2000 OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE

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138,874 Miles
11,657
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 138874
Color: TAN
Body Style: Van
Transmission: 4 Speed Automatic
Engine Type: 6 Cylinder
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: East Palestine, OH
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4.3
bigdon on 10/26/2015

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 3.0

Told me straight up the price I was given was his best offer, no haggle, no pressure. I was happy with how the deal went down.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
  Based on 28 reviews

One of the Best Vehicles I've Owned

5
miker63 on 12/05/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Bought our 2000 used in 2010 with over 150,000 miles on it. Has made several long, out of state trips and is our primary in town ride. I've replaced battery, starter, idle control valve, belt and tensioner, tailgate lift cylinders, and rear air shocks. Took to dealer for a bad crank speed sensor wiring harness - $600 total repair. All reasonable repairs for a vehicle this age. Love the space and seats. Excellent fuel economy. Nice driver. Solid overall construction. Has been a reliable and very good van for hauling kids to ball games, moving music equipment, and everything else! UPDATE: Sadly, some kid turned into my daughter while driving this van and totaled it. We could drive it up onto the wrecker, but the cost to repair the broken front end was just not economical. We bought a different brand of minivan to replace the Silhouette and I appreciate the Silhouette even more now.

Best vehicle I ever owned

5
Deloris Kotowske on 11/05/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love my Olds Silhouette and would buy another one if they were still making them. I tell everyone how absolutely wonderful this vehicle is. Economical on gas, comfortable for traveling and my grandkids love riding in it. Easy to get into and out of which is an especially nice feature for older folks and those with certain back problems. No tugging to pull yourself up and out of the seat to exit the vehicle. Plus ease of motion to get into the vehicle. What a shame this awesome vehicle has been dis- continued. I have about 128,00 miles with nominal repairs. What a blessing financially that is in this day and age with repair bills soaring out of site. Fantastic mode of transportation.

First Lemon I have owned

3.8
Terri on 10/27/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I like the drive, room, features, etc. and it ends there. I have owned this van for 8 years and this is what has gone wrong above regular maintenance issues: front windshield wipers - never worked properly, power windows - have to hand pull the windows up, fuel gauge broken, heated seats died after three years, problems with automatic sliding door, tires always going flat - the list goes on and on. I spent $4,000 in fixes last year alone. The best I can get for it on trade is $1,500. Not impressed.

The best car I have ever owned

4
MMman2 on 03/16/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought this van in year 2000 and its been a very good ever since then. I used it for my big family of 6 kids, and now they are not here any more and now just have 3 kids. It was very good on road trips and daily communicating, it got pretty good gas mileage also. Had to buy another motor for it but it now has over 250,000 miles on it. However, this car is not safe at all. But It has been a good van and the best car i have ever owned.

Need suv, don't want to sell Olds

4.4
Jason on 02/28/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought our Silhouette with 67k on it and now have over 120k miles. I heard these vans were trouble when I bought it. All I can say is it has been the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. I like everything about it except cupholders between the front seats which get stepped on then break. To date I have not had to to any repairs at all but have kept up on the preventative schedule. I tow a 3500 lb boat medium distances and this van tows great but lacks 4 wheel drive. The driver heated seat quit working though at 100k. I really need a 4x4 but I hate to see it go. A tip, I put a $1 bottle of fuel injector cleaner in the gas one time and the power increase was huge.

The cadillac of minivans

4.3
Lovin it so far. on 02/07/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I bought this minivan to help with our problem of fitting too many kids into our old autos. For a minivan it has some punch, gets comparably great gas mileage, and our minivan though it has 111,000 miles rides as smooth as the day it was bought i suspect. The interior was well thought out though, I find that the cup holders are in some odd places. all in all pretty happy with our purchase. 3600 out the door at the local dealership with a tank full of gas and an oil change.

Highly satisfied - great vehicle

5
K. Buck on 06/07/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent vehicle to own. Never had any problems with it. Completely reliable. Excellent gas mileage. Built in entertainment system has been great for the kids and allows them to use game systems.

powerful van

4.4
lovethevan on 05/23/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I purchased this van used it was nice and loaded leather captain seats vcr very comfortable and stylish. Had some front end work sensors replaced, back shock problems driver window recall on sliding side door head gasket leakage cylinder head going radiator coolant problems. was told not to repair but trade in for another vehicle. i do not want to get rid of this van. I love driving it. The gas mileage could be better.

love my olds van

4.9
powell on 03/26/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Except for problems with the rear wiper, we have not experienced any major repairs. Some of the interior trim is a little on the cheap side for the top of the line olds. But I love my van and hope it last for awhile

Not Worth It

1.6
greg on 02/06/2007

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

My Oldsmobile Silhouette had constant electrical problems. GM would not stand behind its defective intake manifold gasket problem despite a service memo noting the design issue. Is is any wonder Olds went down and GM sales are poor.

Great Van, but Interior Not Dependable

4.4
Todd on 01/10/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought this van with 12 miles on it and have put over 126,000 on it. There has NEVER been a mechanical failure, but it has had several problems with interior things. The power door had to be repaired three times, power windows twice, power door locks three times. Its gas mileage is outstanding, averaging 25 mpg. This van provides great comfort. Overall I am very pleased with it.

Ok, but some problems

3.8
finderskeepers on 02/27/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

We bought our Silhouette for its creature comforts, but many of them have since failed us. It has 60,000 miles on it, but the rear air no longer works, nor does the driver's heated seat. I have had the rear air shocks replaced (not cheap), the battery replaced, and the original spec tires were gone by 40,000 miles. The engine always sounds like a diesel on start-up, lots of knocking going on until warmed up. On the plus side, it always starts, ihas buttery smooth leather seats, has a comfortable ride, and adequate power (but not overwhelming). I like the good sounding audio system and genuine 7 passenger seating.

2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette

3.5
psloan on 02/07/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Our Oldsmobile Silhouette hasn't left us stranded yet. Its engine has always run strong and smoothly other than an occasional hard start. As far as problems go, it had the passenger side window serviced under warranty at least twice. It is still slow going up and down. I also had to have the the VCR serviced once and it's out again. The dealer has not been helpful on this one. It has a squeaking and rattling from the back hatch area when going over bumps. We just replaced the water pump at 88,000 miles. The fuel gauge doesn't work and now the thermostat seems to be stuck open. It sounds like a diesel after cold start up.

Super Silky Silhouette

5
Ny oldsie on 01/08/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Oldsmobile Silhouette is a well thought out example of what America makes best! This van has a low cost to maintain. I recommend changing the dex-coolant every 3 years or 75,000 miles whichever comes first and remember to include the anti-leak tablets as per factory specifications! This vehicle will reward you with years of trouble free driving! Who says they don't make 'em like they used to! PS...I am still on the original Delco battery after six years of ownership!

Sorry to see Olds go!

3.6
Jeff on 06/24/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Our 2000 Extended Premier Edition Silhouette with all the leather and video toys is a very cool and comfortable ride. The car has spent many days in the dealer repair shop for work on brakes and manifold. The front end has been aligned three times but still goes through tires quick. This is the first front wheel drive car I've owned and I'm not a fan. Gas mileage for this big van is awesome and my wife is always running the AC.

Wife loves it!

4.3
rgolf1960 on 05/13/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought second hand last year with 100k miles. Was in excellent condition and well taken care of. Had zero problems so far, and wife is completely satisfied. Previously we owned a '96 Ford Windstar, and this van is far superior. Got a great deal ($5,700) and hope it will last a couple more years.

OK with some problems

4.8
finner on 12/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Quirks- mismatching paint from steel to plastic. Front passenger wheel fell off at 65000km. Heated driver seat keeps failing. Poorly installed outside trim. Three recalls on powerdoor. Fog lights don't last. Rear door inside handle failure. Coolant loss -- auxilliary heat pump was culprit at first, now? Driver side power window does not go up straight. Rear window wiper stops intermittently. EGR valve rusted.

TRADE IN VALUW

5
LAURA AND JEFF on 09/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

NICE LOOKING VAN IT HAS CAPTAIN SAETS AND REAR A.C. AIR.

great family van with room for all

5
Neyney on 02/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

really nice van that has a good feel when your behind the wheel. very comfortable

good till 67,000 then falls apart

3.1
GREGw on 10/31/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

we bought a new 2000 model and all was good in the land until we hit 67,000 miles..It started with a brand new transmission,then the brakes went out (while my wife and kids are in the van),then oxygen sensor then 24 hrs later the other sensor,and the air conditor,the drivers window motor, both front tie rods,manifold intake valve,leak in the radiator..If you are going to buy american(which I will never do again,it is inferior to foreign) make sure you buy the extended warranty,thank heaven's we had that wisdom..in all over $7,000 of work has been done on this van that is only worth maybe 10 grand

Whole family satisfaction

4.6
mmcorkins on 09/15/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Loaded with options, this minivan has been an excellent way to hit the highway with the whole family. Lots of cubby's, cupholders, and well placed controls keeps this vehicle's occupants happy and content.

2000 Olds Silouhette

5
Scott Foster on 09/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This van is fun to drive, highly reliable, great on gas! We regularly get 25+ mpg on the highway! Buy one, you'll love it!

2000 Silhouette

4.8
Swaayze on 05/31/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love this van! It rides and drives great and seems to have everything we could want (ours is pretty much loaded, as we wanted when we bought new). I think this is an under- appreciated option in the minivan market.

Great Van

5
Mark Hart on 04/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have owned this van for over 2 years. No problems at all, except for automatic sliding door that was re- called and fix promptly by dealer. Good gas mileage for a large vehicle. I would buy another. It's a shame GM is dropping the OLDS nameplate.

Not a Toyota, But not Bad

4.4
bbcro on 04/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Initially disappointed w/interior build quality and materials. Things fell off and we didn't know where they came from (read, VERY plastic interior). Radio has been replaced 3 times, right door speaker twice, driver side seat heater twice, and rear window washer has failed so many times I gave up on it. But... the dealer was terrific (Bush Olds/GMC, Lenoir NC) always ready with a loaner and would pick up/drop off if necessary. Last van was Previa, better overall quality, but Olds is much more car-like and cheaper to repair.

happy

5
mommy of 3 on 03/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love our van. The comfortable seats were much nicer than the toyota and honda minivans. We get great gas mileage avg. 22mpg highway/city mixed. The automatic door is so great, especially for the school pick-up line. We have had no major repairs or mechanical problems. This is a great van for long trips. The kids have their headphone and gaming jacks within their reach, and there are plenty of cup- holders. The ride is super smooth and quiet. We highly recommend this van.

Ready to buy a 2004

4.3
Bones on 03/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Easy to drive. My wife drives it as much as I do. Great for traveling with four back seats removed (I am retired). Wish we had the dual air/heat system. We live in the northeast and cold air comes in around the front doors where the latches are. My wife actually covers her arms with a blanket on cold days.

Oldsmobile Silhouette

5
Uncle Buck on 12/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Installed Goodyear Regotta Tires, the milage went up from 21 to 25 highway. Have towed trailers from 700 to 1200 miles on trips. (Loaded U-Haul 5X8 single axil.) Ride is comfortable. The 3.4 engine is very fuel efficient and yet very responsive at highway spead for passing and acceleration. The seating flexability makes it a great all around vehicle. This vehicle may get you over the Minivan syndrome.



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