Pontiac Montana Model Overview
Used Pontiac Montana
Pontiac Montana Questions
I Have A 2002 Pontiac Montana And The Blower Motor Works On All Speeds Exce...
I have checked all fuses and all are fine. Have checked the battery and alternator, all voltages are reading properly.
I Own A 2005 Pontiac Montana Mini Van. I Changed The Dash Cluster (the Gau...
why is the radio locked, the airbag readiness light will not go off and the mileage is more than what the mileage actually is? Can it be reset without having to take it to a shop and paying big money...
2001 Pontiac Montana Lower Break Lights Wont Work
my 3rd break light works replaced all bulbs still wont work checked fuses all good not sure what to do
What Causes A 2001 Pontiac Montana To Shut Off When You Start The Vehicle
What Is The Firing Order Of A Pontiac Montana 2001
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About the Pontiac Montana
Pontiac already had a minivan, the Trans Sport (clever, huh?), which it had introduced in 1990. Its only successful feature was the Montana sport package, which jazzed the boring minivan image up with more SUV-type characteristics. Pontiac latched onto this and rebadged its minivan as the Montana in 1999, putting an emphasis on SUV sports performance and style rather than soccer and groceries.
Directly competing with the Venture and Silhouette, the Pontiac Montana came in regular and extended versions and had a wide array of seat configurations to improve passenger and storage flexibility. A combination of bucket, bench, and captain's chairs could be removed or folded down to accommodate up to eight people in the extended vans. Dual sliding doors were its most popular feature, and a power passenger option was available on the extended van. This later expanded to a driver's side power door as well.
Plenty of features came standard on the original Montanas, including ABS brakes, daytime running lights, cruise control, rear defogger, dual front and side airbags, and later OnStar, remote entry, and power windows, locks, and mirrors. The extensive options were very popular and could be had separately (DVD system, heated seats, parking assist sensor, air compressor) or as part of various sport packages that tried to beef up the SUV image with sports suspension, rear spoiler, hood scoops, and performance tires.
Pontiac tried even more to appeal to SUV wannabes who were stuck with the practicality of a minivan by adding all-wheel drive capability briefly. Though Montana owners loved the sporty handling, good gas mileage, cargo flexibility, and peppy V6 engine, the minivan suffered from many quality issues and extensive mechanical problems with the transmission and intake manifold. Due to waning popularity, perhaps because of these issues, the Montana eventually weaned its lineup down to just the extended vans right before its demise in 2005. It would be reborn in 2006 as the Montana SV6, an obvious nod to its reinvigorated SUV styling.