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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 No

Review of the 2004 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 on extended models, optional rear parking sensors, sporty handling, available all-wheel drive, numerous optional entertainment features (MP3, DVD, XM radio).

  • Cons

    Weak offset crash test scores, cheap interior materials, unrefined powertrain character.

  • What's New for 2004

    Versatrak all-wheel drive is now an available option on all models as is a CD/MP3 player and XM Satellite Radio. Front and side impact airbags are now standard. Pontiac has decided not to offer separate Value and base trim levels this year; the lineup now consists of a base model and the highline MontanaVision. Note that ABS and second-row captain's chairs are now optional rather than standard on base models.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

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

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

I live in alaska and

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Montana AWD 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I bought my montana with barely any miles on it it was in pristine condition! After having it for five years I hunt, fish, camp, and haul quit a bit with it! I have a one place trailer that my Harley(motorcycle) Skidoo(snowmachine)and polaris(4wheeler) all fit on nicely (one at a time that is) and i don't even know they are there i make 1600 plus mile long trips in the thing in Ak witch isn't known for its nice flat hyws if you know what i mean.Then I slap the seats back in it and its my ol'ladys soccer mom wagon! I have had to replace a few things on it but mostly because of operator err like I said I am very hard on things and yet this mini van seems to keep right up with me! I Love Mine!




I could keep goldfish in

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Montana Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

Just as other reviews have stated, I too have had to replace the bearings. The headlight housing fills up with water during every rain storm. This in turn has caused my Instrument Panel to kind of short out. First the heat/water gauge, next the gas gauge, then the speedometer. Which comes and goes at will. It's arount 700-800 $ to fix, but with the water short problem, I don't see the point with the poor design. Also everything plastic in this car has broken. The cupholder door in the front of the van. The window switches on both sides. The motor is going on the drivers side window which is used more. This is my second GM product and I won't be fooled again.




2004 ponitac montana

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Montana Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

This car was purchased new in 2004. It currently has 172,000 miles on the odometer and it still runs great. I have kept the oil changed every 3,000 miles and Dealer recommended services performed. The only problems I have had with the car is the wheel bearings had to be replaced and the air conditioner has problems cooling as it should.




Still liking it

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Montana Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

Never had any mechanical issues at all. Good on mileage as driven on long trips frequently. Longest trip I drove in this van was over 7000 km and never had issues with weight of luggage and tenting supplies packed in the back. Am very satisfied with my vehicle so far. Wished it didn't have such a limited load weight for pulling a camper trailer. Leaves little choice as to what type of camper trailer to pull as max towing without the optional towing package for 2 adults and gear is 2000 lbs.




Overall

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Montana Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I have had two Montana's both ext4dr the first was I feel the best one it was a 98 and It had 180,000 miles on it I bought it with 60,000 miles and only had to replace the map sensor no problems after that my 04 I have now I have just under 120,000 miles and have had Transmission problems with, fuel rail, injectors, coil,trans-axle,and interior flaws also I don't like the head light seals or the wiring for the taillight issues I replace the taillights and head lights almost on a monthly basis.




Is it a lemon??

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Montana Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

This van had 19,000 KM on it when purchases. I have replaced the brakes twice in 2 and 1/2 years, and no, I do not ride the brakes. There has been one problem after another. Right now it is surging or slipping, yet nothing wrong with transmission. Last bill, for transmission, spark plugs, brakes and engine problem $2000. Not happy with this vehicle, and very disappointed as it is the first Pontiac I have had problems with. What is with the Brakes. How can they need replacing so soon? Why did they need replaceing at so soon after purchase? Why does the transmission slip yet nothing wrong with it? I am very disappointed in this vehicle



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Full 2004 Pontiac Montana Review

What's New for 2004

Versatrak all-wheel drive is now an available option on all models as is a CD/MP3 player and XM Satellite Radio. Front and side impact airbags are now standard. Pontiac has decided not to offer separate Value and base trim levels this year; the lineup now consists of a base model and the highline MontanaVision. Note that ABS and second-row captain's chairs are now optional rather than standard on base models.

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Talk About The 2004 Montana

2004 Pontiac Montana Discussions See all Started By

fk2448
fk2448
03-02-2009
this morning the speedo guagewas ackting up at idle it was showing 30mph when wife took it to work it was showing 90 mph when she thought she was doing 60mph. awhile back the gas guage is still actin?...


vanman1
vanman1
04-01-2005
What year is your Montana?...


rochellec
rochellec
05-09-2014
We have a 2004 Montana EXT. We noticed that that when braking or using the turn signals.. That the radio and over head display would flicker. A few days ago all of the display lighting and the radio d...



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