2006 Pontiac Vibe User Reviews

2006 Pontiac Vibe Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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Thrifty car to operate.  Have used in outside sales and found it somewhat comfortable.  Car now has 98k miles.

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Developed pesky, rear main oil leak that spots driveway.  Do not see much change in level.  A/C has compressor replaced, manifold gasket.  Mediocre acceleration and somewhat noisy.

JohnSB
35

It Is Now A Bit Aged, But A Good Value. — 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 Continental Pro Contact EcoPlus tires on front. It runs consistently 26-27 mpg mixed driving. This would be a good young driver car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cheap

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Cheap

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Nothing Special — Fairly low amount of ponies (140?) and doesn't look all too great, but it gets from points A to B. It's nice that it's a hatch though, give's extra storage room in the trunk, especially when everyone has baggage. Lol.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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easy to handle, fun to drive

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brakes squeal when backing up; limited sight  when changing lanes

vibelover
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Positive Except For Squealing Brakes When In Reverse. — I love the way the car handles; the height of the car is perfect for me, I am 5'2". However when I back up the brakes squeal. The dealer says it is normal for this car. I cannot stand it and have complained numerous times to corp. customer services. I am about to try to write to the pres. of Gm. Any suggestions? Otherwise I love driving my vibe.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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good little car

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driver seat unfofortable for long drives

jjjj4444
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I Like It Alot. — all right for a small familly, handles well on all terran. great gas milage fun to drive. driver seets could be a bit more coffortable but all and all a really good little care. the hatch back is very handy.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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No problems with it at all so far.

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Small for car seats and a dog.

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Vibe - Fan Of Toyota — Best car we've ever owned. It has just shy of 100k and we haven't had to replace the brakes or anything on it at all!!! Since we've owned more GM's over the last 8 years than you can shake a stick at, this car is making me a fan of Toyota instead of GM since most of it is made by Toyota.

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good performance and handling also good gas mileage  

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The tires are loud

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Good Car — Overall the car is pretty nice

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Size is perfect, gas milage is terrific

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Love It — Grear car!!! It is a combination of several of my past cars

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Handling, Maneuvers well with Proper Tires, Decent Acceleration for 4 Cylinder Engine, Tear Drop Headlights and Nice Sporty Look! Also a nice accessory is the built in inverter that adds an outlet to interior~

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HVAC Actuator and Resistor are common problems for a 2003 to 2008 Pontiac Vibe, the Resistor is easy to replace; while the Actuator is a chore! Needs decent tires to maneuver well on Rain/Ice/Snow. Outside Noise

Thomas_Sky
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The Pontiac Vibe Is A Classic Hatchback Style — 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 plastic acts as a salt and road grime bumper to prevent rust; there are also plastic plates in behind the rotors that act to prevent dust and salt these are nice features for Northern Climates.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2007 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

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2005 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

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