-Preppy 2.4L with ample torque
-Feels agile when driving
-Enough space for a family of 3
-Lots of room under the hatch
-Toyota Powertrain = longetivity
-Cheap to maintain
-Sub-par gas mileage for 2.4L engine compared to similar vehicles
-Low horsepower tradeoff vs. the 1.8L
-Noisy cabin above 40 Mph (65 Km/h)
-Low resale value compared to its Toyota Matrix sibling
-Suffers both GM and Toyota recalls
Overall I thoroughly enjoy the 2nd Gen Pontiac Vibe. The cost to maintain is very affordable while still cheaper than its Toyota variant. The power is lacking but the torque makes up for it in day-to-day city driving.
If you're looking for something simple, practical, and cheap to own, this is your vehicle.
Best little car
2009 Pontiac G5Nurse T - Wilimington, NC11/09/2017
I purchased this car used in 2012 when it had about 60k miles on it. For the next 5+ years I enjoyed this car beyond belief. It was recently totaled and I am devastated.
This 5 speed was so fun to drive. It was a primary car for me and I really enjoyed the responsiveness of this car.
Not to mention it was quite a looker and the only thing that I added was aftermarket rims.
The biggest pro was that this car was extremely reliable and I had no major issues at all. I maintained it well and it served me well. I had planned to drive it forever and estimate that I could have easily gotten another 100k out of her.
This is why now, even with all the newer more cars out there, I am considering buying another in 2017!
2008 Pontiac SolsticeRhonda Neel - Plano, TX09/24/2015
This car is a very unusual style - sort of like a mini-bat-mobile, so it really gets attention. It looks much more expensive than it actually is, and rides very smoothly. Has a great safety rating - I bought one for my daughter and another for my grand-daughter.
Though its tenure was short-lived and it was only available in the US for a single model year, the Pontiac G8 is still largely considered one of the best American sedans produced in recent history. The G8 was first developed and produced in Australia, where it was known as the Holden Commodore. It was rebadged for the North American market in 2008, where it replaced the Pontiac Bonneville.
Since their inception, muscle cars have transformed ordinary drives into adventures. Their beefy V8 engines, impressive performance characteristics, and aggressive stances make enthusiastic owners think up new reasons to grab their keys and take their next drive. If you want to reignite your passion for driving and experience the best muscle car the world currently has to offer, you’ll need to wade through the abundant options. Of all your four-wheeled options, the Pontiac G8 and Dodge Charger are worth a place at the top of your search list.
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