Used 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette

Pros & Cons

  • Available all-wheel drive, generous list of standard and optional features, fold-flat third-row seat.
  • Spotty build and materials quality in the cabin, poor offset crash test score, poor resale value.
Other years
List Price Estimate
$4,676 - $7,619

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Edmunds' Expert Review

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.

2004 Highlights

Largely unchanged for 2004, the Silhouette now offers standard keyless entry on all trim levels and optional luggage roof rails.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette.

Average user rating: 4.6 stars
17 total reviews
5 star reviews: 70%
4 star reviews: 18%
3 star reviews: 12%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • fuel efficiency
  • comfort
  • interior
  • climate control
  • spaciousness
  • doors
  • driving experience
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • maintenance & parts
  • transmission
  • handling & steering
  • value
  • wheels & tires
  • lights
  • brakes
  • engine
  • appearance
  • seats
  • acceleration
  • towing
  • ride quality

Most helpful consumer reviews

4.875/5 stars, Used Silhouette
stacyo330,
Premiere Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
I bought this minivan with 59,600 miles on it. It looks like it just came off the showroom floor. I was impressed with the thoughtful ergonomics and comfortable seating and vantage point. My wife and I test drove a Chrysler Town & Country and both felt we had a better command of the road visually in the Silhouette. It also didn't rock side to side as much as the T&C. I have the premier gold edition, it's like my Dad's Cadillac Deville in a minivan. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone. The storage is awesome, power side doors, auxillary air inflator are you kidding me! GM should have tossed out Pontiac first, and kept making this gem.
3.5/5 stars, The people mover
ataur,
Premiere Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
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.
4.875/5 stars, The best mini van on the road
EILEEN,
Premiere Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
I have had many Olds Silhouette's. They are the best mini vans around. I keep hoping that they will continue to be produced. GM should add the Silhouette to another line ie: Cadillac Mini Van. WHATEVER JUST KEEP MAKING IT!! They ride like a car not a truck like the other models.
4.75/5 stars, This van has been awesome!!
Chad,
GL Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
My wife and I purchased this van new in Jan 2004 and have had it 4+ years now and it has 83,000 miles. All that we have had to do is replace the wheel bearing and brakes. For a van which was supposedly unreliable, my wife and I have had no problems. We have taken it on every vacation and it avg's 24- 25 mpg at 70-75 mph with full loads and 3 kids. It still sparkles when washed and waxed. Lots of room and plenty of room to store luggage when traveling. The interior is easy to clean and seats are very comfy even in back. Lots of storage compartments for those carry along toys. Sorry to see Olds no longer is in business because we'd buy another.


Features & Specs

GLS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan3.4L 6cyl 4A
MPG 17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
Gas
185 hp @ 5200 rpm
Premiere Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan3.4L 6cyl 4A
MPG 17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
Gas
185 hp @ 5200 rpm
GL Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan3.4L 6cyl 4A
MPG 17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
Gas
185 hp @ 5200 rpm
Premiere AWD 4dr Ext Minivan3.4L 6cyl 4A
MPG 16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
Gas
185 hp @ 5200 rpm
See all Used 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette specs & features

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver4 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver5 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
RolloverRating
RolloverNot Rated
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact TestNot Tested
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintNot Tested
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Poor


FAQ

Is the Oldsmobile Silhouette a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2004 Silhouette both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Oldsmobile Silhouette fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Silhouette gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg to 20 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Silhouette has 24.2 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Oldsmobile Silhouette. Learn more

Is the Oldsmobile Silhouette reliable?

To determine whether the Oldsmobile Silhouette is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Silhouette. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Silhouette's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2004 Silhouette is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette?

The least-expensive 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette is the 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $28,465.

Other versions include:

  • GLS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $32,125
  • Premiere Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $34,185
  • GL Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $28,465
  • Premiere AWD 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $36,795
  • GLS AWD 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $34,740
Learn more

What are the different models of Oldsmobile Silhouette?

If you're interested in the Oldsmobile Silhouette, the next question is, which Silhouette model is right for you? Silhouette variants include GLS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A), Premiere Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A), GL Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A), and Premiere AWD 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A). For a full list of Silhouette models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette

Used 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette Overview

The Used 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette is offered in the following submodels: Silhouette Minivan. Available styles include GLS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A), Premiere Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A), GL Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A), Premiere AWD 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A), and GLS AWD 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A).

What do people think of the 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2004 Silhouette 4.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2004 Silhouette.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2004 Silhouette featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette?

2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

The 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29,180. The average price paid for a new 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A) is trending $25,883 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $25,883 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $3,297.

The average savings for the 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A) is 88.7% below the MSRP.

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

The 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,840. The average price paid for a new 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A) is trending $29,058 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $29,058 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $3,782.

The average savings for the 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A) is 88.5% below the MSRP.

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

The 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,900. The average price paid for a new 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A) is trending $30,236 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $30,236 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $4,664.

The average savings for the 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A) is 86.6% below the MSRP.

Which 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouettes are available in my area?

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Should I lease or buy a 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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