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2006 Pontiac Vibe Review

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Last year, Pontiac's shapely crossover wagon received a facelift that included a redesigned front fascia and grille that resembles the 2006 Solstice roadster. Available in both front- and all-wheel drive versions, the nimble-handling Vibe shares platforms and powertrains with the Toyota Matrix, including its standard 130-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, and a choice of either a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic. The top GT model is only available with front-wheel drive, but comes with a 180-horsepower version of the 1.8-liter engine and a six-speed manual transmission. It also includes upgraded brakes and alloy wheels. A dealer-installed supercharger for the top engine adds about 35 percent more horsepower and torque. Anti-lock brakes, front-side and side-curtain airbags, a navigation system, leather seats, and the OnStar communications/safety system are optional. Minor changes for 2006 include a new exterior color choice, Stealth Gray Metallic; some of the vehicle's option packages now offer revised content.

 

 

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Sunday, June 28, 2015
For 2006 Pontiac Vibe

best car i have ever bought

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i still have the vibe,i have 197,000 on it and still going strong,no major problem handles like a sport car,carrys large loads of luggage no problem. i stillaverage 30 miles to a gallon with all around... + More »
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Friday, April 22, 2016
2010 Pontiac Vibe 4-Door HB FWD w/1SA

+Why did GM stop making their best car ever? Or was that Toyota?

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My Vibe can pull a 1500 load with no trouble. I will have a hard time replacing this fine car. I put a strut brace on the front and this car is almost rally ready. GM got it right with this car then wants us... + More »
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Thursday, May 26, 2016
2008 Pontiac Vibe 4-Door HB

The Swiss-Folding Knife of Cars

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a small station wagon with unsurpassed utility. I put everything from household furniture to an old 36-inch non-flat screen TV into the back, and it swallows everything ! I get 28 miles to the gallon on... + More »
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