2003 PONTIAC VIBE

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$3,600
$1,533
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253,682 Miles
116,304
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 253682
Color: WHITE
Body Style: Wagon
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 4 Cyl
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Aurora, CO

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Option & Equipment

16 Inch Wheels
4 Speakers
AM/FM
Adjustable Steering Wheel
Air Conditioning
Anti-Theft System
Appearance Package
Automatic Headlights
Bucket Seats
CD (Single Disc)
Cargo Cover
Child Safety Locks
Clock
Cloth Seats
Compact Spare Tire
Daytime Running Lights
Floor Mats
Fog Lights
Front Airbags (Driver)
Front Airbags (Passenger)
Front Bucket Seats
Front Disc Brakes
High Performance Tires
Intermittent Wipers
Luggage Rack
Monotone Appearance Package
Pass-Through Rear Seat
Power Mirrors
Power Outlet
Radio Data System
Reading Lights
Rear Drum Brakes
Rear Window Defroster
Steel Wheels
Wheel Covers

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ON CERTAIN TWO-WHEEL DRIVE (2WD) PASSENGER VEHICLES, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE BOLTS THAT JOIN THE REAR BRAKE AND HUB ASSEMBLY TO THE REAR AXLE CARRIER TO BE LOOSE DUE TO INSUFFICIENT TIGHTENING DURING THE ASSEMBLY PROCESS.


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Information about Dealer

My Subaru Experience

5
Jesse James Fresquez on 11/23/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

Sam Minick was awesome and professional . It was a positive experience and got a great deal! Come see Sam !!

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
  Based on 346 reviews

The little car that could.

5
Ray McJunkin on 11/13/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I have been driving this car for over 13-years and it has never failed me. It is not a rocket by any means, but it will get you to where you want to go. It is comfortable to drive and easy to get in and out of.

14 Years, 196K Miles, Cross Country, Going Strong!

5
Leo S on 10/30/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

My brand new post-college car was bought in Virginia in late 2002 though it is a 2003 model. I drove it cross country twice--once with a U-Haul headed west bound during which I had to go over the Rockies! The only major item I fixed was the catalytic converter at about 150K miles. Got the routine maintenance done almost on time, but mostly late half the time. New tires at around 100K miles. The annoyances: 3 plastic handles broke in the Texas heat/cold cycle in 2015/2016, but I was able to replace them on my own with new handles I ordered online at $15 each. The ride on the Texas highways are noisy -- really depends on the type of road you're on. I upgraded the entertainment system to a bluetooth capable system. It was awesome in California, zippy enough to handle LA traffic. It survived driving through winter storms in Virginia, and doing a little light off-roading in Virginia and California. I have over 30mpg on long trips. The worst was about 13mpg hauling the u-haul trailer up the Rockies to Denver.

14 Years, 196K Miles, Cross Country, Going Strong!

5
Leo S on 10/30/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

My brand new post-college car was bought in Virginia in late 2002 though it is a 2003 model. I drove it cross country twice--once with a U-Haul headed west bound during which I had to go over the Rockies! The only major item I fixed was the catalytic converter at about 150K miles. Got the routine maintenance done almost on time, but mostly late half the time. New tires at around 100K miles. The annoyances: 3 plastic handles broke in the Texas heat/cold cycle in 2015/2016, but I was able to replace them on my own with new handles I ordered online at $15 each. The ride on the Texas highways are noisy -- really depends on the type of road you're on. I upgraded the entertainment system to a bluetooth capable system. It was awesome in California, zippy enough to handle LA traffic. It survived driving through winter storms in Virginia, and doing a little light off-roading in Virginia and California. I have over 30mpg on long trips. The worst was about 13mpg hauling the u-haul trailer up the Rockies to Denver.

13 years and going strong

5
A. Smith on 08/19/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

We purchased the Vibe in 2003. Since then, we have spent money only on normal maintenance. It has been extremely reliable...probably the best value of any car we have owned.

It's a...car

3
Ryan on 08/14/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating:

So I went online and tried to find the most reliable car. This came up within my price range. Spent quite a few bucks on this thing...but it's to be expected as a used car. My mistake was buying used, I'm over it. I'll take the payments and not deal w/ the hassle of things breaking. Had to replace the clutch, 1k. Piston issue, 1.4k. Usual used car mx. It's so slow it's crazy. Was driving on hilly roads and people had to get out of my car it was maxed out and SLOWING DOWN. Who is this car for? People who want a car. It sounds simple, but there's a world where you DO have a car and world where you DON'T have one. This puts you in the DO. Is it nice? Nope? Pretty reliable? Yes. Comfortable. Meh. Gas milage. OK. So if you need a cheap car that's puts you in the car world, this is it. If you're looking for a car w/ personality or something that you will enjoy driving, don't do it. It's pretty reliable, it's a Toyota in reality. Still has used car problems though you can't avoid being a 2003.

Nifty, fuel efficient, car. What's not to love?

5
murphy2893 on 08/10/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Bought the car with 130,000 miles on it. It's now at 176,000 miles and it's still going strong. Only routine maintenance and I drive the poor thing down what seems like some of the worst "paved" roads that New England has to offer. Amazingly reliable, no problems whatsoever. My favorite part is that I average 30mpg. It's an awesome little car that's bigger on the inside than it looks. Its exterior is also much more stylish than that of its sister car, the Toyota Matrix. It's fun to drive, has a great turning radius, and easy maneuverability. If I had to complain, I'd say the dashboard isn't my favorite set-up (it's sectioned off), it can be a little noisy at higher speeds, and the acceleration can lag a bit. But honestly, that was a tough list to come up with. The only reason I won't have it soon is because I'm giving it to my sister so that she can I have a car. I wish they still made them, I'd buy another in a heartbeat. I love this car!

How To Get Toyota Performance in A GM Product, Better Styling & All on a Solid Frame

4.9
zoezmom on 10/07/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this for my 6'3" husband to commute from MD to D.C., brand new in 2003 - Trying to figure out how to please a guy, who drove a Camaro for years, but, who only believes in paying for GTO (Gas, Tires & Oil) & is a bad owner (I take care of scheduling all reg. maintenance on our cars), I knew that this would be a perfect choice. Lowest Cost of Ownership, ever! A $1K Ox Sensor, Cat Converter & Exhaust was needed by 150K Miles & just dropped her off for her first Clutch & Full Assembly & 2nd-Ever Tune-up with an Odometer Reading of 241K Miles, which will be $1500-$1600. My Mechanic stated that it has a Supra Engine & I have to tell you, it handles like an Dream Fast, Fun, Smooth & Solid

Gets the job done!

3.9
th3fr4nchi5e on 08/22/2013

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought my Vibe for $200 as a Winter beater about 2 years ago from a gentleman who definitely did not car for the car. A $50 flywheel, $300 in winter tires and alot of TLC and it was back in action. Car has ran great since and is a blast to drive. Not fast by any means but the little 4 banger screams up top and handles pretty well. Its excellent in the snow on fresh winter tires and so easy to play around in without losing control. Got the car with 91k miles, now is nearing 110k. Just the initial stuff and regular maintenance and not other expenses yet! (knock on wood) Gets around 30 mpg on the highway and low-mid 20s in the city. If you need a fun point A to point B car, buy a Vibe!

Not bad but not what I expected.

4
93pontiacga on 05/14/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Being a Toyota, I thought I could get at least 250k miles out of it before any major repairs. They say about cars nickle and diming you after they got older. This car never did that, it just slammed me with a book. I replaced the cat once, which was under warranty. At 188k, I replaced the clutch. Great so far. It has 219k on it now and it just cost me almost as much to fix as the car is worth. Needless to say, I most likely wont get another car with a Toyota engine in it.

Worst car I've ever bought

3.3
pra22 on 03/01/2013

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought this car used 3 months ago (with 118,000 miles), and in the 3000 miles I've driven it, it has needed TWO catalytic convertors! It also needed repair on a window that was cobbled together (which of course, I couldn't see). It is also the NOISIEST car I've ever had. It revs up alot each morning when it is cold outside until I've traveled a few miles at higher speeds. I rue the day I bought this car and I'm afraid to drive it for fear the transmission will be next. I clearly have a lemon.

Purchased new

4.9
drava on 04/19/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I now have 114,000 miles on car. Am very satisfied, It handles like a sports car, feels like a sport car, performs like a sports car with its hi tech engine and 6 speed trans. I wish a supercharger was available, Did you know that the GT engine is the same base engine used in the Lotus Elise sports car? I understand the engine is built by Yamaha A supercharger is available for the engine by Lotus plus it has a special software to control the valve timing I have replaced only normal wear items ie clutch, brakes, tires, struts Did have powerwidow problem ie glass coming loose from regulater, but they did have a recall on that

2003 Pontiac Vibe GT

5
gclaiborne on 03/01/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car about 3 years ago with 111,000 miles on it. Now has 160,000 and it's definitely been the best and most fun car I've ever driven. I average 30 mpg and love the 1.8 Liter Toyota high performance engine with the 6 speed manual.

165,000 miles and still going strong.

4.8
madelineo on 01/22/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my 2003 Pontiac Vibe when they first came out brand new. I have had no major problems with it. I have done regular oil changes. The only thing I have had to repalce were tires. This cars has been great. It is comfortable and has a sleek look. Continue to get comments on the car. People ask how many miles it has and when I tell them they say that is awesome. I love this car. It has been the best car i ever had.

Sadly parting with this car.

5
iamhere on 09/10/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Sick at heart. This 2003 Vibe has 155,000 miles on it. I replaced a sluggish starter about 20,000 miles ago. That is it other than battery, tires, alignment, brakes and spark plugs. Some jerk ran a stop sign and totaled the car. Sick at heart. Want another just like it. It was perfect and I know it would have gone another 100,000 miles easily. Best interior and configuration. Never a bit of problem. So sad.

I still love my car!!

5
Kathy on 12/05/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Clocked over 120K in 10 years and still going strong. Fits everything I ever needed it to...Camping Gear, Kayaks on the roof, 46in flat screen, my 3 dogs, and dozens of 8foot 2x4s for the occasional home project. I live in PA and its been to Florida, Boston, New Orleans and everywhere in between. Its my first choice for long trips and gets great gas mileage-upper 30's on the highway. Great in all weather, even snow, but good all weather tires are a must. Odd problems are just starting to happen now...need to change the Catalytic Converter, first fuse just blew last month and something is wrong with the vent in the gas tank. Filling up takes forever. But still the best car ever!

Great Car

4.3
JohnR on 09/29/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought my Vibe with 33,000 miles and now has 108,000 after my 5 years of ownership. Oil changes every 5000 miles. First brake job when it was in the 90k range. Changed the belt and did a few other preventative items at the same time but that's it. Car has been great and is zippy enough to be fun to drive. Ugly GM radio but the sound is good. My drivers window rattles a bit but it's the only one so there may have been some damage to it before I got it. All in all, this is a great car if you are looking for a reliable, sporty, and convenient vehicle to own.

Absolutely love my Vibe!

4.8
Kira on 08/05/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I now have 161,000 miles & still drive it everyday. Been to Florida & Wisconsin several times, never any problems. Great gas 34mpg hwy. Replaced battery, brakes, tires only. Hit a deer $4000 damage to front end, it stopped in a straight line, no-one injured except dead deer, was amazed. Only problem I've had is the gas door broke off at hinges recently. I would buy this car again today if I could. So much storage space. I have slept comfortably overnight in this car many times because you can fold the seats down flat & make a bed on top. There was a recall on front side windows for loose bolt replacement, work completed for free, no problems since. No recall on gas door yet,I reported it.

Great on gas, but poor engine

3.5
Kristy on 05/17/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought my vibe because I have heard such good reviews, and I liked the fact that it is a Toyota in disguise, but I am truly dissapointed. The check engine light came on and when checked out, it turns out I need a catalytic converter, also it has started losing oil so a compression test was done and I need a new engine also, which is why my cat. converter went bad. I have been sooo upset because I dont have the money to just go and put a whole new engine in and I have to have a car. Regular oil changes have always been done in this car so we dont know why the engine has went bad. I hope everyone else has better luck with their vibe.

Best Little SUV/Wagon Made!

4.6
pattyc on 03/13/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought this car when it was just a yr old in 2004. It had 36,340 miles. It now has 172,000 miles and still in GREAT Shape! We drive mostly highway miles and enjoyed 30 MPG but got 33 MPG on a recent trip to Ohio. Due to the 6 speed manual transmission and being extremely well maintained. You would be Amazed at what you can haul when the back seats are laidd down flat since the back cargo capacity is Huge! Sister car to the Toyota Matrix at a fraction of the price. I Love this car and would buy a new one but Pontiac is no longer making them thanks to GM. Replaced the brakes once. Alternator Drive Belt in 2006. The starter recently & tires in 2007. Otherwise just changed the oil religiously.

Great little car

5
Vibe Ride on 12/14/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I now have over 171000 miles on my Vibe. I have done my own oil changes sense I bought it. I replaced the front rotors and brake pads at 120000 miles. The only issue ever has been the check engine light is on and it is a possible of 4 issues but it still runs excellent. Front drives seat had a spring break and now there is a tear in the fabric. Out side of these items this has been a great car. 3 out of 4 of my family cars are Pontiac. We also have an 05 Sunfire and a 98 Grand Am GT. This Vibe handles well. Decent pick up for a small 4 cylinder. Plenty of head room for a 6'2" tall driver. Nice fuel economy on it. I still get about 28 MPG with it.

Good Car - 163,000 miles

4.3
Mike on 10/22/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Vibe new in January '03, and it has been very reliable. I was horrified at first, when I leaned against the front fender, and it caved in like a paper bag, but the drivetrain is pure Toyota. I had a sensor replaced at around 100K for around $100, but that's it. I changed the hoses and serpentine belt, and flushed the radiator at around 80K, but that's it. My check engine light and airbag light are on, but it still runs great. It doesn't heat up until highway speed, so I think the thermostat is sticking. I am 6'3 and 275#, but I fit fine. My family of 4, and our luggage got 33mpg @ 80mph when the car was new!

Love my Vibe!

5
Feather on 10/19/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought the Vibe new in 2003 and have only had to do the brakes, oil changes, and tires - and we're almost at 100K (97K right now). Even though we can't fit three car seats in the back (darn!) and have #3 on the way, we are keeping this car as my husband's daily driver. Easy to drive, enough horsepower for me - LOVE the storage capabilities with this car, and I would recommend one to anyone. Definitely impressed with my first (and what seems like my last due to the demise of the brand) Pontiac.

toms vibe

3.9
tom on 08/12/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

have a vibe just turned 100,000 miles. never had any repairs other than oil every 3,000 miles. couple sets of brakes, and few sets of tire. and couple of head lights. best mechanical car i ever owned.

Not sexy, but dependable

4.5
Jay Brad on 05/11/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought our Vibe with 36,000 miles and are now at 96,000 miles. The only repair was on the alternator at 90,000 miles. Outside of that it has just been oil changes and brake pads. This is a great car! The only thing it lacks is a cool factor. However, we drive a ton and the whole family enjoys the ride.

GrannyVibes

4.5
beckys56 on 04/21/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had no problems with the vibe. It gets great gas mileage on hwy 35- 36,in town average 29. Lots of room for my camping equipment and grandkids. Got a lewis and clark bag for the top when in travel mode, works great saves room in vehicle for other things. Do wish I had cruise control. Would suggest for people to purchase a vibe. Not really liking the new design, but as long as they didn't chg the mileage I could handle the new design. I have drove 70000 miles in 6yrs, I would drive my vibe any where if need be, handles great, even in snow. Change oil 3000 miles or 3mths,tires 1x a year and yearly check ups.

If it was a lesser car, I'd be dead.

4.6
can't complain on 04/07/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I was recently hit by someone who ran a stop sign; t-boned the car, and it was slammed tail first into an electric pole. We walked away from the car with soft tissue damage; if it'd been a lesser car, we would have been badly hurt. No side air bags--I LOVED my car. Filled up each Sunday, got me around for the week with 40 miles a day average, with manual transmission. Had a problem with the gas tank, but it was just an annoyance. Car was NEVER a headache. After 6 years, it still had a beautiful exterior, paint held up well. Seats stain a little too easily, imo. Drove well, only had to replace the clutch, NEVER had any serious engine problems. FUN TO DRIVE, just check my mileage, lol!

No fun in mountains, MPG false

3.6
Denver Driver on 03/30/2009

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

We got the AWD Vibe to take to the mountains but it is way underpowered and the AWD version doesn't come in manual transmission to help. Transmission actually feels like it slips when going up long hill, feels like someone has rear ended the car. Also we get about 22 MPG, Hwy or city. Other than that, the car is fine, roomy, I really like the air vents as they fully close.

93,000 Miles and no major issues

4.9
fwviber on 03/10/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought our Vibe 3 years ago and it still looks and runs great. We traded in an SUV to save on gas money. The savings has been great. We get around 30 mpg no matter where we drive. We have owned the car from 36,000 to 93,000 miles and have only had to replace the alternator, outside of your normal tires and brake replacements.

Good solid car with some issues

3.6
R. Florez on 02/11/2009

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Interior design is great. Very flexible, roomy, and comfortable, however there have been a few quality issues common to this model. Broken blend door motor, broken latches on HVAC air filter, overly sensitive automatic headlight sensor that turns on headlights and dims dash lights on a sunny day when A-pillar casts a shadow on sensor. I've had an issue with the headlights mysteriously turning on when the car sits overnight in temperatures near or below freezing, resulting in a dead battery the next morning. No mechanical problems. Fuel mileage is excellent with 1.8L engine. I get about 31-32mpg in mostly city driving. Of course the downside is that acceleration with this engine is anemic.

Everything you could want in a crossover

4.5
Dandy Don on 02/07/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We now have over 117,000 miles on our vibe and the only thing we have had to repair aside from normal maintenance is that the drivers side window came out of its track and I had to pay $40 to have them quickly go in and set it back up. I replaced the plugs at about 110,000 miles and they looked kinda dirty...amazing isn't it!? I use it for weekly hot dog cookouts at my work for 200 people buying 15 cases of pop, 50 packs of Hotdogs, 50 buns, cookies, chips etc. which all fit nicely inside while I average 30 MPG + combined hwy/cty. Good stereo (get the moon and tune pkg. with the sunroof and 6 speakers w/250 watts)and an amazing amount of room inside in something only the length of a Corrola.

Vibe is a joy to own!

4.8
Hugh on 09/16/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

In almost six years now we have only put tires, a battery, and front brake pads on this car! Oil and filter of course, but wonderful car. Highway mileage goes to low 30's at high speeds. Contrary to what some here report, the Vibe and Matrix are made in America on the same assembly line in California.

Keep it till it dies

5
GT4me on 08/07/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased my Vibe GT new, it now has 74,200 miles on it after owning it for almost 6 years. It's always been great on gas (I currently average about 26 mpg), big on room, and fun to drive. Want a Toyota Celica GTS with dirt cheap insurance and way more room? Get an '03 Vibe GT, they share the same drivetrain. Versatility and endurance are defined by this car. I work in outside sales and drive all day every day for my job. Never had any problems with mine. Changed the tires, brakes, and oil and that's all. Had a speaker go bad in the passenger side front door that was replaced under warranty. No moonroof leaks after 6 years. Required the least maintenance of any car I ever owned.

110 k and still a great little car

4.6
paganpink on 07/19/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have the regular FWD with auto. and moon and tunes pkg. Get around 30 mpg (combined) no matter how hard I drive, which is impressive. Recently passed 110,000 miles and have had to replace nothing but oil and tires, and just bought tires for the first time in 3 years. Super little vehicle with an amazing amount of space inside considering how compact it is on the outside, smaller in size than an older Honda civic! Easy to drive and park, small turning radius, and (w/the optional sound system) very loud and great sounding sound. No squeaks or rattles and handles surprisingly well in the turns. One of the best cars I have ever owned and I have had dozens. A Toyota at heart but w/Pontiac styl

Awesome buy

4.3
tishwo on 07/18/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Our vibe has been phenomenal. No mechanical problems whatsoever! The reliability and drivability has been that of a European car!

fun and economical

5
cindy on 07/11/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Vibe used with 28,000 miles on it. I've had it for 4 years and have not had any service issues. Did have the window bolts replaced for the recall (and my windows had started making a terrible noise). This vehicle has carried lots of cargo from roofing shingles to 10' trees. I also have hauled lots of kids in the back seat with no complaints. The car cleans up well and still looks good. I will most likely consider another one when the time comes to replace it. I drive about 80 miles a day so the 30 mpg is important to me. Its also pretty fun to drive, more fun than my Camry or Explorer

Pontiac Vibe w/ 148,000 miles

4
David Crump on 07/07/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The car has worked great for 148,000 miles. I totaled it out 2 weeks ago. I wanted the car to go 250,000 miles. I have had no MAJOR issues with the car. Normally I would see a clutch around 100,000 and new CVC joints around then from other cars I have owned. But no issues with the Vibe. Great Gas mileage, for the price and the cost it is better than the VW jetta TDI. I have had 3 problems with the car: 1. Three of the four door handles broke around 110,000 miles. 2. The transmission bearings went out at 38,000 miles. It would have been covered under there new 100,000 protection plan. 3. The back seat cup holders broke around 50,000 they are just made from cheap plastic.

Five years and going strong

5
L Rabbett on 06/28/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased new in Dec, 2002, I have had vehicle for over five years. Decided to look at new vehicles to trade in. ended up looking at the new Vibe along with many others brands. Really like the new Vibe, but decided to keep what I have even though the new vibe has a more powerful engine.

Won over

4.8
G Mundy on 06/21/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This Was the first American car i have purchased in 15 years. After owning this car for several years I am happy to see that American manufacturers are getting it right again. The Vibe has been trouble free and a joy to drive. I am ready to trade this one in for a newer model and will be getting another Vibe here shortly.

Best Car I've ever owned

5
Kathy on 06/20/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely loved this car. I bought it used a little over 2 years ago. It is very spacious inside - I am 6' tall and my husband is 6'1" and there is plenty of room without feeling cramped. This car has been extremely reliable and awesome on gas. I averaged about 28-29 mpg, city. Put me on a highway and I was always well above 30. This car has also proved itself to be very safe and solidly built. My car was recently totaled (someone pulled out in front of us while we were going 55 mph). The damage from the crash did not go past the front door, and we all walked away unharmed. I will be replacing it with another Vibe shortly

Vibe Lover

5
Martin on 06/08/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car when I lived in Texas and was attending college in Pennsylvania. I went from a Corolla (which I loved) and wanted something with much more people and cargo space without compromising fuel efficiency. With this car being built by Toyota, it finished my decision. We have had no problems with it whatsoever and it now has 96,000 miles on it!!!

Ellis GT

4.6
Richard Ellis on 06/05/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and both enjoy our Vibe. We took a gamble buying a new 2003 model that had very little written about it at that time. We are very pleased by the performance and reliability of the GT and have only two minor repairs since we purchased it in 2003. My wife uses the Vibe,five days a week to visit shut-ins and seniors, on backroads that are gravel or sand in addition to normal paved highway. She loves her Vibe and enjoys the "spirit" it has for all types of normal driving conditions. She has mentioned buying a new one after this one reaches 150,000 miles.

Intense research paid off!!!

4.5
Michelle on 05/21/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Couldn't be more pleased w/ this vehicle, unlike the "second car" for cash I bought at the same time (1996 Ford Contour) - we've stuck thousands into that lemon! The Vibe however, is a delight. There have been a few fixes...oxygen sensor, broken outside door handle (that's one thing which I found was true, plastic on interior and exterior on the cheaper side). We have grown our family fast, and I can actually put 3 car seats across the back. It's deceivingly roomy. The cargo area is decent and even my 6'3" husband doesn't feel cramped in the front seat. Remember when servicing this car, take it to someone who knows Toyota engines (Tuffy replaced some fluids), I was told this is a no no.

Great sporty little hatchback

5
Driver on 04/28/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought our 2003 Vibe Gt with 35,000 miles on it. This model was hard to find! Very few of the higher level car were out there. we have enjoyed it for over two years now, never having a problem. Lots of fun to drive, quick and tight. We added 18" wheels, sporty exhaust, and tint. I hope to drive this for at least thee to four more years. The only complaint is lack of good lumbar support in the driver's seat.

Love my Vibe

5
Brandy on 01/21/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love how I can fold down the back seats and fit almost anything in this small car that has so much space and room. Plus I am very tall and wanted something that had plenty of leg room for the driver and all the passengers, this has it. Lots of room for a car!!! The vibe has good fuel economy and plenty of room! I love it.

Some Good-Some Bad

3.3
Terry Sack on 10/10/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought the Vibe because I have had a Corolla with 270,000 miles on it with no problems. Must have gotten a lemon as engine went out at 80,000miles ($5000 and GM laughed at me---never another GM vehicle for me). Also replaced 2 catalytic converters---never did this before on the many, many cars I have owned. Check engine light has been on more than it is off. Noted others had tire problems--so did I. Tire shop said camber was off from factory. Other than the expenses above the car has been fun to drive and gets great mileage---lots of room. I will never deal with GM again, however.

Never Again....

2.4
BorderCollieBingo on 09/15/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my Vibe the first year they came out. Never again! I hope they ironed out all the kinks! I am really disappointed with this vehicle and definitely would not buy another. I have a ton of complaints about this vehicle. The molding at the bottom of the door is falling off, the plastic cover under the front bumper and in the wheel well was falling off and dragging on my tires, the seat belt strangles me no matter how I adjust it, the visors are useless to someone my height (5'4"). The tilt steering is a joke...it tilts about 1 inch! The size of this vehicle is VERY deceiving. I can't fit anything in it, and the back doors don't open far enough to get anything large inside!

2003 Vibe

5
l giuliano on 08/30/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have 120,000 miles on my Vibe. I have had zero problems. I am going to get another one next year and give my present Vibe to my kids.

Love my Vibe

4.9
STEPHANIE B on 07/16/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This has been the best car I have ever owned. I love it and now my sister is going to purchase one also. My daughter wants one also. This tells you that it is a great car!

I Love My Vibe

5
Christine on 06/23/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's a great car - sporty, sharp, and classy! Big enough for all your stuff small enough to park in the city. Lots of compartments to store things in the front and the trunk. Great handling - smooth shifting! Great on mileage! Now all it needs is the fridge and the hot/cold cup holders!

'03 Vibe Base model AWD

4.8
Vibeguy03 on 06/05/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car, very reliable, easy to maintain. Great way to go without having to buy one of thoes stupid SUV's or minivans.

Good Vibe - Brations

4.9
chrilad on 05/16/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought the 2003 Vibe in May of 2003. A little nervous being a first model year. The Vibe has been nothing but reliable. We chose the All-wheel Drive model to deal with winters in Upstate NY. Handles even the heavies snow and ice with no problem. Plenty of room and all seats fold to form a single flat surface for loads. Approaching 47,000 miles and only performed routine maintenance and tires. Not the fastest car on the road by any means, but can get up to highway speed in average time. This is essentially a Toyota, but with Pontiac badge, insurance will be slightly less.

4+ years and going strong

4.3
Steve S on 05/14/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought this car the first model year as I liked its good gas mileage, a small exterior for easier parking in NYC but a lot of inside room. As I am 6'2" I was impressed that I could sit and have plenty of head room. It also gave more leg room that vehicles that are a lot bigger. Good car for the city and hwy driving is nice but could use a bit more pep. Mileage is great. I have had only one problem with the vehicle which came within the warranty period. One of the sensors in the gas tank malfunctioned which prevented any gas from being pumped into the tank. Took 4 days for the dealer to get the part and fix it and then they lost the keys. Would definitely buy another one.

Vibe GT review

4.9
badbary on 04/20/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall this car has been great. The build quality is excellent and it is extremely fun to drive. It is so versatile. The sound system is great and mileage is still impressive with 100k miles on it. 6 speed manual adds to the fun. Have only had to replace brakes and tires once and keep up on oil changes.

A neat little car

4.8
Rngoddess on 02/23/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Vibe the first year they came out. I liked the look of it first of all, then driving it I LOVED it! The only reason I am trading it in is because I need a larger vehicle. This is a great car for a small family or a single person. Me and my 2 kids fit comfortably in it. When you want to go, you GO! This 4 Cylinder engine performs far above any other I have driven. I recommend it to anyone!

Built Like A Tank

5
BLUZ LVR on 01/18/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Unfortunately, in the 2 years we have owned our GT my husband & I each had an accident. I launched it off the mtn side falling out of mid-air into the creekbed after hitting a patch of gravel...no real visible damage. My husband got a flat, steered it across traffic, up an incline downing a fence, then rolled it after hitting a huge boulder...no one was hurt. It held up better than the Toyota Corolla it replaced. Windows stayed intact; no fluid leaks...What a champ!! Having a hard time finding another now that this one was totaled. Lots of research went into this purchase for us...my husband needed comfort and we needed to be able to transport music & sports equipment. Highly recommended!

Fantastic reliable car

4.6
A Andrews on 11/25/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Before the Pontiac Vibe was out on the market, I saw a report on Popular Mechanics, and I knew this was the car I was looking for my wife. It had all that she needed. Although being a totally new car, just knowing that it was basically a Toyota Corolla, that was all I needed to know, so, as soon as it was out, I ordered one. Made the right choice!

Great Car

4.8
kevin_junger on 11/12/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased the car in March 03 and have been very pleased. As of today the car has 58,000 miles and has never been back to the dealer for any reason. Handling is excellent. Acceleration is acceptable but the 1.8 liter is a little noisy above 4,000 rpm. Overall I am very satisfied with the purchase and would buy another Vibe in a second.

Disgruntled Customer

3.5
Margie on 10/08/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I would stay away form this car as well as the Matix. I loved this car until last week. I only have 51,000 miles on my 2003 5-speed maual Vibe. It died on the highway. My differential went out and I had to replace my transmission and clutch for $3100 which my mechanic also said wasn't in good shape. I didn't take out the extended warranty because it's a Toyota. I just got it back and now my check engine light is coming on. Another Problem? Even though I still owe on the loan, I'm thinking about getting rid of it and going back to the Honda Civic.

Pontiac vibe

4.8
Val on 10/01/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A very nice and durable car. Has engine of corolla. Quite working engine and perfect fuel efficiency. fun to drive.

Still Loving It!!

5
Carrie T on 09/30/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Vibe new in 2003 and was concerned that I might have problems as it was the first model year. I'm going on 4 years now, not a single problem and I still LOVE it! It's practical (room for just about everyone and everything) and gets phenomenal gas mileage (35-36 mpg on average). It's fun to drive and I still have enough money after filling the tank to do lots of shopping: tiny gas tank = less money to fill! I would recommend this big, little car to anyone who's budget conscious but wants a cool, spunky, dependable car.

Versatile and FAST!

4.9
L.J. on 09/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2003 Vibe GT is a great car. The 180 H.P. Toyota GT-S engine is fantastic, and just screams above 6000 rpm. Press reports that say it doesn't have a lot of low end torque just make me scratch my head. The difference between the stock engine and the GT is obvious. Plus, it gets great mileage. I average around 29 mpg combined, and got 35 on a recent trip. It handles great, too! The interior is so versatile, and the rear seats fold to make a flat cargo floor. There's plenty of legroom, and the build quality is top notch. I would prefer it to be a bit quieter at highway speeds, but what do you want for $20k! Gripes: I replaced the sound system; the shifter is a bit clunky.

That darn engine light

3.6
Sherri on 09/03/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have had my Vibe for three years now and about twice a year it is in the shop for the engine light coming on. So far the most of the time I have been told it is the fuel emissions. Well it's back on again and my warranty just ran out... So what to do? I don't recommend the 2003 Vibe at all. I mean I like the way it rides, it's style, but too many trips to the shop.

transmission

3.5
lou on 09/01/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

at 57,000 miles 5-speed manual transmission failed. dealer helped because out of warranty so it cost $2200 for new trans. now have 92,000 miles and starting to hear noise again, afraid it's going to fail again.

Underrated

4.4
D on 06/04/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is essentially a Toyota. Due to it having a Pontiac logo on it the resale and general perception is not as good as it should be. I've owned my car for three years and have had almost no issues. It has been extremly reliable. The only problem is that the stock tires wore out quickly and needed to be replaced with less than 30k miles on the car. I am impressed with the quality of the interior. The cloth seats are much better than that I've seen in Jetta, Civic, and impreza.

One Great Vehicle

5
Burton Dietz on 05/30/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is just about as perfect at it gets. Great gas mileage, comfort and style and it will literally carry things that much bigger vehicles can't because the front passenger seat will fold flat. When this one wears out, I will definitely be buying another.

Excellent car.

4.1
Mike on 05/01/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I wanted a reliable car with good gas mileage, but I am 60 years old with bad knees, so I needed a car tall enough to let me easily get in and out. I know this car was designed for young people, but it meets my needs just fine. I plan to keep it for a long time.

I am happy with my Vibe!

5
Crisco on 04/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really am enjoying my vibe. Even though I just got it,I love it already. I like its style and the quality of a Pontiac. Thanks for making such a great automobile. Thanks, Wendy Thompson

Buy One!

4.5
Don Wells on 04/22/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I now have over 72,000 miles on my Vibe. I bought it used with 40k so I have no idea whether there were any initial problems, but I have had to fix NOTHING, and everything works fine. The Moon and Tunes package is great- the sound is surprisingly good w/ rds display. The car is just easy to drive. Easy to park, easy to enter and exit, comfortable seats (which still show no wear). I average 30 mpg driving very aggressively. It handles well and holds an amazing amount of stuff (considering it's shorter than a Civic, its astounding) as well as hauling hundreds of pounds in the back without hurting handling. The engine is fairly refined although a little buzzy at high RPM, Acceleration is go

Still love it after 3 years

4.9
Terry D on 04/21/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's a great car and fun to drive. Although most reviews have an issue on the car's power, I find it can to be enough to get on the highway or merge into traffic. I took a long trip last year with the family and it was comfortable and held a lot of luggage, a cooler and two big kids in the back. I had no problem going 80 - 85 mph and keeping up with the flow of traffic. I have only had a problem with a screw coming loose in the moonroof and it wouldn't close properly but it was fixed under warranty. The Vibe wasn't my first choice but I an sure glad I have mine. Its a pleasure to drive!!!!

True Long-Distance Driving

3.9
Mike L on 04/03/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

I worked for a firm that leased a couple of different vehicles one of which was the VIBE. I was due a new vehicle and chose to try the Vibe since it seemed to be a mini SUV wagon. The vehicle was the best vehicle I ever was issued. No breakdowns, always reliable sturdy, and "quick" dispite the under- powered engine (should be larger 4 cyl or 6 cyl) Only issue was starting from the line, no pep and you need some distance to enter a busy fast highway. However, using it on the streets of NYC I never had a problem. The only issue I had was the interior design, window opener locations, lack of rear seat heading, Air conditioning ports seemd sloppily designed. I recommend it for all.

So far, so good

4.5
James on 03/23/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought my 2003AWD Vibe used in November 2003. As noted in the reviews, it could use a little more "oomph" in the horsepower department and the steering wheel is a tad too far away when my leg room is comfortable, but other than that, I'm quite happy with it. Getting about 27- 29 mpg combined, and the one snowy day we had this winter the AWD preformed fine. No rattles, smells, or funny noises. The 6 CD changer works great, and the sunroof is a nice add-on that I'll appreciate more as the weather warms up.

My Vibe Experience

5
John G. on 03/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am a real fan of this car after 3 years of driving. I have always traded my new cars after 3 years, but I'll probably hang on to this one! I'm 6'4" and I'm more comfortable in my Vibe than in most cars that retail for twice as much. The only disappointment was the original equipment TIRES were JUNK. (But most car makers mistakenly try to save on tires on their lower priced vehicles). Vibe is a winner!

My Review...

4.6
vibegirl on 02/10/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had the car since Valentine's Day 2003. Great little car and great gas mileage. Only things I've had issues with so far, part of my luggage rack fell off and left side of my stereo is dim and GMAC wants $230 to fix a light! CRAZY PEOPLE!!! Oh, and the windows that are very noisy when winding them up, one came off track, dealer wanted $165 to fix it, cost me nothing and had a friend do it just to tighten a loose bolt!!!

bvibe

4.9
bill on 02/09/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun,sporty,and versatile. Exterior is O.K., but the interior is great. Lots of neat features, but not cluttered. This car is so much fun to drive. I'm sure with the current drive train, I will be having fun with car for years to come. I wish the base model had a few more pony's under the hood, but if you don't mind hanging around 4,500 rpm it will do.

35 months of observation

4.9
Vibe on 01/31/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very reliable. Good gas mileage. Lots of interior room for luggage and cargo with rear seat backs in down mode. Never returned to dealer for warranty work.

fun car to drive

5
Betsy O on 01/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've been very happy with my Vibe. It's cute, and fun and easy to drive. Despite it's petite proportions, the interior has plenty of room for people and cargo, and the seating position is nice and high, so you don't feel like you're sitting on the road. I've had several large and tall passengers who were impressed by the roominess even in the back seats. The Vibe gets great gas mileage - I typically average 30-34 (I have an automatic). The instrument panel is laid out well and the gauges are attractive

my vibe

4.5
doublell1 on 01/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The vibe is a good car for intercity driving. I like how small it is and how easy it is too use, the gas mileage is not the best but the joy of diving and versatility that the car provides overshadows its downfalls.

Great Vehicle!!!

5
Ron on 01/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I inherited my 2003 Vibe from elderly parents who no longer drive. I am extremely happy with this vehicle and would buy another in a heartbeat. Fuel economy is consistently in the low 30's which is remarkable since I regularly drive it 75-80 mph on the Illinois Tollway. I recently had a near collision with a deer and was extemely impressed with the braking and stability in my avoidance maneuver! The basic Vibe seems to handle well in the snow considering I do not have the AWD version. Since the wagon is essentially a Toyota in a GM skin the reliability is supreme. As gas prices head skyward the Vibe is a outstanding option to purchasing an expensive hybrid. Buy one!!!!

Vibe review

4.6
P.Jones on 12/30/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Vibe has been a very trouble free auto since day one. It is 3 years old with 30,000 miles on it. It still looks new.

I love this car!

5
kbowser`05 on 12/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Gas mileage; fun Moon & Tunes package; comfortable. Just a great vehicle for an affordable price! Personally, I think the Vibe is much better looking than its "twin" the Toyota Matrix.

2003 Vibe

3.6
GE on 12/07/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Great car until the transmission failed at less than 60,000 miles costing me $3,500 in repairs plus grief. No help was received from GM after filing a claim. I'll buy a Nissan next time.

High Mileage Vibe GT

4.9
boblather on 11/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

With just over 80,000 miles on my 2003 Vibe GT, and flawless reliablity I can recommend this vehicle without reservation. The Vibe truly comes to life at high RPMs, and its lower RPM response is better than protrayed by the automotive press. I have been pleased with its frugality, obtaining consistently greater than 30 MPG, and never less than 28 MPG even with hard driving. It truly is a versatile people mover, able to hold a family of five and requisite luggage. The AC outlet is great, although no longer available. As for its looks, its grows on you over time. This car is truly has been a pleasure to own.

not so bad

4.1
Batman2327 on 10/31/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

This car has been great so far. Bought it used and haven't had any problems. Although the acceleration isn't great it does have a fairly consistent acceleration up to 100mph and what it lacks in acceleration it makes up for it with good handling, esecially for a tall vehicle. I can fit two booster seats and a car seat in the back with no problems.

Overall OK, but a few Kinks

4.3
Ginger Leigh on 10/12/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Though I've owned over fifteen used cars in my life, this was the first new car I bought. I bought it because it was half-Toyota, yet it had an all- American name. Overall, I'm satisfied with it. Many people have commented on stylin it is. I like the interior features (the electric outlet, the many small storage compartments) and the old-school Pontiac style dashboard, lighted red at night. However, I don't care for the style of the rear-end, and I've had minor electrical problems (battery, sunroof, the interior map light). Also, the pick-up is kind of slow. Interested? Get the GT, all possible options, and definately get the extended warranty -- GM's warranty STINKS!

2 Years & Still a Joy

4.8
Dj ViP3R on 10/04/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my 2003 Abyss Vibe GT in November of 2004 on an impulse while browsing dealerships. 2 years later and the car is still a thrill to drive! Acceleration is slugish at low RPM but the engine sings all the way to 8000 RPM. Cornering is substandard on the stock rubber but any decent store bought tire will make it a corner god. If possible, opt for the 17" wheels. Stopping with the 4 wheel discs is breakneck and pedal feel is solid. Controls inside are easy to find and cargo space is unreal with all the seats down. I am 6'5" tall and 4 people my size can ride in this car VERY comfortably. And for you audiophiles out there, this cab space begs for a speaker box.

My 2003 Vibe GT

4.6
B-Dog on 09/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I swapped my 2003 Honda Civic Si for my Vibe GT, "Spinelli" because a) I needed a five door for easy access for my five-year old son, and b) I needed a domestic vehicle for my job. I've been pleased with the swap. The car accelerates crazily when you hit 6000 RPM, but around town with my wife & son, it's quite docile. It's a real Jekyll-and-Hyde kind of car. The handling is nice, the brakes are strong, and I do get 30+ MPG on the highway consistently. I drive over 30K miles/year, most of them highway, so that's a nice add (especially with Premium selling for $3/gallon now). I'll definitely consider another one next fall when it'll need replacing.

Way Cool

4.9
vicini on 07/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just fun to drive if you want a stick shift. Easy to take care of. Most parts interchange with the Toyota Matrix. Don't know why anyone would pay $1,000 for the Toyota??? It'll eat tires if you let it!!! BTW I'm over 50.

Good Value Family Car

5
currycook on 06/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought the Vibe because we were on a budget and wanted a family car that we could afford but also would be reliable. The Vibe has not dissappointed us. It has been very reliable and even fun to drive. I was attracted to it because of the Toyota engine and it has been excellent. Our experience so far has been very positive.

Great car for the money!

4.6
Rob on 05/26/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was in the process of building a new house when my previous vehicle's lease expired so I was on the hunt for an inexpensive vehicle. I cheaped out and leased a 2003 Vibe w/ a manual transmission-the only options on the car are alloy wheels and a 6 disc CD changer. I am very happy with the vehicle. It gets great gas mileage and I was surprised how much stuff I got in it with the rear seats folded down (dressers, lawn mower, tables). I owned a GMC Jimmy several years ago and experienced one quality defect after another so I was aprehensive about going with another GM product. But since this is really a Toyota in a GM skin it has proved to be reliable and solidly built.

Feel the Vibe

4.9
C.Hade on 05/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great cross-over for the money, lots of fun to drive, handles very well, very good braking system and well built! Fuel efficient, nice int. and ext. styling. The kids can get in and out of the vehicule with ease in the rear seating area.

Little things got annoying over time...

2.8
andrear on 02/21/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I really liked this car at first, but over the last two years little things have started to annoy me. First of all the gas millage is awful, and always has been. I was led on to believe that this car was so great on gas and that was never the case. Also the blind spot on this car is boarder line dangerous. You can't see the dash lights in the sun because they are red and set back to far. Also the center compartment thing comes open over every bump. I ignored these things for a while, but now they are getting hard to live with. The car is not that fun to drive and handles awful in the snow.

Hoped for more than I received

4
Rick Sundeen on 01/28/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my Pontiac Vibe with high hopes of a versatile automobile with high gas mileage. While the versatility aspect has been fine, I feel that the gas mileage isn't up to par with what they suggest. Given that it is a four cylinder with less than hoped for response, it's getting around 24 instead of the hoped for closer to 30 mpg. Even being on top of air filter and tire pressure maintenance... Also, the biggest downfall is in winter driving. I live in the Northeast and this car should not be sold here. The OEM tires are rated A for traction and temperature, but they have no grip whatsoever. I have to believe that the weight of the car is not distributed over the tires properly.

home run

4.9
98clru on 01/27/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

now have 38k on it, great gas milage, comfortable, versatile, economical, reliable, cute. After nearly 2 years and 38k mile, only issue is the storage compartment under transmission shifter, a little duct tape on pivot point tightened it up, now no worries! NO TRIPS to dealer for repairs/adjustments.

Rockin' Red Wagon

4.4
cieglo on 01/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've been looking at the vibe and it's ever-more-numerous competitors (ZX5, Mazda3-5door, protoge5, PT Cruiser) and it's Matrix twin, but all along I knew I wanted the Vibe. I drove a GT a year ago and loved it...but it took that long to find a used one all optioned-up and for a reasonable price. Now, a week later, I love it. Drives great, feels gret on the road, looks great inside and out. Even with 25,000miles on it when I bought it it looks and feels brand new. Did I mention it drives great? Everyone who sees it likes it. I've loaded it up with gear, driven it like a race-car, hauled passengers, cranked the stereo and everything comes up smelling like roses...all good!

Exactly what I was looking for

4.9
annrad on 12/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I replaced my small pickup truck with the used Vibe as I wanted a front wheel drive vehicle with flexible cargo area. My work requires I get around in all weather, and I frequently carry pets, camping gear and 'stuff'. We just had a rare snow storm here in AR, and this car got me everywhere I needed to go, it is great! I have the standard transmission, and am getting 31-32 mpg in town, better than I expected. The car came with the moon and tunes option, which is great fun. My only problem initially was that the plasic storage area to the left of the steering wheel kept falling open. I finally managed to remove and replace it, now it's staying closed. This car is every thing I wanted.

Good vibes from my Vibe.

4.6
kathisma on 12/03/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've only owned Hondas but this is certainly the BEST car Pontiac ever made. It has youthful looks, a well engineered Toyota engine, handles well, and is made with good quality materials. However, it's not perfect. NUMMI assembly quality doesn't appear to be as good as for the Matrix - Pontiac take note! Our quality related issues include a broken off door handle (from regular use), some fit and finish inconsistencies, passenger door window mechanism problem, barely-there A/C and heating, and low quality, prematurely wearing tires. Dealer servicing is not the greatest and the receipts are confusing. But, overall, the car looks good, is comfortable and mechanically reliable. I'd buy another.

Great Car!!!

4.9
Bonecruncher on 11/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car rocks!!!. I needed a car that was good for commuting through L.A. traffic 60 miles a day, but could also hold a wife, two kids, and a bunch of stuff, not to mention have a little zip and be fun to drive. This car was perfect. Great performance, gas mileage (avg. 26 mpg in traffic and hills of L.A.), versatility and looks. It handles like a go cart, but can still carry a ton of stuff inside. Very happy with my Vibe.

I love this car!

4.9
magnusmigling on 11/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is great car. It is the perfect size and has all the features I want in a car. Moving stuff around has become so much easier with the fold flat seats. And, the sporty look to it, turns many heads.

fantastic value

4.8
angel 52 on 10/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is a great value for the price.it is very peppy with the base engine.

Vibe / Matrix Mediocre car at best

2.8
spark123 on 10/19/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Expensive car to maintain and drive. Maintainence parts hard to come by. Car requires special tires $125 each for cheapest. Poor fuel economy for size 28MPG Highway. Poor acceleration. Poor HVAC system. Harsh ride. Fair handling. Lots of squeaks and rattles. Found out after I bought it it actually was a Toyota. Reliability is good after 70000. Large blind spots at all 4 corners.

Feel the Vibe!

5
jacksmom on 10/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love my Vibe. I was a little unsure at first and it wasn't really my first choice, but once I took it for a test drive I loved it. It just fit. Runs and drives smooth. Excellent for a 4 cylinder. Really has LOTS of room for hauling. I managed to fit (all in boxes) 2 desks, 2 filing cabinets and 2 office chairs in the back with the seats down.

Good VIBErations

5
xknvmb on 09/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great automobile. I usually have problems with comfort in a small car because of my size (6'1", 230 lbs) but I drove this from OK to MI with my wife and 3 family pets and we had no trouble. Plus we got great fuel mileage. Great performance and handling.

good car

4.6
kingkukla on 07/31/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

runs great,get better gas mieage then advertise 32 city,38 highway,interior laid out nicely and comfortable just a nice all round wagon and runs like a top

Great Car for everything

4.9
ecolei on 07/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'ts a tuner type car that's actually usefull. Power with utility and an excellent ride with superb handling. The only down side is to this point I am only averaging about 26 mpg. In a 4 cyl with less than 2.0L of displacement I expeted more around the estimated 30 mpg between highway and city, but I've never broken 30 mpg.

Needs more torque!

4.4
DJ Miller on 07/19/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have the GT model with 6-speed manual gearbox. Either the engine should have more torque or higher ratio first gear. It takes good foot coordination from stop or you'll sit embarrased in traffic restarting the engine. Reverse also needs a higher ratio. I have to back up a hill into my garage. I have to do this faster than I care to just to keep from killing the engine. Engine is great if you get it above 4400 RPM. It likes to rev fast, like driving a motorcycle. Above 6000 RPMs is a "kick-in-the-pants". Of course fuel mileage will suffer. Still you can drive quick and fast while still getting 25 mpg. If you drive sensible 32 mpg.

LOVE IT!

5
michelle1981 on 06/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely love my Vibe. I've never had a problem with it. It is very comfortable and fun to drive. I have had it for 2 years and my next car will be another Vibe GT. It will not let you down!

03 Vibe

4.5
sskkc on 05/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

With all four of us in the car, storage is minimal. If we bring along the stroller, there's almost no room for anything else, - a HUGE minus if you have a child under 18 months.

My Vibalicious Vibe!

4.4
freemary on 05/24/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Overall, I am extremely please with my Vibe. It has 23,900 miles on it. The only minuses (so far): When I had the oil changed at 19,000 miles, the technician told me there was a lotof metal in the transmission fluid. He said it was common in new vehicles, but at 19,000 miles, it should have cleared up. I took it to the dealer for the next oil change, so I could mention the potential problem. The transmission fluid again had lots of metal in it. They "strongly suggested" a fluid flush (to the tune of $90). I expressed my concern that a fluid flush is usually recommended at 30,000 miles and my vehicle needed one at 19,000. We'll see how it goes...

From Firebird to Vibe

4.9
Neptune Blue on 05/21/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drove the entire market under 20K, except the Vibe. Somehow, I was not convinced because my former car (1997 Pontiac Firebird) out preformed the otheres. I listened to a friend about the Vibe. I test drove it and was impressed. Considering I drove most of the other cars on the market, the Vibe had the most power at will, presumed Toyota quality, and the typical impressive Pontiac body stylings. While my new car is not my Firebird, she sure as hell is better than some of the other pieces of crap on the market.

Great Car!

5
lw on 05/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the looks of the VIBE! It's fun to drive! Sporty looking! I appreciate the leg room and ceiling room that is given in this car....much more than I expected!

Vibe!

4.1
joselago on 05/06/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Only one problem: Noise detected in HVAC system. Had something to do with the A/C. Replaced free at dealer (took 3 tries to get it right). Free loaner car from dealer. Roomy (I'm 6'5 and fit easily) Overall excellent value.

Great Concept-Great Value-Great Car!!

5
Joshua Thorison on 04/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased the Vibe after owning a problematic Saturn SL2 for 3yrs. Drove the Vue and decided that I didn't want anymore plastic cars with high repair bills. I have had absolutely no problems with the Vibe. Toyota/GM always do a great job when they put their heads together (owned a Prizm for 3 yrs.). I constantly get asked what it is that I drive by people of all ages. A must-drive if in the market for a small sport hatch!

I Love My Vibe

5
Mandy Ethridge on 04/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my 2003 Pontiac Vibe. I couldn't afford an SUV and didn't want a car. The Vibe was the perfect pick. I am so glad they came out with the Vibe. I had to wait three months to get my Vibe because they just came out and no one in my town had one yet. The wait was worth it. I've never owned a standard and it is sooo easy to drive. I would suggest anyone to get a standard they are so much fun, and the room is great too! My husband tented the windows, put a stereo and amp and new wheels on it and my ride is sweet. I coulnd't be happier! The gas mileage my car gets is also very good and with gas prices going up it is going to be a wise investment.

Over 20K miles and still lovin' it....

4.8
vmp711 on 04/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I commute 70 miles round trip to work, driving both highway as well as hilly mountain roads, and I was sick of paying through the nose for gas. So I bought the Vibe, and I LOVE it! My bonus was its roominess -- you can fit a lot of stuff in this car (groceries, bikes, dogs, kids, skis, etc...) If you want to go from 0 to 90 in 2 seconds, don't get this car. If you're looking for luxury, you're better off with a Lexus. But if you want something affordable, roomy, and fun to drive, this is it!!!

This car is stylin!!

4.8
Kyle Brautigan on 04/17/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a cool compact car! It has both good looks on outside and inside. It has a roomy and versatile interior. It handles very well and has a good confident feeling when driving plus the fuel economy is awesome. On the negative the ride is fairly harsh and the engine though economical is loud and underpowered. It is quiet at highway speeds though. The sad thin is this is one of the best quality vehicles GM makes which is sad because it cost around 20,000 dollars. The reason for this is because it is mainly done by Toyota. No surprize!!

Awesome!

5
mkjaz on 04/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Vibe. I own the GT model and she sings wherever I take her. She is quick, different, and fully equipted. I will buy another one.

This is great car to get around L.A.

4.5
790riford on 03/22/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My vibe is 2 years old now,I have had no problems at all. I see all $30K +SUV's eat gas a $2.20 a gallon Im getting 30+ miles per gallon. Easy way give your Vibe some passing power add a K&N air filter.

VAVAVAVIBE!!!!

4.8
coxclan on 03/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We contemplated for a year before buying our Vibe. The deciding factor was the versatility, spaciousness and the fact that it is really made by Toyota. We currently have about 4000 miles on it. Problems: nothing that really stands out as major-the dash rattles/squeaks when it is really cold out, the dome light goes off and on when the hatchback is locked and the standard is a pain in town. Other than that, it is a fantastic car for us at this time.

2003 pontiac vibe

4.6
dfmlhm on 03/03/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

automatic headlights wasn't working correctly

Cool Car... Toyota Quality?

4.9
Team Canada on 02/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought a base Vibe a little over a year ago and I think it's great. Not much can match its looks, performance, versatility, fuel mileage and price. That being said, I have come across many little problems that are typical of Pontiac, maybe not Toyota. The driver’s window rattles when up, the driver’s seat shifts when starting and stopping, the blower fan sounds like it needs a new bearing, the rear windshield wiper stopped working, I've had 2 rattles in the dash and the front tires have worn out in 10,000 km (Continentals)!! All little but annoying problems.

VIBE

4
JAMES THURSTON on 02/17/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

IN COLD WEATHER LOTS OF RATTLES FROM DASH.

Comfortable Transportation

5
Joem on 02/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

All in all this vehicle is everything I thought it would be. I wanted a comfortable ride for back and forth to work with good gas milage. The Vibe has excelent acceleration with 1 or 2 people. It does get a bit slugish with more people or a lot of gear on hills but still very acceptable. For a small car it is quite roomy with lots of headroom. My "6 foot plus" children fit well. I would recommend this car to anyone.

Vibe is the perfect anti-SUV

4.5
maxximumtek on 02/05/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Before ordering my Vibe, I had a Mini Cooper S on order for a few months before deciding it would simply be too small. So then I gave serious consideration to the Chevy Avalanche as the answer to all my "utility" needs. Then I took a look at the Vibe and found that it did a little of both (small, sporty, but very useful) for way less $$ than the Mini or the enormous Avalanche. With the base Vibe, I routinely get 36mpg on trips, and the seats are some of the most comfortable I've yet to have in a daily driver. Plus you can haul 8' 2"x4"'s with the hatch closed!! In all, a good car and a VERY good value!

'03 Vibe Reflections After Two Years

4.6
mhosbach on 02/01/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Leased my Vibe shortly after they became available. The sporty looks and cross-over concept were what attracted me. Interior ergonomics are right on. Driver's seating is perfect. Cargo capacity is surprisingly large. Mileage is excellent, low 30's for my daily commute. Ride, handling, and brakes are great. A disappointment has been the 200 watt stereo. The door speakers rattle. In 30,000 miles, my Vibe has had no mechanical problems. A few minor glitches in the first year were probably "new model" type problems. Buy a Vibe! It has the right mix of cool style, features, and value.

utility can be fun

4.6
DVRMAS on 01/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

For a utility type vehicle when equiped with the 17 inch wheel package you can't believe the cornering ability. My vibe has the standard suspension but the summer only tires,do not even try to use them in the snow. Winter tires with new rims work great in the snow....Wisconsin. Two years and no problems with the Vibe.

STD Vibe w/ 5-speed

4
cgello on 01/20/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The Vibe has been a great addition to our family. Very SUV like yet economical likes its Corolla cousin. With the seats folded down I actually fit a twin sized mattress in the back. Great job Toyota and Pontiac!

Great Car

4.6
GetTheVibe2003 on 01/14/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have driven this vehicle over 18,500 miles since I bought in December of 2002 and it has been a pleasure to drive. Comfortable for myself and my passengers. No real problems with it mechanicaly yet. I have just taken it for its usual oil changes.

Go Vibe

5
Mikec1234 on 01/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The vibe is a great car and fun to drive. I like being able to fold all the seats down. Can haul a lot that way.

Nice Little American Rice Burner

4.6
Iroc1 on 01/02/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the Vibe solely because it is a re-badged Toyota Matrix, and it has not let me down. The gas mileage average is about 20/26 (city/hwy)on 93 octane (even though the manual recommends 87, I get better mileage on 93). The ride quality is comfortable, especially on the highway, but There are minor creaks and rattles emanating from the rear of the car when driving over potholes or expansion joints. The engine is a bit sluggish, for my taste, but a K & N air filter and a cool air scoop have added some welcome ponies to my stable (I couldn't get the GT because Pontiac does not offer it with an automatic, and I am not the only driver in my household).

Eco-friendly & Reliable

4.9
Nevadasurr on 12/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Compares well to Forester, which has poor MPG and $3+k more. Matrix less visually appealing; Toyota misled on low-cost financing; couldn't get ABS & SAB combo; forced to take standard options. After 6k miles, Vibe runs well, gets exc. mileage, Moons & Tunes stereo is a pleasure, plenty of room for big dog, guitar and gear. Paid ~$16.2 with rebate before tax: 5 sp., M & T pkg., ABS, SAB, bumper cover & cargo mat ordered from factory to specs (Salsa Red, black/gray trim and dark interior). Car performs well in snow and summer heat, gets exc. mileage (35-39 hgwy.) and has met expectations. Hoping for Toyota reliability over the long haul.

Nimble

5
GSantee on 12/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love our Neptune Vibe with Tunes/Moon and Power Packages. Had been driving Toyota Celica with 120K miles when decided it was time to change. After seeing the Vibe, there was no further discussion! Pontiac did better job than Toyota with exterior design - sharp looking car! Tons of comfortable room inside. Easy to turn around in tight spots. I like orange backlit dashboard. It can fade during the day, but not bothersome, even here in the desert. Have tinted windows due to heat, makes it look even better. Buy the rubber backed carpet for cargo area to prevent sliding. This is a heck of a fun car for the money!

Disappointing

3.5
Skylark on 12/26/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Car is cute, but disappointing. The tires are the worst!! They had to be replaced already and are going bad again. The tread is wearing on the outside. Does not go in the snow. TOO MANY BLINDSPOTS!! Driver's seat is not comfortable. Defective battery!!

Nice alternative to small SUVs

4.9
mikem120 on 12/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Only have 2004 Vibe FWD for a month, but it is nice (fun?) to drive. High seating gives you SUV feel and the rear hatch area is excellent. Hoping for reliability of a Toyota with better styling. Mine is a base model with ABS, moon roof and all the other bells and whistles. Has nice pickup and fuel economy even with passengers, but ride is jittery on bumpy roads.

Good Vibe

4.8
vlbeatty on 12/23/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm pleased with my purchase. I only have one complaint and that is that the exhaust smells like rotten eggs. I have taken it to several dealerships and they keep telling me there is nothing wrong with the catalytic converter, but it sure smells like a problem to me.

not so great

2.8
jonnymaze on 12/13/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

Okay you may get good gas milage but you sure don't get performance. I know it's a 1.8 liter engine, I think it should have a little more get up and go. I didn't realize how tight a space the front seating compartment is.

Love My Vibe!

5
Nittany on 12/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best way to describe it is it is Fun and on the practical side, it gets great gas mileage...and it can haul around practically anything. I really do love my Vibe...

love it

5
kyle on 12/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great and fun and better than other cars

full of zip and cute

4.6
Tami on 12/04/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The car handles well, parks easily and looks sharp. I do not even mind filling up my Vibe at the gas tank... I like this car alot!

Great Car!!!!!

5
tracylm on 11/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

They thought of so many things for this car. It is very comfortable, lots of space.

Home Depot Fun Runner

4.9
Rycknj on 11/29/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I don't have a family, but my first fixer upper home. I haven't found anything yet that I can't get into it. I have the moon and tunes package which is great around town and on the road. The car is comfortable on long trips and my mileage is 29 city and 33 highway. I think that's because my average speed is 85 MPH on the highway. Love this car!

Goodbye big SUV's, Hello CUV's

4.5
Uncle John on 11/20/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I finally downsized and got rid of a GMC Jimmy which was nothing but trouble. I picked the Vibe since it's got the heart of a Toyota and the body of a Pontiac. The car hugs the road around corners, handles better than any vehicle I've ever owned, and has a 5 star crash test and gets 30 mpg. locally. I got the 5 speed with the moon and tunes package (Sunroof and 200 watt sound system) and the safety package with side air bags and antilock brakes. The storage space is amazing with the back seat folded down. I bought a 4X6 foot indoor/outdoor charcoal carpet at Home Depot to line the storage area. This car is so much fun to drive as a 5 speed.

Love to drive it

5
New Pontiac Lover on 11/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have always been a Honda lover, then I drove the Vibe! My husband convinced me to try and I was sold! Great gas mileage and good looks have peoples heads turning, Neptune Blue is a great color you don't see often. Moons and tunes pkg. ..GREAT.

I like it!

4.9
Frank Guthrie on 11/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this one because of the good reviews and the fact I felt like I was actually getting a Toyota from General Motors. I liked the idea of the station wagon features and the advertised good mileage. Unfortunately, it was difficult to find Vibes at my dealer, and I had to settle for one that didn't have the anti-lock brakes and anti-theft deterent and side airbags which I really, really wanted.

What a mistake

1.6
fsjd on 11/09/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

Within the first month the trim fell off the car doors, the sun visor will constantly change location without manual malipulation, there is rattling noise from within the a/c vents; the air conditioning is insufficient, never reaches the back of the car. A big mistake and wish I had never bought this car. If I could sell it today and my money I would !!!

Great Package

4.8
CarBob on 11/08/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great all around car that is fun, capable, and respectable.

I Loveeeeeee My Vibe

5
Meee on 11/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellant pickup when passing for a 4 cyl. Handling around curves is excellant. Smooth drive. Enormous inside, deceiving from outside. Plenty of legroom front and backseat.Cargo space goes from front to back with seats down. Great sound out of the 6 speaker system. Alot of fun to drive. Excellant gas mileage. Plenty of storage compartments hidden as well as open. Enjoyable moon/sun roof. Dashboard reminds me of an old GTO with the round chrome gauges. Bright orange contrast at night makes for great visability.

Very Pleased

5
TMilnamow on 11/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a small car with unique styling and a top quality drive train with a well thought out interior. It's way above the competion in styling. The only thing I dont understand is why I dont see more of them on the road.

Vibe Excitement

5
Joe Hood on 10/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Nice Nice car...we should do more cars with Toyota....

Great car! Definately feeling the vibe

4.9
GaryMan on 10/22/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this thing. After my sis' accident on the highway with the sluggish Pathfinder, we bought this car and it's great. Lots of cargo space and good fuel economy too, what more can you ask for!? Don't expect this car to be gutsy, but it sure is fun to drive.

Meets All Requirements

4.8
z2im on 10/21/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When looking to purchase a vehicle to replace a full size truck, I was interested in a smaller car w/ AWD, fuel economy, dependability, and satisfactory crash test results. The Pontiac Vibe satisfied all the requirements. My '93 AWD Vibe gets over 30 mi/gal. The 123HP of the 1.8 liter engine in the AWD model is a bit underpowered but, being a joint venture w/ Toyota (see Toyota Matrix), I expect the powertrain to be dependable. The crash results were better than any other car of it's size. The comfortable and spacious interior and stylish exterior finalized my decision.

Fun,fun,fun

5
Ronald Clement on 10/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I used to own a Geo Prizm, (a rebadged Toyota Corrola), and I liked it. (A woman hit me and totaled it.) I then bought the Vibe (built on the Toyota Corrola frame). And I love it. I can fold down the back seats and fit all my band equipment and still get 35 MPG! Try that with a van or SUV.

2003 VIBE

4.8
PatJack on 10/14/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Used as a once a week commuter averaging 300 miles R/T,as well as in- town use. Great mileage,bulk load carrying, handling, comfort.

My Tinker Toy

5
RobinDeVerna on 10/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love it.......Drove it from Ohio to Florida and it rode as good as my old Grand Marquis....and a lot cheaper on gas.

vibe

5
DJF on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Sits high like a van, yet you don't have to climb in. Each seat, except for the drivers folds down.

Loved it at first!!

3.3
Karen's commuter on 10/11/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

This car is a great car. Fun to drive, great looking, fits all sizes... at first the gas milage was 32, now it averages 26-28. Still good, but not what i wanted. There is no back support and if you commute, invest in a pillow!! That is my number one complaint. Other than that, I love it. (it looks bigger than it really is)

My Midland Vibe

4.9
Vibe Lover on 09/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really like my Vibe. I average 21-31 mpg and have gotten 33 mpg on the highway. I was a minor traffic accidents where a Jeep Grand Cherokee hit me. It didn't move the car hardly any, and I was swerving hard to the right as fast as I could to miss being hit. When I test drove the Vibe, I got next to some 18 wheelers on the interstate, and hardly felt a draft off them. They were going about 70 mph at the time, and I probably 60 mph (getting on the ramp), then up to 70 mph go get next to and pass a few. I also swerved once at about 65 mph to dodge a squirrel (didn't hit the brakes, merely swerved), and the Vibe handled really well (the squirrel survived, too).

Spent More time In shop than on Road

3
MommyC on 09/26/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I have driven the car for only 5,000, but it has been in the shop over 5 times trying to get the Sun roof to stop leaking and popping. I am not looking forward to a winter in the snow with this roof. pontiac are considering a recall because of the poor performance / design. I do not like the way the roof flexes when the Sun Roof opens and closes.

I love this car!

5
SuperVibeGT on 09/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned my Vibe for about a year now and I'm still as excited about it as the day I bought it. It has served me beyond my expectations. The Vibe makes hauling things back and forth to and from college easy. Also, there's plenty of room for several friends and sporting equipment. The unique engine with the 6-speed manual transmission makes it unsuspectingly sporty, which really appeals to me. Braking is great, handling is good. Safety ratings and fuel economy are great bonuses with this car.

husky-mobile

4.3
excal on 09/22/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the vibe mainly to take my two huskies for their walks in areas less populated. It is the first "car" I have bought in years. I have gotten used to trucks.

Unbeatable

5
pro1mt2000 on 09/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pontiac Vibe is the most significant car built this year. It's aggressive styling, luxurious ride, outstanding fuel economy, make it an unbeatable package. It has plenty of power, roomy interior, and plenty of personality. Definitely get the moon and toons package.

Vibe 2003

4.1
Bruce Johnson on 09/19/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall I love this car! No major complaints at all!

Great Car thus Far

4.6
JStroke on 09/09/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my Pontiac Vibe since December of 2002 and I have about 30K (19000 miles)on it so far. I drive 200k round trip daily plus other road trips. I find the gas mileage very good, the body and fit very tight and overall I rate the vehicle highly satisfactory. I selected the vibe from the lot(it was the only one!) and have been pleased with its performance.

love it

4.9
zaferis on 09/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

love the size, comfort, and so far am glad I bought it

good thing for standard air

4.9
steve johnson on 09/01/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We are very pleased with our vibe the gas mileage was a major factor in purchasing our vehicle, with the prices always seeming to rise. Very comfortable and plenty of storage room for a trip.

Go Vibe!

5
NCA on 08/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought the Vibe because we no longer needed a mini van; all the "children" were college age and had their own cars. We wanted something smaller but that could haul tons to colleges and apartments. The Vibe has fit the bill. Our Vibe also has worked well for camping trips.

Tough Little Work Car

5
jcmonroe on 08/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is a tough little work car that is cute and fun to drive. I am a big guy (6'-1/2" & 245#) and I am totally comfortable with the leg and head room, even the back seat has more room than is typical in a compact car. It has adequate acceleration and very quick handling characteristics.

Bwood19's Vibe report

5
bwood19 on 08/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had mine for 4 months and I only have found one thing that I do not like about it; the visors are too short to do much good on the side windows. I am 5'4'' and maybe a taller person would have better coverage. But I LOVE the car and I am totally happy with it. Especially the 29-30mpg that I get with a combo of e-way and back road driving. I drive about 25,000 miles a year.

Great little car!

5
Kris592 on 08/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I tell ya I was a little sceptical of buying another american car but I figured since it's basically a Toyota we couldn't go wrong. I've really come to enjoy all of the great features of the car. 15000 mls later and absolutely no problems!

We love it!

4.9
Barryh on 08/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love our Vibe. It's fun to drive, great fuel economy, we are gald we got the "moon and tunes" package. I put on after market tires and wheels to enhance the appearance. It's everyones favorite to drive in our family. We highly recommend it or the Toyota Matrix.

my vibe

4.9
mike r on 08/19/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have owned my vibe for 15 months. It is the most practical car I have ever owned. Drive 65 miles one way to work every day in Atlanta traffic. Haul everything I need to in the back with the seats down. Open the sunroof, turn the radio up, crank up the ac and cruise ( or stop and go).

Practicality

4.8
Chris (Go Wings!) on 08/09/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent vehicle! Perfectly suits my needs. Recently started a family and commute 190 miles each day. Gas mileage has improved as the miles rack up and the functionality of this vehicle is great! Extremely comfortable, plenty of head and leg room, and lots of cargo space when needed. I purchased a 2 wheel drive with the 5 speed standard. It is fun to drive a stick again and I average about 35.5 mpg. Highly recommended. No problems to date with 24,000 miles. I would opt for slighty more power if it was available

Three weeks old

5
paradox on 08/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased this car three weeks ago and am still in awe at the value for the money. Factoring in the rebates and end of model year discounts available this was by far the best value. Sure you can spend thousands more for faster, bigger, louder, or sleeker but look at the big picture. Think about when gas goes back up to over 2 bucks a gallon your getting nearly 25mpg!

love it!

4.8
RN on 08/07/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The Vibe is fun to drive and performance is great for "mom's car". We picked the Vibe over the Matrix because of GM's financing. Mileage is fantastic, especially compared to my old Blazer. Seating and leg room are comfortable for everyone, even in the back seat. My husband, who is very picky about car performance, is surprised at how much he likes the Vibe.

Enjoying the fuel mileage

5
Pontiac Man on 07/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I tried Matrix and Vibe. Vibe seems to be a better value to me. We have the moon and tunes package. Radio sounds good, could care less about the moon roof. Getting 10 more miles to the gallon than the SUV I traded. Enjoying the extra pocket money.

Love my car

5
Diane Bancroft on 07/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. It does everything - and does it well. Comfortable. Peppy. Great gas milage. Lots of storage. A perfect car!!!!

Turns Heads

4.8
nucka on 07/25/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is very appealing. People always stop me and ask "what type of car is that?" Some would like to call it a SUV station wagon but still think the body style of the car has something to say.

Excellent all around!

5
Misterbaker on 07/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best car I've owned!

Vibe_olisous

5
tlm on 07/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Car. Fun to drive. Nice pickup. Lots of extras in the car. Lots of room. -- Car isn't too small or too Big -- just right.

pontiac vibe

4
robin on 07/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the car but the seats and dashboard get dirty quick. It is hard to keep clean. The trunk doesn't come with a rug and your stuff slides all over the back.

We love our Vibe

4.9
resao on 07/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought our Vibe in June 2003. It is no-frills base model -- It is the first new car we have owned, and we love it. It is comfortable, fun to drive, and very cute. Love the cargo room! Handles well. good for longer drives.

AWESOME

5
JimBo on 07/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am 6'2" in my sixties and find this car by far the best new car I have ever purchased. Seats are so comfortable and so easy to get in an out of. I averaged over 35 mpg on a 6k trip over the winter. WHY WOULD ANYONE BUY A CUMBERSOME SUV AFTER TEST DRIVING THIS CAR. I have not had this car back to the dealer except for an oil change. I can actually get my Kayak inside for short trips. I love this car and can truthfuly say its the best car I have ever owed and I have owned over 30 cars. Originally bought for looks and price (Toyota engine & transmission) but its so much more than that.

Everybody loves my Vibe

4.6
AKSA on 07/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wherever I go, my car gets looks (even a year after I bought it). People, sometimes total strangers, ask me how I like it, and I always tell them that I love it. The proof is for those who get to ride in it. The unanimous decision is that the Vibe-GT rocks. It has tons of cargo space. It has excellent performance: Acceleration is better than most V-6 cars, although it doesn't really come alive until above 4000 RPM, with explosive acceleration hitting at 6000 (ie you have to push it hard to really move). Handling is surprisingly good thanks to a tight suspension. The ride is quite smooth - I have yet to have a CD skip, even over railroad tracks.

Fun to drive - spunky small wagon!

5
chelle on 07/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This spunky small wagon is fun to drive, has a lot of get-up-and-go! Good gas mileage. Nice appearance with the typical sporty Pontiac look! Comfortable seats, lots of legroom and headroom for those tall folks. Cool navigation system, great stereo, and 6- disk CD changer.

Fun to drive

4.5
chemman on 07/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Have had it for about 2 months. AC blower motor replaced under warranty. the car is fun to drive, gets respectable gas mileage, and is very roomy. Happy with our purchase so far...

This is a great car

5
Cliff on 07/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I didn't believe I would like to drive this vehicle, but I do! I used to drive a Jeep Cherokee and that consumed way too much money for gas. With the Vibe, I'm filling the tank once a week when I used to being flling the Jeep every other day. This car looks great and handles well. I bought the base Vibe for fuel economy and it's a little slower than what I'm used to driving but it's a very small flaw if I had to choose one.

Get the Vibe (GT)!

5
desertf8 on 07/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

fun little vehicle to drive-very sport good rear seat room for 3 children love the chrome interior excellent features

So Happy!

4.6
ginandtonic45 on 07/09/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I was SO hesistant about buying this car. I was downsizing from a Chevy Blazer and wasn't sure I wanted an American car again. I had to test drive it three times. But I love it now. It's reliable - good in our winter snowstorms - and incredibly fun to drive, even if it's only a 4 cylinder. There is a ton of storage space and it will make a great "baby" car in a few years. I get tons of comments on it - how cool it looks interior and exterior.

Decision to buy a Vibe = :) people

5
Snoopy13 on 07/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Who would have thought that having to deal with buying a new car at the holidays would have been such good fortune? It was...we love our Vibe. I am shorter (5'1) and my husband is a bit taller (6'0) and the seats and other items adjust extremely well for both of our heights. Since we have bought our car more people that I have never met have asked to look at our car, if we liked it, whether it was a good value, etc. This car is truly going to become a trend as it continues. In my opinion this car has it all - plenty of space, comfortable, very stylish, great options, great price, great mileage, and so much more!

2003 Pontiac Vibe GT is FUN to drive

4.6
dreaelles on 07/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought a Pontiac Vibe GT in December, 2002. It is a lot of fun to drive. It handles really well and is great on gas milage...I get about 30/gallon on the highway (if not more). It has an aggressive look that I like better than its sister car, the Toyota Matrix. It did have some problems though...dashboard rattles (one is easy to fix with an inch of electrical tape and about 60 seconds of time)and the glove box had a rattle which I think was just a loose cover over a screw. My cd player was making a weird noise when I would apply the breaks, but the dealer replaced it with a new one which seems to be just fine. Over all, a great car!!

Good Vibe-rations!

4.9
jdoymca on 06/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent vehicle with smart options for work at home/portable office types like Real Estate Agents. Great power, esp. at the higher rpms. More comfortable than most in its class! Receives great comments from passers by.

Awesome car

5
Greg Carlson on 06/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had the car for 5 months and like it more on every road trip taken with it. MPG has averaged over 35 even in city driving with the A/C on. Lots of comments from people about the unique style of the car.

I can't believe I bought a Pontiac

4.4
furrydogs on 06/26/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Never thought I'd own an American car, if you can call it that. Bought it in December and I have almost 13000 miles on it. Very happy so far. In the short time that I have had it I have taken quite a few road trips with it and have been quite comfortable. I think it is a great riding car that gets awesome mileage. One small gripe is my front fender panel is loose so I will have to take that in to get fixed. Also, the A/C isn't very cold. The options I have are: Moonroof, 200 Watt CD Stereo, Rims, and power package. My MPG with a 5-speed manual averages 33 on the hiway and about 30 in the city. I almost forgot, the cargo room is exceptional.

147 K to go!

4.4
THEPEST on 06/26/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The Vibe is all it is cracked uo to be. Anticipate getting at least 150 K out of it. Regular routine maintenace is probably the most important factor; you take care of it & it will serve you well.

Great

5
Shellsea on 06/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I enjoy this car so much. It is very comfortable and drives excellent. No plans to get rid of it !!

GREAT VIBES!

5
love_my_hannah on 06/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

WONDERFUL VEHICLE! I test drove and test drove vehicles! This was my fav. Super fun to drive! Cute and I get 36 mpg better than the 34 on the sticker. Very comfortable and roomy. Has some cute options also! I love the moons and tunes and power package! It's a must!

good car, with minor errors

4.8
snakes on 06/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I lvoe my car, its fun to drive and mostly comfortable. The onyl drawbacks i have had are glare form the crome on the dashboard, the way the driver visor clips the rear-view mirror when you put it down knocking it out of alignment. Also for those people for short arms/legs the shift being so far up is a little starin on the shoulder/elbow. Aside form that its got GREAT handling, fantastic for driving and really good mileage. Only defect i have noticed is the corners of the tracks in the trunk have got stress fratures at the corners.

Pontiac's Best Kept Secret

4.1
dkrblaze on 06/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I've been looking for new wheels for quite a while now, and came across the Vibe. After test driving the GT model, with the 6-speed manual trans, I was sold! This thing is a rocket! Same car as the Toyota Matrix, but with an American nametag. Smart looking vehicle, with a TON of room on the inside. Seats 4 adults really comfortably, and rear seats fold down to create a lot of room for moving just about anything! For the money this is a wonder car. Way to go Pontiac!

Great 2nd Car

4.3
JVB on 06/18/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

My wife and I bought the Vibe as a second car. We are both 6ft+ and it has great head room and fair leg room. It also good gas milage. The back seat has room for a car seat and two grandparents. We are very happy with it.

Vibe works for me

4.8
pizan on 06/18/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Car has been a great vehicle for its size - a little small. Ride is great and front seat is comfortable for 4-6 hour drives I make regularly (5'11" tall). Rear seat comforatbly seats adults and cargo space is flexible and adequate for most uses (golf clubs need to be angled to fit back there w/o folding seats down). The cruise is touchy on hills, revving alot. Overall I'm very pleased with this vehicle - my only regret is that the new orange color was not available in the 2003 model I bought.

Vibe experience

3.9
Roger J on 06/17/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I like the styling of the vibe. The seats are a little short but the height of the seats helps greatly for comfort. Fun to drive. Great fuel economy. No problems yet.

great car

5
seuinoz on 06/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i have a envy green pontiac vibe(they don't make this color anymore) the car is just over a yr new and i have already put close to 20,000 miles on it. there are no problems with this car. no major repairs done, just minor warranty work(headlights goofy cup holder design in back seat area) besides that nothing major(for buying a car the first yr it comes out on the market)lets say the 3rd month it was out on the market. what a kick ass car(i love it) keep up the good work pontiac (i love ya)

Celica SUV

4.9
VibeVibeVibe on 06/14/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Check out the wheelbases of the Toyota Corolla, Celica, Matrix and Vibe. Surprise! They are all 102.4 inches exactly. The engines are the same size and HP rating, the Vibe is a Celica platform-mini SUV. Great seats and room, I'm 6-03 240 # and this thing is comfy even on 300 mile jaunts, getting 30 mpg or better the whole way. If you can afford it, get the moonroof and CD player. Sum up:Very handy Beach Buggy with the room of a SUV and the mpg of a Corolla!! Price paid:$15,800 with AT and M/T package and keyless entry. Thanks GM for the $2000 cash back! BTW, looks more sporty/better seats than the Matrix.

Nice Family Car!

4.6
DRB007 on 06/11/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Comfortable car for two adults and two car seats. Went on a 1,200 mile trip, almost completely satisfied. Had a TV and cell phone plugged in for the Whole trip with barney on the CD. Highway road noise was a little much. Needed more power driving through the Smokey's.

I'm happy after two months!

4.9
VibeOwner on 06/06/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had the car for 2 months (400 miles) and really enjoy it. It's not a race car but it has sufficient power for the highway. Cruising at 75 MPH was no problem and the gas mileage is great. I've been averaging 33 MPH through the first 2 months. The amount of room inside is surprising giving the small overall size. I've had a number of people praise the amount of room in the rear seats. Even with a sunroof, there's plenty of headroom (I wish I could say that for my Monte Carlo). All in all, I'm extreme happy and would recommend it to anyone.

Great Car

5
Choosing Cars on 06/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have had the vibe for 3 months now and have only had good experiences with the vehicle. The car was to be my commuter vehicle, but my spouse fell in love with it and now I only drive it on the weekends. The car has plenty of power and is fun to drive. It has a smooth ride at all speeds. The interior is very useful with all the seating/cargo configurations available.

Get some "lift" in your life

4.3
castovicini on 06/03/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

The low end torque is a downside, but the car is fun to kick into "lift" mode at 6000 RPM. You can fold down the seats and carry the groceries home with the new lamp, or put all three kids in the back with the seats up. There are some cheesey plastic interior parts, but that's why its a $17,000 car.

Good Vibrations

5
Pontiac Fan on 05/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife was looking for a car to go back and forth to work in that was good on gas, reliable on the road, and good handling in bad weather. She test drove an AWD Vibe, but didn't act excited about at the dealership, but when we left the lot she said "I want one". We bought one a week later, traded in a 99 Grand Prix GTP of all things for a Vibe. This car is FUN!

Satisfied.

5
David2022 on 05/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Vibe has been very reliable and fun to drive.

Good VIBErations...

4.9
chrilad on 05/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Its been 3 weeks with the new Vibe and this car is awesome. Looks amazing in and out. Performance-wise, it is a bit sluggish with the AWD system, but makes up for it in handling as it turns on a dime. Rugged styling on this vehicle cause many heads to turn while driving thru town, as we opted for the lava with black trim color scheme.The dash looks awesome, especially at night. Interior has thouroughly modern look and feel and fabric seems to be easier to clean. Folding seats allow for more cargo room if needed. I'm 6'2" and 325 lbs. and am more comfortable in the vibe than larger vehicles such as the Rav4, XL-7, Outlander, and the forrester.

I Love My Vibe!

5
carebear560 on 05/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Never did I think that I would have the room of an SUV with the fuel economy of a compact car. It's comfortable to ride in, fun to drive, gets 35 mpg., and has plenty of room for anything I'll ever need to carry. I couldn't be more impressed!! So what if it is a station wagon! Get over it! I would highly recommend this car to anyone on the market for a new vehicle!

Vibe=Versatile

5
fishandchips on 05/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Packed with standard equipment and great options for the money. Solid build and sporty design. Lots of room for all your stuff.

Great Car Value!!

4.1
alohajl2 on 05/11/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This car is a real bargain, especially now while GM is offering great discounts. Our deal was about $4k or more under MSRP and the car is delivering strong mileage numbers of about 35 mpg plus on highway and upper 20s mpg in town. I liked the appearance of the Matrix better than the Vibe, but the Toyota discounts were measly.

OLD TIMER

5
Retiree on 05/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been averaging a new car every 3- 4 years for 35 years and this is by far my best purchase. I am not the targeted buyer being 64 years old but I just love this car with the moons and tunes package. Traveled 12,000 miles in a little over 4 months and on a recent trip out west averaged 34.2 MILES PER GAL. Interesting that the lowest rating for this car was from someone that just test drove it not an OWNER!

Feel the VIBE?

5
leoncito76 on 05/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my Vibe for a month now, and I love this car!!! It's the coolest car I have ever seen, it's fun to drive, and the interior design is excellent! Congratulations to Pontiac!!!

Vibe

4.6
deb aker on 05/03/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is fun to drive, good acceleration and quick response. It is a little light in heavy slush but no other problems noted.

Good Vibes!!

5
goodvibes on 05/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really wanted a Honda CRV, but we had GM points!! I never liked the looks of the Matrix's exterior, but the Vibe's is good looking. (My husband would't purchase any car unless we looked into the Vibe. I am so gald we did!! Now he wants one of his own.) I have had wonderful compliments.

Love My Vibe

5
sassi_vibe03 on 04/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Vibe owner of 2 months. A childs power wheels 4 wheeler will fit entirely in the back without the seat put down. I was very impressed. I previously drove a 8 passenger safari van and always had to push the third seat all the way towards the second one to get it to fit, then there was no leg room between the seats. I like how it sits tall and doesn't feel like your sitting on the ground. It really has alot of good standard features.

I'm happy with my vibe.

5
ame on 04/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've been very satisfied. I owned an SUV before. I can still pack a lot of stuff into my vehicle; however, it handles great and I only need to gas up every 2 weeks.

fabulous car!!!!!

4.9
Mikey62 on 04/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i just love driving this car.After years of driving big cars(toyota avalon for one).....i find the vibe great to be in and alot of fun to drive.

Totally Salsafied!

5
SalsaVibe on 04/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pontiac Vibe is a fun and smooth ride. It isn't a power vehicle, but has a great deal of spunk and quickness. The handling is tight around curves and in traffic. There is plenty of leg and head room in the front and backseats. If you need to haul things instead of people, put down the 60/40 backseat and load up. The base model Vibe along with the Moon & Tunes and power package offers all the comforts you need for a long or short trip. The 200 watt stereo sounds clear. With plenty of space and ergonomically placed controls and compartments, the Vibe is definitely your home away from home.

Great roomy car

5
mxzxx4331 on 04/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Our new vibe is great- it comfortably fits 5, w/ plenty of headroom for taller passengers. We get tons of complements on the great look of the car...

Best you can get for the price!

4.1
Motor Chan on 04/28/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought my Vibe 4/25/03. It has plenty of room to haul camping and bicycle gear. Decent power with car- like handling at a price that is unbeatable compared to any other stationwagons or SUVs. Not to mention how gas efficiency this Vibe is. Get the Vibe?

my review

4.1
kritta16 on 04/27/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

hi. i bought my Vibe GT 2/2003. i agonized over the initial decision to buy an Aztek but made a sudden decision to buy the Vibe because of its standard features - the ones that would have cost me EXTRA if i'd bought the Aztek. i like the Vibe, and the GT is no doubt sporty. it is a cute car but i am feeling i made a mistake and should have gone with my gut and bought the Aztek (larger vehicle).

New 2003 Vibe GT

4.6
wfredericks on 04/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I purchased my new Vibe GT about a month ago. The dealers price plus incentives ($3500) made it a no brainer to buy. Besides, the GT drove like a dream with plenty of power. Since it is essentially a Toyota Matrix with Pontiac styling, I expect the reliability to be solid.All in all, I have not enjoyed driving a car as much since I sold my 1985 VW Scirocco. The VW only had 90 HPs and the GT has 180 HPs. I can't wait to really rev this baby up.

A great little car!!

5
<<>> on 04/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a winner! Very comfortable ride. Nice handling. Very solid feel. Excellent mileage. The perfect combination of SUV-car-van. It's just plain fun to drive! Since it's new this model year, people seem to notice it. This was the right purchase.

Lot's of Bang for the Buck

4.9
pozland on 04/18/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

6000 miles on my Vibe, a good mix of long distance driving, city, and hilly country driving. Under powered? Not particularly so. I live in the Ozarks, lots of steep hills, and it can handle all of them. A bit sluggish at times, but giving up a little performance for the amazing fuel economy is okay with me! (I get 28 mpg freeway driving.) I'm 6'3", and it has lots of room for me. I also have three kids, and there's still room for the wife and all three of them. Got all the features, Moon & Tunes, side impact airbags, anti-lock brakes, aluminum wheels, the full power package, and I still feel like I got a bargain price. Like I said, lots of bang for the buck!

Got mine get yours

5
viber8 on 04/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the Vibe, got the floor mat for the back the next day. Got the moons and tunes package great! Fun alternative to our trailblazer (better gas mileage).

Stop Mulling and Buy One!

5
Happy Vibe Owner on 04/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am so glad that I bought this car instead of an SUV. It handled great in the snow this winter. It has plenty of cargo space; is great on gas; and about $10k cheaper. Ok, so I can't go off roading, but how many of you take your $30k+ "trucks" off road? The Vibe rides quiet and handles very well around tight turns. I don't notice any road noise that others have complained about, but then again I was driving a pickup so I guess its all relative. The car looks and feels great to be in. Do yourself a favor and get one. You won't regret it.

awesome

5
patrick39 on 04/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is just a great designed car

Vibe best GM car in years

5
Mathteacher on 04/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am in my mid 50's and haven't driven a GM car that is this much fun in years. Maybe GM is getting back to the point where they are making cars that are fun,to drive, attractive and reliable. This is the very first brand new car that I have ever purchased. I assure you that I did my due diligence on this vehicle and found very few negatives about it, and a lot of positives. Whoever thought that an SUV could be so much fun?

I love it

5
old nurse on 04/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Handles very well in slushy snow. Fun to drive.

I love my VibeGT!

5
Python on 04/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely love my new VibeGT. It's manual 6-speed tranny shifts smoothly with the high-revving Yamaha engine. Both exterior and interior design has been beautifully styled, especially for a car around $20k. I don't think I've seen a dark blue look nicer than Pontiac's "Neptune".

I Miss My Vibe

4.4
Miss my Vibe on 04/01/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

When I first bought my Vibe I drove it all the time. It offers comfortable seats, a great stereo system, and is a very roomy car. Sadly, I was rear ended while waiting for a green light. My Vibe was destroyed. I am thinking of buying it again, but I might just try another car.

Great car

4.8
527x on 03/31/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car. I have had it for 10 months and have 12000 miles. Good ride, nice amenities with the power package and the moons and tunes package. 5-speed manual helps it handle very well in bad weather conditions. Some improvements could be done, but all around great car.

Great Car

4.3
BobJ on 03/29/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great, good looking, Practical vehicle.

Love my Jive

4.6
Ann and Greg on 03/29/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Renamed it our "Jive". It's cool looking, a head turner. Constant positive comments from others about the car. Most of all, I love my car!

Best car ever owned

5
Frosty on 03/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have been very happy with this car. Never been back for service or problems, only done oil changes. Been all the way from Canada to Key West Florida and back, never skipped a beat. Have the odd squeak or rattle, but no big deal, very solid car. We have the Base 5 speed, totally happy with the performance/economy. Very poor service from GM Canada while buying the car. It took 5 months to deliver, with no warning of this inconvenience.

snow cat

4.9
spudbuggy on 03/25/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought my AWD Vibe in Jan. 2003 and am very impressed with it. It handles well on snow and ice and produces lots of heat at -25 below zero. It can cruise easily at 65-75 mph and handles like a sports car. Love the moon and tunes package! Great little car! Incentives and low interest rates make it a steal for a awd vehicle that has character!

Vibe Rocks

4.8
LG on 03/20/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my Vibe for 3 weeks and I am still driving with a big smile on my face. This car is very practically, handles very well and is extremely fun to drive. I have the 5 speed manually with the monotone and power package which makes the car look great and has all the convinience features that are needed. I got the car at Invoice price and the 2K rebate make this car very affordable.

Awesome Car

5
3lids on 03/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle is so versatile and tough, yet stylish. We have the VIBE 4cyl automatic - it is very peppy for a 4cyl. I can't say enough about how great this vehicle is. I'd buy another one in a heartbeat!

Fought Over Vibe.....

5
GeneRoy on 03/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has a lot of "Head Turning" ability. My wife and I actually fight over who gets to drive it! This has never happened before. The car did extremely well going to the beach for our annual visit; carrying everything we needed and then some. It handled itself very well in a couple of surprises that we encountered included about 6 inches of standing water left over from a heavy rain fall.

Happy Together!

4.4
NJKarma on 03/11/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I purchased the AWD model with the DVD navigation system. The car is fun to drive and offers more head and leg room then my prior mid-size sedan. The AWD has a little less power, but makes up for it in handling foul weather roads. The DVD navigation system with 6 CD changer is a fantastic option, a constant view of your location and point to point voice directions! Handling is smooth, although the engine is a little loud. This car is a keeper!

Cute yet Sporty, Mini SUV!

4.3
Latina_QT on 03/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

LOVE MY VIBE! Great on gas, roomy, comfortable! Toyota engine for reliability! What more can you ask for?

2003 Pontiac Vibe GT

3.3
Sarlak1@aol.com on 03/06/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

Having owned my Vibe GT for 3 months and 4,700 miles I can now make an educated review of this product. For starters, the initial quality is very poor. I have brought my Vibe GT to the shop 3 different times for the same 3 problems. 1) The front end alignment would never stay centered. 2) The rear passenger door hatch needed fixing 3 different times. 4) And lastly, the dashboard has had a rattle since day one due to the overly done up speedometer/tachometer chromatic covering. The have replaced the piece 2 times and it rattles to this very day. At 20,000 I would expect the qaulity to be above entry-level,which this car's is not.

Very Roomy!

5
Twins Rule on 03/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car, there is so much room. I was going to get a Jeep Liberty, However due to gas prices and war concerns I decided against it. This car has almost as much space, and twice the gas milage. I love the fold down seats and how the glass opens on the back window. This car has a lot of carrying capacity. It is also very sharp looking. It looks more like a utility car than a stationwagon. I also liked the looks of it over the Matrix. Great standard features like the roof rack and fog lights. I also love my sunroof.

Vibe Vibrates Fun

4.6
jduncan48 on 03/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pontiac Vibe handles smartly, warms up fast, with lost of room in the back for groceries. It handles well in the snow (FWD), and the sound system blows you away.

Bought just a couple of days ago

4.8
Susquehanna on 03/03/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

With the $2000 rebate, I couldn't pass it up. Nice looking car that a big guy like me (6'4") can easily drive. I'm not sure about relibility yet, but things should be great in that department from what I've heard. Toyota quality with GM convenience (I work next door to a Pontiac dealer, so getting service done will be a snap).

Most practical car around!

5
Vibe4 on 03/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I haven't had it long but so far I love this car! It's fun to drive, great to look at and practical too. I like the gray body cladding with the Salsa color, it gives it more of a small SUV look instead of a wagon. Monotone looks good with other colors.

Perhaps the best Pontiac ever?

5
Pontiac Convert on 02/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car combines all the functionality that I need (space, fuel economy, ride) with a great price and solid build quality. This is as solid of a Pontiac that I've ever been in. I bought this car in January 2003 and have been very happy with it. The only downside has been my experience with the dealership (Pride Chevy/Pontiac in Lynn, MA). The dealer has had consistently bad service and poor public relations. It's a shame that such a good car came from such a poor dealership.

1 hot car !!!

5
nofauxpas on 02/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

well, i'm a little bit heavy footed so i really like this car , for a 4 cylinder it is real quick. i love the 6 grand boost . i have only been beaten by one car that was the GTI.Im still looking for a WRX . This Vibe is quick 15.5 Q.M.

I love my VIBE!

5
cprice on 02/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am really enjoying my Vibe. I have driven an SUV for the past 6 years. This car is fun. Great handling. Turns on a dime! Great gas mieage. I am a mother of 2, my kids have plenty of room. We are happy with our choice!

Vibe GT in Alberta

3.9
Marcg on 02/22/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Did four road trips since purchasing the car on December 31st. Impressed by overal design of vehicle, especially considering this is its first year on market. Problems found in the first two months: Wrong size of cigarette lighter originally installed in vehicle. Rattle coming from left side of dash. Panel covering spare tire misaligned with its latches. Slightly disapointing milleage. I suspect that once I figure how to remove the roof rack cross-bars and K&N air filters become available for this car I can drive 3-4 miles more per gallon. Marc Calgary

Only good GM small car

4.9
KR on 02/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After having spent 5 years at GM, the Pontiac Vibe is the only small car that GM makes I recommend buying. The fit and finish, the quality of interior materials, and styling is better than some GM luxury cars (Cadillac CTS). Its really a Toyota. In cold weather, there is some buzz from the instrument panel in 2nd gear (6 speed). Its rides ok, handles great, and has enough power. No rattles!

Only good GM small car

4.9
Dokken on 02/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After having spent 5 years at GM, the Pontiac Vibe is the only small car that GM makes I recommend buying. The fit and finish, the quality of interior materials, and styling is better than some GM luxury cars (Cadillac CTS). Its really a Toyota. In cold weather, there is some buzz from the instrument panel in 2nd gear (6 speed). Its rides ok, handles great, and has enough power. No rattles!

Thrilled to own it!

5
Cez on 02/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent handling, and the options are awesome. Got blue and grey leather! It rocks. The sounds system is very good.

Zippy little car!

5
Aelis on 02/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Moon and tunes and power package are a must! I drive an hour each way through city, highway, small town stop lights and windy back roads to get to work and back. The Vibe is great! Responsive getting on the highway, smooth going through traffic. Shifts like a dream, idles low without shuddering. Lots of storage and cubbies. Can handle small children, snow, muddy shoes and dogs with ease.

Great Little Ride

4.9
Lisa in IN on 02/11/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car! I got the AWD model and have run right through the Indiana winters! Dealership in Plymouth was very nice to deal with. I LOVE the moon and tunes. A must have! Go with the rims, too. Worth the 300-400 dollars.

Pontiac Vibe

4.9
JessieI on 02/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far this is a great car. I like its comfort and the gas mileage is as good as my previous car, the Ford Focus. It is deceivingly roomy. On the outside it looks small, but inside I can stretch out my legs. The other plus is I can hear passengers talking in the back seat.

VIBErations in the dashboard

4.1
LaFrate on 02/08/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I like everything about the car except the annoying rattle in my dashboard. The dealership and Pontiac so far has not been helpful. I noticed robodog61 had the same problem but he got his fixed. "Owned for 3 months, problems with dashboard rattle fixed by dealer...." I'm not sure how to get a lod of this gut to find out what was done.

Sporty and praticle

5
speedywagon on 02/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is fun to drive,(GT), the cargo area is huge with the seats forlded you can carry eight foot 2x4s. The only problems so far have been an annoying rattle.

Love the Vibe!

5
Marlene on 02/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This little car is fun to drive, economical and sharp looking. I stepped down from an Acura sedan, but like this car much better. It's highly manuverable in tight spots, and carries alot of cargo too. It gets lots of positive responses from other drivers, many of whom ask me, "What is that?"

Vibe is Different

4.9
Mike Simon on 02/01/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The vibe is fun and practical, with a very likeable interior design. The seats fold down to allow you to carry lots of stuff and there are a number of little storage areas for your personal stuff. The interior is sporty, nice looking wheels (optional), the sound system (200 watt option w/six disk CD changer) sounds great and the fuel economy is super (28 MPG). Solid ride on the highway. My only complaint is it's a little sluggish from 0 to 40 MPH. That being said, I immediately liked the car during my test ride.

My Commuter Car

4.9
JustSomeGuy on 01/31/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car because it was inexpensive and has great fuel efficiency. Its primary use was to be my work commuter car. As it turns out, I drive it most of the time (not just to work) becuase it's fun to drive. I bought the 5-spd manual because the manual trans seemed to have more zip.

2003 vibe

5
Big guy,little car on 01/31/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It was different but nice to expirience new and attractive vehicle as this car was when I firts look at it,until now this is a good and well rounded vehicle nothing fancy but good and easy to drive.

can't believe i bought a pontiac

4
plaujr on 01/28/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I checked out everything in its class, mini cooper, matrx(twin), beetle, protege 5, civic. Final decision, style, and price. Winner... Vibe. Its the same as a Matrix, but has more options as standard. So far my wife has 50 miles on it, and loves the car. My only problem is the ride on bumpy roads. Other than that the car is great. Love the stereo.

greatest car in its class

5
rott on 01/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is great for camping, field trips and general use i love this car and everyone that sees me in it ask me about my great new car

Form without function

3.1
Tom Snooks on 01/23/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 4

The must uncomfortable car I have ever driven. I would not reccommend to anyone over 5 foot 6. The steering wheel is very far away and the tilt wheel is useless. To get close enough to the steering wheel for my arms to be comfortable, I wind up on top of the gas and brake. I am only 5' 9"!!!

Buy this car!

4.8
HappyVibeOwner on 01/13/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car, especially for the money. Very attractive (it grows on you), decent performance, extremely versatile, but most importantly... Toyota reliability and outrageous fuel economy. You can feel good about owning this car! Only complaints are the ride is a bit unsettling sometimes on Michigan roads, and the 5-speed manual is a bit clunky, but these are minor flaws, normal for a car this cheap.

Love my Vibe!

4.9
suncatcher on 01/12/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm a working mom with a long commute, and I live in a snowy area, so I needed a car with space fot the family, good mileage, and handles well in the snow. Basically a car that does it all, and that's the Vibe! I chose the Vibe over its competitors mainly because of the mileage (better than Subaru) and styling (better than the Matrix.)

VIBE is FUN

5
DaveS41 on 01/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I keep borrowing the car back from my daughter so I can "play" with it. Very sporty, solid, great design! Love it

Vibe rocks!

5
BarbaraE on 01/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After being disappointed by the test drive I took with the new Honda Element, I looked at the Vibe. I was surprised by the expansive cargo room and fun drive. When you combine the cool exterior design, and excellent gas mileage - averaging 32 on highway and 28 in city driving, you can't beat the value. I have had my Vibe for two months and love it. The only minor complaint I have is the blind spot in bwtween the rear seats and the back window. I am hopeful that Pontiac will include an MP3 aux jack in the next version and have the radio satellite ready. If you are looking for a fun drive and great gas mileage, you can't go wrong with the Vibe!

Vibe 2003

4.8
Vinny B on 01/08/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really like the style of the Vibe, both exterior and interior. I got the automatic with the power package. It looks like a small SUV. Great cargo space for the size of the car. It does idle a little on the loud side and the cargo cover is flimsy. The sound system is great and it is a comfortable ride. My kids think the red & orange dashboard lighting is very cool. I like the way the map lights are located on the rear view mirror. I would highly recommend this car. And I got it for $15,800. Highly recommend getting a cargo mat for the back cargo area.

My first SUV/sports car!

4.4
badvibe on 01/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Pros: If you are in the $25K and under market and like a versatile attractive crossover, and are tall (over 6'), go drive one and take it home overnight. Bonus: great safety ratings. The navigator system is absolutely awesome if you take trips. Cons: It's not a BMW. You need cargo mats or nets for the rear. Turn the radio up so the motor doesn't bug you. The interior trim is a bit utilitarian. We had some faults such as a non closing latch on the console compartment, the driver's door power controls came off partially during the first 200 miles. Guess we'll see how good service is. P.S. I call my GT the Bad Vibe because it wants to go way over the speed limit!

Great Car!

5
Neil on 01/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun to drive and very economical.

I love my Vibe!

4.6
Shari on 01/06/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Vibe is a great car for the money. It looks great and the stick gives it good power. Put a portable console in the back between my kids and they still have plenty of room. The ride is a little hard (I'm going to get it checked out), and I'm only getting 29 mpg, but I'm still getting used to the stick. People who complained about smaller cargo (grocery bags) sliding around should get a trunk organizer -- it worked great for me and doesn't take up much space. Also, put a small rug in -- it helps a lot.

Super

5
Cindy on 01/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Vibe is a fun car to drive. Great get up and go for a 4 cyl. Gets good gas mileage. Easy to lay down seats makes for lots of room to haul what ever you need.

great car

4.4
jbill58 on 01/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

we love the vibe, it is totally enjoyable

I Love this CAR

4.6
Rican on 01/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Good performance,great interior,plenty of cargo and passenger space,good looks both in and out,reliable and dependable. This is Pontiac's best creation yet, in my opinion. I am so happy with my VIBE GT! Get the "moon and tunes package."

Nice Car, shame about the wait

5
frosty on 01/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Lovely car, perfect for our needs. The biggest problem is getting one in Canada. It takes 6 months to order a Vibe and have it delivered. Therefore the dealers can't offer any discounts when they have heaps of aztecs and sunbirds sitting around.

Great car!!

4.9
QUIKAG on 01/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have a 2001 Corvette as a weekend/fun car, so my Vibe GT is a great second car/daily commuter. It gets good gas mileage, interior is very versatile, motor is very fun from 6000-8200+rpm, but quiet and smooth at lower rpm, interior looks great, exterior looks pretty good with body color side cladding, six-speed is a joy to shift, just a very good overall car, Toyota quality at GM pricing!!

Great Car!

5
Viber on 12/30/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Vibe. I purchased a FWD automatic version. I got a great price and factory rebate upfront. The car is great, drives great and gets great mileage.

Great Car-a-magi-thing

4.6
Ivan Sanabria on 12/09/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a fun car to drive. I look forward to the new body kit and supercharger options available at the beginig of the year.

Shadow Vibe

4.1
kmack1nyc on 12/07/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had my vibe for 4 days. Pretty nice all around package. Not the fastest, not funnest and not the best handling - compared to a Porsche or VW GTI. But - a very nice package.

Good Car for the money

4.8
Vibrator on 12/03/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The $2000 Cash Rebate+some GM Card dollars got me out the door at $17,600. (MSRP was $20005,tax is 6%)Power+Moons andTunes+Wheels+6 CD+Side Airbags+Automatic Base Vibe... Ride good, a little jittery...Light sensor location and sentivity sucks - can't shut off auto lights. I have the guages dimmer for nightime, but can't see it during sunny days cause the inspection sticker blocks the sun, and the lights come on...Center Console too short to rest my arm when driving - I drive with my thumb and index finger, and my arm rested on my knee....Got foam from work to place in the back for sliding. Also have some buckets for the cargo area.

My Review

4.6
Boborobdos on 11/30/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the Vibe over the Matrix because I liked the American finishing and sound system better. The car has been reliable and has had enough room out back to carry everything I've needed as a television engineer.

Lots of homework

5
chhaju on 11/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I did my homework between this and 4 other similiar cars. I ended up getting the Vibe and I am so happy with my decision. The car is easy to drive, great on gas mileage and although I don't believe I am the intended market buyer for this car (mother of two) I couldn't be happier. The features on the car out way this car to the Matrix. I perfer the body style to the Matrix, otherwise, it's about the same car. For $2000 less for the rebate and bumping the price down a little, I paid less than I would have for the Matrix.

AWD VIBE

4.6
ZITRO on 11/26/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I BOUGHT MY VIBE IN JULY 2002 AND I LOVE IT . NO PROBLEMS AS OF YET. RUNS GOOD AND HANDLES GREAT. THE AWD HANDLES GREAT IN THE RAIN. THE VIBE HAS A SPORTY LOOK.

Best Bang for the $

4.4
brunnecc on 11/25/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

More comfortable inside than any of the Vibes rivals. I am NOT a GM fan, but, this little car is not the typical GM. Developed by Toyota, you can drive this car and feel the build quality of a Toyota/Lexus product. No other $20K car offers Navigation, especially DVD- Based Nav. Welcome to the 21st Century, GM. Continue to share with you Japaneese peers.

Very Satisfied

5
KR Hall on 11/23/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had this vehicle only a short time, but I did some research, including this site, and I am 'very pleased'. I am considered very practical, and this is. It has good room, good mileage, good power, good looks, and just incredible overall good utility including the roof rack. For my 60 & 80 pound dogs, roomy, even throwing in my 6'4" friend. It is tight too. I didn't expect it to corner so well either. An SUV/family van which is sporty and not clunky.

Pontiac Vibe

4.9
npstaehling on 11/21/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really appreciate the practicality and functionality of this car. I don't think any other car that gets 36mpg compares in power and size. I like most of the things about this car, but there are a few poorly designed features. The roof rack is way too short and the antenna is in the way. The rear door requires a huge amount of effort to latch closed. Why not make it a little longer? Simply extending the cargo area further beyond the rear wheels would give a lot more space with minimal impact on handling. The guages are difficult to read.

pontiac '03 vibe

4.9
captainbg on 11/17/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

not overstyled like other pontiacs. handles well, comfortable,fairly quiet for a four cylinder engine. this car is very roomy inside and can hold quite a bit of cargo.

nice mpv

5
yagercs on 11/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

pontiac has a winner in my books. the ride height is fantastic and the vibe is extremly fun to drive. you will enjoy the 2 week periods between fillups at the gas station

'03 VIBE

4.5
philndz on 11/12/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

LOVE THIS CAR! ROAD TRIPPIN IS GREAT EVEN WITH TWO BIKES ON THE ROOF I GET 30+ MPG!! NOT A RACE CAR BUT STILL VERY RESPECTABLE PERFORMANCE. CATCHES EVERYBODYS EYE...REALLY VERSATILE CAR...I AM AN AVID MOUNTAIN BIKER AND MY VEHICLE OFTEN BECOMES MORE OF A CAMPER THAN A CAR AND THE VIBE HAS TONS OF ROOM AND ON THE OTHER END OF THINGS I GET IT HOME AND WASH IT UP...AND IT LOOKS VERY CLASSY FOR THE ROUND TOWN TRIPS AND WONT EMBARRASS YOU AT A NICE RESTAURANT! MAKING THE PIGRIMAGE TO MOAB UTAH SOON AND WILL BE TOWING A TRAILER TOO!! THIS CAR IS SWEET...BUY IT!

Love my new Vibe

5
MyNewVibe on 11/05/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had this vehicle for a month now and LOVE it!! It is getting close to 30 mi/gal and it drives and rides VERY WELL!! I am so glad I got this car!!! Buy one - You'll LOVE IT!!

Vibe is great

4.5
robodog61 on 11/02/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Owned for 3 months, problems with dashboard rattle fixed by dealer. Good Toyota quality. Nice driving position, good economy

Great Car

4.8
dmo on 11/01/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my Vibe for 3 weeks now and LOVE it! The car has plenty of power for highway driving plus has gets great gas mileage. Its fun to drive and very comfortable.

Good Vibrations

4.8
King on 10/21/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Vibe is an excellent alternative to gas guzzling SUV's. It's a perfect second car, or a great primary car for someone who doesn't want to pay inflated SUV prices. Fuel economy is very good, utility is excellent, and there's plenty of room for 5 with a large amount of cargo space. The vibe rides like a larger car, and handles well. This car is well designed. Engine power is adequate for most driving needs. I'd be in heaven with a slightly stronger engine (more horse power).

Way to go, GM & Toyota

5
RudeDude on 10/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought the Vibe as a replacement for my wife's 1996 Pontiac Gran Prix that served us well after 6 years and 135,000 trouble free miles. When driving the car, it rides amazingly quite for a 1.8L 4-cyl with an automatic, and has a good deal of pep as well. It also "feels" like it should be bigger. Don't judge this car by its size as it has a lot of interior room. The salesrep that showed us the car was 6'4" tall and easily fit in the car with headroom to spare.

assessment

4.9
Barbara Joseph on 10/14/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have not had the car very long, but I like it a lot. It drives just like a car but is a small SUV. It handles well in traffic and will accelerate to 50-60 miles in a few seconds. It handles well on the highway and visibility is excellent. I do hear a whining sound which Pontiac says is because it is new and they will check it in 1 week.

pontiac vibe

5
missy on 10/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pontiac Vibe is a wonderful car. I hope everyone will have the pleasure of driving this cit. The way it handels is fabulous. It truly is the best car i have ever owned.

pontiac vibe

5
Missy on 10/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pontiac Vibe is a wonderful car. I hope everyone will have the pleasure of driving this cit. The way it handels is fabulous. It truly is the best car i have ever owned.

MISFITS IN THE VIBE

4.8
larry spach on 10/11/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

WE ARE IN OUR EARLY 60'S AND DO NOT FIT THE PROFILE OF THE BUYER FOR THIS CAR. WE REALLY ENJOY THE CAR AND IT'S. FLEXIBILITY. WE HAVE TAKEN THE CAR ON TWO TRIPS IF OVER 300 MILES, AND ARE SURPRISED AT THE COMFORT ON THE ROAD AND THE WAY IT RIDES AND HANDLES.WE HAVE THE 4 SPD AUTOMATIC WITH THE MOON AND TUNE PAXKAGE.IT HAS BEEN HANDY TO TAKE MY LAWNMOWER TO MY DAUGHTERS AND TO PICK UP FERTILIZER AND GARDEN SUPPLIES. THE COMPANY SHOULD MAKE OR PROVIDE A FULL MAT FOR THE REAR SO THE TRACKS AND FLOOR WOULD NOT GET STRAW AND DIRT IN ALL THE CRACKS.THIS IS A FUN CAR TO DRIVE, AND IT IS GREAT TO KNOW IT SHARES THE RUNNING GEAR AND BODY OF THE TOYOTA COROLA.

VIBE!

5
linkin park on 10/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this vehicle is THE BEST!!

GM is finally back on the right track!

4.9
Gogginsmit on 09/22/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had no intention of buying a car when my room mate went car shopping. I had a Taurus wagon that, although boring, was great for Home Depot trips, hauling my bike, and my 140lb. Lab (Moose) around town. We saw the Vibe and Matrix at three dealers before actually even sitting in one. One drive and we were both sold. The more you drive it, the more fun it is. Plus, I can actually fit more lumber and stuff in the Vibe than my Taurus and save $15 a week in gas!! Pontiac dealers consistently offered more rebates, price concessions, and cash for my trade than Toyota which will more than make up for any difference in resale value.

My Vibe

5
kirbylit on 09/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We looked at the Vibe on a lark - after seeing the really good commercials - when we were needing a small family get around town car. We test drove and liked it instantly. The car has much more interior room, and the 6'2 passengers we put on board have no problem with either leg or head room. Gas mileage around 30 on the highway and 24 in the city makes this a very affordable option to an SUV or mini- van. With a 6 speed manual transmission, the GT option we got made for a car with some pep as well as a lot of style.

Sport Wagon, Hatchback or SUV?

4.9
Ralph 42 on 09/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased the Vibe base model with the power package about a week ago and I am enjoying the driving and the looks of envy people give me when they see my Vibe. The Base VIBE is quicker (auto trans.) than similar vehicles with comparable hoursepower.

Awsome

5
Don Q. on 09/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The exterior is beautifull, the interiors are great looking.Soundsystem is excellent and the handling is sharp.

Poor gauge visibility

3.5
encanto on 09/04/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I reccomend it but-- The gauges are difficult to see in daylight particularly if you are using sunglasses and driving into the sun. This problem is aggravated if you ordinarily wear bi-focals and are using single vision sunglasses. Accelleration with the 5sp is not good unless you drive at high rpm's. Gas Mileage is 26 mpg in town with a 5sp and a/c on full time. The Clutch ignition lockout feature is annoying. The Clutch pedal has to be jammed onto floor before you can activate ignition. Rear gate must be very firmly closed (almost slammed shut) otherwise it does not lock. Occassionally the AC puts out an unpleasant odor.

concerned

4.6
lp911 on 08/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I have owned my Vibe GT for about 4 1/2 months now and I am still a little concerned. Performance/handling is impressive and I like the styling but quality control is in question. The keyless remote went out and has been to the shop 4 times for said problem. The interior is starting to rattle itself apart and the front right wheel squeaks (they can't find whats wrong). Fuel consumption is about 32 mpg combined the exhaust note is pleasing. I am simply apprehensive about such a high reving engine.

I love my VIBE!

4.8
MoJo on 08/20/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I love this car. I have had it for about 3 weeks now and everytime I see it I get a big smile on my face. After searching for the perfect car for about 6 months, I saw a Vibe on the road next to me. Test drove it the next day and I was in love!

Jamin' GT

5
btbrewer on 08/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Perfect car. Way more fun to drive than any SUV and I can still haul my dogs when I need to. Also much better gas mileage. I wish they made these 10 years ago.

Hot Hatch

4.4
berne1 on 08/08/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I took the GT model. Thought this car was SOOO much fun! I love the versatility of the hatchback/wagon type of car (and yes, I'm comfortable with calling it a wagon!). The placement of the shifter couldn't be better. Surprisingly quiet on the expressway and fun to flog around town! The power is all from 6000-8000 RPM, which means you don't always get into it in daily driving. Ideally, I'd have the base w/5-speed and the GT suspension.

Practical, Affordable, Fun

5
New Vibe Owner on 08/07/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I never saw myself buying an American car. I compared the Toyota Matrix with this car and they are virtually identical. The ride on both is tight and firm, the engine/trans is Toyota. I chose the Vibe for it's better styling, higher ground clearance, and better price ($1000 rebate at this time). Essentially, The Vibe and Matrix are the same car with different body panels and minor nuances in the interior. The advantage of the Matrix is that the resale value will be higher because of the Toyota name, and the engine warranty is slightly better (60,000 miles vs. GMC's 36,000).

LIL' Rocket

4.9
snsracer on 07/30/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drive a race car with a 4-CYC Yamaha engine and am used to red lining the tach. Naturally, I chose the Vibe GT and love the powerband at 6 grand!! This car is a kick in the pants to drive and loaded with the NAV system you wont ever get lost. I am 18 and couldn't be more happy with my choice!

Love the Vibe

4.9
Freefallin' on 07/24/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I first drove the Vibe because I liked the exterior design. After the test drive I put my name on a waiting list to recieve one. Interior design and space were excelent. Very comfortable to drive or ride in, front or back seat. Handling is great. Fuel economy! 30+ mpg on very first tank. Very easy to load Kayak on the roof by myself.

LOVE THE VIBE

5
larry spach on 07/23/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

WE PURCHASED THIS AUTO IN APRIL AND HAVE TAKEN TWO SHORT TRIPS OF OVER 8 HOURS DRIVING BOTH WAYS EACH TIME. TOTAL MILEAGE IS 4,000.

My favorite car!

5
Phaidra on 07/22/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The price is fair for this vehicle. It handles well and is fun to drive. I'm used to V6 vehicles, so occasionally do miss the power, but the added mileage more than compensates. This vehicle has more oomph than I expected and pulls me right up the hills.

2003 Vibe

4.9
Mikes vibe on 07/21/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have 3500 miles on my Vibe and have been very pleased. I drive it back and forth to work [construction site - not paved] every day and the wife and I do all of our running around in it. The engine is peppy enough but has to be revved. I didnt want the GT version because it requires premium gas and makes its power above 6000 rpm. Have been happy with the 5 spd. Have averaged 29.54 mpg for the first 10 tanks-this at 80mph on highway with air running. Got 32 for 1 tank that was more highway than city. Car very functional. Has decent ground clearance and carries my toolbag and lunch box . Plastic cladding not the best looking stuff in the world but very functional..

Yes to the Vibe

5
J. Mason on 07/20/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the car - the size and how you sit up from regular size cars, yet not so big. Really comfortable.

Outstanding Fun Drive

5
DerekS1287 on 07/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wonderful fun car to drive. Open the moon-roof and enjoy the day.

Vibe GT is great

4.6
rbarrit on 07/18/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Really love my Vibe GT. Its quiet on the highway (in 6th gear), sporty growl under moderate acceleration, and a nice scream under heavy. You'll have to love reving the engine for decent acceleration. Fuel 39 mpg (imperial, 32 mpg US). One thing to keep in mind about the engine is that its torque curve is fairly flat. This means that HP is directly proportional to revs, and you need to rev the engine to get the power. Do not expect to use engine torque in high gears to get forceful acceleration. Handling is great (17" 50 series summer tires). I just love the Vibe GT!

Good Vibe-rations

4.9
Scott W. on 07/17/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The base engine is great and will be fine for most people but it's little weak for me. With only 5-ft/lb less torque (and at a much lower rpm) than the GT engine, it is more suited for a daily driver. The GT engine is a technological wonder but still not as powerful as I would like and is not as practical in my opinion with it's high rev'ing needs. Both engine are just average in low RPMs but are fantastic when the tach gets above 3000-rpm. A V6/auto would be a good addition in the future and the engine bay appears to have enough room for one. Bottom line: I'm keeping this Vibe until a V6 becomes an option.

Great run around car

5
Wisconsin on 07/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great little car. I've been waiting about 5 years to use my GM credit card $s but could not find anything worthwhile in this category (midsize, sporty, fun, environmentally OK/gas efficient)

Quite pleased...

4.6
Frodo7 on 07/05/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This was the perfect car for me. It is exactly what I wanted - something practical, useful for a family, big enough to carry around larger items, and yet still sporty and fun to drive. It actually has better acceleration than I expected. It handles just like a car and corners as well as my '99 Cougar that I traded in. My only complaint about the handling is that the steering is a bit odd; it's hard to gauge what is actually the exact center of the steering radius.

Good VIBErations!!

4.9
MLR on 07/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle combines the fun factor of a sports car with the practicality of an SUV. The interior and exterior styling is quite contemporary; the interior appointments are well executed and typical of vehicles in higher price ranges. The amount of cargo space with the seats down is amazing for a small vehicle. The six- speed manual transmission is smooth with the gear ratios well- placed. This vehicle is well engineered and constructed, yet is reasonably priced. Some might object to the rather noisy engine but it has a sports car sound that I really like.

Vibe Does it All 4 Me

5
BobL on 06/29/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car, great concept. Very nimble, fast out the gate. Impressive mileage. Size just right. Nav system is worth the extra $1600; NAV is easy to use -- the system shows your position on the map, plus talks you to your destination in a normal voice telling you where to turn, and isn't animated sounding. LUV this car, a long term keeper.

Pretty Cool Ride

4.3
drfriede on 06/25/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Was considering the Vibe and Matrix, went with the Vibe because it is a better looking car. So far, it is pretty fun to drive, only complaint so far is the dashboard gauges are hard to read when the sun is behind you, and the trunk area needs something like a net or some device to keep stuff from moving.

Great Gas Milage

4.4
markregel on 06/24/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I choose this car over the P.T. Cruiser for it's better gas milage and $1,500 GM Card rebate, but it was a difficult decission! Cruiser rules in the looks dept and has comparable build quality, but could not swallow the 19-25 EPA fuel milage. Good car, but my 2000 Ford Focus has better steering response and handling. If you need lots of room and a "Toyota" reputation, the Vibe is a good choice, but for the Enthusist driver I would recommend Focus or Focus SVT.

Vibe GT testdrive

3.6
cor on 06/20/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I had high expectations going in, but was dissapointed after the testdrive. Maybe there was something wrong with this particular GT, because it was extremely slow, even when I punched it. It seemed solid, nice looking on the outside. I hated the interior, especially the impossible to see red on black guages. Also, The walls are thin. I could hear all kinds of noise from outside. wasn't wind or road noise, just thin walls / no soundproofing.

just a gander, and you'll be sold

5
aurora on 06/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is one heck-of-a-car. It has anything and everything you could possibly want or need. For a very reasonable price you can ABS, 6-cd in-dash changer, AC, Power everything, moon roof, and a 200-watt sound system. Its a BLAST to drive. Its fast and efficient and just all around amazing. I would tell ANYONE to get this car. They would not be dissapointed.

Pontiac Vibe-Great Car

4.9
Barry Godlstein on 06/14/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car was everything I thought it would be & more. The gas mileage is excellent. The car averages 26.5 in the ciy & 32 on the highway. The car rides very smooth & the handling is great. I just wish they made an automatic in the GT version. I would have liked the bigger engine.

I Love it!

4.9
gottaluvit on 06/10/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great little car. Its practical and yet very sporty. So far I have no complaints.

I love my VIBE

5
Bart Buttles on 06/07/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been in my VIBE for a few weeks. The car is perfect. I liked the look, pricing, and dealer far better than the Toyota Matrix. I test drove the Matrix, it is like a station wagon. The VIBE has it all. Vibe rocks, Civic is bland.....

Fun car

5
jacobja on 06/06/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wanted to buy a Toyota Matrix first, but the sales people at Toyota where very arrogant. Went to Pontiac and the Vibe looks nicer. We bought a manual transmission in monotone with the Moon and Tunes and six CD changer. This is a great car, drives good, well build and very friendly dealership and service. On sad story is that we could not get ABS, no manual transmissions with ABS available with the exception for the GT version.

Fun Little Car

5
drw2514 on 05/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Vibe is an extremely fun little car. I love driving it and find myself making excuses to go out just so I can have some fun with it! It handles wonderfully, especially for being so tall. There is very little body roll in the corners. Parking is a breeze because of the tight turning radius. Wherever I go, I get looks of admiration from other drivers because of the polarizing styling. The interior is very well laid out, and all the controls are very logical. The 6-disc CD changer plays very well. I have had no problems with this car whatsoever, having put nearly 1500 miles on it in the 3 weeks that I've owned it. A wonderful buy!

raider's review

4.9
buddha on 05/21/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

smooth handling and responsive for a 4 cylinder. overdrive transmission is easy on the gasoline consumption. well designed interior

Vibe GT

4.3
ColoradoDriver on 05/12/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Versatile, roomy, efficient, and thoroughly enjoyable. Prever the Vibe's styling to the boy-racer Matrix, plastic cladding improves the aesthetics by deemphasizing the car's height, cladding will also prevent paint chipping on rural roads. Driving position: seats, pedals, gearshift... all A+. Will hold four 6'3" adults comfortably, manual transmission is a must, love the red guage illumination, GPS navigation system is amazing... If you can find a better nav system in a car under $40K, buy it! ...worth every dollar!

Outstanding

5
lopers on 04/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent cargo space, High roofline makes the inside feel like a full-sized SUV, back seat easily accomodates 2 full-size adults, great gas mileage (sips gas), Quality of interior design exceeds similarly priced cars. Nice acceleration with full passenger load. Dashboard looks fantastic at night, but bright sunlight can wash out the red illumination and create a reflection on the silver rimmed gauges.

Vibe GT

4.9
ericinmaine on 04/08/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Awesome car, wait until you drive the GT and hit 6000 rpm's the motor kicks in and you feel like your flying.. The 6 speend tranny is great

fantastic VIBE

5
vibeluvr on 03/24/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great handling and comfort.a very smooth ride.

LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!

5
Miya49 on 03/21/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just recently purchased my Vibe and I absolutely love it!! I had been in the market for a new vehicle and the Vibe was one of my choices. Once I drove it I was hooked!! The exterior sporty look is "kick butt", and the interior is great too. It's so cool driving down the road and people point and stare cause you're the only one in town to have one. This vehicle is most definately a keeper!!! Oh, by the way I am a young 39 so the Vibe is for everyone!!!!!

PERFECT for the college grad

5
PontiacVibelover on 03/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great car, mine was loaded with the moon and tunes power package along with the moonroof... not too expensive, but loaded with features. great, sporty engine, and very comfortable drive. plus, you get a lot of attention from it!

A real winner

4.9
mrhume on 03/13/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great ride, fine fit and finish, no sqeaks or rattles. Fun to drive, responsive steering.

Yummy

4.9
Vroomie on 03/12/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Ring Ring*** Hi MOM.. guess what.. I gotta new car !!! YES 34 and still call momma... I loved this car from the moment i saw it.. WHO woulda thunk it: Toyota AND Pontiac could do something this fantastic! WELL bye! I gotta go to the beach WOOOOSH ------------> :c )~

Week but cost effective

2.6
JoeUser on 03/08/2002

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I regret this purchase. Not that the Vibe isn't a good, well designed car... it just isn't what I really wanted... and thus isn't what I should have purchased. The car is weak and it's handeling is sloppy. I like the exterier and interier but the parts are cheap. (You get what you pay for.) My biggest complaint is the engine.

awsome

5
714 on 03/05/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is a awsome car



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