I owned one just before I bought Trailblazer. Pontiac Vibe, introduced in 2002 as a 2003 model is a product of joint venture between General Motors and Toyota. The Vibe is based on the Toyota Corolla platform and powered with Toyota engine. Pontiac Vibe doesn't precisely fit into any vehicle category. It's a four-door tall and relatively short wagon with certain attributes of a sports car (sporty styling and available 180 hp engine). It also resembles an SUV with its tall ride, available AWD system and spacious cargo area. Yet it's one of the most fuel-efficient models in GM line-up. Pontiac Vibe interior Pontiac Vibe features transversely mounted four-cylinder engine, front independent suspension with MacPherson struts and semi-independent torsion beam rear suspension (independent double wishbone suspension in AWD model). Anti-lock Brake system (ABS) is standard on AWD and GT models and optional on base Vibe. Disk brakes in the front, drums in the back (four-wheel disk brakes on GT model). Pontiac Vibe base and AWD models feature the 4-cylinder 1.8-liter 130 hp engine with variable timing. The Vibe GT comes with a high-performance 180-horsepower version of the same engine with variable timing and valve lift. The Vibe base model is available with a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission. The front passenger seat folds flat resembling a table. The AWD model comes only with four-speed automatic transmission. The GT offers sporty six-speed manual transmission. The Vibe interior offers plenty of space and versatility. The elevated roofline provides generous headroom for front and rear passengers. Dashboard looks sharp and sporty with round gauges and chrome trimming. Driver's place offers upright seating position and easy to use controls. One of the useful features - optional 115V power outlet to plug in your laptop or other equipment. The split rear seat folds flat offering generous cargo space. There is also an adjustable roof rack for extra luggage. The front passenger seat folds flat resembling a table or to help accommodate extra long items. The rear hatch window opens separately for easy access. The split rear seat folds flat offering plenty of cargo space The Vibe offers stable ride and good handling. The engine is a bit noisy at acceleration. The available all-wheel drive system provides better traction on a slippery road. The seat-mounted side air bags are available as an option. In NHTSA frontal crash test, the 2003 - 2004 Pontiac Vibe received five stars for both, driver and passenger. The 2005 - 2007 models has five stars for driver and four stars for passenger in the same test.