re: true cost to own. 9 years I would like to submit my true cost to own a 1999 Pontiac Montana I sold recently to buy my new Buick. Total repair cost for 9 years. $82 Two rear stop lights... price $12 One tie rod end ... price $50 first part to fail 8.5 years old. 75K miles Charge A/C ..... price $20 one can of refrigerant. total $82 The rest of repairs were two sets of tires two sets of brake shoes oil changes every 3K Thats it. Van bought new $17k plus tax. Van sold 9 years later $5100 $11900 total depreciation $1322 depreciation per year. This Van was driven 95% in the Pgh area .. salt in winter potholes,hills, average trip was about 3 miles. It still looked like new no rust
The seats come out very easy. The ride is smooth..the shifting is smooth. The galvanized body is the best. The stainless steel exhaust is the best. The handling is the best. The interior seats looked like new after all that wear and tear. The cabin air filtration keeps air inside the car clean 28mpg
Don't install Bosch windshield washer, standard GM wipers are best.