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Pontiac Vibe, Wagon
#1 of 2977 Trying to see if anyone knows anything...
Dec 21, 2000 (3:20 pm)
I'm really excited about the Pontiac "Vibe" wagon that's being shown at the upcoming auto shows - I'm hoping for a tough AWD Outback- or PT Cruiser-type wagon with more "rugged" styling that Pontiac can deliver. I hope it comes out this year. It's supposed to be "affordable", and the picture on the pontiac website looks pretty good. I'd also be pretty happy with (wishlist):
1. above 22 MPG city
2. big wheels to go with the cool looking wells
3. a drop tailgate/liftgate sorta like the Aztek
4. configurable seating, like a flat-folding passenger seat, etc.
5. 185 HP or any good V6
Here's to hoping! I have a GM rebate, but no AWD wagons to choose from. Please get this right, Pontiac!
#2 of 2977 LA AUTOSHOW
Jan 04, 2001 (7:57 pm)
Looks like the Vibe is out! Check out the LA Autoshow pictures. Looks like a pretty neat little car. Hope they produce it.
#3 of 2977 Very interesting....
Jan 04, 2001 (8:01 pm)
What a pleasant surprise. I hadn't heard anything about this vehicle until looking at auto show coverage. I'd agree w/ Edmunds assessment that where they missed (badly) with the Aztec, they may have hit the mark with the Vibe. I HATE the name, but other than that, this looks like an excellent, utilitarian but sporty wagon. The styling incorporates just about everything I'd change about the Ford Focus Wagon, while keeping what appears to be a huge interior. Looking at the pics on Edmunds where a couple of people are standing next to it, this car looks like it might be even taller than a Focus. AWD and lots of features too...standard OnStar and I'm sure standard satelite radio too by the time it comes out. I'm very, very interested...the first Pontiac vehicle I've been interested in since, well, ever.
#4 of 2977 Inspired by Renault Scenic?
Jan 05, 2001 (5:52 am)
The more I look at the Pontiac Vibe, the more I think the vehicle was heavily inspired by the Renault Scenic, a hot seller in Europe thanks to its roomy accommodations for its relatively small size.
Anyone who's seen pictures of the current Renault Scenic will note that the Vibe takes a LOT of the ideas pioneered by the Scenic.
Remember, the Vibe is built off a modified Toyota platform (in fact, it will be built at the NUMMI plant in Fremont, CA not far from where I live), so the car should be pretty reliable and frugal on gas.
#5 of 2977 I'm on the Bandwagon
Jan 05, 2001 (7:11 am)
I really like the looks. I was hoping for at least a liftglass so I could stick surfboards in, and the forward-folding passenger seat is perfect! So far, I'm pumped about the design. Now I hope I can get the 180HP engine with an automatic and AWD...
#6 of 2977 raychauang
Jan 05, 2001 (8:18 am)
I thoght it was built on a Subaru platform? Perhaps I'm thinking of another new GM car/truck?
#7 of 2977 automatic?
Jan 05, 2001 (9:01 am)
To hell with the automatic! It's about time GM installed a 6 speed manual in one of their lower end cars.
DVD navigation, AWD, - it looks like a good design for a change!!
No giant ribs! And < 20k!!!!
#8 of 2977 Ribs are gone
Jan 05, 2001 (10:40 am)
I read an article recently and the plastic"ribs" will be phased out of all Pontiacs over the next few years. The Grand Prix is really the only Pontiac free of these right now. Judging by the Vibe and the new Pontiac/Opel Speedster coming out, things are definitely looking up!
#9 of 2977 I can't wait until i can get my hands on a vibe!!!
Jan 05, 2001 (5:17 pm)
#10 of 2977 I can't wait until i can get my hands on a vibe!!!
Jan 05, 2001 (5:22 pm)
Wow!! What a beautiful car/wagon!! Hopefully, the Vibe will be on sale by the time the lease runs out on my rattlebag gocart(aka sunfire)!! This car is going to sell like hotcakes if the price is competitive enough!! Way to go gm!!