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2005 Pontiac Montana

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Love the SV6!
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By Shell0995
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2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 4dr Minivan w/1SB (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I had did comparisons between the Uplander and SV6. Found the SV6 to be a better deal. We purchased a 2005 in 2/06, so it was one of the last of the previous year to be sold off the lot. Had pretty much all options on it, which is great. The standard DVD system is great for our 2 yr old.


Best Features

Love the ride and look, both interior and exterior. LOTS of vents in the passenger area. The flip up cup holders between seats are nice, but hard to walk between when flipped down. We have both power side doors - WOW!! Absolutely love pushing a button while holding a 2 yr old. Remote start is great.


Worst Features

The armrests are a bit low when opened up for use. Both husband and I noticed this. Difficulty getting to third seat with captains chairs...especially with flip up console.


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great for the family and more
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By Bryson's Dad
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2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 4dr Minivan w/1SB (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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The van has been great. Drives nice in all weather. All have plenty of room, even bringing extra kids. Easy to park and load. Not a hint of trouble yet...


Best Features

Sportier looks. Pwr sliding door. DVD fo the kids. Nicer interior design than minivans of GM's past.


Worst Features

Plenty of power but I want more. 3800 would be great. Would like option to seat 8.


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montana sv6
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By RAy
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2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 4dr Minivan AWD w/1SB (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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for a minivan it's a very comfortable and practical vehicle, we were pleasantly surprised bythe performance of the awd. we switched from an envoy xl and really enjoy the ride and gas economy much better on the montana.


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Rear passenger room
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By Mrstitch
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2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 4dr Minivan w/1SB (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Poorly designed for passengers entering or exiting the rear seats. When a front seat passenger adjusts his seat backwards often the rear seat passenger gets a seat jammed into his knees.


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very mad
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By very mad
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2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 4dr Minivan w/1SB (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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This is a list of the things that went wrong with the vehicle since 2-05: Alternator replaced (going to be recalled) 11-05 Left crankcase seal (dealer said its due to faulty build at plant) 11-05 All lettering fell off rear hatch (finally replaced 12-05) Rear hatch handle faulty (never fixed by dealer properly) Transmission slipping (dealer had found no evidence of this) Tracking system engaged during dry Texas weather, locking up the wheels and making van undrivable unless you turned off the tracking system. Happened 1-1-06 when nobody could help us. Stability tracking system service message on (dealer on 2nd try found a short in the computer which made wheels lock up.


Best Features

Like the interior design though the build quality is definately in question. Do like the message center and trip computer as long as it doesn't give me faulty messages.


Worst Features

Take my friend's advice and wait 2-3 years before buying a new model or style of a vehicle. Also, be assured the build quality is good and the warranty is valid. And if you buy this vehicle, live close to the dealership so you don't get too inconvenieced by going in for warranty work.


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