Pontiac's Compact Crossover Gives Good Vibes
Pontiac's little wagon is back, with new looks, new features and new power. It's a nice car, too, roomy and reasonably fun to drive.
And, as I had expected to, I liked it a lot. It's a vehicle that's easy to live with, and should continue to be so over the long term. more...
Catching the Vibe, West Coast Style
They called it the "Catch the Vibe" Challenge, and it was definitely challenging.
It was also an interesting way for GM to get nearly 100 journalists, bloggers and folk like me to chauffeur rolling billboards for the 2009 Pontiac Vibe around three Canadian cities in an adaptation of the scavenger hunt theme. more...
Pontiac "Crossover" Gives
Good Vibes - A Handy and Flexible Little Car
General Motors' latest collaboration with Toyota has brought
us a nifty set of wheels that's perfectly at home in a wide
variety of applications.
The General's version is the Pontiac Vibe (Toyota's is the
Matrix), a five door wagon with enough space and configuration
choices to make it ideal for young people, sales people -
or just ordinary people who want a small and economical vehicle
with more room than the average four door sedan offers.
Both the Vibe (which starts at $16,990US) and the Matrix
are based on the Toyota Corolla, which is an excellent starting
point. And while they offer similar features, the Vibe is
arguably the better-looking of the two. more...
Aztek: Pontiacs Combination Shot - An "SUV-nivan?"
Pontiac has built what may be the ultimate vehicle for homeless
Its 2001 Aztek is a kind of hybrid, but not the gas/electric
type of hybrid Honda and
Toyota are pushing. Rather, its a hybrid minivan/SUV,
taking highlights from both types of vehicle and creating
something truly unique.
Its truly ugly, too, but you dont see that from
behind the steering wheel and that makes it a lot easier
to take until you get out again.
I spent about a week with the Aztek GT and, while it isnt
the type of vehicle I would buy, it seems safe to say that
those of the young at heart and outdoorsy persuasion
may find it a nice blend that fits well into their lifestyles.