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    2005 Pontiac Montana - w/1SA

    Pros: park aid

    Cons: no auto traction system

    Advice: great vehicle! Nice and roomy!

    Drives smooth,lots of room for extra stuff. Really good gas mileage. Auto sliding door is really nice! Wires on the inside were loose, causing it to stall. Got it fixed under warranty. Runs great!

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    2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 - FWD

    Pros: Truck front end and dual sliding doors

    Cons: interior carpet

    Advice: Buy it

    Replacing a 1991 minivan for company vehicle. More power with as good or better mileage. Modern design, including truck front engine compartment (looks less like a standard minivan, besides superior access to engine). Solidly built with good available power. In 6,000 miles and 6 months, it has performed flawlessly and dependably. Looks good and packs well on heavy (for a minivan) platform. Easy to park with good visibility and my wife will drive it. Lots of things a family vehicle would feature that I don't really use, like the built in DVD player, IR headphones, etc. The dual sliding doors are a godsend to me. The only thing I see as a negative is the quality of the seat material (I couldn't wait for the leather package, but STRONGLY recommend it), which is serviceable. The carpet is a bit cheap. Those are very minor concerns, and overall, I love this vehicle.

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    2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 - w/1SA FWD

    Pros: Roomy, nice appearance, good value & well built

    Cons: some wind noise over 100mph

    Advice: Have confident

    The SV6 is the best van appearance; front looks like an SUV and the interior is comfortable as a van. It drives like a car and have power as a truck. Same fuel economy as Mazda MPV, but double the size and power of the latter vehicle. I had it for five months and it has been wonderful. It gives lots of power on the highway and up Mt Everett. If it holds up for the next three years (problem Free)...it surely beats Toyota, Honda or Nissan's mini-Van by Value, Features and Quality. Important point, this van use regular unleaded fuel, many Japanese Van such as Nissan Quest required MORE EXPENSIVE premium unleaded to run. I am highly recommending it to you.

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    2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 - w/1SB FWD

    Pros: all

    Cons: none

    Advice: Best concept GM ever had. You can email anytimes for information. I am very confident.

    I bought this vehicle in July. One of the best vehicle with no problem and best features. I owned two van prior to SV6: Caravan -2 new transmission & 3 water pump; Sienna -van broken down for new engine. This SV6 is very fuel efficient and give enough power on highway passing and uphill. Is a fun vehicle with lost of storage area and leg room. Unlike some Japanese brand only runs on EXPENSIVE premium fuel.

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    2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 - w/1SB FWD

    Pros: the appearence and dvd player

    Cons: all the problems i've had

    Advice: don't buy until bugs are fixed

    This van has many problems. in the first month i had to take it back to get the ac charged twice. We had a problem with the sliding doors not opening at all or the automatic opener just didn't work. When the sliding door closes keep your kids hands out of there because it puts too much pressure before it stops. Also we have a noise when you accelerate and terrible amount of wind noise going down the road. Also we have had a new alternator put on and it still isn't charging right

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    2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 - w/1SB FWD

    Pros: The look

    Cons: Engineering

    Advice: Don't buy the vehicle, buy a flexible fuel vehicle that is better engineered

    This van is poorly engineered. You have to rotate the engine forward in order to change the rear spark plugs. The automatic door on mine works sporadically and we've taken it in for 3 recalls so far. There is no wonder that GM is in trouble when there engineering core comes up with vehicles like this.

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    2005 Pontiac Montana - w/1SA

    Pros: The look of an SUV with features of a minivan

    Cons: just the poor manufacturing of this vehicle

    Advice: lease it

    Montana SV6 short wheelbase. Found the front suspension to be poor in curves when going over bumps, steering jolts from side to side. the manufacturing of this my montana SV6 was poor, had over 12 warranty issues in the first 5 months (6000km), seats don't hold their form. Seat material not researched very well, everything stains, not suitable for children. Side doors are difficult to open and close. The short wheel base is not a smooth ride, you can feel ever ripple in the road. Appearance is what attracted me, but over all, poor manufacturing. Squamish, British Columbia, Canada