We purchased the Vibe after much research, to replace our 2000 Impala. The Vibe has great interior room. Functional and fun to drive. The 2.4 motor has enough pickup when merging into traffic. It looks good too!
We just purchased the 1.8L Vibe (09) this past weekend, with some upgrades like AC, cruise control, and power doors and locks. It's been handling extremely well in the Michigan winter, and I'm already getting great gas mileage on my little jaunts around town. Love the way it looks, it feels solid yet zippy. I wish the base model had some radio controls on the steering wheel, but the car comes with XM radio which is great where I live. So far, so good. Having some issues figuring out the proper tire pressure though!
Great interior, tilt and telescoping wheel, lots of cup holders, lots of zip, handles well in the snow and ice, tons of cargo room
Bought a 1.8 liter in March for my wife. I liked it so much that when I found a used one on the internet, I went and bought it. Did not realize it was a 2.4 liter. Has more power that the 1.8, but fuel economy is still good (approx 27) city driving.
So far I like everything about the vehicles. Only a few minor quibbles.
I was not in the market for a GM product, but had to go with GM, liked the looks of this car and am in love with it. Fun to drive on my hour and a half commute, and comfortable too. Sporty. My boyfriend is a gearhead and he even likes this car. Everyone who sees this car loves it. My passengers are comfy. I moved after purchasing the car, and it carried my stuff like a dream, way better than my previous car, a 2004 Dodge would have. I feel very safe with the Onstar, and the airbags and all the safety features. Only downfall is that my boyfriend is 6'4" and he doesn't fit right in the car when driving. He is very cramped and says that the high panels on the doors feel wierd.
XM rocks, comfy ride, I think the interior is really gorgeous.
More legroom in the driver's area. Something to protect plastic in cargo area would be nice. And something to keep people from being able to look in my cargo area would be good.
I bought my Pontiac Vibe GT, the first new car I've owned, in April of 2008. I cross-shopped it against a Honda Civic and a Mazda3 sedan. I found the Vibe to be more practical than the Mazda and nearly as fun to drive. It handles with confidence, and the 2.4L engine has ample power and a somewhat sporty sound. The appearance and build quality of the interior are nothing special, but the controls are well laid out and there are some useful features, such as the bag hook in the passenger footwell and the rear cargo organizer. Despite some quality control issues, I would recommend the Vibe to anyone looking for a small car that is highly practical, but also offers some driving enjoyment.
I like the smooth engine and sharp handling, and the styling is some of the best in this price range. The interior is thoughtfully-designed, the controls are simple and intuitive, (even the radio), and the seats are comfortable. The Monsoon stereo sounds great, and XM is standard.
The interior plastic scratches too easily, and the rear has some large blind spots. Quality control needs improvement - in the first few months the car was in the shop multiple times for dragging brakes, wheel caps that fell off, a leaky sunroof, and lettering on a sunroof switch that rubbed off.