2005 Pontiac Vibe User Reviews

2005 Pontiac Vibe Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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bbeeco writes:
2005 Pontiac Vibe Base AWD Review
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5

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Economical

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Not built as well as a Toyota

bbeeco
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Nice Basic Car — Good car although cosmetically having a few issues for only being 6 years old. Highly recommend. Has motor and transmission from Toyota. 30 MPH. Perfect for basic transportation. 72000 miles and has a nice sporty appearance. I will never sell.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Megan writes:
2005 Pontiac Vibe Base Review
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4

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the fact that i could fit everything i own in my car.

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nothing

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Great Car — the performance of the car is great. i have had a tone up the car and that was all. the appearance of the car is nice. the cost of owning the car is reasonable. the fun factor of the car is that you can use the car to haul a lot of belongings.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tom writes:
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Fun to drive & super reliable.  toyota quality!

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seats not as ergo or comfy as Saab, BMW & audis previously owned, but trumped by toyota reliability!

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Reliable Affordable Fun & Practical — I love the engine in this car & all the cargo capacity. It is the only car I know of that has an AC outlet for your laptop or dvd player making it perfect for road trips! front passenger & rear seats fold flat to sleep in or carry up to an 8 foot step ladder inside with all doors & windows closed! Ingenious car! Toyota Matrix clone rebadged "VIBE"

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Startrekfan269 writes:
2005 Pontiac Vibe Base AWD Review
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4

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Great gas mileage, excellent condition. Easy to handle, great in snow.

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Loud engine noise

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Love The Look, Styling And Ease Of Handling. — I love the sleek look and styling of this car. It is fun to drive in the snow. It gets great gas mileage and is overall a fun, sporty car. It holds quite a bit with the hatchback and folding the rear seats down.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jared writes:
2005 Pontiac Vibe Base Review
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Many uses, good to great MPG, comfortable.

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Not much.

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Vibes Are Fun — Multipurpose! You can put just about anything in this car. I'm amazed what will fit despite it's small size. It is large enough for me to drive comfortably. MPG is good. The quality of materials and assembly appears solid. Nimble enough to be fun to drive. Just a great all-around vehicle.

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Jackie551 writes:
2005 Pontiac Vibe Base Review
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car has a lot of pep, good runner, always starts.

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it is a small care

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Pontiac Vibe Rock And Rolls — very good car but now I have given it to my daughter. The car was well worth its money however it was pretty small. My husband works at the dealership so I always get a good deal and my concerns are taken care of. After all my salesman has to live with me!!!

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Lisa writes:
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electrical outlet inside, lol

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want more powerr

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Weeee! — I love the Vibe, so good on gas, about 35 mpg, I've gotten two speeding tickets in it in the past month, if I get one more I'm going to have to go back to the truck :/ comfy back seats, OD off or on option, and a remote starter!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jennie writes:
2005 Pontiac Vibe Base AWD Review
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Great on gas

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Knees bang the tilt steering

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Vibe — Its good on gas, and has a lot of compartments for change and other personal effects. Extremely spacious. The back seat folds down giving you more room to haul items. The hatch has a lot of space already though. The vibe is speedy however, you need to watch the gas pedal closely, you tend to speed with ease. Takes corners like a dream. Nice car, great on gas... what more could you ask for.

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Jason writes:
2005 Pontiac Vibe Base Review
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4

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MPG, Sporty, Cargo space, easy maintenance

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Slightly harsh and noisy ride on most roads

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Vibe — It's a sporty looking four door with cargo space, american model badging but a toyota drive train (motor and transmission) - which means it'll run for a long time and not get key'ed in my home town that builds GMC trucks. The cargo space is lined with hard plastic to keep it easy to clean, fold down the seats and you have enough room for an 8' ladder with the hatch closed. The motor and tranny are the same as the Toyota Corola. A peppy four cylinder sips gas at 33MPG highway and with a five speed manual - still lets you wind it out to the 6500 RPM redline quickly. Overall I like this car. It's not my favorite, but not close to getting rid of it even at 79K miles have ticked by.

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Brent writes:
2005 Pontiac Vibe Base Review
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Cargo Capacity, Gas Mileage

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Not much

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2005 Pontiac Vive — This was a good car. I loved it very much. Had pretty good gas mileage for the type of car it was. It got approximately 26 city/ 32 highway. It had an awesome amount of cargo capacity: 49 cubic feet with rear seats folded down. I used it many times for work and moving. Great car. Pretty fun to drive and I just loved it!

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2003 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

The Queen Of Versatility By Schwartzy

This vehicle is new to my wife and I, and will take over for our Aveo as the weekend and trip vehicle of choice due to the convenience of the automatic transmission. It also replaces my wife's Metro a... Read More

I Love My Vibe. By jsmithereen

I love my Vibe. Really a nice family, multi purpose car, simple, reliable, cute. Great Cargo space, with both back seats you can bring down, then you geta nice big and flat space , for example furnitu... Read More

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2004 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

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

Wonderful Cheap Daily Driver By zeus1233

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... Read More

Read all 10 2004 Pontiac Vibe reviews

2006 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

The Pontiac Vibe Is A Classic Hatchback Style By Thomas_Sky

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

It Is Now A Bit Aged, But A Good Value. By JohnSB

Good value for your money if you can tolerate oil leak. It has a solid feel on the road with good feedback. A/C is mild with replacement compressor. Transmission has been solid. I now have Contine... Read More

Read all 8 2006 Pontiac Vibe reviews

2007 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

Reliable Economical Transportation That Is Fun To Drive! By Richard

I wish we still had Pontiac around because this car gets great mileage and is fun to drive and easy to park and very reliable! I would love to be able to buy a new one! Since I can't, this was the n... Read More

Great Car By Sarasota2014

LOVED IT, would buy another but they don't make them anymore. This is a brilliant collaboration between GM and Toyota, the engine and transmission will go approximately 5 more years with low mainten... Read More

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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

This Car Has A Sporty Look To It. By quintons

I enjoyed driving this car except when all seats were being used, then it felt like it was too small. This car would make a great student car or work car because of it good combined city/highway gas ... Read More

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