Pontiac Montana Model Overview
Used Pontiac Montana
Pontiac Montana Questions
I Have Lost My Key. Had A Key Made It Unloads The Door. I Have Lost My Key....
In Cooler Weather Drivers Power Window Seems To "stick" About Half Way Up
My 2004 Montana drivers power window operates fine in the summer months. In cooler temperatures, say 32 or below, it seems to hesitate or get stuck about half way up. I figure it has to have somethin...
2004 Montana Abs Light Comes On Only After Driving Awhile...any Solutions?
My 2004 Montana runs well. Lately, only after driving foe awhile, the ABS light comes on. It will stay on until the vehicle sits and cools down. There doesn't appear to be any braking issues except ...
2002 Pontiac Montana Will Not Start And Cannot Figure Out Why. Any Ideas?
2002 Pontiac Montana (aka pos) replaced harmonic balancer after old one seperated, turned over but wont start. Replaced crank sensor, cam sensor and getting fuel, fire and compression but still nad...
I Have A 99 Pontiac Montana 3.4 With A Slow But Steady Coolant Leak Coming ...
It's a thousand dollar fix. Is this really true? I'm having a hard time believing this. Thank you
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.