by grisswalds on Oct 12, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Montana MontanaVision Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
We bought our Montana minivan new in 2003.
It is now 2013 and we're putting it up for sale.
It has 260,000 miles on it and has been the best reliable vehicle we've ever bought.
The only thing we had to replace was two hub assemblies and the alternator just went out last week.
260,000 miles on the same alternator.. Unheard of.. Just crazy.
We've been from New York to Texas to Florida and all parts in between.
It's been a great family car.
Thank you GM for making a reliable vehicle.
It's been a great ride:)
by pinks_2013 on Jan 13, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Montana Value Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
The best used car.. We bought this car used with 90k+ miles on it. Now it is 140k++. And its still
running fine, without any issues. Just oil changes and brakepad changes. Very stable car and great pickup. Hwy
MPG can go as high as 27-28, better than any sedan of the same time frame. Excellent car.
by bigmowaukee on Mar 16, 2011 Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Montana Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
We've had a good ownership experience with our Montana. It's been quite reliable, with few major breakdowns in our eight years of ownership. While the vehicle isn't luxuriously equipped, it is comfortably appointed and feels luxurious in a Pontiacian sort of way. Haling the seats in and out is a pain...even worse than the Pontiac TransPort we had before it...but it has been one of the more satisfying cars I've owned.
by MAMU on Nov 21, 2010 Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Montana Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my Montana with 7000 miles on it and now have 254,000. Consistently get 24-25 MPG. Put new heads on at 200K;seals at 100K but nothing else major.Been a great vehicle for the price. Hope to make it last another 2 years. 300K possible?
by Awfabee on May 19, 2009 Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Montana AWD 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
Bought the AWD because we were moving out to the country. It was a company lease return, impeccably maintained. As soon as the warranty expired, we IMMEDIATELY suffered the infamous GMC intake manifold gasket debaucle. Since then, nothing but problems, mostly with the wheel hubs, bearings, and ABS/AWD sensors. Turns out a vehicle named "MONTANA" with AWD can't handle a bumpy gravel road. Worst vehicle we've ever owned... period.
by Montana on May 31, 2008 Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Montana Value Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
Not a bad van. It's good on fuel, change oil every 5000 or so, and a tuneup 120,000 km runs great. I drive this 4 hour round trip. The inside is good to lots space for what I need it for and the kid's like for the dvd part.
The Montana gets only a few minor upgrades for 2003. The most notable change is the addition of an extended-length version of the Special Value van with a 60/40-split bench second-row seat as standard. More available free flow options also give the Value van a greater range of equipment.