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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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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 Yes

Review of the 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette

  • Even though the 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

    Available all-wheel drive, rewarding amount of standard and optional features.

  • Cons

    Spotty interior build quality, poor offset crash test score, poor resale value.

  • What's New for 2003

    For 2003, traction control and 16-inch wheels are now standard on two-wheel-drive models.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Yikes

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Vehicle: 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere AWD 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

replaced the motor twice, eats tires its getting old over 200,000 miles worked great in its younger days the door stink, they never want to shut




After 7 years

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Vehicle: 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

After having this van for 7 years, it has been a great van. However, now everything is starting to go - one thing at a time. It's nickle and diming me to death now. Short term, great auto - long term - don't think I'd by another one. The middle bucket seats are great for road trips. The back bench seat isn't that comfy, but we are never back there anyway. The back has lots of room.




Bought as a program car

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Vehicle: 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

Wonderful van. City MPG is 24 at 94,000 miles. Hwy MPG is 27-28 at 65-70 MPH with air running. Only problem was rear brake cylinders leaking at 68,000. Has been serviced regular.




Old reliable

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Vehicle: 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I've been hard on this car; regular oil changes, but that's it. At 185,000, I can say it has never not started, even though we live in the Midwest with harsh winters and it's not always garage-kept. It only died one time when the alternator went out at 175,000 miles, and I had a full day's warning with the battery light flashing, so I was pulling into the driveway when it died. The interior is very comfortable and well-designed. It has very low highway noise. I trust it and would definitely buy another one.




Wow what a great van

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Vehicle: 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I have to say that Oldsmobile did a great job on this van . This is the best van that i have ever had it drives like a car and rides even better .If your looking for a nice van look at the Oldsmobile i bet you will buy it there great vans .I like all the room it has and all the nice things it has on it and the gas mileage is great .




The best vehicle ever

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Vehicle: 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

This is the first van we have ever purchased. With that said its been a joy to own, drive and haul kids in! I can't understand why they dont make them anymore. I would definitely buy another one without a doubt!



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Full 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Review

What's New for 2003

For 2003, traction control and 16-inch wheels are now standard on two-wheel-drive models.

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Talk About The 2003 Silhouette

2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Discussions See all Started By

jollymae
jollymae
03-18-2009
I have a 2003 Silhouette and went to use the rear accessory inflator and got nothing...tried to read the manual to find out which fuse controlled it, no luck really with that, but checked a handful of...


mikejaye
mikejaye
07-26-2014
The driver's power seat on my 2003 Silhouette Premiere has quit working. Fuses are both good. What is my next step?...


etharmon
etharmon
02-22-2001
the W-bodies in that period and ditto on the Silhouette. The Aurora was just redesigned for 2001 and the new 2002 Bravada just went on sale so I'd day those two will have at least through 2003, mayb...



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