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The Pontiac Vibe was a compact hatchback model sold 2003 to 2010. Through two it was a twin of the Toyota Matrix the skin, although no sheetmetal was between the two vehicles and the Toyota garnered higher prices—both new and its essentially identical running and mechanical components.

The first-generation Vibe was launched in the of 2002 as a 2003 model. Its running gear shared of the high-volume Toyota Corolla, as as the Toyota Matrix, but it offered an feature for a compact hatchback: all-wheel drive. Three of the first Vibe were a base trim level, the mid-level version, and a sportier GT model at the top end of the range.

The base engine was a 132-horspower Toyota four-cylinder, with a five-speed manual gearbox and an four-speed automatic transmission. The GT model used a more 164-hp version of the same fitted with a six-speed transmission. The Vibe was slightly for 2005, after just two on the market, and both the all-wheel-drive and the Vibe GT were dropped for

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The second-generation car debuted late in offering a new and more powerful engine and the return of both the option and the GT model. But the new Vibe (as a 2009 model) right the teeth of the economic recession in the of 2008. It was to have a short as the redesigned Vibe was almost caught up in the 2009 bankruptcy of Motors.

The government-backed restructuring plan for GM selling or killing four of its brands, Pontiac among

Vibe production ended in 2009, though the car stayed in long enough for a handful of models to be built—making it Pontiac’s 2010 model. (The GM-Toyota plant in Fremont, where it was made now builds Model S electric cars.) moved assembly of its Matrix California to Ontario, Canada, it stayed in production and was sold in the for a full five years—from through 2013.

Like its Toyota siblings, the Vibe was never among the fuel-efficient cars in its segment. The 2003 Vibe with the engine and five-speed manual was at 28 mpg combined, which dropped to 25 mpg the automatic transmission. The second-generation model retained the 28-mpg for the base model, but an optional engine fitted with the fell to a dismal 22 mpg combined.

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