The Buick Grand National Is the Ultimate 1980s Muscle Car

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The Buick Grand National is the ultimate 1980s muscle car. Today I'm reviewing the Grand National to show you why the Buick Grand National is special -- and I'm driving the Grand National, and I'm taking you on a tour of the Grand National's quirks and features.
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  • Fisher was a division of GM until the mid 80's. All GM cars at one time had this logo.

    M ChasM Chas28 dakika önce
  • Manufacturers need to start making cars super simple and mechanical again. Watching this turned into a massive nostalgia trip for me. Absolutely love and miss terribly the simplicity of cars and how easy everything was back then. Always had a milk crate with basic tools bungie tied in the trunk of my 79 Pontiac Bonneville coupe and I could fix or replace anything that ever happened to stop working on most cars and it would maybe take half an hour to an hour tops. God I miss the old days.

    Domino52oDomino52o11 saatler önce
  • Doug the type of guy to not only take his date to a movie 🎥 but also bring her parents and maybe his! And give the outing a Doug score afterwards! Because why not 😂

    MRbossman1982MRbossman198222 saatler önce
  • I bet when Dougs girl ask him how she looks he says "suttle"

    CanAmRydrCanAmRydrGün önce
  • I had an 87 Olds Cutlass which was just about the same body as the Grand National and the Regal. It had a 305 V8 that wasn't massive in power but it was powerfully smooth. It was by far the most comfortable car I ever owned.

    Global AtheistGlobal AtheistGün önce
  • Hasn't Doug realized by now that cars go from square to round to square to round to square... over and over for over 100 years... get back to your Prius bro.

    RichRichGün önce
  • Spotted 22:03

    PlankyPlankyGün önce
  • They weren't ALL black. They made white ones as well.

    Gary ColyerGary Colyer2 gün önce
  • Stop overplaying the third brake light. You are so annoying sometimes

    John HealyJohn Healy2 gün önce
  • Not gonna mention the swiss cheese frame

    Michael MackMichael Mack2 gün önce
  • Why don't you review the GNX??????

    Paul GiulekasPaul Giulekas2 gün önce
  • FFS, learn some automotive history... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisher_Body

    TheRedneckAtheistTheRedneckAtheist3 gün önce
  • need someone with more knowledge of old cars, watching someone lose their mind over the old cable mirror controls is laughable. You were able to pin the speedometer in most of that era's cars... did your parents not own a freaking car?

    ampmampm5 gün önce
  • Doug love your videos but remember not all grand nationals were black the 82s were available in different colors (even though you could hardly consider an 82 a true GN). 84 was the start of the vader black standard.

    jjulianx1jjulianx17 gün önce
  • Those cars are “mint” as they used to say back then ... I always wanted one !!!!

    giggiegiggie7 gün önce
  • Doug is that guy to find coin-slvts in the lovebox.

    mbmb7 gün önce
  • How far is it possible to jump with this Turbo Boost Indicator? Allowed to use while parking? Did you heared mystery voices while you filmed?

    mbmb7 gün önce
  • Doug is that guy to get his coins holding the coinholder, because Doug is the "Chuck Norris" of cars.

    mbmb7 gün önce
  • The plasticky, cheapness of a GM interior is unmistakable. Just the distant memory of what those switches, and, buttons feel like, makes me cringe!

    Anon NymousAnon Nymous8 gün önce
  • he did not even spool it up

    robert martinrobert martin8 gün önce
  • still better than any gm made today you can buy a lower mile GN now for what a new 2020 lower end cost and drive it daily and have fun and not drive a shit box that get 40 miles a gallon and shuts off at every stop

    robert martinrobert martin8 gün önce
  • lol Doug the super Douch

    robert martinrobert martin8 gün önce
  • To me, this car has identical exterior with Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

    Ivaylo IvanovIvaylo Ivanov8 gün önce
  • Really, Doug??? Surprising that its that quick??? For that AGE????? OMG!!!!!! My '02 Regal GS with the supercharged 3.8 is still impressive in the day of 300hp Hondas, and it has 250k miles. I can smoke the tires so awesomely that non-car people are impressed. And I can take twisties with ease with the Gran Touring suspension. I love my car, and I am almost offended by your knocking of the forced-induction 3.8 Buick Regals. Turbocharged and Supercharged 3.8 Buicks are EXCELLENT sleepers!!!

    Justin StewartJustin Stewart9 gün önce
  • I can't believe they recommended oil changes at 7500 miles. They probably say it's "extremely important" because it's already 3500 miles overdue.

    GregoryGregory9 gün önce
  • The condition of the interior of this car is amazing.

    skeeter197140skeeter1971409 gün önce
  • I had an '81 Grand Prix. Took the trim off the outside door panels....never realized (or wanted to admit) how much I wanted it to be a Grand National til now.

    skeeter197140skeeter1971409 gün önce
  • 10,001st comment. Cool

    EmgeeEmgee9 gün önce
  • my dad has one gets 707 hp

    masonmason10 gün önce
  • Great video, as usual. Likely already posted in the 10k + comments, but... (Doug, you’re 15 years too young) Wiki- On September 1, 1979 in a regulation that also regulated speedometer and odometer accuracy, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) required speedometers to have special emphasis on the number 55 and a maximum speed of 85mph (140km/h).

    C BakerC Baker12 gün önce
  • I like big mirrors, for the bicyclists.

    Seraph909Seraph90912 gün önce
  • Did you see that Elcamino at 22:00 ?

    Gerberth L.Gerberth L.13 gün önce
  • Muscle car with drum brakes, only in american POS cars. I think Audi shipped their last drumbrakes to US in the early 80s haha....

    Stig PetersenStig Petersen13 gün önce
    • Obssesed

      oussema trabelsioussema trabelsi9 gün önce
  • What made this car so great was how easy it was to change a chip and completely change the tune.

    Troy WTroy W13 gün önce
  • 22:01 Sweet El Camino!

    Ryan GarciaRyan Garcia14 gün önce
  • ❤️it! from Pakistan.

    Sultan Mehmood GhaznaviSultan Mehmood Ghaznavi15 gün önce
  • My favorite car

    John HowardJohn Howard15 gün önce
  • I bet Doug eats humus

    steven msteven m15 gün önce
  • Only Doug can say the word "quirkfest" and every one knows what he's talking about.

    tizodd6tizodd615 gün önce
  • I had an 87 T-Type, which is virtually the same car with different badging. And it came in colors besides black. Lots of fun, except when it snowed.

    David HansenDavid Hansen16 gün önce
  • Fun car back in the 90’s

    ThefatItalian66 XThefatItalian66 X16 gün önce
  • Wasn't it Chevy that told Pontiac to stop making Firebirds because they were too good and making Corvettes look bad?

    UltimateEnd0UltimateEnd017 gün önce
  • My sister had a Grand National in 1988

    Kenneth MacKenzieKenneth MacKenzie17 gün önce
  • It's so damned beautiful. 'Nuff said.

    Brian SandsBrian Sands17 gün önce
  • This guy is my car loving spirit animal and my hero. Lol

    Shooter BrownShooter Brown18 gün önce
  • "When Freddy Mercury had a Tudor watch and watched porn on VHS all night, horrible monster..." 🗨😉🌡🕦🐱🐕🛡🔧♨️🏺💊🛒🦇

    Dystar 924Dystar 92418 gün önce
  • Did you know they actually put the engine in the 1989 Pontiac Trans Am turbo

    Alex 1 gamingAlex 1 gaming18 gün önce
  • GM did make some badass cars in those days but the interiors all looked like the inside of grandma cars

    knelson2756knelson275619 gün önce
  • Doug - square / round shapes go in cycles. Square will come back in eventually, and it already is with many lines we see in cars now. BTW, i would trade my fully restored 1989 C4 (white/grey int) for this Grand national in a second.

    CVCV19 gün önce
  • This clown again.

    Melissa Carter PresleyMelissa Carter Presley19 gün önce
  • Love the g-body,I Will roll my Cutlass till the end

    Noone NowhereNoone Nowhere20 gün önce
  • Italian subs please 🙏🏻 Or English, at least

    screenfixerscreenfixer20 gün önce
    • @screenfixer they are flawless

      Oliver VeselyOliver Vesely20 gün önce
    • @Oliver Vesely ok, but, generati automaticamente

      screenfixerscreenfixer20 gün önce
    • There are english subtitles

      Oliver VeselyOliver Vesely20 gün önce
  • Missed the spring loaded front grill, its the biggest quirk .

    Magellanic CosmosMagellanic Cosmos21 gün önce
  • >Performance car >Is slower than my Volvo stationwagon Nice

    Ayiana ShawAyiana Shaw21 gün önce
  • 100% hood car now...I want one

    jmh4gggjmh4ggg21 gün önce
  • I get a kick out of watching him review older cars, he is so clueless. :)

    BuddhaAtheist29BuddhaAtheist2921 gün önce
  • Doug gets a Doug score of 2

    BillyBilly21 gün önce
  • Doug still has his foreskin.

    Robert DelehantyRobert Delehanty21 gün önce
  • I remember reading a review about this in one of the car magazines back in 1987. The reviewer said something like "the car to buy if you're Darth Vader."

    Brian ZimmermanBrian Zimmerman21 gün önce
  • It's a really nice car but it is what is. Don't get the hype and people paying ridiculous amounts for something that's not really that hard to build or whatever.

    Chris WatersChris Waters22 gün önce
  • This car stopped everyone in their tracks! I like how it only came in 3 colors. Black.. Black and Black!

    Lino AndradeLino Andrade22 gün önce
  • 342 gears in the rear axel ratio differential

    erich84502ifyerich84502ify22 gün önce
  • Wow I can't believe you didn't even touch on the Buick Regal T-type the true predecessor. You really let me down.

    Zed ordaZed orda22 gün önce
    • Zed orda My dad owned one. Really cool.

      Evan DemareeEvan Demaree19 gün önce
  • That's not the air intake. It's the air scoop for the intercooler. You show very clearly the uncovered air filter. There is a cold air intake box you can get that vents air in from a replacement lower chin spoiler but this car does not have it.

    Brian JacobsonBrian Jacobson22 gün önce
  • Funny Doug you sound like Jay Leno

    kevin oliveirakevin oliveira22 gün önce
  • I remember when cars and vans had slots for change. My mothers 1988 Dodge Caravan had one only you would push down on the slot to insert or remove change. This is a very cool car.

    PearlJammer07PearlJammer0722 gün önce
  • These had an option for a digital dash

    Preston HarrisPreston Harris22 gün önce
  • Doug's the type of guy that misses the dope white El Camino to his left at the light.

    Brian BertrandBrian Bertrand22 gün önce
  • That's called a spid label and it's not always in the trunk. Doug is the type of guy that is GM illiterate.

    Brian BertrandBrian Bertrand22 gün önce
  • My youngest brother had one of these and he put the Canadian chip in it. He would have 3 friends inside and he would have it pegged on the speedo. The only thing that could pass him was the latest Z28 with a V8.

    Bob HullBob Hull23 gün önce
The Buick Grand National Is the Ultimate 1980s Muscle Car