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.
seating set up
captain chairs in front
comfortable second row seats
third row seats (2) removed to fit motorized wheel chair
much needed better quality control
one I had was indeed a lemon
stronger V6 engine & transmission
much needed better suspension
better fuel economy
Worst vehicle I ever bought. Also have the revving problem. Coolant leaking into the cylinders for quite some time but just letting it go to squeeze the last few miles out of this. Electrical problems since new, hooking up to computer does not tell mechs what is wrong. Front windows both not working!Replaced steering, ignition,headlamp switch, fuel system (2 x). Replaced cup holders under warranty several times and now all broken. Do not close rear hatch with handle because I know it will break. Sliding door serviced 5 separate times. Replaces generator. Bought this for 30K. have spent another 5K. No wonder GM is having problems! Go spend time with Japanese to find out how to make cars!
Leather interior, good gas mileage only good qualities
Well we got over 160,000 miles out of the van. For the most part it has been fairly reliable, but it has many major design flaws that result in failures that you will have to fix (valve seal gaskets - $800 to $1,000; Front wheel bearings - $600; Transmission - $1500 TO $2000). The radio lights and gas gauge have not worked for years. We got $1250 for a trade-in, so if you buy one, you should plan on driving it into the ground.
Room, 8-passenger seating.
Design reliability and resale value. Too many predictable failures.
This has been a wonderful family vehicle. We bought with 29K in 2002 for $18M. Fully loaded w/o DVD and 100K/6yr warranty for $2K, great value by the way, after all its a GM. Standard accoutrements are excellent. The leather, rear air/rear sound, automatic sliding door, quad seating are all you can ask for unless you appreciate listless children drooling over the most recent Disney DVD. We love this vehicle and wish GM wasn't leaving the utilitarian minivan market. Crossovers don't offer the room and the Suburban is too big. We're going foriegn due to GM's shortsightedness and lack of caring for the family utility vehicle...the mini-van. God rest its soul. Marketing sure led to its demise.
Price, engine, Quad seats, leather, heated seats, utilitarianism, traction in snowy Western PA, automatic opening door, sound system with auto sound adjuster
GM should have kept a great thing going instead of caving to misguided popular opinion and the people who don't understand what a real family's needs are as opposed to the perception that one is cool by what they use as a conveyance. Reality has lost its grip. Bring back the mini van GM!
A shame that GM cannot make a more reliable vehicle! This would have been a great vehicle had we not had to take it to the service department once every other month. On average for 7 years of ownership I spent $650 per year out of pocket in repair costs. I had over $ 4500 in receipts that I turned in when I got ride of the montana. Yes....We purchased a Odyssey.
Fire all upper management at GM will be the only thing that fixes the problems that these vehicles have!