by rub1 on May 7, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 4dr Passenger Minivan w/1SB (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Bought this van in 2005. I have the one built in Canada. I use this car on a daily basis and drive it 5 hours a week on the highway. I have not had any major issues with this fantastic vehicle.
Issues in 5 years:
replaced tires 4 times in 8 years
the engine icon lights turns on occasionally, but after check up everything is alright.
Sometimes the front a/c vent stops working for a couple of minutes and automatically starts again.
I had never owned vehicle for this many years. I am a satisfied customer.
by echocheckin on Jul 16, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 4dr Passenger Minivan w/1SA (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my 2005 Montana used 4 years ago and actually loved it during that time, but in the last 2 months, I've put over $4000 into it in repairs which seem neverending.
Overheating was the initial problem and I've had coolant leaks fixed, a new water pump and thermostat put on.
The problem continued and I've ended up with a leaking head gasket, then the battery died and now it has electrical problems.
Door locks have never worked properly, the temp gauge sticks so I don't even know anymore if it is overheating.
I love it for comfort and roominess but I've lost all faith in it, and I only have 72k miles on it and drive it gently.
I'll be trading it in as soon as I can get to a dealer.
by Rick on Jul 12, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 4dr Passenger Minivan AWD w/1SB (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I have worked in a g. M. Dealership as a technician for 25 years (last 18 @ a Pontiac dealership) I can honestly say, I hate this van. Fabric on seats is horrible, stains if you look at it, Cruise control I swear will blow the engine on hills, red lines the r. P. M's (good one general motors) rattle city, suspension is sloppy, noisy, a. W. D (all wheel drive) is disabled if their is an antilock brake issue and yes the ABS has failed. Several times. Nothing better than needing the all wheel drive and have the a. B. S. Light on, might as well have a pedal bike. In short, I can honestly say Pontiac blew it with this vehicle, and they know it. I no longer work at a g. M. Dealership, and our next van will be Toyota
by Mike on Jun 21, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Montana 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
We bought it with 50,000 km on it and in the first month the brakes had to be done and the heater fan went. Very uncomfortable if your over 6'. Cloth seats stain badly, nice whistle sound at freeway speed, 20,000 km later brakes are gone again, tranny hesitates, slider doors don't close properly, center fold up consul was thrown out the first day, ext. trim falling off, electronics malfunctioning on a regular basis.
by Unhappy owner on Jan 15, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 4dr Passenger Minivan AWD w/1SA (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I clearly made a bad choice by purchasing this vehicle (it happens). This has been in the shop more times than I care to count (tires, electrical, dvd player, both stabalizer bars, radio quit), the problems are endless and it only had 40,000 miles on it. Cant wait to see whats to come ! At least they dont make it anymore, and spare someone else the frustrations.
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