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2005 Pontiac Montana Minivan

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By burky
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2005 Pontiac Montana Minivan SV6 4dr Minivan w/1SA (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Well previous to this hunk of crap we had a 2001 Chevrolet venture, which was a wonderful van! This van is awful!!! it has been nothing but problems to me and my family including door panels coming off, fuel pump problems, tons of squeaks, strut problems, radio replaced twice, a lot of electrical problems, seats STAINING BADLY, and NO rear leg room!!! I HATE THIS VAN!!


Best Features

INTEROR DASH LAYOUT


Worst Features

get rid of this crappy designed van, and bring back the 04 design, which was much better!!


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One year Follow up review.....
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By J.Briscoe
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2005 Pontiac Montana Minivan SV6 4dr Minivan w/1SB (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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This is a follow up to our SV6 purchase in July 2005. The car does not always start - dealer found no problem with this - still happening. Tires are worn after a year - seems you are to look inside the door and not read the tires for the correct pressure. The radio switches channels without catching all of the stations on it's own. Brakes are worn and noisy. The air had to be recharged - was not keeping the inside cooled down.


Best Features

Lots of room, DVD player and easy to drive for 5'3 and 6'1 drivers - no blind spots with mirrors.Back up sensors.


Worst Features

Get an engine with some guts.This is the forth Pontiac that we have owned and the first to have soo many problems after just one year. Improve the poor quality issues.


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Save your Money
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By unhappy buyer
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2005 Pontiac Montana Minivan SV6 4dr Minivan w/1SB (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I have had to alternators installed, both front stabilizer bars installed, power rear window bracket installed, does not have a lot of power to get onto the freeways. The air conditioning does not work all the time, it cuts in and out ( more out than in ) in traffic, better to open the windows. I have been a GM buyer for a long time but after this one I think I will change.


Best Features

6 CD player and the DVD player


Worst Features

Put a bigger engine in it and make all the second row seats the same size, the smaller ones are very hard to sit on especially for an adult.


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love my sv6
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By michael
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2005 Pontiac Montana Minivan SV6 4dr Minivan w/1SB (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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this vehicle has plenty to offer. It has surpassed my expectations. Roomy interior and practical environment. Stands out in the "mini- van" category.


Best Features

fold flat third row


Worst Features

fog lamps


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Florida Dad's Follow Up Review
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By Florida Dad2
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2005 Pontiac Montana Minivan SV6 4dr Minivan w/1SB (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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We've now had this van for a full year. Generally, we're still quite satisfied with the van, its comfort and quality. The leather has held up well, the DVD player is more popular than ever and the AC blows like a January blizzard. However (oops, there's that word...) a few minor things have cropped up in the past year including a powered door that stopped working, brake trouble (not serious )a loose trim piece covering the sliding doors' track and a radio that switches stations w/o warning (only happens on one certain frequency ...huh?) All fixed quickly and cheerfully and under warranty, but should these have happened in the first place?


Best Features

Still like the style, DVD player, cargo area has grown more useful for us, wife enjoys "i" center, Able to listen to DVD player on stereo (even if you can't see it), rear A/C 9is nice, Onstar


Worst Features

Oldest child needs easier access to rearmost seats as our two babies occupy the center captain's chairs and they won't fold with the seats strapped in there. Still need thicker carpet, even more storage cubbies, power rear door still needed, front armrests could be higher and an inch longer.


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