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Pontiac Vibe Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending June 30, 2017. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model Percent of Average  
2009 - 2010 Pontiac Vibe Reliability by Generation2009 - 2010 Pontiac Vibe
12.2857142857% Best 59% Worst
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2003 - 2008 Pontiac Vibe Reliability by Generation2003 - 2008 Pontiac Vibe
23.7142857143% Best 79% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Pontiac Vibe

Pontiac Vibe Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Very reliable power train full 2009 Pontiac Vibe review
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Is mechanically the same as a 2009 Toyota Matrix. full 2009 Pontiac Vibe review
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Extensive research made me notice the Vibe. I was pleased with my purchase, but when my car was exposed to the worst of Hurricanes Gustav & Ike--with NOT EVEN MINOR DAMAGE--I was thrilled. Even my beloved Accord was not this realiable in the 1st 6 months! full 2009 Pontiac Vibe review
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
care-free and low cost operation full 2009 Pontiac Vibe review
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
It has the Toyota Corrola platform which has a proven track record. Plenty of available parts if/when repairs are needed. full 2009 Pontiac Vibe review
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Toyota drivetrain very reliable & past model(2003) owned was low cost & low maintenance. full 2009 Pontiac Vibe review
2009 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
This car is GREAT! Starts quickly and responds well when you accelerate. I've had very few problems full 2009 Pontiac Vibe review
2008 4dr Hatch 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
In 5 years/ 175,000KM no major issues. Two repairs included airbag sensor and replacing a noisy cabin fan. Brakes replaced at 135,000KM. full 2008 Pontiac Vibe review
2008 4dr Hatch 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
The Vibe/Matirx seems to hold their value very well. full 2008 Pontiac Vibe review
2007 4dr Hatch 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Manufactured by Toyota full 2007 Pontiac Vibe review
Pontiac Vibe Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
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. full 2009 Pontiac Vibe review