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2001 Pontiac Montana Minivan

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any van would be better
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By dirtcooker
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2001 Pontiac Montana Minivan 8-Seat 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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so many repairs. wheel bearings, transmission, taillight assembly(twice), the CPU , traction control problems, oil pump, rack n pinion , axels all in the span of 40000 miles. this wear is not from carrying children or small livestock. i have been sincerely unhappy with this van


Favorite Features

Brakes, fuel mileage for a v6


Suggested Improvements

trade in for another vehicle, maybe a gremlin.


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Time for another vehicle
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Darla
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2001 Pontiac Montana Minivan 7-Seat 4dr Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought my mini-van in 2006, and it had 95,000 miles on it. For the first two years, it did great. I took it on vacations with no problems whatsoever. And the best part was that there was plenty of room for everyone. In 2008, I had to replace the head gasket and intake gaskets. It had been overheating. That's been the biggest expense. Recently, at 165,000 miles I've noticed that if I turn the AC on for long periods of time when driving, it tends to run hot. I have not let it overheat, but it does run hot. I'm also noticing the transmission is sticking. The power sliding door has a mind of its own, sometimes works and sometimes not.


Favorite Features

Roomy interior, exterior design, comfort


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Awesome Family Vehicle
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By Julie
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2001 Pontiac Montana Minivan 7-Seat Convenience 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Easy access to rear seats and ability to control air in front and back.


Suggested Improvements

A center console up front would be nice. We bought one which has worked fine, but it absolutely needed it.


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Bought Ours New in 2000
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By Airhippo
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2001 Pontiac Montana Minivan 7-Seat Sport 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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We purchased this van new in November 2000 right before the 2001 hit the market. This Van has been an awesome mode of transportation. We still have it and our Teenage Daughter loves driving it to hall her friends. We had some minor AC issues at 75,00 K and had to have the head gaskets and heads redone at 120,00 Wife drove it and it got hot. That cost around 2,000. But other than that this has been a vehicle well worth the drive. We still have it so that says all. around in.


Favorite Features

Fun to drive seat are very easy to remove when you need to hall stuff. Rear air and radio are a huge plus if you have children. Alloy wheels are the only way to go gives this baby an excellent ride.


Suggested Improvements

Make the adjustment on the heads adding addition bolts to heads could keep from blowing head gaskets in the future. Windshield wipers are a pain to replace need to be shorter.


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So Far, So Good...
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By Auntbetty
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2001 Pontiac Montana Minivan 7-Seat 4dr Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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We've had our Montana for 5 years and it had 60k miles when we bought it. Now it has 175k on it and seems to be doing ok. No major repairs and have avoided the head gasket issue. The intake manifold gaskets had been done before we bought it. Basically just routine maintenance (brakes, wheel bearings in front, tires). It's not as tight as a Honda or Toyota, but that's a given so don't expect it to be since you're paying thousands less for a comparable year. Fuel mileage is very good for a van (20-24mpg depending on season).


Favorite Features

Captains chairs, split seats in the back make them relatively easy to take out.


Suggested Improvements

Overall, not too much. Build it like Honda? LOL! A tighter hatch would be nice as ours rattles bad on rough road.


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