Oldsmobile Silhouette Research & Reviews

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  • Built in problems - 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette
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    Ou Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere had 10,400 miles on it when we purchased it, but at 30,000 things started to fail. First the AC condenser leaked freon, then had to have rear brakes replaced owing to the shop said was a rock between the pad and rotor (not a warrantee item). Last, the head gaskets started to leak at less than 39,000 miles (a $1,700 job). After 50 plus years as a GM owner, things are going wrong that I never experienced with other cars. I am losing faith in the GM brand, owing, chiefly, to GM refusing to quit using the same cheap gaskets for the last 10- 12 years that I am aware of.

  • Luxury at a great price - 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette
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    Since GM was practically donating this van, i.e $500 cash rebate, $843 leather interior rebate, zero down, 0% for 60 months with no payment for 90 days, we decided to look. The Montana was nice but the Silhouette is classy. As a further inducement, Olds, which is closing shop, is giving a 60/60,000, zero deductible GM bumper to bumper extended warranty.. If you opt not to take the warranty you get and additional $1,000! I bought the van for $1,000 under the invoice price as computed here on Edmunds. Once I have sufficient driving experience I'll comment more.

  • never buy GM again - 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette
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    I have over the past 10 years poured a lot of money into this van . While I like the leather seats and all the options being a premiere edition the intake and head gaskets went twice a transmission rebuild ones at 85000 miles heated seats repaired twice broke again had way to many over heating problems just to many things to list .If you like big repair bills by a GM mini van. The van spent more time being repaired than me driving it never get me again GM.

  • 2nd time around - 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette
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    I put 98000 miles on a 1988 Silhouette and didn't think twice about purchasing another one. I wish GM would of taken another brand out of production.

  • Oldsmobile's last van - 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette
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    1)Needs better mileage 2)Seats are very comfortable 3)Good to take on long distance trips with your family 4) Did I mention seats are comfortable especially in the winter with the heated seat option 5) Lots of leg room to strech out 6) Sometimes to many buttons

  • A Great Mini Van - 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette
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    After thorough research of both American and Foreign vans, the Oldsmobile cam out on top as the best all around value. While other may have excelled in one area or another, the Olds is the best package for the $$$. Great acceleration, a roomy interior, attractive styling, a host of luxury features, a 5 year / 60,000 factory warranty and great incentives makes this can a hard package to beat.

  • Great Luxury MiniVan - 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette
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    Bought this van from a private owner. It is a nice luxury minivan with lots of neat features. I love the dual power sliding doors and the rear parking sensor. It drives real smooth and it's been great on trips. I have the van regularly serviced and change the oil every 5000 miles and belts and hoses every 2 years. This van has been very reliable for me. I guess I'll have to look at the Buick or Chevy version when I go to replace it.

  • WOW WHAT A GREAT VAN - 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette
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    I have to say that Oldsmobile did a great job on this van . This is the best van that i have ever had it drives like a car and rides even better .If your looking for a nice van look at the Oldsmobile i bet you will buy it there great vans .I like all the room it has and all the nice things it has on it and the gas mileage is great .

  • One of the Best Vehicles I've Owned - 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette
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    Bought our 2000 used in 2010 with over 150,000 miles on it. Has made several long, out of state trips and is our primary in town ride. I've replaced battery, starter, idle control valve, belt and tensioner, tailgate lift cylinders, and rear air shocks. Took to dealer for a bad crank speed sensor wiring harness - $600 total repair. All reasonable repairs for a vehicle this age. Love the space and seats. Excellent fuel economy. Nice driver. Solid overall construction. Has been a reliable and very good van for hauling kids to ball games, moving music equipment, and everything else!

  • Not a Toyota, But not Bad - 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette
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    Initially disappointed w/interior build quality and materials. Things fell off and we didn't know where they came from (read, VERY plastic interior). Radio has been replaced 3 times, right door speaker twice, driver side seat heater twice, and rear window washer has failed so many times I gave up on it. But... the dealer was terrific (Bush Olds/GMC, Lenoir NC) always ready with a loaner and would pick up/drop off if necessary. Last van was Previa, better overall quality, but Olds is much more car-like and cheaper to repair.

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