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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 185 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    All the right standard equipment, fun to drive, available eight-passenger seating.

  • Cons

    Uncomfortable rear seats (for adults, at least), interior fit and finish, poor offset crash test history.

  • What's New for 1999

    Olds is headlining its Premiere Edition, a loaded-up model that debuted in mid-'98 with a standard integrated video entertainment system in back. But other news for 1999 includes a horsepower and torque increase for Silhouette's 3.4-liter V6, plus the addition of a theft-deterrent system and heated outside rearview mirrors as standard equipment. And if four new exterior colors (Sky, Ruby, Silvermist and Cypress) weren't enough, then consider the availability of a new Gold Package (but only if you must).

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 23
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Served us well

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Vehicle: 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 4dr Ext Minivan

Now have 168,000 miles on it and needed to replace a front wheel bearing recently. Still original tranny, at least since 83000 miles when I bought it. Going to sell it soon before I begin to put more money in it. Really have not had to put much in it besides the well documented problem of a leaking oil/coolant gasket. Has been the best van I have had (Chrysler, Ford are the others).




Buy something else

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Vehicle: 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 4dr Ext Minivan

I was against the purchase of this vehicle from the beginning as I was suspect of GM's ability to provide a quality product. My suspicions were accurate. This week I forked out $1,550 for a new head gasket. Two years ago, it needed an intake manifold gasket for $800. VHS system is broken, trim and molding parts falling off van. A/C will not work, keyless entry broken, rear wheel cylinder needed replacement, TCM sensor broken, it's just endless. GM should be embarrassed for the lack of build quality in this vehicle. I am still waiting for the recall notices. As for my Honda and Nissan purchases prior to buying this van, I never had any of these problems.




This car rots!

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Vehicle: 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 4dr Ext Minivan

Bought the car. Was thrilled. Two weeks later the transmission failed - got replaced - then the alignment was never right - replaced tires every year; breaks too - tranny replaced three more times - two engines - alternator gone twice - electrical failed in year 4 - rail for driver sliding door broke year 5 - leather is so thin on seats, metal seat cushion supports showing year 7. With some cars you can say you got two cars for the price of one they're so good. With this stinking car we had to pay for two cars (repairs) but only got to take one - broken one - home. Right now it's in Baltimore MD - broken down - the trany went again - we live in N. Carolina. We're not fixing it again!




Buyer beward

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Vehicle: 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 4dr Ext Minivan

I have owned this van for almost 4 years. During that time the power sliding door stopped working, the driver's side power window does not work properly. The passenger side seat belt has been replaced twice because it keeps shredding. We no longer have interior lights because of an electrical problem, which the dealership says is not their problem.




My van

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Vehicle: 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 4dr Ext Minivan

I bought my van used the summer of 2004 and I love it. It is more stylish than the other vans on the road. It is very roomy. I took it on vacation a month after I got it and it go great gas mileage on a 600 mile trip and was very comfortable to drive.




Great overall experience

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Vehicle: 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 4dr Ext Minivan

We leased this van for 5 years and have 6 months left to make a decision on whether to keep it or move on to something new. We only have 41,000 miles on it and it still looks and runs like new. In our opinion, it looks better than most other (even newer) vans out there.



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Full 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Review

What's New for 1999

Olds is headlining its Premiere Edition, a loaded-up model that debuted in mid-'98 with a standard integrated video entertainment system in back. But other news for 1999 includes a horsepower and torque increase for Silhouette's 3.4-liter V6, plus the addition of a theft-deterrent system and heated outside rearview mirrors as standard equipment. And if four new exterior colors (Sky, Ruby, Silvermist and Cypress) weren't enough, then consider the availability of a new Gold Package (but only if you must).

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Talk About The 1999 Silhouette

1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Discussions See all Started By

altrincham1
altrincham1
10-09-2005
Silhouette 1999. I am still befuddled as to why my passenger power sliding door will not operate automatically, I have changed the fuse and still no change, the power lock button on the drivers door ...


vcjumper
vcjumper
05-04-2002
1998-2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue, Silhouette...


fdion1
fdion1
06-06-2003
(other brochures for the Recon, Intrigue, Bravada, Silhouette etc)...



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