"I bought my '91 Trans Sport SE in 1/03 with 98,000 on it for $1900. It's 7/10 now and the van has 175,000 on it with the same unrpaired engine and tranny. This thing has been the best vehicle dollar for dollar that I've owned so far. The 3.1 V6 and the 3 speed auto won't die. I've had a couple PW problems (driver's window works though!), the power locks only work on the front doors, and the side door sometimes requires you to manually lock/unlock it a few times before it opens. The low fuel light has been on almost constantly for 7.5 years. GREAT light bulb at least! Last month the mutt and I completed a 7000 mile cross-country trip in it with ZERO problems! People were amazed that I took it and left the Suby at home. I knew it would make it! I'd take it again tomorrow. The Rust Belt (Pa) is killing it underneath. The LF strut tower's rusted out as are two other areas underneath. When the inspection runs out at the end of October it's very likely going to go to that big grocery store parking lot in the sky because of that rust. I really do love this old beat-up beast and I'll mourn its passing. I may look for a southern or western one next time."
"I was given this van by my grandmother in law when I had my first child.It is an amazing vehicle, I have only had two problems while driving, the alternator died and the coil spring broke. I was able to fix both for under a hundred dollars. This past summer my children and I went on a trip of over 2,000 miles and it ran like a champ and got almost 26 mpg. I do need to get the door handles replaced, again, but other than that can't complain. My children love it as much as I do, they have their own space and storage. We will be heart broken when it goes to the great bone yard in the sky, not any time soon!!!"
"1997 - FIRST YEAR OF MONTANA STYLE - MINOR BODYWORK FLAWS. OWNED FROM NEW. 140000 MILES AND ONLY MINOR REPAIRS. LAST 6000 MILES IT AVERAGED 22.4 MPG AT AVERAGE 39.4 MPH - MIXTURE OF TOWN AND HIGHWAY. COMFORTABLE, POWERFUL AND LOADS OF USEFUL ACCESSORIES. WHY DID THEY STOP MAKING IT!"