I BOUGHT A NEW 2004 VIBE AND HAVE PUT 40,000 MILES ON IT IN 2 YEARS. THE ONLY MAINTENANCE ITEM I HAD WAS THE REAR WINDOW WASHER, WHICH DRIBBLES A WORTHLESS LITTLE STREAM OF WATER FOR THE BLADE TO SMEAR BACK AND FORTH. THEY COULDNT FIX IT. BUT THAT IS SMALL POTATOES COMPARED TO A FLAWLESS 2 YRS OF HEAVY USE. THE CAR FEELS BIGGER THAN IT IS WHEN YOU DRIVE IT. THE 34MPG HIGHWAY OVERCOMES THE FEW TIMES YOU WANT MORE POWER TO ACCELERATE. I OFTEN DRIVE FOR 3 HOURS AT A TIME AND DONT FEEL CRAMPED OR FATIQUED AFTERWARDS. THE VIBE IS A BETTER USED CAR VALUE THAN THE IDENTICAL TOYAOTA MATRIX.
2007 Pontiac VibeVJ - Garland, TX10/20/2008
I am on my 2nd Vibe and can't say enough about it. On the highway I get around 35 mpg. Going back and forth to work and a few other places, I generally fill up every 2 weeks, getting around 29 mpg. I usually keep the back seats down and can easily fit 2 medium dog crates and then some, in the back.
I have never had a problem with either of my Vibes. They have a Toyota engine and are less money than the Matrix.
I may get a third Vibe, because in my research, I don't find a car that can give me the gas mileage and quality for the price.
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