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2001 Pontiac Montana

Overall rating:  Product Rating: 4.0

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OK but not as good as my old Caravan

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Aug 20, 2007 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 20 Recommended: No 

Pros: Initial acceleration, handling.
Cons: Space in rear, bench seat comfort, braking, brake pedal feel, low and high beams.
The Bottom Line: Get yourself a Dodge Grand Caravan and avoid this van. Or get yourself a Honda Odyssey, or Toyota Sienna.

After having this van for some time I am not impressed with it that much. Interior space is roomy enough for the front 2 seats but the second and third row have very little leg room, foot room, and knee room. the front and second row seats are ok for ... read more

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Love the Montana

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Nov 2, 2004 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Comfort, Value, Maintenance, Features
Cons: Third row seats are a pain to lug in and out.
The Bottom Line: A great value for the money. Roomy, comfortable, and low maintenance costs.

Our family just traded off our 2001 Pontiac Montana with 105,400 miles. I loved driving this van. We purchased the van used as a factory car. We drove the EXT wheelbase. Let me point out some of the features that I loved about this van. Styling: ... read more

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Great Family Minivan

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Jul 25, 2004 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Quiet, Great Gas Mileage for a van this big and Convenient with kids.
Cons: Wallowy ride and Lumbar support for Drivers seat.
The Bottom Line: Great Van with solid features even in base model. Great family vehicle especially with kids.

We purchased this van used about 2 months ago from a local dealer. It had 52000 miles on it. We selected this van after driving similar year Chrysler and Ford vans. I was a bit concerned with the mileage on the odometer. Those concerns were set aside ... read more

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An excellent family minivan

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Feb 9, 2003 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Seats seven adults with much comfort. A excellent vehicle for long vacation travel.
Cons: Seat reconfiguration takes some effort. Vehicle seating not made for large adults.
The Bottom Line: An excellent family minivan with plenty of room to handle the average family. This minivan will be an excellent addition to your family.

The Pontiac Montana is a excellent handling vehicle. This vehicle performs well on long trips. Vehicle has the capacity for up to seven passengers. The seats are for average sized adults with ample leg room. Vehicle came with a power assist door on the ... read more

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Our First Minivan! Wow!!!

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Jul 27, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Awesome Ride, Lot's of Room, Great Gas Mileage...Just a Great Minivan!!
Cons: NONE!!!
The Bottom Line: Buy this van! We had an Excursion, a '96 4-Runner, '97 Blazer, '95 Aurora,& a '94 Vette. Nothing comes close to this van as a functional and fun family "car!"

We bought our Montana with 9K miles on it. It's a 2001 with gray leather seats. I have to say that this is our very first minivan, and that back in the day, we swore up and down that we'd never be caught dead in one! Ha! We were SUV ... read more

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A solid minivan that's enjoyable to own.

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Dec 10, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Smooth ride, quiet for a minivan, good acceleration
Cons: minor interior fit & finish problems.
The Bottom Line: A good minivan made a "best buy" by the great purchase/lease incentives Gm offers.

I have the 2001 Pontiac Montana with the short wheelbase and base package with few options. This is the fourth minivan I've owned after having previously a Chevy Lumina, Dodge Caravan, and For Windstar, so I know a little bit about American made ... read more

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A solid minivan that's enjoyable to own.

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Aug 24, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Smooth ride, quiet for a minivan, good acceleration
Cons: minor interior fit & finish problems.
The Bottom Line: A good minivan made a "best buy" by the great purchase/lease incentives Gm offers.

I have the 2001 Pontiac Montana with the short wheelbase and base package with few options. This is the fourth minivan I've owned after having previously a Chevy Lumina, Dodge Caravan, and For Windstar, so I know a little bit about American made ... read more

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Fell in Love with the Montana

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Jul 24, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Roomy, Dual sliding doors, driver controls, smooth ride
Cons: holds 1 CD, was a rental :0(
The Bottom Line: We would love to purchase this vehicle in the near future, it was a great minivan to take on a road trip.

I have just returned a rented 2001 Pontiac Montana, which we had for 2 weeks. We drove it from central Indiana to Ocean City, Maryland and back again for a total of 1700 miles. It was a smooth and roomy ride for 2 adults and 2 children and all the ... read more

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This is a great minivan (coming from a person who generally hates minivans)!!

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Jul 24, 2001 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Drives great, has remote sliding door, lots of room...
Cons: None, in my opinion!
The Bottom Line: This is a great vehicle for anyone who needs the room, has kids, and wants a great ride!

I have been driving demo's for my dad's dealership for years, and they have mainly been SUVs. Since I have a baby, he recently put me in one of the Montanas, and before I saw it, I was not happy about having to drive a minivan. I am not a minivan fan ... read more

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A Shark in the Trunk !

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May 11, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Very roomy, comfortable ride, neat little extras.
Cons: None to speak of.
The Bottom Line: We were able to fit in all the collected "stuff" from a college student's room and still have left over space. Comfortable ride and good mileage.

Mrs. RockyBug and I flew to Orlando to retrieve BugChild from her first year of college. We had reserved a mini-van from Alamo and it turned out to be a brand new Pontiac Montana. The van only had 2 miles on it when we picked it up at the Alamo lot. ... read more

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Great van!

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Feb 18, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great, roomy vehicle w/a carlike ride!
Cons: The suspension is a bit rough.
The Bottom Line: Great vehicle with a wonderful design. Pontiac really added some nice touches!

We like the Montana an awful lot. Some of the things we like about the Montana are that it is very roomy with loads of storage space and it has many conveniences. It has a very nice look to it and it drives like a sedan. That's a real plus. It is ... read more

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One of the best!

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Feb 2, 2001 - Updated Jul 7, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: smooth ride, braking, comfortable, stowable rear seat, big fuel tank
Cons: Automatic door locks
The Bottom Line: Good. Smooth ride. If you like it buy it...

I've rented this mini van. I was surprised how comfortable & quiet it was. Suddenly I make a very-short-stop, and I almost didn't felt it. Rides very smoothly and quietly, has a lot of features, all at your hand. Automatic headlamps is a plus. Center row ... read more

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DO NOT BUY THIS VAN EVER!!
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Oct 23, 2007 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 
Pros: None, None, None, None
Cons: Head Gasket, Transmission, Ball Bearings, A/C, Doors, Locks, Plastic Interior Parts
I bought my 2001 Montana in October of 2004 at 55,000 miles for $12,000. Now as I just turn over 100,000 miles: My transmission is junk - estimated cost $2650.00 My head gasket had to be replaced last Dec. - $1000.00 My front ball bearings ... read more
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Pretty Nice
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Jul 25, 2007 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: OnStar, smooth driving, auto lights and traction
Cons: Very little leg room.
Drives great. Bought because it had all the options I need/want (CD player, dual front and side airbags, ABS, traction control, large "sport" side mirrors) and none I didn't (namely leather.) Removable seats in the back are a plus and very easy to get ... read more
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A nice minivan
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Dec 11, 2003 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: Passenger room, OnStar, power sliding door, great ride.
Cons: Storage space, no rear heating/air vents.
We've been driving our 2001 Montana, which we purchased used, for about 6 months now. It is a solid vehicle that delivers a smooth ride. The van has the OnStar system (free for 1 year), comfortable seating, and adequate power and acceleration for a ... read more
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Best Buy Minivan!
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Sep 10, 2003 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: The base model includes extra options that are standard
Cons: A second row middle seat is hard to find if you want extra seating.
This minivan was our first minivan purchase. We had owned S.U.V.'s previously and chose the Montana because of its price and seating room. When test driving the Montana,(after test driving every other make minivan) I was impressed with the power of its ... read more
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