Pontiac Vibe Model Overview

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If I Find A Car On Here From Out Of State Can You Help Me Get It.

I found a car in Indiana I was approved for credit , I have a good score only problem is I have a very ill dog that I can't leave for a couple weeks, the dealer will not hold for me even if I pay f...

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Stop Headlights From Being On All The Time The Car Is Running

GM came out with the safety headlight on automatically when you start the car. I have gone through 5 sets of head light bulbs and want the lights to only come on when I turn them on! How do I accomp...

My Daughter Has A 2009 Pontiac Vibe, She Has Taken It 3 Places And Nobody C...

My son has put a new intake gasket, changed the spark plugs, a gm dealer reprogrammed the computer, scanners have been put on it and nothing has been figured out.

My Pontiac Vibe 2009 Will Not Start

For the past 2 days it was slow to start, now it won't start at all. I really don't know much about cars, but I feel like my spark plugs are dead, though I'm not sure. When I try to start the vehicl...

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Pontiac Vibe Overview

It's amazing what a little restyling and savvy partnership will do. Still embarrassed from all the flak that it took for the unusual looking crossover Aztek, GM partnered with Toyota to produce a Pontiac version of the Matrix. Calling it the Vibe, GM's target buyer was a young and hip generation looking for a versatile wagon -- one that could carry lots of stuff, yet with a sportier style and performance than an SUV, all at an affordable price.
The Pontiac Vibe came on the market in 2003 as a mini-SUV/sport wagon, and at 30/36 mpg, is supposedly GM's most fuel efficient car sold in North America. Its base model shares a platform and 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine with the Matrix. The Vibe originally came in base, all-wheel drive, and a faster and sportier GT trim. Though the base and all-wheel drive used the 4-cylinder engine (getting 126 and 118-hp respectively) the GT featured the same engine that was in the Celica, hitting 164-hp. Pontiac touches were added to the front and rear ends to make the Vibe distinct from its Toyota cousin.

The Vibe is all about versatility and a youthful adventurous spirit. Sitting up high like an SUV, but with a low floor and raised roof, access is easy and there is plenty of head and legroom for four. The rear seats fold flat and the front passenger seat folds up, expanding the already large trunk by up to eight feet. Storage compartments, tie-downs, pockets, and nets can be found all over the Vibe. A rail system in the trunk can be outfitted with a bike rack.
Clearly the emphasis is on the active set. With an inexpensive price tag and awesome fuel economy, the Vibe is practical and attractive to young drivers. Its light weight makes perky use of the 4-cylinder engine, giving drivers a sporty feel, while not sacrificing all the benefits of SUV cargo capacity. In 2007, the AWD and GT were dropped due to uninspiring sales, but the Pontiac Vibe has been a huge hit for GM.

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