Remote keyless entry becomes standard for 2004, and luggage rails with crossbars are newly optional. Maximum cargo volume totals 141. The 1959 body style was continued through the 1960 model year, but the fins were toned down for 1960 and the taillights were moved to the bottom of the fenders. For the 1994 and 1995 model years, was available with the engine option. When it was shut down in 2004, Oldsmobile was the oldest surviving American automobile , and one of the oldest in the world, after , , and.
SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. The center-row seats are comfortable and easy to access, but reaching the third-row bench can be a bit of a squeeze. In 1994, a remote-controlled power sliding door feature was added, a General Motors innovation. The new generation Oldsmobile Silhouette won the Institute Women's Automotive Satisfaction Award from Good Housekeeping. The first generation Silhouette was assembled in Tarrytown, New York, while the second and final generation was assembled in Doraville, Georgia. The Silhouette was much too large for the streets in Europe; therefore, it was designed to cater to both European and American markets. The Silhouette was designed with luxury in mind and became the flagship minivan for the brand.
Like you, once I researched them I started to notice them absolutely everywhere. To pump life into the Dynamic 88 range, Oldsmobile renamed it the Delmont 88 for 1967. The Silhouette is equipped with a rear swing-up liftgate and sliding doors on both sides. When compared side to side, Oldsmobile looked dated next to its price-point competitor. The Delta continued to be Oldsmobile's most popular full size line. Standard equipment included the 345 hp 257 kW 394ci Starfire engine, vinyl bucket seats and console.
The auto sliding door would open when reversing, the alarm would go off on its own and was eventually removed , the power windows stopped working, the headlights were always full of water. The base model only offered for 1997 was the only model to offer short-wheelbase and a driver side sliding door being only optional, when all the other trim levels of the Silhouette were in long-wheelbase extended version and offered a standard driver side sliding door. The tail of the car featured massive vertical chrome taillight housings. The gullwing door was deemed too expensive to produce and would probably have impacted overhead doors in suburban garages. The first generation Silhouette was not available in.
There were several problems with these engines, including water and corrosion in the injectors no water separator in the fuel line ; paraffin clogging of fuel lines and filters in cold weather; reduced lubrication in the heads due to undersized oil galleys; head bolt failures; and the use of aluminum rockers and stanchions in the 4. For 2001, the Silhouette received a minor facelift that included a new grille and front bumper. In the side impact test, it received 5 stars for front passenger protection, and 5 stars rear passenger protection. As a family van, the Oldsmobile Silhouette provided enough room for seven passengers. Products , mainstream vehicles Website Oldsmobile was a brand of American produced for most of its existence by.
Replaced in 1997 by an all-new design carrying the same name. The Silhouette is enjoyable to drive, and it steers and handles easily and delivers a quiet, confident, civilized experience. This all happened when the car was only a few years old. Exterior All Silhouettes ride an extended, 120-inch wheelbase, stand 68. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. Was it a genuine attempt to celebrate Oldsmobile? The division of was shut down and no Oldsmobiles were produced after the 2004 model year.
One clue, however, suggests that they might: the whitewall tires. Another Detroit stylist employed by Ford bought a used 1958 Oldsmobile in the early 1960s, driving it daily to work. For the 2003 model year, traction control became standard on front-wheel-drive models and all versions got 16-inch wheels. This article does not any. About the Oldsmobile Silhouette The Oldsmobile Silhouette had a 14-year production run that lasted from 1990 to 2004. July 2009 Oldsmobile Silhouette Overview Manufacturer Production August 1, 1989—March 31, 2004 1989—2004 Body and chassis Related Chronology Successor The Oldsmobile Silhouette is a which was produced by for model years 1990 through 2004. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter.
They styled these minivans to be lower and sleeker than the competing brands. During that time, it featured more engine and transmission options than the second generation in 1997. Also, I am kind of mystified by the special editions for a brand being axed. Replaced in 1997 by an all-new design carrying the same name. Oldsmobile's only off year in the 1950s was 1958. In 1959, Oldsmobile models were completely redesigned with a rocket motif from front to rear, as the top of the front fenders had a chrome rocket, while the body-length fins were shaped as rocket exhausts which culminated in a fin-top taillight concave on the 98 models while convex on the 88 models.
I always thought that Oldsmobile got a raw deal when they were shut down. The newest generation ran from 1996 to 2004 and five trim levels were also available. As a family van, the Oldsmobile Silhouette provided enough room for seven passengers. The final Oldsmobile Silhouette rolled off the assembly line on March 31, 2004. The first engine in these vans was a meager 3.