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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Pontiac Vibe Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 130 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 26/33 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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 26
  • cty
/
  • 33
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer 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.



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




It doesn't get better with

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

I purchased this car new and put about 8500 miles a year on it. It isn't a bad car with lots a major mechanical problems but it just isn't a great car. The radio face shows up in red and can't be seen very well during the daylight hours. Also had LED light go out on radio. GM wanted $350 to replace so went to Best Buys and got by cheaper. I also use a pillow on the console armrest as it is too low for arm to fit comfortably without leaning to the right.




Love the vibe!

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

Fun to drive, great for hauling! Bought used, have had no problems with it. Will look for another, but very sad they are no longer making. :(



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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.

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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...


gmcustsvc
gmcustsvc
02-25-2013
If you would like for us to check to see if there are any open recalls on your 2005 Vibe, please email us the last 8 digits of your VIN at socialmedia@gm.com....



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