I've had a short version of Montana for 5 years now. The van has 380,000km on it and it still runs. I only had to deal with minor problems.
Just do your regular maintenance on this car and it will serve you well.
So far this van has lived in Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver.
I'm upgrading to 2003 Pontiac Montana Thunder as it has many improvements over the previous models. AWD and independent suspension are just two of the many features.
If you are looking for a good, reliable and enjoyable vehicle to own, look no further; there simply is no better option given their cost.
- Amazing Fuel consumption (900km+ on a single tank from Edmonton, AB to Salmo, BC)
- A lot of interior space
- great for camping, no need to set up a tent (use a blow up mattress in the back)
- Will start at -40 to +40 - this has been tested on many occasions
- Very pleasant and usable cockpit design
- This van has taken the same routes as my friends did in their 4x4's without any problems
- Amazing vehicle for anyone who has kids
- Make sure that you have good BALANCED wheels/tires that will not kill your front linkage/suspension/etc
- Windshield wiper gear is notorious for stripping if you keep using the wipers in cold temperatures (when they are frozen to the windshield)
- These vans feel the best when paired with wider/bigger tires. 225x70 feels great.
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