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News of  February 15, 2000


Oldsmobile Silhouette Awarded Jack Gillis' "Car Book Best Bets" For 2000
DETROIT - Oldsmobile Silhouette was named to Jack Gillis' "The Ultimate Car Book 2000 edition-Car Book Best Bets," following positive reviews in areas of crash safety.

Silhouette, along with eight other minivans, met the Ultimate Car Book's criteria of crash safety, fuel economy, repair and maintenance costs, warranties, insurance costs, safety features, and owner history.


Oldsmobile Silhouette

Photo: GM

In cooperation with the Center for Auto Safety, Jack Gillis, noted consumer advocate, auto safety expert and author of the "Ultimate Car Book", analyzes hundreds of thousands of auto complaints, dating back to 1976, and compiles the information in a comprehensive index. Consumers can then refer to the book when making car-purchasing decisions.

Jack Gillis congratulated Oldsmobile for "...offering the American car buyer a vehicle that truly meets the needs of today's discriminating buyer."

The Silhouette's safety features include: a "safety cage" body structure that entails a series of structural hoops providing strength, sturdy side-door beams in both the front and side doors, standard four-wheel antilock brakes and traction control (GLS and Premiere), daytime running lamps, standard side-impact air bags and reduced-force frontal air bags. Pretensioners in the front- seat belts, designed to reduce belt slack when the air bags are deployed, sliding-door child-security locks, a rear liftgate double latch and an automatic safety stop on the available power sliding door also are included in the Silhouette safety features.

(Feb. 14, 2000)


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