonth ago
  • And what's with the circles and all the back of the seats is it just like a design thing

    Zen4real fight manZen4real fight manMonth ago
  • They couldn't figure out folds flat seats in vans but yet they figured it out in SUV's 1995 Chevy Tahoe with fold flat seats

    Zen4real fight manZen4real fight manMonth ago
  • What people misunderstand is that yes airbag saved people but they also kill people that is why I always get annoyed when I see tiny cars with a craps on the airbags I'm like yeah I'm never getting in that car ever I don't feel like getting squished by 8 airbags all at once I will happily stick to my 1995 Chevy Tahoe which constantly brags about its loan airbag

    Zen4real fight manZen4real fight manMonth ago
  • When this car first came out it had about the same power as my 99 Chevy Cavalier

    Zen4real fight manZen4real fight manMonth ago
  • Who else is thinks of the movie get shorty?

    john jensenjohn jensenMonth ago
  • olds and pontiac were my favorites got my licence and they discontinued both

    Marcus MunnMarcus MunnMonth ago
  • Atleast in europe ive seen the child seat thing in quite a few cars like most volvos have them

    pepetheheppepepetheheppeMonth ago
  • This would be a nice van if it didn’t look like a vacuum

    Brady MullerBrady MullerMonth ago
  • When he opened the door I could smell the interior

    Alan Van AschAlan Van AschMonth ago
  • Doug is just as cheesy as infomercial hosts. When his car review career tanks, there’s always oxy clean or my pillow. Or the new flex seal infomercial host.

    J StJ StMonth ago
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