The Lord has blessed me with this car! We bought it used with over 100K miles on it and have added plenty of our own! The car has been nothing but reliable since purchasing it in 2010. Even though the air conditioning has gone out, this car is trust worthy and has good pick up for a van its age and size. WE DO NOT BABY THIS VAN, it has stayed outside through years of harsh Chicago winters, in humid Pensacola, FL summers and now has been with me in Cincinnati through the winter and summer. God truly looks after this car for me.
Our Montana was wheel chair adapted with an automatic side ramp. All modifications were to our satisfaction. My husband is in a power chair and easily has enough head space. The size of the van was a deciding factor in purchasing this van for our needs, and also a domestic product. It is a 2003 with 78,000 miles and is still going strong. We just decided against buying a new van because ours is still low cost maintenance.
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:)
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.
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.