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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  • Gabriel Hernandez
    Gabriel Hernandez


  • Mike Normandy
    Mike Normandy

    That is how you keep a perfect car 30 years later...don't let it sit in a fucking it 1-2K miles a year, washing it and keeping it clean every time...This thing is IMMACULATE!

  • Mike Normandy
    Mike Normandy

    GM was actually smart with the speedo - they made it top out at actual max highway speeds in the US. Unlike every other car maker, that makes their speedos go over 200 mph even though no speed limit is more than 80-85mph in the US lol

  • 1izen

    How much this car

  • Konis eats Kimchi
    Konis eats Kimchi

    i thought the 85mph speedo was a federal thing?

  • J C
    J C

    The more of these I watch, the more I realize that Doug will mention the same quirk no matter how many cars he finds it in. Like, this is the third or fourth time he's mentioned the sunvisor lights that have two levels of brightness.

  • J C
    J C

    The interior reminds me of my grandma's early 80s Malibu. Did they share bodies?

  • gemcjm

    forgot a ute fill it

  • gemcjm

    you dont get in the back on the driver side my car if it has 2 doors 2 people 4 doors 4 people

  • GoogleModerator

    Hearing Doug say anything other than, "CRROTCH COOLERR.." is music to my ears.

  • Kuahmel Allah
    Kuahmel Allah

    This is an example of calling a car "muscle" simply because it's an American performance car. The Grand National is definitely a beast, but to say it has a "muscle" personality is a stretch to me.

  • Kyle Richardson
    Kyle Richardson

    The Holden commodore in Australia used the Buick 3.8 V6 for the base models, I wish they had brought the turbo version. We had a commodore turbo in late 1980s but they used the Nissan 3.0 ltr straight 6 instead.


    Honestly T types look a bit cooler

  • 22vx

    Don't look now but there's 22:00 a gorgeous El Camino

  • 22vx

    So gel

  • tr v
    tr v


  • Yet Another Person
    Yet Another Person

    14:53 I see my favorite radio station on there, except it moved frequencies. WUPE-FM Pittsfield MA.

  • Sonic The Hedgehog
    Sonic The Hedgehog

    One day I will own this car

    • 1izen


  • 500erider

    a 6.7 second 0-60 time ? With what driving, an elephant ? The car, in the hands of any decent driver, was capable of sub 6 second 0-60 times. When this engine was placed into the 1989 20th anniversary Turbo T/A, it went 0-60 in around 4.6 seconds, even for the geeks at Motorweek. C'mon.....

  • Lance2773

    This was a fun dicertation. Thank you, good job Doug!

  • Tanner Wharton
    Tanner Wharton

    Stopped watching when I realized this isn’t the gnx sorry

  • Anna Wyland
    Anna Wyland

    You are smoking crack if you think that slug is or was a muscle car

  • Syed Rehan Fida
    Syed Rehan Fida

    I want this car!

  • Bettie Howard
    Bettie Howard

    He failed to mention that it was also known as having the best Top Gear acceleration than any car at that time.

  • srt8turbo awdjeep
    srt8turbo awdjeep

    The car design is 40 yrs old lol, the GN came out at the end of that regal era. I had an 81? regal if memory serves ... lots of memories.

  • SparklyDoesPCgaming


  • Perich29

    its chick from walt disney cars.

  • Nick Marsh
    Nick Marsh

    This is the story of a couple of small time hustlers Framed by crooked cops and forced to make a run for their lives Nothin' but a bag of money, a stolen Buick Grand National And each other to their names They ain't friends, exactly These guys have a better chance of killing each other Than beating the odds No sir, they're brothers, and when the chips are down I really don't think you want to bet against Yankee and the Brave, Brave, Brave, Brave, Brave...

  • John Morgan
    John Morgan

    Let’s talk about that 7500 mile oil change

  • allwack

    My true dream car

  • James Warner
    James Warner

    there used to be a beautiful Grand National in my area. haven't seen it in years. there are a few decent Monte Carlo SS's still, but that Grand National disappeared.

  • Cold Beer
    Cold Beer

    These were the shit back in the day. Doug score for 'the shit back in the day' should be 10.

  • _ UNica _
    _ UNica _

    That's a beauty...

  • 16-Bit Bernie
    16-Bit Bernie

    remember when buick was cool

  • Diamond Cutter
    Diamond Cutter

    The Fisher body logo on the door step was a common thing in the day for a lot of cars idiot.

  • Royal Blue
    Royal Blue

    really good looking vintage wheels.. one of the best

  • Matt Lauckner
    Matt Lauckner

    My first car was a 1985 Buick LeSabre Collector's Edition. That car had a lot of similar components- the speedometer cluster panel was identical; and it also featured the "Body by Fisher" stamp as well. BUT IN A TWIST- the seats were logo'ed with "LayZBoy" because GM contracted the LayZBoy company to manufacture their seats for that car...which DEFINITELY was a comfortable ride! How funny is that!?!

  • Matt Lauckner
    Matt Lauckner

    "Body by Fisher" was the logo stamped by Fisher Body- the first automotive production facility for General Motors in Flint, Michigan. It's long since gone...but both my grandfather and father both worked at Fisher Body at the corner of Saginaw and Hemphill Roads in Flint!

  • Ashdyn

    Ah yes, the crotch cooler™️

  • Driftraid3r

    bruh this is a T-type made to look like a grand national nevermind if you see a code "WE2" on the trunk label it means its a grand national

  • Driftraid3r

    why does the grand national have a light blue interior? I thought the GN only came with grey on black for the interior

    • blu bug
      blu bug

      It's gray. It just looks blue-ish at some angles because of the tinted windows.

  • Truck and Camperin
    Truck and Camperin

    This car is still beautiful today

  • Fig Bat
    Fig Bat

    Idk why but I like when Doug moves his finger side to side.

  • EpicGamer767864

    Currently restoring mine with 3200 miles

  • Phil

    I’m just old enough to know what the coin holder was actually for! Our Caprice had a lot of the same parts

  • Jay Polack
    Jay Polack

    Why does Doug have to dress like a 12 year old?

    • 1izen

      He is camper

  • Deni Pallas
    Deni Pallas

    4:44 Little Doug

  • Tim Sinnott
    Tim Sinnott

    2:15 Jean-Ralphio Saperstein moment

  • DB Shepard
    DB Shepard

    It’s a muscle car.. but yet it has a V6... kinda disappointed really

    • DB Shepard
      DB Shepard

      blu bug oh well I mean it is some pretty good information about the car that I actually had no idea about.

    • blu bug
      blu bug

      I don't think he ever said it. Just some random thing I remember from probably 35 years ago.

    • DB Shepard
      DB Shepard

      blu bug Ahh okay. See when I was watching the video, I don’t even I was even paying attention to what Doug was saying

    • blu bug
      blu bug

      This was also back when the lower Nascar series, the Busch Grand National series, used V6 engines... hence the name of the car.

    • DB Shepard
      DB Shepard

      blu bug Ahh okay i see. When I think of muscle cars, I always think of mean, loud V8’s. Now with this information that you have told me, I understand now why they went with a V6 instead of a V8.

  • Saul T Knutz116
    Saul T Knutz116

    I bought one of these almost a year Forza Horizon 4

  • Mark C
    Mark C

    I want one , the ultimate sleeper , even though it’s not a sleeper

  • fun bros
    fun bros

    Can you daily drive it?

  • fun bros
    fun bros

    These cars are amazing

  • KingProne

    13:30 in the tesla model 3 you can set it so the AC hits your croch and its fantastic!

  • Ryoga2K

    I remember some guy uploaded the video of a Caprice with the concert sound system.. and I swear to god, even trough the camera it sounded amazing, absolutely amazing for a car of that age... didn't knew there was concert sound in Grand Nationals.. hell.. now I want to go to the owner of this car and offer him my whole savings account.

  • Sherri Gaskin
    Sherri Gaskin

    When that car was on the prowl kids in their Mustang GT fox bodies just Had to try it and always walked away butt hurt. It did not play. Even guys with cars that had a lot of mods didn't fare well. There was nothing that could give it a spanking, the GNX, especially. That was a truly special ride.

  • Alex Leybovich
    Alex Leybovich

    That is a faction custom

  • ddm62571

    0-60 in 6.7? Either there's problem with the engine or trans or your timer is off because the 1987 GN is a 5 sec 0-60 car. I read several road test on it and all around that time.

  • Kaden Dicks
    Kaden Dicks

    This is still my favourite video from Daddy Doug

  • Mustang860

    That label you found in the glove box at the 25-minute Mark is supposed to go on the passengers sun visor...

  • Mustang860

    What a great car.... But all I ever heard when I had mine was nice "Monte Carlo" .... and... "what does that say on the hood"

  • Rye.240

    IROC has entered the chat

  • Bobby Krepek
    Bobby Krepek

    Just saw Braun Strowman's get it's windshield shattered watching WWE Smackdown. How did he agree to that?

  • amy ervin
    amy ervin

    Body by Fisher, Buick City, AC Delco, etc.....special to this 46yr old dude from Flint as a youth. If I had the $ I'd buy one, also a fox body 'stang w/ 5L, turbo Omni GLH, & late model GT. Fiero......etc

  • Trena Tally
    Trena Tally

    23:35 11:33 18:26

  • Shawnlize Leatherdale
    Shawnlize Leatherdale

    Tachometer , tachometer , tachometer . You confuse me with RPM meter . I watch all your videos , and only 2 things ever bother me . Tachometer and your self righteous indignation and disdain for anything to do with smoking . You don't smoke , we got it . I however do smoke , and a car without an ashtray would be useless.

  • mark Rode
    mark Rode


  • Godwin Joseph
    Godwin Joseph

    That looks like a gangsta car

  • The Bronx Pops !
    The Bronx Pops !

    That’s a regal

  • Zed Stevenson
    Zed Stevenson

    😲 just hurry up and drive!!!!!!😈😈😈