2000 Pontiac Montana
Piece of garbage
This van has been a headache in the 8 months we have owned it. Many little repairs have been done (brakes, gas lines, etc) since we got it.
We were driving it (occasionally) with a cracked manifold, leaking intake valves (all coolant will leak out in a matter of hours to a couple of days), and bad rear shocks.
Just last week the transmission started to go. We have had it looked at and it appears that it needs to be replaced. We are going to try changing all the fluids and filters to see if anything is clogged, but if that doesn't work, we are looking at yet another major repair ahead of us.
At this point we are looking at keeping the van as-is for moving goods around town for work, and finding a new replacement vehicle for our daily drive.
Terrible van, as most reviews say. We bought it knowing these vans had issues (thanks to people taking the time to post on here), but we had the paperwork for repairs done by the previous owner and thought we could get a couple years out of it without any major problems, boy were we wrong. 8 months in and I don't feel comfortable driving it.
This van has inspired me to buy an import next time. Once upon a time I had a 1990 Honda Accord that got crushed at 250,000km... Never had a problem with it. Time to head back to Honda I guess.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd February, 2010