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2003 Pontiac Vibe consumer reviews

$16,485–$19,785 MSRP range
side view of 2003 Vibe Pontiac
100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 4.5
  • Reliability 4.9
Explore the 2003 Pontiac Vibe

I inherited it from my Mom, I love it.

I inherited from my Mom this wonderful super gas economy SUV and it has been in the family since 2003. I will never sell it and will definatelly will reccommend it to anyone. I just need to paint it two tone light gray.


Perfect car

Excellent car never will leave you stranded and cost of ownership is insanely low. Take care of it and it will take care of you! It has tons of room for how small it looks.


Pontiac Vibe my new ride!

I drove my relatives Pontic Vibe while my 2002 Honda Accords transmission was being worked on. Now my transmission in the Honda refuses to work on the highway. So I am buying my relatives Pontiac Vibe. I need something reliable to drive from Longview TX to Fort Worth TX many times. I have to park my 2002 Honda Accord from now on. The Poniac Vibe has plenty of get up and go. I drove it to Fort Worth a week ago and I'm happy with its performance. It does use more fuel than my Honda Accord though. The Pontiacs engine bay is real clean. The Pontiac handled the rough I 20 very well. I have the check written out and ready to purchase my first Pontiac. Good by to my Honda. I have heard mechanics call the auto. Trans. On the 2002 Honda Accord GLASS . Because they break so easily. My sister said they have driven the Vibe to Arkansas many times and it still performs well. The AC and the heater works well in the Vibe also. The cruise control works very well too. I'm hoping to find an owners manual on e-bay. I have no idea what year model the Vibe is yet. But I do know it has 16 valves. Somebody has put tinting on the back window over the rear defroster, so I'm not bothering it. The paint job has seen its better days. I'm planning on repainting the Vibe, but I will continue with the Maroon color. This isn't a Firebird, but it will do.


Out looking for another one!!!

Oh my car I've ever owned. It was a 2003 and I just sold it. Was running perfectly, and had 250,000 miles on it. Heavens, the odometer only goes up to 300,000. What more could you want from a car? I'm out shopping for another one right now.


Reliable compact SUV powered through tough winters

Got my Vibe used from my family, drove all over southeast Pennsylvania for work. The car handled surprisingly well in all sorts of weather, especially snow and ice. I never had issues driving in wintry conditions and always felt safe and secure. Comfortable ride, great on road trips in any season, and a lot of leg room in front and back seats. Also plenty of room in the back, especially when you lay the back seats down. Easily fit medium some sized furniture. Honestly, sad to get rid of it after driving it for over a decade.


Great commuter car

I liked the car! It drove great, it was loud, but that was minor. Easy to operate, great on the gas, never had to service it for anything unusual!


Most reliable car ever

I have owned my 2003 Pontiac Vibe since 2004. I bought it new off the lot and the only thing I have had to replace aside from brakes/routers/battery is the compressor which I just replaced last year for $130. The car has 180,000 miles, burns no oil, and starts first time every time. I wish this car wasnt discontinued. What a shame!


Best trade I’ve ever made

I traded a 1993 explorer for an 03 Vibe. I have always been more of a truck person. I was concerned at first about selecting a car( also my first automatic transmission) instead of a truck. 16 years later I still drive Old Faithful. It is my teenage driver’s first vehicle now. Take care of your toys and they’ll continue to take care of you for many years.


On line auto purchase with Bill Buck Chevy

This car is built by Pontiac but has a Toyota engine. You can count on 200,000 miles trouble free, be kind, regular oil changes! You will smile at the pumps too!


Ahead of its time in fuel economy and body style

This car met all of my needs. Great Fuel Economy! Moved all of my belongings in this car because there is so much space. Great for commuting and roadtrips