3rd Sep 2001, 15:51
Two things: MPG and Extended Warranties.
2 1/2 trips to the gas station for about 2500 miles coast to coast is not possible. Redo the math.
Extended warranty seems pretty high at $1600.
I just bought 99 Montana with 36K. Seems pretty good right now. I'll get the warranty, just for peace of mind.
29th Jun 2005, 14:34
Additional warranty is definitely a must. We have a 2000 Pontiac Montana and have saved over $4000.00 for all the costly engine and transmission repairs. My advice go out and, but a Lemon Aid Guide before you buy, I wish we had. All the GM mini vans are known for intake manifold gasket leaks, transmission problems and electrical failures. Our warranty is allmost done and we are selling it soon and our next van will be a Japanese import.
2nd Jun 2006, 04:19
Our 2000 montana is a lemon. we have owned it for two years and it as been nothing short of a nightmare. head gasket, transmission, and I never knew there was so many lights in the dash of a vehicle. my advice to anyone looking to buy one,don't!
6th Jun 2006, 07:38
I regretfully bought a 2000 pontiac montana. So far replaced intake manifold gaskets which were leaking. A few thousand miles later had to replace engine (Blew up).Another couple thousand miles replaced transmission. Just got it back and am hoping somebody steels it.I'm afraid to go far because something is bound to happen to it. Gm knows about all these problems with the 3.4 engine and the thousands of bad transmissions, but they say it is not a safety issue. After 60000 miles beware.
22nd Nov 2007, 00:17
We have a 2001 Montana with 82,000 miles. The A/C does not work, and the heater cuts out at bad times. So far the engine and transmission seem OK, but I don't trust it. It would be a good vehicle if not for these problems. Drives nice, gets good gas mileage, and has nice features. I would NOT buy another one.