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2003 Pontiac Vibe Base AWDReview
Bluflamm75 writes:
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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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2003 Pontiac Vibe BaseReview
robertm7632 writes:
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Great Car For The Price — It has been a great car for my wife to drive to work. 55 miles each way. We bought it used with 12,000 on it in 2004 and it now has over 100,000 on it and we have only done routine oil, filters and tires and it still runs great.

Owner for 3 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:35,000

Pros: It's made by Toyota for Pontiac!

Cons: could be slightly wider for better comfort and handling. better interior.  Master window panel is cheap plastic.

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2003 Pontiac Vibe GTReview
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Amazing Little Go Getter Vehicle! — I love my Vibe GT. When we had our daughter, my wife's Acura Integra 2 dr. wasn't going to get us around easily so we decided to trade it in and knowing that the Vibe was really a Matrix (Toyota Corolla platform vehicle) was a good deal as far as quality, reliability, gas mileage and price. Bonuses of course were the room, versatility, style and last but by no means least performance. Later on down the road my own vehicle (2000 Neon POS) was thankfully written off and the GMC Safari that followed only lasted a year in my ownership due to gas mileage, commuting sense etc. that I went out and got my own Pontiac Vibe GT. Now our family has 2 and were are a Vibe Family. I can't say enough about this car! I look forward to a long standing and caring ownership of both cars.

Owner for 4 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

Pros: Performance, mileage, style, room, handling, ride

Cons: An annoying exhaust leak at the front exhaust down pipe seal...radar magnet...Heheh

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2003 Pontiac Vibe BaseReview
Paul writes:
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Pontiac Vibrator/toyota Trix — Amazing in circuit racing or autocross but quite slow in a straight line. I have it lowered 2.5 inches on Tein S-Tech coils. Borla exhaust and Cosmo cold air intake give it a very unique and tasteful tone for a four cylinder. Since almost every part on the car (mechanical) was built with the help of or solely by Toyota, it is indestructible pretty much as long as it's maintained, and I maintain it to a T ;) All of my friends know it is a very unique and fun car. not the fastest or most attractive but I love her.

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

Pros: Handlles great, peppiness, comfortable, roomy interrior, wonderful in the snow, good gas mileage, durable, Nice interrior, easy to work on.

Cons: Not THAT fast, kinda of boring appearance if you leave it stock, not very big aftermarket/custom parts market, generally appeals to the older crowd.

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2003 Pontiac Vibe BaseReview
Schwartzy writes:
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The Queen Of Versatility —

This vehicle is new to my wife and I, and will take over for our Aveo as the weekend and trip vehicle of choice due to the convenience of the automatic transmission. It also replaces my wife's Metro as her daily driver to and from work. We purchased this vehicle after exhaustive research. We had narrowed our search down to the Vibe, the Toyota Matrix, and the Honda Fit. We preferred the styling of the Vibe over the Matrix, as well as the lower price tag. The Vibe won out over the Fit due to a lower price tag, more creature comforts, better seat quality, and a slightly more spacious interior due to the larger footprint. Our main search criteria consisted of a vehicle capable of obtaining a minimum of 28/34 city/hwy mpg, and which possessed power accessories, cruise control, an automatic transmission, excellent seat quality, interior space, cargo storage, and reliability. The Vibe met all of these criteria and we are hoping it will be our primary trip vehicle and family hauler for the next 6-8 years, until we need access to a vehicle which can seat 6. At that point, the Vibe will likely serve as my daily driver to and from work. I have recorded exactly 32.5 mpg on our first tank of roughly 50/50 city/hwy driving.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Fuel Economy, Cargo Capacity, Ride Comfort, Reliability, Accessories, Interior Space, Looks / Style

Cons: Price

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2003 Pontiac Vibe BaseReview
argardin writes:
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Was A Great Car... Until Now-update — I have 70,000 miles on my 2003 vibe and until now it has been a great little car and has driven me across the country several times. However the transmission is going out. There are bearings going and I am replacing the transmission. A manual transmission failing at 70,000 miles is unacceptable. So as long as this holds up I am planning to drive this little car for a long time. The car now has 130,000 miles and no problems. I change the oil and drive. Since changing the transmission which was a major repair the car has been great. I use this car for everything, it has carried a few hundred pounds of wood on the roof and filled the back with bags of mulch. It just keeps starting in the morning.

Owner for 5 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:14,000

Pros: Gas Mileage, Comfort, versatility.

Cons: reliability.

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2003 Pontiac Vibe GT Review
Michael says:
vs2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Wagon FWD
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Power Ranked 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Wagon FWD better.
"Optional turbo engine"
Front Seats Ranked 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Wagon FWD better.
"Heated,leather,comfy and very adjustable"
Back Seats Ranked 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Wagon FWD better.
"Foldable and removeable and nice leather on the higher trims"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Wagon FWD better.
"Removeable and folding back seats and also the front passenger seat folds down as well"
Family Car Ranked 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Wagon FWD better.
"Holds five people very comfortably and foldable and removeable seats"
Value Ranked 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Wagon FWD better.
"Better buy and better cargo space and a lot more comfortable "
Would Buy Ranked 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Wagon FWD better.
"More comfortable and has better cargo space and a lot better styling "
2003 Pontiac Vibe Review
Iama says:
Eh, it is an attempt to be sporty, but really isnt. It vibrates at high speeds and is really touchy, but its good for family commute. Its simplistic and doesnt have a tape player or auxiliary input, but has the same underpowered engin as the celica, only it wont rev at all.
vs2009 Acura TSX Sedan FWD with Technology Package
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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

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

Review By Guru9BZD2R

Yes, I would be very much interested in purchasing a Pontiac vibe Read More

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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