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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Thomas_Sky writes:
2006 Pontiac Vibe Base Review
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4

Pros

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~

Cons

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
35

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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JohnSB writes:
2006 Pontiac Vibe Base Review
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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
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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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jjjj4444 writes:
2006 Pontiac Vibe Base Review
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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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Sabrina writes:
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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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Thomas writes:
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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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vibelover writes:
2006 Pontiac Vibe Base AWD Review
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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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Andrew writes:
2006 Pontiac Vibe Base AWD Review
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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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Stephanie writes:
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Size is perfect, gas milage is terrific

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Can't name any

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

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Reviews From Other Years

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

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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

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

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

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2005 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

Love The Look, Styling And Ease Of Handling. By Startrekfan269

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 re... Read More

I'd Trust My Life In A Vibe Again! Safest Vehicle I've Ever Drove!! By Resa

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 tracti... Read More

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