2003 Pontiac Vibe Consumer Review: How To Get Toyota Performance

2003 Pontiac Vibe - Consumer Review

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GT Wagon (1.8L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual)

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By zoezmom on


2003 Pontiac Vibe GT Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


I bought this for my 6'3" husband to commute from MD to D.C., brand new in 2003 - Trying to figure out how to please a guy, who drove a Camaro for years, but, who only believes in paying for GTO (Gas, Tires & Oil) & is a bad owner (I take care of scheduling all reg. maintenance on our cars), I knew that this would be a perfect choice. Lowest Cost of Ownership, ever! A $1K Ox Sensor, Cat Converter & Exhaust was needed by 150K Miles & just dropped her off for her first Clutch & Full Assembly & 2nd-Ever Tune-up with an Odometer Reading of 241K Miles, which will be $1500-$1600. My Mechanic stated that it has a Supra Engine & I have to tell you, it handles like an Dream Fast, Fun, Smooth & Solid

Best Features

6-speed transmission = Overall better handling on curvy, treacherous back roads & superior acceleration for merging into the insane traffic, that encompasses MD, DC & N.VA. Solid Frame - Not A Unibody - Won't fold up like an accordian in a crash. Converts to SUV - All the seats including the front passenger seat - fold down - I have moved furniture in this car - provides alot more cargo room, than it appears.

Worst Features

The only improvement needed would be better lumbar support in the driver's seat for long commutes; otherwise, absolutely perfect!
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