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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  • 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.

    • I wish there were cars like this in Forza Horizon 4.......

    • Doug DeMuro you would like that soccer mom mini van lol but you down every nice vehicle smh you’re a strange guy lol

    • Doug I would love a review of the DeTomaso Pantera

    • 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

    • Doug DeMuro make a video about jeep renegade please.

  • good video

  • Omg my family had this car and all the things he said were soo true. The car door noise and hitting my head in the door

  • Reliability poor?????? Damn thing is still working well!!!

  • First ten seconds -“ its also ugly-“ XD

  • Looks like it burns a lot of oil lol

  • Looks like a boat on wheels

  • Maybe start driving some more ‘any man’ cars. You sound like an elitist. Every single ‘quirk and oddity’ you pointed out are on modern cars. Unopenable wing windows in front are common still. Sloped windshield? Yup. Buttons to open sliding doors? Yup. Windows in back that only open a slit to allow in air? Every van ever. Window in back that doesn’t open? Vans, SUVs, hatchbacks. Engine that goes under the body mostly? Vans, today... walk around cars that don’t cost Over $100,000 and you won’t sound like an ass

  • Love the cloud of smoke at 21:06

  • "Bad styling, weak power train, poor quality, I like it because its quirky and it's weird and its rare" funny, those are all the reasons I like doug, maybe he's onto something.

  • Doug the type of guy to conceive his kids in the back of an Oldsmobile Silhouette

  • I think the aircond vents behind the driver's head isn't a blower fan, but a suction vent for the rear seat blower fans, that is why the rear seat controls only has fan speeds but not temperatures.

  • That sound is the relay latching the door. It's intentional, but it's not there as a warning. If you watch the door, your fingers would have already been pinched since the door's at its latching point already.

  • A 2nd gen Prius has the front triangle windows

  • And the design was a concept from the famous artist Syd Mead who was responsible for all the like designs of the ara

  • When you run out of super cars but still want to upload a video because loving your work :) But seriously... if you put some nice rims under it and paint it matte black with tinted windows and "pimp" it a bit you could make a awesome futuristic looking back to the 80's style mini van and put it in movies or something like a special forces car.


  • Nothing will beat the Fiat Multipla xD You should review it

  • Elon will buy that and make it a cybervan..

  • so, no mention of why tf are them 3 seat in the back all different shape and material?

  • I think the missing airbag is embarassing, but what about the headrests on the backseats? Are those suicideseats? I don‘t understand why nobody likes to buy US cars outside the US 😅😅

  • They could have added pop up lights.... But no... They had to make it boring....

  • Had a Chevy Venture with that same motor. Two, yes two head on accidents, driving it through water so high it stalled and wouldn't turn over for days AND running it at Bradenton Motorsports dragway here in FL, (17.89 at 89mph btw) that van was a BEAST... Would smoke the tires through first and run down a 4.6 F150...

  • It's the Cadillac of minivans

  • Rare? I saw these piles of hot steaming poop all over the place.

  • "I borrowed this vehicle from a viewer here in San Diego who has a number of 1980's and 1990's General Motors vehicles." Sounds like someone's planning on starting a demolition derby.

  • Reminds me of the micro machine city toy

  • We always want one of those on the 90's but just had an oldsmobile cutlass 😪

  • My family rented one of these in 1991 for a trip to Alabama. My then 9-year old self thought it was rather advanced. My now 38 year-old self sees this poor vehicle as something that didn't deserve to have the Oldsmobile name.

  • I don't know what you're talking about. This is the Cadillac of minivans.

  • That same noise was in another van... I think it was a Pontiac van but newer than this one.

  • That door closing noise came straight out of my childhood.

  • They actually kept that door closing warning noise until sometime in the early 2000s. A friends family had a later model silhouette and it sounded exactly the same.

  • Come to southern minnesota. Every trailer park or small town has at least 5 of them still on the road.

  • Very futuristic design and modern technology but why cheaply built 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • I would have loved to watch this review but he. is. just.annoying.. his voice his mannerisms his vernacular ugh.😒😞 hopefully Hoovies garage will do a review.

  • The 90's was a terrible decade for vehicle design in lots of manufacturers.

  • It looks like a car you would draw in pre-k

  • Renault Espace is older

  • 12:45 Doug: no other car has these Suzuki sx4 Doug. Why doesn't AMtorrent give me 1.6 million a year?

  • Doug: No one is doing a built in child seat and I don't know why Dead babies up in heaven:

  • Good ole GM putting the child seat in the most vulnerable position .

  • That no parking sign tho, didn’t park here

  • That overhead compartment with the strap was to hold CDs... strap is pretty stretched out now though

  • The door close noise reminds me of prog music. I like it.

  • My wife have had 2 , a 94 and a 96 . Our 96 had 270,000 on it when the frame failed up by the passenger side by under the radiator. I foolishly continued to drive it until the steering column separated from the rack and pinion . Praising GOD for his mercy it happened in a turn at 2 miles in hour to the left . We live in Ohio , the salt kills the unibody frames. Note to owners , if your sliding door stops working because you bumped it . disconnect the positive terminal waite 10 minutes and reconnect. We still have our 96 it has only 135,000 however the frame is going. They have been a great for us! \

  • I knew a few people who had these hideous Vans when I was growing up. My family only bought Chrysler minivans growing up and ai thought they were so much nicer.

  • YEs! More old and ugly cars Doug!! Lol

  • GM made so many cars that totally disappeared from the roads almost as soon as production of them stopped. It is amazing this van did not dissolve like cotton candy in the rain like the rest of their failures.

  • The body panels were plastic, and adhesived to a space frame... similar to the Pontiac Fiero. The Dustbuster had HORRENDOUSLY BAD NHTSA crash ratings. It folded and deformed like a beer can.....

  • It's so ugly it gives me the creeps..

  • I don't think it looks that bad. Then again I appreciate the styling of the Fiat Multipla.

  • That’s a lumina van

  • Tesla: the cyber truck design has never been done before!!! Oldsmobile silhouette: Am I a joke to you?

  • I remember the Olds Silhouette well for the reason that you could not buy one in Canada.

  • I learned to drive on a 1993 Pontiac transport.

  • Legend said Oldsmobile Silhouette designed was built with Doug in mind.

  • If the front doors had frameless windows... they would still be making this car!

  • We used to have tons of these around, especially the Chevy and Pontiac versions. Eventually replaced by the Venture and Montana, then Chevy Uplander. My Uplander has 200 hp 3.9 V6. Pretty good car for 12 years old. Well equipped but doesn't have that power sliding door! Our first Chevy Venture had the built in kiddy seat. Super convenient!

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