• Feb 13th 2006 at 7:00PM
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You've seen them tooling down the street... Montana SV6 minivans, the black sheep of the Pontiac family. It never really seemed to fit into the performance brand's lineup, and finally, after an 11.5 percent drop in sales in January over the same period last year (for a paltry 1,450 units sold), General Motors has finally decided to put the poor beast to rest.

Those really interested in the Montana SV6 needn't despair... there are likely still examples on dealer lots, and buyers can shop what is essentially the same vehicle at their choice of Saturn, Buick, or Chevrolet dealers.



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      • 9 Years Ago

      I can`t believe Buick has a version of this vehicle.
      GM just can`t build an appealing minivan. I tried to like the Uplander but, the interior looks like hard plastic with a funky texture to it.

      Chrysler has the best minivan.
      GM builds good cars, but the minivan is just something they can`t nail down
      • 9 Years Ago
      Never even heard of this car, but now that i see it I am not surprised !
      • 9 Years Ago
      I think the Buick and the Chevrolet are the only ones that make sense. And that's only if they extend the line upscale of the Chevrolet. Don't let brands cross-over and then platform sharing makes sense. See Toyota Camry/Lexus ES330.

      And if Pontiac HAD Made a mini-van even close to that concept, It would be among the best-sellers.
      • 9 Years Ago
      You're right... how can a company market a sporty image and then have a minivan! I mean what if Mazda with their zoom zoom image made a minivan.. oh crap they do.. the MPV. Ok... at least a stalwart sportscar company wouldn't do something like that (Porche Cayenne). If it makes a buck they'll make it... if it doesnt' they'll stop... simple as that.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Ha... I own one of these and have found it to be excellent - and I *have* owned new cars that have not been . The interior, specifically, is very well done. I looked at Ford but the Freestar just had such a fordish feel with the roundy minamilism and all. Toyota/Honda are overpriced I find-- resell not an issue as I will drive this as a 2nd car for a decade or so AND the imports cost 4K more to start ( nobody thinks about that --id rather have my $$ in the market) and my last GM car (alero) went 180k with literally no problems b4 I traded it on this van... Anyway, parts will live on in the UPLANDER so not so worried about it being axed. Sorry for the ramble but just thought id put in a differt perspective....
      • 9 Years Ago
      that link for the concept didnt work, try this one at carstyling.ru a excellent web site for all past concept cars

      http://www.carstyling.ru/car.asp?id=2309
      • 9 Years Ago
      My apologies to those who own one, but the current model has one of the ugliest front ends on the market today. A real shame, because the second-generation Trans Sport Montana was actually quite smart, IMHO. I, uh, owned one at the time - hey, I was in my peak child-raising years, the seating configuration (7 buckets) was handy, and the lease payments were a steal, thanks to GM's decision to inflate the residual. It seems to me that after the introductory year ('97?), GM made the car steadily worse - mushier seats, softer suspension, etc. I tended to assume that GM knew its market better than I, so I eventually concluded that the General just didn't want my type in their showrooms.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Well, it's about time. If GM really wants Pontiac to be the "American BMW", axing the Montana is a no-brainer. BMW doesn't have a minivan now does it? Also, get rid of the Terazza and Relay. Since Chevy is the volume leader at GM, the Uplander is the only minivan needed.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I own one and think it's great! My wife drives it and with 3 kids it works great. It has a TV/DVD, 2nd row buckets, dual power sliding doors, etc. Mine is dark green metallic with grey cloth interior. Bought it for $16,200 from Enterprise RAC w/16,800 miles on it June '06.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I never knew this vehicle even existed... thank god because it looks horrendous!
      • 9 Years Ago
      "You've seen them tooling down the street... Montana SV6 minivans...."

      I don't think I have, actually. Probably why they're being killed off...
      • 9 Years Ago
      finally.
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