Pontiac Montana Reviews from Netherlands

1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.4 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance270000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 5 Series

Summary:

Love it

Faults:

My head gasket blew at 200000 KM, but that's normal!!! Very reliable car with no problems at all. Supercar for my family. Next one will be an Uplander. ordered it already.

General Comments:

Has everything what you can expect, for a van. With DVD system and playstation for the kids. Love to drive it!!! Luxury!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2007

1997 Pontiac Montana 3.4

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance223000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 406

Summary:

Nightmare on wheels..

Faults:

Gearbox broke down and after repair the car did not feel the same. High costs involved!!!

Starter engine failed. Had to be towed for the second time in 3 weeks!!! What an embarrasment.

Electric door gave constant problems.

General Comments:

For the people at Chevrolet: shame on you. This has cost me enormous and my faith in Chevrolet is gone. Will never buy one again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th August, 2005

21st Aug 2005, 06:59

Can't be that bad - you've had 53000 kilometres out of it.

20th Mar 2011, 15:39

I see this all the time. Unless it has been towing something a lot during its life before you bought it at 180,000, the KM's are most likely not correct. I have 40 customers with vans like yours, and the transmissions go out at 280,000 to 380,000 km's. Don't blame the van when it's lasted at least 280,000 on a transmission. I check cars for people before they buy them, and 50% are rolled back on the odometer. Your van very likely has lost 100,000 along the way.

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews