"I have owned this vehicle for six years and although it has never been unreliable. It has had break issues the entire time. Just two years the ABS distribution box had to be replaced along with rotors, calipers, brake lines, brake pads and any other piece relating to the brake system. The calipers are dealer only parts. You can find them second hand but they are still pricey. The caps for brake fluid, power steering are also dealer only parts. GM would not take my van into their garage and stated because it is out of warranty they would not hook it up to their machine to tell us what was wrong even though we would have paid. The material on the seats get stained from the water hitting them when the doors are open and it rains. GM again did not want to help even when we first bought the vehicle. I can see now why Pontiac is out of business. Anyway.. Good luck if you own this van."
"We bought this 2000 Montana new, and still have it. Guess that should mean something. But from the very start it had parts that failed us.... auto window actuators (repeatedly), head gasket right after warranty expired, and more interior failures than I thought possible.....cabin water leak, audio speaker, cup holders, gas gauge (later worked after fuel pump replacement), manual reclining seat controls (on all 4 bucket seats), etc... However, it's never left us stranded, and more importantly, my wife loves the thing (for its ride and comfortable seats). I would have parted with it 10 years ago, but, happy wife, happy life."
Pros: "Reliable. Good mileage. Can haul anything!"
Cons: "Window sometimes has a mind of its own."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have owned my 2003 Montana for about 8 or 9 years now. I will cry when it finally dies. It has been a workhorse of a vehicle. It's comfortable to drive, and can haul more cargo than you can imagine. I'm hoping to hit 300,000 miles on it. It has been an amazing vehicle."