The Buick Reatta Was a 1980s High-Tech Marvel

2020.júl. 7.
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The Buick Reatta was a marvel of technology, and a tremendously interesting and unusual car. Today I'm reviewing the Buick Reatta, and I'm going to show you all the quirks and features of this interesting coupe. I'm also going to drive the Reatta and show you what it's like on the road.
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  • Behold - the glorious touchscreen! This is one of my favorite recent videos. Enjoy!

    Doug DeMuroDoug DeMuro4 hónapja
    • It would be cool to see Doug do a 95 - 99 Buick Riviera. Buick brought in the 90s in interesting fashion and they left it in interesting fashion .... ironically same-ish 3800 V6 powering both lol. I feel Doug would have fun with the Riviera's quirky stylings.

      BrAve Dirty HaWkBrAve Dirty HaWk15 órája
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      Luis VelRosLuis VelRosHónapja
    • It was $27,250 new in 1989.

    • Rocket Man not really if it was electric yes it would

      Tristan Charles Matheson-On-BELLTristan Charles Matheson-On-BELL2 hónapja
    • Screen steals the show..Engine, not much.

      Master R MilanMaster R Milan3 hónapja
  • Had a ride in one back in the day..quite nice..very sporty.

    Ted MalleyTed Malley10 perccel
  • I would to see new production touchscreens for these cars.

    Gahlok12Gahlok1215 órája
  • My problem is you are ranking it compared to today's market. You need to be retrospective - I think that touch screen is amazing for 1988 standards. We need some simple designs to come back.

    Mike HarrisMike HarrisNapja
  • I love this car and seen one identically to this same one in this video...beautiful car

    Randy Crossland JrRandy Crossland Jr2 napja
  • Cornering lights, just like a 1990 Lexus LS 400

    Andre juneauAndre juneau2 napja
  • Doug needs to do a review of a Chevy Beretta!

    DucaudiDucaudi3 napja
  • You act like this is a 1980 car, even for 1989 these are horrible ergonomics , in other words Lexus ummmm Lexus maybe.

    Uz 33Uz 333 napja
  • Another pile of junk from GM, gone with the wind.

    Uz 33Uz 333 napja
  • Lol let's act Lexus didn't exist..

    Uz 33Uz 333 napja
  • Why are did GM have such a hard time with rear tire placement, always tucked up into the c pillar, looks cheap.

    Uz 33Uz 333 napja
  • Theres a dude in our town who has two of these.

    FaZeCartman 1FaZeCartman 13 napja
  • Car gives me alien vibes

  • These are my favourite kinds of Doug videos, far more quirky and interesting than most new cars.

    yung$amuraiyung$amurai5 napja
  • I literally just seen one of these at a Home Depot and stopped and stared at it for awhile

    JaDeD dRaGoNJaDeD dRaGoN7 napja
  • No freaking way that car is frm 1980’s.

    Igna OriginalsIgna Originals10 napja
  • I'll never forget getting an hj in one of these in high-school. I remember scrolling through this screen when she went in for the bj. Cool car. I never talked to her again

    Jonathan CameronJonathan Cameron10 napja
  • this is my daily driver!! :) love it so so much

    Aynsley SowderAynsley Sowder11 napja
  • Rio gave his hoe this car in good girls of anyone cares lol i cant beleive I spotted it it was one of the drug cars rio sent to beths dealership it was green!!

    Kyle GraemeKyle Graeme12 napja
  • I had 4 people in mine one rime. Lol

    Sabrina EllisonSabrina Ellison13 napja
  • The glare on windshield was horrible at noon. . It wasn't very safe changing the radio or anyrhing. You had to look away too long. Lol. Believe me I know. Miss that car.

    Sabrina EllisonSabrina Ellison13 napja
  • The fog lamps were so bright you didn't need head lights

    Sabrina EllisonSabrina Ellison13 napja
  • I had a black one with red leather and sued seats. More maroon than red. Loved it. I had a 68 camaro the pulled 13.5 in the quarter before that. I still loved it. It wasn't cheap. 30k in 88/89 wasn't cheap.

    Sabrina EllisonSabrina Ellison13 napja
  • 3:03 location 😇

    Mark RMark R13 napja
  • 19:28 That panel gap 😂

    PunkyB 88PunkyB 8813 napja
  • My aunt had a convertible it would fly

    Herbert SextonHerbert Sexton15 napja
  • As a Reatta owner. That horn is failing. The Reatta horn has 3 tones and it sounds like the middle pitch one is out

    WigWoo1WigWoo117 napja
  • ZZZZiisssss!!

    Rafael Dourado MorbeckRafael Dourado Morbeck17 napja
  • What car back in the 80s actually talked? Rode in one before, but can't remember what it was.

    Mark ArunskiMark Arunski18 napja
  • I recall many reviews of this car at the time lamented not having the ability to change settings without taking your eyes off the road. Good thing touch screens wouldn't eventually become commonplace.

    Moto MikeMoto Mike20 napja
  • Love watching cars like these. Keep it up! New exotics are interesting in tech, but these kind are just unique and have a bit more character

    Kawasaki FASTKawasaki FAST21 napja
  • I would've been totally fine if car entertainment systems stopped here.

    wev71wev7122 napja
  • The turn signal ding sounds like the newer chime in gm cars

    Cristian SneckenburgCristian Sneckenburg23 napja
  • Nice car, stood out too. Older people usually drove it, mostly women! 🌟

    Jack JohnsonJack Johnson26 napja
  • “The Twilight Sentinel, where you can set it to either Team Edward or Team Jacob” -Tyler Hoover

    Illiniguy34Illiniguy3427 napja
  • may or may not be getting one as a project car ✋😋🤚

    lilGoon69lilGoon6927 napja
  • The screen is same on my 1989 Riviera I once owned. My screen died later. Hence NO MORE CONTROLS

    rascalrascal27 napja
  • Come check out my 2005 jaguar XKR

    Rana NisarRana Nisar28 napja
  • That touch screen this is impressive for 1980s programming. They must have spent a lot of money developing that. That would have been a big deal.

    Benjamin NagyBenjamin Nagy28 napja
  • My parents bought two to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Drove them daily for over twenty years. They both were driven on cross country road trips and once went from Wisconsin to Alaska. Both were very reliable and were driven in excess of 250k. Their German Shepherd rode behind the seats.

    Yuriy KolesnykYuriy Kolesnyk29 napja
  • This video smells like visiting grandma's

  • The calendar circuit could check and adjust itself until new years 1999 to 2000 after that the year would be 1900.

    Dick ZuckerburgDick ZuckerburgHónapja
  • The "Twilight Sentinel" was good when it worked, however after twilight you would be in darkness and then it would turn off your lights if it were malfunctioning.

    Dick ZuckerburgDick ZuckerburgHónapja
  • A 1980s high tech marvel? That means you had to take it to the Buick dealer to get it fixed. There the technician who specializes in computerized fuel injection and ignition systems can hook it up to his computer and this will connect him to the GM engineers in Michigan. Can they fix it ? Maybe ,maybe not.

    Dick ZuckerburgDick ZuckerburgHónapja
  • Now that's fascinating.

    Anthony HavenAnthony HavenHónapja
  • I'm not a car guy, but every so often I get this channel on my HUworld reconmendations and end up binge watching all of the 1970s-2000 cars.

    Marko RedanoMarko RedanoHónapja
  • Look, we copied a first gen RX7 ten years after the fact! -Buick

    Alex BrewerAlex BrewerHónapja
  • The screen reminds me of Fallout lol

    xXNeroXx XxXNeroXx XHónapja
  • I own a red 1989 reatta and it is not your grandfather's Buick, but yet a youthful romantic coupe that handles well and turns more heads than a Corvette of the same year, all the features are the birthplace of a lot of the modern features that we now take for granted as well as a 3.8 liter engine that you can get parts for easily today, the sporty design, power and handling is amazing as well as having the sleek veneer of the 1980s. The Doug score was highly unfair to the car.

    Christopher BudaChristopher BudaHónapja
  • Ha its 2020 and we still have laggy screens, dang

    Nintendo GamerNintendo GamerHónapja
  • Hey find a really good condition Audi B5S4 and give that a review! Better yet find a B5S4 avant stage 3 and give that a drive.

    John LeBlancJohn LeBlancHónapja
  • Reatta: Cassette deck ejects when you press the eject button on screen.* Ford Sync: Screw you bro I normally don't work.

    General OrangerGeneral OrangerHónapja
  • Please review a nissian silvia s15

    Arvin GobinArvin GobinHónapja
  • That screen is amazing!!??

    Mark GibsonMark GibsonHónapja
  • I had an 88 Toronado that shared the same tech. Very cool cars for their era.

    J PJ PHónapja
  • Huh, the Buick Reatta was Y2K-compliant.

    Punch RockgroinPunch RockgroinHónapja
  • hy lol a pug 205 gt? i own a 205 gt and a 205 junior too :D and i can't sell them in hungary europe ....

    Róbert SzinaiRóbert SzinaiHónapja
  • Lol the Some modern cars don’t have touch screen

    Wyatt SWyatt SHónapja
  • Cool little car , way ahead of it's time..

    Dave turboDave turboHónapja
  • Certain IBM crt monitors had touchscreens in them around the early 90s. LGR has a great video on one.

  • What a seriously ugly car. It's as if someone thought "you know what? A Lincoln towncar would make a great coupe!"

    Edward KenworthyEdward KenworthyHónapja
  • @6:50 well, that's the Fiat's "speed beep" before it was called a speed beep ;)

    Igor RalićIgor RalićHónapja
  • It's one of Buick's first and last 2 seater sports coupe and roadster. If only it came in the form of or the basis of the Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky roadster

    Franco CagayatFranco CagayatHónapja
  • Buick Reatta be like:pre installed Pip boy

  • 3:03 Doug is the type of guy to misspell location

    Carlos PerezCarlos PerezHónapja
  • come on Doug, do us all a favour and review a 240, 740 or 940 Volvo and let it make # 1 on your list. It's like an anti-Glock guy refusing to do a Glock review because he knows it's gonna top the list.

    Nickey FynnNickey FynnHónapja
  • Another great review of a lost 80’S gem by Doug “aaaand next up” DeMuro

    KorbenDallas MultipassKorbenDallas MultipassHónapja
  • Kudos to Doug to fine one of these. I've been curious about these since they came out and never had a chance to get in one. Thanks.

  • that touch screen looks like it's from the first Alien movie lol, I bet those touch screens went bad in 5 years or less.... from what I see online overhauling the touch screen costs $500 $75 core charge..

    samuel lopessamuel lopesHónapja
  • It kind of looks like Buick’s attempt at a fiero.

    David harrellDavid harrellHónapja
  • My dad had 2 of these! I couldn't, at 5 years old, have possibly appreciated how cool the guy was.

    Charlie LubeckCharlie LubeckHónapja
  • whats the value of these currently

    A KA KHónapja
  • NASA must have been involved in developing that touchscreen

  • Quirky that above the unleaded fuel only there’s diesel fuel only. Maybe that was an option to have the old diesel they used in other models.

    Jon SJon SHónapja
  • This anti-corvette has a better infotainment system than a modern McLaren. Other manufacturers should be taking notes


  • Rare? Really? Cause in my quest for a 300zx i saw probably ever reatta ever produced

  • One of these is for sale down my street, haha. I'd never seen it before

  • After he released this video the value of them grew to 18k

    Jamil carsJamil carsHónapja
  • I laughed out loud when you opened the hood. I had a 1989 Olds 88 that had that exact engine in it. She also had that same bright/dim feature on the visor mirrors. I miss that car so much. 🥺

    Northside DivaNorthside DivaHónapja
  • Styling is more like a 7 - it was styled by two different teams, one did the front, the other did the back, which is why it doesn't really flow together well. But the idea was for it to have an Italian look - and unlike Doug, I think it actually looks better now since it's not generic. One thing that is odd is pricing, I recall these being fairly expensive, which is why they didn't sell. If these are selling used in only that $10-12k range, I might try to buy one, at least one with a CRT.

    Rod MunchRod MunchHónapja
  • That touch screen reminds me of the Pip Boy from Fallout 😁

    Jan DurkáčJan DurkáčHónapja
  • Quel sens du détail ! J'aime, et si c'est fiable... Respect !

    Adrien OHMERAdrien OHMERHónapja
  • “Twilight Sentinel” sounds like the next Transformers sequel lmao

  • I think I've found my new dream car

  • Found the foundation for my next draft build

    Fig BatFig BatHónapja
  • Let's just not talk about the fact that this car misspelled "gauges" on its ultra futuristic touchscreen.

    Guy GordonGuy GordonHónapja
  • Makes me feel ill when i look at it

  • Was the Reatta on the same platform as the Fiero?

    Tommy LitzTommy LitzHónapja
  • Didnt see an ashtray

    Tommy LitzTommy LitzHónapja
  • Any idea what shirt Doug is wearing? I’m an AZ guy, but that doesn’t look familiar. I like it! Thanks 🙏🏻

    Bobby & AnnieBobby & AnnieHónapja
  • After all this time, I FINALLY figured out DougSpeak by watching this video: "Unusual" = Strange or unnecessarily weird for its own sake. "Interesting" = Idiotic beyond all description. "I like that" = This is comically goofy. "Unfortunately" = Nearly catastrophically. I'll need to remember these definitions and go back to see what he was REALLY saying about other cars! :)

    Darin KirschnerDarin KirschnerHónapja
  • My grandpa just gave me this for my first car he said it needs a new computer then it will be good it drives and everything ( I hope)

    Jcob_ 2319Jcob_ 2319Hónapja
  • My father had a Cadillac Seville from the '70s that had the so-called cornering lights (and so did his Buick Electra 225). Hi Citroen SM had the headlights that would turn to the steering wheel's movement. Amazing to see how old technology is making a come back in the 2020s.

  • I have the opportunity to buy one of these as my first car and it's in immaculate condition should I?

    Sexy BagelSexy BagelHónapja
    • Yes and no. If you're going to take care of it and maintain it well, then yes. These can be pricey to find some parts (mostly the braking system) and windshields can be $1500-$2500. Best thing you could do would be to buy it, store it and get a beater toyota camry as your daily driver. Eventually this might be a collector car depending on the condition due to its rarity.

    • Yes

      Ty JamesTy JamesHónapja
  • He said it was "rare and special", then in Doug score he said it's "not even that rare" when scoring daily value..

  • Is tha... oh never-mind I thought this was gta 5

    Mason BrazillMason Brazill2 hónapja
  • Looks like a Pontiac Fiero

    EyesTell AStoryEyesTell AStory2 hónapja
  • Doug is actually wrong. The Buick Riviera, in 1986, was the first Buick to have a touchscreen. Actually, it looks like the Reatta has the exact same touchscreen and dash as the Riviera. I know because my dad had an '86 Riviera and I borrowed it many times.

    Zachary FriebenZachary Frieben2 hónapja
  • the pedals labelled for the parts company to see

    WeaponeGWeaponeG2 hónapja