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By summerdude3283
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2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere AWD 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This car wasn't a very good car. It broke down twice during a two year period. Its not very reliable and is bad. It wasn't very safe when i got into a car accident because it killed my cousin that was in the front right passenger seat.


Favorite Features

Fun to drive and Comfortable


Suggested Improvements

Any thing and everything has to be fixed


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The people mover
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By ataur
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2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I bought this van for business purposes, because of it's design. The ride is fantastic and comfort is at par with some of the major luxury brands, it isn't known as "the Cadillac of Minivans" for no reason. Americans can never get their computer systems right, and that became apparent when the ABS, Traction control systems failed. I don't have time to go to dealership to fix it, and even if I took it to the dealership, these sound like expensive repairs. Will just have to buy a new vehicle soon. Great for traveling in, highly recommend this car, if you go on a lot of trips, good gas mileage on the highway, horrible in city.


Favorite Features

Smooth ride, rims, look, heated seats, power memory seats, quad captains chairs, dvd-entertainment, dual power sliding doors!


Suggested Improvements

Computer fix, and more power for the engine with better performance and efficiency!


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Loser
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By vinesman
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2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

We had high hopes for our Premiere, having had GM pull us out of our former Chevy Venture lease. It has been a reliability nightmare. The ventilation system does not deliver the same temp of air between the front and back (almost 25 degree diff). GM master techs cannot correct it. The alternator has died four times, and still the vehicle has issues. We also have a 2 inch pile of service invoices for over two dozen nickel and dime repairs. At first, we thought we had the perfect minivan loaded at the right price. Buyer beware - Olds' phaseout plays appears to be impacting quality. Bottom line - look elsewhere.


Favorite Features

DVD system / wireless headphones luxurious interior smooth ride rear aid park signal dual power doors air pump steering wheel based radio controls


Suggested Improvements

Donate the remaining stock of Silhouettes to Iraq. Find a good lemon law lawyer.


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Transmission Troubles
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By Carolynn
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2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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We picked up our Silhouette, drove it for about a week before we left for Florida where we spend the winter. We made it as far as Gainesville and the check engine light came on, the gas mileage decreased and the performance in traffic decreased dramatically. We were reasonably close to our destination so we continued on. Thank Heaven we didn't stop to have it checked as we took it in to the dealer in Bradenton on our arrival and it took 11 days to get it back. The transmission was out. We were told it took that long because the transmission never goes out. DUH! We have it back but are getting 20 MPG compared to 29 MPG before the transmission quit.


Favorite Features

The heated seats


Suggested Improvements

Put the compass and temperature on the rear view mirror. Also find a better arrangement for the drink cups


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Olds mini van
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By Mybert.
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2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

no major problems after the recalls for the power sliding door switch. Had a problem with air conditioner pulley @20000 miles but repaired under warranty. No problems since. I now have over 35000 miles on it.


Favorite Features

Split folding third row seats and the ease at which they can be removed. It pulles a small pop up camper quite well. Plenty of head andleg room all around.


Suggested Improvements

More speakers and sound deadning material added. More lower end torque. Fold flat seat backs on the second row captains seats.


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