It's a shame
By mike on
2000 Pontiac Montana 4dr Ext Minivan
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.
Ride, handling, comfort and room.
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.