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2003 Pontiac Vibe

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Go Vibe!
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By NCA
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2003 Pontiac Vibe AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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We bought the Vibe because we no longer
needed a mini van; all the "children"
were college age and had their own cars.
We wanted something smaller but that
could haul tons to colleges and
apartments. The Vibe has fit the bill.
Our Vibe also has worked well for
camping trips.


Best Features

Cargo space, folding front seat, easy to handle rain or shine


Worst Features

Paint around door of interior tirm is chipping, cargo area scratched easily


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Tough Little Work Car
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By jcmonroe
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2003 Pontiac Vibe Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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It is a tough little work car that is
cute and fun to drive. I am a big guy
(6'-1/2" & 245#) and I am totally
comfortable with the leg and head room,
even the back seat has more room than is
typical in a compact car. It has
adequate acceleration and very quick
handling characteristics.


Best Features

Fold down seats design, I can carry an 8' ladder and my wife can still ride with me; hatchback and hatchback window design, I can carry 10 goods safely.


Worst Features

Needs a better horn, I added one to the existing wimpy one-tone horn.


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By bwood19
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2003 Pontiac Vibe Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have had mine for 4 months and I
only have found one thing that I do
not like about it; the visors are too
short to do much good on the side
windows. I am 5'4'' and maybe a taller
person would have better coverage. But
I LOVE the car and I am totally happy
with it. Especially the 29-30mpg that
I get with a combo of e-way and back
road driving. I drive about 25,000
miles a year.


Best Features

Moon roof, outside temp display on dash, power everything!


Worst Features

Make the visors more useful!


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Great little car!
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By Kris592
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2003 Pontiac Vibe GT Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


Review

I tell ya I was a little sceptical of
buying another american car but I
figured since it's basically a Toyota
we couldn't go wrong. I've really come
to enjoy all of the great features of
the car. 15000 mls later and
absolutely no problems!


Best Features

Flip-forward passenger seat is priceless with a newborn. It handles very well for its class and has ample power. Also, love the a/c vents: amazingly simple yet work perfectly.


Worst Features

More sound insulation is needed in the rear with all of the plastic. At speed you really have to crank up the radio to hear it. Ergonomics of the passenger seat make you feal like you're sliding forward all the time. Don't get me wrong we love the car!


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We love it!
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By Barryh
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2003 Pontiac Vibe Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

We love our Vibe. It's fun to drive,
great fuel economy, we are gald we got
the "moon and tunes" package. I put on
after market tires and wheels to
enhance the appearance. It's everyones
favorite to drive in our family. We
highly recommend it or the Toyota
Matrix.


Best Features

Fun to drive and fuel economy


Worst Features

Make the roof rack an option. We don't need it.


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