2001 Pontiac Montana Overview


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2.75 stars

Based on 7 reviews

It's Reliable And Gets The Job Done. It Helps To Have A Party Van From Time To Time. by Jacob
 — Acceleration: She can get off the line pretty well. She can pick up speed pretty fast. Breaking: She can break well, but being a van it will pick up a lot of momentum. It won't break on a dime. Th... Read More
2001 Pontiac Montanna by casper271
 — I bought it because I needed a van big enough for 7, I know these vans have have intake gasket issues, but in 255000kms, the engine was never touched. Tires, and maintance was all i put into this van,... Read More
Comfy Family Vehicle by echelon777
 — Good power, sporty looks. Good for hauling the kids. Very comfortable for long trips. Wish gas mileage were better, but it is a big van. Average price on repairs. Had the transmission rebuilt and it ... Read More

2001 Pontiac Montana Overview

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2001 Pontiac Montana

Though most of its drivers will probably be driving to the grocery store than to a glacier, the 2001 Pontiac Montana is a minivan trying to blend outdoor adventure with practicality, adopting SUV styling in an effort to broaden its customer base.  As a regular (112-inch wheelbase) or extended (120-inch) minivan, it comes in a multitude of trim offerings depending on different packages and seat configurations you choose.
With three rows of seating, various configurations of buckets, bench, captain's chairs, and 50/50 split-fold will seat anywhere from six to eight passengers and can be folded or removed for storage flexibility.  All models are powered by a 3.4-liter, 185-hp V6 and 4-speed auto tran.  New in the 2001 Montana is a flat-fold feature for the third row of seats in the extended minivan.  The 2001 Montana also gets a new grille and a standard luggage rack.  OnStar, remote entry, a CD player, and power windows are now standard across the line.  Some options have been added as well.  There is now a rear parking assist sensor.  The biggest new option is a power driver's side sliding door.  Previously the 2001 Montana came standard with dual sliding doors, and the extended minivan had a power passenger door standard.  Now both doors can be operated remotely.  
Trying to appeal to rebellious suburbanites, who hate the thought of owning a minivan, but appreciate its roominess and functionality, a Sport Package is offered, that adds a sports suspension, performance wheels, and traction control.  ABS brakes, and dual front and side airbags are already standard.
Many 2001 Montana owners like its styling that sets it apart from other minivans.  Acceleration is good, as is the energetic engine, and overall gas mileage.  Flexible cargo space is also a bonus, and the seats are generally comfortable except for the third row.  Dash layout is convenient, handling is car-like, and the overall ride is quiet.  Owners especially like the power sliding doors.  The Montana has a lot of mechanical issues, however, and owners report logging many hours at the repair shop.  The biggest problems stem from the transmission, the intake manifold, and the sliding door.  Drivers also report that seat removal is difficult, even though the seats themselves are lightweight.


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Pontiac Montana Questions


How Many Computers Does This Van Has

my van is having problems. my mechanic told me it could be the computer of the van? so, i need to know how many computers does this van has?

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What Are The Steps To Replace The Thermostat ?

the motor overheats quickly and the overflow tank is full to top, not recirculating back to radiator, so thought thermostate might be stuck, or it need new intake gasket ?does not smoke on start up.

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When I Slow Down Or Brake My 2001 Pontiac Montana Keeps Beeping

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Montana 2001 Electrical Drain Battery Dead In 7 Days

We have replaced the battery and have had start problems,CAA checked it and found a loose battery cable.i now have a gas gauge problem it shows full yo empty with a full tank.What should be checked ...

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