2006 PONTIAC VIBE

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175,824 Miles
45,752
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 175824
Color: GRAY
Body Style: Hatchback
Doors: 4
Engine Type: 1.8L I4 16V MPFI DOHC
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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Option & Equipment

AC power outlet: 1
AM/FM/Satellite-prep Radio
Audio system security
Black grille w/chrome surround
Bucket front seats
Cargo area light
Cargo tie downs
Center Console: Partial with covered storage
Clock: In-radio display
Cloth seat upholstery
Coil front spring
Coil rear spring
Curb weight: 2,700 lbs.
Daytime running lights
Door reinforcement: Side-impact door beam
Dual vanity mirrors
Dusk sensing headlights
External temperature display
Floor mats: Carpet front and rear
Fold forward seatback rear seats
Front and rear suspension stabilizer bars
Front fog/driving lights
Front Head Room: 40.6"
Front Hip Room: 51.7"
Front Independent Suspension
Front Leg Room: 41.8"
Front Shoulder Room: 53.2"
Front Ventilated disc brakes
Fuel Capacity: 13.0 gal.
Fuel Type: Regular unleaded
In-Dash single CD player
Independent front suspension classification
Instrumentation: Low fuel level
Interior air filtration
Manual front air conditioning
Manufacturer's 0-60mph acceleration time (seconds): 9.5 s
Max cargo capacity: 54 cu.ft.
Metal-look center console trim
Metal-look dash trim
Metal-look door trim
One 12V DC power outlet
Overall height: 62.2"
Overall Length: 171.9"
Overall Width: 69.9"
Passenger Airbag
Power remote driver mirror adjustment
Power remote passenger mirror adjustment
Power steering
Privacy glass: Light
Radio Data System
Rear a
Rear center seatbelt: 3-point belt
Rear Head Room: 39.8"
Rear Hip Room: 47.8"
Rear Leg Room: 36.3"
Rear Shoulder Room: 52.6"
Rear Stabilizer Bar: Regular
Regular front stabilizer bar
Roof rails
Seatbelt pretensioners: Front
Semi-independent rear suspension
Spare Tire Mount Location: Inside under cargo
Split rear bench
Steel spare wheel rim
Strut front suspension
Suspension class: Regular
Tachometer
Tilt-adjustable steering wheel
Torsion beam rear suspension
Total Number of Speakers: 4
Urethane shift knob trim
Urethane steering wheel trim
Variable intermittent front wipers
Vehicle Emissions: ULEV II
Wheel Diameter: 16
Wheel Width: 6.5
Wheelbase: 102.4"

Recalls & Defects

VIN 5Y2SL65806Z440533 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 105 reviews

2006 Pontiac Vibe

5
Roland Charriez on 10/05/2016

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: Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

It's been a great car. Great gas mileage for an AWD. Cargo space is amazing. Low maintenance and still fun to drive and wonderful in the snow.

Best Car We've ever owned!

5
Scott on 03/31/2016

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

This is by far the best car we've ever owned. 220k and still great. Only repairs have been brakes, battery, serpentine belt, wiper blades and tires. Regular maintenance important, done with tranny fluid at each 50k, plugs at each 100k, same with coolant. Oil and filter every 5k. Still have original alternator, a/c unit (no recharge needed on freon), muffler system, hoses. Stock radio w/ 5 cd changer blew after 3 years-replaced with after market. Almost 10 years and this car is still going. Hope to get 230k then it's time to retire the Vibe....with tears in my eyes then I am sure.

Pontiota - vibe 1.8 auto

4
paulwiget on 03/02/2016

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

i bought this car with 103,000 miles on it. of course it needed 2 tires right from the dealer purshase, the dealer son, just happened to be junking his, so i got 2 tires , then the horrible noises from the test drive went away, he also gave me his taller center armrest,from his 03 model,,,,which makes all the difference on my back,,,i now have 178,000 miles,,,,tires,brakes oil change from the begining every 4000 miles,,,doesnt leak a drop,,,, around 110,000 miles,fairly quickly after i bought it, I start hearing that click click from the ac,,,, so i put a tooth pic to hold the recurlation button in,,,, and that does the trick,,,, every thing still works,,, except now at around 170,000,,, ive been told i need, one of 3 things for the air conditioning,,, the air clicks on and off, putting off repair until summer,,,just got front struts 500 bucks,,,,so overall not bad,,,,,,ac repair,,,,rear struts, and ill go to 260,000,hopefully, and then call this car quits,,,,,,,,,back at around 130,000,,,,,i needed to replace the right front axel,,,midas did it 3 times,,,,,, first 2 were from the same company,,,,3rd time they got from somewhere else and that has worked,,,,if the 3rd one didnt work ,, i would be dealing with a transmission leak, because on these cars the axel fits into the transmission somehow,,,,thank god,,, no leaks , because i had the trans serviced around,,,135000,,,and theysaid all was good ,,just alittle discolred,,pads shrtly after the car,rotors and pads at around 140,000,,welp,,,,thats alli can think of,,,,paid 6500,plus tax,,,say 7000, and i had to put a cruise control unit on this car because it didnt have it,,,,its plug and play if you know how to do it, I had to pay the cruise control man 400 bucks so total $7,400 103,000 miles,,,,,,,,,evrything else at the time was going for 7500,andup,and alot of abused looking vibes i,looked at,,,diamond in the ruff nopower windows doorlocks or keyfobs,,,,but oh well,,,, we all aint got it like that

GOES and goes 211,000 miles at 34-40 mpg

5
bass player on 09/05/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating: 4

No major repairs, only maintenance like fluid changes and brake checks. Enough room for a string bass and 2 children. Great car! We live where there are dirt roads and rough roads, no repairs needed. It has a timing belt. I drive 500 miles per week and average 35 mpg. When I freeway drive it's 40 mpg. I have been rear ended twice. Once by a large pick-up truck (I opted to not repair) and recently by a semi trailer truck and I am still driving my Vibe. This time repairs are needed due to my crunched lift gate. I need to transport the string bass.

Still Going Strong (10 years!)

5
123me on 09/30/2013

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

I still have my 2006 Pontiac Vibe! 10 years!! And, still going strong. This vehicle is definately one to consider on the used car market. Of course how an owner maintains a vehicle will determine whether it is a good used car choice, but if is was treated well, then you'll appreciate this design. I have yet to be disappointed. I love all the hauling room I get with the filp of a seat. Recently I had to cart off 8 foot long florescent blubs to the recycling center. No problem!! How many compact vehicles can you do that with? I especially love the seats. Because you sit in a "regular" sitting position I don't feel like an 80 year old climbing out of the car! (Sorry all you spring chicken 80 year olds) My radio has lost it's digital screen, but I still get all my stations and the buttons were programmed before the screen died, so I'm not too worried about replacing it right now. Besides that, all is good and still going strong!!

Still high mileage!

5
34mpg on 03/16/2013

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

I have owned my Vibe since buying it off the lot in 2006. Over 269,000 miles and it is still averaging 33.6 mpg. Replaced the manual clutch due to so e slippage at 247,000 miles, well beyond what most people would have thought a clutch would last. Still love the fact that it came with a 110 v wall outlet style plug in the console! Can use the same cellphone charger in the house as in the car. I can't believe theses don't come standard on all vehicles. No equipment problems other than the known PCM issue that was recalled/replaced and 3 of the 4 door handles broke off. Replacing them are cheap ($11 off Amazon) and easy to do (thanks Youtube). Maybe I'm just lucky with Pontiacs. My first car, a brand new Sunbird, is still going at 400,000 miles. I gave it to my nephew 16 years ago, he has beaten the heck out of it but it won't die.

A decent car, no more, no less.

3.6
action_nad on 02/19/2013

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

Not the fastest car I have ever had, but not the slowest. Does alright on gas, around 27 mpg by my measurements, but coupled with a very small tank means a lot of stops at the gas station. Interior on the base model is cheap looking, and driving can get uncomfortable after a couple of hours for tall people. All in all, not a bad little go kart, but you can do better.

Vibe 2006 5 speed manual - 286 000 km

4.4
vibe_06_5speed on 11/10/2012

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

I bought this car when it had 170 000 km on it, since then (over 2 years ago) I've put on many miles on it (now have 286 000 km). I am very satisfied with the car. I have not put ANY repairs since I've had it other then repainting the top (little bit of rust started). I consistently get between 40 - 44 MPG (Canadian) doing mostly highway (that is about 33 - 36 US MPG). I drive conservative though, I keep it around 100 km/h on highway. I like the exterior of the vibe better then the matrix. The car has good cargo space and when you flip down the seats you get ridiculous amount of room back there, you don't know what your missing until you've had it trust me! Highly recommend!

My Beloved Vibe

5
beloved06vibe on 06/18/2012

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

I bought my 2006 Vibe new and would still be driving it had it not been totalled on Memorial Day. That car had 110,000 miles on it and I NEVER had any problems with it. It drove beautifully until its last day. It was comfortable and great on gas, held 3 kids and all their stuff, and I smiled every time I approached it. If you get the chance to get one, take it!!!

A Great Car ... Through The Years!

4.8
k_texas on 05/16/2012

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

I bought my Vibe new back in early '07 ... here it is five years later and I still love it. She (yes, it's a girl -- with her own name) just turned the corner and has safely and efficiently taken me over 100,000 miles. Can't rave enough about fuel economy. Last road trip was just a few weeks ago (about 900 miles r/t) ... she did me proud with 30-35 mpg!! Really?? YES! I noticed a past reviewer commented on very poor handling in Midwest winter snows. I'd like to chime in on that and say mine was quite the Opposite. She handled herself very respectably in a South Dakota winter -- with FOUR blizzards back-to-back.

Keep the Recall in Mind

3.8
bike_canoe2 on 05/10/2011

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

I agree with Edumonds it is sluggish, but 32 mpg city is a definate advantage. The seating is comfortable, road noise is average. It is fun to drive but it's not a sports car. NOW ABOUT THE RECALL - the PCM (performance control module) has issues, it will leave you stranded on the side of the road when it fails. The recall covers specific years, and specific engines so check yours at NHTSA.GOV and have it replaced if yours is recalled! The recall will cover replacing the PCM, labor, and towing to a GM dealer, but it does not cover a loaner vehicle. The dealer is very confident about the reliablity of this vehicle, this is the only issue they have with this vehicle.

Good little car.

4.3
paintballove on 03/09/2011

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

It's a functional wagon. Good MPGs, but with any car it's all in how you drive it. The 5spd manual is fairly fun. The steering is responsive and effective. It won't win awards for looks, but I bought her at 88,000 miles and hope to keep it until it dies. You really don't discover the usefulness in having a wagon until you own one. The stereo layout looked too 90s. Not acceptable for a car made in 2006.

Not a vehicle to buy if you live where it snows

2.3
magic10fingers on 02/22/2011

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

I purchased my 2006 Vibe in October of 2010 and have had nothing but trouble with it. This car handles horribly in midwest winters. It has newer tires, just no traction on or in snow and rain. I went in a complete circle turning a corner 1 day and I was barely moving because the snow was fresh and could tell the Vibe wasn't handling well. I was having issues with my key not working in the ignition back in November, and just got a letter on February 19 2011 there is a safety recall with my car. I wouldn't have known about the recall because it wasn't discovered until Aug of 2010 and I bought it in October. Letters didn't start going out until January 14th 2011. Shakes on windy days.

LOVE this car! Will drive it till the wheels fall off!

5
osuraerae on 12/10/2010

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 love this car! It has been a dream to own. No major problems and coming up on 80000 miles, only routine maintenance needed. It is reliable and comfortable.

Hate to Sell - LOVED THIS CAR

5
vibe06 on 06/04/2010

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

Best car ever owned. Unable to drive anymore - health issues. This VIBE is without a doubt everything anyone wants in a car: good mileage, sporty, hauls a great deal, safe, comfortable and simply put you can't kill it. Particularly great for college kids.

Best car ever!

5
babyteach58 on 05/23/2010

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 love this car! I read reviews before I bought it and was very impressed. I bought my 06 Vibe to replace my 03 Dodge Neon. I was shocked at how much better the gas milage is! It has everything I want in a car. It is bigger inside than it looks. I love the room in the back seat and the seats are very comfortable. Cargo room is better than expected. The only problem I had mechanically is the torque converter needed replacing last year but it was still under warranty. I drive it daily 45 minutes each way to work and back and am excited to take it on my first long trip in 2 weeks (680 miles one way) Too bad it has been discontinued. I will buy them until they cant be found anymore!

Great First Car

4.8
bobsmith1127 on 05/13/2010

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

My mom bought this to replace her mini van and I got it about a year ago. Its a great, versatile car with some sportiness on the side. The inside is modern and is still in style after 4 years. It has great headroom and leg room for 4 adults. The folding seats are great, I can fit my drum set no problem. The sound system is pretty good for 4 speakers, lots of bass and clean sound. The engine is a little small (130 HP) but it accelerates fine and does good on hills.

great car

5
c baker on 04/08/2010

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 searched the web for a car for my daughter that was low cost and fuel efficient. I got it when I got my vibe. I liked it so much I kept it and will get her one when she graduates from High school.

Keeping it until the wheels fall off!!

5
bogey523 on 03/12/2010

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 bought it new off the lot in '06. Now has 46K miles. Only problem was needed a new computer last week. Still under extended warranty for a few more months. Fuel economy great! Hit a deer in 07 and dented it up, got it fixed and back on the road. Since the trade in has gone through the basement, I'm keeping her until the wheels fall off. Got a 1995 Isuzu Rodeo to drive in winter now. The Vibe didn't like the extremely rough winter we had this year, but who did?

Best car I have ever owned

4.6
Joe S. on 02/18/2010

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

The Vibe was a replacement for a Forester Subaru strictly for economic reasons. The Forester was a bit thirsty especially on city driving. Have had the Vibe for over 4 years during which time the car proved to be a true work horse that demanded little if no maintenance at all. Still on original tires and brakes after 40K miles.

One Fantastic Ride

5
Greg Halford on 12/09/2009

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 owned a 2005 Vibe since 2006. It had 21000 miles on it when I bought it. I drove that car for 3+ years and had the mileage up to 112000 when Bambi took me out of the race. I was sooo mad.. There was no thinking about it and I went right out and bought another one. I loved the first one and I'm still loving the second one. Other than normal maintenance I've never had either car in for any problems.!! Just oil and filters and replacing the tires. You can not go wrong with a Vibe !! Too bad that Pontiac is going out of busines as this particular type of Pontiac is a sure-fire winner. I will be sure to purchase another one before you can't find them anymore.

Car is bulletproof

4.1
ikeinpgh on 11/29/2009

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

Bought the car over 3 years ago new. Don't drive it as much as I would like, because I have too other cars. This car is so pratical, its not even funny. I use it mostly in the summer to haul my two kayaks around. I can get one kayak inside with the front seat folded down and still close the hatch. Amazing. I bought the GM crossbars and have two kayak holders for the top most of the time. Gas mileage is around 30 all the time. Haven't got much more than 33. I think its because of the cross bars and the fact that I don't have many miles on it. Looking forward to many more trouble free miles. Only complaints are the plastic body cladding is coming off around the back wheel wells.

RELIABLE GAS CONSUMER

4.3
cwg292 on 07/16/2009

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

Bought car for 13000 out the door in 2008. Could not be happier with reliability and mpgs. Averages 28-30 in town, 33-35 highway. Not a performer though very practical. A little noisy and under powered. Plenty of room for a small family. If performance doesn't matter to your driving needs, this is a perfect car.

GOOD BUT COULD BE BETTER

3.6
CARMAX GIRL on 05/15/2009

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

This car is fun to drive and gets great gas milege. The interior and exterior are both comfortable and stylish, but the exterior paint is of poor quality. The car is also very reliable, but not fast.

My 2006 Vibe

4.4
dgranros on 03/03/2009

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

Bought my Vibe with 24,000 well maintained miles on it. I traded in a PT Cruiser which I dearly loved but constant electrical /quality issues finally forced me to move on. My Vibe has been a joy, absolutely bulletproof and delivers a steady 30 -31 mpg in combined city/ highway driving. The Vibe does have considerable road and wind noise (at least compared to the PT). The cars handling is quite good and acceleration is decent with the automatic. Not especially fast but ok for my needs. I like the older (pre '09) Vibes for the side molding and fairings. Should offer some protection in the parking lot wars. Certainly better than the 09's which haven't any side protection at all.

Practical, Sporty Looking City Transport

4
Mark on 01/22/2009

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

I've had my Vibe for over a year. I am very pleased with it's practicality. It replaced an Isuzu Amigo which was pure joy for 11 years. With the Vibe you get sensibleness - good gas mileage, surprising cargo capability, and a slightly higher (for a small car) seat height. Despite its sporty appearance, it's no sports car, and it could use a little more power for mad city traffic. But when you figure in the good mileage, it's generally worth the trade off.

I would buy another Vibe

4.4
bmontgomery on 11/24/2008

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

I have had my Vibe for over a year now and I am happy with it. I can get 33 mpg on the highway if I keep it below 70 mph. City driving in a Minnesota winter is more like 24 mpg but that story is the same with all my cars. My only complaint is that the cargo area is not wide enough. I bought a station wagon so that I could carry stuff and the Vibe has let me down a few times.

Best Automobile Secret

5
ladywolve on 08/30/2008

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

I bought this car as a basic model, as I personally didn't want all the hoopla. I can't say enough about this car. I traded my 2004 Mustang in (loved it too,just too low). I have moved with this car, taken extensive vacations in this car, and well, everyone is looking for a car that gets good gas mileage, thinking it never existed, well I still get 34 mpg. all the time! We always check this as it seems surreal at times.I guess all those Honda car owners are gritting their teeth now.

Have fun getting there!

4.6
Alison on 06/19/2008

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

I have always had Toyota's and was hesitant to buy a Pontiac, but the engine is the same one they put in the Toyota Matrix. I love the gas mileage I get with my Vibe. And I love the fact that I don't have to 'crawl' in and out of my car (bad back). Very roomy and spacious, can carry quite a load. I have not had any problems with my Vibe either, that's a big +. Very happy with my car 1.5 years later.

review after 2 years

4.1
patsy on 06/18/2008

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

Purchased 2 years ago, now 19,000 Miles. Mostly city driving. 25-28 mpg.with an automatic. Car now carry scars of my driving ability. But I still enjoy driving it. Good quality for the dollar. Gets good mileage. Like the dash layout and large cargo area. Generally pleased with Vibe. Have had problems with the "idle". The engine wants to race after warm up. Had to remove back seat head rest because of blind stop. But all bell and whistle still work. Needs telescoping wheel for more comfort. Cup holders are only for one person at a time. But if I had a choose I would by my 3nd Vibe.

One Heck of a Car

4.6
L. Bowers on 04/18/2008

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

I purchased my 06 vibe as the new 07's were coming to market. So to say the least I got an awesome car for the price. Mine is a 5 speed manual with the 1.8L. It has plenty of pep for a smaller engine and awesome fuel economy. I mostly do city driving and after 7 months my MPG increased from 31 to 34. I love the cargo area and the roomy cockpit what a surprise for such a small car. I car pool with 2 of my hockey buddies and there is more then enough room for our 3 large hockey bags and sticks. The fit and finish is a little on the weak side but what can I expect for a car under 18,000.

A Great Little Car

4.9
mekcamp on 04/10/2008

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

I am 6'8" and my job requires a lot of driving. Although I love my Chevy Silverado, I knew that I was going to need an fuel efficient vehicle or go broke trying to keep the truck filled up. I did a lot of research and of all the cars that fit this category, I found the Vibe a very good buy. I've owned my 2006 for over a year now and have no complaints at all. As mentioned above, I am 6'8" and still have as much head room in the Vibe as I do in my pick-up. The only reservation that I do have is the placement of the Automatic Transmission console which restricts my right leg a bit. Overall, this is a very nice car and I will probably purchase another if the need arises.

Throw away car!

2
bkelly on 04/10/2008

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

I have had nothing but problem after problem with my Vibe. I am so very sorry that I purchased this car. I hadn't had the car a week and had a problem with the brakes. I was told it was because I live on a dirt road. How funny. Dirt roads have been around forever. It was a metal shard they found after much insistence. Many other problems exist as well.

Alomost 2 years and still got the vibe!!

5
Sctbyd on 03/28/2008

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

This is a great car. Me and my wife have had this car for almost 2 years now and have had not one problem yet. Have 37,000 miles on it, from going to L.A.(Disneyland) at least 11 times since we bought it. Nothing to complain about very roomy and very comfortable. Tested not filling up once going from San Fran to LA and got there with some fumes left to spare (trip miles were 410!!!) seems to get better gas mileage as the years pass.

So far so good

4.9
lbalb on 02/07/2008

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

I purchased my Pontiac Vibe in 2006. I have yet to have a problem with it. It has been an extremely reliable car. Not one problem to report. It seems that the car gets better gas mileage as it gets older. I am averaging around 31 miles per gallon on highway which is most of my time.

Good MPG - Piece of Garbage

3.8
Hank Smith on 02/07/2008

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

I should have run far far away. The day I bought my base model 2006 Vibe we drive it off the lot and within 10 miles the engine overheats and spills coolant all over the place..needless to say we took it back to the dealer and they graciously exchanged it for another. So for about 20,000 it has been a good little car and then today it dies on me and I have to have it towed to the dealer. I am not real happy. 18 months and this little piece of crap leaves me stranded on the highway. I thought I was buying Toyota quality but it's just another California bulit pile of garbage. Depending on what is wrong with this car I am going to buy a Honda. I hate this car.

My first Pontiac

4.9
rbrazil on 10/20/2007

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

I do a lot of stop and go driving and this car keeps me happy zipping from place to place. One annoying thing is the button below the steering column, I bump my knee on it (I'm a short legged gal and I like the steering wheel up close). Also, it's a long reach back to turn the overhead light on and off. Great space in the back, like the way the window will open separately from the hatch. No OnStar, which would have been nice. The hood prop broke almost immediately. Otherwise it's a fun car, great looks, great gas mileage, love the sunroof!

Excellent reliable economical vehicle

5
DrGreg on 10/15/2007

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

The Vibe is an excellent car for a small family that needs room and economy. The rear seat folds flat and is hard plastic so you can easily slide your stuff in and out. The cargo mat (or carpet) is a good option to keep stuff from sliding around, and it also quiets it down a bit. The performance is adequate, the Toyota engine revs freely if you ever need to pass. The only problem I've had is when the oil was changed, someone put the windshield washer tube out of its clip so it was kinked and no fluid came out. This was quickly fixed and adjusted correctly at the dealer. It gets excellent mileage and is fun to drive. I recommend it for someone not needing the space of a minivan.

Good Changeover

4.9
Dave Baker on 10/10/2007

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

We've owned a Caravan (V6)for the past 18 years and decided to try something with better gas mileage. So far we are very pleased with the switch. The Vibe seems to be comparible on interstate as far as power goes, gas mileage was 34 mpg on our first road trip and the passenger and driver compartment was more comfortable than the van. There was actually more leg & foot room. The only downfall is the cargo space but we hope to take advantage of the roof rack for that. Finding crossbars for the roof rack on a Vibe seems to be a challenge. I should have gotten a Vibe years ago.

Solid Car

4.8
gatekeeper on 09/04/2007

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

Great car, good gas mileage, lots of fun, few things on the dash and in the driver side door squeeked but I had the door fixed and the dash noise comes and goes but its not bad at all. It is very comfy and fun to drive.

Feeling the Vibe

4.9
TeeDubb on 07/12/2007

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

My Vibe was a leftover new 2006 I found on a local lot in May 2007. I replaced my ancient 1993 4Runner with the Vibe and I couldn't be happier. Tons of interior space (as much as my old truck), lots of storage cubbies, surprisingly peppy engine (though a little noisy when it gets into higher RPM) and aggressive, sporty styling (much cooler than the Matrix). After about 1700 miles, I'm very pleased with my purchase.

I have 2 Vibes

4.9
Old Sarge on 06/11/2007

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

Fun and easy to drive. It’s real easy to get excited about this car. It gets great rating all around. Some times I take for granted how good a car it is until I have to drive something else. I don’t know why some “experts” say it’s underpowered. With 4 passengers and luggage it may have a little trouble getting uphill, but other than that its 130 or so horses has plenty of giddyup. The experts also say the steering wheel is too far to reach. I have short arms, it’s not a problem.

Refreshing Driver

4.5
Rick on 05/24/2007

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

We bought the Vibe and went from the panhandle of FL to PA non stop, and at 6' and 275lbs and a bad back I knew I was inviting trouble. Not at all! Got out of the car and felt great. Turned around and drove back to FL and then to IL. Seat adjustments are great! 30 mpg at 75 mph and much better in town. Traded in a '97 Grand Prix and although I miss the HP of the V6 this is not bad in town. On the highway it needs additional spunk. When in cruise it continually wants to downshift to go over the overpasses, so I disengage the cruise and manually feed it the gas before I get to the hill. Lots of standard options. Good feel and versatile. We tinted the windows though.

I love my V-Bay

4.9
My V-Bay on 05/18/2007

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

I love my car. I bought it 01/2007 and have put 5k miles on it. It goes like 80 miles before it hits under the F on the gas tank. Gave a 7 for build quality due to the noise when driving on rough surface. I bought base model - and love it. Car does really well - fits my small and large friends who are 300+. Car accelerates quickly. Looked at Matrix and Caliber which are in same class as the Vibe. Looked at the Toyota Yaris as well. Took this car for test drive and bought it same night. This was our 4th car from the dealership and are very happy with it. Hope to keep it for many years

Great gas mileage!

5
mbc on 04/13/2007

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

The Vibe provides a great ride and gets super gas mileage. Yeah, the road noise on rough surface roads is a little noisy, so turn up the radio a little, get over it. Enjoy all the other positves about the Vibe. Cruise, great radio sounds, daytime running lights, fog lights, rear opening glass, plastic on the back of the back of the back seats when the seats are folder down for hauling. Storage pockets everywhere, in the doors, center console, left side of dash, glove box, and another storage box under the gear selector. Give it a look, you won't be disappointed.

Pontiac vibe

4.5
moonstone on 01/30/2007

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

This is a great driving car. Has power on interstate driving at 75 mph. Has plenty of head room, seats are ok ?

6 months 21000 miles Salesman Style

4.8
MoldbaseSteve on 01/18/2007

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

Great little car, great comfort, great mileage, great cargo capacity. I am a outside salesman and after 21k miles in 6 months I can say this is one nice car. averaged 38 mpg in the summer about 34-5 in the winter, simply fantastic, very comfortable and this is after at least 4 hours in the car 5 days a week. Dual power outlets keep my laptop on and my phone powered up, have hauled some pretty impressive items for the wagons size "do you have a truck?" nope i have the Vibe. The one complaint I really have is that the handling and steering while quite capable are not fun, but this is coming from someone who drives a miata or a motorcycle, so It's probably more nitpicking than anything

Fun little car

4.9
Alyson on 01/13/2007

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

This is a great little car. I like that the inside is significantly larger than the outside appears. It is quite peppy and comfortable. I typically drive between 500 and 1000 miles/week, and I love the gas mileage I average (31-33mpg). I bought mine with all of the bells and whistles that Pontiac offers - upgraded sound system, roof, leather, etc, but would like to see seat warmers and electric seats.

Beware San Francisco drivers

3.8
SanFranciscoBadVibe on 12/08/2006

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

I will try to differentiate between my major criticism of the car and my other opinions. I drive almost exclusively in SF and was looking for much more economical city car. Although advertised as 29 MPG/city I am lucky to get 18. I would like to get feedback from other SF residents what they are getting. Otherwise this is a pretty great car. The hatchback versatility plus remote keyless entry, sunroof, comfortable seating position are great. This is a fun, attractive vehicle that suprisingly has been easy for me parking on the street. There is enough horsepower to handle the hills too. BTW, I have an automatic but you can only pick manual on this site. I also recommend using Costco to buy.

My Beautiful Lava Red Vibe

5
OmahaBob on 12/06/2006

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

Current miles = 3471. Highest MPG so far using ethanol blend = 32.6. Avg MPG so far = 28.0. I Like: • Price with rebates was good. • Good forward visibility. Easy to enter & exit. • Body is solid, not tinny. • The auto trans is geared well to accommodate small engine; Smooth shifting. • Great utility. • MPG is good, but not great. • I love the handling and easy, quick steering. Comfortable to drive. • I like the anchored front floormats Dislike: • With sunglasses on, can’t see what's on clock/radio screen. With the car in “park” it’s difficult to adjust A/C controls. These are minor. • With the A/C on at 75-80 MPH, it automatically downshifts on some hills and hits 4400 RPM.

It's Great

4.8
Luv My Car on 11/22/2006

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

I absolutely love my little Vibe. I got the Sun & Sound pkg, so it looks and sounds great too. I love the spunkiness it has for such a little car, especially for a 4 cyl automatic, and it runs great on a cross-country trip. It holds as much as my old clunky Isuzu Rodeo, and gets twice the gas mileage!

Me and My Vibe

5
Buckeye 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

Love this car - owned two SUVs previously but had to give them up due to distances traveled and gas expenses. Found this little gem and I feel right at home - sitting up high and feeling safe while getting the added bonus of good gas mileage. Performs very well; quite zippy. People (teens included) like the car's performance and appearance. We love the audio system, sun roof and fast-responding heater. It is keeps us warm! We are ready for the nasty winter :)

I'm happy.

4.6
Steve on 11/16/2006

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

Excellent car. Rented one for a trip from Texas to Colorado. The car performed well-even in the mountains. Hit a big mule deer in W. Texas. We were fine-but the car seemed pretty damaged (160 mile tow). Even so, I liked the car so much I bought one. Looked at the Matrix, but toyota doesn't come down on price much. The Pontiac dealer knocked off $1,000 and then another $1,000 because I was not a pontiac owner. Upon signing the papers I noticed another $600 off ($2600 total off $19,500 MSRP)because Champion Pontiac wants to give the lowest price. In and out in 2 hours.

First New Car Owned

5
First New Car ever on 10/25/2006

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

We bought this car after quite a bit of reviewing similar cars. We liked the way the back seats fold flat. We compared it with the Matrix, but we didn't like the looks of the Matrix as well. We needed a practical car to fit our dog, and to haul stuff on occasions. This vehicle is working out very well. We bought the 5 speed, no bells or fancy stuff. Car gets 34+ MPG in the city, and gets 37+ MPG on the highway. With careful driving could get more MPG maybe 35-38 plus. It's fun to drive, so it is not easy to keep the foot of the gas...the wife would have liked the automatic better, but she is liking the stick now. The vibe was a good buy decision for us, handles great, good visibility.

My sweet little Vibe

5
DHancock on 09/24/2006

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

My husband and I rented a Vibe to take on a long trip. The more I rode/drove the car, the more I fell in love. We returned it on a Monday and that Wednesday, we bought one. It doesn't have much get up and go when passing but once you get that little thing out on the interstate, it goes. The deciding factor was the Toyota engine. This sports utility car is for anyone wanting an SUV but just can't afford the gas or want to sit up as high as a school bus. It is roomy and an absolute dream to drive. My 16 yr old daughter wants one - now that is something to rave about. If a teenager wants to be seen in it, it has to be a 'cool ride'. I'm so glad we found it. I absolutely adore this vehicle.

Love my Vibe

5
al on 09/05/2006

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

What a great little car. Excellent fuel mileage, fun to drive, Lots of pep, good ride, NO trouble with it at all. I would definatly buy again.

Nice Compact Car

5
Jason on 08/30/2006

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

Coming from a 2004 Malibu V6, the fuel economy on this car is a welcome change. For the engine size, this thing puts out a lot of power. Occasionally, I am left wanting during passing maneuvers, but for the most part, no complaints. The engine does get a little loud when the RPMs get up there, but it is never unwelcome. Interior-wise, the car is very comfortable and all the controls are well placed. Gauges are bright and easy to read and the car handles superbly. I would not hesitate to buy another one of these great little cars.

What's Not To Like

5
Don on 08/23/2006

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 recently downsized from a Ford Explorer Sport to the Vibe Base automatic, mainly for better fuel economy. I've had it about one month now and love it. Fun to drive, it handles well. Passengers in front and especially the back find it much more comfortable than the 2-door SUV. It's roughly a 1000 pounds lighter, and I sacrificed very little cargo space. I'm tracking the gas mileage and will report that later.

2006 AWD

3.4
nhollins on 08/21/2006

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

My new Vibe replaces a 12 year old Sunbird. I thought the 1.8l engine would be a headache on the freeway. Surprise for me ! The rpm's are only at 3200 to go 130km/hr. The 4 valve/cylinder is the only way to go ,to make a sensor controlled engine function to its best. I had TrimLine install a hoodshield thats 24" wide ; 1/2 way up the hood. I had a 74 Corolla that ran troublefree for 10years. So as soon as i found out the Vibe had a Toyota motor , i ordered a new Vibe. What a happy newcar owner i am, considering this is the 1st vehicle bought without even a testdrive !

Fun Little Car

4.5
secman on 08/20/2006

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

I bought this car for one reason - gas mileage - and so far it has been great, but still disappointing. I do mostly highway driving and so far, I have averaged 30.85 MPG over the first 2500 miles. This is great, but not the 34 MPG EPA estimate for an automatic Vibe. My only other complaints are that the seats are not as comfortable as they could be (they could use a lumbar support), and the side mirrors are pretty small. But now for the good: Fun, fun, fun to drive...great pickup in low RPMs. Large windows in the front and on the sides (great sight lines) Great stereo (Monsoon package) Great interior space for a little car Great height for a little car Good handling 0%/72 mos

Good Little Car

4.5
Bob on 08/20/2006

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

I switched to a vibe after owning a Dodge Ram 1500, mainly because of the gas mileage. I really enjoy this little car better than I expected. I forgot how fun it is to drive a car. I'm a big guy (6'4" 310 lbs) and this car has plenty of room for me. I love all the storage compartments everywhere. If you're in the market for good gas mileage and lots of seating and cargo room, this is the car for you.

Excellent

5
John on 08/09/2006

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 gives great fuel economy and handles very well. It is fun to drive and I would recommend it to all.

The Vibe , a Great Little Car

4.8
Warren Curt on 08/03/2006

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

This car has all I am looking for with the current fuel situation. I replaced a V8 truck and have cut my fuel consumoption in 1/2. It cruises very well at 75 MPH. There are numerous storage areas. It has very adequate space for 4 adults. I like the styling better than it's cousin the Toyota Matrix. I would recomend this car to anyone.

new vibe owner

5
lovemyvibe on 07/22/2006

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

I've had my Vibe now for a whole 3 weeks and I love it!! I have owned 3 other new cars since my Vibe and not one compare to the comfort and reliabilty of the Vibe. Best practical car out there.

brand new less than 1500 mile

4.3
patsy on 07/14/2006

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

bought on zero interest promotion. broke in on trip to the UP of MI. about a 1,000 mile trip coming and going. rode well--had trouble keeping at speed limit, unless used cruise, as it rode so smoothly. good on gas--about 31 or 32 mpg. don't think it will ever see that magical 34 mpg. city driving is easy. have not got a fillup since back but mileage seems is good.

Good Car for the Money

4.5
Paul Adams on 07/14/2006

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

I bought the GT for the purpose of having a car with adequate power and relatively good gas mileage. I got what I was looking for with 6-speed model; however, I'm not thrilled with shifting from 1st gear. I have routinely checked my gas mileage and I'm averaging 28.5 which includes some city driving, and I like to move on so that is a great feature. Once you shift from 1st gear the car is fun to drive and it handles well. Keep in mind it is recommended to use premium fuel but sometimes I have used the 89 grade and I didn't notice any running problems. The space is nice in the cargo area, and if you need to haul you will be surprised (in a good way) of the availabe space.

Very good car

4.8
snoey on 07/13/2006

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

I went from a Grand Prix to the Vibe. I wanted better gas mileage (which I got) but plenty of storage room. Overall I love the vehicle. I'm averaging 30 miles to the gallon and think it could get better. There are 3 things that I miss from the Grand Prix that I think Pontiac should make standard: stereo controls on the steering wheel, power drivers-side seats, and the radio that stays on even after you shut the car off (until you open the door). I am surprised at how much I miss those features.

Nice Car

5
D Jensen on 07/11/2006

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

I just bought my Vibe and love it. Was looking for a small fuel efficient car that has lots of room and does ok on highway. But wife uses it around town mostly. She loves it. Can't wait to take it on a longer trip to see how it does. It's not a big car but it feels close to it.

Great toyota motor

5
Sonny on 07/10/2006

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

Great car for several reasons fuel, all weather driving and just fun to drive

good little car

5
alma on 07/03/2006

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 3400 miles on my vibe no trouble at all for the money i couldn't beat it over 30 mpg every tank

Great second car for seniors

3.9
J DICKENS on 06/09/2006

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

Good comfort for around town...Would not want to take a long trip as i'm a senior and want comfort.

A great car

5
Gaspode on 06/07/2006

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 a great car for "grown ups" who don't have children but haul a lot of various things around.

the best little car ever

4.8
airgun25 on 06/04/2006

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

This car has been the best economy car i have ever owned. It has the power the comfort and the looks. It is well built car and good on gas I have been getting almost 40miles to the gallon, great car for students and adults a like. If you are looking for a nice fuel economy car that has the power, comfort and looks this is the one I would choose.

good

4.8
roggatz on 06/03/2006

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

wife loves it. easy to drive, could use a little more room in the rear cargo area

Love it, way less $ than another Outback

5
Alaska Gal on 06/01/2006

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

Got it last week after ten years of Outbacks... less $, no heated seats or mirrors, but peppy, a little more noisy but more room for rear passengers, lots of pizzazz, better braking distance, WAY better price. Still have '00 Outback SW. Only tows 1500, vs. 2700 now for OUtback, and 2200 when I bought mine,....but I did not get it to tow. 28.5 mpg last tank of gas ;D, about 25 my first... I usually get city avg mileage from EPA, 21 or 22 avg on Outback; 15 avg summer on Chev Trlblazer EXT.

Small car gas mileage with an SUV feel

5
Sherry on 05/31/2006

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

My family was outgrowing our small Chevy Cavalier, but I didn't want to give up the 34 MPG I was getting on the drive to work. I researched about 10 different vehicles, and the Vibe just cannot be beat for both price and fuel economy. Not to mention the rear cargo area that my sons can toss their football gear into! And the car is great looking---kind of like a cross between a station wagon & SUV. I also noticed that it rides "too well" at higher speeds. I have to keep my eye on the speedometer while on the interstate because twice I found myself driving way too fast without even knowing it! I recommend using your cruise control until you're used to how well the vehicle drives.

excellent

5
shewolf on 05/28/2006

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

This vehicle is highly recommended. I love my new car rides smooth handles great and plenty of room for the kids and I on our shopping adventures . Great on gas mileage. Im getting 35mpg. Inexpensive also. Everyone looking to buy a new vechile should definitely test drive this car.

Good Vibes!

4.5
W Barnes on 05/22/2006

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

A really great car to own and drive! Get lots of compliments, especially about the color (stealth grey, really a greenish, sometimes bluish) that changes depending upon the light and time of day. Would buy again but next time with stability and traction control (wanted this time but price with all options was just too high). If you are looking for an auto with a high seating position, gas economy, ample cargo space and options, a little more ground clearance than average, an alternative to an SUV and style, this is it! (If GM/Toyota would make the changes below the car would be near perfect.)

Pontiac/Toyota Made A Winner

4.6
OustedSoul on 05/17/2006

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

My wife and I wanted SUV cargo space without buying a gas guzzling SUV and the Vibe fits our needs to a tee. There is lots of head, leg and arm room. Plenty of cargo space. And we are averaging around 31 mpg. We got the Moon & Tunes package (which really really rocks), the Power Package and the Safety Package with Side Air Bags & ABS. The car is very fun to drive and we haven't had any problems with the car at all (No vibrations, Nosies, Etc.) I highly recommend the Vibe to anyone looking for a great family car that is fun to drive, good on gas and has lots of cargo space.

Surprise

5
Charles on 05/13/2006

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 was very surprised with the room and the ride. I was use to a larger vehicle. It is just right to run around town. The few times I have been on the road it was very comfortable and handled well. I have not given it a true economy test, but I am averaging about 25 mpg on short trips and around town.

2nd Vibe

4.6
Lee Blanton on 05/10/2006

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

We just bought our 2nd Vibe! The ride quality, solid feel, gas mileage and cargo capacity of my wife's Vibe just couldn't be beat. I drove a base front wheel drive but it just didn't have the same solid feel. We bought our first Vibe last year in April and have been very pleased. Great cars and fun to drive!

A good buy

4.4
gmmas on 05/01/2006

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

I tested this car in comparison to many others thinking that it would not be enough car for me. I tested it on the highway and found that it was plenty of car to pass and I could get a ticket if I tried..no problem. It has also been very functional with a lot of cargo room and very handy tie down spots for bungee cords. The roof rack is pretty much just for decoration though in my opinion. I get 35 mph on the highway with the AC on and after over 11,000 miles have not had a single initial quality issue. Lastly many other cars have stolen the overall Vibe styling. The vibe was the first with this general look.

Love It!!!

4.9
Terri 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

I own the Vibe GT... and I love this car it is soooo fun to drive. I really like the turn-ratio.. the pick up is really good it you let it get to 4000 or 5000 rmp the car will take off!! great gas milage.. love the 60,40 fold down seats... over all best car I have owned in a long time

FUN (LITTLE) CAR

4.9
james c on 04/06/2006

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

Accelerates / Handles nicely - only beef - wish it rode a little bit more quietly. Has more styling / options available than the Toyota Matrix ... even though they are considered sister vehicles.

Great Little Workhorse

4.8
Jim on 03/13/2006

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

76,000 miles and more than a few scratches and it still elicits positive remarks on its looks. The Pontiac is more attractive than the Toyota version. It can haul so much. Mine is a working vehicle. Very well designed for this. Love the permanent tie-downs, wish there were more. moveable tie-downs not as well designed as they might be, but I use them. I like it in white, but wish it had black bumpers to not show the scratches so much. Great car!

Great Little car

4.1
Herb on 02/25/2006

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

Got 30 mpg on the first tank and looking for better as I break it in. Fun to drive and handles great on the Highway. Engine performs very well ( Heck.... it's a Toyota ) Not a complaint yet. Love passing up gas stations.

You Get What You Pay For!

4.6
Rock12 on 02/22/2006

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

The thing that is really fun about the Vibe is that it sits higher than a sedan. This means that you can look into the Hummer next to you and the driver can see you smiling as you fly past the pumps because of the fuel economy. I haven't been in a domestic product for years. The only reason I bought this one was, it is a Matrix/Corolla power train, Matrix and Vibe jointly developed, and well employee pricing got the $21K sticker down to $17k. The drawbacks are the usual complaints that I have with domestic products, poor quality paint and plastics throughout. I had quite a bit of trouble initially with the transmission, although I believe this was an anomaly specific to my vehicle.

Little but Unique

4.1
Dan Stiel on 02/17/2006

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

I have a Lava red mono tone, preferred package, It is great on gas, but can be a little more sportier and comfortable for the driver.

Pontiac with a Toyota Heart

5
Jethro on 02/16/2006

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 was shopping for a gas sipper and came across the Vibe. After researching i found out the vibe is a matrix which both are made on the Toyota assembly line and share the corolla engine and transmission with many toyota carry overs but much better styling than the matrix imo. This auto is terrific, plenty of storage, well thought out design, quiet on the road, zippy around town

Fun car !!!

4.5
Patrick Drake on 02/12/2006

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

I have owned my VIBE GT for only two weeks but, just let me say that this is without a doubt the most fun, practical, economical, most comfortable car I have ever owned!! It is VERY quick but, when I carefully checked the gas milage it was an impressive 25.7 mpg. This was a combination of highway/city and fun O:) driving. Of course if you are going to constantly get on the motor you are going to be rewarded with less gas milage (power comes from somwhere).I read some articles that said the GT didnt have alot of low end power. However, my 2006 model came equiped with a transaxle gear ratio of 4:53. This low gear ratio allows the motor to get up into its high end powerband rather quickly.

The VIBE-What a Car, what a Buy

5
Margaret Hall on 02/10/2006

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

Oh how I love my Vibe!!! Good looks (mine is stealth Black) Great MPG (28- 30 in the winter with AWD and lots of warm up idle time) Incredibly comfortable seats, Best Visibility EVER, Handles like a charm in snow, Fun to drive, can haul an amazing amount of stuff, Practical, Fun and Affordable. A BIG little car. If you haven't driven one of these yet-go for it. You'll be pleasantly surprised. Every one tha has seen it, sat in it or driven it loves it!

Great Car For The Price

4.9
Jeff on 02/06/2006

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

I purchased this car due to its american styling and toyota engineering a great combination, along with 30+mpg. I found that a the heart of the vibe is the toyota corolla engine/transmission as well as some other carry overs from toyota and is better looking than the matrix. So far ive been very pleased with the handling/ride quality and how quiet it is on the freeway and lots of pep at freeway speeds. The dash is laid out nice and the styling circular designs are a plus. Plenty of backseat space for my 3 year old and really like how the middle and passenger seats fold flat and have protective covering on the backside. Very pleased and i like this alliance of GM/Toyota Toyota at a GM price.

Does what I hoped for

4.5
SteveT on 01/21/2006

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

After a terrible experience with a VW Jetta (it lived in the shop), I was looking for a solid, reliable vehicle with good fuel economy. So far the Vibe fits the bill. I've had ZERO problems so far in a time period that the Jetta would've filled with one thing after another. I did a lot of research and was very impressed by the philosophy and reputation of the NUMMI plant where the Vibe is built. It certainly shows in the final product.

Great, fun car to drive.

5
Texmac on 01/19/2006

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 a great car to buy, I drive 60 miles a day to work. I just love the way it handles the road & hills.

Great runabout

4.8
Remi on 01/05/2006

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 switched from a 5th wheel to a motorhome, and needed a small car to tow behind. The Vibe combines the japanese reliability with american style. It is fun to drive and great on gaz compared to my GMC 2500. The interior is roomy and flexible - I can put my bikes inside, which I could not in the Toyota Yaris I considered. The seats are comfy and the controls are well placed. I bought a set of 15 Inch Corolla rims along 195/65-15 snow tires - they fit perfectly - and I am having fun in the snow. With the various rebates, the Vibe came in at a lower price than the Toyota Matrix. This 57 years old owner is fully satisfied with his new toy!

Maiden Voyage

5
blogan 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

First major trip, NY to FL to MO and back. What a hoot. Loaded down with golf clubs and luggage for two people, two climates. Wife managed to get her first speeding ticket in 20 years! Seats are incredibly comfortable, even on the first day, a 17 hour marathon! We're not youngsters anymore but no aches and pains from the ride. If it had another 12 inches in the luggage area, I'd trade my Park Avenue for another one! Driving it like a sports car and still well over 30 mpg! Only other car we've ever owned that was more fun to drive was the original Toyota Celica GT we had in the 70s.

2006 Vibe

5
Gregg on 12/28/2005

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

We drive 50 miles a day over Bozeman pass to go to work. The Pontiac Vibe handles the hills and curves with ease in all types of weather from wet roads to 3 foot snow drifts.

Good car for a Republican.

5
6thmeridian on 11/03/2005

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'd rather have a dozen root canals than buy a new car, but after returning from serving in the Peace Corps we needed dependable transportation. I researched new vehicles a lot, with economy, price, and dependability as goals. The Vibe seemed to have a lot of room and promised good mileage. We got a 2004 demo with 4,500 miles and have put 16,000 more on it in a year. Drives easy, solidly built, plenty of room, no problems at all. It's really my wife's car, but I drive on trips. We got the auto trans, I would have liked the six speed manual but of course GM won't let you have it without the turbo engine. It's been a good choice, I recommend the Vibe without reservation. I'm 57 years old.

wow

5
S shields on 10/14/2005

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 love the car, the only thing is I am tall and wish it has telescoping wheel. (feels like I am reaching for it)

vibe

5
mac on 10/13/2005

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

This is a fun to drive vehicle. It has a lot of power for only 4 cylinders and has excellent fuel economy

Once in a while

4.9
Patrick on 09/17/2005

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

Background: This purchase was a new 2003 Vibe in 2002. This is a long term veiw of the car. Do you know the feeling when you buy I knew car? When you love your new car? I did. I loved this car, and still do, as much as the day I drove it off the lot. It held speed at 80 across the western US on a recent 4000 mile round trip and got 34 MPG while doing it. This was with automatic Tranny too. The power train is from the Corolla, tranny also, but the interior space is like a large sedan. You never feel cramped. The test drive will show how it feels and that is the way it will feel 3 years later. I liked the Vibe so much, I bought one for my wife last December. See Favorite Feature below.

compact suv

4.8
joe k on 09/16/2005

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

this is the most versatile car i have ever owned. it's a fun car to drive with good gas mileage. capacity to haul your huge dogs or rambunctious kids. get all the the groceries you can afford in this thing, or go to the nursery for all the plants you want. whatever you are looking for you can normally fit it in a vibe. and the gas to fill the tank for three hundred and some miles of driving on a trip won't bankrupt you

In Your Face All You Imports

5
Mark Searles on 09/01/2005

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

What a car. I owned Nissans my whole life, but decided to spend my money on Uncle Sam, and let me tell you it's the same if not better. This car is filled with Fun and perfect for 1-2 kid car seats.

My first Pontiac @ 57

5
annie on 08/28/2005

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 purchased this car on July 5th,2005.The salesman searched the entire state until he found a model I requested:5-speed, loaded with everything but ABS. I am completely happy with my purchase, and can reccomend it to anyone who values fuel economy; a spunky engine; and a high cuteness factor. All of the options I requested are just what one would expect and hope for: they work,and they look good doing it. One more thing: I have four dogs(big ones) and there is plenty of room when the rear seats are down.And I think it could even be used for camping(sans dogs) for me and my squeeze.Lots and lots of room. I love this car.

Awesome Car!

5
Natalie Farone on 07/28/2005

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

We picked up our Frosty White 2005 Vibe this week..and LOVE IT! It is such a sporty looking, fun-to-drive vehicle! We traded in our 2005 Equinox due to it's uncomfortable leather seats and horrible gas mileage....wow! Did we hit big with our 2005 Vibe! The seats are so comfortable, the gas mileage is great! It is a pleasure to drive. It has responsive steering. The visibility when driving is great, no blind spots. The back seat is roomy, even for a taller person. We are so glad we bought this car! We could travel cross country in it, the seats are so comfortable, you feel like you are sitting in a cloud! Overall, you can't find a better ride for the value than this Vibe! ;-)



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