1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Consumer Review: 110K Still Runs Like New

1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette - Consumer Review

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Premiere Passenger Minivan (3.4L V6 4-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
110K Still Runs Like New
By Bill P on


1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 4dr Ext Minivan


Had some init probs with reliability --
GM gave us a free upgrade to 72mo/100K
$0 Deductable warranty. In shop 4x for
vid sys modules (3x for audio, 1x for
video), all were covered. Some probs
w/ oxy sensor (engine light on, low mpg)
covered under warranty. Intermit low
coolant lgt -- air bubbles in sensor
line. Comfortable ride, good perform,
lots of room inside. We have 3 kids
each gets their own seat! Traction
control is great for snow and ice -
never stuck in 5 years. Replaced weak
original headlight bulbs with prem
bulbs that are 3x as bright(but still
not as good as my '95 F-150). Just
turned 110K miles and it still drives
like new.

Best Features

Video system (VCR in dash - very clean design, not a cheapo aftermarket add on). We use portable DVD player on trips. Comfortable seats, air pump in back. Good mpg (26 avg) + 25 gal tank = super range!

Worst Features

60/40 split hideaway rear seats are a must for families with 3 kids (Honda's all or nothing design is worthless). Ventillation system weak. Brakes could be stronger. Weak standard headlights.
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