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2002 Pontiac Montana - w/1SA FWD Extended Passenger
Pros: VERSATILITY ... VERY CONVIENIENT... ELECTRIC SIDE DOOR
Cons: Hard to say ... maybe the armrest could have more cushion.
Advice: I would highly recommend the MONTANAI've owned a Pontiac Montana for 3 years .. it had to be repaired one time for a minor repair .. a small foreign made motor on the rear window had to be replaced ... it was repaired when I took it in for a routine oil change in less than a hour.... that's it. It's as reliable and comfortable as any Minivan on the road .. I would highly recommend the MONTANA ... I owned a Voyager for 9 years ... which was a good van also .. but the Montana is a step above ... it does most things better .. it rides quieter ... smoother and the Electric side door is fantastic ... it saves a lot of grief when loading and unloading .. especially in bad weather ... this van gets a 'work out' and takes it all in stride .. the gas miliage is better also .. the 185HP engine has 'guts' and is well suited. 4x8 sheets of material fit easily... you can close all doors and not even have to take seats out ... just fold the back seats down and the material rests on top of the back of the seat.... I just bought a Rendezvous that has the same drivetrain as our MONTANA ... I think it is the best going ... I've heard nothing but good about it... from mechanics ..and owners.
2002 Chrysler Town and Country - EX FWD
Pros: Power hatches/doors
Cons: Minivan looks (though it is best of all choices)
Advice: Haggle--never pay MSRP, even for 'out the door' cost!The fit & finish of this vehicle is excellent, and ride & sound quality are first-rate. Lots of content for the price--no one comes close. As for reliability, we will see. But with free 7 year/100,000 mile warranty, at least it won't come out of my pocket!
2002 Chrysler Town and Country - eL FWD
Pros: 4 captain chairs
Cons: No CD
Advice: Patience on priceVery smooth.
2002 Kia Sedona - EX
Cons: The interior lights need to stay on longer until you insert the key in the ignition.
Advice: Buy it you would definitely get your money worth and then some.This is the best vehicle I've ever owned. It drives smoothly and quietly. There is a lot of storage space. I love my sunroof, cd/cassette player and most of all the sound. This vehicle has a sound system that you would never imagine coming from a minivan. The price was great compared to others I had seen. I thank the Kia Company for this vehicle a job well done.
2002 Kia Sedona - EX
Pros: Roominess 7 passengers.
Cons: Lack of options
Advice: Check it out before makeing an oppinion!I found this vehicle to be roomy, very comfortable, smooth, quiet, and it seemed to have plenty of power,I rate it to be excellant! And I would say it is priced right!
2002 Honda Odyssey - EX
Pros: Engine and Powertrain Upgrade
Cons: Low end speaker sound AM/FM/CD stereo system
Advice: Try to get a better price by dealing with the fleet or internet managerSome minor rattling from both sliding doors. Quieter engine, definitely more horsepower and pickup from stop due to 5-speed Auto tranny. A major improvement! Tires are wider and lower aspect ration for performance. Wheels are forged differently to prevent rim scuffing. Now with 4-wheel disc brakes! Minor cosmetic changes. Honda emblems may be too large. Overall, Honda, has done an outstanding job!
2002 Kia Sedona - EX
Cons: wheel covers
Advice: watch out for overpriced 'dealer fees' ie mudguards, enviromental pkgThe test drive was good. The van has good pick-up and handling. The ride was comfortable, even on the poorly maintained roads around the dealership. There is an unusual amount of storage bins. No loud road noise was noticed, the radio was difficult to operate. There is not much room cargo room in the rear with the third row seats in place but the seat is easily removed. A good choice for the money when compared to other minivans