Lots of Miles
By Kirk on
1999 Pontiac Montana 4dr Ext Minivan
My van has 281,000 miles on it. The major problem with them is related to antifreeze. Everything that has cost me money to fix was antifreeze related. I had to replace parts that wore out like struts, steering components and such. I use it as a cargo van daily loaded down with 1500 pounds of weight daily and carry a ladder on top. I get about 17 mpg. When I drive it empty I still get 24mpg. The body is still in good shape, I just had to replace the door hinge because I open the door way too many times. The v6 is still has a lot of torque with all those miles. At 250k it finally got a hole in the leather seats, not to bad for a work truck.
Automatic headlights and traction control. It should be standard on every vehicle
Bigger Brakes and a front console. I love my aftermarket console. Don't let the antifreeze eat through everything. It probably be a antifreeze problem that will kill this van.