2001 Pontiac Montana from North America
Buy under 120K!
A/C not working replaced air compressor, tie rod plus passenger side wheel bearing, that should be recalled! (I have two friends with Montana's 01-02 and their Pass side wheel bearings also went bad between 130-150K.) Recall on the sliding door latch. Rubber seals on doors coming off. Seat belts get old fast. Recline handle screws loosing. Interior overhead leaking water during heavy rain at information center.
This has been a nice car to me so far with regular maintenance. The wheel bearing/air compressor were the worse things. I have driven many types of cars and Pontiac was at least better than Chevrolet, Chrysler or Ford (non trucks). Of course I have seen the best performance and reliability from foreign cars, especially Toyota.
It handles well. Very luxurious and comfortable. Up to date on technology. Not reliable after 130K. Good on gas. I get up to 20 mpg or more. Buy it at younger miles to last you, but not over 120K!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th July, 2007