2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Review – Watch CNET’s Video Review

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The good: The Pontiac Vibe GT comes a decent stereo system and an engine.

The bad: OnStar in the Vibe GT isn’t much than asking a stranger for iPod and Bluetooth cell integration aren’t available.

The line: The 2009 Pontiac GT lacks the cabin tech for entertainment and information. But its saving is the usable interior space and the fuel economy.


2009 Pontiac Vibe GT

We found the economy car efficiency, the build quality, and the odd body all appealing on the 2009 Pontiac GT. But once we started looking at the we realized it was a Toyota. The hard in the cargo area and the shape of the cluster perfectly matched we had just seen on the 2009 Matrix. and the similarities don’t there.

Both cars had the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, someone on staff suggested be GM’s most advanced

This big subwoofer added to the audio experience.

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For this first leg of the trip we had of traffic, and spent a lot of time the five-speed manual transmission. We the solid feel of this which took away of the frustration of stop-and-go traffic. We put an MP3 CD on and turned up the volume to appreciate the 320 from this Monsoon system. During this we had plenty of time to evaluate the quality.

The amp for this system the quality a lot, but the system’s are its speakers. There’s a big subwoofer in which gives music a lot of but the tweeters and woofers are merely They reproduce highs and well, but they don’t to a broad audio experience.

In the hills south of San Jose and on the leading into Los Angeles, we out the engine’s power. In fifth and fourth gear, there’s no passing power–you have to it down to third if you need to get in a hurry. But climbing the hills we maintain speed easily in holding at 60 mph or 70 mph.

The handling was effortless, with the responsive steering helping us to our lane. We could also quick lane shifts as long as we were geared far enough.

We crossed over to 5 at Paso Robles, and hit the blue so we could ask for directions to our Los Angeles We told the nice man who answered the we wanted, and he asked us if we had someone in the car who could write down the he was about to give us.

That sounded very to our tech-focused ears, but that was the option, as the Vibe GT didn’t downloadable turn-by-turn directions seen in other GM cars, as the Saturn Aura Green As we didn’t have someone in the car, the OnStar representative out the directions and had OnStar record his so we could access it from the car at any This kind of navigation just doesn’t stand up to a GPS with maps.

The blue button connects you to an OnStar while the telephone button the OnStar phone service, if you it.

While talking to the nice man OnStar, we had some difficulty and being heard, as there was of road noise while we at 80 mph down the freeway. During trip, we crossed every of road surface, and got to hear one’s distinct song. We it particularly rough where the crews at work on the freeway gaps between new asphalt and the

In these places, the Vibe GT nearly take flight.

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