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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 curtain airbags. The Moon and Tunes Value package now includes an integrated subwoofer.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Love my vibe!!

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

130,000 miles and still going strong!!!! I bought this car with 32,000 miles on it and have never had any big issues except A/C quit getting cold to which I took it in and no one could find a leak but after having a/c charged 3x and a/c only lasting a couple days there must be a leak somewhere but Ive chosen to live without it at this point. I've used this car for sooooo many things, hauling just about anything I could fit in it (cake deliveries, landscaping materials, home improvement materials, furniture ect...). Hoping to see 200,000 miles or more on this baby, still looks in great shape!! Oh i usually get 33mph highway :)



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.



5 of 5 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.




Great car!!!!!

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

I use this website alot when purchasing used cars, so I thought I should contriburte. We purchased our 05 Vibe in July of 09 with 100,000 miles and have absolutely loved it! Unfortunately we got in an accident and the car was totaled. Definitely looking for another. The transmission was auto.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Pcm

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

I had the Power control Module replaced in May 2010 and when I questioned the recall that just came out, I was advised that I should not have paid for the PCM since it was under a warranty put in place by the government and I received a full refund. Check into it if you have also had the PCM replaced and your Vibe is not over 8 years old



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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 22
  • cty
/
  • 29
  • highway
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