2010 Pontiac Vibe Consumer Review: Excellent, fun car so far

2010 Pontiac Vibe - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Excellent, fun car so far
By Chelsea Michigan on


2010 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Bought a '10 Vibe as part of CARS program -- it was very hard to find one in stock, they sold like hotcakes. We wanted a base Vibe, stripped down without add-on features (not even a/c), but couldn't find one. We wound up with a 1.8L and manual transmission, but with a/c. But that's OK. It's a very good car -- we really enjoy it! Our only complaints are the pretty tepid highway acceleration (which can be scary when merging onto highway in front of trucks), and the bizarre location of roof antenna, noted in many other reviews, which makes it hard to do much with roof rack.

Best Features

Manual transmission is fun to drive, far more spacious inside than you would expect (it will carry A LOT of stuff), excellent gas mileage (we are averaging 33-34 mpg through first 5000 miles). We are really happy overall with the car, and with the decision to purchase it.

Worst Features

1.8L engine has good gas mileage and is fine once at speed, but can have weak acceleration when merging on highway. And get rid of the center-mounted roof antenna! It sticks up and makes the roof rack much less functional (it unscrews, I think, or can be replaced with aftermarket options).
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