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Should Come With 10 Year Warranty
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By Dave
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2000 Pontiac Montana 4dr Ext Minivan


Review

Roomy interior, comfortable seating and reasonably economic to operate (17 mpg city/24 mpg hwy). Now for the rest of the story. Have had to replace the intake gaskets twice (once under warranty and once out of my pocket) in less than 50K miles. Handles like a Hippo on roller skates. Worst headlights of any car I've ever driven. A/C is week. GM must have bought the interior materials on closeout from Big Lots. Will likely NEVER buy another GM product. Should have paid the extra $ and bought the Toyota Sienna. Wife no longer trusts it enough to take it out of town.


Favorite Features

Comfortable and pretty good fuel economy.


Suggested Improvements

Surely GM can produce better cars than this. Burn the blueprints for this one.


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It's a shame
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By mike
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2000 Pontiac Montana 4dr Ext Minivan


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My wife and I bought this vehicle used, 3y rs old, 34,000 miles. We LOVED the bells and whistles that the vehicle is equipped with. It drives, rides and handles like a dream. Unfortunately, that's where the love affair ends. The design and build quality of this van is simply appalling. This vehicle should have been recalled early on. The fact that it hasn't, speaks VOLUMES about GM's attitude toward customer satisfaction. If you ever wondered why the Japanese car companies are killing American auto makers, you need look no further than this vehicle. The cheap quality of interior parts is only surpassed by the $1500 repair bill every 2-6 months when yet another sys/component fails.


Favorite Features

Ride, handling, comfort and room.


Suggested Improvements

The "set your clock by it" nature of component failure. Particularly the shoddy electrical system this vehicle features. The rate of mechanical failure is also alarming. Head gasket leakage into the coolant system, creating sludge in the radiator. The shock system failure.The voltage regulator, etc.


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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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Every car bought has a story to tell
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By Brett
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2000 Pontiac Montana 4dr Ext Minivan


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I bought this van used, it already had sixty thousand miles on it. Myself have put over another one hundred thousand miles. Its been the best vehicle Ive ever owned. The car history report was clean when I bought it, still is today. No lie, the van runs like its new still to this day. However there is some minor issues that I think are small. The gas needle reads full all the time, It leeks dexacool, very small amount. My light comes on maybe once a month. I had to replace a fog light, and a head light. That's it, I live up in the mountains of western Maryland and my van will fly up these hills like there nothing. Then again it should with a 3.4L V6!


Favorite Features

3.4L V6, Interior, size, comfort.


Suggested Improvements

To much cheap plastic.


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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


Review

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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