The third row may contain a three-passenger bench seat or a stowable bench that includes a floor-mounted covered storage tray. Snow, ice, and rough driving conditions could be harsh on the wheels and tires. Make sure that they're properly inflated to save gas at the pump and to get better traction. The gullwing door was deemed too expensive to produce and would probably have impacted overhead doors in suburban garages. Oldsmobile was the first to offer a backseat video entertainment system, which debuted in the 1998 Silhouette Premiere edition. The most-reported problem is with the for.
However in 2003, the Oldsmobile Silhouette featured better safety equipment, which included side-impact airbags for the front seats, traction control, anti-lock brakes, a remote anti-theft system, and an electronic brake force distribution. The cargo space is huge. Although the has the most overall complaints, we rate the 1999 model year as worse because of other possible factors such as higher repair cost or more problems at lower mileage. The vehicle would be of steel construction, and styling would be as conservative as possible. The cold weather could have put the car battery under a lot of stress as you turn on the heater, lights, and wipers all at once.
To remove debris and salt buildup, you have to hose them off. The Silhouette is equipped with a rear swing-up liftgate and sliding doors on both sides. One or two sliding doors were available. Side doors slide open on both sides, with one being accessed by an electronic button opener help with ease in loading and unloading. Unsourced material may be challenged and. Pontiac dropped the Trans Sport pun and renamed its van the Montana in 1999. Exterior All Silhouettes ride an extended, 120-inch wheelbase, stand 68.
The front-wheel drive vans were mechanically on par with the competition, sporting first a 120-hp 3. All three vehicles carry the same 3. Please by the claims made and adding. A good choice for anyone who needs to travel in comfort and with ample space. The final 1st generation U-body Oldsmobile Silhouette rolled off the assembly line on June 28, 1996. This led to receiving poor ratings by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Production of first generation Silhouettes and stablemates ended in 1996, at which time the plant which produced them and which had been in operation since 1900, was shuttered and scheduled for demolition.
Sales in Europe were good for an American import, but did not represent enough volume to make a fourth, distinct model economically feasible. Before you go on a long drive on your spring break, make sure that the battery isn't on its way out. All of the second-generation vans were powered by a 3. In 2005 all of the vans were revised extensively, but few of the underlying problems were resolved. All versions get 16-inch wheels, and two new body colors are available. The comfort of driving and getting in and out of the van is a positive, as it is low to the ground.
The battery is a little hard to get to and requires removal of a bar that blocks it. Check for unusual wear on the tires such as cupping. It has been in a wreck that accordianed the hood of the other vehicle and came out with only a couple scratches and a broken headlight. The final Oldsmobile Silhouette rolled off the assembly line on March 31, 2004. For instance, oil may have gotten thick and may be marred by condensation. This article does not any.
Ease of use, and removal of back seats are a big plus in this vehicle. We have taken many long trips and even more trips to children's sports practices and it has taken it all like a champ. Oldsmobile was the first to offer a backseat video entertainment system, which debuted in the 1998 Silhouette Premiere edition. Interior The Silhouette seats either seven or eight occupants on two bucket seats up fro. This will tell you whether you need to get a new set. However, production of the Uplander continued on for one more year along with the in Mexico and Canada due to slightly better sales in those countries. New for this generation, were installed, and the filters can be accessed from behind an access panel easily accessed from inside the glove compartment.
For the 1994 and 1995 model years, was available with the engine option. It steers and handles easily and delivers a quiet, confident, civilized experience. If the vehicle tends to lean on one side, won't drive straight even if the steering wheel is centered, or shudders while driving, it may be time for some wheel alignment and balancing. The Silhouette is enjoyable to drive. It has an incredibly smooth ride. The of was discontinued in 1997.