Pontiac Montana Model Overview
Used Pontiac Montana
Pontiac Montana Questions
Pontiac Montana Wont Start Sometimes
When running runs great.. gas gauge don't work abs light comes on sometimes .. turn it off and just cranks like not getting gas.
My thermostat tends to go from low to almost over heating. Pumps out hot air when the thermostat is at normal setting but as it climbs it gets cold. I want to make sure this is just a simple chang...
Tachometer Just Stopped Working On My 99 Montana.... Where Do I Begin My In...
I Need Help Finding Electrical Specifications
I'm trying to locate an electrical short on my Van,but I need to find out what is considered a normal current draw off the battery when the elecronics have gone into "Sleep Mode".This would help me Gr...
2005 Pontiac Montana
When I stopped at a stop sign. My van made a sound like the starter grinder and then died. It till has power but will not turn over.
Older Pontiac Montana
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.