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just okay
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By gmcman97
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2000 Pontiac Montana MontanaVision 4dr Ext Minivan


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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.


Favorite Features

seating set up captain chairs in front comfortable second row seats third row seats (2) removed to fit motorized wheel chair


Suggested Improvements

much needed better quality control one I had was indeed a lemon stronger V6 engine & transmission much needed better suspension better fuel economy


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GM -Generates Maintenance
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By Worst Buy Ever!
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2000 Pontiac Montana MontanaVision 4dr Ext Minivan


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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!


Favorite Features

Leather interior, good gas mileage only good qualities


Suggested Improvements

Japanese management


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160,000 miles traded
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By 160,000 MIles Traded
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2000 Pontiac Montana MontanaVision 4dr Ext Minivan


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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.


Favorite Features

Room, 8-passenger seating.


Suggested Improvements

Design reliability and resale value. Too many predictable failures.


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Standard GM quality
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By justducky150
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2000 Pontiac Montana MontanaVision 4dr Ext Minivan


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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.


Favorite Features

Price, engine, Quad seats, leather, heated seats, utilitarianism, traction in snowy Western PA, automatic opening door, sound system with auto sound adjuster


Suggested Improvements

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!


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Montana
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By tricanis
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2000 Pontiac Montana MontanaVision 4dr Ext Minivan


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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.


Suggested Improvements

Fire all upper management at GM will be the only thing that fixes the problems that these vehicles have!


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good montana
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By ron
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2000 Pontiac Montana MontanaVision 4dr Ext Minivan


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My montana has been very reliable since my original purchase,new.The most major problems were, replacing the steering box , and replacing the rear air shocks. It's been a good vehicle.


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2000 Montana
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By Stiofan
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2000 Pontiac Montana MontanaVision 4dr Ext Minivan


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Took this vehicle over from my sister who bought it new. Just suffered major engine repair when known defective intake manifold gasket deteriorated causing coolant to enter cylinders.


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Montana - spacious and economical
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By Jeff
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2000 Pontiac Montana MontanaVision 4dr Ext Minivan


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Ownership of the Montana has been a pleasure. The video system helped keep our two kids busy when we drove to Yellowstone and back to Pennsylvania and later to southern Florida and back, along with trips to Massachusetts and back in between. The system takes both vhs video tapes and video game inputs. On these long trips I found the gas milage was better than expected as the most recent trip to Florida gave me at least 27 to close to 30 mpg on the highway. The digital information system helps when put on instantaneous mpg, one learns what helps and what hurts as far as gas milage goes. The vehicle has given us no major engine problems, is good on tire wear and the exterior is still good.


Favorite Features

Instantaneous and long term mpg calculations, fuel left, electronic sliding door, removable rear seats.


Suggested Improvements

Make removing rear seats more easy.


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sporty and reliable van
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By montana mom
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2000 Pontiac Montana MontanaVision 4dr Ext Minivan


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This is my 2nd Montana van in 2 years. I purchased a 1999 and loved it, so I traded in for the 2000 with the power sliding door and entertainment system. This is the sportiest looking van around. I have broken cupholders and problem with the air bag light coming on. I would definetly buy another Montana.


Favorite Features

Interior and exterior styling.Power sliding door. Entertainment system. Smooth ride.


Suggested Improvements

Better cupholders.


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Turned out better than I thought
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By Need4seats
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2000 Pontiac Montana MontanaVision 4dr Ext Minivan


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Overall, a good van. Beware of reviews with one major problem with van. Any vehicle line can have a bad car or two. Had some minor annoying trips to mechanic for recalls, etc, but overall at 62000 miles, it is working great. Acceleration is better than any other minivan I've used. Features are great. Only 8 seat minivan available at time I purchased (I need the seats).


Favorite Features

AV package worth every penny. Acceleration good for a minivan. Good interior space. Modular seats are very nice.


Suggested Improvements

Better (and more) cupholders.


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