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Pontiac Vibe

Used Models

The Pontiac began life as a Toyota twin and ended it as the answer to a question: What is the only model to be produced for the 2010 year? That’s right while all other Pontiac went the way of the dodo after 2009 bankruptcy fiasco, the stuck around for a last It’s gone now, and that’s a real shame.

Of all the cars that wore badges, the Vibe was by far the best.

packaging is what made small wagon desirable, as the combined clean styling, a interior and exceptional utility one affordably priced roof. A powertrain was another welcome The fact that the Vibe got above-average fuel economy and had a reputation for reliability only to its appeal among budget-minded

There were two generations of the Vibe. Both are distinctive in without looking overdone and a sporty four-door hatchback than a frumpy station The Vibe offered a lot of functionality for not a lot of and Toyota-sourced parts and powertrains as another point in its favor.

Pontiac’s demise, the Vibe enjoy a long life on the market.

Most Recent Vibe

Produced for 2009-’10 the second-generation Pontiac Vibe is the twin of the Toyota Matrix. this means for pre-owned is that the Vibe has reliable genes and will likely years of dependable service. The was treated to distinct exterior however, as well as its own trim and options.

Pontiac sold this in base, AWD and GT trim levels. Vibe models were only and had a 1.8-liter 132-horsepower engine and a torsion-beam rear AWD models had — you guessed it all-wheel drive, as well as an rear suspension and an upgraded four good for 158 hp.

The sport-themed, GT had the more powerful 2.4-liter along with the independent suspension.

All models came with a five-speed manual except for the AWD model, which only be equipped with a automatic. A five-speed automatic was on the GT, while the four-speed automatic be added to base models. Vibes could also be with the 2.4-liter engine at cost, in which case the automatic replaced the four-speed on the list.

Inside, this Vibe simple and intuitive gauges and Build quality was good, most of the interior bits and sourced from Toyota. to the Vibe’s elevated roof there was plenty of room for

In the safety department, the Vibe standard with antilock brakes, OnStar, stability and a full complement of airbags.

Pontiac Vibe

In we noted that acceleration was in the base Vibe but peppy especially in the GT, which wasn’t weighed down by the all-wheel-drive Expect fuel economy of 30 mpg or more on the highway in all models. The automatic was rather anachronistic for a new though the five-speed automatic was a unit.

Handling was capable in all trims and somewhat entertaining in GT models.

Pontiac Vibe Models

The Pontiac Vibe was sold 2003-’08. It was available in base and GT levels. Base Vibe had a 126-hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder and could be equipped with front-wheel drive or all-wheel (AWD). Non-AWD models equipped with either a manual or a four-speed automatic both of which yielded response in traffic and fuel in the low 30s.

The AWD model was rated at 118 hp due to its exhaust routing, and the four-speed was mandatory. Acceleration was sluggish in the AWD but it was still a useful option for in harsh climates who needed a snow vehicle.

Aimed at a small niche of consumers, the Vibe GT came a Yamaha-designed high-revving 1.8-liter rated for 164 hp at a lofty 7,600 Sold in front-drive form a six-speed manual transmission the GT was much quicker than the Vibe, provided the engine was on boil. Ride and handling however, were largely the as in other Vibe models adequately comfortable and responsive for purposes, but underwhelming from an perspective.

Other than the of the GT and AWD models after 2007, the Pontiac Vibe received changes. However, there are equipment differences of note if shopping for a used one.

A DVD-based navigation system was as an option from 2003-’05, but discontinued it for 2006. Used-car interested in this feature likely have difficulty models with it installed, as it was a selection when new. while front seat-mounted airbags were always on the first-generation Vibe, full-length curtain airbags weren’t until the 2005 model

That was also the first that buyers could get control, but availability was limited to base Vibes equipped the automatic transmission.

If you are looking for years, visit our used Vibe page.

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