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:)
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.
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?
I like everything about this van and would like to buy another one, but the reviews for the 2006 scare me away. Love the fold down third row seat.
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.
Size. AWD, when it's working.
Eliminate the obvious design flaws, from the IM Gasket to the AWD system that craps out after a few bumps. Don't tuck every fluid reservoir away so you have to be Reid Richards of the Fantastic Four to fill them. Scrap the cheapo-plastic approach. And then let the Japanese build it!