by textnglady04449 on Oct 2, 2008 Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport SE 3dr Minivan
So far i find that there are a lot of things wrong then good with this van. I think more from age then anything else. I have just had to have the computer to the thing revamped and found ground wires were needing to be replaced in order to keep it running after a diagnostic finally took it was clean. But there is also a transmission bolt needing replacement and the gearing is out of whack, on the steering column. Also, Just changed the starter at about 135K. It drives smooth and is very comfortable but find it may nickel and dime us before too much longer unfortunately. Gonna keep her till she dies though.
by L. Guy on Aug 26, 2004 Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport SE 3dr Minivan
This has been a good van. Bought it
with 72000 miles on it in 2001.
Here's what we've had done:
New brakes 90k
ABS light stays on/not fixed 85k
Wiper Motor 85k
Window Motor 110k
Coolant Level Sensor 113k
Found out the head gasket is bad in
it, so we're trying to sell it off
now. It currently has 114000 miles on
by jimbmw on Apr 29, 2004 Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport SE 3dr Minivan
Only problems were the Power Windows,
had the drivers side done under
warranty, but passenger side power
motor/regulator went AFTER warranty.
Added my own subwoofer (not a big one,
just a little job that sits between
two front seats, sounds MUCH BETTER.
by JimAlex on Aug 29, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport SE 3dr Minivan
This is the second Tansport i have
owned and I have been very plesed with
it's reliability, driveability and
utilitY. I am retired amd travel from
Florida to Vermont and back each year.
I replaced the front brake pads at
90,000 miles as well as new spark
plugs and wires. Also a new
serpentine belt. A window motor and a
wiper motor have been the only big
repairs. Gas mileage has been good
and it handles well on the road. It
does have more road noise than I would
like but overall it has been a very
by unhappycustomer on Jun 17, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport SE 3dr Minivan
I was recently involved in an accident
in a 1996 Pontiac Transport. I was not
at all happy with the results. I am
concerned with the seat belts failing
and the amount of plastic involved in
the vehicle. It caused a fatal injury
to the driver. And the fold down seat
in the rear bent to unlatch my seatbelt
which caused a near fatal injury. The
vehicle is easy to roll and does not
take a side impact very well. The
vehicle falls apart.
by markw on Dec 15, 2002 Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport SE 3dr Minivan
The vehicle is like the Pontiac Aztek,
hard on the eyes but a good vehicle
and a great value. Last year for
composite body panels for those of you
who have to deal with rusting issues.
Great configuration with second and
third row seats being individually
folded and or removed. I don't believe
that the 3.8 was available after 1995
as the first reviewer states it was
his favorite feature. This is of no
concern as the 3.4 is nearly as
powerful, and much better at the pump.
I drove 95 Lumina APVs back to back
with 96 Pontiac Trans Sports.
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