1999 Pontiac Montana Reviews - Page 6 of 18

1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Distance when acquired107 miles
Most recent distance111054 miles

Summary:

Fun, Spacious, and worth it!

Faults:

I had to get a new water pump and new coolant and now I don't know whats going on, on Wednesday my van ran out of gas while I was on my way to the gas station and my dad and I put a few gallons in it and it still won't start. My gas gage does not work and I'm wondering what the issue still is and I'm freaking out because my van is just sitting in my driveway and won't run. I've only had it for a month and a half so I'm kind of getting scared here. My grandma has a 97 Pontiac Trans Sport and her gas gage doesn't work as well, but I think her van is in better shape than mine. : (Can anybody help me out or please give me some advice, this is my first vehicle and I'm getting pretty attached to it. I love my van, but am scared that everything is gonna go to hell and a hand basket on me.

General Comments:

I love the style and how it drives, its so much smoother than my moms 02 Ford Escape. I just love all the space in it too. I have the seating for 8 and that has come in more handy than I thought.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th November, 2007

16th Nov 2007, 10:52

HI, I wrote this review I just wanted to say that when I bought the van it had 107,000 miles on it not 107.

11th Jul 2008, 07:50

Hi, it's me, the one who wrote this review.

It's been pretty good with my van. I did have to get a new fuel pump; that cost me $800 and my water pump was like $150.

I get regular oil changes, and my van makes this knocking noise when it's running and just sitting there. I get the oil changed when I'm supposed to so, I don't understand. I'm wondering if the lady who owned it before me just didn't take that good of care of it.

My mechanic at Tuffy tells me every time I go in there to get my oil changed, that I need this $500 tune up and a new thermostat, and I'm thinking to myself, buddy, I don't have the money to just walk in here and they fix this, this, this, and this.

The damn thing runs, that's my biggest concern right now. It gets me to the places I need to go, and if it comes down to just having to have that tune up, then I'll get it, but until then I've got other bills I have to pay. I mean I'm only 19 years old, I'm kinda fresh to the real world of being on my own, so I'm trying to do what I can, and I can only fill up every two weeks, and that's basically $100 because gas isn't getting any cheaper, but I have to say I still love my van!

1999 Pontiac Montana from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance105000 miles
Previous carFord Windstar

Summary:

The most versatile, reliable van I have owned

Faults:

Honestly, I have done primarily maintenance on the car. I don't specifically remember the last time I actually had something go wrong with it.

General Comments:

I love this van. I have 5 kids and we are often bringing extra people which is great because this van seats 8 comfortably. Every seat can slide forward and back, the back can flip down, the seat can flip up or each seat can be removed individually. I can also fit all the luggage for a trip in the back without losing any seating capacity because I can simply slide the back seat forward a little to accommodate extra luggage. I actually went to buy a newer model of this van, but they changed the seating type so I kept this. It has been a great car for us.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2007

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 55 reviews