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1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette

Overall rating:  Product Rating: 4.5

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Terrible automobile

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Mar 14, 2003 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 

Pros: nice interior
Cons: You don't have enough time!!!! I have had nothing but problems with this van.
The Bottom Line: Do not buy this van. It is not reliable and will cost you $$$$$.

This van has never been reliable. We bought it for trips with the sports teams and it has caused us so much trouble. It stays in the shop all the time. We either have it in the shop when we need it or it breaks down when we go out of town. The body ... read more

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My home on wheels

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Apr 4, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: has vcr and monitor, sliding door
Cons: monitor too small
The Bottom Line: This is one van you can take everywhere with everyone!!

With 3 kids a van was a must. We bought this van totally loaded, our purchase price is well above the one listed here. Oldsmobile has been great. My battery ended up having a dead cell, so it kept going dead. Under the agreement they sent someone out ... read more

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I will never drive a mini-van...until now

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Sep 7, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: overall great vehicle
Cons: I can't fit two in my garage

I am the youngest of 4 children and I grew up in a "mini-van" family. I always said that I would never buy a mini-van...well times have changed. My wife and I had our first child and we realized that our SUV was no longer practical. We had ... read more

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My dream van

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Apr 5, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: roominess & comfortable
Cons: not so great gas mileage

We have had our 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette for three months now. It is everything I wanted it to be. We looked at every domestic make and model of mini-vans around before we bought ours. Comfort and price was our major influences. ... read more

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A Great Minivan!!!!!

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Mar 28, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: great options and reliablity
Cons: stereo console and seats

The Oldsmobile Silhouette is an outstanding minivan with an array of useful features. It is also well designed and fun to drive. With a peppy engine, good handling, and tight cornering. Also living in Colorado the Silhouette does great in the snow. ... read more

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My Oldsmobile Silhouette

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Jan 27, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: The Silhouette it's self is a pro.
Cons: None that I have found so far.

I was once one of those ANTI MINI VAN people. Until the first time I saw and drove my Oldsmobile Silhouette. There are so many things that I love about my Silhouette. I would have to say that the power sliding door would have to be my favorite thing. ... read more

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A Living Room on Wheels

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Jan 24, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Easy to drive, great entertainment system
Cons: Costs more than your average van

After driving compacts cars for years, I was wary of buying such a large vehicle, but my growing family just didn't fit in those small cars anymore. When we began looking at minivans we were overwhelmed at the choices. After looking at ALL of them we ... read more

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Olds Mini Van

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Jan 21, 2000 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: all good
Cons: none

I bought one of these mini vans 6 months ago. They are great. Alot of room especially for tall people. It also has alot of great features. Ours came with the rear stero systems. It's great when you have kids. They can listen to their own music ... read more

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I must say that I do enjoy this van

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Jan 19, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: neat gadgets and good handling
Cons: not great for pickin up ladies on a Friday night

So, I must admit I haven't driven this van much (I'm only a poor college student, I'd feel lucky if I had a pinto with three out of the four tires and no spark plugs) because it belongs to my parents, but from my experience, it drives really well. It is ... read more

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Definately Oldsmobile For Life

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Dec 30, 1999 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Value and Comfort
Cons: None

When we purchased our Silhouette, we were a little bit nervous. Our last experience buying a new car had left us by the wayside feeling well a little sore in the bottom region. We looked at several models but had never even considered buying an ... read more

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Van alive

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Dec 21, 1999 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Safety features
Cons: No clothes hangers

This is my sixth van, all previously from another company. This is the best of the lot. Most comfortable ride -- no sway going around a curve. Leaves other cars behind on a grade. I also like the daylight riding lights and the side air bags, both ... read more

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BUY THE '99 IF YOU CAN!

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Dec 21, 1999 (Not Yet Rated)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: 8 pass seating, great seats, easy changing
Cons: No leather seat/tv option for 8 pass model

I waited years for the right time to buy a new mini-van. Years of driving used vehicles finally paid off when I got into a '99 Fortunate for me, I checked with my dealer just before the 2000 came out, because I was told they discontinued the eight pass. ... read more

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A Great Vehicle

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Dec 20, 1999 (Not Yet Rated)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: A very comfortable, easy to drive vehicle. It can carry very heavy loads with ease.
Cons: A slight oversteer is noted and wheel balancing is tedious.

The Oldsmobile Silhouette Premier is a very classy vehicle. It drives like a sedan, has great space and does not buckle under heavy loads. I chose an Oldsmobile for its comfort of ride, room of the interior, EPA mileage stats, great handling, stability ... read more

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Great MiniVan for the Price

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Dec 13, 1999 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Comfortable and Entertaining
Cons: No storage for driver/automatic door

The Oldsmobile Silhouette is a great minivan and the price is great too. My husband and I just purchased a 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette and I must say it is the best investment in a vehicle I've ever made. We have 3 children ages 1, 2, and 13, and now we ... read more

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Worth the Wait

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Dec 11, 1999 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: V6, spacious, entertainment system
Cons: size when parking, learning electronics

We put off making a jump from a station wagon to a van for several years and the wait has paid off. We fell in love with the Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere version immediately. It didn't hurt that we were picking up a 1999 with 10K miles at a great ... read more

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Not Really Happy
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Jan 28, 2006 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 20 Recommended: No 
Pros: The overall look of the van Thats about it.
Cons: Transmission, A/C, Interior Room, Cup Holders, Power Door.
Well let me start by saying I am a big fan of GM but not this one. The transmission is failing at 90k. The power sliding door has stopped working, The A/C isn't strong enough to cool the people that sit in the back. The back is good if you have small ... read more
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