Pontiac Vibe is a compact 5-seater SUV, a joint creation of General Motors and Toyota.
2003-2008 Pontiac Vibe Pre-Owned Vehicle Review
In the interior trim used polished aluminum. The instrument panel is made in the traditional Pontiac style with "recessed" instrument scales and red illuminated scales (at night). The use of chrome in the interior trim and appliances creates a style of "modern retro", as the designers themselves called Pontiac. The interior of the Vibe GT, in contrast to the standard model, is complemented by trimmed steering wheel and transmissions of artificial leather. (Interestingly, Pontiac Vibe does not offer such luxury as using natural leather in the cabin even as an option.) The gearshift lever, whether manual or automatic, is far ahead - almost in the dashboard - in order to create additional space for feet.
The internal space of this model, engineers Pontiac made very flexible and transformable. The back of the front passenger seat turns into a small table or place to accommodate additional baggage. It can be folded with one movement of the lever.
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Under the hood of the standard Vibe, the 1.8-liter 4-cylinder DOHC was installed with a power of 130 hp. The GT sports version offers a 1.8 l / 180 hp engine. with variable ignition system VVT-i and 6-speed manual transmission. Standard equipment for the GT are disc brakes on all four wheels and ABS. It is noteworthy that the 130-horsepower version can be equipped with all-wheel drive, but the more powerful Vibe GT is exclusively front-wheel drive.
There are two front and (on request) two side airbags, a Monsoon stereo system with a 6-disc CD changer built into the dashboard, a DVD navigation system, etc. The basic equipment also includes air conditioning, but an electric drive for windows already comes at an additional cost.
Collect a car at a joint (Toyota Motor and GM) enterprise NUMMI in California in parallel with the single-platform model Corolla H. Stylish, youth-looking, practical, excellent equipment, impressive performance - all this allows Vibe to be a worthy competitor in its class.
Today, General Motors is working to create the 2009 Pontiac Vibe model year. No technical characteristics are known yet, but the new generation will definitely have significant technical changes.