2003 Pontiac Vibe User Reviews

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Users ranked 2003 Pontiac Vibe against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Displaying 11 - 20 of 26 2003 Pontiac Vibe reviews.

    2003 Pontiac Vibe Base AWD Review
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    35

    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 GT Review
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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 Base Review
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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 Base Review
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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 GT Review
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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 GT Review
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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 AWD Review
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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 GT Review
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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 Base Review
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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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    2003 Pontiac Vibe Base AWD Review
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    It Does Well Until The Temperature Drops. — I love my car, but it dies in the middle of the night because the lights come on when the temperature drops. It is great on gas and sits very well.It has enough room for me, my husband and our two children with room to spare. I would be completely satisfied if not for this one problem....but it is an annoying problem.

    Owner for 0 years, 5 months

    Miles Driven per Year:10,000

    Pros: Great space and good on gas

    Cons: Headlights draining battery

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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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