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GMC 3.1L & 3.4L V6 ENGINE/INTAKE MANIFO
By jmerc on 02/05/04 00:00 AM (PST)

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1999 Pontiac Montana Minivan 4dr Ext Minivan

Review

ENGINE DESIGN FLAW: GMC 3.1L & 3.4L V6 ENGINE/ INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET***** GASKET ALLOWS ANTIFREEZE TO GO INTO OIL CAUSING AT MINIMIUM REPLACEMENT OF GASKET. BUT GOES UNDETECTED CAUSING ANTIFREEZE TO ACT LIKE GLUE THROUGH OUT YOUR ENGINE. CAUSES ENGINE FAILURE. THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS DAMAGE!! GMC AWARE OF THIS FLAW. REFUSES TO HELP CUSTOMER WITH COSTS OR WARN OF PROBLEM. check for recalls and complaints. DOT auto safety hotline with U.S. dept. transportation. nhtsa.dot.gov/hotline/ GMC could warn customers and help them avoid costly bills.
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Great van
By starbuck on 10/30/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1999 Pontiac Montana Minivan 4dr Ext Minivan

Review

Our 99 Montana is great to drive. More than enough power,perfect ride, interior could not be set up better and it has been 100 percent reliable. I repair cars for a living and very seldom do you ever see one of these or the other GM versions for anything other than maintenance. So if you like getting you vehicle fixed this is not for you. Try the Chrysler van if you like paying for car repairs.
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Montanas break!!
By missywi on 10/01/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 Pontiac Montana Minivan 4dr Ext Minivan

Review

Bought used with 47K miles on it. Luckily bought the Gold extended warranty on it otherwise we'd have had to pay over a 1K in repairs after only owning it for over a year. Water pump went, 2 weeks later the lower intake manifold gasket had to be replaced. The airbag light kept coming on and off then finally stayed on. Turns out GM knows that this is a defect(corroding wires) but considered part of the warranty. Could have to have it fixed again in 6 months at over $100 a pop. This is a safety issue. If the connection isn't there for the airbag, if in an accident, the airbag might not deploy. The left ti-rod needs to be replaced.
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I feel sorry for those other moms
By ahtoone on 08/08/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 Pontiac Montana Minivan 4dr Ext Minivan

Review

For someone who never wanted a minivan, I sure can't live without mine! I researched them all. The Montana extended was the only one (at the time) to have 8 seats that can all be moved around. The engine and all the major parts have never had to be serviced. The brakes wear out fast and the cup holders broke right away. The rubber seals on the doors keep rotting out even though I keep my van in the garage! The kids' seat belts have been replaced twice. Overall I'm VERY happy with the van. It's dependable and the important parts have always run well. It's roomy, comfortable, and with the suspension package upgrade, it drives like a sedan, not a van.
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5 years old and no out of pocket repairs
By Garch on 07/31/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 Pontiac Montana Minivan 4dr Ext Minivan

Review

We bought our 7 passenger Transport with the Montana package 10/98 for family vacations. We have had no unexpected repairs, but it has been recalled twice. We maintain it by the book. After 3 trips from the midwest to Orlando and numerous 1000 mile, or more, trips we are still confident in the van. We just used an Expedition for a trip with 8 people to San Antonio. It was a surprise that the Pontiac has more driver, passenger and cargo room than the SUV (not to mention 7 mpg better economy and half the insurance costs). We will either replace the present Minivan with another or perhaps a Yukon XL. But will not even consider the cramped Expedition.
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99 montana
By dorijo on 07/31/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 Pontiac Montana Minivan 4dr Ext Minivan

Review

we love to drive our montana, but at 32,000 had engine replaced ..had brake problems front and rear replaced rear cyclinders and now need master cyclinder..rear brake light cracked leaking water into trunk. pass.seat gear is broken .won't stay up..they want $420 to fix it..just replaced tires at 48,000 miles..resale value is poor for a $30,000 vehicle.
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Montana '99
By Wendy Kihl on 06/27/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 Pontiac Montana Minivan 4dr Ext Minivan

Review

We've been so pleased with our Montana we are considering a 2003. We have driven Plymouth and GMC and this has been our favorite so far. The ride and gas mileage are terrific. There have been no major repairs in 4+ years. The overhead console, power seat, steering wheel controls, front and rear air, to name a few, have all been excellent options. The only down side to the vehilce is that is doesn't seem to retain much of a trade in value, which is disappointing.
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Good van, w/ problems
By mdmom on 06/17/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 Pontiac Montana Minivan 4dr Minivan

Review

It has run really well - handles great. BUT, the lcd in radio and fuel gauge do not work. Plastic radio buttons wore off - looks really bad. It's been a pretty good van, wish these little problems hadn't arisen b/c it takes away the pleasant experience we've had w/ van.
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An excellent Mini Van
By Dave10541 on 04/19/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 Pontiac Montana Minivan 4dr Ext Minivan

Review

Since 9/11 we have been very aprehensive about flying as a family, so we have been driving everywhere. Two years ago we drove from NY to FL. During this 24 hour drive we well all very comfortable and delighted with the performance of the Montana. Since then we have gone back to FL, driven to MI, & MA a few times. The Van is more comfortable to drive than my family sedan. I am very happy with the product and intend to by another.
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montana review
By mkeehender on 03/26/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1999 Pontiac Montana Minivan 4dr Minivan

Review

The vehicle is veratile with good seating. The quality is poor and GM's response has been poor. They failed to replace a transmission solenoid that failed at 31,000 and 72000 miles respectively the second time it failed. The water pump and manifold seal failed at 58,000. The digital displays have intermittant failures. The 3.4 liter engine is not as good as previously offered 3.8 liter engines.
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