2003 Pontiac Vibe Top Comparisons

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    2003 Pontiac Vibe GTReview
    Docholiday writes:
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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

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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    2003 Pontiac Vibe Base AWDReview
    Vibrant writes:
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    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

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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    2003 Pontiac Vibe GTReview
    George writes:
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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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    2003 Pontiac Vibe BaseReview
    April writes:
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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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    2003 Pontiac Vibe Base AWDReview
    Brett writes:
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    Very Practical Car — Fun Winter Driving! The Pontiac Vibe AWD is a great car for anyone that wants a reliable, inexpensive car that you can haul home-hardware material, commute to work, carry your toddler, and go for long trips - without costing too much on gas.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: AWD, Reliable

    Cons: Rust

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    2003 Pontiac Vibe GTReview
    Todd writes:
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    My Pontiac Vibe Gt — I don't think that the previous owner knew how to drive a m/t, because I had to replace the clutch at 59K miles. To the tune of almost $1000. Also, my starter will occasionaly grind. I know what it will eventually cost. Great stereo, stock 16" rims, upgraded to Kumho KH16 tires, removed the roof rack's crossbars to help fuel economy, purchased genuine Pontiac all-weather rubber floormats. Car is lava(red) with graphite(black) interior.

    Pros: Very roomy interior, very good ride, functionality is a plus(household 110V plug in dash), VERY peppy performance, Toyota drivetrain.

    Cons: Premium unleaded required.

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    2003 Pontiac Vibe BaseReview
    Steve writes:
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    Amazing Ride — I paid cash for the car a little over a year ago and I have had nothing but good luck with it. I bought the car with a little over 130,000 miles on it and it know has 160,000. Short of putting 2 sets of tires on it and a set of brakes, and wheel bearing, this car has been a ground pounder. It starts every time, its been to arkansas 5 times in the last year and even did a run to Destin, Florida. Even with the motors I have no problems jumping in it and going where ever with it. The reason for this is the bullet proof toyota motor transmission thats in it. What a great car....I would buy another one.

    Pros: Great gas milage, good lucks, 115 V outlet, fun to drive

    Cons: Road noise, a little rough ride

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    2003 Pontiac Vibe BaseReview
    Rebekah writes:
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    Love My Vibe — i love it! i bought this car to replace a crappy car. when i bought it i had my heart set on a chevy colbalt. i saw the ponitac vibe and fell in love. it is amazing to drive. gas mileage is ok. when i bought it, it was not new. so there had to be some work done to it as the previous owners thought it would be fun to put after market equipment on it, but other than that it has been a good and reliable car.

    Pros: cute

    Cons: none

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    2003 Pontiac Vibe GTReview
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    Vibe Gt — Well im a toyota fan myself... this car has got a toyota engine and drive train, it is the toyota matrix/carolla s in a GM body. the 6 speed Manual tranny is fun and the second powerband above 6 grand is very nice... the 8000 redline isnt bad either...

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    2003 Pontiac Vibe GTReview
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    Practical Wagon, Great On Gas, Reliable, And Has "lift" Vvt-li — Sporty, can haul 5 people, cargo space to move large items, and fun to drive. Can't ask for anything better. The Vibe GT is really practical vehicle. Epecially when you have to move stuff. It also has a "wild" side when you get into the higher RPM levels. Handles well and it's fun to use the six speed manual transmission on the twisty roads. I lowered my Vibe GT, added the TRD cold air intake, and a Magnaflow cat-back exhaust. It runs like a champ! It's also the only car where you can plug in a blender and make margaritas as well. hehehe Overall, Pontiac did a good job teaming up Toyota in making this vehicle.

    Pros: Electrical outlet, plenty of cargo space, six-speed manual, reliable, VVT-li 2ZZ engine.

    Cons: Requires 91+ octane fuel

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2010 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

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    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

    2009 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

    Review By Robert

    I would love to have it but it is too far away from me. It is a great car. I have had 4 Vibes and I have never found a vehicle that I like as well as a Vibe. I carry all my equipment for inspection in... Read More

    Review By Guru9K2935

    Great car, fair price. First car for grandson. Read More

    2008 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

    Review By Lisa

    Engine good. Body good. Good car .reliable.price fair worth a look Read More

    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

    2007 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

    Review By Guru9875WL

    Compact yet can be used to camp - sleep in when the passenger seat is fully pushed down - move items up to 6 feet long and 3 feet high. Incredible stamina for long drives and very versatile around th... Read More

    Review By Alice

    Any small SUV but Pontiac is a great brand and is part of US automotive history. Read More

    2006 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

    Review By Guru9KYGG2

    Toyota made the Pontiac Vibe, and as such it’s one of the most sought after cars since the start of all this world ending crap! They never die, and will run forever! Read More

    Review By Guru9ZP2P8

    Cruise control. Comfortable on long or short trips. Great fuel economy. Parts are not expensive. Reliable Read More

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