The Buick Grand National Is the Ultimate 1980s Muscle Car

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  • Published on May 16, 2019
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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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  • openscholar
    openscholar 3 hours ago

    Oh man, I remember those joy sticks on our olds

  • Man O War
    Man O War 12 hours ago

    Smh...Doug looks so damn goofy reviewing 80's performance icons like the Grand National.

  • Jacob Stacy
    Jacob Stacy 13 hours ago

    GTA 4 car

  • Jim Fisher
    Jim Fisher Day ago

    doug didn't do a lot of homework on this one. Speedo for instance...wasn't that a federal mandate to max at 85?

  • Bryan Gogan
    Bryan Gogan Day ago

    Dude.. You are a moron snd have no buisness reviewing cars.

  • Jason
    Jason Day ago +1

    Fisher body was the gm plant in Columbus OH. They made those parts and my dad worked there for 33 years. Eventually it was Fisher guide then a bunch of other names but originally a gm plant.

  • Vic Neighbors
    Vic Neighbors Day ago +2

    Graduated high school in 1987, lived in the Bronx, and this was my dream car! Ended up with my dad’s ‘77 Chevy Impala instead😂

  • Jon Day
    Jon Day Day ago

    Looks cool but what's it like to drive a car named after a horse race?

  • Tommy Sands
    Tommy Sands 2 days ago +1

    All buicks were the same in that era. Once again doug raved about the acceleration any yet rated it a low score. Classic dougy

  • editsbymasio
    editsbymasio 2 days ago +1

    I’m hustling rn for this car
    Houseboat on Sausalito / Waldo point
    This car to drive me to SF for work
    Sex with Rashida Jones when she recognizes my greatness
    Universe hear me out lol

  • MrRayMac1963
    MrRayMac1963 3 days ago +1

    I had a buddy that had one back then. It was a beast, and yes he smoked Vetts regularly. G.M definitely made the Buick guys lie about the numbers.

  • Shawn Olson
    Shawn Olson 3 days ago

    Please review an 87-93 Mustang 5.0L

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher 4 days ago

    Beautiful car but didn't realize factory orange peel was that big of a problem back then

  • JayZoop
    JayZoop 4 days ago +1

    Would it be good to invest in modern day logos, emblems, and manuals, and save them like 30 years and sell them then?

  • bobTom37
    bobTom37 4 days ago

    We in the office

  • Ronald Ramirez
    Ronald Ramirez 4 days ago

    great reviews! Do you have a review on a 1980 Chevy Montecarlo?

  • A.F.S.
    A.F.S. 4 days ago

    Back in the day,,,,these cars were quick. They were very easy to tune,,,and adding a set of sticky tires made them great drag racing machines.Bone stock my buddies ran 13.10 back in 1987 with a set of tires and maybe a cold air intake. Flying for that time period!

  • Mike Hawk
    Mike Hawk 5 days ago +3

    Closest I've ever come to owning or even driving a Grand National is the one I downloaded for GTA-5.

  • Charles Bronson
    Charles Bronson 5 days ago

    Best car ever

  • UploaderNine
    UploaderNine 5 days ago

    I used to race GN's on the service drive while cruisin gratiot back in the day. I had a monte ss with a zz3 crate engine dropped in, TCI 700r4 and AC baby. I used to edge out GN's everytime. I built my car to beat mustangs. These late 80s early 90s GT's pissed me off. My Monte was cousins with the Grand National. Beautiful car.

  • WeaponeG
    WeaponeG 5 days ago

    had an 86 monte ss i loved it still love it wish i still had it so so much

  • Nurse Elliott
    Nurse Elliott 5 days ago

    Definitely wanted one of these

  • no pe
    no pe 5 days ago

    brother in law bought one new, sister was pissed

  • Xavier Roberts
    Xavier Roberts 6 days ago

    Looks like a grandma/border hopper car.

  • Cody Levinson
    Cody Levinson 6 days ago

    This car was perfectly suited for Burt Reynolds. It reminds me of a time when men
    were men and women actually admitted that they liked their men to be masculine.

  • AMK
    AMK 6 days ago

    2 for acceleration?! Come take a ride in mine Doug, you may reconsider. Thanks Kirban performance.

  • Ren J
    Ren J 6 days ago

    22:01 look a G Body Fam reunion

  • Ren J
    Ren J 6 days ago

    ford buckles in that era looked exactly like that except they had this star looking symbol

  • Ren J
    Ren J 6 days ago

    I could have sworn Ive seen that log o on the floormats

  • Ren J
    Ren J 6 days ago

    regal/ grandnational its still all a shovel nose to me

  • FriskyOCallahan
    FriskyOCallahan 6 days ago

    Didn't these have a T-top option? Growing up, my neighbor had one of these and I loved going outside to listen to it drive by.

  • Brian Hammond
    Brian Hammond 6 days ago

    Lets not forget the Pontiac Trans Am Anniversary Ed. It had the same drive train.

  • Andrew Armstrong
    Andrew Armstrong 7 days ago +2

    Please. That is no 80s model GM G-body car. If it is where the hell is the thumb tacks holding the headliner up?

  • mrno name
    mrno name 7 days ago

    Wow that's a fun fact a Buick was faster the a Lamborghini.

  • ala ska
    ala ska 7 days ago

    I shouldn't like those wheels but I do.

  • A.R. Fifteen
    A.R. Fifteen 7 days ago

    GM owned fisher body. Hence the logo there.

  • Sky Dog
    Sky Dog 8 days ago

    Geez, that’s a gorgeous car!

  • Carolina Eric
    Carolina Eric 8 days ago +2

    Ah, 1980s GM...yep, I remember it well. All of my extended family members worked for them and I remember all the things like the seatbelt buckles saying GM on them. I remember everyone in the family only bought GM cars. Anyway, this car looks like it would’ve awesome to have during that era for sure

  • Connie Phillips
    Connie Phillips 8 days ago

    A vehicle FROM A MORE civilised TIME

  • Bob Riedel
    Bob Riedel 8 days ago

    1980's and muscle cars should never be used in the same sentence. And.....this Buick is FUGLY! I wouldn't want to be seen in one.

  • thamojster
    thamojster 8 days ago +3

    the 85 mph speedometer was federally mandated for all us cars from the 70s until 88-89

  • Don Avan
    Don Avan 8 days ago

    Such a beautiful machine. I drove around in my 80 cutlass brougham in 93 being 17 years old only wishing I could have one of these.

  • Lung Dong
    Lung Dong 9 days ago +1

    20:05 Wow he is not whining or bitching.
    I guesd a first time for every thing.

  • Lung Dong
    Lung Dong 9 days ago +1

    6:37 Square steering wheel????🤔

  • fuck you
    fuck you 9 days ago +3

    Anyone ever notice how Doug looks like a non coked out version of Quentin Tarantino?

  • fuck you
    fuck you 9 days ago

    Doug is the kinda guy to promise a woman sex then walk into the bedroom. He jacks off all over her face and gives her body a doug score.

  • Larry Ford
    Larry Ford 9 days ago +1

    Ok first, the trans doesn't limit anything, it's a great trans. You act like you're surprised because it does have power. Finally, it's not a sleeper at all. If you know anything about cars, then you would know it's not a sleeper. Educate yourself more than a 2017 Camaro. Bye

  • Elfe Bobaca
    Elfe Bobaca 9 days ago

    A Doug score? The pretentiousness of this fella is monumental.

  • NJW1973
    NJW1973 9 days ago

    It's a real one. " WE2"

  • Andre Dixon
    Andre Dixon 10 days ago +2

    Litre was spelt like that as a nod to the origins of this engine. The 3.8/3800 is the v6 version of the Buick v8 which was sold to rover in the 60s and repurchased in the 70s this thing is literally the v6 version of the rover v8

    • Ivan Arrache
      Ivan Arrache 6 days ago

      You can find that V6 in Jeep/AMC as GM sold the rights to them, and buy it them again. Yes, Rover use that engine design util 2004. But never put a supercharger or turbo in them, boring.

  • frank araujo
    frank araujo 10 days ago

    Gorgeous car.

  • Zil Co
    Zil Co 10 days ago +3

    Oil change only every 7500 miles? I assume it was synthetic?

  • Bob
    Bob 10 days ago

    Looks more like $1.75.

  • Anthony White
    Anthony White 11 days ago +5

    I just stumbled across this video. I don't know anything about you except the fact that you are very ignorant of a lot of basic car knowledge.
    85Mph was standard. Fisher Body was a division of GM. And all factory sound systems, if you chose that option, were lousy.
    I applaud your effort, but you need to bone up on history before producing videos like this.

  • Rafael Gonzalez
    Rafael Gonzalez 12 days ago

    Do you seel it?

  • Scott G
    Scott G 12 days ago

    A quick computer flash and a shift kit and this thing will blow the doors off quite a few of todays so called performance offerings.

  • Cajun9000
    Cajun9000 12 days ago

    Please quit putting this nerd in these videos. He still lives at home and cuts his mom’s toenails.

  • Vinod Tynan Greig
    Vinod Tynan Greig 12 days ago

    Doug is the kind of guy who you run away from when he approaches you to ask if he could review your car😂😂

  • gsxerwhite
    gsxerwhite 12 days ago

    When these came out one of the major car magazines had a funny quote about it, "Darth Vader exterior, Grandma interior" lol

  • Jason Fajardo
    Jason Fajardo 12 days ago +1

    I love at the 22:00 minute mark there is another g-body ( El Camino) right next to you. Gotta love them cars. Great video. Best car of all time. Buick Grand National.

    • christopher harris
      christopher harris 8 days ago

      I paused and scrolled down to see if that was mentioned. I literally pointed at my screen and said, "Look at that!". lol A+