by vipergtsdrivr on Aug 13, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Montana 4dr Minivan
I've had a short version of Montana for 5 years now. The van has 380,000km on it and it still runs. I only had to deal with minor problems.
Just do your regular maintenance on this car and it will serve you well.
So far this van has lived in Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver.
I'm upgrading to 2003 Pontiac Montana Thunder as it has many improvements over the previous models. AWD and independent suspension are just two of the many features.
If you are looking for a good, reliable and enjoyable vehicle to own, look no further; there simply is no better option given their cost.
by gmcman97 on Mar 5, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Montana MontanaVision 4dr Ext Minivan
had a lot of problems for the first 3 years
some were fixed before warranty ran out
had to threaten to sue for after warranty problems but settled out of court for extended warranty (7 yrs. 84,000 miles)
have not had anything serious go wrong since it became completely out of warranty
the usual tire wear, battery, water pump, alternator etc.
by larryrbenson on Nov 16, 2011 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Montana 4dr Ext Minivan
I picked this minivan up at an auction a week ago and so far I need to get some front end work done (shocks or struts, it drives well but with the FWD and weight in the front it rides hard and you can feel most the bumps). There are a few issues, Gas Gauge is not working properly, Passenger side sliding door motor does not work, you can hear it click but never engages. Other than that.. It's roomy, engine and transmission still feel very strong and smooth at 187K miles and overall I am very happy with the purchase. I'll update this once I get my front end looked at and find out what the cost of getting the ride a bit smoother is and if any new bugs pop up but so far, good buy!
by enduran on Oct 29, 2010 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Montana 4dr Minivan
Has been a decent vehicle for our family. My Grandmother owned one that was plowed into a tree at about 30+ mph and I liked how the vehicle withstood the crash so we bought one. My wife loves it and I have had to make quite a few repairs lately because she doesn't want to let it go. If your Montana is overheating, without getting oil in your antifreeze, and antifeeze is being pushed out of your holding tank it's the head gasket. I learned that the hard/expensive way. Currently has 151,000 miles hope it gives me plenty more.
by Chris on Aug 9, 2010 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Montana 4dr Ext Minivan
This was the worst vehicle I owned in well over 28 years, we (husband and I owned 5 GM in those years). We bought this as a buy back in 03, bought the platinum warranty, thank God. The problems started within a month, ignition wiring, spark plugs seized in place and cracked, fuel problems, torque converter problems, head gasket problems, rusted through and through on the roof with a big gaping hole in 04, window stopped working, ac clutch assy, flush injectors, valve body and pressure solenoid in transmission, throttle body, electrical problems that prevented starts or constant running, reconditioned heads, intake and plenum, t-stat, drive seal for the coolant leak in engine. 1st year
by Twins Plus One Mom on May 16, 2010 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Montana 4dr Ext Minivan
I love my Montana. I only wish that there were better cup holders in the front. This van has NEVER broken down in the 11 years I have owned it. I did have an issue with after market S-belt tensioners. One of the two is not right. I went through 3 belts and tensioners before my current machanic found the issue. We drove two cross country trips, and had a great time. I love the power sliding door! The rear cargo space. The sound system is still bursting ear drums. I wish I weren't so envriomently involved. I need to get better EPA ratings. I am going to try to sell it in the next 3 to 6 months. I already have 3 people that want it. Love it. Love it.. LOVE THIS VAN. My kids are sad to say bye.
The 2000 Montana boasts improvements to its V6 and antilock brakes, an upgraded electrical system, a revised instrument cluster and radios, a quieter climate-control blower motor, the option of heated leather seats, reading lamps and oil-life monitoring as well as new paint schemes.