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#3 of 21 Re: New 2007 Pontiac Montana SV6 Owner [ballfire8888]
Nov 02, 2006 (11:01 am)
While we've had some problems, most were on 2005's and have been resolved. I've yet to read one post where anyone had serious transmission or engine problems. We have had our '05 since May '05 and love it. You're right, for the money you can't beat it. I think it is far too often overlooked. It is really a solid vehicle. Also, you won't have the flickering light issue with the 3.9. I wish I'd waited until '06 and opted for the 3.9. That said, the 3.5 is fine for most situations and the mileage is good. Our electronics have also been fine, no problems and the kids have constantly used the DVD and wireless headphones. Some advice-have your tires rotated frequently, there've been lots of reports of uneven tire wear. Again, that may have been fixed by '07.
#4 of 21 Re: New 2007 Pontiac Montana SV6 Owner [genmtrfan]
Nov 02, 2006 (11:27 am)
We couldn't get ourselves to pay the $1200 CAD MSRP the dealer wanted for the 7" DVD system so will go either after market flip-down or portable style.
Thanks for the tip re. tire rotation ... how do you rate the OEM rubbers?
Does anyone do their own oil change? If so, do you need to jack up the van for access? Where can we buy oil filters for the 3.9 other than dealer?
For the money, this van is spot on except for resale! You'd better drive this van for 6 to 8? years or take a huge bite in the wallet ...
#5 of 21 Re: New 2007 Pontiac Montana SV6 Owner [ballfire8888]
Nov 02, 2006 (6:55 pm)
In 2005 I believe all models came with the DVD, so we didn't have to make that choice. I can't remember the pattern, but it is in the owner's manual.
I haven't changed the oil myself, but I'd say you'd need some ramps or a jack.
We plan to drive ours for many years. With 4 kids, it's essential. I think the 3.5 and 3.9 will prove to be very reliable in the long run. We too got a great deal with 2K cash back plus an extra thousand on the GM card points. I ended up paying 23,800 for an LT that listed for 30,500.
#6 of 21 Re: New 2007 Pontiac Montana SV6 Owner [ballfire8888]
Nov 05, 2006 (7:28 pm)
We bought the last of the United States Pontiac SV6s, a 2006 with the LZ9 3.9l motor. It's fully loaded, just missing the satellite radio option.
Vehicle performed perfectly for the first week, then stalled on me, luckily I was alone. Spent a month in the shop for the mechanics to trace the problem to a bent wire on the coil pack module.
Now she runs like a champ! Kids love the rear seat entertainment DVD! No more fighting on long trips and that's why we bought it.
Oil filter is common, can be bought at local auto parts stores, FRAM PH9837, Delco PF61, Purolator PL25288, Mobil One M1206. I don't know about you guys but I only run synthetic oil in my vehicles. This one being no exception.
#7 of 21 Re: New 2007 Pontiac Montana SV6 Owner [genmtrfan]
Nov 05, 2006 (7:46 pm)
That sounds like an excellent deal!
I'd like to change oil myself if it's not too time consuming ... do you know if the oil filter is exposed or is there a cover to unscrew?
I traded in an SUV and jacking was not required so it was a walk in the park to drain!
Whereabouts in the Americas are you ... I'm Toronto, Canada...
#8 of 21 Re: New 2007 Pontiac Montana SV6 Owner [genmtrfan]
Nov 26, 2006 (6:52 am)
We've had several re-occurring issues with our 2005 SV6:
1. Buzzing that seems to align with the engine speed (RPM's).
2. Radio channel reset issues (channel is left at a specific frequency and resets to an unknown frequency at restart).
3. Premature brake wear.
4. Uneven tire wear.
5. Vibration issues (primarily at the steering wheel).
Have you or do you know of other owners with similar issues? My warranty is soon to expire and I'm wondering if I should renew.
#9 of 21 Re: New 2007 Pontiac Montana SV6 Owner [stashman]
Jun 23, 2007 (9:52 pm)
Yes I have a 2055 SV6 have your dealer check the idler arm
I have had this problems a couple of times dealer has
corrected it seems ok now (thats respoonse to your #5
#10 of 21 New 2006 SV6 Pricing???
Jun 26, 2007 (6:32 am)
Anyone purchase a new 2006 SV6 lately? I've found one at a dealer that I like, but unsure how low the price should be for a '06 that isn't produced anymore. They gave me a price of $24,800 after incentives and claim they are taking a loss. This van is loaded (dual power doors, dvd, partial leather, garage opener, 6 disc changer, chrome wheel, steering wheel controls,)
Is $24,800 a good deal???
#11 of 21 Re: New 2006 SV6 Pricing??? [colklink]
Jun 26, 2007 (10:02 am)
I don't know, it sounds kind of high for a 2006. New 2007's are selling(base model) for $18900. Granted, this is loaded but still a 2006. Also, what about the warranty. Do 2006 have the 160,000k, 100,000 mile powertrain. If not, the warranty alone may be reason not to buy an 06.
By the way, 3 weeks into the new 07 and so far it's been amazing.
#12 of 21 Re: New 2006 SV6 Pricing??? [colklink]
Jun 26, 2007 (5:11 pm)
Bought an '06 last September for $27900. Only option it didn't have was the rear bumper protector, it has everything! So yes, to me that's a good price. Have been thinking about another one but boy are those Yukons nice looking!