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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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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5

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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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Jared writes:
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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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Resa writes:
2005 Pontiac Vibe Base AWD Review
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5

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I'm constantly recommending the Pontiac Vibe to my friends. In fact, my fiancee was always turning his nose up at the Vibe until I let him drive it. He has since began looking into buying one of his own!!

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The biggest thing I can honestly say I 'hate' about this car is that there no longer is a Pontiac and thus, I will never be able to enjoy purchasing a brand new one. However, since it was made in cooperation with Toyota, the Matrix is a very close, yet slightly more expensive cousin to the Vibe.

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I'd Trust My Life In A Vibe Again! Safest Vehicle I've Ever Drove!! — This car has proven to be a dream! There is no lag in the acceleration or breaking. In fact, the acceleration can even be a bit touchy at times if you're not used to it. It comes with automatic traction control, but even when you turn it off, it still handles like a dream. In the few years that I've owned it I've only had to perform standard maintenance. It was taken to the dealership once to have the PCM replaced due to a factory recall. The interior is clean and simple with black leather seats. The exterior is a matching clean and basic in a bright red. It gets great gas mileage and the cost of maintenance has been little to none other than oil changes, filters and breaks. I love this car! It's functional and pet friendly with the plastic rear cargo space. The front passenger seat folds down, a feature which my daughter loves because she can feel like she's in the front seat while still safely secured in her booster.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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Jason writes:
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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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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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Lisa writes:
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4

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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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bbeeco writes:
2005 Pontiac Vibe Base AWD Review
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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.

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Startrekfan269 writes:
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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

Startrekfan269
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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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2010 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

Very Special Little Car. By Beason

This is my second Vibe. I can park it, turn it and drive it with ease. It is very comfortable inside and t the cargo room is exceptional. In my last one I carried dishwashers to job sites with room to... Read More

Great All In One Car By 2009VibeBlue

What can I say...it is totally Toyota Quality with GM adding better styling and suspension. Love the sporty almost SUV look with 46mpg hwy(CDN) and find it very good to drive. Don't like the lack of b... Read More

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2009 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

Great Car, Lots Of Options For The Money By VibeGT

The car is fun to drive and has been very reliable. Of course I kept up with oil changes and maintenance. I like the looks of this better than the Toyota Matrix, it's sister car. I loved subscribing t... Read More

Great Car With Much To Appreciate By ericd346

This has been a great car for our family. Reliable, fun to drive, and very versatile. Whether we had it crammed with stuff for a move or just running to the grocery store, this car was perfect for u... 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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2007 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

Economical Hatchback For Young Driver Or Small Family By nhaerr

The lightness of this vehicle is it's best attribute. It's can be tossed into corners giving it a spirited personality. It has the heart of a race car, but the legs of a sloth with the auto trans ge... Read More

I Absolutely Love My Vibe Sport! By 07VibeSport

This is a great car! It's very sporty and fun to drive and gets awesome gas mileage. I love how it looks on the outside and I've had no problems with my Vibe Sport at any time. I love it! Read More

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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

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