2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 3.4 from North America
Sporty and semi luxurious for not much money
Transmission started shifting very hard intermittently in all gears at 73,000 miles.
A back-light steering wheel control button and the AC dash button not lighting up.
Plastic guide piece next to power sliding door track broke.
One power side vent window sticks open at times.
Great van for the low price.
Heated leather seats great for Minnesota winters.
Great Gas mileage and love the large gas tank.
Could use 30 more horsepower to move such a big vehicle.
Interior/exterior plastic seems flimsy and would break with heavy use.
Other than the intermittent transmision trouble, car looks and runs like new.
I expect (hope) the tranny issue is a function of an electronic control element and not the tranny itself.
My 2000 looks almost the same as the 2004 at the price of a down payment on an 04.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th July, 2005
17th Jul 2005, 03:59
I think that the silhouettes get great gas mileage for having a 3.4 liter motor and being as large as they are. My parents own one and they love it. It now has 81,000 on it and nothing mechanically has ever went wrong. For the price you can buy them used at, they are a good investment for a family in need of a mini van at low cost. Just don't buy a Ford or Dodge PLEASE!!