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By Yvonne
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1999 Pontiac Montana Minivan 4dr Minivan


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We have found this van to have everything we were looking for. The front and rear heat and air adjustments are great. We are very happy with the comfort of all the adjustments over all.


Best Features

The lumbar seats, the traction control.


Worst Features

none at this time


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Repairs plus Repairs
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By Kevin M.
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1999 Pontiac Montana Minivan 4dr Ext Minivan


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Just lost the tranny the other day with only 62,000 miles and most of the miles on the vehicle are highway miles. The heating system has been a disappointment from day one. Power Window and Door Locks have been more problems that what they are worth. Over $800 were spent on trying to diagnose why the service engine light was on, only to have it come on again and have the dealer say a valve is going out in the transmission, but it won't hurt to drive it - right? The van was religiously serviced but apparently the American quality just isn't there. I have a problem when you pay over $25,000 for a new vehichle and it has major system failures only after 62,000 miles.


Best Features

The interior design was fair and the ride comfortable.


Worst Features

Make quality engines and trannys that are more durable. Front wheel drive is ok, but all wheel drive would handle better in the snow. Heater system needs to be improved with a better fan disbursement of air to de-fog and de- frost windows.


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oh that intake manifold leak
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By atpIOWA
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1999 Pontiac Montana Minivan 4dr Ext Minivan


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First 70,000 miles were heaven, the most favorite vehicle we have owned. Great to drive, wonderfully comfortable on long trips with kids and dogs, dependable. Did have one event with the brakes not working one night but nobody ever found anything wrong, we may have boiled the fluid by having the parking brake on, which is easy to do on this van. First major problems were the seat belt-airbag interlock going (very expensive), then the manifold leak that caused loss of heat in the winter-$500, now the wiring harness is corroded and they want to replace it and the airbag! My wife, an original Mini driver, still loves driving it, but with the kids almost grown, it may be time to move it on.


Best Features

handles like a good car, the comfortable seats and removable/flexible arrangements of them, separate sound systems (front- back)with back headphone sockets and power outlets, back AC/heat controls, handling, cargo netting, passenger compartment air cleaner, side mirrors


Worst Features

front speakers not that great, better warning re parking brake being on, easier to change front light bulbs, better long term quality.


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nice van - poor quality
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By Randy P
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1999 Pontiac Montana Minivan 4dr Ext Minivan


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I have owned the Montana for about 4 years. I purchased it used with 40K miles. I like the ride, the comfort and the features. I do not like the poor quality and the continual repairs. Engine gasket leak, fuel gauge went out requiring replacement of whole fuel system at hundreds of dollars. Even a simple brake job is expensive because the rotors have to be replaced the first time because they were built with no room to turn them even once. Electrical problems with water leakage into lights caused the whole system to act up costing hundreds to diagnose and fix.... etc etc etc.


Best Features

Ride and comfort


Worst Features

Build it with quality!


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what I think of my Pontiac Montana
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By Harold Bryant
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1999 Pontiac Montana Minivan 4dr Minivan


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I bought the vehicle new. It has 51000 miles on it. Tires are about a year old. I'm 76 years old and am wanting a new one like it. It has an extended warranty good until august of this year.


Best Features

I like the space in it. Good for traveling. You can haul 7 passengers if you want.


Worst Features

The steering could be a little easier but a younger person would not have a problem


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