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Consumer Reviews

Decent Van...Expensive to Fix

By on Saturday, May 19, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
1/10

Cons: "Expensive to fix, parts hard to find"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"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."

1602 people out of 1604 found this review helpful

Great Value.

By on Sunday, July 01, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "great value as a used vehicle"

Cons: "front cup holder location, rusting at rocker panel"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I bought this van in 08 with about 75K on it. Four years later I doubled the mileage and other than brakes, tires oil changes, I have not done much to it. Now it has exhaust manifold leak and needs catalytic converter replaced. Debate begins now to replace or repair. The rocker panels below the sliding doors are rusting or I wouldn't even think about it. This has been a great van and we are not easy on vehicles. My wife drives it like a mad woman in a tank, she is on the move constantly. The cup holder design drives me nuts, they are right in front of the temp controls when you put a cup of coffee in there. Other than that, plenty of storage, seats are easy to get in and out, visibility out all the windows is great, no blind spots and the controls from the driving seat are easy to reach and it rides very nice."

9 people out of 9 found this review helpful

I LOVE this van.

By on Thursday, January 08, 2009

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"I have had many other vehicles from Toyotas & Hondas to Chevys & Jeeps starting off with a 1968 Buick LeSabre (Dad’s old car). This is the best vehicle I have ever owned. I purchased mine new in Dec 2000. I just completed the first actual repair on it - the intake gasket. Not bad after 8 years of hauling around lots of big smelly football players, tons of furniture and anything else I can put in there (which is a lot). I have towed boats and trailers and driven across the country. The ride is so comfortable I can drive for 12 hours without blinking. My MPG have always exceeded what the sticker said when I bought it. I am shocked that others have not had great experiences. I convinced the company I work for to purchase one as a company car and it has been great too. I will be very sad if I ever have to give it up."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful