2004 Pontiac Vibe User Reviews

2004 Pontiac Vibe Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"storage" 4 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Lauren writes:
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5

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fun, nice looking car, dependable

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not the smoothest ride

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Depends On The Person — 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. Road noise blocking isn't the best. But has Toyota's reliability without the cost. Cost of ownership- cheap on gas Fun Factor- fun to drive, but hard to take on bad dirt roads.

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Justin writes:
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Fuel economy - especially with 5 speed, excellent cargo handling and versatility

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I found the driving position a little uncomfortable, particularly on longer drives

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Great Little Car For 90% Of What Life Threw At Me! — 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 automatic. Unfortunately, with only 123 hp, the manual transmission was needed for any 'spirited' driving. For the snow season, a set on Bridgestone Blizzak Revo1's helped with traction.

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AMNelson writes:
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5

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Great car, very reliable.

Cons

We have outgrown the car a little.

AMNelson
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Great Car — 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. I loved this car for the 6 years we have owned it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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zeus1233 writes:
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5

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Love the size, space, reliability, and fuel economy of the car

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I have a lower trim with few options; wish it had a little better finish.  Rear visibility could be a little better, too.

zeus1233
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Wonderful Cheap Daily Driver — This car is perfect for a family that doesn't want an SUV yet. The operating costs are low and the cargo space is great. Easy access for child seats, too. There's a good chance I buy another Vibe after this one.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Andrea writes:
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Good gas mileage and very reliable.

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Does not hold a large family and all of our stuff.

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Going To Miss This Car. — I loved this car for when we had a large dog and just one kid but now that I have two kids I can't take the dog with when we go on trips. This car was good at hauling cargo or large boxed items by folding down the back seats.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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BeBold writes:
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Brand new brakes and rotors on the front. acceleration is good. gas mileage is good. No major repairs ever needed. AC is good, heat is hot!

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can't think of any

BeBold
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Great Car. 2004 Pontiac Vibe Is Great Condition. — love how it handles. love the roominess esp in the cargo area. Love the reliability. very comfortable front seats with lumbar support. accelerates and brakes well. always have felt safe in this car. it's been a great car for me.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jwsnj3rd writes:
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4

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cargo space and mpg

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i got the base model no bells and whistles

jwsnj3rd
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Feel My Vibe ;^) — good car my first new car •Performance - good acceleration •Build Quality - squeaks and rattles some it had 150,000 miles on her •Appearance - nothing flashy •Cost of Ownership - i get about 33mpg all high way, maintenance starting to climb •Fun Factor -nothing to jump and down about but i want a pickup but with the seats down i havent had anything i couldnt haul in her

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Casey writes:
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3

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reliability

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its not too fast and doesn't have too much pickup

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Its A Good Reliable Car, Not Too Much Flash — its more of a chick car, and im a guy, and its only 4 cylinder, but its american which they like, and it can take a hit pretty well for how small it is. also it doesn't look too bad

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Thomas writes:
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5

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Nice ride, plenty of storage space, great gas mileage, good visibility, comfortable seats

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needs a bit more power

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Nice Ride And Versatile — It's definitely worth a look. There's a ton of room inside with the seats down, and seats 5 comfortably with the seats up. Great mileage and very few repairs have been needed with mine. All in all a great little wagon that's fun to drive.

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Derek writes:
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4

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Moderate speed and above average handling for the price. Good brakes. 6-disc CD changer, power everything, sunroof. Even has a standard two-prong power outlet.

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Not very sharp handling or power delivery. Build quality still feels "budget". The GT requires premium gas.

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A Step Up From A Grandma Car — Considering I was driving a 1990 Chrysler New Yorker before this (hey, it was free.) this car's a blast. After a few months behind the wheel, the 180 horsies CAN be fun, but man you've got to wring the car's neck to get all the hp. For a budget car, the brakes are pretty fabulous, and the handling is a little loose, but not bad. "Lift", the noticeable boost you get between 6400-8200 rmps (yes, those numbers are correct. It revs forever.), is a hoot, but normal driving conditions only allow lift in first and second. Unless you don't mind hitting 90 on the freeway. Overall, fun. Build quality isn't the best, but it's 95 percent Toyota so I can't complain too much. I average 26-28 mpg mixed driving.

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2009 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

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2008 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

Solid Car For The Money By odacun

Not great for a long trip, due to the size. MPG and build quality are great. For a compact I liked the looks and it is actually kind of fun to drive. As far as smaller cars you can count on this is ... Read More

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2007 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

Great Car By Sarasota2014

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2006 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

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This auto has been trustworthy; front seats are comfortable for long road trips; lots of cargo room when rear seats are folded down. Engine and Transmission are above par, and the surrounding exterior... Read More

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