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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
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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
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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
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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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2003 Pontiac Vibe Base AWDReview
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03 Pontiac Awd Vibe — It's my Dad's car but, at the rate I wreck my cars I drive it a lot. It has crazy good handling and it feels great to drive. The brakes are bad but that's just because my dad killed them. It is a tad bit under powered though. It still gets up there, trust me! But it can be sluggish.

Pros: Well designed, excellent handling and maneuverability especially in bad weather.

Cons: The AWD platform would be better with a bigger engine. It still works fine with out it but, a bigger engine would be nice.

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2003 Pontiac Vibe GTReview
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Love, Love, Love It! — The greatest buy for a fun-to-drive grocery go-getter. 180 hp and 30 mpg! Holds four people and luggage or more importantly the 100lb Rottweiler!

Pros: Fun, reliable, great gas economy, lots of room

Cons: hmmm....supposed to run premium gas, but I've found that the mid-grade is pretty acceptable,  the paint on my radio buttons is starting to flake off

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2003 Pontiac Vibe BaseReview
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The Best One Yet — I bought this car for well under market value, I did some TLC and the car runs like a top.

Pros: Toyota engine and transmission, 36 mpg

Cons: A lot of road noise

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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

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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

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Review By Pastor

The AWD package is a must. Missing BT. 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 Alice

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

Review By Guru9Z8266

Very good basic car. great gas mileage, plenty of space. long lasting value. Read More

2006 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

Review By Guru9ZP2P8

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

Review By bjornphoto

This was a great car. Drove nice. Felt solid. I would get another. Read More

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