Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Pontiac Vibe? Rust Through about a quarter sized hole. Americans need to rise above the myth that American cars are inferior to imports. A big part of this is the partnership between Pontiac and Toyota that has the engine and transmission of the Toyota Matrix in the Vibe. With the manual, those numbers inch up, to 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. This recall expands recall 15V-286. It's powered by a 126-horsepower, 1. The recall began on March 25, 2016 for Toyota and Lexus vehicle owners.
The respective dealers will either replace the front passenger air bag inflator or the entire front passenger air bag assembly depending on the model. My boyfriend bought an '05 Vibe in 2006 and I knew I had to have one! They always walk away knowing how much I love it. I am driving the second Vibe I have owned and enjoy this car. The 2008 Pontiac Vibe is available in only a single model for 2008. This is to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag inflator which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag.
Driver's seat could be more supportive and wear's a bit thin on all-day road trips but that's my only complaint. Well, the drivers seat could be better. I will have a teenage driver soon maybe we will go for a third Vibe? Two different aluminum wheels are available, as are two upgraded stereos with Monsoon speakers. The window opens separately from the hatch, which some may find handy. I spend more per year in non-routine maintenance on the Rondo than I have in total on the Vibe.
But with a full load or in hilly terrain, it feels somewhat underpowered. I love the pickup, and going up to the hills, 29mhp this car is superb. For extra space, the front passenger seat folds flat. Regardless of misgivings about the engine, the Vibe does offer a distinctive cabin. I haul two dogs and two kids in it. The 5-passenger Vibe comes in one front-wheel drive trim. The 2008 Pontiac Vibe comes in only one trim level, and as such, all vehicles with the Pontiac Vibe label sport the same standard features.
. Remedy The recall began on March 25, 2016 for Toyota and Lexus vehicle owners. Our other car is a 2009 Kia Rondo we've owned since new with less than 60,000 miles on it. Unfortunately, many of those safety features that have become virtual necessities are not standard on the 2008 Pontiac Vibe, and the lack of certain airbags shows in crash-test ratings. I have no gripe about the amount of power a recent speed violation is proof! Data Unavailable Rear Door Type Data Unavailable Track Width Data Unavailable Wheelbase in. A replacement air bag may have been installed, as one example, if a vehicle had been in a crash necessitating the replacement of the passenger side frontal air bag. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below.
With either transmission, the engine has just enough power to keep up with traffic and feel somewhat perky. It isn't so and the Vibe is proof of that. Reliability has been above average over its six-year run. Data Unavailable Spare Bolt Pattern Data Unavailable Spare Tire Size Data Unavailable Interior Passenger Area Vibe-Vibe Front Head Room in. I always gush about it - the mileage, the space, the interior, the design.
Had my second the '08 for two years now, same story. This recall addresses both the passenger side frontal air bags that were originally installed in the vehicles, as well as replacement air bags that may have been installed as replacement service parts. Data Unavailable Cargo Area Vibe-Vibe Cargo Volume ft³ Data Unavailable Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down ft³ 54. I like the first generation 04-08 better than newer models, otherwise I might consider another in a couple years. I have slept in it comfortably in National Parks, have used it to pull a trailer, loaded with a motorcycle, 5,000 miles and have driven it across North Dakota with 4 passengers and their luggage at 75 mph. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
The gas and brake pedal are too close together. Model changes: The Pontiac Vibe continues into 2008 as one front-wheel-drive hatchback model, with very little changing from the 2007 model year. Plus it provides a long list of standard convenience features and quality fit and finish. This car fit the bill. Remedy The recall began on March 25, 2016 for Toyota and Lexus vehicle owners.
The 2008 Pontiac Vibe has a simple but proven small-car layout, with struts in front and a torsion-beam axle in back; front disc and rear drum brakes provide stopping power. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. But significant powertrain and comfort woes are enough to hurt the Vibe's overall ranking among and. Data Unavailable Third Leg Room in. I purchased my 2003 Pontiac Vibe in July '02 and fell in love with the car. A replacement air bag may have been installed, as one example, if a vehicle had been in a crash necessitating the replacement of the passenger side frontal air bag. And to further help you make a smart decision, TheCarConnection.