2004 Pontiac Vibe Overview


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4.65 stars

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Great Little Car For 90% Of What Life Threw At Me! by Justin
 — great value for the money, I would strongly recommend this car to anyone. The only real downfall I found was that in order to get the all wheel drive system, you had to purchase the car with an autom... Read More
Depends On The Person by Lauren
 — Performance- has a suprising amount of pickup for a 4cyl I previously drove a Durango. Handling is good. No ABS for some reason. Build Quality- The dealer didn't do any of the 60k repairs so we did. R... Read More
Great Car by AMNelson
 — This car is a very reliable car. Great for getting around town or long trips. The luggage rack has come in very handy. The AC power outlet is a unique feature of this car that has been very useful.... Read More

2004 Pontiac Vibe Overview

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2004 Pontiac Vibe

Built by Toyota, the 2004 Pontiac Vibe shares similarities with the Matrix, but this compact SUV/sport wagon is aimed more at active outdoorsy types who need plenty of storage flexibility to carry anything from surfers to surfboards.  There are few changes to the 2004 Vibe, aside from a new XM satellite option.  The optional 17-inch tires are now all-season.

The 2004 Vibe seats four to five passengers and carries up to 54 cubic feet of cargo inside.  A roof rack adds more space, and the cargo area features rails with tie-downs.  The front passenger seat also folds flat for objects as long as eight feet, and the seatback can be used as a front row table.  The sporty Vibe is aimed at the youth market, so although none of the three trims come with many standard features (power windows and locks, keyless entry, cruise control are all optional), they do come with a CD player.  A 6-CD player is optional.  

The base Vibe features a 130-hp, 1.8-liter I4 engine and comes in front-wheel or part-time all-wheel drive.  The AWD Vibe only gets 123-hp, due to its extra weight.  The AWD comes only with a 4-speed automatic, while the base has a choice between that and a 5-speed manual.  The more powerful GT has a 180-hp, 1.8-liter I4 matched to a 6-speed manual.  It also adds a leather-wrapped wheel and aluminum wheels and is customizable for tuners.  ABS brakes are standard in the AWD and GT, but not offered in the base.  Other options include side impact airbags, a navigation system, and a sunroof.  Late in 2004, a supercharged version of the base I4 engine becomes available.  Owners of the 2004 Vibe say it's very roomy, with excellent cargo versatility and plenty of headroom.  They like the way it handles, its sporty looks, and the great 27/34 mpg as compared to other SUVs.  They do wish it had more power and pickup, and complain that it can be noisy and the plastic interior shows early wear and tear.


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Pontiac Vibe Questions


Electric Issue After Door Control Recall Work.

I HAVE A 2004 VIBE, Took it to a GM dealer, had the door control recall fixed --since then my radio and blower controls get very hot and my CD player dosent work now. When I put my hand over the ra...

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How Do I Turn On Fog Lights?

where is the fog light on/off switch?

61 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)

2004 Pontiac Vibe Ac Will Not Work

I have a manual 2004 Pontiac Vibe and the AC will not work. The fans work perfectly, the fuse is fine. When I push the AC button you can hear the engine engage but no cold air comes out (even after 10...

110 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 months ago)
Joseph Willis

What Is Wrong With My Vibe - Only Getting 20mpg In City (1.8 Awd)

I am only getting 20.5 mpg - at 55,000 miles, it should be doing better than that, no?

993 views with 5 answers (last answer 3 years ago)

How Do I Rate A Dealer You Have An Add For But I Did Not Contact Thru You. ...

The dealer does not prep the car. hands you the key and sends you on the way. Very poor service and cannot close the door fast enough to prey on another individual. Cox Moters in New Richmond WI

13 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)