Hello, I have recently purchased a 2003 Pontiac Vibe (base model) and I am completely satisfied with the good service and great car. I love its versatility.
The purchase price of this car, was 24 145$ CDN which included the power and safety packages, an automatic transmission and 16" aluminum wheels. Withought these packages and the automatic transmission, the cost would have been 20 835$ CDN. I also got a small bargain from the dealership.
The Vibe is like a smaller version of a cargo van with its 60/40 folding back seats. I was able to fit a mountain bike in it!
As far as the motor goes, the base Vibe is powered by a 1.8L DOHC VVT-I 4 cylinder engine, which produces 130 horses. If that isn't enough for you, you can get the GT model, which offers 180 horses. Not bad for a small car. I would also like to add that this car is really fuel-efficient; one tank could last up to 2 weeks.
The car is well equipped with its standard features, like a CD player, an outside temperature display gage and a two prong household power outlet etc. Unfortunately, this car does not include power windows and locks. If you want these features, you've got to purchase the power package which has a few extra goodies like cruise control and remote keyless entry etc. There are many other optional packages available to suite everybody's luxury needs, like sport package for example.
The interior is very nice. I like the chrome look. The seats are overall really comfortable. Even a tall guy like me (6 feet) can sit in this car without crouching even in the back seat.
I recommend this car to everyone who wants one. I hope to see a lot more Vibes on the street.