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Great car for the money
Pros: The seats fold down so you can load something 9 feet long.
Cons: rear windshield wiper makes noiseEasy to drive. Very versatile. Seating is comfortable. Durable. Handles well.
Pros: The look of the car, futuristic.
Cons: Those rails on the top of the car. Should be an option.
Advice: Its not only for those young at heart, I'm in my 50's and its a great car.One of the best little car I have had. I am a karaoke DJ and it hauls my equipment around just right. Good gas mileage and ride.
Pros: Standard Transmission
Cons: center cubbies and cup holders are too close to hand brake.
Advice: Get the standard transmission with the monotone packageI purchased this car with 10,000 miles on it. It is definetly a great value. It is very roomy and comfortable to drive long distances in, you dont feel cramped. The fold down seats all the way to the front of the vehicle are a major plus for getting large items in and out. I looked at many other cars but found this to be in the best condition with great gas milage and interior. Handling is great and so is the stock stereo system. Definetly a must buy!
Pros: Aggressive Look
Advice: Definite buyIf you are looking for an alternative to SUV, look no further than Pontiac Vibe. It has been almost 2 years since I purchased a 2004 model and I am very happy with it so far. Vehicle handles itself very well in various weather conditions (hot, cold, snow, rain). Recently went on a 1200 mile trip and was surprised that I didn't get as tired as I anticipated. It is very roomy on the inside and has a very pleasant interior. Engine and Powertrain are provided by Toyota (Toyota Matrix is the sister car to Vibe). Even though it feels underpowered at times, this car will respond very well. Gas mileage is about 25 to 30mpg depending on city/highway driving. Overall, a nice package for a reasonable price ($17K - $21K).
Pros: Quality & comfort at an affordable price, with a look that gets noticed.
Cons: For a versatile economy car, you can't go wrong.
Advice: No need to opt for GT version. Base model performs just fine and saves $$ on gas.Have owned my Vibe for about 18 months and really like it. First well-built GM car I've owned, thanks to it really being a Toyota deep down. Styling is better than Toyota Matrix version, and really gets noticed. I'm a big guy and my wife is petite, but we both find the driving position comfortable. Moon and Tunes Pkg is a fun option, even though we're oldsters (mid 40's). Had to search for model with side air bags, but it's worth it for the extra safety. ABS is also a plus, and we've had plenty of opportunities to test it during our winter weather. Good miles per gallon and performance. Overall quality fit and finish. Love the ability to expand cargo space with folding seats, including flat fold front passenger seat. Can't beat the price. Had to have the driver power window looked at but it's been fine since, and that's the only problem we've had.
Pros: The Moon and Tunes package-the 6 cd changer is awesome and the AWD is great in the snow!
Cons: Cupholders-one is too small for oversized drinks or drink bottles also if you think you want to race someone from a stoplight.....forget it.
Advice: If you are looking for an affordable, great looking and performing car....this is the one for youI purchased a 2004 Vibe AWD model with the Moon and Tunes package. The comfort level of this vehicle is phenomenal. The seats just hug your body and it is comfortable for long trips. I was surprised that the people riding in the back seat did not complain of too little of legroom-they all rode comfortably. The stereo system is spectacular! And all the storage is a necessity for someone on the go all the time!
Pros: Keyless entrry and the moons and toon package
Cons: The cupholders on the console.
Advice: Get the rear cargo mat and nets!I looked at the 2004 Subaru Forester, 2004 Honda CRV, and the 2004 Vibe AWD. After comparing all the features and prices, I settled on the Vibe AWD with all three option packages. For the price, the fully loaded Vibe looked the best value for my money. I was a little leary of its 123 HP rating. However, it has much more pep then you are led to believe from the articles You read. When I picked it up from the dealer, I had to drive it 26 miles back to New York City. I was pleasently surprised by its handeling and performance in rush hour traffic. This is a very roomy and versitle vehicle. The only thing I would improve is the layout and size of the cup holders on the center console. They should be bigger and layed out side by side instead of front to back. A power adjustable driver seat would also be nice