Oldsmobile Silhouette alternatives
Latest model: Oldsmobile Silhouette 2002
The Oldsmobile Silhouette, along with its siblings the Pontiac Trans Sport (and later, the Pontiac Montana) and Chevrolet Lumina APV (and later, the Chevrolet Venture), were a trio of minivans that débuted in late 1989 as 1990 models. Upon the demise of the Oldsmobile division in 2004, it was replaced by the newly developed Buick Terraza the following year, in 2005.
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The first generation Oldsmobile Silhouette was prominently featured in the 1995 film Get Shorty where it was repeatedly referred to as "the Cadillac of minivans". Gm's attempt of launching their first FWD minivans in 1990 pursued the company to create one of the very-first luxury minivans, and at the same time, Chrysler launched the Town & Country minivan.
Basic Motors first attempt at producing a minivan to compete with the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager, the back wheel drive, truck-based Chevrolet Astro and its twin, the GMC Safari failed to make a noticeable dent in Chrysler's near monopoly of the minivan sphere in the 1980s, so this second attempt was made. The Oldsmobile Silhouette and its sibling models, while more successful than the Astro/safari duo in terms of sphere share, had significant perceived flaws, primarily centered around its unconventional look-and-feel that ultimately limited its appeal and sales.
The refactored 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette was built in Doraville, Georgia. The first 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette rolled off the assembly line on August 6, 1996.