2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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$25,345

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2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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Overview

3 trims

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Vehicle Overview
Silhouette is a twin of the Chevrolet Venture and Pontiac Montana, three front-wheel-drive minivans that differ only in styling details and market position. Olds assumes an upscale stance, while Chevrolet is the value leader and Pontiac promotes a sporty image.

Oldsmobile was the first to offer a video entertainment system as a factory-installed option, a feature that arrived during 1998 with an overhead screen that is viewable from the middle and rear seats. The same system is available now on the Venture and Montana, and some rivals offer similar systems in their minivans.

Exterior
Oldsmobile has dropped the regular-size Silhouette (112-inch wheelbase, 187-inch overall length), leaving only the extended model, which is 201 inches long on a 120-inch wheelbase — about the same size as a Dodge Grand Caravan.

All models come with dual sliding side doors. A power-operated slider on the passenger side is standard on GLS and Premiere models and optional on the GL. The driver-side sliding door is manually operated.

Interior
All models come with seats for seven, with a pair of buckets up front. On the GL, a two-place 40/60 split bench occupies the middle row and a three-place 50/50 split bench is in the rear. GLS and Premiere models have standard leather upholstery, power front seats and a pair of captain’s chairs in the middle row.

An overhead liquid-crystal display color monitor in the Silhouette’s Premiere model can be viewed by second- and third-row passengers and flips up when not in use.

With all seats in place, Silhouette has 24 cubic feet of cargo space at the rear. Removing the rear seat expands cargo volume to 55 cubic feet, and removing the middle row of seats creates a maximum of 156 cubic feet.

Under the Hood
The only powertrain available in the front-drive Silhouette is a 3.4-liter V-6 with 185 horsepower and a four-speed automatic transmission.

Safety
Standard safety features include side-impact airbags for the front seats and antilock brakes that operate on all four wheels. Traction control is standard on the GLS and Premiere, and is optional on the GL.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.9
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Perfect vehicle for all manner of uses!

We bought this van from a dealer in Dec 1999 with 7000 plus miles on it. There are now 193,000 plus miles on it. Our "Olds Silhouette" has been a workhorse ever since purchase, having taken us on several cross-country trips. It is now 1 of 2 vehicles I drive, as needed.

5.0

solid, safe family van for all seasons

This van took our kids to school, sports/team away-games, plus scouting weekends. Then this van allowed us to transport each kids (& all their stuff) to college & back. This car was a work-horse for us. We were never stranded or sidelined--as long as we performed the regular maintenance needed for such an active family van.

5.0

Best Van

I am a GrandMother, I purchased this Mini Van used as a way to transport my grand children. I already owned a newer model Chrysler Voyger. Over the years I must say the Silhouette has become my favorite. It is fully loaded with all possible options. After all the years, miles of road trips across the USA, it still drives beautifully. It is the best purchase I have made by far.

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Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
72 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles