by NT on Mar 21, 2010 Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3dr Minivan
Bought a fully loaded lumina van in late 93. It was the new 94 style just hitting the market. But in the summer of 96 we had a bad head on collision on our family vacation. Every one walked away with minor injury's. The police said the vans design saved our lives. So we decided to upgrade to the upper level olds silhouette we couldn't afford back in 93. But anyway we bought with leather and the whole works. 110,000 miles and 14 years later we have only needed a wheel bearing. Its fiberglass body still looks new. It's really been an amazing quality van. We would recommend this van to any family because of its reliability and especially the plastic sides. Great with kids around! Buy one!
by Jonow on Jan 4, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3dr Minivan
The Silhouette is avant garde in
styling. It is very versatile - one
can remove all five rear seats in four
minutes. It is compact and parks well.
We have used it for project hauling,
and trips to recycling. It is vehicle
that earns your respect every day.
by pr189 on Jul 27, 2002 Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3dr Minivan
We have had this Olds Silhouette for 6
years and 75,000 miles. It's a great
vehicle, and we plan to keep another
few years at least. The ONLY problems
have been: power steering seal (fixed
under warranty); power door lock
solenoid (minor); and, new AC
compressor at 72,000 miles (we use AC
constantly in our location). This van
gets 26 mpg on interstate and maybe 17
mpg in town. 1996 was the last year
for this body style, and evidently GM
had the bugs worked out. Until the AC
blew out, I was prepared to proclaim
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