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2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette - Consumer Reviews

2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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New Trans Every 3500?
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By bluetwinkie
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2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I didn't have this car at 3500 miles when others lost transmissions, but I have had it at 60k (lost again). Now I hear I need to fix it again (jarring gears). I included traction control problems last time. I did not run it hard (I drive like grandma on purpose) but it did not solve this $4000 later. It runs quiet and smooth sometimes, but I can't put off a transmission repair for complications failure would have - seen elsewhere. It was in the shop a long time despite being partially covered by a plan and monitored for that. They damaged some other features while fixing it at an approved GM dealership (i.e. driver seat warmer).


Best Features

I do love how smooth it runs when it runs and how quietly and quickly. The miles per gallon are decent when driven right (ave 21 city hilly 28 hwy or better). The features and sound are great. Like the leather.


Worst Features

the transmission


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A few problems, but overall good car
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By Susan
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2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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We had this car for nearly 4 years and just traded it in yesterday. Had a few problems along the way... A/C went out 20,00 miles after the expiration of the 60,000 mile warranty ($850 repair), intermittent problems with the power door not working, and for a while, the horn would sound when it was raining without being bumped or anything! They never figured out why but after some inkering with the electrical system by the deal service department, the problem seemed to have resolved. The front cupholder was rather flimsily designed and came out a few times (causing quite a mess!)


Best Features

Automatic headlights, decent factory installed stereo, traction control on unless turned off, and roomy interior.


Worst Features

Better styling and warranty. The biggest concern seems to be that Honda and the like are considered so much more reliable. GM would do itself a great service to offer stronger warranties on its products to gain consumer confidence.


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Like the van
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By Douglas Schiff
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Vehicle

2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This is our second Silhouette and both
have been trouble free. Cruises at 75
on the freeway and is very quiet.
Seats come out quite easily for lots
of storage room.


Best Features

Size, quad seats, and easy seat removal for more storage


Worst Features

We have one automatic sliding door and would like two next time.


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2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette
Performance
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By P. Carey
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Vehicle

2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I have experience no problems with this
van. It is a fun and enjoyable to
drive. The interiors is clean and neat
design, with lots of room for all.


Best Features

I enjoy the plush interiors of this van with all the extras. It's sharp style and handling abuiltlity


Worst Features

I'm very unhappy with the idea that GM is discontinuing the OLDS. products along withthis outstanding van. I feel the other GM vans donot compare in quaility.


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Definitely consider this van
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By hawk27
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Vehicle

2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This has been a very impressive vehicle. The ride is excellent, and the fit and
finish are exceptional. We drove Honda, Toyota, Ford, and Chrysler, and this
one had better acceleration and handled well both on the highway and
around town. The seats are confortable and there is ample room inside for
the family and friends. This van is also reliable, despite many hard miles on
short trips.


Best Features

The smooth, quiet ride; crisp handling; solid feel; good "on-ramp" acceleration; and dependable braking.


Worst Features

I think GM should just continue refining this solid package. They have a winner here that they need to get the word out on.


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