2008 Pontiac Montana Reviews

2008 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.5 from North America

Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.2 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance60000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Montana

Summary:

JUNK!!!

Faults:

Lower signal lights replaced 3 times in 1 year!

Gaskets blown at 20,000km; almost lost the engine!

Driver's seat worn.

Front & rear brakes had to be replaced after one year and a half

Now, a rattling in the back hatch.

In my opinion, the Montana is a piece of junk!!!

Will NEVER buy a GM Pontiac again... Honda next!

General Comments:

Terribly built van. I am actually afraid for my safety and my family's safety every time we go on the road!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd August, 2010

2008 Pontiac Montana SV6 RWB from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired6 kilometres
Most recent distance570 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Montana

Summary:

I will never own another Pontiac or GM product

Faults:

The same day I leased my new Montana, the fuel sensor went on the vehicle. 1 week later back windshield wiper failed.

General Comments:

The Montana is a waste of money. One would think that you would not have any issues with a brand new vehicle within the first week of ownership. The vehicle is also lacking sufficient storage areas and poor seat design.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th January, 2008

16th Jan 2008, 19:48

Having issues with a brand new vehicle is surely aggravating, but get the niggling problems fixed under warranty and give it a chance. My parents have an '03 Montana that hasn't had a single problem in 65,000 miles.

19th Jan 2008, 08:27

Issues like seating and storage are issues that should generally be addressed if someone takes the time to test drive a vehicle properly. 5 minutes up a road and back is not an adequate test drive of a vehicle. If you are seriously considering a vehicle you should take it out on the road for no less than 30-40 minutes, driving on various road conditions (city-highway-etc...) Take the time to stop it and experiment with the controls. In this case being a minivan, I'd even suggest going as far as taking the seats out and putting them back in.

The other issues, though uncommon in a new vehicle, are simple items that are covered under warranty (that's why warranties exist.)

I understand that this person is upset with this vehicle as it is certainly aggravating, but I don't think it's as severe an issue as it is made out to be.

Average review marks: 2.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews