The Buick Grand National Is the Ultimate 1980s Muscle Car

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    Doug DeMuroDoug DeMuro

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    GO READ MY COLUMN! autotradr.co/Oversteer
    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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The Frog
The Frog

This car was in one of my favorite TV show : https://automotiveviews.com/2011/09/27/cars-tv-life/

Vor 13 Stunden
drgonzo
drgonzo

As somebody who grew up on the the Illinois/Iowa border in the 90's...it was cool to see the radio station thing in the manual....

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Ralphie Leonard
Ralphie Leonard

This car was featured in Out For Justice with Steven Seagal

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Whacc
Whacc

that car can go way too fast in need for speed payback lmao

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G L
G L

Original A.C. Delco stereo deck. Pretty cool to see one of these .

Vor 2 Tage
Dylan petrovic
Dylan petrovic

My car has those GM belt buckles. I have a 1995 Oldsmobile cutlass. Also Doug the type of guy to want cold air blowing on his groin

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Chirag NAAGAR
Chirag NAAGAR

Remember gta

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Crypto King
Crypto King

I find it hilarious that my ford thunderbird of that era had that exact same dome light. That doesn't happen nowadays a ford and chevy (er I mean buick) with the same part

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It's Huge
It's Huge

I was in a stolen one long time ago, it was fast!

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Random projects USA
Random projects USA

If they made a car that could beat a Lamborghini today it would break before it left the factory in China.

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ky malone
ky malone

I've had three of these beauties the fastest one I had was a 1987 Regal T type with 400 horsepower to the wheels I put a te44 turbo on it and a front mount intercooler with a bunch of other upgrades the only problem I had with it is my mass flow air sensor used to go out like once every two months lol on the streets these things were Untouchable in the early 2000s the Camaro SS was the only car that gave me problems and the Trans Am WS6 when they where new! Of course two out of three of them got stolen but I'll get another one one day

Vor 3 Tage
W.M. Aslam - Author
W.M. Aslam - Author

It looks like it just left the showroom, and it sounds awesome!

Vor 4 Tage
DAFATBOY2016
DAFATBOY2016

Yeah I raced my 2003 Mercury Marauder against a Grand National and it ate my ass up 😎👍🏾

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Random projects USA
Random projects USA

Spinning Back-Kick Nothing against it, just saying it’s not a particularly fast car

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Spinning Back-Kick
Spinning Back-Kick

@Random projects USA hi Marauder may become a collectible.

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Random projects USA
Random projects USA

DAFATBOY2016 you raced your crown Victoria against a muscle car

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jd 8430
jd 8430

I wish i had it

Vor 5 Tage
Clark Griswold
Clark Griswold

Orange spark plug wires are just awful on this car, keep it original!

Vor 5 Tage
Georgios N. Telas
Georgios N. Telas

Typical us car. Only straight course. In turns...end of story. Get beat by a skateboard. Also an ugly one.

Vor 5 Tage
Walter White
Walter White

Doug the type of guy to say thanks after sex.

Vor 6 Tage
Jungle_CS
Jungle_CS

We need a 81 turbo trans am or a gta trans am review

Vor 6 Tage
Brandon Kivari
Brandon Kivari

Jungle_CS the Pontiac 305s we’re complete junk and the turbo trans am had a National motor in 87

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marks man
marks man

I remember when the grand national first came out. It has been my chaser car ever since. Damn I love that car.

Vor 6 Tage
Ryan Watt
Ryan Watt

Chick Hicks

Vor 6 Tage
Dashoo2
Dashoo2

VIDEO KILLS THE RADIO STAR

Vor 6 Tage
Maj Wor
Maj Wor

This guy is not very knowledgeable about cars period.

Vor 7 Tage
Drew Jackson
Drew Jackson

Maj Wor how so?

Vor 7 Tage
Motorheadmike
Motorheadmike

89 turbo trans am was faster than Buick grand national. It was same motor but Pontiac got more out of it.

Vor 7 Tage
Jerome Brotton
Jerome Brotton

Doug do your research when describing the pre set buttons on the radio. If you depress both buttons at the same time you have an extra radio station pre set. You can do that with buttons one and two, two and three, and three and four. So rather than like you stated four radio pre sets you actually have seven. All these GM radios will function like that.

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Todd bob
Todd bob

Butt ugly Buick Regal..... grandmas car

Vor 7 Tage
Norman Guzman
Norman Guzman

A bad ass grandma.Lol

Vor 7 Tage
stevenhs8821
stevenhs8821

Were they all black? Definitely the most common color. OK. Jumped the gun. "Body by Fisher." Fisher was a division of GM. Faster than the Corvette of the same era. How many cars peg the speedometer? And so much?

Vor 7 Tage
Proxima Top
Proxima Top

Love that 80's and 90's interior, very similar to my 1994 XJ!

Vor 7 Tage
David Weis
David Weis

Yes, my 87 Mustang GT speedometer only went to 85 mph. Buried the needle many times! I believe they lifted that federal law started in 88.

Vor 7 Tage
stillphil
stillphil

0:21 hilarious truth

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Brian Ashe
Brian Ashe

Doug, Doug, Doug... I love your videos, but PLEASE do just an ounce of research to keep everyone from going nuts. It may surprise you to learn this, but YouTube's parent company, "Google", makes a thing called a "search engine" that is quite handy in situations like this. Here's how it works: if you don't know something, you can type the name of the thing into a little box and then a minute later you'll know it. Kind of like how Trinity learned how to fly a helicopter in The Matrix, but you need to read a little for it to work. So anyway, EVERY car guy over a certain age knows what "Body by Fisher" is. And so does "Google", by way of "Wikipedia", a popular online reference site: "Fisher Body was an automobile coachbuilder founded by the Fisher brothers in 1908 in Detroit, Michigan. It had been a division of General Motors for many years... The name and its iconic "Body by Fisher" logo were well known to the public [*ahem*], as General Motors vehicles displayed a "Body by Fisher" emblem on their door sill plates until the mid-1990s." Seriously. 30 seconds on your phone will save you from countless people complaining.

Vor 8 Tage
HORIA KARIM
HORIA KARIM

Doug is the type of guy to irritate me so bad with his misinformation that I have to use my wife's Youtube account to make the following comment: 6.7 seconds? Where is this number from? 2/10 in acceleration? You call the GMC Typhoon fast, but this is slow? The Buick GN's main strength was its acceleration. Here are facts: -On April 1986, Car and Driver clocked the 1986 Buick Grand National at 4.9 seconds from 0-60mph. The 1/4 mile was tested at 13.9 seconds at 98mph. It was a cool spring, so the car performed exceptionally well. -On June 1987, Road and Track stated the following "Less than 6.0 seconds after you mashed the throttle, you will be going 60mph. If you're on a drag strip and keep your foot down, come 14.0 sec you'll have covered the quarter mile and be traveling 105mph.... And that was a gentle run." Note the words "gentle run." This test was on a hot summer day. -The GNX had mild modifications by ASC McLaren. A new turbo with ceramic compressor wheel, mildly ported heads, an upgraded intercooler, updated ROM chip, and revised suspension. Boost was only 1PSI higher in first and second gear. So with these mild modifications, a GN goes from 6.7 seconds to world supercar beater in 0-60? -The 1989 Turbo Trans Am was one of the fastest factory Trans Ams ever. This was a mildly modified GN engine. On June 1989, Car and Driver clocked the 1989 Turbo Trans Am at 4.6 seconds from 0-60mph. Not until a decade later, the factory LS1 Trans Ams finally got to that level of performance. -The TH200-4R was an exceptional automatic transmission; boost was never lost. If you tested the this example of the GN yourself, then two things are happening: 1. You clearly do not know how to launch the car. Brake boost to 1600rpm and release. 2. The car is in dire need of new valve springs in the heads, so the boosted air actually enters the intake valve of each cylinder. This is a commonly neglected maintenance issue. Now I am off to being an old guy without a Youtube account.

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Patrick Hartge
Patrick Hartge

All I can do because hes completely right. Doug has really biased reviews

Vor 13 Stunden
Nicholas Seamans
Nicholas Seamans

This is like the old version of my console is better than yours

Vor 7 Tage
egmccann
egmccann

No headrest? ... Did you pull up on those things behind your neck that you noted the logo stitched on? They tended to extend on most cars like that.

Vor 8 Tage
Cloud Of Time
Cloud Of Time

You know what else would save money? Don't put any badge on the seat belts.

Vor 8 Tage
Jorge Suarez
Jorge Suarez

this guy needs to review old cars like they need to be he keeps comparing it to new age bullshit

Vor 8 Tage
lucas _
lucas _

This was the best fast and furious car ever though..

Vor 9 Tage
Eric Braun
Eric Braun

0-60 is actually 4.9 sec. It is quick. If you took off from a stop throttle braking first, you'd feel that... spinning its tires into 2nd gear. The best part of these is you could get them to 750hp with bolt-ons... and it was reliable. Ask me how I know. I had 4 of these Turbo Buicks and the last one got into the mid 10's @ 135 on street tires. And the engine was just as quiet. God's hand shoving you in the back.

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Rudeboy Em
Rudeboy Em

Awesome awesome awesome 👏🏾!!!!!!! Good job Doug !!!!!!

Vor 9 Tage
nick Canova
nick Canova

how about stop worrying about over pronouncing words and go through a few years at full throttle before saying how it performs , just saying , IV seen it with quite a few and then some that suck are said to be fast ? Stop being scared big guy .

Vor 9 Tage
Patrick Hartge
Patrick Hartge

It's always surprising how many people don't know the reason behind the 85 MPH speedo. That was a federal law at the time. Also you can tell Doug doesnt drive old cars often because the position of the manual mirrors is extremely typical. Its uncommon for any car with manual mirrors of that era to have them In a different spot. Even my 89 Maserati had them that way.

Vor 9 Tage
Patrick Hartge
Patrick Hartge

@Captain Obvious Yah, obviously

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Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious

It was so you couldn’t travel in time.

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Jack Larson
Jack Larson

you can have it in any color you like as long as it's black oh wait.... that was Ford...........

Vor 9 Tage
jim poeschmann
jim poeschmann

so ugly

Vor 9 Tage
NeInE 670
NeInE 670

the grand national is so underrated ;-;

Vor 9 Tage
MaximRecoil
MaximRecoil

At 14:53 on the left-hand side of the screen, it shows 95.7 WWMJ (Maine), which was my favorite radio station when I was a kid. I started listening to it in 1987 when I was 12, and when the Grand National in this video was brand new. It was an "oldies" station ('50s and '60 rock and roll) with an awesome DJ by the name of "Mighty" John Marshall. He brought his own stack of records to work with him each night, so the song selections during his shift were far wider than when he wasn't working. I used to listen every night when he was working, with a blank tape in my boombox ready to record songs I liked. Around the same time, I started hanging out with Tom, who was in my 6th grade class. He was into cars and thought the Grand National was awesome. There was one that drove around town and whenever we saw it he made a big fuss over it. I didn't see the appeal. It had a typical boxy '80s family car body style. I understood that it was fast, but it was still boring looking. Tom and I agreed on most things, i.e., we both liked '60s and early '70s muscle cars and pony cars, plus Corvettes and exotic sports cars from companies such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche, but he was never able to convince me that the Grand National was cool. Any car can be made to go fast, but it takes exceptional talent to design a good-looking body style, and nothing GM made in the late '80s looked good (the C4 Corvette was their best looking car, but it was a downgrade from the C2 and C3; the third-generation Camaros and Firebirds looked okay, but they were downgrades from first- and second-generation). Nothing Ford or Chrysler made in the late '80s looked good either. For that matter, no car manufacturer on Earth has designed a really good-looking car since the 1970s.

Vor 9 Tage
blaakrose
blaakrose

GM engineers from the 80's probably would have gotten aneurysms if there was a Doug DeMuro reviewing this Grand National pointing out all the quifks of this car.

Vor 10 Tage
CC Ryder
CC Ryder

You guys dont know Jack, LOl you watch fast and furious or listen to your uncles bulshit stories, the Gran national was quick but the 89 trans am turbo was quicker, and top speed all the trans ams with 305 tpi or 350s were faster as far as hitting top end , the grand national was good for maybe 115, it just got theyre quicker then most but a vette was good for 145 the same for the iroc z and the trans ams, you little school kids need schooled on the facts, and then probably none of you ever heard of the firehawk firebird, LOl 375 factory horsepower with a race suspension, LOl, when you kiddies get educated on the facts talk to Me.

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CC Ryder
CC Ryder

It really isnt, the 89 turbo trans am was faster and it handled, granted it was the same motor as the gran national and a low production car, never the less it was faster.

Vor 10 Tage
Eric Braun
Eric Braun

Different heads to make it fit between the TA's front fender wells. They gave it a few hp more... like 250 or something.

Vor 9 Tage
Dilanka Saluwadana
Dilanka Saluwadana

Do venome GT please

Vor 10 Tage
Wolfguard 1
Wolfguard 1

Have you tested a 1995 Thunderbird supercoupe yet?

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Trevor B
Trevor B

Love those cars

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No Names
No Names

Doug, 'Litre' is also the Canadian spelling which is where these cars were built. They were built in Oshawa, Ontario Canada

Vor 10 Tage
VideoAmericanStyle
VideoAmericanStyle

Undeniably fast but hideous, capturing nearly everything wrong with 1980s American vehicle design.

Vor 10 Tage
MaximRecoil
MaximRecoil

@You Can't Unhear This The BMW E28 was okay looking and so was the Mercedes W126, though it was introduced in '79 so it doesn't count as being designed in the '80s or later. The E29 was almost exactly the same body style as the E12, introduced in 1972, so it doesn't really count either. For that matter, the Mercedes W126 was almost the same body style as the W116, which was also introduced in 1972, which even further removes it from the 1980s. Second-generation Mazda RX-7s were okay looking but looked like a cheap knockoff of a Porsche 924 (or 928, 944, or 968), which was a mid-1970s body style. Third-generation RX-7s (introduced in 1992) were ugly as homemade shoes. They had that horrible melted look which was typical of 1990s body styles, and which was even worse than the boxy '80s body styles. The original Lexus (LS400) was a boring design, and not long after it was introduced, the Camry was restyled to look very similar to it. Me saying that _every_ body style designed in the '80s or later was ugly, was a bit of hyperbole. There were a lot of _okay_ looking body styles that were designed in the '80s, but as you get into the 1990s, it's harder for me to find ones that were even okay looking, and the 2000s and 2010s model years were even worse. I expect the 2020s to continue the downward spiral.

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You Can't Unhear This
You Can't Unhear This

MaximRecoil I’d argue that the Europeans were on top of their game in the 80s and 90s (BMW e28, Mercedes W126, etc), and the Japanese in the early 90s (Lexus LS, Mazda RX7, etc). But the US? Anything after the fuel crisis was just pathetic.

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MaximRecoil
MaximRecoil

_Every_ car designed in the '80s or later is ugly. That doesn't include cars whose body styles were still being manufactured in the '80s but were designed earlier, such as the Ferrari 308 (introduced in 1975), Porsche 911 (introduced in 1963), etc.

Vor 9 Tage
omer salman
omer salman

The Front is 15 feet and the back is 15 feet...

Vor 10 Tage
Abbi Ravindhran
Abbi Ravindhran

1980 Buick Grand National has power seats but 2015 Mini Cooper Countryman does not. LMAO

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Imagineth
Imagineth

Please do a 1987-88 Monte Carlo SS.

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Marney Olson
Marney Olson

And then the 90’s came and made Buick an old man car.

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watman
watman

That's lieutenant right and lieutenant left for you.

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spparodi
spparodi

Someone...ANYONE....at 18:52, screen shot an image of the engine. Please tell me, on the alternator, the hook set up that’s going on. What in the world is that for? Also zoom in on your screen shot, below that hook, is that a ratchet tie down connected to it?!? I know I know sounds crazy or ignorant of me not knowing more of the engines anatomy in this car......unless a motor mount was going and he used it as a temp fix for the video???🤔

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Jef Rey
Jef Rey

GNX is my favorite car of all time. Used to be porche's all the time with it.

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iluvGlee98
iluvGlee98

Potresti cercare un buon vecchio Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera con cui realizzare un video? Mia nonna ne aveva posseduta una prima che io nascessi e mi piacerebbe genuinamente sentir la tua opinione. Could you look for a good old Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera with which to make a video? My grandmother had owned one before I was born and would genuinely love to hear your opinion.

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Chuyo
Chuyo

You didn’t realized it was fast until it was beating you.... haha good one

Vor 12 Tage
Mitchell Pritsker
Mitchell Pritsker

You should do more cars Doug quirks and features of any car that you can review.

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kim Dierichsen
kim Dierichsen

Damn its ugly. and the orange peel paint job is very fitting.

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Aou Celloutus
Aou Celloutus

85mph??? that's a shame.

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Yul Strokheet Al-Wauch
Yul Strokheet Al-Wauch

7 out of 10 cool factor? >:(

Vor 12 Tage
Darnell Hendeason
Darnell Hendeason

Should have had a much higher score, at least 30.

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Quintin Wright
Quintin Wright

Did he just say a car with a v6 was a muscle car......

Vor 12 Tage
William R.
William R.

Body by Fisher price 😂😂😂😂

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William R.
William R.

Review that shit MANNNN 🤘🤘🤘🤘

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Jason Colby
Jason Colby

"Quirkfest" 🤯........👍🏻

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wolftmfg
wolftmfg

Imagine a square steering wheel 🤣

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Смирнов Егор
Смирнов Егор

Hello! I am a Russian guy. Review the legend of the Japanese production TOYOTA MARK 2 jzx90 1jz-gte or Grand G jzx91

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Douglas Buck
Douglas Buck

Does it come with Apple Carplay?

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mdmbkr
mdmbkr

For being a “car guy” you’re super late to this car. Your “Dougscore” completely missed the mark too. The “cool factor” on the GN is astronomical, and when it comes to acceleration ... watch your own video. PS, what about the Monte Carlo SS?

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mdmbkr
mdmbkr

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).

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Frankie Deuce
Frankie Deuce

In the 70's and '80s, the government federally mandated 85 mile per hour speedometers. You literally could not get one that read beyond 85mph. And if it did have hash marks beyond 85, there were no numbers.

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Fentanyl funk
Fentanyl funk

cool factor should be 10/10

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War N Peace
War N Peace

You forgot to mention the Buick regal T type

Vor 14 Tage
soloist78
soloist78

doug is the kind of guy that grabs a mirror like its a titty. @ 5:22

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brad h
brad h

Back when buttons were metal.

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Carson Lowe
Carson Lowe

I purchased my first Regal in 1980. It had a V8. In '85, I purchased a 3.8 liter turbo. Non inter-cooled, it was replaced three times. Of course you, Doug, were still enjoying crayons. Your vids are nothing more than redundant for those of us born in the early '50's.

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Traveler 1980
Traveler 1980

Does anybody else remember what it was like trying to put those GM seat belts on after the car had been sitting in the summer heat for a few hours?

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cyfrezzel gamer
cyfrezzel gamer

a ballas car in GTA SA

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Martin Angelov
Martin Angelov

pure love

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Max the Madvertiser
Max the Madvertiser

Acceleration is a 2? Doug, did you watch your vid before scoring it?

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Paul Soto
Paul Soto

Max the Madvertiser , these cars even to today’s standards are fast. Blessed to have one sitting in the Garage

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Paul Soto
Paul Soto

Nathan Bower I’d still take the Grand National over any Viper or Ford GT

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Chase Sant
Chase Sant

You have to think about the 4 speed transmission too. If it had more gears then it would probably be better

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Nathan Bower
Nathan Bower

@Max the Madvertiser so have I. The standard grand national does 0-60 in around 5 seconds. His current grade scale has multiple super cars/sports cars. 5 seconds is family sedan territory compared to today's cars. They were incredible cars. They still are! But on a scale where a Viper or GT is getting a 8-9 on the acceleration scale, I'd say a 2 is fair for a buick GN

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Max the Madvertiser
Max the Madvertiser

@Nathan Bower I've been in one. It had great acceleration. Even the Regal and Monte Carlo had great acceleration.

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Rock and Rye
Rock and Rye

Radial T/A? Could do alot better than those.... Unless of course owner is planning on driving it in the snow.

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P W
P W

"The Buick Grand National was faster than a Countach" Acceleration - Countach 6 out of 10 Grand National 2 out of 10 Seems legit

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P W
P W

@Traveler 1980 Grand National 0-60 5.4 secs Countach 5.8 Grand national also wins a 1/4 mile race. What metrics would you use to compare acceleration? Grand national is a faster car in every metric except for maybe top speed since those old boats were governed at around 126 so you dont die. Regal suspension and frame were never meant to do more than 100.

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Traveler 1980
Traveler 1980

Patrick W acceleration does not equal speed

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Raymond Finkle
Raymond Finkle

i bet dougs tongue is three times the size of a normal human ...

Vor 15 Tage
thackertm
thackertm

It was the fastest stock 1/4 mile car (American of the 80's). Faster than the Vett, in a straight line.

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CC Ryder
CC Ryder

No it wasnt damn it, LOl the 89 trans am turbo was faster, you guys sure dont know your cars, you know the same trans am sam Kinison was killed,.And it wasnt faster then a vette down the highway once the vette caught it it was game over, top speed on those was arouind 115, a Iroc z would beat it for top speed.

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Daniel Laurencin
Daniel Laurencin

Dug that looking like a car in GTA San andreas its the car the bollers have in GTA

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Richard's World Traveler
Richard's World Traveler

For several years, I think in the 80's the car that was considered the best in the car audio world was a Buick Grand National.

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OnTheRocks
OnTheRocks

There was a federal rule in the 80's that cars could only have speedometers that went to 85mph. It, and the orange highlighted 55mph (national speed limit at the time) were devised as a fuel saving measure. The thinking being that people would drive slower if the speedometer only went to 85...??? Obviously this didn't work at all and was abandoned.

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Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson

It worked more than people are willing to admit these days, though. Plus the overall downward pressure on speed from the national speed limit also helped (particularly on freeways) with dynamic loading of road surfaces and bridges, which helped stretch their lifespans a bit.

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seasideWORKSHY
seasideWORKSHY

Surely it deserved more than a 2 out of 10 for Acceleration?

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Patrick Hartge
Patrick Hartge

@Matt Pritchard except he rated the typhoon higher even though its slower lol

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Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious

Doug isn’t a car genius people.

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Robert Pajkovski
Robert Pajkovski

Matt Pritchard so what’s a car that does 0-60 in 8 seconds?! Just goes to show that the rating is “developed” by a moron.

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Matt Pritchard
Matt Pritchard

The acceleration score is a fixed scale for 0-60 MPH times for all years, which favors today's 500+HP cars with AWD and launch control. Even the Ferraris and Lambos of the 70's and 80s get low scores. In the 80s it was a BIG deal to hit 6.0 seconds for a car's 0-60 time. Today we got a bunch that hit 60 in under 3 seconds. The Doug Score for Acceleration: Under 3.0 sec = 10 3.0 - 3.5 sec = 9 3.5 - 4.0 sec = 8 4.0 - 4.5 sec = 7 4.5 - 5.0 sec = 6 5.0 - 5.5 sec = 5 5.5 - 6.0 sec = 4 6.0 - 6.5 sec = 3 6.5 - 7.0 sec = 2 ( the GN was 6.7 ) Over 7.0 sec = 1

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Robert Pajkovski
Robert Pajkovski

Doug DeMoron

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Jean Fresco
Jean Fresco

No one wants to see Muscle Car reviews. Posts a Grand National that has more views than a Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster, McLaren 720S Spyder, Koenigsegg CCX, Ferrari 488 Pista, Aston Martin DS Superleggara and many more (ties a lot of other exotic videos that have been up longer as well). But hey, no one wants to see Muscle Car videos. You’re underestimating your audience Doug, just like you’re overestimating them wanting to shell out the bucks for a signed photo.

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Michael C. Gonsalves
Michael C. Gonsalves

Acceleration 2 out of 10 @ 0 - 60 in 6 seconds in 1987 and even in today's times ? Utterly insulting !

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Trevor B
Trevor B

This guys an idiot thou

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HORIA KARIM
HORIA KARIM

@Nathan McDonald It was fast. I do not know where Doug is getting his numbers from. Even Road and Track stated that it did 0-60 in less than 6 seconds with a soft launch (June 1987 issue). Car and Driver tested it at 4.9 seconds in April of 1986. The poorest 0-60 test was Motor Trend in August 1987. It was a hot August day and the GN still did 0-60 in 6.1 seconds. These cars were not good handlers and had poor braking (rear drums), but acceleration was its forte. Doug is misinformed to say the least.

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HORIA KARIM
HORIA KARIM

Doug is misinformed. Doug may look and act like he is 40-something, but he is only 30-years old if I am not mistaken. On the April 1986 issue of Car and Drive, the 1986 Buick Grand National was clocked in at 4.9 seconds 0-60mph. A variation of the same exact motor was used in the 1989 Turbo Trans Am. That car was clocked in at 4.6 seconds 0-60mph on the June 1989 issue of Car and Driver. The GNX was not a high performance version of the Grand National. It was more of the ultimate sign off to the Grand National. It only had a modified turbo with a ceramic compressor wheel, upgraded intercooler with higher fin pitch, ported heads, reprogrammed ROM chip, and a modified suspension. You cannot go from 0-60 in 6.7 seconds to a Lamborghini killer with those mild performance modifications. I had to use my wife's Youtube account because I do not have one. It takes a lot to "irk" me and Doug did it with his 2/10 in acceleration. I had to correct his misinformation.

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Eric Braun
Eric Braun

0-60 was actually a verified and repeatable 4.9 sec. It was quick!

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Nathan McDonald
Nathan McDonald

By todays standards 6 sec 0-60 is pretty standard, most fullsize pickups will do it faster now. I do agree that in 1987 though that was super impressive.

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The Dopamine
The Dopamine

Dodge had the diplomat and Gm had the Gnx what did ford have? Thunderbird?

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cannabinized
cannabinized

Cars like these remind me of Fargo

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Andre Mallet
Andre Mallet

..critiques the th2004r for being lackluster...puts his foot into it and promptly snaps his neck...lol

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Mark S
Mark S

The ultimate muscle car is a damn 1994 Toyota Supra bruh.... Japanesemsucle gaaaang

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Samsir Alam
Samsir Alam

Thats just a city car if it wasnt modified.

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DriveCFL
DriveCFL

Who needs ventilated seats when you have a front blowing crotch cooler.

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Andrew Donohue
Andrew Donohue

now we are talking

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Chump Johnson
Chump Johnson

Oil change at 7500 miles in 1980’s with the crappy oil then? No wonder cars rarely made it over 100K miles.

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