Pontiac Vibe Model Overview
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Pontiac Vibe Questions
Locating The Radio Fuse
09 Pontiac Vibe Overheating While Idling With Ac
I've had the radiator power washed off and my mechanic replaced the fans.but my car still is getting hot while idling for a while with the ac on and it starts to blow hot air. Now the outside temp ...
2007 Pontiac Vibe - Blowing Completely Hot Air From Ac - As If Heat Is On ...
Never had any problems before. Turned on AC, blows HOT air as if the heat is on instead of the AC. (No, I do not have the heat on accidentally).
Ambient Air Temp Sensor
I have a 2008 Pontiac vibe. I have a replacement ambient air temp sensor. How do you tell which side of the replacement sensor does the positive wire go in or does it matter? I was stupid and ...
I Just Replaced The Radiator And It's Still Overheating And The Engine Ligh...
It's a brand new radiator that I put in and when I got it checked out the mechanic said that should fix the problem. There is no leak from the radiator but I;m thinking maybe I need to replace the f...
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.