2005 Pontiac Vibe

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$2,900
$2,552
below average
213,000 Miles
80,627
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 213000
Color: BLACK
Body Style: Hatchback
Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
Engine Type: I4
Drive Train: FWD
Location: Muskegon, MI
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Recalls & Defects

VIN 5Y2SL63825Z415652 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2008 PONTIAC VIBE VEHICLES. THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) FOR THE SUBJECT MODELS EQUIPPED WITH THE 1ZZ-FE (LV6) ENGINE AND TWO-WHEEL DRIVE MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT A CRACK MAY DEVELOP AT CERTAIN SOLDER POINTS OR ON VARISTORS ON THE CIRCUIT BOARD.



Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
  Based on 210 reviews

Pontiac Vibe is a reliable car

5
Jose Rodriguez on 11/15/2016

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: Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

210,000

5
Poole, MD on 09/18/2016

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: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 4

Other than tires, regular engine & transmission oil changes, brakes, shocks/struts, a couple of batteries, & replacing the catalytic converter (which I did myself for $ 350 for a stainless steel system), I've never had any mechanical issues...no water pump, alternator, A/C, transmission, etc. The LEDs on the stereo started fading around 140,000 miles, but I got used to it and haven't replaced the dash unit 'cause it still plays great. One dang dependable, economical, multi-use versatile vehicle.

Interior dis-comfort will aggrevate for many miles

3
Willy on 03/11/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating: 3

Drive train dead reliable--handling better than good--brakes excellent--runs best at 80--mpg good--had only one costly repair in the 10 yrs we owned it Seats awful--dash rattles & squeaks--ride can be brutally choppy at times--cruise control causes trans to shift out of OD on slight grades (actually shifted down while driving into a headwind generated by a Florida storm; don't buy one of you live in the mountains!)--carpets fit poorly & wear out quickly--tire drone drowns out radio (whose display died fairly early) In crash & totaled out in 2016 because on coming left turner failed to yield & turned directly in front of me (gotta watch them snowbirds)

Two Bales of alfalfa

4
Mark Joseph Gallagher Jr. on 03/10/2016

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

The Vibe has a lot of storage space. I like the fact that it can fit five people, and the fact that I can put down the back seats and fit two bales of alfafa in the back. The hard plastic in the back makes it easy to sweep. The only thing I do not like is the five speed manual transmission has some weakness at aroung 200.,000, but maybe my expectations are two high. I get more than 40 mpg if I drive 55 mph, and 33 combined if I drive faster.

The Vibe

5
Me45 on 02/13/2016

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

I purchased my Vibe with 24000 miles about nine years ago. I now have about 129000 miles and its still going strong. It still averages around 24-27 in city and 30-33 miles mpg on the highway.

600perweek

5
600mileperweek on 11/08/2015

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

Only have had reg maintence and two two calls(1 was PCM). Not single other problem and now have 240 K on it. Starting to show suspension weakness after putting 500lbs of brick in the back. Should have no problem getting 300K,knock on wood

Vibbin'

4
Briana Sutherland on 08/14/2015

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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 5

I just got my new 2005 Pontiac Vibe today and I have fallen in love! The size is perfect for a first car and I have done much research on this car and it seems to be fairly cheap on gas and to maintain! Plus for me since I am only 19! I absolutely love the look of this car! The only this I would change about the interior is get a new radio whit an aux cord, since I like to listen to music through my phone. But other then that, the inside of the car is in mint condition, even being 10 years old! There is a lot of run and it runs great! Buying my Pontiac at 182,000 it's defiantly still running great! The only complaint I have is that once I hit 60 mph on the highway, the steering wheel was shaking. Could this just be a tire issue? Does anyone have or had this problem? Getting this checked out today and will update post once problem is fixed!

160,000 and Counting!

4.4
herbitsky on 02/14/2015

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Vibe as a mgr special. It had 3k miles on it. The car is great (I did research on Edmunds.com before finalizing my decision) and so versatile! One time we had to drive over 1200 late at night to go "rescue" my mom and dad, and since I had just worked all day- my husband put a blow up mattress in the back and I slept the whole way! The only problems I have had with it is the interior lighting system inside is not totally working correctly. The drivers seat is not the most comfortable for going long distances (I've gone some long distances in this car!), but overall...it's been a great car for me!

Most reliable vehicle in the world!

5
hughsbase on 01/01/2015

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 extremely happy to announce that my vibe just hit the 300,000 miles mark and still running. I have driving this car around the country all the way to New Mexico and back with barely little maintenance. If you can find this vehicle get it! I promise you will not regret getting this vehicle!

Love my vibe!!

5
marcieb on 07/30/2014

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

130,000 miles and still going strong!!!! I bought this car with 32,000 miles on it and have never had any big issues except A/C quit getting cold to which I took it in and no one could find a leak but after having a/c charged 3x and a/c only lasting a couple days there must be a leak somewhere but Ive chosen to live without it at this point. I've used this car for sooooo many things, hauling just about anything I could fit in it (cake deliveries, landscaping materials, home improvement materials, furniture ect...). Hoping to see 200,000 miles or more on this baby, still looks in great shape!! Oh i usually get 33mph highway :)

Wonderful car

4.3
shamgar on 01/16/2012

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

Bought this car new based on research into cars that got good mileage. We are extremely happy with it. Current mileage is about 65000 and the car has been dead reliable. It has a five-speed and since teaching my daughter to drive stick I now have to fight her for the car when I need it. Great fun to drive, loads of room for cargo. The only negatives are esthetics. It's not terribly comfortable on long drives and the low profile tires are extremely noisy especially on freeway expansion joints. Now that Pontiac is gone, I would buy a Toyota Matrix without hesitation.

Always there

4.5
bmore2rutgers on 11/06/2011

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

I'm sad to say, that my Vibe AWD was totaled a few weeks ago when someone ran into me. The 2005 Vibe AWD was in my family since coming off the production line. We kept up with regular maintenance, and can only remember it being in the shop once for a rear output bearing leaking. The vehicle was great, and very very dependable(toyota powertrain). It lacked some pep when getting on the highway, but other than that handled great. I remember taking it through two foot of snow, and well... it made it without getting stuck. I'll miss the car. I most likely won't look to buy another one, because I felt the interior was put together a little cheaply.

So- So vibe

3.5
bridgettg on 04/23/2011

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

I have mixed feelings about my Vibe because there are a lot of good that go with owning a vibe...gas mileage, lots of storage, comfortable. But the things I don't like about my Vibe are....air cond./ heater are very weak, doesn't have a lot of power, Rear vision is poor. I would definitely take these things into consideration.

Great Car!!!!!

5
jpd12 on 02/06/2011

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

I use this website alot when purchasing used cars, so I thought I should contriburte. We purchased our 05 Vibe in July of 09 with 100,000 miles and have absolutely loved it! Unfortunately we got in an accident and the car was totaled. Definitely looking for another. The transmission was auto.

PCM

4.1
jk on 12/02/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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

I had the Power control Module replaced in May 2010 and when I questioned the recall that just came out, I was advised that I should not have paid for the PCM since it was under a warranty put in place by the government and I received a full refund. Check into it if you have also had the PCM replaced and your Vibe is not over 8 years old

It Doesn't Get Better with Age

3.9
Ed on 11/13/2010

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

I purchased this car new and put about 8500 miles a year on it. It isn't a bad car with lots a major mechanical problems but it just isn't a great car. The radio face shows up in red and can't be seen very well during the daylight hours. Also had LED light go out on radio. GM wanted $350 to replace so went to Best Buys and got by cheaper. I also use a pillow on the console armrest as it is too low for arm to fit comfortably without leaning to the right.

Love the VIBE!

4.9
spayurdog on 08/13/2010

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

Fun to drive, great for hauling! Bought used, have had no problems with it. Will look for another, but very sad they are no longer making. :(

Solid, Reliable, Affordable

4.9
Morris N on 07/19/2010

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

We've had our Vibe for 5 years, and my wife drives it primarily around to & from work. The AWD is marvelous in the winter on packed snow & ice; much better than simply a front wheel drive vehicle. Mechanically, it's solid. Interior is adequate for 4 adults, or 2 adults & 3 kids. I'm 6'2" and I have plenty of headroom and leg room. The 4 cylinder engine has to work going up hills when in cruise, but the transmission shifts down and maintains speed. Still, I can't complain when we still get 25-28 mpg on the road with an AWD. It's a great package for the price, especially if you do winter driving.

Love both of them

4.9
Tony O on 05/06/2010

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

Wife bought first one in 05 new. Liked it enough bought a second one, used, in 09. The used one cost as much as the new one. Hers now has 50K, mine is 73K. Only repairs to either was a warranty replacement of power brake booster at 2K, and a set of tires at 30K, debris from road construction. Have topped 36.5 mpg on I-77, and normally get 29-30 mpg in town. Only complaints are the location of the radio antenna and that it is hard to read the instruments during the day. I use the cruise a lot, because it likes to run fast. Had it up to 94 once to keep up with traffic, and still had plenty of pedal left. I think it could easily top 110. Very stable at all speeds.

Reliable!! 140k+

4.6
frankshwartz on 04/12/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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

I drive a lot! School, work, play. This car has been nothing but god to me. lots of room inside. (a 6 ft man can sleep nicely in back) I chose not to trade it in but keep it as a second road trip car. I think I can honestly get 300k out of this thing!

Great Family Car

4.4
Joeytdietz on 04/03/2010

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

We have had this car for 3 1/2 years. We have kept pretty good care of it with oil changes every 3000 miles. Transmission fluid tends to run dark, not sure if this is a common problem with Vibes. No major repairs. We did have a computer replaced recently (at 82,000) after the check engine light came on. That cost us $600. Glad it wasn't a transmission problem because they can run about $3000 in this car. The car has lots of room for our family of four and being that it is a 4 cylinder it gets great gas mileage (32 mpg freeway) for a car its size.

Great Car

5
bb on 02/17/2010

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

I have had mine almost 4 years, bought with 40K, now 90k.. Amazing, only thing replaced was brakes. I live in Colorado, drive up mtn passes all the time.. plenty of power and great in the snow (not sure what the other person was saying down below).. typically get 30 mpg in mixed driving, close to 40 on the hwy only. Its so much bigger than it looks, can put my mtn bike inside without taking off the front wheel. I like the clearance as well, helps in the snow and offroad

119,000 and still going strong

4.8
2005vibeFWD5spd on 12/29/2009

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

bought base model 5 spd MT new in 9-04. 30 mpg,city/hwy. as high as 34 mpg hwy. factory tires fine in dry/rain. useless in 1" snow. bought 4 snow tires. MUCH better. goes through several inches of snow. if it gets 12" deep, FORGET IT. (fwd model) only problems, fuel pump at 60,000 and intermittent hard starting when engine is still warm. wait 20 seconds with key still on and try again. may take 2 or 3 attempts. may idle rough for several seconds. i use my gears for braking when possible. still have factory brakes at 119,000. all in all, car is great! runs smooth and no leaks, overheating, ect. handling is great and it fits in small parking spots.

Love this car

4.8
Vibe Fan on 11/09/2009

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 love love love this car. This is by far the best auto purchase I have ever made. My husband and I both have one and love it. It is very reliable and nice on the pocket book. It is a little small if you have small kids with lots of stuff.

Great car

3.9
Ken Horton on 10/04/2009

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

manual transmission lets you drive for mileage: I consistently average above 36mpg. Large amount of interior space that is very flexible to configure with the 60/40 fold down seats. Rock solid reliability (it's a Toyota). No repairs other than routine maintenance at 50K miles.

My fav car

5
Mil on 09/04/2009

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 purchased the vibe a few months ago. I totally loved the toyota matrix and then I realized the vibe is very similar and much more affordable.

RUNS GREAT

3.9
BRI on 07/01/2009

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

I have had the car for six months and so far so good. Needs more power and fuel milage is poor

I like his car more and more

4.4
M. Mikesh on 06/17/2009

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

My Vibe is a great little car, my first ever new car. I wanted a car with great gas mileage that would fit a 6' ladder, and was made in America. I like the fact that the Vibe drive-train and engine are made in a joint-venture with Toyota, which gave me more confidence in the car's performance over the long term. I want to drive this car for 200,000 miles, like I did with my 1990 Honda Civic. The Vibe consistently gets good mileage, has been nearly maintenance free for the first 50,000 miles, and still looks great. It seems slow when it's loaded with 4 large passengers and going up a hill at 55 mph, but I can punch the accelerator and it will suck more gas and move right up the hill.

Great Little Car!

4.6
TW on 06/02/2009

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

Bought 9 months ago with 100,000 mi. LOVE this little car. It runs like new and never have a problem. Good mileage 28/33. Great design, part minivan, part SUV, part sports car. Very comfortable seating for 4 six footers. ONLY problems are: clicking behind clove box, could fix but is harmless, cold idle is too high can't fix, red dashboard light is hard to see in bright daytime. Other than that its perfect! I expect it to go another 100,000 miles.

poor fuel economy

3.4
brian on 05/09/2009

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

This vehicle is poor in the snow.Fuel economy is 20-25 mpg max,dont try to pass a car at hwy speed on two lane rd or you might be dead!!! If you are looking for fuel economy and a good car in snowy areas this is not your your car.

Even better than I thought

5
Matt on 03/28/2009

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

My previous car has been dying for the last few months and finally kicked the bucket this week. I have been researching cars for hours a day during the last few weeks and had trouble committing to something. I'm the kind of person who wants everything. I wanted an SUV for the capacity. I have two dogs that I drive and need my car to move. I'm on the road a lot. I also needed something that would be good on gas. I wanted a new car but those were too much for me right now. So I bought this used car with only 8,000 miles on it. Practically new. I love this car more than I would have thought. It looks great, drives great.

Still Going!

4.9
Roadrunner on 03/10/2009

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

Though this car is only an '05, it has many hard miles on it. It just hit 145k. Never had it to the dealership, never a problem! Just normal things you have to maintain. Still has original battery. Had brakes replaced last summer. Hit a deer and help up VERY well, hardly could notice any damage. I love this car. It's unreal what you can pack into this thing! Nice storage areas inside, lots of space and very roomy & comfy! The fold down flat seats make it nice for putting just about anything in it. I think it's a very sharp looking car. Had it over a year before I actually realized it was a station wagon. Mine is a 5spd and gets great gas mileage. 145k & still going strong!

Not Just For Young Drivers

4.1
vibeowner on 03/09/2009

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

My wife and I are in our mid 40's which is probably older than the target age for this car. But we love our Vibe for the most part. We looked at the Matrix but went with the Vibe because it looks better, has better stereo (even with the standard system) and roof rails. The 2005 didn't include cross bars so we paid extra for them so we could put stuff on top. There was a problem with intermitent hard/extended starting and GM issued a service bulletin. We took it to three different dealerships to get it fixed but they wouldn't do anything about it until we got lucky and the hard start happened with the service rep. GM is really bad about warranty service. Next time we'll go with Toyota.

Excellent Car

5
Sheriff on 02/28/2009

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've been driving Corolla's for the last 5 years and 2 months ago I replaced by 2000 Corolla with a 2005 Vibe, I have to say I'm very happy with this car, it's small from the outside yet roomy on the inside, I'm 6'-5" and have no issues setting in this car, traction is very good, fuel economy is very good too. I highly recommend this car to anybody, it's a proof that GM can build good cars if they want to!!!

Wheel Bearing Trouble

4.6
Jim on 10/19/2008

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

We bought our AWD Vibe used in 2007. We have put approximately 45,000 miles on it since, due to our work travel. In July of this year (2008) we replaced both front wheel bearings which cost us over $500.00 and this month, (October) we have replaced both rear bearings which cost us over $700.00. Is this normal for AWD?

I Think I'm in Love

5
jessica on 07/18/2008

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

It is awesome!! It is so fun and cute! At first I wasn't too crazy about the looks of it. But, we test drove and looked at everything. This was just more practical! I love furniture and this car is just as roomy as a little truck when it comes to hauling stuff home. I am 5'3 and it fits me to a tee, my hubby is 6'1 and he Loves it! Gas mileage is great now that is is $4 a gallon. It is fun to drive and roomy, the back seat can comfortably seat 2 adults. I love this car, I call it my little go-cart, the motor is a little loud and the steering wheel gives it the sporty feel, it is so fun!

Best car in the nation

4.9
lady t on 07/07/2008

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

Gas mileage is unbelievable. 11 gallon tank. The car is very roomy can carry a small sized couch.

Fun multipurpose compact

4.8
Lewis G. on 04/21/2008

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

This car has performed better than expected. A peppy 4-cylinder with excellent handling. Well-build interior and comfortable seating. Good gas mileage (about 31 hwy. / 27 city), but less than advertised (35 hwy. / 31 city). Roof racks and hitch (added on) makes it a good transportation choice for most recreational activities such as camping, kayaking and cycling. With the exception of a rubber window liner that was replaced under warranty, the car has had no problems at all.

3 Years and going

5
G Sinchak on 04/17/2008

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 2005 Vibe brand new and had it for 3 years. It has been a great car. All we have done is change the oil and tires. We now have 40,000 miles without 1 problem to report. I have been driving for 33 years and found this the easiest to drive car ever. Gas Mileage averages about 28 MPG combined and I will get about 32-33 MPG on the highway with our an automatic transmission.automatic.

My Swiss Army Car

4.5
banjoflyer on 04/10/2008

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We call our Vibe a Swiss Army Car. It hauls big things, is fun to drive, parks easily, and is comfortable for four (five if #5 is smallish). I love the tie-downs in the back. I will be buying another one when I'm ready but I still love this one. One thing, mine came without antilock brakes. I assume that they are all equipped with what I believe to be as much a necessity as seat belts now.

Just what I needed.

5
Timothy R. on 04/03/2008

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

This car is perfect for the situation I faced in 2005. I got transferred to a new job 120 miles (round trip) from home. I knew my GMC pickup truck would not be affordable to drive that distance. So, I decided to buy the Vibe. It was just what I needed. I don't get the optimum gas mileage because I carpool with two other people. This extra weight does cut my mpg down to 27-28 mpg. Everyone who rides in the Vibe likes the ride. I plan to drive this vehicle until it gets too expensive to buy replacement parts. I think I am in a majority, I see more and more people driving Vibes every day.

Hope it gets better with age

3.5
Bruce on 04/03/2008

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

We bought a new car so that we would have a trouble-free auto to drive. In retrospect, we might have been wrong. The car has been back to the dealer at least 4 times (you lose count after a while) to repair the check engine light situation. Fortunately it has been under warranty thus far. Needless to say, it takes time and effort every time we take it in, and this is exactly what we wanted to avoid when purchasing a new vehicle. We wanted to buy an American-made car (at least, buy from an American company), but probably not next time.

Good VIBErations

4.9
V8Vdub on 11/30/2007

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

Versitility in a small package. Power and milage are great, Nice Ride for a short wheelbase car.

Best value car you can have

4.9
Fred Chang on 11/21/2007

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

After test drive 05 Vibe and impressed by the handling and the roomy wagon space, I sold my 2003 Toyota Camry and applied my $3000 GM rebate to purchase Vibe without hesitation. Vibe helps me complete lots of small home improvement projects. Also serves as a commute car for my two little daughters. Ave mpg I got is ~29 from city drive. Using 89 grade gas constantly provide 5 to 10% of gas mileage improvement.

Room to Spare-Love it!

5
Laura Ogren on 09/14/2007

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 love my Vibe. The drop down seat and cargo capacity is wonderful and leaves people asking "What kind of car it this?" It handled extremely well last year in the Denver snowstorms and never got stuck. The fuel economy is great - I am getting about 32 miles per gallon highway. The overdrive is also great and the car is comfortable.

Teacher's Pet

4.9
me on 08/26/2007

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

So far I'm happy with my purchase of this used Vibe. Since I've been driving it, I've noticed more of them on the highway. I love the 30-32 mpg while using the AC continually during the hot August summer in the Midwest. I love the room I have to haul lots of teaching stuff. It seems to handle well and the seats sit me up higher which is a great help to my back problems. And the seat covering make it easy to get in and out-unlike those velour seats.

Loving The Vibe!

5
Lauren =) on 08/15/2007

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've had my Vibe for about six months now, and loved every minute of it! I have three dogs, and love to hike and camp, and the Vibe is perfect! Lots of space, easy to clean up, and fun to drive! Great gas mileage from the car makes the 30 minute commute to and from work less stressful, and the interior design makes any trip a joy. I'm not worried about my family growing, either, seeing as how every part of the vehicle is easily accesible and easy to clean. I might make my next vehicle a Vibe (with a manual transmission this time

Good car

4.5
me on 06/02/2007

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

Very good so far. No problem since bought. Good looking and great features. Fast speed up. Big storage room. Good sound quality radio. Separated (60/40) foldable back seats. Auto headlight and taillight, interior dim light. tire pressure monitor. Smooth shift transmission.

Love My Vibe!

5
jackiepow on 04/10/2007

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

This was the first Pontiac that I ever owned, so I was a little apprehensive to look at them in the beginning. However, once I got inside at the dealership, I knew this was the car for me. I am 5'2" and this car fits me like a glove (it also fits my 6'1" husband). The manual height adjustment for the seats is really what sold me. It gets fantastic gas mileage, handles wonderfully, and it's really quite roomy. I can see out of all of the windows and always feel safe.

Zippy econo X-ovr

4
kent on 02/20/2007

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

Very zippy smooth-good bang for the buck, handles like a sports car. Utility of this car is very good. Mileage is on par for 1.8 toyota engine. Nice fit and finish. Premium sound system. Sounds sporty, I like driving very much with auto trans-not a dog.

Satified

5
2005 Vibe on 02/05/2007

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 own a 2000 Toyota Camry, which I love. I bought my wife a used 2005 Pontiac Vibe. I knew that part of the Vibe was built by Toyota, much like their Matrix. I was convinced that the Vibe was as good as the Matrix, and cheaper, so I bought it. My wife is very happy with this car, and so am I.

my review

5
awd wagon on 02/05/2007

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 drive on highway for going to work but live on country dirt roads and it handles very well on all kinds of roads.It also handles well in the snow.

Great li'l wagon

4.6
Bigdan on 01/31/2007

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

Have had my '05 Vibe for 18 months- great mileage-30/36 (5 speed). Used as a daily work vehicle. Very reliable. Need better seat back support. Love this car.

Fly's like a butterfly stings like a bee

5
Andrea on 01/14/2007

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

Ride is smooth, reliable performance when you need it, excellent handling awesome on the corners.

diggin the vibe

5
jpt on 12/21/2006

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 have really enjoyed owning a my Vibe. I love the affordability and the versatility of it. Especially, for the limited driving I do. If I spent a great deal of time in the car, I probably would not have chosen the Vibe because it is underpowered. It has been a great car and completely reliable. I most definitely would recommend it and would likely buy one again. I would love to see it with a more powerful engine and am sorry to see that they have discontinued the AWD....which is sure footed here in Michigan. The best part is that it is an American nameplate with Japanese reliability.

Near perfect vehicle

4.9
Kevin Federico on 12/20/2006

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

This is a near perfect vehicle in my opinion..Good on gas, seats 4 comfortably, carries a fair amount of cargo, can get out of its own way, looks modern and reasonably priced. I drive double the average each year and so far I have found this car to be very fun to drive. Get the 7 speaker stereo system and moon roof if you can find it...well worth the price.

Miss my Aztek!!

3
Trinity on 12/01/2006

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

I bought the vibe wanting to get better mileage than my Aztek. Better mileage is about all I've gotten. From day 2 I've had troubles, constantly in the shop and there's no pep to this car. The front seat folds down for use, but doesn't lay flat, visibility is awkward also. Not great...although many people love them.

A very nice ride

5
Scott on 11/17/2006

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 is my second Vibe. I upgraded to the GT because I wanted more power and versatility with 6 speeds. I was not disappointed. I am getting 35+ mpg hwy, and about 30 in the city, which greatly exceeds my expectations (and EPA ratings). What a great car, and fun to drive!

What a nice lil car...

4.8
ndrabble on 09/18/2006

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

In a nutshell, the Vibe has performed as well as I expected it to. Two years, 90K miles and no mechanical issues yet; however, the original Continental tires didn't make it pass 20K and the original paint job is the worst I've ever experienced. But, the lil car is averaging about 34/35 mpg on the highway. The ride is not so bad, perhaps a lil loud and a lil slow on the initial pickup or for passing, but enough. Seats are firm and comfortable. And, I'm sure I could mention lots of other things. Overall, I am pleased with it for what I bought it for: a comfortable, affordable, practical and easy on the gas lil commuting vehicle (I commute 150 a day)...

2005 Vibe

5
lauraandval on 08/26/2006

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

Bought this a year ago for gas mileage. I am a mom with two small children and a husband that stands 6'4", and we go everywhere together in this. Very roomy. Husband can get in and out easily. Child seats fit. And I can fit $500 worth of groceries in cargo area. I drove a big SUV and loved it, but hated gas mileage. Now I save the SUV for vacations, and make my car payment with the money I save. I am a stay at home mom who is never at home. I put 30,000 miles on my Vibe last year, and I don't know how I would have been able to afford the gas if I was driving the SUV. We love this car.

I just love my vibe

4.3
Greg Halford on 07/30/2006

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 am a private "eye" and I travel over a large portion of the Midwest. Since buying this car I have been continually surprised at the pep it has and the fuel economy. It just glides down the road like the other " Big Guys ". I have been impressed with it's comfort, roadability, and it's handling. I'm a big guy and I fit in it like a glove. My only "gripe" would be the fact that there is a lot of plastic in the interior and it makes it more noisy than I would like. Other than that I'm a really happy camper when it comes to the VIBE. !!!!

Love my Vibe!

4.6
Mike on 06/15/2006

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 got my Vibe in June of 2005. Since I bought it, I have loved driving it since day 1. I usually get bored with a car 6-12 months after owning it. Everyday I can't wait to drive it because it is just fun to drive. It's a peppy 4-cylinder with good pickup and a smooth ride. There is a little bit of road noise but that is because of the design...which I love. It has a great look and the interior is great. I travel a lot and the interior space is great, more than meets the eye.

My opinions after 9 months of ownership

4.5
Trudy Case on 06/07/2006

Performance: 2 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: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Style-AWD wagon Overall a very nice car that fits our needs perfectly. The cargo area is very useful for hauling 50# bags of horse feed, camping and fishing gear,groceries,etc.AWD really comes in handy in the winter. we live in the mountains of PA.and the roads are not very level or straight around here. During our 1st snow storm this past winter, I just had to take it out to see how well it run in the snow. No problem! Roads were snow covered, but never spun a wheel going uphill or from a stop. Handled very well on curves and going downhill. It just wouldn't slide with the anti-lock brakes. Very good gas mileage. Many useful interior features. Don't like buzzy engine noise.

Excellent Vehicle

4.8
Perry on 05/21/2006

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

We bought this on the GM Employee pricing plan. Couldn't beat the deal. It is a great car, reliable and fun to drive. Excellent gas mileage. Can't really think about anything bad to say other than it should come with a rear mat standard as groceries tend to slide around on the plastic rear floor. We bought 2 huge tote bags that have divided areas which really helped. Car has plenty of head room and is easy to get in and out of. It has tilt wheel but a telescoping steering wheel would be helpful. We are very happy with the Vibe.

Thoughts after a year of ownership

4.8
Tim Dodge on 04/22/2006

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I admit I was a little uneasy at first downsizing from our large sedan to a compact auto but rising fuel costs and poor reliability of the sedan forced our hand. Well any misgivings have vanished. WE LOVE THIS MACHINE! Great handling (love the AWD in our snowy NY winters), good gas mileage for a AWD (average of 31 with the top mileage @ 36 on the open road, around 26-28 intown) and most of all flawless reliability of this sistership to the Toyota Matrix. Although the ride is a little bumpy compared to the pillowy ride of our sedan it is amazing how we can drive this car 14 hours to the Myrtle beach without tiring. The car is sufficiently peppy in power although don't challenge any Hemi's!

great fun

4.9
EDM on 04/18/2006

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

Read reviews before purchasing. The GT model has the extra horsepower to get up to highway speeds in a hurry. The six speed takes some getting used to, but it is fun to drive.

Nice ride!

5
Ron on 04/18/2006

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 drive 110 miles a day to work enjoy the good gas mileage! Very nice riding car!

Good Little Car

4.6
jstant01 on 04/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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

My Vibe is a good little car. I downsized in mid-2005 when gas reached $3.00 per gallon. It gets good gas mileage, is fun to drive, and is very roomy for such a small vehicle. The back seat is HUGE. My only problems have been some rattles in the dash and an ongoing "starting" issue. It doesn't like to fire up right away when the engine is warm. Other than that, no real problems. Great car!

Love My Vibes

5
Jack on 03/22/2006

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

Recently took a 4000 mile trip from FL to AZ and return; my Vibe was flawless and performed superbly on the flat land as well as the mountain portions of the trip. My prior car was a Grand marquis and I can honestly say that the Vibe was a more comfortable car on this potentially arduous trip.

Good looking fair performance

3
TR on 03/21/2006

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

Like the look. Slow at start but better at high speed. Don't feel safe at high speed. I got automatic which said 29-34 mpg but never been higher than 30 mpg (most on highway). A little difficult to see when backup. Engine is noisy. Tires are expensive for the side. Inside smells like egg. Cheap material for dashboard. Quite comfort seats but not for big guy. People on rear seats can easily kick something under the front seat. Air conditioner control is hard with gear at parking position. Poor rear washer. I bought it because it is Toyota inside but the outside is better than matrix and got a good deal. Sticker price is too high with this car. Dealer was not good but service dept is nice.

awsome car!

4.8
missina on 03/15/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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 was looking at the 06' vibe and found that I could get more for my money by getting an 05' even if it was used. This car drives wonderfully for me, although my only thing aganst it is that part of the roof rack was stolen off my car and it was way to easy for the person to take it (all they needed was a flat head screw driver) and now I can't find the part to replace it and the dealership said that we can "talk" about it.

best vehicle I ever owned

4.9
automatic on 03/05/2006

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

very comfortable. very easy to manuever. the gas mileage is constant at 33 to 35mpg. Always looks great. Plenty of cargo space, easy to put the back seats down to maximize the room available for cargo. sound system is very good. Love the angle of the passenger dash placement of the air bag. is not set to hurt passenger, but too cover the windsheild, and minimize possibilty of severe trauma. My only complaint is I don't love the arm rest and places for drinks etc. you need to grope to locate. all in all, I plan to keep it as long as I possibly can. It would be hard to duplicate the good features.

05 vibe

4.4
Nick Davis on 02/27/2006

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

always seems to run and drive well, never any reliability concerns, I do have a rattle in the dash at less than 1 year old, and seems a little small at times. But I otherwise can't think of a more practical starter car for the small family.

VIBrate-ing

4.9
Rich on 02/26/2006

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

The Vibe is a great deal more than I even expected! The ease of handling, peppy response, fine gas mileage and roomy cabin area are amazing for a car of this size and price. I gave up a foreign SUV - and I'm completely happy to come back to Pontiac!

Awesome Car

4.9
Dan H on 02/25/2006

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

This car is wonderful! I'm 19 yrs old and drive this care every day to school. It is great on the road. I also visit my friends in Oswego, NY which is a 6 hour drive..and if i lucky i get there on one tank of gas!! The gas mileage rocks! It is so versitile. All my friends love the look of my car. and the sound system is incredible! good job pontiac i was looking for a good american car to get and i found it!

this is a keeper!

4.9
Shirley B on 02/18/2006

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

Love this Vibe. The arrangement of the drivers seat is first time I have sat comfortably to drive. no leg fatigue. It handles wonderfully, and has plenty of pickup and 'go' for me! I drive in excess of 65 miles each day, mostly freeway and my gas consumption is an average of 34 mpg. Mostly it is closer to 35mpg. I cant help but wonder why they are not advertised more. (but then, I found mine from just seeing an associates new purchase in the parking lot.) The only thing I might change is in the area of the arm rest console. It sets just a little too far back to be convenient for me. I am totally satisfied with this purchase. I plan to keep it a long time. Very impressive little vehicle

2005 VIBE

4.9
greywolf855 on 02/08/2006

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

Fun car and economical. I traded a full size Dodge club cab to save on gas. The vibe gets over three times the milage of my old truck. It has plenty of power for everyday driving and some fun too. The shifter is a little stiff and it goes into 2nd and 3rd gear somewhat hard. Quick shifts occasionally end up in gear grinding. The vibe will save you money over the matrix with dealer incentives that toyota does not offer. Plus its styling is better that the matrix's.

I like my Vibe

3.9
Jon Dixon on 01/27/2006

Performance: 3 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: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I think your review is spot on. It's a good overall package of style economy vesatility and performance. I had to make a couple of quick maneavers to avoid trouble and handled confidently and stuck to the road. We didn't need a big SUV, but wanted to have some utiliy. A good balance.

Good ergonomics

4.8
Rob on 01/11/2006

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I originally wanted to replace my 85 Voyager with a new minivan but I would have to spend an additional five grand to own a van vs a Vibe. I drove past a local dealer and took one home to show the family. My wife and two boys climbed in and were surprised at the amount of room inside this neat car.The first thing you notice is that you sit up high giving you fantastic visibility, as well as great ease of entry and exit.The 1.8 liter motor has plenty of power and zips through traffic just fine. It is also amazing how much you can fit inside, fold the seats down all the way,or half way, you can load up for a craft show or major grocery shopping. This is a small car with a big attitude, get one.

great car

4.9
MATT on 01/10/2006

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

Love this little station wagon great on gas very comfortable drivers seat. love the sunroof. no trouble yet and ive owned it for a year and a half. Oil filter air filter are easily accessed. Simple underhood design.30k with 0 unschedualed maintanence costs to date.

It's a toyota with GM pricing

5
weatherman3 on 01/05/2006

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 works because it's a toyota, the design is all japanese and that's a great thing. luckily, pontiac actually improved over the matrix styling and mines really hot. I have the base auto salsa with the sports package and 17 inch alloys. the extra spoilers on the back are unique and really add to the body kit. i also have the moon and tunes pkg with abs and black interior. the vehicle is really sporty looking and handles well with the big wheels. the best part of this deal was the gm employee pricing plus i haggled an additional 1300 off that, which deducted about 5000 off msrp. got great financing too.

What a great!!!!! Little car

5
jerry on 12/07/2005

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

what a great little car. I love the seats that sit up like your riding in an SUV, very comfortable on the back. The acceleration is surprising for the size of the engine. Lots of great standard features. I like the low tire warning indicator, the external temperature indicator, the built-in- dash AC jack, rear window wiper, defroster, and great gas mileage. Also, it has great head room, and great leg room in the back seat. One of my main reason for buying is that it has a toyota motor, and toyota transmission as well as being built at the toyota assembly plant. Wow..Wow..Wow...if you are looking for great gas mileage, and a fun to drive, peppy, and comfortable care. This care has it!

One of the Best Decisions I've made!!!

4.8
NewPontiacDriver on 12/05/2005

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've had this car for three months now and I am completely statisfied with it so far. It drives nice, accelerates adqeuately, stops confidentally, and most importantly (for me) pulls through the snow with no problem. My steep, snow covered driveway is a problem no more. Also I love the fact that it is pratically a Toyota in GM clothing.

Cool Little Car

5
Harold Wainwright on 11/26/2005

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

The biggest temptation to buy was the price and the fuel mileage. All the other features were a bonus. My Vibe goes out of his way to do for me what I ask, and more.

Oh what Car

5
slammerbob on 11/24/2005

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

This is the second vibe we have owned, we had a 2004 vibe and had traded in on a honda civic hybrid that was a mistake . We bought the awd in august and really enjoy driving it. Plenty of space to haul anything like a mountain bike or a power washer with room to spare. The earlier vibe had a problem with storage under the shifter staying closed. We intend to keep this one I hope subaru takes note their vehicles are getting to expensive for the average family to afford.

Vibe vs. Outback

4.9
Larry on 11/07/2005

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

I can most accurately compare this car to the '01 Subaru Outback wagon I traded in. I traded because of the General's various incentives, a variety of research (including Edmunds), proven Toyota drivetrain reliability vs. a growing concern about websites featuring major head gasket issues in 98-02 2.5 liter engines on Soobs, and having a car with a good trade-in value. The Subaru was quieter, was a tad more stable in winds, and seemed to have a bit more room. Other than that, the Vibe is probably more reliable, has better mileage (both are AWD), butt-level seating (good for bad backs and visibility), great Moon and Tunes stereo, and equal power because the Vibe has a "smarter" tranny.

Love my Vibe

4.9
anitalazr on 11/03/2005

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

Vibe fit the bill of low cost and good gas mileage. I love my little red pontiac. It is great for around town, easy to park, hauls 4 adults very comfortable, and the hatchback is great for shopping/storage. Drove it from L.A. to S.F. in Calif, along Highway 1 (the beautiful coast) .. my Vibe did great, handled well.

Vibe 05

4.8
Gary on 10/19/2005

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

On the good side, robust for a 4- cylinder, SUV-like roominess with seats down, mileage great @ 55-60mph, not so good averaging 70mph as could be expected. On the bad side, rough downshift when braking downhill, annoying seatbelt reminder, headlights that can't make up their mind at dawn and dusk. Overall a very sound car.

Vibe Review

4.8
Bob on 10/02/2005

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'm still liking my '05 Vibe. Since gasoline is nearing $3/gallon in my area, the economy of the car is the main attraction. Still, I like the exterior styling very much and the interior is modern, too. The handling is better than I expected and the car is perfect for those suburban errands. I've driven it on the highway and it is relatively quiet below 70 mph. I easily bettered the EPA highway estimates by simply accelerating a little less aggressively. The fact that it's built by an American manufacturer makes me feel better. I still turn around and look at it when I get out.

I am absolutley happy

4.5
Aime Nitsch on 09/28/2005

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

I love my Vibe. Lots of Pros....love the seats. Comfort! The arm rest is way to low though. I get no use out of it and I am only 5'5". The moons and tunes package is a must. Makes it more sporty. I absolutley HATE the beeping that goes on for 2 minutes when I put the car into drive without having my seatbelt on. I understand the safety of it though. And make sure you get a mat for the back end. The "durable" plastic gets scratched very easy. I love everything else about it. The vents cool design. All the seats fold down. The current temp. I also wish that Audio controls were offered on the steering wheel. But its a GREAT bye!

Very Vibe Happy

4.9
Ross on 09/28/2005

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

I am very happy after getting rid of my gas guzzling Isuzu Rodeo. Very roomy for all my camping/mountain biking gear. Comfortable for 4 adults if needed. Great mileage for such a roomy vehicle. Feels very solid. Winter diving performance remains to be seen. The GM incentives/pricing made this a no brainer.

an american car that rocks

5
tjs317 on 09/20/2005

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

okay, I wanted to buy american & get the reliability of a toyota. Nuff said, same assembly line as toyota matrix. a 6 speed tied to the yamaha engine doesn't hurt, either!!!

Great car for the money

5
Andy on 09/19/2005

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

The '05 Vibe is an excellent car to drive. The vvt-i engine is very responsive even at lower rpm's. You don't have to sacrifice gas milage like you would with a Vibe GT. This one has all the power you need. I prefer the five speed over the six speed transmission also. It shifts without the knotchy feeling of the six speed I drove ('03). The interior is spacious and comfortable with plenty of cargo room. The back seats fold down flat unlike some hatchbacks. Tie straps are included to help hold cargo on the slick plastic surfaces. The exterior design of the Vibe is streamline and sporty. A worth while option is the appearance package which includes color keyed bumpers and fog lights.

One of the Best

5
One of the Best on 09/15/2005

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

This car is one of the best I have ever driven in this price category. It is less expensive then the Toyota Matrix, comes with more standard equipment and with the GM Employee Discount, plus other discounts, this car was a real buy for me. The fuel mileage is great (29 in the city), higher on the road. It handles like a much bigger car and has enough room to put lots in the back with the seats down. I highly recommend it.

A Toyota in a GM skin

5
Frank on 09/13/2005

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

People contemplating getting a Toyota Matrix should buy the Vibe instead. It is assembled in California by union members (Matrix is non-union). It's a lovely car which sparks a lot of interest, is fun to drive, is very utilitarian, and has great gas mileage. Fit and finish are great. Standard stereo sound system is fine as well. Should retain its value, especially with gas at over $3/gal.

Fun car!

4.9
MSR on 09/12/2005

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

I purchased my brand new '05 Vibe about a week ago. I was looking for a "family car" that had plenty of room, a great safety review, and a reliable build. The Vibe has all that, and is also a blast to drive. It's utilitarian.. there's plenty of room for all your stuff, and the rear seats fold down to give you a huge amount of cargo room. It's also a gas sipper, mine gets about 29/34 mpg on regular gas.. a plus with the insane fuel prices right now. It also features a Toyota engine and drivetrain. Much of the car is designed by Toyota, and it shares many parts with its "sister" auto, the Toyota Matrix. There were a lot of nice options included for the price too, it was a great overall value.

So far, so good!

4.1
CougarVibe on 09/07/2005

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

With the rediculous rise in gas prices and the incentives available from GM (Employee Discount/$1K Cash/$1K "Conquest"), I was more than happy to buy my Vibe and get rid of my Explorer. Besides very good gas mileage, I bought this vehicle because of its AWD ability and Toyota drive-train. The exterior is much better looking than the Matrix, the car is very functional thanks to the storage room and 5-doors, and it definitely has a stylish character. The interior layout is good, with only a few complaints (center armrest is too short, CC is located in awkward place, no power driver's seat). Overall, I'm very happy considering I got an AWD for the FWD MSRP!

VIBErations

4.8
Vibe Viewer on 09/07/2005

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

From the first time I drove my Vibe, I was completely satisfied with ALMOST every detail. The only exceptions would be the compromised visibility due to the wide plastic rear window supports and the cramped control panel when the gear shift is in park. The gas cap release lever could be a bit larger. I am a heavy man but the seats and leg room are still extremely comfortable. The gas mileage is about 30 mpg, even with the a/c. The car is 'tight' (no squeaks) and the ride is excellent for almost any size vehicle. The price was excellent considering the many factory-installed options. Well done, GM!

acceleration

4.4
leonard shoemaker on 08/30/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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

must be careful when starting from a dead stop. with front end being so light, car has tendency to lose traction. must watch when on stones, dirt or wet road.

On or Off-road, The AWD Vibe's a Winner

5
pattdc on 08/25/2005

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

I'm a 55-year-old independent documentary film- maker and freelance journalist who travels extensively to get the story. Since purchasing my AWD Vibe in April of this year, I've put 14,000 miles on her without any problems -- most of the miles on the interstates... but I've also taken The Vibe off-road in the sand, rocks, washes and gullies of the Sonora Desert; crossed over the Rockies three times; and zipped down unimproved roads through several National Forests. Vibe's peppy performance is adequate without being special. P.S. I'm 6' tall and weigh 250 lbs, but The Vibe comfortably fits me, plus my luggage and equipment bags, and has room to spare.

great vibrations

5
lovethevibe on 08/25/2005

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 have been very pleased with the vibe. we have two young kids and the vibe handles our family needs very well. flexible and roomy and very fuel effiecient - especially on hwy. the compact size makes the vehicle easy to park and maneuver in the city, but the vehicle rides solidly on the hwy. love the sporty styling. it's a great- looking vehicle that still is useful for family. entry and egress is very good.

Blue Vibe base fwd auto power package

5
goodvibrations on 08/18/2005

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

I have only had the car for two weeks but I am very pleased. Like sitting up higher than a normal car. Good interior space and hatch glass that opens separately is handy. Nice that the passenger seat folds down so kids son can get a nice view of the road. Love the dash. Provides all the information you need and its just plain cool. Gas mileage is excellent and I like the gearing. At 100 km per hr (60 mph US) only reving at 2500 rpms. Great little family wagan with a sporty twist no regrets with my purchase.

My Vibe saved my life

4.6
Debbie on 08/17/2005

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

My parents bought me a new 2005 Vibe On May 25,2005. I was in a terrible accident August 9, 2005 My car was hit in the drivers door by another car going 40-45mph the force of the impact pushed my car across the street and into a pole. I got out of my car and walked away from the accident with only a sprained neck and a bruised shoulder...my passenger was unhurt. My car was totaled by the insurance company with over $13,000 worth of damage. I bought the Vibe because I loved how it looks but the 5 star safety rating was the reason my parents wanted me to get this car and I am alive today because of it. I am buying another Vibe this week.

Love my vibe!

5
Sara on 08/13/2005

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

Just got my new Fusion Orange Vibe and I LOVE it. Almost bought at Matrix, dealer got a little nasty when we said we were going to look at the Vibe. Saw my baby on the Lot and I was hooked, got a great deal with the moons & toons and on-star package already in car. Didn't think I cared about the moon roof but now I love it. Smooth drive, seems to get great mileage, love the wide front window, great viewing area (compared to my old Jimmy). Just FUN to drive at 52 years old, feel like a kid with my first car!!

Great choice to drive

4.8
KATI on 08/10/2005

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 love my vibe. My daughter thinks its great. We both like the moon roof. I compared and looked at many vehicles and finally decided on the vibe due to gas mileage. I drive to work 65 miles 1 way 4 or 5 nights per week. It actually gets 32-33 mpg, but then again i don't drive the speed limit all the time. For a 4 cylinder it does have a lot of pep!!!!!!!! Its the best!!!!

Well designed, well made, great mileage

4.8
Rod in Portland, OR on 08/09/2005

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

It took two months, but I researched and drove every car in this class. Selected base-model because it is best all-around fit for me. Toyota Matrix was second (identical mechanicals. Vibe is exported to Japan as a Toyota.) Car had to be less than 175 inches long because of short garage. Vibe is 171. Very practical, fun, versatile car. Very easy to drive. I've used it on trips to Seattle and the Oregon Coast, around town, and for hauling stuff including 8-ft 2X6's. I keep meticulous expense records. 32.6 overall mpg to date (city/highway). Best ever was 39.3 freeway mpg @ approx. 75 mph with air conditioning on. Glad to have automatic driving lights in this rainy climate.

Love My Vibe!

5
Ellen on 08/03/2005

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

I love my VIBE! This car handles great, is fun to drive, is fuel efficient (and clean burning!) and it looks cool. It easily carries our canoe, kayaks, bikes and hauls around our 100lb Black Lab.

Zippy Vibe

4.9
Rob on 07/27/2005

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 found the standard Vibe with automatic transmission to be very zippy around town as well as the freeway. City fuel milage varies from 24 to 29mpg depending on traffic and stop lights. I like the wide wheelbase and the way it hugs the road and the curves reminisant of the 60's, a Pontiac trait. Ilove this Vibe as it passes the gas stations, not like other vehicles that outweigh it and waste's fuel. The Vibe is an all around zippy fun vehicle; its the answer to todays gas prices. I look forward to driving the Vibe to Monterey, and up to Oregon, and Washington, i know it will get looks and stares, it always does.

Buy This Car

4.5
Plat2005Vibe on 07/25/2005

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 bought my Vibe a few months ago and I love it. It is an Automatic, with "Moon & Tunes", Power group, aluminum wheels, and black leather interior. Average gas mileage is 28 city, 35 highway. Current miles: 2560. I compared this with serveral other cars and this was the most that I could get for my money. A similarly equipped Matrix would have cost me over $3000 more. Fit and finish are pretty good. The car feels solid and is surprisingly quiet inside. It maneuvers well in traffic and brakes well. For those who had problems with the car "falling apart", maybe they are a bit too rough on it. I find it to be well made. Very versatile and economical!

Tin Foil Car

2.4
Matt on 07/18/2005

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

This car is a basic to and from work car. Front fenders are thinner than the Lunar Lander's. Interior is cheap, cheap, cheap. Visor mirror has closing lid on driver side only? Scared to death of being hit in this car at any speed.Cannot shut off auto headlights.Undercoat on car has to be re - applied due to poor quality control. Passenger seat too low. No power seats available.

The Matrix only better

5
Deanna on 07/17/2005

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

I love my Vibe. You will not ever need another car. The folding seats make it the best ever and most versitile vehicle I have owned in 30 years. Fun to drive and the styling is wonderful. More features than the Matrix and more comfortable this vehicle is built by Toyota and is the same as the Matrix with better options. Great for families and my grandkids love it.

My 2005 Pontiac Vibe

4.8
Sondra Coble on 07/14/2005

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my 2005 Pontiac Vibe. It has lots of get up and go when I need it like coming from a exit ramp onto a highway. It handles really well and I just love driving it. I have 8 grandchildren and it is especially nice when I have small grandkids in the back. It has the child safety locks as well as window locks. I have piece of mind knowing they can not open a window or door while I'm driving down the road. It is also very spacious and roomy in the back seat. I was amazed when I finally rode back there. I'm 53 years old and it's one of the best investments I have ever made.

Santa Barbara Vibe

5
curtchester on 07/11/2005

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

Initially, a problem with car wandering under all road conditions. After replacing Continental tires, problem solved IF front tire pressure 38 and rear 36. Now handles perfect with neutral steering. Otherwise, absolutely no complaints.

Great vehicle!

5
snydered2004 on 07/05/2005

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

My wife and I are extremely happy with the Vibe. We have the "Toons and Moon" package and it is outstanding. The build quality is great and the car gets great gas mileage.

Enjoy the drive

5
Manny R on 07/05/2005

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

The vehicle has a lot of room is fun to drive fuel economy is great and the 4cly engine is pretty good for the size of vhicle. i am able to park easily the rear quarter windows have a slight blind spot but you can adjust. easy entry and getting out allows my elderly mom to get in and out easily a nice firm ride i can fell the road with the 17" wheels handles corners like a sports car with less stops at the gas pump i am very satisfied with my vibe if my kids would need a car for collage i would buy another no hesitation.quality vehiclee worth your hard earned $$$$$$

Neat car

4.8
James on 07/03/2005

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The only trouble we initially had were small rattles coming from the tailgate area. Turned out to be tailgate and hatch glass struts

Don't even think about getting one!

2
JAKE on 06/29/2005

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

The car is just plain poorly made. Great at the dealership and first 1,000 miles. After that, it's all a sad story. The car changed and the interior started to fall apart. There is a leak that won't go away and the seat now feels like a bag of potatos! I am VERY disappointed in this GM offering and now see why the car was so cheap. Any manufacturer that offers "employee pricing" is in deep trouble. I dislike this car so much, I took it back and paid a small fortune to get out of it and into another car. Do yourself a favor, don't even bother with this vehicle.

Great Wagon, Toyota Quality, Best Buy

5
NewPontiacOwner on 06/22/2005

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

Fun to drive. Great build quality. Stylish. One great GM/Toyota joint project. I prefer the look of the Pontiac Vibe better than the Toyota Matrix. I like the newly design antenna just like those in BMW. It produces great power, handles very well. Keep up the good work Pontiac!

12,000 mile review

5
fladad on 06/11/2005

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

I have had my Vibe since OCT and now have 12000 miles. Not one mechanical problem yet. The upgraded stereo-Moons and Tunes-sounds great. The car is nimble and quick for only 130hp. At 65- 70mph I get a true 34mpg with auto transmission. It feels bigger when inside than it really is. Unless you have GM card points and OLDs loyalty rebate, it makes more sense to buy a used one with 10-12k miles for about 12- 13000 dollars.

Cheap and cheery

4.6
Avid Napper on 06/02/2005

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 needed to economize and fast, so traded in my 2005 Dodge Magnum SXT with AWD for a 2005 Pontiac Vibe with AWD. While I miss the pickup and heft of the Magnum, I certainly don't miss the frequent trips to the gas station. Plus, the Vibe hugs the road and is surprisingly peppy for a car that gets great mileage (well, compared to the PT Cruiser I had before the Magnum, which didn't get such great mileage, come to think of it). While I was afraid I was going to resent driving around in an economy- mobile (and honestly, I will wish Pontiac offered heated seats when winter returns), I'm quite pleased with it. And my partner, a snob where American cars are concerned, enjoys driving it too.

Pontiac Vibe, a good fuel-economy car

4.4
Kristin on 05/28/2005

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

This car really surprised me. I loved the design but was weary of how the performance was going to be. When I got in the car to my surprise the little 4 cylinder engine really has some spark to it and allows for good acceleration. The car is light and this makes the body and the engine fit perfectly and the fuel-economy is way above what I was used to. The interior is of course not as roomy as I would have liked it to be, but the hatch back has a lot of room and the seats will fold down to make a great deal of room which was excellent when I was moving stuff to another city. The interior is also very sporty and the seats comfortable. On the negative, the silver exterior paint chips easily.

A good choice

4.8
Viber on 05/21/2005

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 just got my new Vibe after selling my Prizm. It is great! At this time with gas over $2, this was the only one that give reasonable mileage and the nice SUV feel. The Toyota engineering makes it an easy pick and this has the better styling than Matrix.Of course I got tons of incentives too, making it a bang for the buck. Lots of cool features. I love the cluster gauges and lighting. Really nice looking and practical interior. I can't really complain about the power because my prizm was about the same range. This seems to have good handling. Only concern I have at this time is - the suspension seems to be rigid. My Prizm handled bumps much much better. Overall, it makes you a proud owner!

super car

4.8
joeklag on 05/19/2005

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

performance for a little 4 cylinder engine is great, get the 5 speed, its worth the shifting to have fun when you want to. interior configuration is fabulous, if you can't find a way to get big stuff into THIS little car you need a truck!

buy one of these!!!

5
Driz on 05/17/2005

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

I love my vibe! After driving a variety of vehicles from SUV's to compacts the vibe is the best of both worlds. The fuel economy of a compact and the interior room of a small SUV, not to mention the feeling of sitting higer than any car I have ever driven. The vibe is fun sporty and on average $1500-2000 less than his Toyota brother. Top that off with the availability of On-Star and you have a real winner in this zippy wagon.

Fun to Drive Great on Gas

4.8
Fun Car on 05/16/2005

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

The Vibe is a great little car its fun to drive has a smart sporty look, and is great on gas milage. The large wheel base gives is a great ride and good handling. Its a soild tight car.

pontiac vibe

4.9
r morter on 05/11/2005

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

Excellent comfort, room ride ,quality and 30 mpg on average driving for 15k. A bargain compared to toyota , prius and Honda hybrids.

Best Car for Your Bucks

5
Stacy Volin on 05/05/2005

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

If you want a car that can store a lot, look nice and feel comfortable even on long car rides, buy this one. Price is reasonable for everyone. It rides like a Lexus without the price tag. I almost bought a 330X Lexus. Saved myself lots of bucks and gave myself OnStar which is quite an advantage.

Great car to travel across America!!

5
Michael Dinsdale on 05/01/2005

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 have had this car for about 3 weeks , and Love it!!! the fuel economy is way better than what was put on the sticker.It drives really well on the highway and in town. We are very pleased with our choice of this type of suv.

I was Wowwed!

4.9
RJA on 04/28/2005

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

By looking at the car from afar, I was not impressed. But when I got in it and drove it, I was Wowwed! I love it, its alot of fun, great mileage, easy to handle, and a great looking small car.

The perfect car!

5
Mark on 04/28/2005

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

I bought my first Vibe when they first came out in 2002 and after 36000 miles it has been flawless. Last year when my wife needed a car, we carefully considered Camry, Accord, Mazda 6 and Jetta but endded up getting another Vibe. I'm perplexed by Edmunds luke warm review, while Jetta gets a glowing review?? The Jetta's interrior and trunk is cramped compared to the Vibe, and the Vibe has better steering response and a far better base engine (I didn't want turbocharged). Edmunds says the Vibe is not "sporty", but I find it nimble and crisp, on par with import sport coups. The larger Camry and even Accord is not as nimble, but the Vibe has just as much interrior room.

Good & bad

3.3
ART on 04/28/2005

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

Great fuel milage 29 to 32 city and 40+ hwy,too many rattles,safety concern, when emergency braking shoe is applied to brake and gas pedal at same time so car can't stop safely. I've had two very close calls. Shoe size is 10 d. Very uncomfortable to drive on long trips.

Great Car

5
Scott on 04/17/2005

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 car for the money. Fun to drive, great on gas, and a sharp looking little car. I was out the door for just over $18K, with the navigation system and 6 disc CD player.

Needed instead of Wanting

4.5
Steve on 04/15/2005

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

Got a very economical car in this era of rising gas prices. I got a great price for everything that came on this Vibe. Anyone needing an inexpensive car that is inexpensive to run then check out the Vibe. I went with the FWD instead of the AWD. I drove both, about the same feel supposedly a little better mileage with the FWD. Lots of head and leg room. I'm 6'2 and there is 6=7inches of headroom to spare.

Fun, Practical , & Different !

4.8
Emily on 04/11/2005

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

I had a 1991 Honda Civic Hatch & was ready for my first new car. I knew I wanted a hatch and something distinctive rather than the generic looks of the civic & focus. The Vibe is a fun travel car but practical for the weekly trip to the grocery store ! Bright Chromatic dials, Cybercloth seating, and a high view of the highway. I don't feel like I'm being looked down upon by all the passing SUVs!

This is the most fun car I've ever had!

4.9
jody on 04/08/2005

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

I have had my Vibe for about 9 months now. My gas mileage is great and I haven't had to do anything but change the oil. It handles very well and everything works very smoothly. I feel like it is very quick for a 4 cylinder. I also like the higher seating position. I can fit a lot of cargo in the back with the seats folded down. I love the look of the dash and interior. The exterior styling is great also. I have gotten compliments on my car at the drive up at the bank, car wash, etc. All in all, this is a very cool versatile vehicle.

My 2005 Vibe

5
Zach on 04/04/2005

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

I recently bought a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. I have been driving it for a week now and I already love it. I get about 27 mpg and it isnt even broken in yet. The audio system in it is very good for stock. This car handles and accelerates beautifully. I like it and recommend it to anybody looking for a fuel saving zippy car.

21 yr. old gal loves her vibe!

5
21&LoveMyVibe on 04/02/2005

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

The lease on my 2001 Nissan Sentra SE was up and I wanted a car that was fun to drive, look at, and also reliable. I wanted an SUV but I felt as though I was driving a truck in most of them. I then saw how many types of these "mini SUV/wagon" things were out. I narrowed my choices down to the Toyota Matrix (not enough pep, and too noisy, looks kinda cheap next to my vibe) & mazda 3 5 dr. (not really a good lease deal). I was about to give up on finding a car I loved when I decided to pull into Pontiac. I saw the VIBE in the show room, test drove it, and bought it that same day! Everyone at the college I attend has given me compliments. The vibe is so fun to drive and look at, perfect car!

Family Safe Car

5
ellaarkin on 04/01/2005

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

This the first car I am actually comfortable driving my children around in. My children are my most valuable treasure and we found a reliable and economical family car.

My little suv

4.8
Lori on 03/31/2005

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

I was looking for a suv type vehicle, and saw a vib on the pontiac dealership lot by accident. I loved the looks of it, and when I found out it was made with Toyota i bought it. I love this little car. It sits upright, plenty of room, and very little wind noise. I recently drove it from Arkansas to Birmingham, Alabama, and got around 34 to 35 mpg runny at 60 to 70 mph. I never had any problems passing by just using common sense. I was very pleased with everything about it. The one thing that I did notice that bothered me at first, was the first time I turned on the AC around town. I noticed the pull of it on the motor, but after I got used to it it was no big deal. Paid $16,400

GREAT CAR

4.8
ANANAT on 03/24/2005

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

This is a great car for the money and because my husband is a car sales man and I could have almost any car I want and I chose this one says it all. Great car for a family, lots of room - I put a computer (still in box) right in the back no trouble, did not even have to lay the seats down. Excellent power for not having any bigger motor then it has. This car also handles curves wonderfully. I drive fast around them so I should know.

Nice car but not for me

4
John on 03/22/2005

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

I bought my wife a 2004 Vibe and have to say we are not very impressed. Gas mileage is great but performance is lacking. I realize I did not buy a fast sports car but this car can't get out of it's own way. On the highway the car is all over the road the second a 5 mph. breeze blows. The car does not hold the road good at all and my wife and I feel very unsafe in it. The inside of the car is very stylish with nice gauges and switches but that just doesn't cut it.

Our second Vibe!

4.9
cathyy on 03/21/2005

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

When my husband and I decided to trade in his Grand Am and my Vibe and get just one new car (pending retirement) there was no discussion about which model car to get. We both knew it HAD to be another Vibe. Our Vibes have never given us a moment's worry. Everything Just Works, and looks good while doing it. We get the basic utility of an SUV without the hefty gasoline guzzling. When our daughter visits, the Vibe is her choice of car to borrow due to the easy car seat installation. The optional cargo box prevents groceries from sliding around in the cargo area, and folds flat out of the way. It's an ideal car for almost anyone, young or old. Don't be misled by the marketing.

Practical, Fun and Reliable

5
RAC on 03/21/2005

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

The Vibe was purchased for my wife as a station car and to provide cargo space for weekend errands. The ride is comfortable, smooth and quiet. And the car is surprisingly agile on the road - it handles better than we thought it would. The cargo space (which can be configured a number of ways depending upon back seat position) is especially useful for us - the tie down tracks are ingenious and will help you to secure your cargo. We do recommend the cargo mat, however, to help prevent cargo slippage. The Vibe is fun to drive, safe, pratical and so far, reliable. The fuel economy matters more to us than speed or power, which by the way, is fairly good nevertheless!

The Vibe

4.8
nervisnel on 03/13/2005

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

I have to say the Vibe is a great little car. I love the way it looks on the inside and out, handles well. Gas mileage right now could be a little better. Maybe it will be when it isn't winter time out and having to be in AWD all the time. If anyone wanted a nice reliable car, the 2005 Vibe is a great deal. Seats are really comfy , easy to move and adjust.

versatile

4.6
Patricia on 03/12/2005

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

Peppy, manual 5spd trans, excellent acceleration even on steep inclines on open highways, good gas mileage, avg 28mpg city-35mpg highway, easy to maneuver, excellent short-turning range, interior spacious both front & rear for leggy passengers, plenty of head room, comfortable easy to reach for smaller drivers, front and rear seats fold down allowing gracious hauling capacity, excellent versatility as family vehicle seating max5 or camping, garage sailing, etc.

Life with my Vibe

4.9
dennishough on 03/10/2005

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

This is the car I really wanted. I knew going in that the AWD model was a little underpowered compared to a 5-speed front wheel drive model. Outside style and inside comfort are first rate. Doors all close with that nice Japanese sound and fit. The trick to driving it is to keep the overdrive turned off while in traffic below 50 mph. Then when everyone is out of your way or you merge onto the highway, kick on the overdrive and let it roll up to 60 + mph. There is a torque converter that allows the overdrive to have a high and low range so you will control that with your touch on the gas peddle. I plan to add power with some after market engine breathing products.Try to get $3000 in rebates

a great car

4.9
joey on 03/07/2005

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

Ii traded in my suv for the vibe. It's fun to drive with plenty of pep without sacrificing gas mileage. We travel with big dogs and camp often. There is plenty of room for everthing including 2 extra adult passengers. The best mileage I have recorded was 39 miles to the gallon! Normally I get at least 36 on the road. I have absolutely no complaints with this car. It is perfect.

Fun, Practical & Economical Car!!

4
Carol T on 03/05/2005

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 is not only economical, it is very practical and roomy. The back seat has more leg room than any other small car we looked at. We can comfortably fit 4 adults in the car with room to spare. It is also great for grocery shopping, taking the dogs to the vet, etc. It has good pep and the ride is nice! I would highly recommend the car, especially for the price!

Pontiac Vibe

5
CPS on 03/05/2005

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

This car has a very smooth ride, I feel secure in the way it handles. It looks good on outside and inside. The stereo is excellent. I'm very happy with it.

Fantastic Fusion

5
David on 03/05/2005

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

2004 Fusion Vibe. Fusion color receives tons of double takes. Purchased with some anticipation, but could not be happier with my decision. Exterior size was a concern, but there is an abundance of interior space. I love this car. Purchased with 17 inch wheels and rims, but considering chrome rims soon to make the total package just "Pop"!

Great Car!

4.9
CMGierbolini on 03/03/2005

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

My husband and I rented a Vibe around the 2nd week of Dec 2004. We loved it so much we bought one 2 weeks later! It is the best car I've ever driven! It's stylish and fun to drive. I only wish it had a few more horses. Other than that it's the perfect car! I definatly recommend it to anyone!

Great Car!

5
Melissa on 03/01/2005

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

Fun to drive and very practical. I wasn't wanting to pay $30,000+ for a full size SUV - this fuel efficient car makes for plenty of space. Feels very safe and solid.

2005 evaluation

2.9
Wildcat on 03/01/2005

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

light at above 70mph. Vibration at initial startup from standing.Mileage excellent, Should be delivered with a floormat in rear. choppy ride.

awesome

4.8
gene10 on 02/28/2005

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

oh please!!!a 1.8 engine in a 2700lb car..well i love the little 1.8.I installed a k and n air filter..a world of difference.Great gas miliage. I'm thinking about buying the supercharger/gm product..or the k and n cold air intake system,you will get more hp and torque..i'm always comming up with excuses to drive it...i'm hooked.

Love It/Hate It

4.3
fyoung5 on 02/26/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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

This car is so much fun to drive. I love the space inside and the way it sits higher that the average car, and has plenty of space for a car seat. Having said that, the very best gas milage I have ever gotten is 31 mpg, and that was entiely highway at just under 70. I don't drive conservatively in the city, which is why the 20 - 25 mpg city didn't bother me, but it is nowhere near the 30/36 advertised. It also is horrible in the snow. I have lived in upstate NY all my life and snow has never bothed me. I am going to buy snow tires this weekend and hope it helps. All in all I like the car, but have had a lot of disappointments.

Love it!

5
Mandy on 02/20/2005

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

I really love my new Vibe. I think a lot has to do with the dealership as well. They were very helpful! This car has been through some rough weather already, and did wonderful!

Great Value

5
2005Vibe on 02/14/2005

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

I purchased the '05 Vibe loaded w/auto trans. I looked @ all the cars in this class including Matrix. For those of you who do not know, the Vibe has a the same Toyota engine & drive train the Matrix has. It was a joint venture between Pontiac & Toyota. You can buy the Vibe a lot cheaper than the Matrix. I average 32.8 MPG city/hwy. Try it, You'll like it! I do. No Complaints.

Oil Leaker

4
Glenn Koll on 02/14/2005

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

Could be a nice economical vehicle. Reliability & depentability awful. Purchased in 12/2004 in shop four times for the same OIL LEAK. We only have 1350 miles on vehicle. Dealrship can not guarantee vehicle is repaired. GM will not honor Lemon Law. Being given the run around as dealer will write up the same repair different ways. Forced to contact product liability attorneys. As a loyal GM customer to sum this up in one word Disappointing. Will no longer purchase GM vehicles.

What a blast to drive

5
John on 02/10/2005

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

Bought our new Vibe GT about 3 weeks ago. So far, my wife and I like it better every time we drive it. Solid built, corners great. We are both in our 50's and just love the 6-speed stick and high reving 4 cylinder engine. Taking a trip next weekend. Can't wait.

Vibe has pluses and a couple of needs

4.4
Vibe Owner N on 02/07/2005

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

The only difficult thing about the car is that it is hard to see out when looking towards the rear or the sides.The window configuration could be better to fix this problem.The fold down seats are excellent.It would be nice if it had a bit quieter ride.

A Huggable Little Car

4.5
Jack McCormick on 02/05/2005

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

A cute little car that's lots of fun to drive. Just the right size and the engine performance is better than what you've been told. It feels and looks like you got more quality than you paid for.

Vibe Owner

4.1
Norm on 02/05/2005

Performance: 3 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: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Very flexible design. Nice handling, reasonable ride for a small car. The engine is unusually noisy under acceleration. It could use a little more power, but the MPG is quite good. I found the seats a little too low, especially in the front. Some window tinting would be welcome. Side winds will move it around a bit more than I am used to. Overall, a fun car to drive.

My Review

5
Beth on 02/05/2005

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

I love my Vibe. It is the best car I have ever owned. It is very fun to drive and has great get up and go. Has a wonderful passenger airbag sysytem to turn off the airbag automatically if a child or small adult is sitting in the front passenger seat. Plently of cargo space, GREAT gas mileage, and comfortable seats. The only draw back is it doesn't come with electric windows and entry system unless you bump up to a much pricier model.

Cool, Fun, Practical & Reliable

5
Rick Hansen on 02/05/2005

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

I simply love this car. -Chose monochrome color. Enjoy the sound system w/6-CD in dash. Performance is zippy with standard engine & mileage is quite good. Back seat is quite comfortable for guests and so many configurations for stuff (I feel we have as much carrying room as our Jeep Grand Cherokee had). The Pontiac styling with Toyota engineering really works for me.Also, nice having side air bags and anti'lock brakes. I currently have driven almost 70,000 miles on this Vibe and not one rattle. Nice having a rather complete range of electric functions.

Mischievous car

4.4
Stina on 02/05/2005

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

This car is so fun to drive, my husband who has a car worth $10,000 more wants to drive it! It is great in fuel economy, plus has good pick-up for a 4 cyl. car. I would only say that the paint is not really up to par since the edges around my doors are chipping. Just get some paint to cover these and you will still love this car!

my vibe....

4.9
pinkQ on 02/05/2005

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 purchasee my vibe in 2003 but that wasn't a choice... it is a great zippy car that can hold a TON of stuff... great on the mileage and the only drawback that I have found is a sulfurous odor when I use the heat on occasion.. I was told by the dealer that there would be solution eventually but still have not found it...

drive the Vibe

4.9
Charles Guido on 02/05/2005

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

Great value, fun to drive. Rear sets fold flat-good so as to carry equipment for sports minded people. A small person like myself can sleep inside when on a kayak trip. Add Thule racks to the factory racks and it will carry a secure load.

Sporty And Functional.

4.9
James on 02/03/2005

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

I have owned this car for about 4 months now and I commute 500KMS every 4 days. The Fuel Milage is awsome even at speeds of 120KPH. There is plenty of pep for a little motor. The seats are very comfortable, the interior is very well designed and very functional. I have used this to Haul T.V's welders windshields, dogs. and much more. It is just so versitile.

Versatile, Economical, Fun!

5
Mike on 01/31/2005

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

This is the first vehicle I've owned that I like even more now than the day I bought it. Great gas mileage, fun to drive and plenty of cargo space. I have not experienced any problems or concerns with this car, and it has a very solid, well-built feel. I am very satisified with my Vibe and highly recommend it to others!

I Feel Like A Kid Again!

4.9
Lorelei J. Bell 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

I love my Vibe! Its hip, cool, socially responsible, very usable, easy to handle and park, quick, and makes me proud to own it. Here in Michigan, a great car must get great traction in ice and snow. My Vibe does! Our summers are long and beautiful; a prolonged heat wave is not uncommon. My Vibe's A/C unit pumps out gobs of super cool air even when its 95F w/95% humidity. I opted for the Moons & Tunes package, with a great moonroof and a surprisingly powerful concert quality AM/FM/CD stereo that cranks! It's safe with belts, airbags, 4 pillar side panels, & excellent visibility/maneuverability. It's interior is so flexible; I can carry almost anything. My Vibe makes me feel like a kid again!

Good car - Good value

3.8
RCH on 01/20/2005

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

Our '05 Vibe is a nice little car. Gas mileage, so far, has been good (about 30 mpg in town). No mechancial or body problems after 3500 miles. The interior is nice and seats are comfortable, but many of the interior surfaces are hard and cheap feeling. The hard arm rests are not too comfortable. Ride and handling is good in the city and on the highway/expressway. Overall, it is a good car for the money spent.

Great overall car

5
Bob on 01/15/2005

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

Although this car's acceleration isn't as great as a sports car its other features overtake this small detail. Its very fun to drive, very roomy, and I always get a look from my friends when I drive it. I take it everywhere every chance I get!

I love my vibe!

5
kelly on 01/08/2005

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

My vibe is an all wheel drive and I love it! I didnt really know why my boyfriend insisted on the all wheel drive until this winter. My car handled better in the ice storm in Ohio than his 60,000 SUV!!

slower but excellent value

4.3
Bob on 01/03/2005

Performance: 2 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: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Our Vibe is a great value... storage, comfort, independent suspension creates competent ride and handling. All Wheel drive has proven itself in snow and wet weather. Unfortunate lack of torque and power, one time snow/ice packed into wheels and created a terrible wheel balancing problem. Any other compaints might include squeaky brakes when wet. Otherwise, a very dependable and long term quality car.

Great Value

4.9
Jason on 12/20/2004

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 had an Olds Alero that gave me nothing but trouble (In the shop over 15 times in 3 years...all covered under warranty, but unaccepatble). I looked to the Toyota Matrix for quality, more room and better gas mileage. The fact the Vibe has a Toyota pedigree was the strongest selling point. I was primarily looking for the Matrix, but a pre-owned loaded Vibe with only 7000 miles came across me so I jumped at it. The car's design is top notch and the build quality impressive. It corners well and accerlartion is better than I thought it would be. You have to know going into buying that it's not a hot rod, but there is plenty of power for everyday driving. Gas mileage is icing on the cake.

My son totaled my 04 vibe and I got an 05

5
daisy on 12/19/2004

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 like everything about the vibe. I like the styling and all the options. Some people do not like the luggage rack but I think that it makes the car look sporty. I was surprised that the 05 Vibe does not come with cross bars on the luggage rack. I was not willing to pay extra for that.

Vibe

4.6
Deborah on 12/12/2004

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

I love it for the versatility!

Overpriced Econobox

3
spark on 12/10/2004

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

Once the novelty of the car wears off you start to notice the harsh ride poor cornering and all the squeaks and rattles. The car is difficult if not impossible to get like trans fluid ($12 a quart, filter not available)filters etc. Poor fuel economy for its size about 29 mpg highway and has poor acceleration. The car is about $4500 overpriced. Tires are are extremely expensive due to being high performance (why????) as the only ones that fit and wear very fast.

Love it!!

5
toadster on 12/07/2004

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 bought the Vibe just before Thanksgiving and have put 400 miles on it. Was looking for a car that's practical, reliable, and economical to replace my 1992 Sentra. The Vibe fit the bill perfectly. The only options I wanted were automatic transmission, monochrome package, and power windows/locks. Since all of the mechanicals are Toyota, reliability should be great. Lots of headroom, legroom (for a small car), and storage. High seats make it easy to get in and out. The drive is smooth and quiet once up to speed. Engine is "buzzy" under acceleration but the automatic transmission shifts smoothly. Body style is sporty and the new nose keeps it from looking like a small Aztec.

Love my vibe

5
Nervisnel on 12/04/2004

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

I love my 2005 AWD VIBE> I have never has a car that I loved as much as this one. Everything about it is perfect... Comfort. handling, gas milage. I have 700 miles on her now and just gets better every mile. I love the dash , seats. Well as I said. EVERYTHING>..

Great Vehicle for the Money!

5
Chief1995 on 11/28/2004

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

This car is a fun vehicle to drive and is easy on the pocketbook (average 33 MPG city). This coupled with the Toyota design elements and reliablility make this vehicle a great purchase. The vehicle has storage capability that is not available with the standard sedan. You either have to sacrifice gas milage or storage. All in all, I have enjoyed my vehicle and look forward to driving it every day. The XM satallite radio is a significant plus when traveling in areas with limited traditional FM/AM coverage.

Love my Vibe

4.8
Hawkybaby on 11/13/2004

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 just got my Vibe about 2 weeks ago and it is a dream! It is a 2005 and is pretty loaded. I got the monochrome color package in the Fusion color scheme. It looks awesome and turns a lot of heads.

Great First Car

5
Rubbie123 on 10/29/2004

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

My parents bought me a Pontiac Vibe as my first car. I've been driving it for about a year now and I must say that I love it. It's very safe and really easy to handle. It's a very zippy car and parking is a breeze with it. I highly reccommend the Vibe if you want a quality car that's both economnical and hip.

Fun car...quality build

5
joe mc on 10/16/2004

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

Only 500 miles, but already I love it. Easy to get in and out of. Moonroof and tunes package is great. Corners well, and ABS brakes. Trunk area is easy to access with no lip to lift over. Day time running lights and automatic headlights. All of this with a Toyota engine and transmission.

Great Car!

4.9
Brandon C on 10/15/2004

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 needed someting to replace my 1993 Grand Am and wanted something versatile. The Vibe came along just in time as I am an exclusive Pontiac owner. My Vibe is just the right size and handles much better than most other cars its class. So far I have averaged about 33.5 MPG split with city/hwy driving. The Toyota engine is a good selling point. Overall, the Vibe is the best value considering its size, fuel economy, horsepower, etc. Best of all, it's a Pontiac!

Pocket Rocket

4.4
Uncle John on 09/28/2004

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

This car is the most fun to drive of any car I've owned in the past 37 years. I have a five speed and get between 33.5-35.5 mpg. doing mostly highway driving around 65-70 mph. It hugs the road around corners, is very quiet on the highway (Goodyear Eagle GT tires) and runs circles around both my Honda CRV's. This is essentially a Toyota Matrix with a Pontiac Vibe nameplate.

Love this car

5
Borzoi Lady on 09/21/2004

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 Vibe. It is sooooo versitile. For me it is an all around usefull vehicle. I take my dogs to shows in it. I have hauled livestock feed in it. One time I even brought a new screen door home from the building supply company in it. And it still is a nice, comfortable five passenger car.

Vibe

4.8
ChillenRUDude on 09/21/2004

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 I bought this car I lived in VA an moved to CO. It was roomie inside an made for a great drive across country. I had to stop 3 times to get gas an was relaxed the whole way.

05 vibe

4.9
Steve s on 09/13/2004

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 love this car it has great styling and drives like an expensive european auto. I traded a Acura for my vibe and the features you get vs. price cant be beat

Great Car

5
tammy656 on 09/11/2004

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 had been researching cars for a few months.....I kept going back to the Vibe!! I test drove a few other suvs and wagons, buth this one had exactly what I wanted; affordable, sunroof, good gas mileage, 4 doors and plenty of room!! Well I was hooked and my kids loved it to. My Kids loved the stereo and the moonroof. So I decided to buy the Vibe. Well I got all that I wanted and more. I have 3 kids and they are comfortable sitting in the back and We have plenty of room for groceries and what ever else we need, I get 300 miles to a tank of gas, moonroof is awesome, drives great in rain...which we had alot of so far this year, what else could I want.

i like it

5
kmafra on 09/11/2004

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

alway drove big cars;; happy with Vibe ;; been driving it 2 yrs. now

We are a Vibe Family

5
CEWitten on 09/07/2004

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

My husband bought one the year before and I fell in love with his...now we are a two Vibe family.

Pontiac Vibe Rating

5
Sally Lucas on 09/07/2004

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

Looking for a car 4 door to hold at least 5 comfortable, and also with a back end or truck to handle a good amount of baggage. Didn't want SUV or minivan. This is a perfect cross between. The roominess is great! Gas mileage even better. Performance superb as well.

Vibe was a great choice

5
Ingress66 on 09/07/2004

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've only had the car for about 2 weeks, but so far I am very pleased with it . My only issue is that I wish the base model had a little more horse power , but it wasn't enough of an issue to make me choose a different car. I haven't driven in the snow yet , but I'm hoping it goes as well as my first few weeks. I've already put 1200 miles on it !

Worth It!

5
kgannon on 09/06/2004

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

Our family of 4 downsized from a caravan to the vibe. We LOVE it; there is plenty of room for all of us, our dog and whatever else we decide to take along. The car gets great gas mileage and handles well.

well put together

5
danr on 09/06/2004

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 has a high quality feel and look to it. the drivetrain is peppy, the auto transmission is very smooth shifting. handling is tight and the ride smooth and controlled. fuel economy is excellent. i expect reliability to be good considering its toyota heritage. lots of positive comments on its styling.

Practical with a flair

4.8
JimmyM on 09/06/2004

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After 28,000 miles it's still a tight machine. No problems with engine or drive train. With flat bed in back can carry lots of stuff, yet with seats up is comfortable. I'm hard on brakes but haven't had to replace them yet. Good styling for a small vehicle.

i looove the vibe'

4.9
kapekitas on 09/05/2004

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

it greeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!!!!!!!!!! and i love it!!!!!!!!!!

Great Car

5
Z94 on 08/27/2004

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 have two Pontiac Vibe's. I have a 2004 and a 2005. It all started when we got the 04 for my wife. I liked it so much I bought a 2005. The mileage is fantastic on both, They are both FWD only.

Fun Car

4.8
DJ Drift on 08/07/2004

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

The GT version is fun to drive. The corners, the straight-a-ways, on-ramps, off-ramps(braking), are all fun to do. The only problem I have had, was snow. The engine is an all aluminum engine and doesn't do to hot in the snow. But other than that, the car is quick off the line. Kinda sluggish in the low end torque area, but when you hit 6000rpm all the way to 8k, hold on. Gas mileage is good also. Driving from Virginia to Minnesota, you have to cross through the mountains, which I might add is a blast, I still get great gas mileage. I never want to get stuck someone in the boondocks of West Virginia and in the Vibe I don't have to worry about that.

Very good value for the money

5
deyeo on 08/02/2004

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

People like the design (including me). The instrumentation is well thought-out: easy to read and reach. The gas mileage is consistent and excellent. The use of space seems efficient. The interior is well planned and I can load a lot into it-- cargo as well as passengers (who are comfortable, they say). Handling is succinct and reliable. I travel a lot and can comfortably take everying I need for camping, cycling and any other activity I want to do.

Pontiac Vibe FWD - Auto

4.5
SteveinNY on 07/29/2004

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

A perfect suburban commuter. Excellent seating for 4 adults in an upright (back friendly) position. The build quality on my vehicle is supurb...no defects after 8K miles other than a storage compartment latch. Drive train is smooth and the shifting precise. Gas mileage is 32mgp in suburban driving more on the highway. The car is solid all the way around and handles well in all driving conditions.

Just bought a 2005

4.8
Starcraft on 07/27/2004

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 just purchased a new Vibe (18 miles) and I couldn't be happier, well unless it had a lot more power. It's fun to drive, and the base stereo is more than adequate. Options: Power group Aluminum Wheels Fusion Orange

I LOVE THIS CAR!

5
cpando on 07/07/2004

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 WENT TO THE AUTO SHOW IN MOTION BY GM. I DROVE EVERY CAR THERE AND THE COMPETITION. I DROVE THE VIBE AND FELL IN LOVE WITH IT. IT HANDLES GREAT IT HAS A RETRO LOOK INSIDE. IT LOOKS LIKE A COCKPIT. IT GETS GREAT GAS MILAGE . I DRIVE MOSTLY CITY AND SO FAR I HAVE DRIVEN 258 MILES AND JUST HIT A HALF TANK OF GAS. I HAVE THE SUN ROOF WHICH I LOVE. IT HANDLES CURVES BUMPS YOU NAME IT. IT HUGS THE ROAD LIKE A DREAM, I LOVE THIS CAR.

excellent vehicle

5
natcat 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 just bought my 2004 Pontiac Vibe in Lava Red. It is a 4 speed automatic. great car. the one think that made me upset is that when i first decided on going thru with itm i said i wanted a 6 disc changer. well they said the one i bought had one and when i tried it out, it didnt. well it turns out they are going to replace it for me. I like the interior the best. if it had a 6 cylinder i would be happier. thats my review. i give it 5 stars for excellence!

GREAT

4.9
fluter on 06/29/2004

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 loved my vibe and I hate I had to trade it in, but the dealership wouldn't work with me on getting an automatic. I have a left foot problem, and needed to quit shifting, but I'm not giving up yet. The dealership I bought it off of is looking for a comparable substitute, I'd be happy with another Vibe, as long as it is an automatic.I miss my Vibe!!!!I wish you could help me , but I guess you're not in a position to do that God Bless You for making my Vibe, it was ,and hopefully will be again.

I love my VIBE!!!!

5
klassykajun on 06/24/2004

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

Sold my Firebird and bought my Vibe because of a knee problem. This little Wagon performs to the max on these hills of North Alabama. It is great to drive..very responsive. Gas mileage is great. I love the body style and everything about it!! Other than that, I wouldn't change a thing! It's the most FUN car I've ever owned and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. It's easy to park and performs beautifully in rainy weather. I LOVE IT!!! Will probably buy another one when this one wears out!!

Where's the Silver color

4.6
Vibester on 06/08/2004

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

Our 2004 vibe is great. The 2005 pictures are in the Silver/Satellite color, but from what I can find, that color isn't on the 2005. Anyone else found that. They change the front, raise the price, photograph it in silver and then delete silver as a choice?

Vibe

4.6
Gilbert Fuller on 06/08/2004

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

My Vibe has to be the best investment I have ever made in a vehicle. I cannot say enough about this car. I have not had to take it to the dealership for any repairs or adjustments. It just performs beautifully.

feel the vibe

5
riasntx on 05/30/2004

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 interior of this car has a rugged type design. It is fun to drive.




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