1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette EXT 4.6 from North America
We bought this van used in 2006. Bought it because we had 2 toddlers, and another baby on the way, and really needed the space. I loved the space in it.
Within the year, it started falling to pieces! We have had to replace window motors 5 times!
The temp/compass feature went out quick, didn't bother replacing it.
We had to get the struts done, cost around $1000, a year later, needed it again.
The windows go off track on a regular basis.
The lighting on the radio and stuff constantly goes out.
Always having to refill the AC.
Right now it needs a heater core.
We've replaced the power steering line twice in the last 3 months.
Now the biggest, scariest thing is this... We loved at 1st that one of the back doors was power sliding. A month after we bought it, the door slid open while we were going about 50mph!!! The open door light wasn't even on!
Also, the head lights don't seal correctly, water gets in there, and you have to change headlights on a regular basis. Horrible!
The space was great. Also like the fact there are 2 headphone jacks in the back; the kids can listen to the radio or audiobook, and you don't have to hear it. And the back wind shield wiper was pretty handy also.
I've been thru so many cars in my life, this is by FAR the worst of them all! Please look close before you buy, or make sure it's really, really cheap, and you have the time and money to fix all the issues you will have.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th November, 2010