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Advice: get a deal or get a matrixI liked the pontiac vibe overall but I feel that the matrix may be the better value since it is essentially the same car I am a long time pontiac owner and currently have a 1978 y 88 T/A and a 1999 30th anv. T/A
Pros: Moon roof, and the back seat is big (hint hint)
Cons: THE EXHAUST TIPS they have surface rust, way to much.
Advice: GRAND AM GT or GT1 only, if you cant afford that, then dont buy a Grand amRides great, and this time around its got some balls.
Cons: All the extra noises that come along with the engine.
Advice: Move on.What's that knocking????
Pros: The fold up and removable back seats.
Cons: Split rear door, ackward to get things in and out of the back area.
Advice: Take one for a test drive and you'll understand the appeal.You can say whatever you want about the way the Aztec looks! But, once you have driven one or been for a ride in one ... you'll not care one bit about it's appearance. They are so much fun to drive. They have excellant visability. The smooth ride and comfort feels like a luxury car. My inlaws purchased thier Aztec (burgundy color) first. My wife and her siblings teased her parent's for buying such an ugly vehicle. But, after driving around in it ... a few months later my brother in law purcased an Aztec (black color) for his family. My wife and I were the latest in the family to purchase an Aztec (red color). You should see the driveway when we all get together for Sunday evening meals ... Aztecs every which way you look. We have taken ours on a raod trip to a backwoods cabin ... I can't wait to take it ona camping trip.
Pros: ram air and appearance especially the chrome tech torqued wheels
Cons: leather seats not heated and not enough support from the side bolsters
Advice: get the gt1 model or at least the gt model as they look much better than the se model and they also have the ram air v6fun car to drive and it looks great the upgrade to the gt1 and solid value package with leather seats,moonroof,and chrome tech torqued wheels is worth the extra money the 4 door model makes it easier to put a car seat in the back and for adults to get in and out of the back seat the car is a great value when compared to other cars in its class especially when taking advantage of the $2002 rebate being offered by GM
Pros: handling and comfort
Cons: I haven't found anything yet.
Advice: test drive and enjoyThe moment I sat behind the wheel I knew this was the car for me. It's very comfortable and handles great. The sound system and roominess make it a pleasure to drive. I've owned my Vibe for a month now, and did have a scare. About three weeks after purchasing my Vibe it wouldn't idle. I took it to the dealership and there was a small glitch in the computer system that had to be reset. Since then it has run fine. I was expecting maybe something like that would happen in a brand new model. I would still reccommend this car to anyone. It's a great ride.
Pros: overall appearance
Cons: I am looking to increase the horsepower
Advice: Get the V8 with Ram AirI own a 1999 Firebird and it is everything I hoped for in a sports car for under 30,000. I blows the Mustang away in appearance and drive. The Camaro is nice but I have always admired the Firebird. It handles the a sports car should. Tight cornering and solid drive. At high speeds it handles best.