18th Jul 2005, 11:32
I own a 2003 Pontiac Vibe base model and have almost 50000 miles on it. I average around 31 in the city and 36 on the highway. It's a manual transmission. I have had no problems with it even after hitting 2 deer head on. They car is the best investment I have even made and will buy another one when (if) this one ever dies.
27th Jul 2005, 22:10
The car could last 500k and I still wouldn't get one based just on the looks and use of plastic.
16th Oct 2008, 17:44
I've put on 92,000 miles since I bought my Vibe in June 2004 (base model, manual, no pwr windows or pwr locks). I absolutely love the car - all I've done is replace the tires and the front brakes at 50k miles. I wish I didn't purchase the extended warranty!!
I also keep detailed entries (excel spreadsheet) on all my fill-ups and I avg 35.691 mpg - though in the summer I get up to 42mpg and in the winter time it gets as low as 29mpg. The cost per mile is 7.3 cents/mile and with additional costs (tires, oil changes etc) it costs 8.2 cents/mile. I seldom use the AC. I coast wherever I can - my cummute is 65 miles per day on back roads.
Fun to drive, and lots of room.
I'll also shamefully admit that I've only changed the oil 8 times - about every 12k miles - but again, it runs great, no problems and I'd highly recommend this car to anyone.
12th Oct 2009, 09:03
Owned mine for 4 years now, 138,000 kms and the only repairs OTHER than regular wear and tear, was the drivers side front caliper stuck... we are on the east coast of Canada, and plenty of salt is used on our roads, which is very tough on vehicles. Once a week an undercarriage wash is recommended to prevent corrosion related problems.