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Pretty good for the money
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By chlywily
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2009 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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The car has been very reliable, but has an intermittent knocking when started sometimes. Can be hot or cold and the dealer has no clue.


Best Features

Contemporary styling


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The Mighty Vibe
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By CouldaHadaV8
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2009 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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This car is great! We've had it for about 2 1/2 years and it's running strong, even being driven by a teenager. We are pleased with the mileage, styling, comfort and power of this car.


Best Features

The swift/angry/fast styling, reliability.


Worst Features

Not so cheap feeling plastics, a sportier handling maybe? Not much wrong with this car.


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A Great Little Car that GM Killed
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Michigan Man
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2009 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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A great vehicle that unfortunately fell due to the fate of GM. Purchased 2 years ago and no issues at all - always follow the scheduled maintenance and visit a GM dealer. I would purchase a Vibe as my next vehicle if it still existed.


Best Features

Driving experience


Worst Features

Somewhat of a extended blind spot in the rear when backing up but have accommodated for this - very careful


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Great little car
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By RoundhouseMan
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2009 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I have had two years of fun and economical driving. It has lots of space for carrying people and cargo. The cargo area is high enough that I was even able to get a boxed dishwasher in the back with the seats folded and the lift gate closed, yet it still feels like a compact vehicle. Manual driver's seat adjustment up and down is possible (not just sliding the seat back and forth), a plus for short people. Mileage is 30-33 on the freeway. I would buy another in the future if they were still making them. Dealer and service are great.


Best Features

Roominess; fold-down seats; fun to drive


Worst Features

Visibility slightly impaired by right rear support post.


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Delivers On Target For Its Design!
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By pearlsport03
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2009 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Ok, I bought this as a lease return with 15k. But it's GM Certified. Now, review for what it is, not for what is not. It delivers on every aspect of its designed mission. It's an AWD AT SUV/5 door lift back, with comfortable seating for 4 (5 if you have kids). Great space to load stuff with seats down. Peppy, quiet, nice handling, not too stiff or spongy, and fuel economy is pretty darn good for an AWD. It's easy to get between 25 and 30 mpg normal driving. Sound system/CD/MP3/XM is very nice, and On Star is a plus. Mostly Toyota Matrix twin, so I know it's gonna be durable and last (parts will always be around). AWD w/AT will use more gas than 2WD, but that's expected. 2 Thumbs Up!


Best Features

Economical AWD even with automatic. Solid, handles and rides great. Looks good, comfortable yet sporty, and


Worst Features

Hmm, nothing really. Door ding guards would be nice, and lighted vanity mirror for passenger. To add more options would be nice, but not necessary. If I had wanted Cadillac, Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Lexus etc., characteristics, then that's what I would have bought (for a ton more money).


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