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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Pontiac Montana Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.4 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 185 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2001 Pontiac Montana

  • If you can stomach the heavy doses of plastic trim both inside and out, the Montana offers peppy performance and comfortable passenger accommodations in a feature-laden package.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Available eight-passenger seating, folding third-row seat (extended length models), optional rear parking aid sensor, spunky V6 and sporty handling.

  • Cons

    Weak offset crash-test scores, uncomfortable rear seats, cheap interior materials.

  • What's New for 2001

    Updated styling and more feature content top the list of changes to the Montana for 2001, but perhaps most importantly, GM has figured out how to provide buyers with a third-row seat that flips and folds to create a flat load floor in extended-length models. New standard features include OnStar communications, power windows, a CD player and remote keyless entry. A rear parking aid sensor, power driver-side sliding door and an in-dash six-discCD changer are new options. When you buy the available TV/VCP setup, you get a larger screen for 2001.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Awesome family vehicle

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Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Montana 7-Seat Convenience 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

We bought our Montana because we has small children and wanted the convenience of the back seat access for car seats. It has been a wonderful van for us. Love the easy cleanability of the leather seats, the access to rear seats, the ease of lowering the back seat for more cargo space. We have had no major repairs. We have taken good care of our van and had regular maintenance, which makes a world of difference. All mechanical systems still working great. It's a comfortable van, easy to drive and great for families.




Never again

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Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Montana 7-Seat Convenience 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

OK, I was smitten by it's good looks for a mini van. What a pig it turned out to be. I have sworn off any GM built vehicle for as long as I drive. (And I control the fleet at my work) Read each of the posts and I have had the problem. Fuel tank sending unit made the gas gauge quit. Head gasket blew out. A/C out (twice) Windshield wipers nesting in the "touchdown" position. My wife drove it that way for a month because two of our neighbors were having the same problem at the same time. (It was comical) GM dealers are lame. Could be the corporate policies. Still, they give you no reason to want to even look at another vehicle built by them. I give them less than 10 years.



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Major gremlins

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Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Montana 7-Seat Convenience 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

We loved the gas mileage this van got, and the space and comfort was superb, as was the interior configuration. However since we bought it used it had no manufacture warranty, nor dealer warranty. The summer of 2004 the a/c went out, we spent $700 on trying to get it fixed, they thought they fixed it, it died again the next day. Then the bearings went out, and both sets of brakes as well as all the shocks and struts. We only put 25,000 miles on it when we owned it. We put $1000 into it, not counting the a/c and it still needed $1800 worth of work, and two car shops later the a/c problem still could NOT be solved! We traded it for an SUV, it is a sad loss we loved our van greatly.




Montana man

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Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Montana 7-Seat Convenience 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

Auto door is great to have for those kids that are faster than you to the van. Alot of power, cruise control will keep speed up any hill. Being able to move seats around to fit the family is wonderful. ONSTAR is the best when you have locked your keys in at the local Wal-Mart.




Pontiac montana

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Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Montana 7-Seat Convenience 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

My family and I enjoy driving the Pontiac Montana. I have a small 6 years old girl and she is now able to see out the windows with just a booster seat.




Our van

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Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Montana 7-Seat Convenience 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

We have had very good luck with our van. We have an 8 passenger and the individual removable seats are very convienent to configure for different trips or loads. The ride is incredible and it is a nice looking ride. We have one powered sliding door and definately recommend getting both sides with powered doors. I will definately buy another Montana!



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Full 2001 Pontiac Montana Review

What's New for 2001

Updated styling and more feature content top the list of changes to the Montana for 2001, but perhaps most importantly, GM has figured out how to provide buyers with a third-row seat that flips and folds to create a flat load floor in extended-length models. New standard features include OnStar communications, power windows, a CD player and remote keyless entry. A rear parking aid sensor, power driver-side sliding door and an in-dash six-discCD changer are new options. When you buy the available TV/VCP setup, you get a larger screen for 2001.

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2001 Pontiac Montana Discussions See all Started By

shawnnyd
shawnnyd
04-18-2009
Flashing oil light at stop lights? temp is running hot all of a sudden. Low oil pressure? Started all of a sudden today other than that it runs great. Anyone have any ideas before I take it in. When?...


montanaowner
montanaowner
04-06-2013
JJallen07 comment was very useful, as on my Montana 2001, the van switch failed completely this week, but then started again. Also, my radio light failed yesterday so I hit the dash, and the light cam...


alcan
alcan
07-21-2004
1999-2002 Pontiac Transport/Montana...



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