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1976 AMC Gremlin: Regular Car Reviews

Published on Feb 4, 2019 272,175 views

The Gremlin was the beginning of the end for American Motor Company, the once-4th American car manufacturer. They were the Amiga of Car-Makers.



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  • ビムカナン EX
    ビムカナン EX 4 месяца назад This car is so 70’s I can smell the cigarette smoke and cheap cologne from here. This thing screams wood panels and Atari 2600.
  • GuerrillaRadio
    GuerrillaRadio 1 день назад IKR???, isn't it AWESOME??? Atari 2600 4 life...
  • 1967 Chevelle LM7
    1967 Chevelle LM7 1 месяц назад ビムカナン EX That’s what makes it great. I’ll put a cigarette out in your eye you pan faced zipperhead
  • MrCalverino
    MrCalverino 2 месяца назад HELL YEA 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 STRONG ASS COLOGNE
  • cruze chevy
    cruze chevy 2 месяца назад @americasevilgenius I was thinking the samething👍👍
  • Jeff Martan
    Jeff Martan 3 месяца назад and Nixion
  • Adam Ziolkowski
    Adam Ziolkowski 4 месяца назад Well, at least people knew how to live!
  • A B
    A B 4 месяца назад Miller Hailiffe And renting porn Beta-max.
  • A B
    A B 4 месяца назад ビムカナン EX ... and shag carpets, leaded gas, and dirt cheap Manhattan rent for starving artists.
  • norton750commando
    norton750commando 4 месяца назад @Mike Northrup or Aqua Velva or Brut!
  • Vintage Carrera Reviews
    Vintage Carrera Reviews 4 месяца назад Catholic raised children sneaking out to 'the point' to commit sodomy with cocaine and oral sex, "cmon Mallory its only for a minute'
  • Mike Northrup
    Mike Northrup 4 месяца назад Which is fuzzier.....the interior of a 70s car or the exterior of a 70s muff?
  • americasevilgenius
    americasevilgenius 4 месяца назад Or better yet, the Atari 2600 with the wood panels on the front!
  • Maxwelhse
    Maxwelhse 4 месяца назад Those aren't cigarettes you're smelling...
  • Aryu Singhal
    Aryu Singhal 4 месяца назад @Cardboard Silver No, that was just 1977 and up
  • Alastair Ward
    Alastair Ward 4 месяца назад @Iubaru Smpreza they both have strange rear ends.
  • Trash Rabbit, Duke of Bad Habits, Shellac Addict
    Trash Rabbit, Duke of Bad Habits, Shellac Addict 4 месяца назад When momma's hamburgers were just glorified MEATBALLS.
  • Killing Time
    Killing Time 4 месяца назад Meh, needs more cowbell.
  • Ravensclawed
    Ravensclawed 4 месяца назад Surprised it doesn't have pubic hair
  • Iubaru Smpreza
    Iubaru Smpreza 4 месяца назад cough 2019 Mazda 3 cough
  • Mike Northrup
    Mike Northrup 4 месяца назад Hai Karate Intensifies
    NO_EYES_ON_ME 4 месяца назад And now every manufacturer is making a Gremlin type SUV or CUV.
  • Cardboard Silver
    Cardboard Silver 4 месяца назад And Disco, bell bottom jeans, and hairy chest men with open shirts and gold chains.
  • endmegod
    endmegod 4 месяца назад "In the 1970s, amc was hip, specifically 1970 through 1979" Yes...thats...the 1970s
  • K
    K 4 недели назад Speech 100.
  • Stephen Kane
    Stephen Kane 1 месяц назад Pure
  • Milsurp Mike Channel
    Milsurp Mike Channel 4 месяца назад Always appreciate when someone keeps a car in pretty much all original shape.
  • brandon2076
  • John Blackstone
    John Blackstone 2 часа назад When you said 2nd gear 4th gear and 6th gear I almost died. This car shows us just how good the Civic of the era was.
  • FlymanMS
    FlymanMS 4 месяца назад AMC was good on irony, naming a mechanical device after a mythical creature that loves breaking and sabotaging mechanical devices.
  • Dans Music
    Dans Music 2 месяца назад @David Lafleche Not weak at all. This car probably has something wrong with it. The Gremlin was ridiculously faster than any of the competition and this with the standard engine.
  • Patchuchan
    Patchuchan 2 месяца назад Ironically it probably was generally more reliable and a better all round car then many similarly priced compacts from the same era.
  • David Lafleche
    David Lafleche 4 месяца назад @Will Semtner My favorite Christmas movie ever !!!
  • David Lafleche
    David Lafleche 4 месяца назад @Christina Cope It was a funny beginning. But the Gremlin was a much better car than people think. The one in this video was definitely the "bargain" model. Okay, so it was a little weak, but it was one of the cheapest cars on the market, good for people on a tight budget. You get what you pay for.
  • Christina Cope
    Christina Cope 4 месяца назад @David Lafleche eh, use what you got to draw or write on. Not much room on those old Sky Mall catalogs. That's good trivia.
  • David Lafleche
    David Lafleche 4 месяца назад Even better: Designer Richard Teague drew the original sketch on an airline barf bag. The Gremlin was introduced on April Fool's Day, 1970.
  • Boggy
    Boggy 4 месяца назад @Christina Cope This thing is a shortened Hornet. I've driven both of those cars with manual everything. They did drive like trucks.
  • Christina Cope
    Christina Cope 4 месяца назад I drove a AMC Hornet, no frills and no power steering. It drove like a tank on or off the road. I lived.
  • jbiehlable
    jbiehlable 4 месяца назад And it is one of my favorite cars from the '70s.
  • wyrazowfkp
    wyrazowfkp 4 месяца назад Also it had it's premiere and started sales on 1 april 1970 :D
  • Winning Grinn
    Winning Grinn 4 месяца назад Yeah , that didn't go unnoticed
  • William Shreckengost
    William Shreckengost 4 месяца назад @Will Semtner WW2 gremlin lore came before both of them.
  • xSleek34x
    xSleek34x 4 месяца назад @Will Semtner The gremlin mythos predates the second world war.
  • Will Semtner
    Will Semtner 4 месяца назад the movie came after
  • spookywoop
    spookywoop Неделю назад "And I'm gonna rant about that." Alright, subscribed.
  • Evan J
    Evan J 4 месяца назад 1976, when "standards" meant dressing your toilet in orange shag carpet because the bathroom floor and walls weren't enough.
  • Patrick McManus
    Patrick McManus 4 месяца назад “Weather Eye” is a holdover for the climate control from the Nash/Kelvinator days (who was acquired by AMC).
  • Jay Delancey
    Jay Delancey 4 месяца назад I LOVE these cars! Will have one some day...Need one to add to my collection of 11 AMC Pacers....
  • Snofielf Leonard
    Snofielf Leonard 4 месяца назад THIS IS THE CAR THAT KIDS LIKE
  • me3333
    me3333 4 месяца назад You missed the chance to talk about how the Gremlin was introduced on April Fool’s Day 1970,  I remember reading in a magazine that AMC had no sense of style but they had a sense of humor with the Gremlin
  • augnkn93043
    augnkn93043 8 часов назад (изменено) BROWN, BROWN, BROWN it's so BROWN!!!!!!! P.S. it's better that the fox body mustang.
  • Random Stuff In Oregon
    Random Stuff In Oregon 2 месяца назад I would love to own a Gremlin someday. I actually really like them.
  • Grey Jay
    Grey Jay 4 месяца назад (изменено) "The steering ratio is hooked up to a random number generator ..." I fell off my chair when I heard that line. Your best yet. But that AMC straight 6 was a wonderful motor. Smooth and powerful, and reliable. The CHP bought a small fleet of AMC Eagles with that motor, for patrol work in rural northern counties. Imagine the humiliation of being pulled over in your jacked up V-8 Ford, by a six cylinder all wheel drive AMC ...
  • Cardboard Silver
    Cardboard Silver 4 месяца назад BROWN Also I want one with a manual.
  • sonic is disappointed in your recent decision !
    sonic is disappointed in your recent decision ! 1 месяц назад Silver you are never in Peters videos y?
  • Simir Johnson
    Simir Johnson 3 месяца назад Scowler If this grew on me, Id see a doctor to have it removed!!
  • Fanndis O'Fanndigan
    Fanndis O'Fanndigan 3 месяца назад METALLIC BLUE Borg Warner Torque Command 3-speed automatic,
  • Alfred Neuman
    Alfred Neuman 4 месяца назад (изменено) Thing is, a base Gremlin such as this is going to be a bit dull looking. But, find an earlier one with the small bumpers ('70 thru '73) and option it up with the wind deflector, X-package with Stripes, Rallye Wheels, Exterior Decor Package and/or bucket seats with Levi's and you got yourself a little honey of a car. Go even further with the 304 V8, the Rallye X Package (adds tach, and amp oil gauges) AM/FM stereo, A/C, tilt, cruise, Automatic.... you could LOAD these cars up with options and have great little cars. Hell, even just picking a different colour would add so much more life to the car. But in the 70's, "Earth" tones were "in". Greens, Yellows, Brown, Beige.....
  • ReNegaDe-SpitFire
    ReNegaDe-SpitFire 4 месяца назад I have seen a racing version of a gremlin. Had stripes down the side and a big v8 fast by even today's standards. Owner said it was factory but idk. A tree fell on it so it rots now
  • customkey
    customkey 4 месяца назад It's a shit review.
  • hulkhatepunybanner
    hulkhatepunybanner 4 месяца назад Owner's manual? Odd request.
  • J T
    J T 4 месяца назад Brown hornet.
  • robert tucker
    robert tucker 4 месяца назад @Cardboard Silver considering the Astra is probably one of the best selling cars GM Europe have ever made and you often see twenty year old ones still in day to day service they can't be as bad as you imagine. I've known several go over 200k. Mines on 138k. Not bad eh?
  • Cardboard Silver
    Cardboard Silver 4 месяца назад @robert tucker Astras are rattleboxes. So bland, boring, and under powered noise makers. I'd rather own a Vectra or even a Metro. 90 Cosworth Escort is fantastic. 80s Cosworth Sierras are gorgeous. Even Yanks want one, even though they got a limp version, called the Merkur XR4Ti.
  • robert tucker
    robert tucker 4 месяца назад @Cardboard Silver unless I lived on a different planet I can't see how you can call the Astra and cavalier rubbish and the Sierra, escort "nice" the cavalier was miles ahead of the noisey, lumpy old Sierra! And the escort with the cvh engine was appalling! Sorry fella but you're way out on this one.
  • Cardboard Silver
    Cardboard Silver 4 месяца назад @robert tucker later Escorts and late 80s Sierras were nice. But let's never forget the three biggest mistakes of England. Lucas Electrics Triumph Stag V8 the Marina
  • robert tucker
    robert tucker 4 месяца назад @Cardboard Silver Sierra and escort?
  • Cardboard Silver
    Cardboard Silver 4 месяца назад @robert tucker like the Cavalier and First gen Astra?
  • Matthew Lewandowski
    Matthew Lewandowski 4 месяца назад Brown and browner
  • Scowler
    Scowler 4 месяца назад @robert tucker It's like a Toyota CHR. Ugly, but in a way that grows on you.
  • Scowler
    Scowler 4 месяца назад (изменено) BROWN BROWN BROWN BROWN BROWN EZRA POUND
  • zloychechen5150
    zloychechen5150 4 месяца назад A manual? Like the kind that would go "if something's wrong with your Gremlin, drop a deuce and stick it on for a band aid"?
  • robert tucker
    robert tucker 4 месяца назад I generally like American cars but this thing is so ugly! I know us Brits have dished up some horrors but for gods sake what were they thinking?
  • Ashley Pomeroy
    Ashley Pomeroy 4 месяца назад It's like the squared-off cousin of the Austin Allegro, which was also brown - it doesn't have a hatchback even though it looks as if it does, just like the Allegro. Spooky!
  • fortheloveofcake93
    fortheloveofcake93 4 месяца назад But why? Everything about this review suggests its a shit car.
  • Spunkmire
    Spunkmire 4 месяца назад "It's just not the shade of Brown I was looking for."
  • Davis Tuck
    Davis Tuck 4 месяца назад BROOOOOOWWWWWWWN
  • kami sama
    kami sama 6 часов назад I would put a Chevy ecotec engine in that and enjoy it every day
  • Jordan Tomblin
    Jordan Tomblin 4 месяца назад That is the most poop brown car I've ever seen in my life. Love this review. Don't forget to MAKE A BEELINE FOR THE BROWN
  • M W S
    M W S 4 месяца назад (изменено) 1976 was a great year! Our space program was rocketing away, the United States had its bicentennial, disco was in its death throes, and that's the year I was born. And the AMC Gremlin was built here in my home state of Wisconsin. Although I have a bit of a soft spot for the Gremlin I still want to get my hands on a Pacer... Also don't you mean 43 years???
  • V8 Power
    V8 Power Неделю назад no disco was doing well it was only starting
  • Tom Johnson
    Tom Johnson 2 месяца назад wisconsin! booyaa! i was 10 in 76, grew up riding in cars made from 65 up. mostly plymouths. funny bc in 90 i was 24 & i bought a 66 chrysler newport..exactly 1 yr newer than the car i rode home from the hospital in when i was born, a plymouth fury :D currently, been out of the old stuff for abt 20 yrs, but my bro & i are fixing up a 70 fury coupe i stashed in a lean to on his land in 2000.
  • David Lafleche
    David Lafleche 3 месяца назад @blarpo A lot of people who were involved in Disco have either died of AIDS, old age, or they are getting there.
  • Danilo Loria
    Danilo Loria 3 месяца назад Disco never died!
  • David Lafleche
    David Lafleche 4 месяца назад @Life in the 413 That was 1979.
  • Robert Nicholls
    Robert Nicholls 4 месяца назад @Bartonovich52 We were still testing the shuttle. But, NASA was still launching probes.
  • Robert Nicholls
    Robert Nicholls 4 месяца назад @Seed_drill Lol, peak disco!
  • Chadwicked B
    Chadwicked B 4 месяца назад Bicentennial of The Revolution 🇺🇸
  • Life in the 413
    Life in the 413 4 месяца назад @DeKrampus 11111 I love a fun time. Shame I wasn't alive for it.
  • DeKrampus 11111
    DeKrampus 11111 4 месяца назад @Life in the 413 That was a fun time for me! Not so much for my dad, trying to get us out of there alive. I did get to fling my older sister's 45 record of "Boogie Nights" onto field, though. Hard to believe 40 years has gone by since then... Good times. Freer times.
  • hulkhatepunybanner
    hulkhatepunybanner 4 месяца назад Is that you, Eric Foreman?! You're that 70s kid!
  • blarpo
    blarpo 4 месяца назад disco shall never die.
  • Dusty Boot
    Dusty Boot 4 месяца назад Bartonovich52 You are right about disco you are not right about the space program. Do you not remember Skylab?I
  • Bartonovich52
    Bartonovich52 4 месяца назад Lol... whut? In 1976, no Americans went to space, nor would they until 1981 Disco was coming mainstream and not only would be for the next three years (unofficially ending with Disco Demolition Night in 1979), but would permeate into rock and roll with heavily disco influenced albums like Some Girls, The Wall, Who Are You, Discovery, etc.
  • M W S
    M W S 4 месяца назад @Dusty Boot Oh well many people were wishing Disco was dead, I am glad I missed it unfortunately there were still bad dancing Trends to come...
  • Dusty Boot
    Dusty Boot 4 месяца назад M W S disco was at its height in 1976.
  • Ronnie Rawdawg
    Ronnie Rawdawg 4 месяца назад Punk started in 76 as well
  • Evan J
    Evan J 4 месяца назад (изменено) ​@Brickman1000 Disco made the four on the floor beat popular but I'd argue it was the R&B and funk groups of the 70's and their break beats coupled with the electronic movement that influenced a lot of the modern dance pop we hear now. Disco turned into more of a party favor and novelty act commonly heard at weddings, every now and again finding its way oddly into the main stream but not even close to what it was. That opening and closing high-hat and root-octave bass line really signifies disco and I don't hear that as much as you would have in the 70's.
  • onthelibrarycomputer
    onthelibrarycomputer 4 месяца назад To put Space Program and AMC Gremlin in the same paragraph and on the same reverence level? I think you're pushing it way too far there.
  • Puflitens
    Puflitens 4 месяца назад And the plan condor on the way on argentina. Piece of shit
  • Jama Thaughn
    Jama Thaughn 4 месяца назад @Life in the 413 I watched that all go down on live TV - the Tigers were going to show BOTH games of the double header on TV - an unheard of treat back in those days. Al Kaline and George Kell had no idea what the hell was going on. I loved it.
  • Brickman1000
    Brickman1000 4 месяца назад M W S Listen to anything on the radio now, disco only felt slightly off for a while then it came back and conquered the world.
  • Life in the 413
    Life in the 413 4 месяца назад @Evan J Disco had to die so you could be born.
  • Evan J
    Evan J 4 месяца назад @Life in the 413 Yeah it's pretty out of hand. Fun to know I was enjoying my first half-day of self contained life that day.
  • chris davidson
    chris davidson 4 месяца назад @Evan J I would also like to extend thanks for your contribution to music!
  • Life in the 413
    Life in the 413 4 месяца назад @Evan J "Disco Demolition Night" at old Comiskey Park. The footage is just wow.
  • Evan J
    Evan J 4 месяца назад @Ross Bourne You're welcome...
  • Ross Bourne
    Ross Bourne 4 месяца назад @Evan J So it was your fault! Good...I can't stand disco...
  • Evan J
    Evan J 4 месяца назад I was born the day disco died in 1979.
  • Ross Bourne
    Ross Bourne 4 месяца назад Sorry, you're just plain wrong. 1977 was the greatest year ever, because that's when I was born. OK, so Elvis died, but we got Star Wars, Apple and Atari. :-)
  • Seed_drill
    Seed_drill 4 месяца назад You need to recheck your calendar. We hadn't even reached peak disco by '76.
  • Edwin Loeffler
    Edwin Loeffler 4 месяца назад (изменено) "Oh no, I just made my last payment!"
  • Saffron's World
    Saffron's World 4 месяца назад I'm still paying for my Ford Model T.
  • Boggy
    Boggy 4 месяца назад @Ham Stirrer That was a Vega. This thing would last until you couldn't stand it any more.
  • Ham Stirrer
    Ham Stirrer 4 месяца назад BOOOMM
  • gintarys69
    gintarys69 4 месяца назад I get it :D