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How To Get Toyota Performance in A GM Product, Better Styling & All on a Solid Frame
By zoezmom on
Vehicle2003 Pontiac Vibe GT Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
ReviewI 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 Features6-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 FeaturesThe only improvement needed would be better lumbar support in the driver's seat for long commutes; otherwise, absolutely perfect!
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