2001 PONTIAC MONTANA

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184,399 Miles
24,231
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 184399
Color: BLACK
Body Style: Minivan
Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic w/OD, Electron
Engine Type: Gas V6 3.4L/207
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Lumberton, NJ
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VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES, LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MINI VANS EQUIPPED WITH TRW SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLIES. THE BUCKLE BASE OF THESE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES WERE NOT PROPERLY HEAT TREATED AND THEREFORE DO NOT PASS THE LOAD BEARING REQUIREMENT OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES."


Information about Dealer

Did not do the job and damaged my car

1
MSGT Harp on 08/12/2016

Customer Service: 1.0 Buying Process: 1.0 Quality Of Repair: 1.0 Overall Facilities: 1.0

They lied and because I am a women they took full advantage and they damaged my car while it was there said they would repair it and did not....also know what to existing problem was the car was brought in for a diagnostic to see what else was going, I was told they could not do it until they repaired the car 800.00 later still no diagnostic and was to it was diagnosed when they repaired what we already knew was wrong so if I wanted them to do a diagnosis I would have to pay another 110 dollars. Very untrustworthy worthy and disloyal people should do what they say their going to do. My husband and I are active military veterans who fought so they can operate and this is how we are treated. I all have evidence of conversation if anyone want to hear.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
3.9
  Based on 39 reviews

Runs great for all the abuse I give it!

5
Tom Gettman on 07/22/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I bought this van 1 1/2 years ago with 112000 miles. I now have just over 170000 miles. I drive 170 to 200 miles per day. this van has never let me down. Only issue is that it has gone thru a couple of front wheel hubs. This van has never left me stranded.

any van would be better

3
dirtcooker on 04/10/2013

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

so many repairs. wheel bearings, transmission, taillight assembly(twice), the CPU , traction control problems, oil pump, rack n pinion , axels all in the span of 40000 miles. this wear is not from carrying children or small livestock. i have been sincerely unhappy with this van

Time for another vehicle

3.8
Darla on 09/25/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

I bought my mini-van in 2006, and it had 95,000 miles on it. For the first two years, it did great. I took it on vacations with no problems whatsoever. And the best part was that there was plenty of room for everyone. In 2008, I had to replace the head gasket and intake gaskets. It had been overheating. That's been the biggest expense. Recently, at 165,000 miles I've noticed that if I turn the AC on for long periods of time when driving, it tends to run hot. I have not let it overheat, but it does run hot. I'm also noticing the transmission is sticking. The power sliding door has a mind of its own, sometimes works and sometimes not.

Awesome Family Vehicle

4.5
Julie on 09/22/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought our Montana because we has small children and wanted the convenience of the back seat access for car seats. It has been a wonderful van for us. Love the easy cleanability of the leather seats, the access to rear seats, the ease of lowering the back seat for more cargo space. We have had no major repairs. We have taken good care of our van and had regular maintenance, which makes a world of difference. All mechanical systems still working great. It's a comfortable van, easy to drive and great for families.

Bought Ours New in 2000

4.4
Airhippo on 08/16/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased this van new in November 2000 right before the 2001 hit the market. This Van has been an awesome mode of transportation. We still have it and our Teenage Daughter loves driving it to hall her friends. We had some minor AC issues at 75,00 K and had to have the head gaskets and heads redone at 120,00 Wife drove it and it got hot. That cost around 2,000. But other than that this has been a vehicle well worth the drive. We still have it so that says all. around in.

So Far, So Good...

4.3
Auntbetty on 06/25/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We've had our Montana for 5 years and it had 60k miles when we bought it. Now it has 175k on it and seems to be doing ok. No major repairs and have avoided the head gasket issue. The intake manifold gaskets had been done before we bought it. Basically just routine maintenance (brakes, wheel bearings in front, tires). It's not as tight as a Honda or Toyota, but that's a given so don't expect it to be since you're paying thousands less for a comparable year. Fuel mileage is very good for a van (20-24mpg depending on season).

Never Again

2.8
S James on 11/13/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

OK, I was smitten by it's good looks for a mini van. What a pig it turned out to be. I have sworn off any GM built vehicle for as long as I drive. (And I control the fleet at my work) Read each of the posts and I have had the problem. Fuel tank sending unit made the gas gauge quit. Head gasket blew out. A/C out (twice) Windshield wipers nesting in the "touchdown" position. My wife drove it that way for a month because two of our neighbors were having the same problem at the same time. (It was comical) GM dealers are lame. Could be the corporate policies. Still, they give you no reason to want to even look at another vehicle built by them. I give them less than 10 years.

Handling a Montana

5
Claire on 09/21/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought our formerly leased, loaded Montana 6 years ago from a dealer. We got an excellent deal on it and soon discovered it was from a bad odor. After cleaning it several times, we still haven't enjoyed the new car smell, but we have gotten a sweet deal! It has been paid for for 2 years now and until this week, I have only needed regular oil changes, new tires and windshield wipers. Yesterday I spent $600 to replace the rear brake cylinders and the front bushings. The boys are grown and I could sell and get a convertible I have dreamed of for years, but I will drive this Beauty until she can't go anymore.

Boo hoo

2.5
bonnie on 06/01/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Seem's like everything that could go wrong has, trouble with wipers, front and back, air conditioning, brake valve, air cond, again., plastic bearing, and they now say I need to replace head gasket still I am paying on the bank loan for another year and a half, not sure if I want to risk not fixing the van because I do not have the money, or chancing I might be able to hold out until it, s paid for

2001 Pontiac Montana

4.5
jwhub88 on 02/22/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

We love this van. The seats are very comfortable, and the folding 3rd seat is a must. Traction control and ABS help in the winters of northern Michigan. The sporty exteroir disign is a plus. Love the interior. Has held up well to the kids. Power is good not great. I pull a camper all summer easily. Would like engine and trans. to be more reliable. Lower intake gaskets and head gaskets are a cronic problem. Also the trans. will go bad on 99% of these vans. Also love the red interior dash lighting. Bought van with 75,000 now have 130,000. Rebuilt trans. around 115,000. Otherwise routine maintenance. Runs great, rides great, drives great

Montana Good and Bad

3.9
Lynne on 09/05/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I drive our 2001 Montana and I enjoy it for the most part for smooth ride and roomy interior. Has been reliable and smooth running up until replacing intake manifold gasket at 60,000 miles due to dry rot. A $790+ repair cost that I contacted Pontiac about and was reimbursed 50% of the cost. Recently, my glove box door fell off due to plastic "hinge" breaking. The fold-down rear seat plastic hinge looks like it will be next to go. When gasket was being replaced at local dealer, mechanic broke air box and it will have to be replaced. Also, having problem with an engine sensor that indicates a problem with 1 of 3 possibilities. Sorry that OnStar will no longer work after 12/07.

Pontiac Montana, money maker for repair shop

2.8
jmusolf on 07/14/2007

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Head gaskets gone 3 times. Window regulator replaced 2 times, kept taking it to dealer. And it only has 83K miles on it. Now I'm going to trade this in and get an import.

Major cooling system problems

3.1
Laura on 05/31/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

As soon as this vehicle passed 60k miles it was all downhill. It is a sqeeky, noisy ride. Our fuel gauge went out and we are just waiting for the fuel pump to die, too. We have had problems with the cooling system and have twice replaced the water pump, the thermostat, the intake valve and are about to shell out more money for what remains to be determined. I won't be buying or recommending a GM product to anyone in the ever near future. For all of the people that ranked their vehicle so favorably when it was only 2 to 3 years old, I'd be curious to see how their "later years" have panned out.

Forced me into the arms of Toyota

4
chuckb on 05/06/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

This was our second Montana. Had a 1999 that my wife totaled. The reliability on the '99 was spotty,but this one has been terrible. A/C condenser replaced twice, automatic headlights that won't go off, problems with traction control, leaking intake manifold gaskets. Finally at 58,000 miles the transmission went. Repair costs of $1800. Long letter and phone calls to GM result in sympathetic phone calls back, but no real response or reimbursement. Finally replaced this van after only 3 yrs and 60000 miles. My predicition? GM will be out of business within 20 yrs.

Happy with van

3.9
Darrin on 04/13/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I've been quite happy overall with my Montana. It is comfortable and surprisingly fun to drive. I get 18- 20 MPG around town and 24-26 on the highway. After 125,000 miles I have replaced the intake gaskets, rear wheel cylinders and all the wheel bearings under my extended warranty. It seems hard on tires and front rotors. I've had to replace the heater elements in the front seats. The gas gauge quit working. I sometimes tow a 3000 pound trailer. The drivetrain still seems rock solid the engine doesn't use any oil and the transmission works well. I would buy another now that the intake gasket problems are sorted out.

GM won't take responsibility

3.3
S, Theresa on 03/25/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

It's very comfortable for traveling with adults and kids. Plenty of leg room for adults and storage for kids. Lots of sturdy cup holders. But this engine is NOT reliable. Head gaskets replaced 12 months ago. Been repaired by GM Certified Mechanic for overheating 5 times since and cracked another head. We shut it off immediately and towed it every time. GM will do nothing to help with this reoccuring and common problem in GM's with DexCool. Do you homework first. In the two years we've owned it, it's required $5000 in repairs!!!

my 2001 pontiac totrod

5
totrod on 12/31/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i never thought i would like a mini van but this Montana changed the way i think. very comfortable, plenty of pep, great fuel mileage, awesome vehicle for those with kids !!!

Major Gremlins

4.5
Demers Family on 01/28/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

We loved the gas mileage this van got, and the space and comfort was superb, as was the interior configuration. However since we bought it used it had no manufacture warranty, nor dealer warranty. The summer of 2004 the a/c went out, we spent $700 on trying to get it fixed, they thought they fixed it, it died again the next day. Then the bearings went out, and both sets of brakes as well as all the shocks and struts. We only put 25,000 miles on it when we owned it. We put $1000 into it, not counting the a/c and it still needed $1800 worth of work, and two car shops later the a/c problem still could NOT be solved! We traded it for an SUV, it is a sad loss we loved our van greatly.

strong runner

4.8
bigpop on 01/27/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have been happy with our Pontiac Montana. My wife is the primary driver and drives mostly around town carrying our three children to and fro. We have taken long trips (CA to TX) in it and enjoyed the ride, highway gas mileage, TV screen and VHS player. We bought an inverter and hookup the PS2 for long journeys. Beyond oil changes, we have replaced the tires (crappy Generals), the front brakes, and the battery. We would buy another Pontiac or GM van in the future. Smooth shifting transmission, good low-end torque, lots of 'toys' inside, looks good.

Never buy a Montana!

2.3
DOHN NAGY on 06/02/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Last week my Transmission went and this was the last straw! I've had trouble with the windshield leaking water into the light on the centre roof, handles come off the right sliding door(Twice) right door won't open easily or at all. Hood corroded and had to be repainted. As to the transmission replacement, it was $3672.79 and this for a vehical with just 144.0 kms on it and less than four years old. The original cost was going to be $4300.00 but was reduced at the dealer(Popham on the Queensway in Toronto) I have no quarrel with the dealership but General Motors in my mind is not a reliable vehicle to own any more and we have four GM vehicals in my family...I just don't trust GM anymore...

I love my Montana!

5
shellybtraveling on 02/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

With two small children, we needed a reliable mode of transportation. Our Montana has certainly proved to be just that vehicle. We've owned our van for over two years now and other than having the oil changed, we've only had to buy new tires and a battery. I'd call that reliable!

too many flaws

3
jon on 01/08/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

This van was ok until 30,000 miles when the general self sealing tires were bald.Yes I rotated them every 6000 miles. The intake gasket had to be replaced at 31,000. The brakes were sticking on one side at 37,000. Airbag light came on at 40,000 and has been back twice for that. The battery had to be replaced at 47,000. Now the abs,traction control lights are coming on. GM needs to recall the intake gaskets everyone I know with a montana has had it replaced. I love gm trucks but this the last van GM will sell me.

2001 Pontiac Montana

2.4
Nick-Cassie on 07/23/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

Well, where do I start. Everything has gone wrong with the van. At first it was little things, the washer pump, the sliding door, the battery's positive cable corroded off. Then we had power steering problems, the front air went out, the rear air went out, the transmission was slipping so I took it to the dealership and they fixed certain parts in the transmission. By this time it was out of warranty so I had to pay to replace it. Then 2 months later the transmission went completely out. Needless to say, enough was enough and I just traded it for something else.

Montana Man

5
stoddard on 03/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Auto door is great to have for those kids that are faster than you to the van. Alot of power, cruise control will keep speed up any hill. Being able to move seats around to fit the family is wonderful. ONSTAR is the best when you have locked your keys in at the local Wal-Mart.

Flickering Lights

3.5
gadget on 03/12/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

Occasionally when we drive at night, the headlights, tailights and interior instrument panel lights will quickly flicker (blink). We've brought it back to the dealership a couple of times, but they don't know what's causing the flickering. They refuse to check or change the alternator and /or voltage regulator. Very frustrating............

Montana, Big MO

3.9
jeep. on 02/19/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

The Montana overall has been a pretty good van. WE have realy enjoyed the great looks & stylish body design. The Koons dealership has been very helpful to me. I would give them an A raiting.

Mini Van Seats For The Birds

3.5
Big Dog on 07/10/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 4

The interior seats seem cheap. They are small and poorly made. It appears to be material over cardboard. I have less than 30k miles on an 01 and it seems to be a rattlebox. I should have bought a custom van for big comfort and good ride. Long trips create arm and leg pain???? Something is not placed correctly. I am 5'11" my wife 5'2" same for both.

Pontiac Montana

4.8
dcoffin on 05/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

My family and I enjoy driving the Pontiac Montana. I have a small 6 years old girl and she is now able to see out the windows with just a booster seat.

Our Van

4.9
Greg & Amy on 04/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We have had very good luck with our van. We have an 8 passenger and the individual removable seats are very convienent to configure for different trips or loads. The ride is incredible and it is a nice looking ride. We have one powered sliding door and definately recommend getting both sides with powered doors. I will definately buy another Montana!

in need of more info

4.1
would like more info on 02/24/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

we bought this 8 passenger van used, we have found out it was a lease vehicle. Before our first months payment was due the vehicle was in the garage because the abs and trac cont service lights were on this was taken care of because we purchased the extended warranty-good thing. Then our next month it was back in because we could get no heat. I really love this van because of the space it provides but am curious as to the potential for further repairs when our service contract runs out. We now have a loud vibrating howl by the windshield.

Been a great van

4.8
kajensen on 01/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had no problems with the van. I love it and would get another.

Good job

4.1
JAEB on 12/26/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our second Montana and we're very happy. It's the family car driven by my wife, and it works perfectly for our needs. No reliability problems and a good feel of quality throughout. Not so happy about the depreciation, but ours is leased with a favorable residual so that's no problem for us. Dealer OK, but we really like the car

Pontiac Montana

4.9
timswearingen on 09/26/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It has been a great vehicle

Alot of trouble w/ few answers

2.4
kelbels on 09/16/2002

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Terrible vibration in front end that could not be explained or fixed. Loud jack hammer noise during braking that no one seemed concerned about(except me). Took 4 trips to dealership(not a rental car offered) before finding a thermal auxillary exhaust valve was the culprit. Hard shifting and unreliable performance from the transmission. Vehicle always felt like it was dragging. Went over the mountains and had a hard time maintaining 55 mphs. Despite all my major mechanical defects I have recieved poor customer service, lack of sympathy, even when I felt my vehicle was unsafe to drive they failed to be concerned.about situation.

Bad Quality

3
Lorie on 08/22/2002

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

Where do I start? We have had a constant shaking/vibration between 38mph-44mph. The dealership and district manager say there is no problem; a clunk in the transmission from reverse to drive; many repairs on the hatch door; constant rattling in the plastic on the driver side sliding door; now there's a problem when putting your foot on the break; front end pops when taking off; The older the van gets, the more noise it makes. Need I say more!!!!!

New Owner

4.6
bdchild on 04/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

When driving the van I feel its a little tight for me. (the husband) My wife fits in great.This is not the extended version. Aside from that it's a great ride. Fun to drive. Great with the kids.

Concern about the Plastic

3.5
Pissed on 03/15/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

My experience is more with the incredibly poor service I recieved from GM Canada. Basically I was accused of trying to claim on my extended warrenty for the cracking in the plastic between the useless storage container and the rear seat!

POOR RELIABILITY AND COSMETIC PROBLEMS

3.4
DISAPPOINTED on 03/12/2002

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

SEVERAL ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS INCLUDING THE GAS AND ENGINE LIGHT COMING ON, A CLIP ON THE FUEL HOSE MISSING. HAD WATER COMING IN THE OVERHEAD LIGHT CONSOLE NOW I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE TRANSMISSION, PROBABLY THE TORQUE CONVERTOR. HAVE EXPERIENCED A GRINDING NOISE IN LOW GEAR, PRESSING ON THE GAS AND THE VAN DOES NOT MOVE, WHEELS SPINNING WHEN GOING FROM REVERSE TO FORWARD AND CLUNKING FROM TRANSMISSION WHEN GOING FROM HIGH TO LOW GEAR.

Nice design but poor quality

3.3
Dan_golfer on 03/05/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

We like the performance of the van. But we do not like the braking. The pedal feels like it goes to the floor and the van takes forever to stop. Original tires only last 20,000 miles or less. We have had numerous repairs like: Air conditioner, Torque converter, Intake manifold gasket, power door, computer replaced, stereo replaced, and worn out brake rotors after only 40,000 miles. Make sure you buy the extended warranty, because I think you will need it.



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