first posted review in 2009 of our 2006 Miontanna
SV6. don't know of we got a good one or what, so many negative reviews.
Our 2006 now had 110,000 miles on it. with no problems at all. yes it does have stains on the seats, yes they are hard to get out totally, but hey grandkids are messy and what fabric does not stain.Scotch guard helps but hey I can live with it. but come on people this is nitpicking. Our van has vever let us down and other then routine maintence oil changed at 4,000 miles (oil is cheap people change it often) brakes replaced rotors were fine
2 transmission fluid changes and 4 sets of tires this vehicle has not been in shop since awd sensor replaced under warranty. .
reliability, like a rock.
engine is still silky smooth and strong, as is transmission take care of your Montanna and it will reward you well. I have no doubts it will go 200,000. and this still one of the best looking vans ever made.
would have liked to have seen a Pontiac version of the Traverse.
Note we bought our 2006 in 2007 as a certified vehicle with 16,000 miles
What a piece of crap. Bought it used in 2007 with 34000 miles on it. Nothing but problems. Replaced the steering column after 1 year ($570), went through 2 sets of rotors (could not be turned, had to be replaced), front sway bars bad, wheel bearings bad, wouldn't start most of the time on first try, check engine light on intermittently, transmission starting to hard shift, sliding door stuck open more than once, rear windshield wiper motor burnt out, much much more...too much to keep listing here. All with only 86250 miles on it and regular service and maintenace. Traded it in on a 2007 Honda CR-V and could not be happier. Will never buy another GM product!!!
Design, looked really good for about a year, until side panels started to look rusted.
GM should use quality parts, from smallest bolts to the paint and fabric. Paint started to look rusted, fabric was pathetic, showed water spots after going to beach or pool (would not come out, only get worse after trying to clean).
With 20,000, our Montana failed inspection and needed all new tires, a new sway bar and new shock absorbers. GM is not standing by their product and refusing to reimburse us for the cost of repairs. I see this as a sign of things to come, so, we're dumping this car as soon as we can and buying HONDA. The Montana is my fourth GM car, I would have been a loyal GM customer forever, but not after what's happened.
DVD player, trunk space, seating for seven
Pontiac is out of business, so there is no need to suggest improvements, though, I think I now know why Pontiac has ceased to exist!
We bought this van new in 2006 primarily thinking it was a good value and was nicely equipped for the price.It was fun to drive, but had several issues that left us stranded with our child on many occasions.The vehicle was always dealer serviced, often for recall and warranty repairs. We had trouble with the power door (broken cable), broken DVD player, rear wiper motor, front steering shaft, front suspension components, premature brake wear, even the keyless entry fob and remote start had issues. Battery cables and battery also needed to be replaced for the vehicle to start. Bottom line, you get what you pay for. This van cost me more to drive even with extended warranty than my other car.
DVD, trip computer, 17 inch aluminum rims, keyless entry power door and remote start.
Stain resistant fabric on seats. Better trunk space and leg room, fold in the floor seats. Better customer service? GM Canada was contacted about being stranded 3 times in January alone, with a vehicle that wouldn't start. They admitted a higher than usual amount of warranty claims, but that's it.
Bought the vehicle out of state. The vehicle has been over all reliable in that no one has been stranded. Had trouble with the electric side door, the interior light control switch, rear wiper motor, not starting the first time with the ignition switch (software). Both sliding doors jammed on the bottom weather striping. Dissatisfied with the dealer and staff that services vehicles. They had to put the computer on the car (told them not to) and charge me to say the wiper motor is dead. My non mechanical wife told me that. Mad at my local dealer with the poor service and their technicians not following instructions. Have over 80,000 miles on the tires. Economy dropped with the alcohol gas.