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2005 Pontiac Vibe BaseReview
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2005 Pontiac Vive — This was a good car. I loved it very much. Had pretty good gas mileage for the type of car it was. It got approximately 26 city/ 32 highway. It had an awesome amount of cargo capacity: 49 cubic feet with rear seats folded down. I used it many times for work and moving. Great car. Pretty fun to drive and I just loved it!

Pros: Cargo Capacity, Gas Mileage

Cons: Not much

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2005 Pontiac Vibe BaseReview
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Vibes Are Fun — Multipurpose! You can put just about anything in this car. I'm amazed what will fit despite it's small size. It is large enough for me to drive comfortably. MPG is good. The quality of materials and assembly appears solid. Nimble enough to be fun to drive. Just a great all-around vehicle.

Pros: Many uses, good to great MPG, comfortable.

Cons: Not much.

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2005 Pontiac Vibe BaseReview
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Vibe — It's a sporty looking four door with cargo space, american model badging but a toyota drive train (motor and transmission) - which means it'll run for a long time and not get key'ed in my home town that builds GMC trucks. The cargo space is lined with hard plastic to keep it easy to clean, fold down the seats and you have enough room for an 8' ladder with the hatch closed. The motor and tranny are the same as the Toyota Corola. A peppy four cylinder sips gas at 33MPG highway and with a five speed manual - still lets you wind it out to the 6500 RPM redline quickly. Overall I like this car. It's not my favorite, but not close to getting rid of it even at 79K miles have ticked by.

Pros: MPG, Sporty, Cargo space, easy maintenance

Cons: Slightly harsh and noisy ride on most roads

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2005 Pontiac Vibe BaseReview
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Pontiac Vibe Rock And Rolls — very good car but now I have given it to my daughter. The car was well worth its money however it was pretty small. My husband works at the dealership so I always get a good deal and my concerns are taken care of. After all my salesman has to live with me!!!

Pros: car has a lot of pep, good runner, always starts.

Cons: it is a small care

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2005 Pontiac Vibe Base AWDReview
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Vibe — Its good on gas, and has a lot of compartments for change and other personal effects. Extremely spacious. The back seat folds down giving you more room to haul items. The hatch has a lot of space already though. The vibe is speedy however, you need to watch the gas pedal closely, you tend to speed with ease. Takes corners like a dream. Nice car, great on gas... what more could you ask for.

Pros: Great on gas

Cons: Knees bang the tilt steering

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2005 Pontiac Vibe BaseReview
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Yup — It's one pimp soccer dad car. Awesomest car I've seen cuz it has an outlet in it!! And all the seats fold down ;)

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2005 Pontiac Vibe Base AWDReview
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Nice Basic Car — Good car although cosmetically having a few issues for only being 6 years old. Highly recommend. Has motor and transmission from Toyota. 30 MPH. Perfect for basic transportation. 72000 miles and has a nice sporty appearance. I will never sell.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Economical

Cons: Not built as well as a Toyota

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2005 Pontiac Vibe Base AWDReview
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I'd Trust My Life In A Vibe Again! Safest Vehicle I've Ever Drove!! — This car has proven to be a dream! There is no lag in the acceleration or breaking. In fact, the acceleration can even be a bit touchy at times if you're not used to it. It comes with automatic traction control, but even when you turn it off, it still handles like a dream. In the few years that I've owned it I've only had to perform standard maintenance. It was taken to the dealership once to have the PCM replaced due to a factory recall. The interior is clean and simple with black leather seats. The exterior is a matching clean and basic in a bright red. It gets great gas mileage and the cost of maintenance has been little to none other than oil changes, filters and breaks. I love this car! It's functional and pet friendly with the plastic rear cargo space. The front passenger seat folds down, a feature which my daughter loves because she can feel like she's in the front seat while still safely secured in her booster.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I'm constantly recommending the Pontiac Vibe to my friends. In fact, my fiancee was always turning his nose up at the Vibe until I let him drive it. He has since began looking into buying one of his own!!

Cons: The biggest thing I can honestly say I 'hate' about this car is that there no longer is a Pontiac and thus, I will never be able to enjoy purchasing a brand new one. However, since it was made in cooperation with Toyota, the Matrix is a very close, yet slightly more expensive cousin to the Vibe.

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2005 Pontiac Vibe Base Review
Its not just a family car . Its a very dependable and sporty fun to drive.
vs2019 Acura RDX
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Would Buy Ranked 2019 Acura RDX worse.
"Yes not just for me easy to drive safe and sound for kids and wife."
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2005 Pontiac Vibe Base AWD Review
Mimi102 says:
Great car only 2 things i dont like and that is the high idle upon starting and a little slow picking up speed. Great gas mileage as long as you keep up on normal maintenance like oil changes etc.
vs2005 Toyota Camry LE
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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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2009 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

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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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