1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Reviews

1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance103000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Dodge Stratus

Summary:

Great Alternative to Honda Odyssey

Faults:

The only problem we have had with our Silhouette is the Calliper on the front driver's side. The problem cropped up about 2 months after we bought it, and the dealership agreed to pay for the fix-up after we cried foul.

General Comments:

My wife and I really enjoy our Silhouette. It is very comfortable and roomy as well. It also gets the best gas mileage out of all the van's we looked at (21 MPG).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2005

1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance195000 miles
Previous carDodge Caravan

Summary:

A Work horse for the Family

Faults:

Electrical parts have been giving trouble. Ex. Windows, signals.

General Comments:

A very dependable and attractive van. Nice family vehicle with lots of room. One of the best Vehicles we have had that has served us well without any major problems. 190,000 and going strong as if it were new.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st July, 2005

1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 3.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 3.4
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10

General Comments:

So far a great van! All the features you can wish for! Only the quality could be a little better: some of the insulation rubbers on the doors came loose and needed to be glued back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 1998

6th Jul 2005, 09:22

We bought our 98 Brand new and it has been great these past 7 years! Great mileage and very dependable. Only Problems have been sliding door (Electric) and overhead gage temperature indicator... I do not know how to reset the thing?

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 3 reviews