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Silhouette Premiere
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By berry
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1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 4dr Ext Minivan


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Very good and reliable vehicle. Great for those long family trips. Has plenty of room and is very comfortable for children and adults alike. The entertainment system helps calm your nerves by preoccupying the children.


Favorite Features

Onboard entertainment system


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better than ford, plymouth, dodge
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By Denny_J
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1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 4dr Ext Minivan


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What can I say..my Olds has outperformed all other minivans easily. I have owned a windstar, grand caravan and grand voyager for my company vehicles, and none of them handle, ride or are as comfortable for the passengers as my Olds Silhouette Premiere. Gas mileage is great, and the interior is very quiet on the highway. I've never had it in the shop other than for new tires, new brakes and oil changes. so regular maintenace pretty much. I would highly reccomend this van to anyone looking for a roomie van set apart from the rest. Denny


Favorite Features

cd player, power sliding doors, heated mirrors, easy moving rear seats.


Suggested Improvements

a bit more power in the engine maybe, but it has plenty of get up in my opinion.


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problems
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By Gabbert
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1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 4dr Ext Minivan


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only problem I have had was with bad gas,so the ports had to be cleaned out three times.once in arizona then twice in park ridge il.


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Olds Silhouette GLS (1999)
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By DEG
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1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 4dr Ext Minivan


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Vehicle include trailer towing package that provides additional engine and transmission cooling. It is very comfortable on long trips (12 hours) because of the leather seat with lumbar control. Trip back to the shop were primarily for electrical malfunctions (locks, power sliding door, etc.). Only back to the shop 2 times in 3 years. Load leveling very useful on trips with the family with a full load of luggage and people. Engine performed well with 5 people and luggage traveling 800 miles in one day. Also traveled 500 miles before filling tank again. Good gas mileage.


Favorite Features

Lumbar support, leather seats with power controls. Climate controls in the back seating area for passengers. Ability to use tape player radio and cd by multiple users simultaneously. Headphones included with van.


Suggested Improvements

Improve on the electric system.


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Great Van
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By brelia
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1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 4dr Ext Minivan


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I've loved it from the start. My kids love the LCD player and game hook-ups. Great for trips! Rides like a car, handles great and very roomy. No major problems at all. Would buy one again!


Favorite Features

Dual audio controls, dual climate controls, CD/tape stereo, folding rear seats.


Suggested Improvements

More storage in the front


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The Service Department is on My Speedial
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By HEF
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1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 4dr Ext Minivan


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When shopping for a minivan, the Oldsmobile had the "right stuff". All of the amenities were there in nicely presented package. All would be utopic if not usurped by continual visits to the dealer for repairs. I treat this vehicle gingerly and still am plagued with numberous and unnessecary repairs, i.e...new engine head, windshield, tranny work, 4 cd players, rear passenger climate controls, rear suspension, intake manifold, brakes, electrical, continual squeaks and rattles. All of the aforementioned problems have been addressed more than once. Oh yes, the driver leather seat is wearing rapidly...I'm not a large or heavy person. If there were no problems, this would be an ideal vehicle!


Favorite Features

Extremely comfortable and versatile seating, litany of options, ergonomics, road manners, utility, decent handling, remote power sliding door, load leveling, cupholders and storage bins galore, rear passenger hvac/audio controls, and great visibility.


Suggested Improvements

Build the thing right. The idea is there, it was just implemented wrongly. Use the venerable and bulletproof 3800 instead of the anemic 3400. When not in the shop, it's a great pleasure to drive.


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Fun when not in shop.
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By Jayson
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1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 4dr Ext Minivan


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I own a 1999 Olds Silhouette that I purchased new. Since I have had the vehicle, it has been in the shop for: 1. Tire tread seperation - $50 2. Transmission work - $1200 3. Intake manifold leak - $713 I have 48,000 miles on the vehicle now.


Favorite Features

Design. The rear seats fold up individually. Power sliding door. Cupholders on floor instead instrument panel.


Suggested Improvements

Let Ford build it.


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Olds Silhouette a fine car
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By stanfell
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1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 4dr Ext Minivan


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No repairs necessary other than regular scheduled maintenance and brakes at 30K (average life)


Favorite Features

comfortable seats; lots of room for the kids; excellent highway manners; AV system


Suggested Improvements

more powerful engine


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