Used Truck - 2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 in International Falls, Mn

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    About This 2005 Pontiac Montana SV6
    Vehicle Location:
    International Falls, Mn
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    Exterior Color:
    Four Door
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    Fuel Economy Estimates
    City MPG
    Miles Per Gallon
    Highway MPG
    Combined MPG: 21
    Estimated Monthly Fuel Cost: $105.95*
    *Based on $1.78 per gallon and 15k miles per year.
    Actual costs may vary.
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    Seller's Description and Comments:

    Located at Wherley Motors Inc in International Falls, Mn.  Contact Wherley Motors Inc today for more information about this vehicle.

    Vehicle Options:

    • Fuel Consumption: City: 18 Mpg
    • Fuel Consumption: Highway: 24 Mpg
    • Remote Power Door Locks
    • Power Windows
    • Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
    • Cruise Control
    • 4-wheel Abs Brakes
    • Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
    • Passenger Airbag
    • 50-50 Third Row Seat
    • Video Player With Dvd
    • Audio System Security
    • Audio/video Remote Control
    • In-dash Single Cd Player
    • Mp3 Player
    • Am/fm Stereo
    • Radio Data System
    • Multi-source Rear Audio System
    • Speed Sensitive Audio Volume Control
    • Total Number Of Speakers: 8
    • Wheel Diameter: 17
    • Wheel Width: 6.5
    • Front Fog/driving Lights
    • Plastic/rubber Shift Knob Trim
    • Metal-look Dash Trim
    • Metal-look Door Trim
    • Metal-look Center Console Trim
    • Roof Rails
    • Video Monitor Location: Rear
    • Tachometer
    • Manufacturer's 0-60mph Acceleration Time (seconds): 9.9 S
    • Power Remote Driver Mirror Adjustment
    • Power Remote Passenger Mirror Adjustment
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Onstar
    • Front And Rear Reading Lights
    • Cloth Seat Upholstery
    • Bucket Front Seats
    • Rear Buckets
    • Tumble Forward Rear Seats
    • Tilt-adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Power Steering
    • Manual Front Air Conditioning
    • Cargo Area Light
    • Max Cargo Capacity: 137 Cu.ft.
    • Vehicle Emissions: Lev Ii
    • Fuel Type: Regular Unleaded
    • Fuel Capacity: 25.0 Gal.
    • Instrumentation: Low Fuel Level
    • Clock: In-radio Display
    • Dusk Sensing Headlights
    • Coil Front Spring
    • Regular Front Stabilizer Bar
    • Independent Front Suspension Classification
    • Strut Front Suspension
    • Front Independent Suspension
    • Coil Rear Spring
    • Rear Stabilizer Bar: Regular
    • Semi-independent Rear Suspension
    • Torsion Beam Rear Suspension
    • Front And Rear Suspension Stabilizer Bars
    • Variable Intermittent Front Wipers
    • Steel Spare Wheel Rim
    • Spare Tire Mount Location: Underbody W/crankdown
    • Black Grille W/chrome Surround
    • Curb Weight: 4
    • 376 Lbs.
    • Gross Vehicle Weight: 5
    • 622 Lbs.
    • Overall Length: 205.6
    • Overall Width: 72.0
    • Overall Height: 72.3
    • Wheelbase: 121.1
    • Front Head Room: 39.8
    • Rear Head Room: 38.9
    • Front Leg Room: 39.9
    • Rear Leg Room: 38.9
    • Front Shoulder Room: 59.9
    • Rear Shoulder Room: 61.2
    • 3rd Row Head Room: 38.1

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    2005 Pontiac Montana Review

    This car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale.
    2005 Pontiac Montana
    Sporty and spacious.


    General Motors has had two unsuccessful tries at building a minivan that the American public wants. Finally, GM may have found a workable formula with a selection of all-new long-nose family haulers: the Pontiac Montana SV6, the Chevrolet Uplander, the Saturn Relay and the Buick Terraza.


    The long-nose design gets the engine completely forward for additional crash protection, and out of the way, and lets the interior open up so that real American families can use every cubic foot. GM also believes that the long-nose design makes the minivans look more like SUVs and thus makes them more acceptable to those buyers who attach some kind of less-than-macho stigma to minivan ownership. Montana competes against the Honda Odyssey, the Toyota Sienna, the Dodge Grand Caravan, the Ford Freestar, and the Nissan Quest.


    We found the all-new Pontiac Montana SV6 to be pleasant and easy to manage, though not bristling with horsepower. It's roomy and competent, though it doesn't offer the latest in interior innovation. The Pontiac may be the best of the GM minivans with sporty, distinctive styling in a vehicle class not noted for those attributes. All-wheel drive is available, a key feature for owners who battle wintry weather. The Montana SV6 is priced well below the Odyssey and some of the other minivans, and cash incentives can sweeten the deal considerably.


    The new Pontiac Montana SV6 has a straightforward and easy to understand model lineup. The first thing to understand is that all Montanas are called SV6, so don't look for a non-SV6. The lineup starts with a well-equipped front-wheel-drive model called the 1SA, starting at $24,520; the 1SA All-Wheel-Drive version starts at $27,700; the better-equipped 1SB front-drive model starts at $27,890; and the 1SB All-Wheel-Drive model starts at $30,210. Most of the pricing differences are made up by additional features and amenities. GM's optional remote-starter ($175) lets you fire it up from inside the house during cold or hot weather.


    All use the same engine, transmission, tire and wheel package. The standard setup is one right-side power sliding door for the second- and rear-seat passengers in the 2-2-3 seating layout. The left-side power sliding door comes as part of the $815 premium convenience package that includes the left-side power sliding door, rear park assist, an alarm system, and a three-way universal transmitter for garage doors, lights and gates.


    Safety equipment on all models includes ABS, childproof door locks and the federally mandated dual front air bags. Side air bags are optional at $350. We recommend getting them. Traction control is also optional for the front-wheel-drive models at $195. All models come with OnStar and a year's worth of basic services.


    After having driven and tested three of the four models in this family, including the Montana SV6, the Buick Terraza, and the Saturn Relay (with only the Chevy Uplander left to go), we'd have to classify the Pontiac as the best-looking, sportiest and most stylish of the bunch, which befits Pontiac's traditional role as the excitement division. The split grille up front tells everyone this is a Pontiac, while the Buick and Saturn will have to create their own identities in this long-nose minivan family. Between the nose, the headlamps, roof rack, and the side cladding, everything says this is a Pontiac, and that it's ready for some heavy family adventuring.


    One of the things we like about modern minivans is the remote-actuated power sliding doors. The GM system, though, seems slow to unlock, slow to draw back, and slow to return and lock down. Perhaps they view this deliberate, slow operation as a secondary safety feature for passengers, but we'd like it all to speed up a bit. They've been working on this feature for close to a decade, and it should be faster, with more powerful motors, by now. And, as long as they're at it, how about a power liftgate?.


    The way GM does these things, there's only about a nickel's worth of difference inside any one of the four long-nose minivan interiors, perhaps a little bit of wood trim here, a chrome dress-up ring there, but all the basic elements are in the same places in any of the four. That doesn't mean to say the interior is bad, by any means; just a lot of sameness among the four. There is absolutely nothing difficult to find, use or understand in the Pontiac Montana, especially if you've owned GM vehicles before. Materials, grains, fits, and finishes are all within acceptable norms for this class.


    There's plenty of room for average-sized adults in the first two rows of seats, and for average-sized kids in the last row. All the seats can be folded and/or removed quickly and easily, they just don't disappear into the floor as they do on the Honda and Chrysler products. There's a maximum of 136 cubic feet of cargo space, with 25 cubic feet behind the third seat and 74 cubic feet behind the second seats.


    The driver's seat is comfortably roomy and comes with six-way power adjustment and an armrest full of power controls for mirrors, windows and locks. The hefty three-spoke steering wheel includes buttons for the cruise control and sound system, all big, round and easy to use. The gauges in the central cluster are large, with large numerals, easy to read and use. The instrument panel, center console and door panels are well integrated, and follow GM interior schemes to the letter. Most of the materials look good and are soft to the touch.


    Going down the road, the Montana is about as good as anything else in the $30,000 minivan class in terms of storage, amenities, and accommodations. The multi-functional overhead rail system is slick, providing storage cubbies as well as a home for the rear-seat DVD entertainment system. The optional PhatNoise entertainment system features a 40-gigabyte hard drive that pops into and out of the overhead rail system. It can store up to 10,000 songs in MP3, WMA or WAV formats, store and play up to 40 movies, or a combination of songs and movies. It can play video games, and has a voice-browsing interface. It can transfer digital photos through a USB port in the cartridge and play them back on the DVD screen.


    Driving Impression
    Driving the Pontiac Montana in the American heartland is pleasant. The engine is smooth and quiet, though not exactly rippling with musculature. Its 200 horsepower will accelerate at a good but not a quick pace. Performance for making passing maneuvers is acceptable. This minivan weighs in at over 4300 pounds empty. It wouldn't be our choice for hauling the family and a 3500-pound trailer at the same time. Just not enough grunt here to do a job like that.


    Steering is typically GM over-assisted, very light and lacking in road feel, but it turns the truck. The anti-lock brakes work well at light loads and perform extremely well in panic stopping situations.


    Two different suspensions are used. The front-wheel-drive models have MacPherson struts up front with a simple, inexpensive twist-beam axle at the rear mounted on trailing arms, with coil springs. Opt for Versatrak all-wheel drive, however, and you get a fully independent double-wishbone rear suspension that's a bit more aggressive and flatter in the corners. It adds considerably to the bottom line, however.


    Our Montana was EPA-rated at 18 mpg City/24 Highway, but got 25 mpg overall after draining one tank on a highway trip, which would give a cruising tank range of 625 miles with its 25-gallon tank.


    The all-new Pontiac Montana SV6 is a nice minivan that appeals to budget-conscious buyers who need room for family, dogs, and cargoes of all shapes and sizes. We found the Montana to be the most pleasing of the new GM minivans. Retailing for less than $32,000 including destination and delivery charges, the Pontiac Montana SV6 retails for $6,000 less than a Honda Odyssey, the current class leader in minivans. Cash incentives can sweeten the Pontiac deal considerably.


    New Car Test Drive contributor Jim McCraw filed this report from Detroit, Michigan.


    Model Lineup
    Pontiac Montana SV6 1SA FWD ($24,520); 1SA AWD ($27,700); 1SB FWD ($27,890); 1SB AWD ($30,210).


    Assembled In
    Doraville, Georgia.


    Options As Tested
    Premium convenience package ($815); 7-passenger seating ($475); Stabilitrak ($450); dual front air bags ($350); XM Satellite Radio ($325); traction control ($195); remote starter ($175); 115-volt power outlet ($175); CD/DVD storage and first aid kit ($100); entertainment package and headphones ($75); roof rails ($50).


    Model Tested
    Pontiac Montana SV6 1SB ($27,890).The all-new Pontiac Montana SV6 is a nice minivan that appeals to budget-conscious buyers who need room for family, dogs, and cargoes of all shapes and sizes. The new Montana SV6 has a straightforward and easy to understand model lineup. The lineup starts with a well-equipped front-wheel-drive model called the 1SA; the 1SA All-Wheel-Drive version; the better-equipped 1SB front-drive model; and the 1SB All-Wheel-Drive model. GM's optional remote-starter lets you fire it up from inside the house during cold or hot weather. All use the same 200 hp engine, transmission. Safety equipment on all models includes ABS, childproof door locks and the federally mandated dual front air bags. Side air bags are optional. Traction control is also optional for the front-wheel-drive models. All models come with OnStar and a year's worth of basic services. The Pontiac Montana SV6 is all new for 2005.

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    309 5Th Street
    International Falls, Mn. 56649

    Contact: Sales Manager

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    309 5Th Street
    International Falls, Mn. 56649

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