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2001 Pontiac Montana Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 7 reviews
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
Over Heating Problem
I have a 2001 montana we have changed the hoses the waterpump and the thermostat bleed air out of the system as directed and it is still over heating ther are no leaks and the radiator looks fine no...
Car Doesn't Start After It Sits In Heavy Rain
Any time there is heavy rain or snow sitting on my car and it melts my car has a lot of trouble starting. It turns over and usually eventually starts but sometimes I have to wait until its dried out...
Why Did My Low Beam Headlights And Fan Go Off While Driving At Night?
The low beam headlights go on automatically at night. However the headlights turned off while we were driving. The heater/AC fan also turned off. The battery light went on. We tried to turn on the...
What Does It Mean When The Trouble Light Comes On "amber" In Color, With An...
When i start my vehicle the trouble light comes on glowing amber, with an oil can and a crescent wrench under neath the can. Is this vehicle safe to drive?I have checked the engine oil and it is fine ...
How Would I Know If The Head Gasket Is Blown On A 2001 Pontiac Montana
replaced the water pump and thermostat bars leak. mechanic quoted 1000 to replace the head gasket. any suggestions? daily runner for a single mother of 3 just purchases 2 wks ago with income tax mon...