1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Consumer Review: the good, bad, and ugly

1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette - Consumer Review

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

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the good, bad, and ugly
By gg in AL on


1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 4dr Ext Minivan


We bought the van and loved it until the camshaft broke @142k. Replaced with a used 2004 engine. Now at 155k many things are broke or not working; both reading lights are broken; power door doesn't close but pops back open 50% of the time in cold weather; check engine light has been on for a year; low coolant light flashes on/off but coolant is ok; driver's window stops 1/2 of the way up and must be manually adjusted to close; outside temp sensor is off by 20 degrees; headlights cloudy and full of water; I have recharged the A/C 6 times; GM has increased parts prices by 300% since bankrupt. When the next expensive repair comes along I will junk the van and buy a Toyota or Honda.

Best Features

leather captains seats, good gas mileage (22/28)

Worst Features

Improve reliability of EVERYTHING.
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