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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Minivan

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Oldsmobile Silhouette Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.4 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 180 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Standard ABS. Standard side airbags. Optional traction control. Optional power sliding right-side door. Powerful V-6 engine.

  • Cons

    Uncomfortable rear seats (to an adult, anyway).

  • What's New for 1998

    Side-impact airbags are standard for front seat passengers, and Oldsmobile is building more short-wheelbase vans with dual sliding doors. Front airbags get second-generation technology, which results in slower deployment speeds. Midyear, a Premiere Edition debuted, loaded with standard features including a TV/VCR setup in back.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (2 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


110k still runs like new

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 4dr Ext Minivan

Had some init probs with reliability -- GM gave us a free upgrade to 72mo/100K $0 Deductable warranty. In shop 4x for vid sys modules (3x for audio, 1x for video), all were covered. Some probs w/ oxy sensor (engine light on, low mpg) covered under warranty. Intermit low coolant lgt -- air bubbles in sensor line. Comfortable ride, good perform, lots of room inside. We have 3 kids each gets their own seat! Traction control is great for snow and ice - never stuck in 5 years. Replaced weak original headlight bulbs with prem bulbs that are 3x as bright(but still not as good as my '95 F-150). Just turned 110K miles and it still drives like new.




More minuses than pluses

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 4dr Ext Minivan

The car performed well in the first 4 years. The car developed a head gasket leak which allowed engine coolant Dexon to leak into the engine oil. The problem was misdiagnosed and eventually the crank shaft broke at 70,000 miles. We had to replace the engine. GM paid half -- out of warranty. We had frequent trouble with the power sliding door.



Full 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Review

What's New for 1998

Side-impact airbags are standard for front seat passengers, and Oldsmobile is building more short-wheelbase vans with dual sliding doors. Front airbags get second-generation technology, which results in slower deployment speeds. Midyear, a Premiere Edition debuted, loaded with standard features including a TV/VCR setup in back.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 23
  • highway
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