2003 Pontiac Vibe User Reviews

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    2003 Pontiac Vibe Base Review
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    105

    I Love My Vibe. — 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 furniture, guitar amps and drums. Low on Gas. But its not a sports car. Though there is this button you can press when you feel a little more "wild". Forgot the name. Sort of like a "Turbo" feel to it. LOL. Over Charge I think. Neat. I'd buy another one exactly the same. Serious. I wonder why they stopped Production. Same as the Toyota Matrix. I guess that's why. And the Economy Crash we experienced.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: really a nice family, multi purpose car, simple, reliable, cute.

    Cons: Not a sports car.

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    2003 Pontiac Vibe GT Review
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    125

    Fast And Lots Of Room To Haul! — It is really a sports car in disguise, very quick acceleration and great handling, will run up to 135 no problem and the 6speed tranny really saves gas, 34+mpg! I like to challenge guys in built up hondas or other tuner cars, they think I'm crazy until I blow their doors off! 180hp stock!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Surprisingly quick, sleeper look!

    Cons: None, no problems at all!

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    2003 Pontiac Vibe GT Review
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    Rated At The Top Of The List By Consumer Report Magazine. — I love the peppiness of the GT. 180 HP out of a 1.8L that's impressive! Hugs the corners and it's very responsive. Braking is incredible and you can put alot of miles on them. Gas mileage is in the high 30's if you baby it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Very fun to drive.

    Cons: None.

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    2003 Pontiac Vibe Base Review
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    65

    Economy Car — I got this from a trade with my parents. This is the reason why I was able to get my current 2G DSM. It got wonderful gas mileage and was cheap to own. Resale value was high and overall was great for the 2 months I had it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: MPG

    Cons: It's a Vibe

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    Solid All Around — Very fun car to drive, it can get up pretty high and is easy to throw around. It doesn't break down, but it does feel beaten pretty quickly. Average looks. Sips gas and oil, but tires do go. Once again, very fun and versatile.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Solid all around

    Cons: Gets beaten quick

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    Good Car — Nice car to have. pretty good on just about everything. it can go fast when you want it to and gets great gas mileage. it is defiantly a fun car to drive. but not so much in the winter. could be an all wheel drive but didn't get it.

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

    Pros: 5 Speed Manual

    Cons: Girls car

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    2003 Pontiac Vibe GT Review
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    Fun Fun Fun — Performance is great I drove it like a typical US car until I read that the power curve Starts at 6000 rpm+ red lines at 8200. WOW what a difference. the car is light and sporty. 28-40 mpg is the range I have gotten from my GT. I run full sythetic oil in the engine and transmission, trans axle, K&N Filter,You can put an AMAZING amount of stuff in this car. 110volt inside plug in, passenger seat folds forward to supply you with a table. it's a bit light in the wind and on snow But I live in SD where we have high wind & cold & Snow.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun car  to drive good mpg

    Cons: road noise is a bit loud, a bit light in the wind

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    2003 Pontiac Vibe Base AWD Review
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    55

    True Love — This is the best vehicle I have ever owned, it has 100,500 miles on it and the only thing I have ever done was brakes and oil change every 5000 miles. AWD, highway gas mileage 32 mpg. Oh, yes, I did buy tires at 45000 miles.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Never missed a day of work due to weather

    Cons: a little slow on take off

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    2003 Pontiac Vibe GT Review
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    Ok Consolation Prize — It's OK. Surprisingly fast but with a weak clutch and lousy shift linkage on its 6-speed manual transmission. It has very comfortable seats, good interior space, very flexible. BUT pieces break and fall off easily. I regularly get 27 mpg in a mix of highway and around-town driving.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Redline is amazing at over 8000, it really sounds good winding out

    Cons: transmission/shift linkage/clutch

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    Stylin Little Wagon — I expected better out of Toyota drivetrain - had to replace 5spd tranny @ 124k miles, upgraded to a six speed though. Great gas mileage, zippy little car, loaded with options - power everything, moonroof, 6-disc changer, etc. Comfy seats, and enough leg room for four people plus junk!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: fuel efficient

    Cons: 5spd tranny problems

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2010 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

    2010 Pontiac Vibe By bswartz

    The 2010 Pontiac Vibe gets great gas mileage and has a motor in it that will last a long time. The maintenance cost on the 2010 Pontiac vibe is very very low. It has plenty of storage and it drives... Read More

    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

    2009 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

    Small Package With Surprisingly Space Inside By Pandboy

    Great student vehicle, low cost to own, very versatile and easy to park and drive. Just love it. Unfortunately GM dropped it. Would never sell this car. Interior a little too cheap. Poor insulation so... Read More

    Great Commuter Car. With The 5-speed It's Fun Enough To Drive Without Getting Into Too Much Trouble. By clarkstanfill

    Great car. Glad I bought it, does summer from some '4-cylinder whine' when being pushed, but is a great car. Very, very reliable and in my opinion, it's better looking than the Matrix. 5-Speed is grea... Read More

    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

    2007 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

    Great City Car By 2008rlctx

    I've had two of these Pontiac Vibes. The Vibe is a twin of the Toyota Matrix. They were made on the same assembly lines and consist of the same parts. You get Toyota reliability and Pontiac pricing. I... Read More

    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

    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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