I wish they still made these
I owned one from 2007 until 2023. Probably the best car I ever had. I traded it in on a Corolla Cross, but if I could find a factory fres 2007 Vibe, I' d buy it. The only oddity was thst I had to replace two bad water pumps, and serpentine belt. The new Corolla has too much infotainment gadgetry, and a poorly written manual by comparion.
Best first car i could've asked for.
We found mine sitting in the back of an auto repair shop. All we had to do to get it to start was swap in a new battery, then it ran and drove like we drove it there ten minutes earlier. Mine does not have ABS, traction control, or cruise control, but those are just minor inconveniences. After we changed the tires, brakes, filters and fluids, it drove like a dream. For a mid-2000's hatchback, it is peppy for the 126hp it has. Little body roll when cornering, excellent throttle and brake response, and the steering is tight and responsive. Even just having the 4-speed automatic transmission is fun, although I'd prefer the 5-speed stickshift. Roomy interior, while being a nice compact car at the same time. Doesn't take up much space in a driveway, and if you have the right color(Wave blue, salsa red), it'll stand out in a crowd. All in all, great little car.
My 3rd Vibe
Yes, this is my 3rd Vibe. I'm addicted to the carrying space. As a sports medicine professional, there is room to carry anything I might need including several changes of clothes and numerous coats for any eventuality. I also like to thrift for furniture when I travel and I've carried some pretty big items. My 1st Vibe was a lemon meaning it needed a lot of repairs. Most owners say that aside from oil changes, they've had to do nothing. The 2nd Vibe had far fewer repairs and I met a guy in my travels who said his had 400,00 miles! The front seats go back enough that you can get in a comfortable sleep. Can't say enough good,