The Buick Reatta Was a 1980s High-Tech Marvel

7. 07. 2020
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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 DeMuroPřed 4 měsíci
    • PatienceMelissa Wow ,

      Luis VelRosLuis VelRosPřed měsícem
    • It was $27,250 new in 1989.

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

      Tristan Charles Matheson-On-BELLTristan Charles Matheson-On-BELLPřed 2 měsíci
    • Screen steals the show..Engine, not much.

      Master R MilanMaster R MilanPřed 2 měsíci
    • hey doug you looked at the LAGONDA ​​logo EXACTLY BELOW THE TOUCH SCREEN but it says no smoking

      Luis VelRosLuis VelRosPřed 3 měsíci
  • I literally just seen one of these at a Home Depot and stopped and stared at it for awhile

    JaDeD dRaGoNJaDeD dRaGoNPřed dnem
  • No freaking way that car is frm 1980’s.

    Igna OriginalsIgna OriginalsPřed 4 dny
  • 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 CameronPřed 4 dny
  • this is my daily driver!! :) love it so so much

    Aynsley SowderAynsley SowderPřed 5 dny
  • 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 GraemePřed 6 dny
  • I had 4 people in mine one rime. Lol

    Sabrina EllisonSabrina EllisonPřed 7 dny
  • 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 EllisonPřed 7 dny
  • The fog lamps were so bright you didn't need head lights

    Sabrina EllisonSabrina EllisonPřed 7 dny
  • 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 EllisonPřed 7 dny
  • 3:03 location 😇

    Mark RMark RPřed 7 dny
  • 19:28 That panel gap 😂

    PunkyB 88PunkyB 88Před 7 dny
  • My aunt had a convertible it would fly

    Herbert SextonHerbert SextonPřed 9 dny
  • As a Reatta owner. That horn is failing. The Reatta horn has 3 tones and it sounds like the middle pitch one is out

    WigWoo1WigWoo1Před 11 dny
  • ZZZZiisssss!!

    Rafael Dourado MorbeckRafael Dourado MorbeckPřed 11 dny
  • What car back in the 80s actually talked? Rode in one before, but can't remember what it was.

    Mark ArunskiMark ArunskiPřed 12 dny
  • 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 MikePřed 14 dny
  • 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 FASTPřed 15 dny
  • I would've been totally fine if car entertainment systems stopped here.

    wev71wev71Před 16 dny
  • The turn signal ding sounds like the newer chime in gm cars

    Cristian SneckenburgCristian SneckenburgPřed 17 dny
  • Nice car, stood out too. Older people usually drove it, mostly women! 🌟

    Jack JohnsonJack JohnsonPřed 20 dny
  • “The Twilight Sentinel, where you can set it to either Team Edward or Team Jacob” -Tyler Hoover

    Illiniguy34Illiniguy34Před 21 dnem
  • may or may not be getting one as a project car ✋😋🤚

    lilGoon69lilGoon69Před 21 dnem
  • The screen is same on my 1989 Riviera I once owned. My screen died later. Hence NO MORE CONTROLS

    rascalrascalPřed 22 dny
  • Come check out my 2005 jaguar XKR

    Rana NisarRana NisarPřed 22 dny
  • 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 NagyPřed 22 dny
  • 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 KolesnykPřed 23 dny
  • 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 ZuckerburgPřed 26 dny
  • 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 ZuckerburgPřed 26 dny
  • 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 ZuckerburgPřed 26 dny
  • Now that's fascinating.

    Anthony HavenAnthony HavenPřed 26 dny
  • I'm not a car guy, but every so often I get this channel on my CSworld reconmendations and end up binge watching all of the 1970s-2000 cars.

    Marko RedanoMarko RedanoPřed 26 dny
  • Look, we copied a first gen RX7 ten years after the fact! -Buick

    Alex BrewerAlex BrewerPřed 27 dny
  • The screen reminds me of Fallout lol

    Nero XNero XPřed 28 dny
  • 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 BudaPřed 29 dny
  • Ha its 2020 and we still have laggy screens, dang

    Nintendo GamerNintendo GamerPřed 29 dny
  • 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 LeBlancPřed 29 dny
  • Reatta: Cassette deck ejects when you press the eject button on screen.* Ford Sync: Screw you bro I normally don't work.

    General OrangerGeneral OrangerPřed měsícem
  • Please review a nissian silvia s15

    Arvin GobinArvin GobinPřed měsícem
  • That screen is amazing!!??

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

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

    Punch RockgroinPunch RockgroinPřed měsícem
  • 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 SzinaiPřed měsícem
  • Lol the Some modern cars don’t have touch screen

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

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

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

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

    Igor RalićIgor RalićPřed měsícem
  • 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 CagayatPřed měsícem
  • Buick Reatta be like:pre installed Pip boy

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

    Carlos PerezCarlos PerezPřed měsícem
  • 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 FynnPřed měsícem
  • Another great review of a lost 80’S gem by Doug “aaaand next up” DeMuro

    KorbenDallas MultipassKorbenDallas MultipassPřed měsícem
  • 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.

    MagniKhanMagniKhanPřed měsícem
  • 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 lopesPřed měsícem
  • It kind of looks like Buick’s attempt at a fiero.

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

    Charlie LubeckCharlie LubeckPřed měsícem
  • whats the value of these currently

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

    ART EFXART EFXPřed měsícem
  • 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 SPřed měsícem
  • This anti-corvette has a better infotainment system than a modern McLaren. Other manufacturers should be taking notes

    Felenov-officialFelenov-officialPřed měsícem

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

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

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

    Jamil carsJamil carsPřed měsícem
  • 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 DivaPřed měsícem
  • 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 MunchPřed měsícem
  • That touch screen reminds me of the Pip Boy from Fallout 😁

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

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

    lxrlxrPřed měsícem
  • I think I've found my new dream car

    Bde15Bde15Před měsícem
  • Found the foundation for my next draft build

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

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

    volvos60blokevolvos60blokePřed měsícem
  • Was the Reatta on the same platform as the Fiero?

    Tommy LitzTommy LitzPřed měsícem
  • Didnt see an ashtray

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

    Bobby & AnnieBobby & AnniePřed měsícem
  • 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 KirschnerPřed měsícem
  • 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_ 2319Před měsícem
  • 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.

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

    Sexy BagelSexy BagelPřed měsícem
    • 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.

      sofadviolatorsofadviolatorPřed měsícem
    • Yes

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

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

    Mason BrazillMason BrazillPřed měsícem
  • Looks like a Pontiac Fiero

    EyesTell AStoryEyesTell AStoryPřed měsícem
  • 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 FriebenPřed měsícem
  • the pedals labelled for the parts company to see

    WeaponeGWeaponeGPřed měsícem
  • My Golf Sportwagen has a touch screen for the radio ONLY. Everything else has a simple to use button. I love it, thank you Lord !!! However, WOW, just WOW. The top of the line Mercedes W126 560SEL had NOTHING like this.

    Moto GuzziMoto GuzziPřed měsícem
  • The manual Headlight-popup grips are the same as in the Lotus Elan M100

    frauhansencomfrauhansencomPřed měsícem
  • So basically the infotainment screen in this is a pipboy

    VBBNVBBNPřed měsícem
  • Missing the G from regatta and the U from gauge

    JohnnyJohnnyPřed měsícem
  • "Remember to include your locaRtion!"

    brasco934brasco934Před 2 měsíci
  • I want one of these just to take to Miata meetups. I’d pull up, and a just yell, “Dammit! Not again.”

    Topher MTopher MPřed 2 měsíci
  • I don’t even have touch screen in my 2013 cls550

    Seneca McMillian, RNSeneca McMillian, RNPřed 2 měsíci
  • Everyone didn't watch this video on this cool car.

    chopper218chopper218Před 2 měsíci
  • The most interesting American made car I've seen - I would have been tempted by one back in the day !

    J TaylorJ TaylorPřed 2 měsíci
  • I WANT one. :/

    Alexander AyersAlexander AyersPřed 2 měsíci
  • look at that glorious front overhang. also can someone explain how some of these old HUGE American engines have so few horsepower.

    Matija MarkovicMatija MarkovicPřed 2 měsíci
  • touchamahcock

    WillhouseWillhousePřed 2 měsíci
  • My cousin had a Buick in the late 90's that had a touch screen! I think her's was a Buick Regal though!

    Jeremy KegleyJeremy KegleyPřed 2 měsíci