The Buick Grand National Is the Ultimate 1980s Muscle Car

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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  • As somebody who grew up on the the Illinois/Iowa border in the 90' was cool to see the radio station thing in the manual....

    drgonzodrgonzo13 saatler önce
  • This car was featured in Out For Justice with Steven Seagal

    Ralphie LeonardRalphie Leonard22 saatler önce
  • that car can go way too fast in need for speed payback lmao

    WhaccWhaccGün önce
  • Original A.C. Delco stereo deck. Pretty cool to see one of these .

    G LG LGün önce
  • My car has those GM belt buckles. I have a 1995 Oldsmobile cutlass. Also Doug the type of guy to want cold air blowing on his groin

    Dylan petrovicDylan petrovicGün önce
  • Remember gta

    Chirag NAAGARChirag NAAGAR2 gün önce
  • I find it hilarious that my ford thunderbird of that era had that exact same dome light. That doesn't happen nowadays a ford and chevy (er I mean buick) with the same part

    Crypto KingCrypto King2 gün önce
  • I was in a stolen one long time ago, it was fast!

    It's HugeIt's Huge2 gün önce
  • If they made a car that could beat a Lamborghini today it would break before it left the factory in China.

    Random projects USARandom projects USA2 gün önce
  • I've had three of these beauties the fastest one I had was a 1987 Regal T type with 400 horsepower to the wheels I put a te44 turbo on it and a front mount intercooler with a bunch of other upgrades the only problem I had with it is my mass flow air sensor used to go out like once every two months lol on the streets these things were Untouchable in the early 2000s the Camaro SS was the only car that gave me problems and the Trans Am WS6 when they where new! Of course two out of three of them got stolen but I'll get another one one day

    ky maloneky malone2 gün önce
  • It looks like it just left the showroom, and it sounds awesome!

    W.M. Aslam - AuthorW.M. Aslam - Author3 gün önce
  • Yeah I raced my 2003 Mercury Marauder against a Grand National and it ate my ass up 😎👍🏾

    DAFATBOY2016DAFATBOY20164 gün önce
    • Spinning Back-Kick Nothing against it, just saying it’s not a particularly fast car

      Random projects USARandom projects USA2 gün önce
    • @Random projects USA hi Marauder may become a collectible.

      Spinning Back-KickSpinning Back-Kick2 gün önce
    • DAFATBOY2016 you raced your crown Victoria against a muscle car

      Random projects USARandom projects USA2 gün önce
  • I wish i had it

    jd 8430jd 84304 gün önce
  • Orange spark plug wires are just awful on this car, keep it original!

    Clark GriswoldClark Griswold4 gün önce
  • Typical us car. Only straight course. In turns...end of story. Get beat by a skateboard. Also an ugly one.

    Georgios N. TelasGeorgios N. Telas5 gün önce
  • Doug the type of guy to say thanks after sex.

    Walter WhiteWalter White5 gün önce
  • We need a 81 turbo trans am or a gta trans am review

    Jungle_CSJungle_CS5 gün önce
    • Jungle_CS the Pontiac 305s we’re complete junk and the turbo trans am had a National motor in 87

      Brandon KivariBrandon Kivari2 gün önce
  • I remember when the grand national first came out. It has been my chaser car ever since. Damn I love that car.

    marks manmarks man5 gün önce
  • Chick Hicks

    Ryan WattRyan Watt6 gün önce

    Dashoo2Dashoo26 gün önce
  • This guy is not very knowledgeable about cars period.

    Maj WorMaj Wor6 gün önce
    • Maj Wor how so?

      Drew JacksonDrew Jackson6 gün önce
  • 89 turbo trans am was faster than Buick grand national. It was same motor but Pontiac got more out of it.

    MotorheadmikeMotorheadmike6 gün önce
  • Doug do your research when describing the pre set buttons on the radio. If you depress both buttons at the same time you have an extra radio station pre set. You can do that with buttons one and two, two and three, and three and four. So rather than like you stated four radio pre sets you actually have seven. All these GM radios will function like that.

    Jerome BrottonJerome Brotton7 gün önce
  • Butt ugly Buick Regal..... grandmas car

    Todd bobTodd bob7 gün önce
    • A bad ass grandma.Lol

      Norman GuzmanNorman Guzman6 gün önce
  • Were they all black? Definitely the most common color. OK. Jumped the gun. "Body by Fisher." Fisher was a division of GM. Faster than the Corvette of the same era. How many cars peg the speedometer? And so much?

    stevenhs8821stevenhs88217 gün önce
  • Love that 80's and 90's interior, very similar to my 1994 XJ!

    Proxima TopProxima Top7 gün önce
  • Yes, my 87 Mustang GT speedometer only went to 85 mph. Buried the needle many times! I believe they lifted that federal law started in 88.

    David WeisDavid Weis7 gün önce
  • 0:21 hilarious truth

    stillphilstillphil7 gün önce
  • Doug, Doug, Doug... I love your videos, but PLEASE do just an ounce of research to keep everyone from going nuts. It may surprise you to learn this, but TRvision's parent company, "Google", makes a thing called a "search engine" that is quite handy in situations like this. Here's how it works: if you don't know something, you can type the name of the thing into a little box and then a minute later you'll know it. Kind of like how Trinity learned how to fly a helicopter in The Matrix, but you need to read a little for it to work. So anyway, EVERY car guy over a certain age knows what "Body by Fisher" is. And so does "Google", by way of "Wikipedia", a popular online reference site: "Fisher Body was an automobile coachbuilder founded by the Fisher brothers in 1908 in Detroit, Michigan. It had been a division of General Motors for many years... The name and its iconic "Body by Fisher" logo were well known to the public [*ahem*], as General Motors vehicles displayed a "Body by Fisher" emblem on their door sill plates until the mid-1990s." Seriously. 30 seconds on your phone will save you from countless people complaining.

    Brian AsheBrian Ashe7 gün önce
  • Doug is the type of guy to irritate me so bad with his misinformation that I have to use my wife's TRvision account to make the following comment: 6.7 seconds? Where is this number from? 2/10 in acceleration? You call the GMC Typhoon fast, but this is slow? The Buick GN's main strength was its acceleration. Here are facts: -On April 1986, Car and Driver clocked the 1986 Buick Grand National at 4.9 seconds from 0-60mph. The 1/4 mile was tested at 13.9 seconds at 98mph. It was a cool spring, so the car performed exceptionally well. -On June 1987, Road and Track stated the following "Less than 6.0 seconds after you mashed the throttle, you will be going 60mph. If you're on a drag strip and keep your foot down, come 14.0 sec you'll have covered the quarter mile and be traveling 105mph.... And that was a gentle run." Note the words "gentle run." This test was on a hot summer day. -The GNX had mild modifications by ASC McLaren. A new turbo with ceramic compressor wheel, mildly ported heads, an upgraded intercooler, updated ROM chip, and revised suspension. Boost was only 1PSI higher in first and second gear. So with these mild modifications, a GN goes from 6.7 seconds to world supercar beater in 0-60? -The 1989 Turbo Trans Am was one of the fastest factory Trans Ams ever. This was a mildly modified GN engine. On June 1989, Car and Driver clocked the 1989 Turbo Trans Am at 4.6 seconds from 0-60mph. Not until a decade later, the factory LS1 Trans Ams finally got to that level of performance. -The TH200-4R was an exceptional automatic transmission; boost was never lost. If you tested the this example of the GN yourself, then two things are happening: 1. You clearly do not know how to launch the car. Brake boost to 1600rpm and release. 2. The car is in dire need of new valve springs in the heads, so the boosted air actually enters the intake valve of each cylinder. This is a commonly neglected maintenance issue. Now I am off to being an old guy without a TRvision account.

    • This is like the old version of my console is better than yours

      Nicholas SeamansNicholas Seamans6 gün önce
  • No headrest? ... Did you pull up on those things behind your neck that you noted the logo stitched on? They tended to extend on most cars like that.

    egmccannegmccann7 gün önce
  • You know what else would save money? Don't put any badge on the seat belts.

    Cloud Of TimeCloud Of Time7 gün önce
  • this guy needs to review old cars like they need to be he keeps comparing it to new age bullshit

    Jorge SuarezJorge Suarez8 gün önce
  • This was the best fast and furious car ever though..

    lucas _lucas _8 gün önce
  • 0-60 is actually 4.9 sec. It is quick. If you took off from a stop throttle braking first, you'd feel that... spinning its tires into 2nd gear. The best part of these is you could get them to 750hp with bolt-ons... and it was reliable. Ask me how I know. I had 4 of these Turbo Buicks and the last one got into the mid 10's @ 135 on street tires. And the engine was just as quiet. God's hand shoving you in the back.

    Eric BraunEric Braun8 gün önce
  • Awesome awesome awesome 👏🏾!!!!!!! Good job Doug !!!!!!

    Rudeboy EmRudeboy Em8 gün önce
  • how about stop worrying about over pronouncing words and go through a few years at full throttle before saying how it performs , just saying , IV seen it with quite a few and then some that suck are said to be fast ? Stop being scared big guy .

    nick Canovanick Canova8 gün önce
  • It's always surprising how many people don't know the reason behind the 85 MPH speedo. That was a federal law at the time. Also you can tell Doug doesnt drive old cars often because the position of the manual mirrors is extremely typical. Its uncommon for any car with manual mirrors of that era to have the. In a different spot. Even my 89 Maserati had them that way.

    Patrick HartgePatrick Hartge8 gün önce
    • @Captain Obvious Yah, obviously

      Patrick HartgePatrick Hartge7 gün önce
    • It was so you couldn’t travel in time.

      Captain ObviousCaptain Obvious7 gün önce
  • you can have it in any color you like as long as it's black oh wait.... that was Ford...........

    Jack LarsonJack Larson8 gün önce
  • so ugly

    jim poeschmannjim poeschmann8 gün önce
  • the grand national is so underrated ;-;

    NeInE 670NeInE 6709 gün önce
  • At 14:53 on the left-hand side of the screen, it shows 95.7 WWMJ (Maine), which was my favorite radio station when I was a kid. I started listening to it in 1987 when I was 12, and when the Grand National in this video was brand new. It was an "oldies" station ('50s and '60 rock and roll) with an awesome DJ by the name of "Mighty" John Marshall. He brought his own stack of records to work with him each night, so the song selections during his shift were far wider than when he wasn't working. I used to listen every night when he was working, with a blank tape in my boombox ready to record songs I liked. Around the same time, I started hanging out with Tom, who was in my 6th grade class. He was into cars and thought the Grand National was awesome. There was one that drove around town and whenever we saw it he made a big fuss over it. I didn't see the appeal. It had a typical boxy '80s family car body style. I understood that it was fast, but it was still boring looking. Tom and I agreed on most things, i.e., we both liked '60s and early '70s muscle cars and pony cars, plus Corvettes and exotic sports cars from companies such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche, but he was never able to convince me that the Grand National was cool. Any car can be made to go fast, but it takes exceptional talent to design a good-looking body style, and nothing GM made in the late '80s looked good (the C4 Corvette was their best looking car, but it was a downgrade from the C2 and C3; the third-generation Camaros and Firebirds looked okay, but they were downgrades from first- and second-generation). Nothing Ford or Chrysler made in the late '80s looked good either. For that matter, no car manufacturer on Earth has designed a really good-looking car since the 1970s.

    MaximRecoilMaximRecoil9 gün önce
  • GM engineers from the 80's probably would have gotten aneurysms if there was a Doug DeMuro reviewing this Grand National pointing out all the quifks of this car.

    blaakroseblaakrose9 gün önce
  • You guys dont know Jack, LOl you watch fast and furious or listen to your uncles bulshit stories, the Gran national was quick but the 89 trans am turbo was quicker, and top speed all the trans ams with 305 tpi or 350s were faster as far as hitting top end , the grand national was good for maybe 115, it just got theyre quicker then most but a vette was good for 145 the same for the iroc z and the trans ams, you little school kids need schooled on the facts, and then probably none of you ever heard of the firehawk firebird, LOl 375 factory horsepower with a race suspension, LOl, when you kiddies get educated on the facts talk to Me.

    CC RyderCC Ryder9 gün önce
  • It really isnt, the 89 turbo trans am was faster and it handled, granted it was the same motor as the gran national and a low production car, never the less it was faster.

    CC RyderCC Ryder9 gün önce
    • Different heads to make it fit between the TA's front fender wells. They gave it a few hp more... like 250 or something.

      Eric BraunEric Braun8 gün önce
  • Do venome GT please

    Dilanka SaluwadanaDilanka Saluwadana9 gün önce
  • Have you tested a 1995 Thunderbird supercoupe yet?

    Wolfguard 1Wolfguard 19 gün önce
    • Love those cars

      Trevor BTrevor B7 gün önce
  • Doug, 'Litre' is also the Canadian spelling which is where these cars were built. They were built in Oshawa, Ontario Canada

    No NamesNo Names9 gün önce
  • Undeniably fast but hideous, capturing nearly everything wrong with 1980s American vehicle design.

    VideoAmericanStyleVideoAmericanStyle9 gün önce
    • @You Can't Unhear This The BMW E28 was okay looking and so was the Mercedes W126, though it was introduced in '79 so it doesn't count as being designed in the '80s or later. The E29 was almost exactly the same body style as the E12, introduced in 1972, so it doesn't really count either. For that matter, the Mercedes W126 was almost the same body style as the W116, which was also introduced in 1972, which even further removes it from the 1980s. Second-generation Mazda RX-7s were okay looking but looked like a cheap knockoff of a Porsche 924 (or 928, 944, or 968), which was a mid-1970s body style. Third-generation RX-7s (introduced in 1992) were ugly as homemade shoes. They had that horrible melted look which was typical of 1990s body styles, and which was even worse than the boxy '80s body styles. The original Lexus (LS400) was a boring design, and not long after it was introduced, the Camry was restyled to look very similar to it. Me saying that _every_ body style designed in the '80s or later was ugly, was a bit of hyperbole. There were a lot of _okay_ looking body styles that were designed in the '80s, but as you get into the 1990s, it's harder for me to find ones that were even okay looking, and the 2000s and 2010s model years were even worse. I expect the 2020s to continue the downward spiral.

      MaximRecoilMaximRecoil9 gün önce
    • MaximRecoil I’d argue that the Europeans were on top of their game in the 80s and 90s (BMW e28, Mercedes W126, etc), and the Japanese in the early 90s (Lexus LS, Mazda RX7, etc). But the US? Anything after the fuel crisis was just pathetic.

      You Can't Unhear ThisYou Can't Unhear This9 gün önce
    • _Every_ car designed in the '80s or later is ugly. That doesn't include cars whose body styles were still being manufactured in the '80s but were designed earlier, such as the Ferrari 308 (introduced in 1975), Porsche 911 (introduced in 1963), etc.

      MaximRecoilMaximRecoil9 gün önce
  • The Front is 15 feet and the back is 15 feet...

    omer salmanomer salman9 gün önce
  • 1980 Buick Grand National has power seats but 2015 Mini Cooper Countryman does not. LMAO

    Abbi RavindhranAbbi Ravindhran10 gün önce
  • Please do a 1987-88 Monte Carlo SS.

    ImaginethImagineth10 gün önce
  • And then the 90’s came and made Buick an old man car.

    Marney OlsonMarney Olson10 gün önce
  • That's lieutenant right and lieutenant left for you.

    watmanwatman10 gün önce
  • 18:52, screen shot an image of the engine. Please tell me, on the alternator, the hook set up that’s going on. What in the world is that for? Also zoom in on your screen shot, below that hook, is that a ratchet tie down connected to it?!? I know I know sounds crazy or ignorant of me not knowing more of the engines anatomy in this car......unless a motor mount was going and he used it as a temp fix for the video???🤔

    spparodispparodi10 gün önce
  • GNX is my favorite car of all time. Used to be porche's all the time with it.

    Jef ReyJef Rey11 gün önce
  • Potresti cercare un buon vecchio Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera con cui realizzare un video? Mia nonna ne aveva posseduta una prima che io nascessi e mi piacerebbe genuinamente sentir la tua opinione. Could you look for a good old Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera with which to make a video? My grandmother had owned one before I was born and would genuinely love to hear your opinion.

    iluvGlee98iluvGlee9811 gün önce
  • You didn’t realized it was fast until it was beating you.... haha good one

    ChuyoChuyo11 gün önce
  • You should do more cars Doug quirks and features of any car that you can review.

    Mitchell PritskerMitchell Pritsker11 gün önce
  • Damn its ugly. and the orange peel paint job is very fitting.

    kim Dierichsenkim Dierichsen11 gün önce
  • 85mph??? that's a shame.

    Aou CelloutusAou Celloutus11 gün önce
  • 7 out of 10 cool factor? >:(

    Yul Strokheet Al-WauchYul Strokheet Al-Wauch11 gün önce
  • Should have had a much higher score, at least 30.

    Darnell HendeasonDarnell Hendeason11 gün önce
  • Did he just say a car with a v6 was a muscle car......

    Quintin WrightQuintin Wright11 gün önce
  • Body by Fisher price 😂😂😂😂

    William R.William R.11 gün önce
  • Review that shit MANNNN 🤘🤘🤘🤘

    William R.William R.11 gün önce
  • "Quirkfest" 🤯........👍🏻

    Jason ColbyJason Colby11 gün önce
  • Imagine a square steering wheel 🤣

    wolftmfgwolftmfg12 gün önce
  • Hello! I am a Russian guy. Review the legend of the Japanese production TOYOTA MARK 2 jzx90 1jz-gte or Grand G jzx91

    Смирнов ЕгорСмирнов Егор12 gün önce
  • Does it come with Apple Carplay?

    Douglas BuckDouglas Buck12 gün önce
  • For being a “car guy” you’re super late to this car. Your “Dougscore” completely missed the mark too. The “cool factor” on the GN is astronomical, and when it comes to acceleration ... watch your own video. PS, what about the Monte Carlo SS?

    mdmbkrmdmbkr12 gün önce
  • 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).

    mdmbkrmdmbkr12 gün önce
  • In the 70's and '80s, the government federally mandated 85 mile per hour speedometers. You literally could not get one that read beyond 85mph. And if it did have hash marks beyond 85, there were no numbers.

    Frankie DeuceFrankie Deuce12 gün önce
  • cool factor should be 10/10

    Fentanyl funkFentanyl funk12 gün önce
  • You forgot to mention the Buick regal T type

    War N PeaceWar N Peace13 gün önce
  • doug is the kind of guy that grabs a mirror like its a titty. @ 5:22

    soloist78soloist7813 gün önce
  • Back when buttons were metal.

    brad hbrad h13 gün önce
  • I purchased my first Regal in 1980. It had a V8. In '85, I purchased a 3.8 liter turbo. Non inter-cooled, it was replaced three times. Of course you, Doug, were still enjoying crayons. Your vids are nothing more than redundant for those of us born in the early '50's.

    Carson LoweCarson Lowe14 gün önce
  • Does anybody else remember what it was like trying to put those GM seat belts on after the car had been sitting in the summer heat for a few hours?

    Traveler 1980Traveler 198014 gün önce
  • a ballas car in GTA SA

    cyfrezzel gamercyfrezzel gamer14 gün önce
  • pure love

    Martin AngelovMartin Angelov14 gün önce
  • Acceleration is a 2? Doug, did you watch your vid before scoring it?

    Max the MadvertiserMax the Madvertiser14 gün önce
    • Max the Madvertiser , these cars even to today’s standards are fast. Blessed to have one sitting in the Garage

      Paul SotoPaul Soto3 gün önce
    • Nathan Bower I’d still take the Grand National over any Viper or Ford GT

      Paul SotoPaul Soto3 gün önce
    • You have to think about the 4 speed transmission too. If it had more gears then it would probably be better

      Chase SantChase Sant6 gün önce
    • @Max the Madvertiser so have I. The standard grand national does 0-60 in around 5 seconds. His current grade scale has multiple super cars/sports cars. 5 seconds is family sedan territory compared to today's cars. They were incredible cars. They still are! But on a scale where a Viper or GT is getting a 8-9 on the acceleration scale, I'd say a 2 is fair for a buick GN

      Nathan BowerNathan Bower10 gün önce
    • @Nathan Bower I've been in one. It had great acceleration. Even the Regal and Monte Carlo had great acceleration.

      Max the MadvertiserMax the Madvertiser10 gün önce
  • Radial T/A? Could do alot better than those.... Unless of course owner is planning on driving it in the snow.

    Rock and RyeRock and Rye14 gün önce
  • "The Buick Grand National was faster than a Countach" Acceleration - Countach 6 out of 10 Grand National 2 out of 10 Seems legit

    P WP W14 gün önce
    • @Traveler 1980 Grand National 0-60 5.4 secs Countach 5.8 Grand national also wins a 1/4 mile race. What metrics would you use to compare acceleration? Grand national is a faster car in every metric except for maybe top speed since those old boats were governed at around 126 so you dont die. Regal suspension and frame were never meant to do more than 100.

      P WP W13 gün önce
    • Patrick W acceleration does not equal speed

      Traveler 1980Traveler 198014 gün önce
  • i bet dougs tongue is three times the size of a normal human ...

    Raymond FinkleRaymond Finkle14 gün önce
  • It was the fastest stock 1/4 mile car (American of the 80's). Faster than the Vett, in a straight line.

    thackertmthackertm14 gün önce
    • No it wasnt damn it, LOl the 89 trans am turbo was faster, you guys sure dont know your cars, you know the same trans am sam Kinison was killed,.And it wasnt faster then a vette down the highway once the vette caught it it was game over, top speed on those was arouind 115, a Iroc z would beat it for top speed.

      CC RyderCC Ryder9 gün önce
  • Dug that looking like a car in GTA San andreas its the car the bollers have in GTA

    Daniel LaurencinDaniel Laurencin14 gün önce
  • For several years, I think in the 80's the car that was considered the best in the car audio world was a Buick Grand National.

    Richard's World TravelerRichard's World Traveler14 gün önce
  • There was a federal rule in the 80's that cars could only have speedometers that went to 85mph. It, and the orange highlighted 55mph (national speed limit at the time) were devised as a fuel saving measure. The thinking being that people would drive slower if the speedometer only went to 85...??? Obviously this didn't work at all and was abandoned.

    OnTheRocksOnTheRocks14 gün önce
    • It worked more than people are willing to admit these days, though. Plus the overall downward pressure on speed from the national speed limit also helped (particularly on freeways) with dynamic loading of road surfaces and bridges, which helped stretch their lifespans a bit.

      Paul JohnsonPaul Johnson9 gün önce
  • Surely it deserved more than a 2 out of 10 for Acceleration?

    seasideWORKSHYseasideWORKSHY14 gün önce
    • Doug isn’t a car genius people.

      Captain ObviousCaptain Obvious7 gün önce
    • Matt Pritchard so what’s a car that does 0-60 in 8 seconds?! Just goes to show that the rating is “developed” by a moron.

      Robert PajkovskiRobert Pajkovski7 gün önce
    • The acceleration score is a fixed scale for 0-60 MPH times for all years, which favors today's 500+HP cars with AWD and launch control. Even the Ferraris and Lambos of the 70's and 80s get low scores. In the 80s it was a BIG deal to hit 6.0 seconds for a car's 0-60 time. Today we got a bunch that hit 60 in under 3 seconds. The Doug Score for Acceleration: Under 3.0 sec = 10 3.0 - 3.5 sec = 9 3.5 - 4.0 sec = 8 4.0 - 4.5 sec = 7 4.5 - 5.0 sec = 6 5.0 - 5.5 sec = 5 5.5 - 6.0 sec = 4 6.0 - 6.5 sec = 3 6.5 - 7.0 sec = 2 ( the GN was 6.7 ) Over 7.0 sec = 1

      Matt PritchardMatt Pritchard7 gün önce
    • Doug DeMoron

      Robert PajkovskiRobert Pajkovski14 gün önce
  • No one wants to see Muscle Car reviews. Posts a Grand National that has more views than a Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster, McLaren 720S Spyder, Koenigsegg CCX, Ferrari 488 Pista, Aston Martin DS Superleggara and many more (ties a lot of other exotic videos that have been up longer as well). But hey, no one wants to see Muscle Car videos. You’re underestimating your audience Doug, just like you’re overestimating them wanting to shell out the bucks for a signed photo.

    Jean FrescoJean Fresco15 gün önce
  • Acceleration 2 out of 10 @ 0 - 60 in 6 seconds in 1987 and even in today's times ? Utterly insulting !

    Michael C. GonsalvesMichael C. Gonsalves15 gün önce
    • This guys an idiot thou

      Trevor BTrevor B7 gün önce
    • @Nathan McDonald It was fast. I do not know where Doug is getting his numbers from. Even Road and Track stated that it did 0-60 in less than 6 seconds with a soft launch (June 1987 issue). Car and Driver tested it at 4.9 seconds in April of 1986. The poorest 0-60 test was Motor Trend in August 1987. It was a hot August day and the GN still did 0-60 in 6.1 seconds. These cars were not good handlers and had poor braking (rear drums), but acceleration was its forte. Doug is misinformed to say the least.

    • Doug is misinformed. Doug may look and act like he is 40-something, but he is only 30-years old if I am not mistaken. On the April 1986 issue of Car and Drive, the 1986 Buick Grand National was clocked in at 4.9 seconds 0-60mph. A variation of the same exact motor was used in the 1989 Turbo Trans Am. That car was clocked in at 4.6 seconds 0-60mph on the June 1989 issue of Car and Driver. The GNX was not a high performance version of the Grand National. It was more of the ultimate sign off to the Grand National. It only had a modified turbo with a ceramic compressor wheel, upgraded intercooler with higher fin pitch, ported heads, reprogrammed ROM chip, and a modified suspension. You cannot go from 0-60 in 6.7 seconds to a Lamborghini killer with those mild performance modifications. I had to use my wife's TRvision account because I do not have one. It takes a lot to "irk" me and Doug did it with his 2/10 in acceleration. I had to correct his misinformation.

    • 0-60 was actually a verified and repeatable 4.9 sec. It was quick!

      Eric BraunEric Braun8 gün önce
    • By todays standards 6 sec 0-60 is pretty standard, most fullsize pickups will do it faster now. I do agree that in 1987 though that was super impressive.

      Nathan McDonaldNathan McDonald14 gün önce
  • Dodge had the diplomat and Gm had the Gnx what did ford have? Thunderbird?

    The DopamineThe Dopamine15 gün önce
  • Cars like these remind me of Fargo

    cannabinizedcannabinized15 gün önce
  • ..critiques the th2004r for being lackluster...puts his foot into it and promptly snaps his

    Andre MalletAndre Mallet15 gün önce
  • The ultimate muscle car is a damn 1994 Toyota Supra bruh.... Japanesemsucle gaaaang

    Mark SMark S15 gün önce
    • Thats just a city car if it wasnt modified.

      Samsir AlamSamsir Alam15 gün önce
  • Who needs ventilated seats when you have a front blowing crotch cooler.

    DriveCFLDriveCFL15 gün önce
  • now we are talking

    Andrew DonohueAndrew Donohue15 gün önce
  • Oil change at 7500 miles in 1980’s with the crappy oil then? No wonder cars rarely made it over 100K miles.

    Chump JohnsonChump Johnson16 gün önce
  • HI! My car is BOXXY....

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The Buick Grand National Is the Ultimate 1980s Muscle Car