2004 Pontiac Vibe Consumer Review: Reformed VW Owner

2004 Pontiac Vibe - Consumer Review

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Reformed VW Owner
By TTopper on


2004 Pontiac Vibe GT Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


After years of owning and loving VW
products, I decided to switch brands
and try the Vibe. With 3000 dollars in
rebates, it made alot of sense.
I like the car well enough, but I am
disappointed in a few things. The
plastic used in the cargo area is
cheap, and marks up easily when
loading. The car has rattles in the
dashboard already, and it's only a few
months old. The engine is buzzy, but
powerful. I also have noticed that
it's hard to find the sweet spot on the
clutch. When the new Golf/Jetta come
out in 2005, I may be switching back to
VW's. The Vibe hasn't everything I've
come to expect from a car/daily

Best Features

I love the exterior design, small, tidy and well proportioned. The cargo area is well designed too, with plenty of cargo cubby compartments. Love the fold down front seat for loading LONG items. Powerful, if noisy engine/exhaust.

Worst Features

Improve the clutch with a beefed up version, I've been driving a manual for 23 years, and I still stall the car nearly every day. I also can smell burnt clutch almost every day, and I'm not driving it any differently that my other cars. Build Quality, just feels a little cheap.
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