The Montana is a perfect family vehicle!
In only one year I have put 33000 kilometers on our Montana without any problems.
It is a driver friendly van that handles easily with a smooth ride and easy maneuvering.
Driving position seems to be higher than the Caravan improving visibility and backing up.
The 8 passenger seating can be rearranged to accommodate all imaginable uses for a van. The seats easily flip up, can be removed and replaced by mom. The vehicle is cleaner because you can easily access the floor space.
The DVD entertainment center was something I never thought we needed!
I was wrong. It provides the kids with a diversion during our carpools, keeps them from fighting and provides peace for me when I need it.
The automatic door was included in our package. With teens I find it inconvenient and would have preferred it as an option. It is slow opening and closing. The vehicle has to be in park and the doors unlocked before it opens. Great safety features I'm sure, but somewhat cumbersome in reality. With little kids it might be handy.
Service department was great. No extra buried costs.
Salesman was one of the few I could find that would deal with me without my husband.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th April, 2004