2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.5L from North America
SUV looks van with many features at very affordable price
The bucket seats in the second row are without hand rest. Passenger will find it uncomfortable and insecure. The red lite instrument panel does not look high tech.
Montana SV6 come equipped with the most features for an affordable price range. I have shop around for many vans including Toyota Sienna, Honda Odessey, Dodge Caravan, Madza MPV and Nissan Quest. I found the looks of the Sienna and Odessey too bulky and over priced. The Madza MPV design both exterior or interior is too old fashion. It looks like a car built in the early 2000. Nissan Quest is well priced with many features, but it only takes premium gas. The Caravan basic price is very affordable (but equipped with nothing). After adding the same features as the Montana SV6 offers; it will cost as much as the Odessey. The Montana SV6 comes with the same features as the Quest, but at a more affordable price. Ride is smooth. All buttons and controls are at the right place. Safety is my main concern, Montana SV6 offered a 5 stars front and back impact results,4.5 stars on side impact which gave the same or better result among vans of its class.
Keep up the good work Pontiac.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th December, 2005
I owned the Pontiac SV6 for the last two years and it gives me pleasure with NO problem. It is a powerful car on the highway and fuel efficient in the city. It cost as much gas to fuel my old 2001 Toyota Camry. The body size is roomy and spacious with lots of headroom, storage space and leg room. I love the high body design, the same height as my wife's Toyota Highlander SUV. The interior reading-light design assimilate the airplane cabin are service for each individual passenger in the vehicle. The red light control panel looks low tech, but it is also being used other famous European high price vehicle such as BMW and AUDI. For the price of my Montana SV6, I am enjoying the same feature as Sienna and Odessay, but only a third of the price. My comment is EXCELLENT deal and Value.
I have owned my van for going on two years now. Bought it in January of 2009 with 113,000 miles on it for $6000. Been nothing but GREAT.
I did have a problem; blew out the sway bar linkages, but they were an $80 fix, and when I took out the old ones, can understand that when 1/4 of cheap metal has 5500 lbs of pressure on it... yeah they'll snap, but my new ones are about an inch thick and have been great, no more front end noises.
After putting 30k miles on the LX9, it still runs better than the 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix my mom bought new from a dealership, which burns oil and she's told it doesn't burn enough for them to care (new engine, shouldn't burn?) am I right?
I am a part of foreverpontiac.com and everyone is extremely impressed. I have had almost zero problems with the van, but do go through tires quickly. ONLY constant problem.
I would buy 3 more of these if I could afford it, but instead am doing the best I can to make a "sleeper" out of my van, and am customizing the engine. It is the most reliable vehicle I've ever set my hands on, and if I find another one for the price, I'll take it!