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2000 Pontiac Montana from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Semi-Automatic
Distance when acquired72000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles

Summary:

I love the comfort of the Montana, but the maintenance gets pricey

Faults:

I share almost all of the same concerns as others who have purchased this vehicle.

First, I began having problems with the electrical wiring. My turn signals blink erratically, and the left brake light stopped working. The dash lights flicker when the turn signal is on. The ABS light has come on and stayed on. The drivers side window started getting stuck, and we had to manually pull the window into place and leave it there. The estimate to fix it was over $700.

We had to replace both tie rods before we hit 100,000 miles, which cost us over $700. Also, we have had to replace the rear wheel cylinders, which were leaking. There is also a slow oil leak. I'm afraid to find out how much it would cost to fix it.

General Comments:

Due to the electrical problems and the consistent problems with the wheel and braking systems, we will probably get rid of this vehicle sooner than we had hoped, and replace it with a Honda.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th July, 2007

2000 Pontiac Montana ext from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired137000 miles
Most recent distance159000 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Summary:

Good Buisness Van also plenty of room for the kids

Faults:

New drive axle and new head gasket.

General Comments:

For the most part this van has excellent cargo room and we haven't had any problems with the interior sort of think interior design was great. mechanical problems come along with high miles. I think at this point I would buy another Montana. I would also buy my extended warranty.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2007

2000 Pontiac Montana SV6 Extended Van 3.4 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.4 Automatic
Distance when acquired37000 miles
Most recent distance123000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Silhouette

Summary:

Luxury edition was nice

Faults:

I used to like it a lot... then a couple things went wrong that bother me. When it finally reached 120,000 miles, these things went wrong:

* Transmission needed work ($900)

* A/C isn't cool anymore

* Both front power windows barely go up.

Earlier on, the Power sliding door had a recall, but was fixed by dealer under warranty.

Basically, we've like this Van. It's considered the Luxury model, has On-star, VCR, On-board Air Pump, Running Boards, Tach, Overhead Digital Temp, Compass, and Fuel economy gauge that's always worked. The power sliding door has always worked. The rear power windows have always worked. The 6-way power on both front seats have always worked. We've had its oil changed every 3,000 miles, but totally forgot to change the Transmission fluid at 100k, so the mechanic fussed at us. It's time to move on now, tho.

General Comments:

We liked it, but ours was the Luxury edition. I read all the reviews and they aren't good, I see.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th March, 2007

2000 Pontiac Montana from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance89000 miles
Previous carPontiac camry

Faults:

The costliest vehicle we have ever owned.

The tires (New) leak air just as the old ones did.

Mechanic said it was the rims. Have replaced both window power units 2 times. Brake problems, pedal sinks to floor. Mechanic says master cylinder probably. Airbag warning light keeps coming on, but Dealer says nothing wrong with system. Temperature (inside/outside) never comes close to actual temp. Direction indicator is usually wrong. Leaking head gasket. Oil leaks. A/C compressor failed after 1 year of ownership... shall I go on?

General Comments:

Very disappointed in this vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th March, 2007

2000 Pontiac Montana MONTANA 3.4L from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.4L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance58 miles
Previous carPontiac Trans Sport

Summary:

The van, except for noted main complaint is OK

Faults:

1. Leak above rear passenger door Repaired under warranty. It was the rear side window seal.

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2. headlights DO NOT light the road. Notice I stated DO NOT. Still very poor lights. The day van was purchased we left on a trip. We wound up driving some after dark and that`s when the problem of poor lighting showed up. Two trips to the dealer before we found a defective right (passenger) lens. It was not in focus. After replacement, still very poor lights. I complained to General Motors after repeated trips to the dealer who, by the way was and still is exceptionally nice. I am very surprised to find no other complaints here regarding lighting. Am I the only person with poor lights?

3. Leak above rear/tailgate. Showed up after warranty was out. I sealed it with silicone, not leaking now.

This about concludes my comments except to say from what I am reading I should consider myself very fortunate SO FAR.

Thanks.

Robert Haskett, Tennessee.

General Comments:

Very good gas mileage----20 mpg. in town, 26+ on highway.

The lights has soured me on Pontiac, the fact that nothing can be done. Design problem with reflectors.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th December, 2006

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 45 reviews