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2005 Pontiac Montana Minivan

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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 Minivan 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 Minivan 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 Minivan 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 Minivan 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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Where's the quality control
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By seabeav
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2005 Pontiac Montana Minivan SV6 4dr Minivan w/1SB (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought the new SV6 due to the expanding family. Looked at others but none except ford/mercury included the expanded features for a reasonable price. While I like the apperance and the creature comforts of the SV6, and the drive is typical of a minivan thats all there is to be happy or content with. My vehicle has been in the shop 4 times over the first 3 months for various reasons including a faulty aligned door, replacement of a rear sliding door motor, replacement of a door handle, replacement of body molding, steering well casing replacement, windshield stripping replacement, and a dead battery. Highway noise (wind) on this vehicle is terrible. Recommend pay extra $ for better quality


Best Features

Appearance, creature comforts for the price, acceptable drive (power and handling) for a mini-van


Worst Features

Better quality carpeting and seat fabric, better overall parts quality, and quality control when vehicles leave the factory.


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