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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16 may 2019






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Pierre-Andre Labeau
Pierre-Andre Labeau Hace un día
Sweet car and looks like new!
Joe Mendiola
Joe Mendiola Hace un día
My grandpa has a GNX it has a gnX on the truck
john Kemple
john Kemple Hace 2 días
body by fisher was there in the 60's also
Badshroom Hace 2 días
why is it associated with Darth Vader?
sharifbuys Hace 2 días
This a great car I drove one like then , it was for a friend of mine. I can say it was powerful, maneuverable and fun to drive. One more I could never understand his so called Doug score , it looks so unfair and stupid
Cainen Gray
Cainen Gray Hace 3 días
I believe that almost all cars from the 80's had 85 mil per hour speedometers. I think it had to do with federal regulations and the federal 55 mph h.w speed limits. i've buried the speedometers in all manner of 80's vehicles. notably a stock s10 with the 6 banger. and a 84 firebird
ennylffej Hace 4 días
"A car can be any color, as long as it's black." - Henry Ford Ford must've had premonitions of the Grand National in his nightmares.
jjs777fzr Hace 4 días
My brother bought a new ‘86 Regal in ‘86. He had no idea a turbo version was available. When I told him about the GN he was like you mean I could have had a v6 turbo? He’s disappointed to this day.
Jeffrey Stone
Jeffrey Stone Hace 5 días
When I was in high school a "Doug score" was when one of my friends got some weed.
john orlando
john orlando Hace 6 días
they put that cloth ontop the mirrir so it down not have any room for wiggle and shake
john orlando
john orlando Hace 6 días
whoever owns this car takes good ass care of it that thing looks mint
Racinq Hace 7 días
It also has a very similar body style to the chevy monte carlo, Pontiac Grand Prix, and the Oldsmobile cutlas surpremes of the same years, (they're called"g" body, but you most likely knew that) personally I like the monte carlos the best, I also like the Oldsmobiles my mother owns a 1986 and its very nice.
M Chas
M Chas Hace 7 días
Fisher was a division of GM until the mid 80's. All GM cars at one time had this logo. Reasonably fast? No, people who switched transmissions were disappointed.
Domino52o Hace 8 días
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.
MRbossman1982 Hace 8 días
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 😂
CanAmRydr Hace 9 días
I bet when Dougs girl ask him how she looks he says "suttle"
Global Atheist
Global Atheist Hace 9 días
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.
Rich Hace 9 días
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.
Planky Hace 9 días
Spotted 22:03
Gary Colyer
Gary Colyer Hace 9 días
They weren't ALL black. They made white ones as well.
David Kastin
David Kastin Hace un día
@ennylffej I drove a dark grey one a mechanic friend was working on. He said it was different because it was built in Canada.
ennylffej Hace 4 días
Any colour variations were done by the owners of the cars. All factory-built Grand Nationals were black.
John Healy
John Healy Hace 10 días
Stop overplaying the third brake light. You are so annoying sometimes
Michael Mack
Michael Mack Hace 10 días
Not gonna mention the swiss cheese frame
Paul Giulekas
Paul Giulekas Hace 10 días
Why don't you review the GNX??????
TheRedneckAtheist Hace 11 días
FFS, learn some automotive history... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisher_Body
ampm Hace 13 días
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?
jjulianx1 Hace 15 días
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.
giggie Hace 15 días
Those cars are “mint” as they used to say back then ... I always wanted one !!!!
mb Hace 15 días
Doug is that guy to find coin-slvts in the lovebox.
mb Hace 15 días
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?
mb Hace 15 días
Doug is that guy to get his coins holding the coinholder, because Doug is the "Chuck Norris" of cars.
Anon Nymous
Anon Nymous Hace 15 días
The plasticky, cheapness of a GM interior is unmistakable. Just the distant memory of what those switches, and, buttons feel like, makes me cringe!
robert martin
robert martin Hace 15 días
he did not even spool it up
robert martin
robert martin Hace 15 días
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 martin
robert martin Hace 15 días
lol Doug the super Douch
Ivaylo Ivanov
Ivaylo Ivanov Hace 16 días
To me, this car has identical exterior with Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Justin Stewart
Justin Stewart Hace 17 días
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!!!
Gregory Hace 17 días
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.
skeeter197140 Hace 17 días
The condition of the interior of this car is amazing.
skeeter197140 Hace 17 días
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.
Emgee Hace 17 días
10,001st comment. Cool
mason Hace 18 días
my dad has one gets 707 hp
C Baker
C Baker Hace 20 días
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).
Seraph909 Hace 20 días
I like big mirrors, for the bicyclists.
David Kastin
David Kastin Hace un día
For which reason? To see them or to hit them with it? Lol
Gerberth L.
Gerberth L. Hace 21 un día
Did you see that Elcamino at 22:00 ?
Stig Petersen
Stig Petersen Hace 21 un día
Muscle car with drum brakes, only in american POS cars. I think Audi shipped their last drumbrakes to US in the early 80s haha....
oussema trabelsi
oussema trabelsi Hace 17 días
Troy W
Troy W Hace 21 un día
What made this car so great was how easy it was to change a chip and completely change the tune.
Ryan Garcia
Ryan Garcia Hace 22 días
22:01 Sweet El Camino!
Sultan Mehmood Ghaznavi
❤️it! from Pakistan.
John Howard
John Howard Hace 23 días
My favorite car
steven m
steven m Hace 23 días
I bet Doug eats humus
tizodd6 Hace 23 días
Only Doug can say the word "quirkfest" and every one knows what he's talking about.
David Hansen
David Hansen Hace 24 días
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.
ThefatItalian66 X
ThefatItalian66 X Hace 24 días
Fun car back in the 90’s
UltimateEnd0 Hace 24 días
Wasn't it Chevy that told Pontiac to stop making Firebirds because they were too good and making Corvettes look bad?
Kenneth MacKenzie
Kenneth MacKenzie Hace 24 días
My sister had a Grand National in 1988
Brian Sands
Brian Sands Hace 25 días
It's so damned beautiful. 'Nuff said.
Shooter Brown
Shooter Brown Hace 25 días
This guy is my car loving spirit animal and my hero. Lol
Dystar 924
Dystar 924 Hace 25 días
"When Freddy Mercury had a Tudor watch and watched porn on VHS all night, horrible monster..." 🗨😉🌡🕦🐱🐕🛡🔧♨️🏺💊🛒🦇
Alex 1 gaming
Alex 1 gaming Hace 26 días
Did you know they actually put the engine in the 1989 Pontiac Trans Am turbo
knelson2756 Hace 27 días
GM did make some badass cars in those days but the interiors all looked like the inside of grandma cars
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