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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 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette

  • With crisp handling, clean styling and an almost endless features list, the Silhouette deserves a look from anyone considering a top-tier minivan.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Handsome styling, all the right standard equipment, actually fun to drive.

  • Cons

    Uncomfortable rear seats (for adults, at least), spotty interior quality, poor offset crash-test history.

  • What's New for 2000

    Olds has canned its 112-inch wheelbase GS, meaning all 2000 Silhouettes (GL, GLS and Premiere) are now extended-length (120-inch wheelbase) seven-passenger models. The traction-control system has been improved, and heated front seats are available in leather. There's also a redesigned instrument cluster with dual trip odometers, as well as upgraded radios, interior lighting and electrical system functions.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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One of the best vehicles

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Vehicle: 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 4dr Minivan

Bought our 2000 used in 2010 with over 150,000 miles on it. Has made several long, out of state trips and is our primary in town ride. I've replaced battery, starter, idle control valve, belt and tensioner, tailgate lift cylinders, and rear air shocks. Took to dealer for a bad crank speed sensor wiring harness - $600 total repair. All reasonable repairs for a vehicle this age. Love the space and seats. Excellent fuel economy. Nice driver. Solid overall construction. Has been a reliable and very good van for hauling kids to ball games, moving music equipment, and everything else!



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First lemon i have owned

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Vehicle: 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 4dr Minivan

I like the drive, room, features, etc. and it ends there. I have owned this van for 8 years and this is what has gone wrong above regular maintenance issues: front windshield wipers - never worked properly, power windows - have to hand pull the windows up, fuel gauge broken, heated seats died after three years, problems with automatic sliding door, tires always going flat - the list goes on and on. I spent $4,000 in fixes last year alone. The best I can get for it on trade is $1,500. Not impressed.




Highly satisfied - great vehicle

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Vehicle: 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 4dr Minivan

Excellent vehicle to own. Never had any problems with it. Completely reliable. Excellent gas mileage. Built in entertainment system has been great for the kids and allows them to use game systems.




Powerful van

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Vehicle: 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 4dr Minivan

I purchased this van used it was nice and loaded leather captain seats vcr very comfortable and stylish. Had some front end work sensors replaced, back shock problems driver window recall on sliding side door head gasket leakage cylinder head going radiator coolant problems. was told not to repair but trade in for another vehicle. i do not want to get rid of this van. I love driving it. The gas mileage could be better.




Not worth it

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Vehicle: 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 4dr Minivan

My Oldsmobile Silhouette had constant electrical problems. GM would not stand behind its defective intake manifold gasket problem despite a service memo noting the design issue. Is is any wonder Olds went down and GM sales are poor.




Ok, but some problems

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Vehicle: 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 4dr Minivan

We bought our Silhouette for its creature comforts, but many of them have since failed us. It has 60,000 miles on it, but the rear air no longer works, nor does the driver's heated seat. I have had the rear air shocks replaced (not cheap), the battery replaced, and the original spec tires were gone by 40,000 miles. The engine always sounds like a diesel on start-up, lots of knocking going on until warmed up. On the plus side, it always starts, ihas buttery smooth leather seats, has a comfortable ride, and adequate power (but not overwhelming). I like the good sounding audio system and genuine 7 passenger seating.



Full 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Review

What's New for 2000

Olds has canned its 112-inch wheelbase GS, meaning all 2000 Silhouettes (GL, GLS and Premiere) are now extended-length (120-inch wheelbase) seven-passenger models. The traction-control system has been improved, and heated front seats are available in leather. There's also a redesigned instrument cluster with dual trip odometers, as well as upgraded radios, interior lighting and electrical system functions.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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