We bought a new 2006 Pontiac Vibe last week as a replacement for the truck.
It’s a pretty decent little machine. Very good gas mileage (compared to a V8, anything gets good gas mileage) and a rather peppy little engine. We got the automatic because this is the Boss’s new car and I get to drive the old beater (which you can see part of in a couple of the pictures).
There are a couple little quirks about it that are taking me some time to get used to. The driving position is a little awkward if you are over 6 feet tall (like me) and want to keep your hands at 10 and 2. I feel like I’m completely stretching my arms out to drive in that position. A telescopic steering wheel would be a fabulous addition. Otherwise it is very comfortable to do the lazy-man’s “hold the bottom of the steering wheel” position.
After a couple more weeks (and hopefully some more driving if the wife lets me!) I’ll be able to put together a more complete review.
So far I’m rather happy with the decision to get a 2006 Pontiac Vibe and get rid of my truck.