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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 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette

  • Even though Silhouette is destined to die as GM phases out Oldsmobile, this is one minivan that deserves careful consideration, especially if you're looking for a luxurious, fully equipped all-wheel drive model. The only real competition on that front comes from Chrysler.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Handsome styling, reverse parking aid sensor, folding third-row seat, available all-wheel drive, DVD-based entertainment system, tons of standard equipment.

  • Cons

    Spotty interior build quality, poor offset crash-test scores, gruff powertrain.

  • What's New for 2002

    Despite the fact that the Silhouette is headed to the graveyard with the rest of Oldsmobile's lineup, there are still minor changes on tap for the 2002 model. The Versatrak AWD system will now be available on GLS and Premiere models coupled with special 16-inch aluminum wheels. The standard front airbags are now dual-stage units that deploy according to the severity of the crash, and Premiere models equipped with the onboard video system get a DVD player in place of a standard VCR.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



100,000 miles and still going

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Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

Nice van. Had intake gaskets replaced at 50,000. Driver seat replaced because recliner handle broke and seat tore. This should never have happened, but it did.




Trouble free

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Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

This is my second Silhouette. I had a 2000 that only had some minor problems in its 30,000 miles.(cupholder, pull strap) I now have 6000 miles on my 2002, and there were no adjustments or problems with the vehicle. It stickered for just under 29,000 and after the $3,500 rebate, $1,500 owner loyalty, $1,000 rebate instead of the 5/60 warranty, $850 GM card rebate, and the $2,500 discount, I paid less than $19,500.




Almost there

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Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

First off, in terms of absolute value the Oldsmobile shines in terms of equipment and price. The ride, drive, and function of the van are good, but I would enjoy more power under the hood. Compared to the other GM vans, the Olds to me is the most attractive looking package. The Chevrolet for the same money seems just plain cheap. Disappointing are so-so fit and finish of body panels and a minor HVAC problem. If GM could sweat the small stuff a bit better - they would be back to #1.




Trans probs

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Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

This van drives great when its not in the shop.If you want a reliable van dont get a GM.In the shop twice for weeks at a time for trans probs with only 29000 miles.




Good choice

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Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

This is a very flexible vehicle-with the flip and fold seats. The powertrain is responsive and gets good mileage when compared to other makes. I have only had minor warranty work done. (broken cupholder, tailgate strap)




Very good, but not quite

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Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

Lots of Body roll, and weak gripping tires even at moderate speeds in turns. (Yes I know it's a minivan, but even so, it's sub-standard. The driver's seat needs to go. A "jackhammer" noise from the engine compartment sounds after warmup on occasion with the heating defroster (front) turned on. Did this like clockwork from new to time of recent service. Took it to dealer (they insist they did nothing to "fix" the problem) problem went away after they had it in the shop for 6 hours. I wonder if they get Factory points to avoid claims that can lead to lemon law claims? Hmmm. Center Console not being standard is a real "RIP-OFF". Would I buy this vehicle again? No. I'd buy the Chrysler.



Full 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette Review

What's New for 2002

Despite the fact that the Silhouette is headed to the graveyard with the rest of Oldsmobile's lineup, there are still minor changes on tap for the 2002 model. The Versatrak AWD system will now be available on GLS and Premiere models coupled with special 16-inch aluminum wheels. The standard front airbags are now dual-stage units that deploy according to the severity of the crash, and Premiere models equipped with the onboard video system get a DVD player in place of a standard VCR.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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