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Pontiac Vibe Questions

John Miller
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My 2009 Pontiac Vibe Wont Start. Its Always Hesitating To Start Prior To Th...

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jpitchford
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Vibe Will Not Turn Over

water pump went out . replaced it and thought it would be good to go but wouldn't start. so...replaced fuel relay and spark plugs, fuel pump still nothing . im at a loss . I have never had any issues ...

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ScottK4855
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Replacing Altenator

I need to replace the alternator on my 2007 Vibe. Is there anything special you need to do when tightening up the belt?

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Dan Goraj
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2006 Pontiac Vibe Runs Rough And Stalls At Stop Signs Or When Idling For A ...

I have a 06 pontiac vibe with a VVTi 16 valve motor. It is running rough and stalling at stop signs or if idling for a short period of time after the car warms up. there are no codes being produced. I...

67 views with 6 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
Joe Conway
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How To Rate My Experience With A Dealer?

I see you have ratings of dealers. The dealer I bought from was not on the ball at all the car I drove 100 miles to drive was missing parts off the body. The guy didn't reduce the price, etc. I bou...

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About the Pontiac Vibe

It's amazing what a little restyling and savvy partnership will do.  Still embarrassed from all the flak that it took for the unusual looking crossover Aztek, GM partnered with Toyota to produce a Pontiac version of the Matrix.  Calling it the Vibe, GM's target buyer was a young and hip generation looking for a versatile wagon -- one that could carry lots of stuff, yet with a sportier style and performance than an SUV, all at an affordable price.
The Pontiac Vibe came on the market in 2003 as a mini-SUV/sport wagon, and at 30/36 mpg, is supposedly GM's most fuel efficient car sold in North America.  Its base model shares a platform and 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine with the Matrix.  The Vibe originally came in base, all-wheel drive, and a faster and sportier GT trim.  Though the base and all-wheel drive used the 4-cylinder engine (getting 126 and 118-hp respectively) the GT featured the same engine that was in the Celica, hitting 164-hp.  Pontiac touches were added to the front and rear ends to make the Vibe distinct from its Toyota cousin.  
The Vibe is all about versatility and a youthful adventurous spirit.  Sitting up high like an SUV, but with a low floor and raised roof, access is easy and there is plenty of head and legroom for four.  The rear seats fold flat and the front passenger seat folds up, expanding the already large trunk by up to eight feet.  Storage compartments, tie-downs, pockets, and nets can be found all over the Vibe.  A rail system in the trunk can be outfitted with a bike rack.
Clearly the emphasis is on the active set.  With an inexpensive price tag and awesome fuel economy, the Vibe is practical and attractive to young drivers.  Its light weight makes perky use of the 4-cylinder engine, giving drivers a sporty feel, while not sacrificing all the benefits of SUV cargo capacity.  In 2007, the AWD and GT were dropped due to uninspiring sales, but the Pontiac Vibe has been a huge hit for GM.