2009 Pontiac Vibe
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one of the most reliable cars I owned

by from CHARLESTON, WV on September 9, 2017

very nice design all other s have copied , bought new in 3/2010...to day I have 150K miles, always changed oil at 5K...wears tires, low clearance in snow ...never have been stuck, I have a 2017 Chevy ...
very nice design all other s have copied , bought new in 3/2010...to day I have 150K miles, always changed oil at 5K...wears tires, low clearance in snow ...never have been stuck, I have a 2017 Chevy Trax AWD, and the vibe has more options and bigger engine.
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Practically a Matrix

by from VA on September 7, 2017

Super practical, but not exciting at all. Can be equipped with a roof rack, which adds to the practical nature. Otherwise, it's a Toyota Matrix, with a Pontiac heater core and AC compressor. Give it t...
Super practical, but not exciting at all. Can be equipped with a roof rack, which adds to the practical nature. Otherwise, it's a Toyota Matrix, with a Pontiac heater core and AC compressor. Give it to your teenage kid to go to college
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The most reliable car I ever owned.

by from Hegins, PA on August 20, 2017

I own this car now for 8 years and have never experienced one failure. While not the best looking design it is totally reliable.
I own this car now for 8 years and have never experienced one failure. While not the best looking design it is totally reliable.
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GT. Great Car.

by from Highland, MI on May 23, 2017

I love this car. It has great acceleration and gas mileage. I can haul lumber from the hardware stores no problem. My siberian husky has plenty of room when I fold the back seats down. Easy to handle ...
I love this car. It has great acceleration and gas mileage. I can haul lumber from the hardware stores no problem. My siberian husky has plenty of room when I fold the back seats down. Easy to handle and fun to drive.
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Decent Car

by from Rochester NY on May 15, 2017

Not great looking but reliable for what it is.......................................................
Not great looking but reliable for what it is.......................................................
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Great car

by from New Jersey on May 2, 2017

This vehicle is really good. Also some people that I met who had this car share the same opinion. Will be nice to have more access to get some upgrades. I have being using my Pontiac Vive 2009 a lot. ...
This vehicle is really good. Also some people that I met who had this car share the same opinion. Will be nice to have more access to get some upgrades. I have being using my Pontiac Vive 2009 a lot. Two trips cross-country with 9000 miles total, but also all the way up and down in California. I also put a lighter trailer on back. Great car. Thank you.
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only owned it for a month

by from on April 30, 2017

Ive only had this car for a month but thus far it runs great and the cargo space is very versatile, also it has great pickup.
Ive only had this car for a month but thus far it runs great and the cargo space is very versatile, also it has great pickup.
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Overall a good, economical car.

by from Orrville, OH on April 17, 2017

This car seems to be perceived as the "other sibling" to the Toyota Matrix. When shopping for a new car, we looked at both. This one was less expensive and had a better warranty, though they are ess...
This car seems to be perceived as the "other sibling" to the Toyota Matrix. When shopping for a new car, we looked at both. This one was less expensive and had a better warranty, though they are essentially the same car. And we like the exterior styling more than the Matrix (the interiors were just about identical, if I recall correctly). I have put significant miles on it, and it has been good except for an issue with the water pump. I expect I will continue to put miles on it for quite some time yet. We purchased one with a manual transmission and are very happy with that choice. It makes the car more fun to drive and I feel I have more control in difficult weather conditions. There have been a few safety recalls which have come down from Toyota and GM, and even though the Pontiac brand has been discontinued there has been no problem getting the warranty issues fixed at no cost to us. The ceiling is higher than some other compact cars, giving taller drivers extra space. It has been good on gas. I've driven it 7+ hours numerous times, and it has been pretty comfortable. Visibility is good. Gas mileage is good. It is not the quietest of cars.
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Best Little Mommy Car

by from Salt Lake City, Utah on April 20, 2016

I have owned this car for four years and have been overly impressed with it. I bought it when I was single and it suited my needs perfectly. When I got married and had my first baby, the car just cont...
I have owned this car for four years and have been overly impressed with it. I bought it when I was single and it suited my needs perfectly. When I got married and had my first baby, the car just continued to make sense and be the perfect fit. The easy rear car seat anchors are a feature I just cannot imagine living without and the side curtain airbags give me a sense of security knowing my family is safe. I have never had a problem mechanically with the car, outside of regular maintenance, since I purchased it and, if I could, I would purchase another one without a second thought. I have been looking to upgrade and even brand new cars do not seem to compare. I would recommend this car to anyone who likes the versatility of an SUV, the handling of a coupe, the safety of a mini van, and the fuel efficiency of a subcompact. Truly the best car.
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Love it!

by from Vermont on January 14, 2016

Bought this cute little hatchback about a year ago and its the best decision I've ever made! Handles great in the snow, very reliable, and always a smooth ride. Made on a Toyota line so parts are easy...
Bought this cute little hatchback about a year ago and its the best decision I've ever made! Handles great in the snow, very reliable, and always a smooth ride. Made on a Toyota line so parts are easy to find and very cheap.
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Does recommend this car!!

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