The vibe has been great. I have driven it about 2000 miles since purchase and have had no major concerns. However, as it is not perfect I will still include a list of pros and cons.
-sleek, modern styling
-reasonable responsive performance(with 2.4L engine option)
-Driver-selectable gear range further increases responsiveness
-HUGE cargo capacity for such a small car. The rear seats can fold down creating a cavernous interior.
-steering wheel is too far away(can't move seat closer or pedals are too close)(for reference, I am 5'11")
-armrests are tiny and inconveniently located
-inadequate lumbar support
The cons are all related to comfort. However, not one of them is enough to cause me to regret my purchase. The comfort issues only really become an issue on longer drives (over an hour).
The car drives very well and has great performance for the price. The 5-speed transmission and electronic stability control are big plusses.
2008 Pontiac VibeR Rodriguez - Corpus Christi, TX01/27/2016
Great car. Made by Pontiac but toyota drivetrain. Drives very nice, sporty and lots of benefits. Have a full size truck but find myself using my Pontiac vibe more and more because of the hatchback and fold down rear seats. My dogs love riding in it especially with the rear seats down. Driver's seat sits like I'm in my truck not like a car. With my back issues I'm able to get in and out comfortably and enjoy the ride.
Super Toyota reliabilty in a snazzy Pontiac package
2008 Pontiac VibeTerri - Rockledge, PA07/11/2014
A consumer report top pick, it's roomy, reliable and fun to drive. It handles well with great acceleration and smooth shifting up or down. It gets excellent mileage, 35 mpg with a full load and the cruise set at 70. My friend also owns this same car and I bought mine because of how much I liked it.
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