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Pontiac Vibe vs. Chevrolet HHR Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending December 31, 2016. 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
20.2857142857% Best 73% Worst
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2003 - 2008 Pontiac Vibe
18.5714285714% Best 70% 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 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 shiftable automatic FWD
Is mechanically the same as a 2009 Toyota Matrix. full 2009 Pontiac Vibe review
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 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
5-speed manual FWD
The Vibe/Matirx seems to hold their value very well. full 2008 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
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
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Chevrolet HHR

Chevrolet HHR Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I have driven the car 25000 miles in 9 months and have not had a single problem. Only maintenance is oil changes and tire rotation. full 2008 Chevrolet HHR review
2008 4dr Wagon 172-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Not one, even minor, problem as of yet full 2008 Chevrolet HHR review
2007 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I have driven this car over 14,000 miles in less than a year and I have not had to take it back to the dealer for any repairs. full 2007 Chevrolet HHR review
2007 4dr Wagon 149-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
The 2007 Panel I had had great reliabilty and never gave me any trouble. full 2007 Chevrolet HHR review
2007 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I have had it for 35,000 miles and have not had one issue. It has been flawless. full 2007 Chevrolet HHR review
2007 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Crash test rating. full 2007 Chevrolet HHR review
2006 4dr Wagon 172-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
For such a cheap car, this one has been very reliable. A few things, but nothing that surprised me, or was hard to fix. full 2006 Chevrolet HHR review
2006 4dr Wagon 143-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
everything, had no problems. full 2006 Chevrolet HHR review
Chevrolet HHR Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr Wagon 143-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I have had problems with GM engines. It is assembled in Mexico and has workmanship issues that relate back to reliability. full 2006 Chevrolet HHR review