Pontiac Montana Model Overview

Pontiac Montana Questions

Compatible Engines

What other makes are compatible with the 99 pontiac montana engine

Starter Wire How The Works How Many And What's For

Starter for 2001 Montana HOW many wire how the replaced and what's for IT

Windows Wont Go Up Or Down

Windows wont go up and down.

5

How Do I Reset The Thief Alert On A 2000 Montana Pontiac Van? I Lost My Key...

Chip Key

My key broke off was able to get it out of the ignition my ? Is if I get a key cut without chip and put broken key on key ring with non chipped key will my van start

Older Pontiac Montana

2001 Pontiac Montana Overview
2001 Pontiac Montana
179 pictures
2001 Pontiac Montana reviews:
2000 Pontiac Montana Overview
2000 Pontiac Montana
126 pictures
2000 Pontiac Montana reviews:
1999 Pontiac Montana Overview
1999 Pontiac Montana
102 pictures
1999 Pontiac Montana reviews:

Pontiac Montana Overview

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.

Pontiac Montana Experts

  • #1
    Countrygal77
    Reputation
    2,250
  • #2
    Robert Reed
    Reputation
    1,590
  • #3
    Jim Space
    Reputation
    870
View All