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2005 Pontiac Vibe Wagon

 
 

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Pontiac Vibe Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 173 hp @ 7600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 22/29 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2005 Pontiac Vibe

  • Here's one Pontiac that hits its mark. The Vibe blends performance, practicality and affordability into a tastefully styled, but still fun sport wagon package.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Comfortable ride, unique features, roomy backseat, versatile cargo area, good gas mileage, available stability control.

  • Cons

    All-wheel-drive version is sluggish, Toyota's version likely to have better resale value.

  • What's New for 2005

    New options this year include programmable power locks, OnStar, a tire-pressure monitor, leather seating, stability control and side…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (200 total reviews)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Wonderful car

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Vibe Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

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



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Always there

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Vibe AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

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



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

So- so vibe

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Vibe Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

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



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 22
  • cty
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  • 29
  • highway
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Full 2005 Pontiac Vibe Review

What's New for 2005

New options this year include programmable power locks, OnStar, a tire-pressure monitor, leather seating, stability control and side curtain airbags. The Moon and Tunes Value package now includes an integrated subwoofer.

Talk About The 2005 Vibe

2005 Pontiac Vibe Discussions See all Started By

jstant01
jstant01
09-26-2005
the armrest, I can see your point there, but my Vibe (2005) does have a 12v plug inside the armrest up in the far corner, plus one on the dash (bottom left) in addition to the 115AC (bottom right). W...


jasonvibe
jasonvibe
10-07-2005
I have the AWD Vibe(2005) and the Auto(which is standard). During test drives the difference in performance was so little when giving it the gas, it was not an issue. We felt the independent rear susp...


lgerkin
lgerkin
07-28-2013
Hi---I recently purchased a 2005 Pontiac Vibe, which looked good as far as the paint/body when I purchased it. However, I just washed it and noticed lots of little marks where the paint appears to be...