by Spot on !! on Jul 22, 2009 Vehicle: 1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette
When I first look at this van I didn't like it, but as time pass by i fall in love with it. We had up's and down's. i only paid 650 for it in Miami, and now I'm in San Diego. All it ask me to do is to change the old sensors (camshaft, crankshaft, oxigen sensor, and crankshaft pulley), wich are pretty easy to replace. It runs like a space machine, so silence and smooth. inside is very comfortable. We travel from Miami to South Carolina and then all the way to California with my wife and our two dogs. Plenty of room for all of us. I higly recomend this van. Like and english man said at a campground in Cali: "Spot on Oldsmobile!!"
by happy on Oct 21, 2008 Vehicle: 1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette
Not a bad van. Drivability is nice, handles well, nice power from 3800 v6 engine. Have a 151,000 and have had no major problems. Just a few sensors, EGR valve, Mass Air Flow and Throttle Position Sensor. Great gas mileage for a v6! I pull well over 20 city and almost 30 hwy!
by Constance Petrik on Apr 5, 2008 Vehicle: 1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette
We nothing but problems with this 1995 mini van. We had to have the engine rebuilt when it was five years old with 59,000 miles on it. Then in 5 years after that it blew again. Now we have a used engine and that one blew and now we have another one which seems to be ok so far. Wouldn't buy another one again.
by Bobkat on Nov 8, 2004 Vehicle: 1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette
Our family bought our 1995 Silhouette new 9 years ago and it has been a champ! The 3.8 V-6 and transmission are fantastic! We have towed boats and trailers with van without incident for years. I never liked the seats as I thought they did not have enough support for long trips - but the van is a great hauler. Now at 103,000 miles some teenager hits it hard and is probably totalled- its a sad day as we will begin our search for another van that will last as long.
by icetime on Dec 6, 2002 Vehicle: 1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette
Very nice cruiser. Only regular
maintenance and a recent $2000 repair
have been needed. Door's shape was ill
conceived. That "point" at the top has
drawn blood from unsuspecting
passangers on several occasions
(haven't been sued yet). Seats are too
low to the ground but newer models have
taken care of that. Can't say enough
about the ride comfort (have big
comfortable leather seats) and the
engine power of the 3.8. Newer models
should not have gone to 3.4. I agree
with other reviewer...engine and
drivetrain may last to 250k miles.
by Mayonaise on Sep 7, 2002 Vehicle: 1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette
We enjoyed using the van for cross
country trips and local jaunts to play
golf and haul plants, etc. Our next
car/van must have the adjustable
driver's seat, the power sliding door,
the outside temperature gauge, etc. We
have had costs to repair at 80,000
miles and about 95,000. We plan to
keep it yet, for awhile.
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