I purchased this 2000 Pontiac Montana new. Features power sliding door, climate control, power seats, etc. Payed $32k new for it, not worth that much, maybe close to $20k. All GM's vans had problems, this is by far the best out of the three though. There are about 127k miles on it now, its still running ok, but needs new head gaskets soon, so will be trading in shortly. For the most part the quad seating and roomy interior was a great van for a family of four and the dog!
Power sliding door, audio system pretty good for a van, interior lighting, cargo space, power was pretty good, interior and exterior design.
Lots of minor problems, turn signal bulb dies all the time, rear windshield wiper motor broke at 60k miles, the light in the clock needs to be fixed. Add "stow and go" seating to GM for their third row, its too much of a hassle to always take the back seats out.
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!
I would not give anyone a plug nickle for one of these albatros of a "truck" Funny, they clasify this as a truck, and nothing is farther from the truth.GM should be ashamed for offering such a poor excuse for a minivan, and I am not surprised there is a lawsuit regarding the lower intake gasket. If they had any sack they would pony up and refund everyone $1000, which would be about 8 out of 10 owners, and they knew of the problem for years. The resale value is laughable. I have had 3 intake gaskets done and is leaking again. I would not advise my worst enemy to buy this boat anchor. Not too mention the small but numerous problems that have plauged our van from day one.
My favorite feature is the day I sell this pile, or it gets totaled out by mother nature in a hailstorm.
They must have listened to someone as they don't make this pile anymore, instead they offer the ardvark looking SV6, my 2nd grader has more engineering know how than that.
I bought this about 2 years ago. I love the way it look. We have had very little trouble with it. It has all the bells and whistles you could ask for. The body style is still in style after all this time. I think that if the transmission or engine went out I would just have them replaced and keep the van.
Body style, steering wheel has radio, and cd controls on it. Love the body style front and rear ac third row of seats fold forward can hold a electric wheelchair 5 doors
Try this one if you need a used vehicle with room for your family
First thing the car did was the breaking and snapping off of the plastic parts inside the car. Cupholders, knobs, ect. Then the tail and brake lights. They don't just burn out, they fuse (melt) to the plastic tail lamps. This happens every 10,000 mi or so. Did I mention oil consumption? How about a quart every 2,000 mi. The electric rear windows leak also. That's why there is huge stain on the rear carpet. A nice rusty color to boot. The radiator began overheating too (83,000 mi). When the van is started warm or cold, it likes to rev to 1500 rpm, so you have to turn it off and restart till it stays at 800 rpm. A mind of it's own for sure. Will be buying anything but this, next time around