I was not disappoint in purchasing this used vehicle with just 22000 miles on it. At lease that is what I was told. So far the only problem that I have is the brakes sometimes squeak when coming to a stop.
I owned a '98 Silhouette for three years (65,000 miles). The vehicle gave me no problems and was exceptionally convenient for me with my pre-schooler. We took out the middle-row captain's seats and had enough room for bikes, strollers, etc. Plus, kids can't kick the back of the driver seat from way back there. The high-profile made it rock a little in heavy winds, and it rocked like a pickup truck when I pulled out of my driveway and hit dips. On husband's insistence, moved on to an Intrigue sedan - more stylish and fun to drive, but I will be going back to a minivan with my next vehicle.
I loved everything about this van when I first bought it, but oh my god, what a nightmare! I had to trade it in the week that my extended warranty expired. I was scared to keep it without the warranty. Van had 30,000 when I got it and I put 60,000 more on it-in that time the warranty paid out nearly $9000 in covered repairs and not just on 1 or 2 major items. It was $1000 here, $700 there, etc. Van left us stranded on 2 out of town family vacations and gave us problems on several others. Don't buy one of these, even though the purchase price may seem like a really good deal!You will be sorry. Easily the worst vehicle I have ever owned, as far as reliability.
Bought new and always maintained. At 247,500 miles the headgasket blew. Such a shame. At 14 years old its just not worth fixing but everything about this van is in perfect condition. The paint is perfect. The leather looks brand new. Everything still works! Even the power sliding door. This van however was extremely well maintained and taken care. The only thing other than regular maintenance done was the headlamp assemblies were replaced because they turned cloudy and that only cost $35.00 per side and I changed them myself. Hate it but I guess we gonna crush it.