2006 Pontiac Vibe User Reviews

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    2006 Pontiac Vibe Review
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    Overall nice reliable gas saving car with a little pep as well. Same as the Toyota Matrix.
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    2006 Pontiac Vibe Base Review
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    35

    It Is Now A Bit Aged, But A Good Value. — 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 Continental Pro Contact EcoPlus tires on front. It runs consistently 26-27 mpg mixed driving. This would be a good young driver car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Thrifty car to operate.  Have used in outside sales and found it somewhat comfortable.  Car now has 98k miles.

    Cons: Developed pesky, rear main oil leak that spots driveway.  Do not see much change in level.  A/C has compressor replaced, manifold gasket.  Mediocre acceleration and somewhat noisy.

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    Nothing Special — Fairly low amount of ponies (140?) and doesn't look all too great, but it gets from points A to B. It's nice that it's a hatch though, give's extra storage room in the trunk, especially when everyone has baggage. Lol.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Cheap

    Cons: Cheap

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    2006 Pontiac Vibe Base AWD Review
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    Positive Except For Squealing Brakes When In Reverse. — I love the way the car handles; the height of the car is perfect for me, I am 5'2". However when I back up the brakes squeal. The dealer says it is normal for this car. I cannot stand it and have complained numerous times to corp. customer services. I am about to try to write to the pres. of Gm. Any suggestions? Otherwise I love driving my vibe.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: easy to handle, fun to drive

    Cons: brakes squeal when backing up; limited sight  when changing lanes

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    I Like It Alot. — all right for a small familly, handles well on all terran. great gas milage fun to drive. driver seets could be a bit more coffortable but all and all a really good little care. the hatch back is very handy.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: good little car

    Cons: driver seat unfofortable for long drives

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    Vibe - Fan Of Toyota — Best car we've ever owned. It has just shy of 100k and we haven't had to replace the brakes or anything on it at all!!! Since we've owned more GM's over the last 8 years than you can shake a stick at, this car is making me a fan of Toyota instead of GM since most of it is made by Toyota.

    Pros: No problems with it at all so far.

    Cons: Small for car seats and a dog.

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    Good Car — Overall the car is pretty nice

    Pros: good performance and handling also good gas mileage  

    Cons: The tires are loud

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    Love It — Grear car!!! It is a combination of several of my past cars

    Pros: Size is perfect, gas milage is terrific

    Cons: Can't name any

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    2006 Pontiac Vibe Base Review
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    The Pontiac Vibe Is A Classic Hatchback Style — 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 plastic acts as a salt and road grime bumper to prevent rust; there are also plastic plates in behind the rotors that act to prevent dust and salt these are nice features for Northern Climates.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Handling, Maneuvers well with Proper Tires, Decent Acceleration for 4 Cylinder Engine, Tear Drop Headlights and Nice Sporty Look! Also a nice accessory is the built in inverter that adds an outlet to interior~

    Cons: HVAC Actuator and Resistor are common problems for a 2003 to 2008 Pontiac Vibe, the Resistor is easy to replace; while the Actuator is a chore! Needs decent tires to maneuver well on Rain/Ice/Snow. Outside Noise

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    Looks/Style Ranked 2001 Chevrolet Malibu Base worse.
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    2009 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

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    Great Commuter Car. With The 5-speed It's Fun Enough To Drive Without Getting Into Too Much Trouble. By clarkstanfill

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    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

    2005 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

    Great Car. By apc686

    I bought this car on a whim and it worked out well. I can't complain about the thing and i have only done the basics, tires,oil change, and filters. Genvibe is a good website to use for vehicle tricks... Read More

    Love The Look, Styling And Ease Of Handling. By Startrekfan269

    I love the sleek look and styling of this car. It is fun to drive in the snow. It gets great gas mileage and is overall a fun, sporty car. It holds quite a bit with the hatchback and folding the re... Read More

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