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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  • Greg Diesel
    Greg Diesel 7 hours ago

    IF YOU STARE AT DOUGS TONGUE WHILE HE TALKS YOU WILL GO NUTS

  • Greg Diesel
    Greg Diesel 7 hours ago +1

    DOES DOUG HAVE ANY TEETH ON THE BOTTOM?

  • Turner9090
    Turner9090 2 days ago +1

    I can smell that interior from here

  • Turner9090
    Turner9090 2 days ago

    Only Doug wouldn’t realize it was a 6

  • MrMethadrine
    MrMethadrine 3 days ago

    I'd buy it just for the crotch cooler.

  • Bill B.
    Bill B. 4 days ago

    GM interiors from the 80's............beyond gross.

  • Random Stuff In Oregon

    I flipping love these cars man!

  • Random Stuff In Oregon

    22:00
    Look at that donked El Camino there.

  • Fire It Up Garage
    Fire It Up Garage 5 days ago

    Time capsule. I'd love to add that to the Fire It Up Garage.

  • Jordan Strozier
    Jordan Strozier 5 days ago

    he said you can only fit a $1.55 total in the coin slots but theres $1.69 with room for extra pennies lol

  • Unpopular Popular Opinion

    Unsubbed... Seriously. Dude, you can't rank older cars by modern standards.

  • Unpopular Popular Opinion

    I'm making this comment before I even watch the video. If Doug ranks cool factor lower than 8, speed lower than 7,style lower than 9, value lower than 10, and functionality lower than 8,I'm unsubbing. I'm so serious. If this gets an overall score less than 70, I'm telling USclip not to suggest this channel. Not kidding. This is a classic exotic supercar.

  • Jon Ansley
    Jon Ansley 6 days ago

    I miss those visor mirrors. My Rav4 has one light on the ceiling above the mirror that doesn't illuminate that well

  • LoyalMemer
    LoyalMemer 6 days ago

    101.1 the wrif 14:59

  • eb110americana
    eb110americana 6 days ago

    The "intake" at the bottom is cooling to the intercooler and radiator. The air filter is visible on the driver's side of the engine bay, behind the headlight. Also, that listing of national radio stations might be the most hilarious quirk that Doug has ever unearthed.

  • Ryan Elliott
    Ryan Elliott 6 days ago +1

    If I remember right the radio in an 80s gm had more presets if you hold down more than one button at once.

  • Jeff Bell
    Jeff Bell 7 days ago

    Numbers don't compute - Cool Factor on this one goes to 11!

  • Ralph RRGT3RS
    Ralph RRGT3RS 7 days ago

    Doug Score= 48

  • 13Vash13
    13Vash13 7 days ago

    Это очень красивая машина.

  • Nikola Dietmar Krapp
    Nikola Dietmar Krapp 7 days ago +2

    the name of this car always makes me chuckle a bit, because "Regal" means "shelf" in german. the buick shelf grand national xD

  • Jeffrey Doerfler
    Jeffrey Doerfler 7 days ago

    Great review Doug. Thanks!

  • Nikola Dietmar Krapp

    "just to save 7cents on the individual seatbelt buckles"
    yeah, save those 7cents times 4 for all the seats in the car. then save those 24 cents on 10 million cars you make, with all those brands in the company and you have saved the annual bonus for a chairman back in the 80s.

  • Gregory Larkman 5646
    Gregory Larkman 5646 8 days ago +1

    Litre is spelt litre because that's the correct way of spelling it. English English is the only correct English idgaf XD

  • Luca Wagner
    Luca Wagner 9 days ago

    Dream car

  • kanavy khith
    kanavy khith 9 days ago

    My house is near the highway and saw this car

  • David Hicks
    David Hicks 9 days ago

    Please do a review on the 2012 Chrysler 300C AWD

  • Timothy Scott
    Timothy Scott 9 days ago

    The cop in the Michael Mann movie 'L.A. Takedown' drives a Grand National. Pretty cool.

  • Timothy Scott
    Timothy Scott 9 days ago

    Cincinnati WKRP in the listening booklet?

  • Vegasclaw
    Vegasclaw 9 days ago

    Wait that car was that advance that 3000 miles wasnt an alternative instead of todays 7500 😮

  • Habeev07
    Habeev07 10 days ago

    The 80's baby...20:01 Showing the new millennium whats up XD.

  • NERFRig
    NERFRig 10 days ago

    doug the type of guy to buy a bottle of water just so he can throw it back in the ocean

  • Null
    Null 10 days ago

    The Buick Grand National. For the guy who is socially responsible but also wants to daily a muscle car

  • Vicente Acosta
    Vicente Acosta 11 days ago

    This is one of my favorite shows on You Tube....However, I rarely agree with the Doug Score on anything older than 10 years old.....And on this, that 0-60 time is way off....But 75% of the time he on point. The Grand National was faster than the Vette but due to Marketing and GMs "Whatever" The numbers were incorrect...Real Gear Heads know what I am talking about.

  • Frank Haubrich
    Frank Haubrich 11 days ago

    I found one for $25K - do you know anyone who might want one? 69,854 miles and almost perfect condition with maintenance records since purchase.

  • Paul Giulekas
    Paul Giulekas 11 days ago

    a 2 for acceleration come on doug

  • Paul Giulekas
    Paul Giulekas 11 days ago

    these were nice cars hats off to Buick

  • rapid13
    rapid13 12 days ago

    GNX > Grand National

  • 80's Boombox Collector

    Sleeper? LOL, every single guy in their teens, 20s and 30s knew what this car was back then.

  • Bloody Psycho
    Bloody Psycho 12 days ago

    Dougs the kind of guy whos surprised when a car that beat a lambo in a drag is fast

  • Mike D
    Mike D 12 days ago

    Remote adjustment for the passenger side mirror used to be.. a passenger. "hey bud, mind tapping that mirror in a little?" Or else awkwardly leaning over at a red light

  • Steelride Productions
    Steelride Productions 12 days ago

    Doug... The type of guy to see a minivan and say "I've always wanted to drive one of those"

  • Adin Tijerina
    Adin Tijerina 12 days ago +8

    Car: does 0 to 60 in 0.01 seconds
    Doug: acceleration 4/10

  • SuperDrummerJay
    SuperDrummerJay 14 days ago

    A sleeper? A Grand National? Lmao. In 1984-87 maybe, but the hurtin those all black cars put on everyone soon made it the icon it is. You want a sleeper? You could get the same engine/transmission/3.42 geared rear (with G80 posi option) in ANY Regal in 1987. From The WE4 Turbo-T factory lightweight, to a Turbo Limited with bench seat/column shift and vinyl half roof....and in ANY color. I have my grandfather's 1987 Turbo, in silver metallic, bench seat, column shift, no power options (=lightweight). And no, it is not original. But you wouldn't know how big the turbo is, how much boost it is tuned to, and you won't see the huge amount of suspension mods underneath what looks like an old man's Sunday churchmobile. If you're ever in MA, look up Cotton's Performance. But honestly, I don't know why I'm wasting time trying to educate someone who laughs and giggles when he spools the turbo, yet rates the acceleration at 2.

  • Masters & Champions
    Masters & Champions 15 days ago

    body by fisher - means "Fisher Body Plant", GM plant located in Flint Michigan back in the day. Camaro's and Firebirds were built there too

  • Gergely Géczi
    Gergely Géczi 15 days ago

    How the hell is the right mirror connected to that joystick on the dashboard?

  • Brandon Freres
    Brandon Freres 15 days ago

    No speedo in the 80's read over 85 because the tires back then were only rated for a top speed of 85.

  • Dutch Van Helsing
    Dutch Van Helsing 16 days ago

    Shake n Bake

  • Saqr
    Saqr 17 days ago

    Theeeeeeeeeeessssss

  • DO TB
    DO TB 17 days ago

    Boy I wanna get my hands on this

  • DeusEx Machina
    DeusEx Machina 18 days ago

    Oh Lord.... 80s American cars were butt fugly.

  • d svr6
    d svr6 18 days ago

    The car is piece of boxy shit

  • Seth Riggle
    Seth Riggle 18 days ago

    This is no Buick Regal it’s a something or rather!

  • Tom B
    Tom B 18 days ago

    How can you leave out the spring loaded grill

  • Dave Watts
    Dave Watts 19 days ago

    Doug is a fucking idiot, his high pitch girl voice, his lack of knowledge about anything more than 5 years old, and his total ignorance about cars make Doug, an idiot...stop showing me these....

  • roodboy606
    roodboy606 19 days ago +1

    Even the speedometer is square 😂

  • roodboy606
    roodboy606 19 days ago +4

    The Doug drinking game, only 1 rule. Every time he say “quirk” drink.

  • MrTooco
    MrTooco 19 days ago

    rectangular is awesome!!!!!!!!!! it s good design))))

  • mosipd
    mosipd 19 days ago

    The GN was famous for the $100 300hp upgrade.

  • Kilo Byte
    Kilo Byte 20 days ago

    The ultimate 80s car, period.

  • Eric Hahn
    Eric Hahn 20 days ago

    Holy shit this car is amazing

  • HUBBABUBBA DOOPYDOOP
    HUBBABUBBA DOOPYDOOP 21 day ago +6

    *@**14:00*
    *Doug-*
    *A vehicle's coin holder was originally designed for Tolls, not phones.*

  • namit pandey
    namit pandey 21 day ago

    Chick Hicks !

  • nanceeleana
    nanceeleana 21 day ago

    A "2" on acceleration? This car is still considered one of the fastest production cars ever and it gets a 2 out of 10 for acceleration. If Doug had the GNX version, it might have gotten a 3 out of 10.

    What a joke....

    • Scottrick LaRoque
      Scottrick LaRoque 19 days ago

      Yea, I've noticed several times his ratings were outright ridiculous and really inaccurate so I ignore that part of the video.

  • Karl Ruehs
    Karl Ruehs 21 day ago

    Tito drove us to Rutt’s Hut to get hotdogs for the whole shop in his dad’s Grand National. He drove it like a maniac and it was the fastest car/driver combo I’ve ever been in. He was changing lanes, in traffic, like threading a needle! God Speed, Tito. GodSpeed!

  • bmh67wa
    bmh67wa 22 days ago

    Acceleration only a 2?

  • Mike Neuburger
    Mike Neuburger 22 days ago

    Doug the type of guy who’s favorite feature on a Grand National is the coin storage.

  • Mike Neuburger
    Mike Neuburger 22 days ago

    The small touches like not really properly explaining the concept of Fisher Body are what make these videos silly, and not particularly in a charming way. Nice review, Jerry.

  • Ej Jackson
    Ej Jackson 22 days ago

    Fisher was a coach builder or some renown = a sign of quality. Among many "1st" they built GM's 1st unibody - the Corvair.

  • Illyrian Gamer
    Illyrian Gamer 22 days ago

    Doug the type of guy to wash his hands after peeing

  • Joshua Builds
    Joshua Builds 23 days ago

    The lighting in this video is all over the place.

  • GIJohn
    GIJohn 23 days ago

    this might be the only Buick that's actually interesting.

    • jdl 96
      jdl 96 16 days ago

      60s and 50s buicks are badass

  • Vintage Ben
    Vintage Ben 23 days ago

    20:35
    HOLY CRAP! An old school wood paneled station wagon!

  • Catholic Defender
    Catholic Defender 23 days ago

    The Crotch Cooler is easily the most advanced lost technology on that car. If there were just one general purpose mod mechanic that installed that in every vehicle, they would be rich. Absolutely necessary

  • eug ciabatt
    eug ciabatt 24 days ago

    Doug the type of guy to speak grand of the national

  • John Malandrino
    John Malandrino 24 days ago

    I bought one brand new in 87. It definitely went a hell of a lot faster than 6.7 to 60. More like very low 5s on average. When I put a stage 2 kit on my car there was no stopping my car. I saw a lot of much more expensive cars in my rear view mirror. I think Doug may be inhaling something other than exhaust.