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#399 of 1493 tether straps,tranny woes...
Mar 05, 2001 (6:47 am)
Our 2000 Montana has Tether straps,No Tranny problems yet,Radio was replaced,part of the display would not light up,Gas gauge is fine,Bought ours Nov. 99 and have 31500 miles logged,rear tail lens was replaced due to moisture inside,we are averaging 22-23 miles per gallon mixed driving,mostly highway,love the van and are planning to buy a PONTIAC G/P GTP within the next year,seems pontiac has improved a little and will buy American again after a long period of owning imports.....GM,PLease don't let me down again!!!
#400 of 1493 Edmunds editors chat tonight
Mar 06, 2001 (5:24 am)
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#401 of 1493 Re #394 Auto headlights
Mar 06, 2001 (2:03 pm)
I have Venture 2000 and the headlight sensor is on the top of the dash in a tiny hole next the the red anti theft light.
Of course if you cover it up they will be on all the time. I have looked in the fuse guide but nothing isolates this without disrupting something else. Why is it such problem ?
#402 of 1493 2001 Montana, a great van!
Mar 06, 2001 (5:19 pm)
We have our 2001 Montana for 2 weeks now and are happy we got it. My wife and sons wanted a van and I did not. We had a 94 Transport 6 years ago that we liked alot and was a good vehicle mechanically. We decided to test drive the Montana and were extremely happy with it's looks,ride,and features. We love the room and most importantly, the second row captain's chairs really keeps my 2 boys from fighting. Great vehicle!
#403 of 1493 1999 Montana short on boots
Mar 12, 2001 (6:58 pm)
Hi all Montana owners. I'm now a proud owner of a 1999 Montana. Its second owner to me but in terrific condition. It has all the toys except the video screen. With 43,000 Kms. (26,700 miles) on it, my only concern is the high rate of ware on the General XP 2000 GT tires. These are supposed to be upgraded tires for this year (Edmunds words) but only have between 2 and 3 /32 of an inch remaining from the starting 10/32". Has anyone else experienced this rapid ware and does the tire company cover this premature condition??
#405 of 1493 post 401 short on boots
Mar 17, 2001 (7:54 am)
I have just purchased a used 99 montana in the last 30 days, with 25,125 miles on it. They also had the general tires on it. I just took it back to the dealer because 2 tires were so badly cupped that the "whoop whoop" sound coming from them was driving me crazy. They replaced them without cost with uniroyals (which seem ok). The other 2 general tires are also worn down for what I think 25K shouldn't have done. I'll probably not go back to general tires. In the fall, I'm looking at the goodyear aquatread 3's.
#406 of 1493 99 montana wiper blades
Mar 17, 2001 (8:00 am)
I have just purchased a used 99 montana and I'm impressed overall with everything. I have a question though. The driver side wiper does not stop at the lip(the raised black lip)of the windshield, it actually goes beyond that approx. 1/4 to 1/2 of the entire top end of the blade. I can already tell that it is lowering the life of my wiper blade. Is there any adjustment to the travel distance of the wiper blades? (I also checked, I do have the proper length wiper)
#407 of 1493 post 401 short on boots
Mar 18, 2001 (5:04 pm)
I have a 1999 Montana with the General XP 2000 GT tires also. We have about 48,000 miles on the van and our tires are wore out also. They probably have about another 5000 miles in them then I will have to replace them. I am looking at a set of Goodyear Allegra's at Sam's Club, about $64/tire. The General XP 2000 GT tires are suppose to be self sealing tires, but I have had two flats from nails. The tires were fine until I pulled the nails out, then they went flat. I sent the receipts for the repairs to General and they did reimburse me. The raised white letter tires look good on the van, but I can't find any white letter tires to replace these. The Goodyear Allegra's are black walls, but are rated for 75,000 miles.
#408 of 1493 post 404 short on boots from 401
Mar 18, 2001 (8:02 pm)
Good to hear someone else is experiencing a shortfall with General rubber.interesting about the supposid self sealing aspect of these tires. I, as well have been looking at Goodyear Allegras. Our Canadian Tire store up here has them on for 25% off on a set of 4. Good looking tires with a good rating. Funny thing is, these tires aren't even shown on the Goodyear website yet. The Montana gets its first big test on the road this weekend. We're taking a trip out to the Okanogan, central BC. Am looking forward to a comfortable ride.
I'd like to here more from other owners on this General Tire thing.