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2005 Pontiac Vibe

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 718 Ratings for the 2003 - 2008 models.

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  • Value
    9.3/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.5/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.0/10
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Great car - Classic

By on Sunday, December 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 127,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Life cut short - I smell a classic coming!"

Runs great, reliable. Never or rarely needs work.

By on Thursday, December 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 134,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great mileage; no mechanical problems; roomy"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is a great car. I owned it for about 6 years. Never let me down. Has gone for miles and miles. Rarely needs any mechanical work. Handles well. Comfortable and easy to drive. Great gas mileage. Lots of cargo space. Seats fold down easily. Would definitely purchase another Vibe."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

great car

By on Wednesday, December 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"think corolla station wagon, This is the most versatile most economical and most trouble free car I have ever owned. Other than routine maintenance and consumables I have had no repairs not even a lightbulb in 100k miles. I gave it a 9 out of 10 in driving dynamics because the steering a little numb, not vague , more like over boosted. I really like this car"

Love My Vibe!

By on Monday, December 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Mileage, great in the winter, drives great"

Cons: "Small, tires are expensive (low-pros)"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I've had my Vibe for 5 years and absolutely love it... it's awesome on gas (yes, I do run premium, but at 35+ mpg, it's worth it!). It handles great in the Northern Minnesota winters, as long as I have snow tires on it. I don't like the low-profile tires simply because they are so costly, but the car goes anywhere in snow & ice, etc. The steering is nice & tight, it has plenty of power & handles our steep terrain with no problems. In fact, I often pass up sports cars, etc. climbing the highest hills. Other than routine maintenance, I haven't had to do any major repairs. My only grievance would be the interior - I'm not a small gal, and would like just a bit more width in the seat/cockpit. Other than that, I love everything about it! I wish they still made them, as I'll be hard pressed to find another when I'm ready. No one parts with these (or their counterparts, the Toyota Matrix)!"

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Good car at reasonable price

By on Saturday, November 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 106,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "good overall car, low price, good mechanics"

Cons: "doesn't handle snow well, cheap interior material,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Bougt new at low price. Overall mechanics of car very good. Only had to do basic maintenance, and its only at 106k in mileage. Decent gas mileage, performance, manuverability . Can perform many functions, hauling, people carrier. Lots of room for its size. For a tall person I fit well into the car due to the high roof line. The only negatives are that it doesn't handle the snow very well, its high torque on the 1st gear so its easy to spin tthe tires, and some of the interior is a bit cheap. I've had the door plastic crack just from leaning on it, and the radio display has stopped working. Also the lettering on thr radio buttons are coming off. I think that thr car could easily run up to 300k if propely taken care of."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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