2003 PONTIAC MONTANA

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240,349 Miles
66,530
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 240349
Color: Gold
Body Style: Other
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 3.4L 6
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: Gasoline
Location: MEMPHIS, TN
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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
  Based on 43 reviews

200K + Still Running

5
Kelly on 07/26/2016

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: 3 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating: 22

The Lord has blessed me with this car! We bought it used with over 100K miles on it and have added plenty of our own! The car has been nothing but reliable since purchasing it in 2010. Even though the air conditioning has gone out, this car is trust worthy and has good pick up for a van its age and size. WE DO NOT BABY THIS VAN, it has stayed outside through years of harsh Chicago winters, in humid Pensacola, FL summers and now has been with me in Cincinnati through the winter and summer. God truly looks after this car for me.

Adapted as a Handicapped Minivan

5
Ward Denise on 10/17/2015

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: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Our Montana was wheel chair adapted with an automatic side ramp. All modifications were to our satisfaction. My husband is in a power chair and easily has enough head space. The size of the van was a deciding factor in purchasing this van for our needs, and also a domestic product. It is a 2003 with 78,000 miles and is still going strong. We just decided against buying a new van because ours is still low cost maintenance.

We love our Montana Mini Van

4.6
grisswalds on 10/13/2013

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

We bought our Montana minivan new in 2003. It is now 2013 and we're putting it up for sale. It has 260,000 miles on it and has been the best reliable vehicle we've ever bought. The only thing we had to replace was two hub assemblies and the alternator just went out last week. 260,000 miles on the same alternator.. Unheard of.. Just crazy. We've been from New York to Texas to Florida and all parts in between. It's been a great family car. Thank you GM for making a reliable vehicle. It's been a great ride:)

Awesome

4.9
pinks_2013 on 01/13/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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

The best used car.. We bought this car used with 90k+ miles on it. Now it is 140k++. And its still running fine, without any issues. Just oil changes and brakepad changes. Very stable car and great pickup. Hwy MPG can go as high as 27-28, better than any sedan of the same time frame. Excellent car.

Satisfying to own

3.9
bigmowaukee on 03/16/2011

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

We've had a good ownership experience with our Montana. It's been quite reliable, with few major breakdowns in our eight years of ownership. While the vehicle isn't luxuriously equipped, it is comfortably appointed and feels luxurious in a Pontiacian sort of way. Haling the seats in and out is a pain...even worse than the Pontiac TransPort we had before it...but it has been one of the more satisfying cars I've owned.

Great Vehicle

4.9
MAMU on 11/21/2010

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

I bought my Montana with 7000 miles on it and now have 254,000. Consistently get 24-25 MPG. Put new heads on at 200K;seals at 100K but nothing else major.Been a great vehicle for the price. Hope to make it last another 2 years. 300K possible?

AVOID!

2.1
Awfabee on 05/19/2009

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

Bought the AWD because we were moving out to the country. It was a company lease return, impeccably maintained. As soon as the warranty expired, we IMMEDIATELY suffered the infamous GMC intake manifold gasket debaucle. Since then, nothing but problems, mostly with the wheel hubs, bearings, and ABS/AWD sensors. Turns out a vehicle named "MONTANA" with AWD can't handle a bumpy gravel road. Worst vehicle we've ever owned... period.

Not bad for a van

4.9
Montana on 06/01/2008

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

Not a bad van. It's good on fuel, change oil every 5000 or so, and a tuneup 120,000 km runs great. I drive this 4 hour round trip. The inside is good to lots space for what I need it for and the kid's like for the dvd part.

If You Think So

3.6
zigs on 05/31/2007

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

I think they tried to lure people in with the looks of the van more than the quality of it. This vehicle has never been wrecked. Yet a lot of the seams don't match or some are wider than others. Real poor quality control I would say. Sliding door hits the the driver door. You have to open the driver door so you can shut the sliding door. I haven't owned this vehicle very long so I can't say about the long term. If you buy one look at all the seams of the vehicle. With gas prices going up the fuel effeciency is fading fast on this one. It does ride smooth however.

2003 Montana Ext. minivan in Illinois

4.9
Rich Leverton on 03/04/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 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 love our 2003 Montana. It has been excellent in all aspects. We have never had any problems - mechanical or otherwise. This is our second Pontiac Minivan and we will be purchasing our third very shortly. We recommend this year and model to everyone!

2003 Pontiac Montana

4.8
kpersinger on 06/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 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

I have had my montana for almost 3 years and now have 70,000 miles on it. I have not had any trouble with my van.It handles and runs great. I just wish it had a built in DVD center. I have rear air and rear audio controls which has been a lifesaver for me and the kids on long trips. The kids love the van. I like it too just wish it had better gas mileage. From the sounds of some reviews I am lucky. Also it would be nice if there were more cupholders

I love this van!

5
VanGuy33 on 05/07/2006

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

As much as I didn't want to get a van, I finally got a Montana. Wow, am I happy I did. Not only is this van extremely versatile, but the fuel mileage is fantastic.

Excellent

4.9
Judith A. Johnston on 12/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 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

This is my first van. I usually had trucks and am so impressed with this car that I would buy another one. I can haul my pets and the animals that I rescue in comfort and I have plenty of space.

First Purchase of GMC Vehicle

4.5
bridjon on 10/22/2005

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

This vehicle gives a very comfortable ride, unfortunately the interior display is awful, dials are difficult to read. We have had no mechanical problems in 18 months and she starts first time every time (whatever the weather). The paint finish has chipped in a couple of places (without any rough treatment on our part!)we never had this problem with our previous van (Mitshbishi). We are very happy overall and accept that every vehicle has a drawback of some sort, those on the Montana are easy to live with as they have nothing to with reliability and that for us is number one.

2003 Montana Luxury AWD

5
ralphoid on 09/27/2005

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

Very Happy except for storage space in the front seating area. Fun to drive, economical and spacious.

Intake Manifold Stinks

2.8
Bummer2 on 09/04/2005

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

I'm seeing a repeat of complaints having to do with the intake manifold. Guess what, mine is shot too. DONT BUY GM ANYTHING. We will eventually be buying a Honda Odyssey.

bummer

2.6
rjk on 07/24/2005

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

an example why GM is having trouble selling cars without steep discounts -- a real disappointment. Needed a new manifold gasket at 40,000 miles, trim is falling part, one window won't close, power window grinds, etc., etc.

Love my Montana!

4.5
Montana on 07/14/2005

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

I really enjoy driving our Montana. I can take the grandma's with us with ease as the auto sliding doors and captain seats are great for them. The grandkids really enjoy the DVD player! The all around use of our Montana has been a good experience. I only wish that the space between the drivers seats and the middle row captain seats was larger. Also, on the driver and front passenger seats could use 2 arm rests instead of the door extension. It is just not in the right place for long trip comfort. We had those on our other van and really enjoyed them.

Very Disappointed

2.9
mad@gm on 10/19/2004

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

Purchased vehicle new in Dec 03 from Conkle pontiac. Problems with interior features from day 1. Winshield leaked damaging the headliner. In the first month of ownership the van was in the shop 20 days. The dealership has never fixed the problems and are now refusing to work on it. My audio controls and all my interior lights are hanging down. Windows do not operate properly. it has a continuing popping noise that is very loud and now my engine has developed a knock. Would not recommend this vehice to anyone.

Great Family Van

4.8
DRP on 10/13/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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 have had the van two years now and put nearly 40,000 miles on it. It is comfortable for our family of five and is also economical to operate. Fuel economy is about 17/24, City/Highway. I have not had problems with any of the major systems. The following were fixed under warranty: Back up sensors in rear bumber, one heated seat element,cover for garage door opener in console(twice). Most of this was fixed while I was in for an oil change and was not terribly inconvienent. I have used a Thule storage box mounted to the roof racks on several occasions with no problems or discernable loss of mileage or handling. This car has met my expectations of GM quality and value

Nice Family Vechicle

4
MPiela on 02/25/2004

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

This is a nice family van. The DVD player is great for the kids, especially on longer rides. We have the cordless headsets, so we can listen to the radio while they watch the movie. The dual slding doors are a must.

A

4.5
headhound on 01/30/2004

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

We wanted to replace our 1995 Suburban. My wife didn't want another SUV but did want/need AWD. We were pleased with the price/performance of the Montana. It came with a misaligned front and rear parking assist problem. The dealership has been good about adressing the issues. The rear window washer does not spray enough volume. They don't know if the problem can corrected or if it is a design issue. The van is safe, easy to drive, inexpensive to operate, excellent in bad weather, and holds a lot. Overall, it is a tough little "Tony" Montana that can handle what is thrown at it.

4th Pontiac MiniVan

3.6
EEEVan on 01/15/2004

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

This is my 4th Pontiac Mini Van. My first was bought in 1990. Pontaic has continued to remove feature from previous years vechicle model. There are no longer pouches on the back of the front seats for storage and no storage compartment below the front passenger seat. The adjustor for tilt in the front seats is now a lever vs. the more user friendly knob adjuster. Dealership unaware of the fact that Anit-lock brakes are no longer a standard feature with the vechicle.

Excellent

5
Dolores on 09/13/2003

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

Fun to drive, extremely comfortable, very easy access with dual sliding doors for putting child in and out of vehicle.

Previous Car was a Bonneville

5
RonBliss on 09/02/2003

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

Having recently expanded the family, we wanted something that could handle an extended ride with two kids and two dogs. The Montana had the best styling on the market and having owned a Bonneville with 200,000 miles on it I knew the Pontiac would hold up! The leather interior and DVD system make the vehicle fund to drive. The big surprise was the 3.4L V6 has more than enough performance!

My Montana - my favorite vehicle yet

5
Shelley Watts on 08/16/2003

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 did end up going in the ditch due to another driver pulling out directly in front of me. THis van handled excellent. The tow truck operator does not know how I survived and no damage at all to the van. It saved my life and handled like gold.

Small Problems from the Start

3
dcrambler on 08/08/2003

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

Great deal when you factor in both the Montana Vision and regular factory rebates. Walked away with the MV FWD for less than $21K after GM card maximum credit allowance. Overall build is less than desirable - have had door handle, rattle and lug cap problems in the first month plus horrible warranty service from a local Pontiac dealership. Still couldn't pass up the overall low price when compared to the Odyssey.

The best family minivan we've owned

5
Laverne Marble on 07/28/2003

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

The Montana was only a passing thought until we drove it. We were looking for an SUV but drove the Montana and we were hooked right away! It drives like a dream. Smooth and the undercoat kills road noise. The kids love the "Montanavision" I call it A Mom's savior. We took our first trip as a family two days after we bought it and the kids were "seen and not heard". If you buy this vehicle, you will not be dissapointed!

I love and would buy it again

4.9
Trisa on 07/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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

This is a great van and it has been a dream with the little one in the family.

Only if you must

3.4
Skip It on 07/21/2003

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

I have owned 2 of these vehicles. I had a 1997 model that was nothing but trouble and decided to give GM a second try by purchasing a second van from them. Biggest mistake I have made in major purchases. Not even 10000 miles in and the intake valve needed replaced. The brakes are squeeling and the front end is making some weird rubbing noise that the dealer has had no luck locating. Oh, the glove box latch has been broken 3 times already. I won't be purchasing another GM vehicle for quite some time. Next van purchase will be a Honda or Toyota.

Montana is very solid!

4.4
mitsos16 on 06/03/2003

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

We purchased our Montana (Thunder Edition) with Montana vision and the sports package that came with the Thunder badging a month before the birth of our second son. I can say that it was a wise decision and although deep down I wanted the Odyssey I am very happy with our Montana. I have had no major problems with it at 18k miles and the little ones love the dvd system (as do mom and dad)! I think the controls are functional, but have the cheap feel that all GM vehicles have. The location of the dvd player is a bit inconvenient (by the floor on the front center console) and the controls for the DVD player are not laid out well.

Great Value For The Money

4.9
keithss1 on 03/23/2003

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Replaced 1994 Lumina APV with this vehicle. I love it. Has 800 miles on it and get 25-26 on the highway and 21-22 combined. Has the Montanavision and is great for trips. My van has seating for 8 and hold them comfortably and still has plenty of cargo room with all seats occupied. This vehicle is loaded. Would buy again.

Most appealing minivan

5
middrealtor on 02/03/2003

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 find this minivan to be smartly styled compared to most minivans, very comfortable on the inside, and the engine is responsive. If you compare prices for what you actually pay versus sticker price, this beats them all. Easy to reconfigure seating, double side doors, keyless entry, very nice features. Service department much better than past GM dealerships.

Good Luck So Far

4.3
Pontiac Owner on 01/31/2003

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

We have had our van for over 1 year, it has 21,000 miles on it. We enjoy driving it on trips with the two kids and two dogs. Everyone has enough room. We have not experienced any mechanical or cosmetic problems. Just regular oil changes.

an excelent automobile

5
caddyworld on 01/18/2003

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

its a dream automobile, runs like a lux car with the space of an suv

junk van

2.8
DRat on 01/04/2003

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

At 36,700 miles had to replace the manifold intake gasket. Had to fight with GM to get them to pay for the 1,000 dollar repair. At 37,400 had to replace a head gasket. GM automatically paid for this expensive repair. I was hoping to pay it off and drive it for many years but I think I might have to trade it in on a toyota or honda. DONT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I MADE. DO NOT BUY A MONTANA MINI-VAN.

Very cool even if minivan.

5
BobThunder on 12/22/2002

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

Do not feel like I am in a minivan in this thing. Second Montana we own. Went with Thunder package and is worth it. AWD was unbelievably solid on recent icy roads we had. DVD sound is awesome.

What a van!

4.5
DocBen on 11/20/2002

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

I'm not sure what the other reviews are talking about, but I love this van! It is beautiful and stylish, and the amenities are awesome. Great ride, very comfortable back seat, etc.

A Perfect Fit for Our Family

5
WmB on 11/08/2002

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

Our second leased Montana. The last, a '99, had some problems with the power sliding door but was otherwise well- designed and very convenient. Our new '03 keeps the convenience and builds on it with new features and very impressive fit & finish. This van seems tighter and very responsive. (My 16-year old son drove it and pronounced it "Cool!" -- not the usual teenage response to a minivan.) The remote lock/power door is a great feature if your hands are full of stuff to put into the car or if you're ferrying kids or grandparents who might otherwise fumble with a sliding door.

2000 Montana Ext

3.3
Danb on 11/06/2002

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

Great running gear, but everything else is a mess. Has 35,200 miles and I have replaced the instrument cluster, stereo, cup holder, rear lock 3 times, auto sliding side door mech. 2 times, front seat cushions 4 times (side airbag box built in the seat kept cutting them), front seat cover once and a rear seat belt lock. The service at the dealer is the worst I've ever seen. Some of these items took four visits and up to 5 months to repair, some have never been repaired. Warranty expires in 800 miles. I'm trading in on a new Honda Pilot in this weekend, who know what will break by then?

Depressing

2.3
MontanaBlues on 10/31/2002

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

Ours is a 2001, has 22000 miles on it. What has gone wrong? Where do I begin. The oil pan leaked and needed repair after 4500 miles; the power slider was recalled - "repaired" and then had to be repaired again at 6000 miles; the engine leaked antifreeze around 9000, needing new hoses; the transmission overheated while towing an ALUMINUM fishing boat (oh yeah, we have the "towing" package), and the thing squeaks and rattles so bad we sometimes think some of the structural welds have failed. We will never return to a GM minivan. The Odyssey or new Quest look good for us.

Wont get fooled again

1.4
mv on 10/19/2002

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

Dont buy a Montana.Big Mistake.In the 3 years since I've purchased mine I've had to replace the entertainment system, the side door didnt close properly, and now the transmission is failing at 45,000 miles (all on a car which was bought new that has met all maintenance schedules).GM cares nothing about quality or reliability of their vehicles and their dealer service departments are incompetent at best and criminal at worst. My last vehicle before this was a new "94 GMC Jimmy who's engine seized at 60k under warranty and the dealers service department never fixed properly. Spend a few dollars more on a Honda and leave gm (garbage motors) alone

Great Van

5
retriever on 08/26/2002

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

Fantastic Van. Really smooth, quiet and fuel efficient. Much nicer than the Toyota.


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