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Old July 11th, 2019, 12:54 PM
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Old July 11th, 2019, 01:30 PM
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Doug is arguably a millennial who doesn't appreciate what was and seems fixated on how "huge and monstrous" the CC is. He's lucky he's reviewing this one instead of a 73. His concept is to pitch this tech/design against new car standards which isn't really fair. In truth the Custom Cruiser isn't the worlds most practical offering from Olds but the one I had sure hauled lumber and building materials. It was also great for camping, especially when it rained and the tent got soaked.

The featured CC has some issues but presents very well.
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Old July 11th, 2019, 03:54 PM
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Definitely good trip vehicles... Had two back in the 80's & early 90's, 1977 & 1981... Plenty of space for four kids and all the necessities... Finally parted with the 81 a few years ago after the floors started rusting...
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Old July 11th, 2019, 05:53 PM
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I would love to have one. Already have a 455 for it
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Old July 12th, 2019, 04:22 AM
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I feel Doug D. professionally presents his reviews. If you look at the scores he compares the Custom Cruiser to at the end of the video it scores slightly lower than the 89 Cadillac Brougham. The Cadillac is a close competitor even though there's a few years between the 2. Comparing it to supercars like a Ferrari and Lamborghini isn't too objective, but Doug D. doesn't review much "old American iron."
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Doug is a quirky car reviewer on YouTube I've watched on and off for a few years. He has almost 3 million subscribers to his channel. That being said he makes very good money. He also has the ability and access to almost any car to review so by doing that wagon he is not afraid to review just about anything on wheels. He is I don't think even 30 yet so a lot of cars we know he has no experience with. So his opinion will be much different than ours.
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Quirky and millenial are not terms I prefer in anyone in a video I watch.
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I couldn't listen to him more than 5 minutes.
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Old July 12th, 2019, 07:17 AM
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Old July 12th, 2019, 08:41 AM
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Doug has been doing these reviews for years. I agree with a lot of the disdain referenced above that people feel towards him. He seems to be roughly my age, but I struggle to watch his videos because so many of his mannerisms make me cringe. He isn't particularly accurate or informed, his opinions on a lot of older cars have a current viewpoint bias, and he's generally a doof. That said, these qualities are why he has 3 million subscribers, so a lot of people seem to like him.
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He isn't that bad....peculiar mannerisms, but so what. I thought I was watching a young Jay Leno!
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He needs to drive a late 60s-early 70s Vista Cruiser, something with a well tuned 455.

Its kinda funny, some other things he complains about with the Custom Cruiser, are the very things I donít like about modern cars. I hate having to scroll thru the menu on the TV screen in the dash to do most anything, I donít like all the curves and rolling surfaces of todayís dashboards, I donít care for the huge rims and tires with no sidewalks, and lastly, the fact that most news cars look like every other modern car.

i guess my issue with these ďkidsĒ bitching about the flaws of cars older than they are is lack of perspective. Every car had the thin steering wheels, with the over-boosted power steering, cars with real steel bumpers that could actually take a bump without punching a hole in the plastic cover, seats that are comfy, engines that are simple to maintain, don't require scan tools or specialized equipment to diagnose, I could go on and on.

People drove cars like this everyday, in any weather, and manage just fine. The auto industry gave carbuyers exactly what they wanted. It seems to me that engineers could learn something by looking to incorporate some of the styling and functional features of the classics into todayís cars, instead of trying to reinvent the wheel.
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Old July 13th, 2019, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by matt69olds View Post
I donít care for the huge rims and tires with no sidewalks, and lastly, the fact that most news cars look like every other modern car.
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Oldsguy and I were discussing this recently. I wonder if folks said the same thing when our 50s, 60s and 70s cars were new?
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Old July 13th, 2019, 03:26 PM
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I wonder if folks said the same thing when our 50s, 60s and 70s cars were new?
Jesse - I can tell you for a fact we weren't talking about it on an Internet forum.
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Oldsguy and I were discussing this recently. I wonder if folks said the same thing when our 50s, 60s and 70s cars were new?
If you show a modern teen a 1950s, 60s or 70s parking lot, he'll tell you all cars look the same. And he wouldn't be wrong.









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Old July 14th, 2019, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by bw1339 View Post
If you show a modern teen a 1950s, 60s or 70s parking lot, he'll tell you all cars look the same. And he wouldn't be wrong.
Too true. Thanks for sharing the pics.

Another You Tube channel I like is Old Car Memories. It probably fits the folks on our forum better than Doug D.
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Do you really think a 58 Olds has any resemblance to say a 54 Studebaker? I have to disagree with you guys on this one. I grew up in the 50's and could tell you what any car I saw was.
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Do you really think a 58 Olds has any resemblance to say a 54 Studebaker? I have to disagree with you guys on this one. I grew up in the 50's and could tell you what any car I saw was.
Remove the grilles, headlights and trim and I bet even you would have to stare for a while at cars you grew up with... You just find them more interesting than modern cars, and I would agree there.

It doesn't change the fact that within the same era, styling remains within a fairly narrow range. If anything, car styling has changed much more slowly since the appearance of the jellybean Taurus.

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Old July 14th, 2019, 06:58 PM
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I agree with Glenn. There's absolutely no chance you would mistake a 54 Studebaker for a 58 Olds. They are 2 different breeds and it shows not only in the front end styling, but overall. I'll agree that within the respective model years and Big 3 brands there was similar design among the cars in the same years. Other than that, there was an effort by Detroit to have something innovative each model year, as that was what the public looked for and it was also an incentive to trade in or trade up every 3-4 years. Cars then weren't anticipated to last more than 5-7 years before they returned to the melting cauldrons.

Cars nowadays hold the same basic looks for at least 7-10 years (eg: Mitsubishi Lancer, Toyota Corolla, Ford Edge etc) and as noted by others, the design elements of new cars is very much similar from brand to brand. I don't know if that's on purpose or to test the waters of consumer loyalty.
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I bet 40 years from now people will talk about how much personality cars from 2020 had, vs the pods they use to go from place to place.

Individuality is in the eye of the beholder.

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I looked at the picture above and I can identify every car in the photo. I might be off a year or two on a few of them. Could anybody do that with a parking lot photo today. Most people (me included) would not even get the make correct. I would agree it started with the Taurus.
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Old July 15th, 2019, 04:14 AM
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Cars nowadays hold the same basic looks for at least 7-10 years (eg: Mitsubishi Lancer, Toyota Corolla, Ford Edge etc) and as noted by others, the design elements of new cars is very much similar from brand to brand. I don't know if that's on purpose or to test the waters of consumer loyalty.
Maybe that's due to the fact that folks are keeping their cars longer than "back in the day." Here's a good video from the other YouTube channel I mentioned:

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Here's a video of burning off the tires on the Challenger before install the new sneakers. Not much smoke, but tore up those tires.
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