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Gerry writes:
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We went to see a 2004 Vibe. The car we saw smelled like an ashtray and the AC did not work. We did not purchase the car. HOWEVER..I know these are great cars because it is just a re-badged Toyota Matrix. My daughter has a 2003 Vibe for about 10 years and has had zero major issues with the car. Very reliable car!

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Great Car — This car is a very reliable car. Great for getting around town or long trips. The luggage rack has come in very handy. The AC power outlet is a unique feature of this car that has been very useful. I loved this car for the 6 years we have owned it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great car, very reliable.

Cons: We have outgrown the car a little.

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Wonderful Cheap Daily Driver — This car is perfect for a family that doesn't want an SUV yet. The operating costs are low and the cargo space is great. Easy access for child seats, too. There's a good chance I buy another Vibe after this one.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Love the size, space, reliability, and fuel economy of the car

Cons: I have a lower trim with few options; wish it had a little better finish.  Rear visibility could be a little better, too.

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Drea writes:
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Going To Miss This Car. — I loved this car for when we had a large dog and just one kid but now that I have two kids I can't take the dog with when we go on trips. This car was good at hauling cargo or large boxed items by folding down the back seats.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good gas mileage and very reliable.

Cons: Does not hold a large family and all of our stuff.

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Feel My Vibe ;^) — good car my first new car •Performance - good acceleration •Build Quality - squeaks and rattles some it had 150,000 miles on her •Appearance - nothing flashy •Cost of Ownership - i get about 33mpg all high way, maintenance starting to climb •Fun Factor -nothing to jump and down about but i want a pickup but with the seats down i havent had anything i couldnt haul in her

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: cargo space and mpg

Cons: i got the base model no bells and whistles

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Its A Good Reliable Car, Not Too Much Flash — its more of a chick car, and im a guy, and its only 4 cylinder, but its american which they like, and it can take a hit pretty well for how small it is. also it doesn't look too bad

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: reliability

Cons: its not too fast and doesn't have too much pickup

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Depends On The Person — Performance- has a suprising amount of pickup for a 4cyl I previously drove a Durango. Handling is good. No ABS for some reason. Build Quality- The dealer didn't do any of the 60k repairs so we did. Road noise blocking isn't the best. But has Toyota's reliability without the cost. Cost of ownership- cheap on gas Fun Factor- fun to drive, but hard to take on bad dirt roads.

Pros: fun, nice looking car, dependable

Cons: not the smoothest ride

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Great Little Car For 90% Of What Life Threw At Me! — great value for the money, I would strongly recommend this car to anyone. The only real downfall I found was that in order to get the all wheel drive system, you had to purchase the car with an automatic. Unfortunately, with only 123 hp, the manual transmission was needed for any 'spirited' driving. For the snow season, a set on Bridgestone Blizzak Revo1's helped with traction.

Pros: Fuel economy - especially with 5 speed, excellent cargo handling and versatility

Cons: I found the driving position a little uncomfortable, particularly on longer drives

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Nice Ride And Versatile — It's definitely worth a look. There's a ton of room inside with the seats down, and seats 5 comfortably with the seats up. Great mileage and very few repairs have been needed with mine. All in all a great little wagon that's fun to drive.

Pros: Nice ride, plenty of storage space, great gas mileage, good visibility, comfortable seats

Cons: needs a bit more power

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A Step Up From A Grandma Car — Considering I was driving a 1990 Chrysler New Yorker before this (hey, it was free.) this car's a blast. After a few months behind the wheel, the 180 horsies CAN be fun, but man you've got to wring the car's neck to get all the hp. For a budget car, the brakes are pretty fabulous, and the handling is a little loose, but not bad. "Lift", the noticeable boost you get between 6400-8200 rmps (yes, those numbers are correct. It revs forever.), is a hoot, but normal driving conditions only allow lift in first and second. Unless you don't mind hitting 90 on the freeway. Overall, fun. Build quality isn't the best, but it's 95 percent Toyota so I can't complain too much. I average 26-28 mpg mixed driving.

Pros: Moderate speed and above average handling for the price. Good brakes. 6-disc CD changer, power everything, sunroof. Even has a standard two-prong power outlet.

Cons: Not very sharp handling or power delivery. Build quality still feels "budget". The GT requires premium gas.

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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 Clark

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

Review By GuruFFWBJ

This car handles very well. I love the utilization of space. I downsized and couldnt be happier with the cargo space for a smaller fuel efficient car. Read More

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

2006 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

Review By GuruKQ6TL

Although I had a 2003 Pontiac Vibe, it was , by far, one of the most reliable cars that I have ever owned (I am in my 60s). After driving it for 3 years, I finally sold my car - it has 289,000 miles o... Read More

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

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