2004 Pontiac Montana Review

Pros & Cons

  • 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).
  • Weak offset crash test scores, cheap interior materials, unrefined powertrain character.
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Edmunds' Expert Review

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.

2004 Highlights

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.

Consumer reviews

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I live in Alaska and I'm ruff on stuff!!!
jaykeller,05/29/2011
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 my headlights
tuesdaysgone,04/28/2011
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.
Lovin It so far
lickiss,06/29/2005
Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
We recently purchased a 04 extended model and I love it! It's roomy and comfortable and is perfect for our two young children. The DVD system is great. Still trying to get the best gas mileage but it's tons better than our old 95 Blazer. I do wish that it had more cubby holes and the climate station like my Blazer. Drives great, even my husband likes it and he's anti- minivan!
2004 Ponitac Montana
Kayla C.,11/04/2010
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.

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Poor

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Used 2004 Pontiac Montana Overview

The Used 2004 Pontiac Montana is offered in the following submodels: Montana Minivan. Available styles include Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A), MontanaVision Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A), Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A), and AWD 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A). Pre-owned Pontiac Montana models are available with a 3.4 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 185 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2004 Pontiac Montana comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic. The Used 2004 Pontiac Montana comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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