The Buick Grand National Is the Ultimate 1980s Muscle Car
Doug DeMuro
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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  • LoyalMemer

    101.1 the wrif 14:59

  • eb110americana

    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

    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

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

  • Ralph RRGT3RS
    Ralph RRGT3RS

    Doug Score= 48

  • 13Vash13

    Это очень красивая машина.

  • Nikola Dietmar Krapp
    Nikola Dietmar Krapp

    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

    Great review Doug. Thanks!

  • Nikola Dietmar Krapp
    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

    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

    Dream car

  • kanavy khith
    kanavy khith

    My house is near the highway and saw this car

  • David Hicks
    David Hicks

    Please do a review on the 2012 Chrysler 300C AWD

  • Timothy Scott
    Timothy Scott

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

  • Timothy Scott
    Timothy Scott

    Cincinnati WKRP in the listening booklet?

  • Vegasclaw

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

  • Habeev07

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

  • NERFRig

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

  • Null

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

  • Vicente Acosta
    Vicente Acosta

    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

    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

    a 2 for acceleration come on doug

  • Paul Giulekas
    Paul Giulekas

    these were nice cars hats off to Buick

  • rapid13

    GNX > Grand National

  • 80's Boombox Collector
    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

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

  • Mike D
    Mike D

    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

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

  • Adin Tijerina
    Adin Tijerina

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

  • SuperDrummerJay

    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

    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

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

  • Brandon Freres
    Brandon Freres

    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

    Shake n Bake

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  • DO TB
    DO TB

    Boy I wanna get my hands on this

  • DeusEx Machina
    DeusEx Machina

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

  • d svr6
    d svr6

    The car is piece of boxy shit

  • Seth Riggle
    Seth Riggle

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

  • Tom B
    Tom B

    How can you leave out the spring loaded grill

  • Dave Watts
    Dave Watts

    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

    Even the speedometer is square 😂

  • roodboy606

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

  • MrTooco

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

  • mosipd

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

  • Kilo Byte
    Kilo Byte

    The ultimate 80s car, period.

  • Eric Hahn
    Eric Hahn

    Holy shit this car is amazing


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

  • namit pandey
    namit pandey

    Chick Hicks !

  • nanceeleana

    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

      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

    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

    Acceleration only a 2?

  • Mike Neuburger
    Mike Neuburger

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

  • Mike Neuburger
    Mike Neuburger

    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

    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

    Doug the type of guy to wash his hands after peeing

  • Joshua Builds
    Joshua Builds

    The lighting in this video is all over the place.

  • GIJohn

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

    • jdl 96
      jdl 96

      60s and 50s buicks are badass

  • Vintage Ben
    Vintage Ben

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

  • Catholic Defender
    Catholic Defender

    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

    Doug the type of guy to speak grand of the national

  • John Malandrino
    John Malandrino

    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.

  • Damir Blazevic
    Damir Blazevic

    Is this guy trying to be obnoxious or is that his normal personality? The annoyance level this man is able to produce in a single 25-minute video is remarkable. I actually congratulated myself for enduring the entire lenght of the footage. It's a pity, realy. The content is quite interesting and could be very informative, if only he had done his homework. But he is so unlikable, and so unprepared, he's just churning out missinformations one after antoher. And he's trying SO hard to come up with "witty" comments about the 80s or about the manufacturer, but unfortunalty for him, he would not be able to recognize a witticism if it hit him in his stupid face. And what's with the outfit? Did he deliberatly dress like a douchebag or it's another one of his unsuccesfull "jokes"?

  • Mobile games inJustice
    Mobile games inJustice

    Drove it already in midnight club la remix

  • Zane Hanson
    Zane Hanson

    If you get to drive a dodge omni glhs turbo it would be a great comparison.

  • Bru Schmidt
    Bru Schmidt

    I am not impressed how this man dresses. The same, whether he's reviewing a scooter or a Rolls Royce Phantom 😖

    • LuckyDT

      Right? What sort of grown man let’s them selves look like this consistently.

  • Miller

    G-Body or NO Body

  • Miller

    My first car was a 86 Regal with the 307. I bought it when I was 14 for 900 bucks and with my paper rout money. 86k on thr clock and she wad in great shape. I seen that car for sale for 6 months watching out the school bus window wishing I had that car. It was Blue with the Buick rally wheels. Finally I yalked my parents into letting me buy it a few years before I was 16. They eventually gave in to my constant whining and that Bad Ass G Body was mine. It was the closest thing I could get to a GN and I was Happy. All through the late 80s early 90s I wanted A GN. So I settled for thr next best thing. I did put a GN deck lid hood center consol seats onto mine as well. Eventually I swapped a Buick 350 from a 70 Skylark and wanted to do a Manual trans swap. I almost bought a T-28 type but it didnt have the turbo 3.8 someone swapped a SBC into it and it needed alot of tlc. Since my First G Body I've owned 6. Three Regals One Cutlass One Gand Prix One Monte Carlo. Some Dang Day I will own my Elusive GN. Its G-Body or No Body!!!!!

  • paul hoffman
    paul hoffman

    Just a friendly note FISHER BODY WAS part of GM in DETROIT.🙄

    • paul hoffman
      paul hoffman

      @James Slick agree 100%, when he saw FISHER BODY, and acted confused I thought come on man, its GM , Fisher body.

    • James Slick
      James Slick

      This guy seems to know ZERO about American cars or their history - He could't even bother to use "Google" or "Bing" to find out this VERY BASIC part of GM history.

  • La'Renzo Miles
    La'Renzo Miles

    Ppl wanna know what the car sound like