2009 Pontiac Vibe Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2009 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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    2009 Pontiac Vibe GTReview
    ericd346 writes:
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    Great Car With Much To Appreciate — This has been a great car for our family. Reliable, fun to drive, and very versatile. Whether we had it crammed with stuff for a move or just running to the grocery store, this car was perfect for us. We love the way the car looks and the interior is very nice.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great car, no major issues, fun to drive, great-looking car, huge cargo capacity with seats folded down, very nice features and finishes

    Cons: some blind spots, somewhat low mpg for car size

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    KingCaff writes:
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    Bang For The Buck!! — Get the GT model if you are looking for the Vibe, it feels much more reliable and more like a sport car than the 1.8L gas sipper that will leave you begging for more acceleration on the on ramps and make you feel like you are blowing around if winds pick-up. This interior is very nice and the sun roof is a must when it is nice outside, there could be some more gizmos and gadgets, buy this isn't a 30-50K luxury auto here. It does give you the most bang for you buck!! If you can pick one up for 12-13K with lower miles and it is a GT, go for it!!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great driving feel with tight steering response and quick acceleration.  Very roomy and feels a lot larger inside than what meets the eye.  Style is way ahead of the curve with the GT model compared to the other Vibe models or similar matrix or mazda 3 hatchbacks.  Very stable ride on the highway at speed.  Head turner!!

    Cons: If you have a heavy foot or are very aggressive in your driving habits the fuel consumption can seem more than a 2.4L should be using, however it can also get very nice MPG if you don't slam the gas at every light or when just cruising on the highway, I average about 30-32 MPG highway and 25-26 city.  

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    2009 Pontiac Vibe GTReview
    Clark writes:
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    Great Car. — Great lttle car. The 4-cyl is happy to rev (2.4L) and get you moving past 3k. 4- wheel disc breaks provide great stopping power. The OEM suspension is more aggressive than on the other Vibe's and is a blast in corners but is proned to under-steer when pushed. As far as cost goes, this pontiac is just like it's toyota cousin (matrix) and has been wonderful. I average about 28 mpg combined cycle which is just fine with me. I think as far as looks goes, this car is heads above the rest in it's segment. With lo-pro 17'' wheels, rear deck spoiler and an aggressive front facia, this car looks more aggressive than it actually is.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great little car that gives the best of the econo-box worlt mixed with fun.

    Cons: lack of torque, lack of horsepower.

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    2009 Pontiac Vibe 1.8LReview
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    Pretty Good — Because my father in law is retired, he only uses any of his cars for getting groceries or to go hang out with old friends. This car is really fun to drive, and I know this because sometimes he will let me drive it. It can go pretty fast for a hatchback too.

    Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

    Pros: Fast for its class

    Cons: Not very big

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    2009 Pontiac Vibe 2.4LReview
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    Vibes Are Awesome — I love my car. It's easy to drive and gets great gas mileage. I like the fact that it's an all wheel drive that's what makes it a fun car to drive. It has an area in the back for the dogs and that's pretty cool too!!!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

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    2009 Pontiac Vibe 1.8LReview
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    Viberratorr — Pontiacs design improved greatly on this particular car. The performance in the 1.8 is not the best of the models offered. They're a very affordable car, only getting around 30 mpg isn't the best but it beats 15. It's fairly fun drive around with the 5 speed if u nonchalantly cruise the streets.

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

    Pros: Cheap, ok gas milage, fun, sleek inside and out.

    Cons: It's a grocery getter but it's very roomy for them late night rodeys.

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    2009 Pontiac Vibe 1.8LReview
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    Vibe — Bought this car brand new. It's fuel-efficient, reliable, and practical. Best car I've ever owned or driven. If you have $20000 and need a car, then get the Vibe or Matrix, they're one in the same. Great car, overall, you won't regret buying this.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: fuel-efficient, practical, reliable, never breaks down

    Cons: it isn't a sports car, but oh well, it does what it does

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    2009 Pontiac Vibe 1.8LReview
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    Awesome! — This car has great storage capacity. It is roomy enough for the whole family with extra space for the dog or the groceries (or what have you). Everything works smoothly and I think it is pretty peppy for a 4 cylinder.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: roomy and attractive

    Cons: options were expensive

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    2009 Pontiac Vibe 1.8LReview
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    2009 Pontiac Vibe 1.8 Auto — the best car for the money hands down!!i had a 2005 vibe and i thought that was the best car ,but the 2009 is even better by far!!more features for less money and only 25.00 to fill it up from empty!!!!!

    Pros: everything

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    2009 Pontiac Vibe GTReview
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    Congradulations Pontiac. — This is a really nice car considering all of the problems with it. So, I'll go ahead and get those out of the way. First off it's a four cylinder with no power. Second it's a front-wheel drive and you know how much I love those right? Alright now that that's out of the way. It's a really fun car to drive, especially with the semi-automatic transmission (Which of course is in no way remotely like a real manual) which is somewhat like what I have in my Monte Carlo. It looks fantastic and is overall a really nice car.

    Pros: It's fun to drive and looks real good.

    Cons: It's performance is not as good as I think it could be.

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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

    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

    2005 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

    Review By RadioDog

    Very dependable. Low maintenance. Economical. Nice cargo space. Comfortable. Sharp. Read More

    Review By Guru9CX25D

    I owned a vibe before it had 136km on it and it served me till 250km no problems just oil change brakes rotors normal stuff and I think changed the battery as well other than that it was reall... Read More

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