2003 Pontiac Montana User Reviews

2003 Pontiac Montana Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"light" 2 reviews
"driver" 2 reviews

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rfarm8494 writes:
2003 Pontiac Montana 1SV Extended Review
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5

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Great Van to haul the family and all the gear they require

Cons

leather seats are not good for the dogs they slide off every turn

rfarm8494
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Family Hauler — Use this as a daily driver and vacation/road trips leather seats clean easily and remove OK for deep carpet cleaning 22 Miles Per Gallon is very good for vehicle this size and capacity DVD player failed after 8 years of solid use gave the kids IPads so no more fighting over what movie to watch !

Primary Use: Family transportation

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ZXNinjaMom writes:
2003 Pontiac Montana Review
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4

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Great space for family.  Comfortable for long trips.

Cons

Rear lights are shorting causing the plastic on the bulbs at the contacts to melt on both driver & passenger side.  Have to replace bulbs after a few weeks.  

ZXNinjaMom
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I Love My Shuttlebus!! — My van is my work horse. It carts my kids, my sister and mother and nieces, groceries, furniture, electronics, items for work, stuff for the baby.....LOTS of stuff for the baby!! It's perfect for the drive-in; my hubby and I just take out the back seats for us to sit, lay blankets and pillows down for the kids and we are all as comfy as can be! I love how the seats just fold up for extra space instead of having to yank them right out. I have often thought of getting something that is a little better on gas and a little newer....but then I look at old Betsy there in the driveway with the hole in the rocker panel (even though I get it sprayed before our Canadian winter)....but otherwise in perfect condition......and think, "how can I get rid of her? She perfect for me right now." Perhaps when the baby gets a bit older I'll take a look at a Dodge Journey but the baby is still under a year so until then......we'll just keep on loving our Montana EXT.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Miranda writes:
2003 Pontiac Montana 1SA Extended Review
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5

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its not bad looking for a minivanhas good power, and has been very reliable.,

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I like big snarling V8s, so its a good 6 banger but I like to lay rubber

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A Good Grocery Getting Multi Purpose Unit For The Family — This is my 2nd Montana. I had a 99 ( still have for parts) and now the 03. It has been quite reliable like the previous model. They have similar issues, wipers are clunky, bottom rails rot out fast, and headlights get moisture in them. i like the versatility and its not bad on gas. It has been a good vehicle for my many needs and many miles. I took it on vacation. drove 5000 km and no issues. Filled wholes in rocker panels and its all good. Still like my van.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bob-Daniel writes:
2003 Pontiac Montana 1SV Extended Review
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3

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good ergonomics, smooth ride, n good driver information system

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maintanance cost

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Good, Durable And Nice 2 Own — decent acceleration for any MPV its size. decent braking and good handling esp d roadholding. good build quality. aggressive appearance. average milage 4 a big ride, parts cud b pricey though. dont xpect any beta. it is fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
2003 Pontiac Montana 1SA Review
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Good mileage, decent handling

Cons

light bulb longevity( but that's more the bulbs themselves)

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A Good Buy — Overall a nice vehicle - like the pick-up when I mash the pedal Radio - like the sound I'm getting from the factory set-up as well as the info screen for the stations. Gripes - the bulb design for tail lights - the plastic bases on the bulbs can't take the prolonged heat from the contacts and they melt after a few months - I've replaced 6 bus this year for the brake lights.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tyler writes:
2003 Pontiac Montana 1SV Extended Review
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Comfortable, cozy, well engineered

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slow, big

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Good Long Trip Vehicle — Verry comfortable vehicle for long trips, has a DVD player for the back seat passengers, with wireless headphones to hear the movie or listin to a cd, or different station on the radio, seats can adjust so you get the most comfortable position, and overall very good vehicle. Not the fastest or niceest vehicle on the road, but if you are looking for a vehicle for long trips, this is the one.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Mary writes:
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4

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Comfortable

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Driver's seat adjustments, no lumbar support, headrests.

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Pontiac Montana — It's a nice van! Smooth to drive. Lots of room for the family. It's two toned color make it attractive. It has a DVD player that great for family trips. Dual power sliding doors are very convenient too. It even has heated seats! And the gas milelage is good for a van!

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Sean writes:
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4

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Enough room for a family of 6 plus dog.  Not hard on gas.  

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It a mini van

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Family Mover — Good little mini van. Great inter, DVD, CD, MP3, etc.... Good engin 3.8 not hard on gas. Looks good

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grandmawheels writes:
2003 Pontiac Montana 1SV Extended Review
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grandmawheels
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Very Comfortable Ride, Love The Side Trim, Very Hard For Anyone To "ding" The Doors — Has been a very reliable van, am now concerned that there may be a problem with the intake manifold.

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Reviews From Other Years

1999 Pontiac Montana Reviews

It Is Ok By Jacob

performance is ok. built great have to repair thermostat. good appearence cost of ownership is fine not to much on fuel and repairs have been low. this car is an ok drive but not the best. it gets... Read More

Love It! By Tabs

I love the reliability and dependability of the van. We use it on family trips and dont have any problems. My kids love the room and my dogs loves the large back seat. We have even slept in the van b... Read More

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2000 Pontiac Montana Reviews

The Family Van For A Single College Student. By Janine

I HATE the gas mileage on this van since it costs as much as a larger truck. Besides the little tv that's in it there's not much else too special about it. It's reliable but after all these years it's... Read More

Be Aware By Martin

Very nice van....lots of room, but these vans have all the same problems, like window regulators, intake & heag gaskets (3000$ repair), tranny cooler lines, fuel lines.....lucky i'm a mechanic and the... Read More

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2001 Pontiac Montana Reviews

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 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

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2002 Pontiac Montana Reviews

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

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

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2004 Pontiac Montana Reviews

Dependable Family Transportation At A Good Price By trevorbundy

Dependable vehicle, this is an 8 passenger extended length van with extra storage space in the trunk. Features front and rear heat and A/C, AM/FM, Front captains chairs, tinted windows, power windows... Read More

Great For Hauling Stuff And Shuttling Kids Back And Forth By Richard

It handles similar to the grand prix car and has plenty of power, seats 8 for those girl scout outings and 4-h stuff, and hauls lots of girl scout cookies! The body has stayed nice looking too, and n... Read More

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