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The Pontiac began life as a Toyota twin and ended it as the answer to a question: What is the only model to be produced for the 2010 year? That’s right while all other Pontiac went the way of the dodo after 2009 bankruptcy fiasco, the stuck around for a last It’s gone now, and that’s a real shame.

Of all the cars that wore badges, the Vibe was by far the best.

packaging is what made small wagon desirable, as the combined clean styling, a interior and exceptional utility one affordably priced roof. A powertrain was another welcome The fact that the Vibe got above-average fuel economy and had a reputation for reliability only to its appeal among budget-minded

There were two generations of the Vibe. Both are distinctive in without looking overdone and a sporty four-door hatchback than a frumpy station The Vibe offered a lot of functionality for not a lot of and Toyota-sourced parts and powertrains as another point in its favor.

Pontiac’s demise, the Vibe enjoy a long life on the market.

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Produced for 2009-’10 the second-generation Pontiac Vibe is the twin of the Toyota Matrix. this means for pre-owned is that the Vibe has reliable genes and will likely years of dependable service. The was treated to distinct exterior however, as well as its own trim and options.

Pontiac sold this in base, AWD and GT trim levels. Vibe models were only and had a 1.8-liter 132-horsepower engine and a torsion-beam rear AWD models had — you guessed it all-wheel drive, as well as an rear suspension and an upgraded four good for 158 hp.

The sport-themed, GT had the more powerful 2.4-liter along with the independent suspension.

All models came with a five-speed manual except for the AWD model, which only be equipped with a automatic. A five-speed automatic was on the GT, while the four-speed automatic be added to base models. Vibes could also be with the 2.4-liter engine at cost, in which case the automatic replaced the four-speed on the list.

Inside, this Vibe simple and intuitive gauges and Build quality was good, most of the interior bits and sourced from Toyota. to the Vibe’s elevated roof there was plenty of room for

In the safety department, the Vibe standard with antilock brakes, OnStar, stability and a full complement of airbags.

In we noted that acceleration was in the base Vibe but peppy especially in the GT, which wasn’t weighed down by the all-wheel-drive Expect fuel economy of 30 mpg or more on the highway in all models. The automatic was rather anachronistic for a new though the five-speed automatic was a unit.

Handling was capable in all and even somewhat entertaining in GT

Used Pontiac Vibe

The first-generation Pontiac Vibe was from 2003-’08. It was available in and GT trim levels. Base models had a 126-hp 1.8-liter engine and could be equipped either front-wheel drive or drive (AWD).

Non-AWD were equipped with a five-speed manual or a four-speed transmission, both of which adequate response in traffic and economy in the low 30s. The AWD model was at 118 hp due to its different exhaust routing, and the automatic was mandatory. Acceleration was in the AWD Vibe, but it was still a useful for buyers in harsh climates who a low-cost snow vehicle.

at a small niche of performance-minded the Vibe GT came with a high-revving 1.8-liter four-cylinder for 164 hp at a lofty 7,600 rpm. in front-drive form with a manual transmission only, the GT was quicker than the base provided the engine was kept on Ride and handling dynamics, were largely the same as in Vibe models — comfortable and responsive for commuting but underwhelming from an enthusiast’s


Other than the elimination of the GT and AWD after 2007, the first-generation Vibe received minimal However, there are some differences of note if you’re for a used one. A DVD-based system was offered as an option 2003-’05, but Pontiac discontinued it for

Used-car shoppers interested in feature will likely difficulty locating models it installed, as it was a rare selection new. Also, while seat-mounted side airbags always optional on the first-generation full-length side curtain weren’t available until the model year. That was the first year that could get stability control, but was limited to front-wheel-drive base equipped with the automatic

If you are looking for older years, our used Pontiac Vibe

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