2002 Pontiac Montana Overview


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1SE Extended
11 national listings
Base Extended
44 national listings
Base Extended AWD
3 national listings
MontanaVision Extended
18 national listings
MontanaVision Extended AWD
3 national listings
Value Edition
23 national listings

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4.75 stars

Based on 3 reviews

I Love This Van by Dalton
 — great sporty van. beats civics between the lights and it porforms great. the build is amazing.looks great and agressive.low cost of ownership. its very fun...i am dont i am done i am done i am done.... Read More
Nice Mini Van, Side Airbags by CarlX
 — nothing, except when the warranty expires, you must go to the dealer, expensive but worth it. I would buy another pontiac montana, not a new one, but parts sometimes are hard to find, love my minivan,... Read More
Nice Van by Mathew
 — the nicest car i have personally owned. i bought it for 6k and it has done me well. i bought it from my grandmother wit 89,000 miles on it a little over a year ago. now it has 125,000 miles on it, ... Read More

2002 Pontiac Montana Overview

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2002 Pontiac Montana

Probably the sportiest-looking minivan on the market, the 2002 Pontiac Montana combines elements of SUV performance and style with the storage and seating flexibility of a kid-friendly minivan.  Further overlapping into the SUV realm, in 2002 the Montana gets a Versatrak all-wheel-drive option in the extended trims.  The shorter wheelbase models have only front-wheel drive.  All trims feature a 3.4-liter, 185-hp V6 and 4-speed automatic transmission, dual front and side airbags, daytime running lights, power windows, locks, and mirrors, remote entry, and OnStar.  ABS brakes are standard on all but the Value trim.
A new Thunder Sport package for extended models enhances the SUV comparisons by adding independent suspension, traction control, a rear spoiler, dual hood bulges, and 16-inch wheels, as well as leather seats.  For those getting the MontanaVision DVD option, which is highly recommended by parents everywhere, a bigger screen and remote control now come with it.  One of the highlighted features of the 2002 Montana is the dual sliding doors.  A dual power option is available for the shorter models and standard on the extended.  Seats can be folded or removed to store a variety of cargo and as many as eight passengers.
The 2002 Montana tries to embody Pontiac's performance branding, by distancing itself as far from the traditional minivan image as it can get, without sacrificing its practicality.  Its sporty looks are what attract owners, who also feel it gets good gas mileage, handles like a car, is quiet and smooth, and ideal for long car trips.  Unfortunately, the 2002 Montana has many problems that are well-known but unaddressed by GM, such as a cracked intake manifold that leaks coolant, a problematic transmission, and the tendency for the power door to close while someone is in its path.  Additional complaints focus on the cheap plastic interior parts and a need for more horsepower.


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