by shamgar on Jan 16, 2012 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.
by bmore2rutgers on Nov 6, 2011 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.
by bridgettg on Apr 22, 2011 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.
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.