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2009 Pontiac Vibe Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by sgullo2

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Reviewed: 2009 Pontiac Vibe

4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Why the 2009 Pontiac Vibe?

Exterior styling

not white bread-different enough from all the rest. chunky but elegant.american design and history

Interior styling

simple but sporty-lots of cubby holes and capacity. the gt model has leather accented seats and logo. efficient use and ease of cargo handling.seats all come down easily for more space including front passenger.stylish dash and gauges-easily read

Powertrain performance

with 5 speed manual 2.4 camry drivetrain will top out at 125 mph-7.9 0-60.not bad for about 26 mpg. drivetrain good for 200m plus

Fuel economy

considering weight 3075lb-its quiet and rides nice my 26 overall with the performance engine is the perfect middle for me.

Audio & nav systems

great-320 watts,7 speakers w/10" sub,satellite xm, mp3 input.onstar hands free cellphone and emergency contact gps.

Why Not the 2009 Pontiac Vibe?

Quietness

it was so quiet at idle that i started it when it was running.now i look at the tach to be sure

Reliability & durability

going by reputation but i once had a toyota tercel stick and i only did one clutch in 270M miles and when inspected for emissions the engine still had factory specs.they do put out water to tailpipe but vibe is stainless steel muffler a refinement.

Materials & workmanship

workmanship a+++ but interior plastic will scratch if dinged.

Feature availability

the gt comes with everything except remote start, heated mirrors and seats,seats manual.no factory turbo available -thats it.

Front seat support & comfort

compared to my sons beamer i like the higher more cushioned feel.this car is higher in design than any ive seen.the gt leather seats sort of wrap around you-very comfotable

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