Pontiac Vibe for Sale in Nigeria
American automobile manufacturers General Motors developed a compact hatchback automobile called the Pontiac Vibe, and produced the first one in 2002. The Pontiac Vibe was a joint development between General Motors and Japanese automobile giants, Toyota, hence the Pontiac Vibe has similarities with the Toyota Matrix. Production of the Pontiac Vibe was discontinued in 2009, after the release of the 2010 model, but the vehicle is widely for purchase in many automobile markets. As an alternative to the Toyota Matrix, which is very popular in Nigeria, the Pontiac Vibe could be found in the country, and the Carmudi website provides a more easier way to find the one which fits best to you. Grab your internet enabled device and search from a wide array of reasonably priced listings in Nigeria on Carmudi, and you are sure to find that a good deal Pontiac Vibe.
What to know when Buying Pontiac Vibe
Performance and Specifications of Pontiac Vibe
With three trim levels available; Base, AWD and GT, the Pontiac Vibe is only available in a petrol engine. The base model Pontiac Vibe comes with front-wheel-drive, and is fitted with 1.8-liter four cylinder engine, capable to produce 132-horsepower. The AWD trim is available in all wheel drive and has an upgraded 2.4-liter four cylinder engine which was sure to deliver 158 hp, while the GT trim is sport-themed, and is fitted with a more power 2.4 litre engine, and has independent rear suspension. Standard transmission across all trim levels would be a five speed manual, with the AWD having the exception of a four – speed automatic. Not the most fuel efficient vehicle out there, the Pontiac Vibe is able to deliver an average range of 22 – 25 miles per gallon for city and highway roads combined.
How is the design of Pontiac Vibe
Two generations of the Pontiac Vibe are available, and both have seen design changes over their years of production. Both generations maintained the five door hatchback design. Both designs are sporty, yet very functional, and provide detailing which allow aerodynamics and vehicle balance. The second generation had a few changes which made it look a little more “muscular” with some new lines and minimal overhangs. Also inclusive were the way the wheels were pushed outwards, than the way it was in the previous generation. Interior design of the Pontiac Vibe is stylish, yet practical and easy to use. Well styled with a roomy interior, the cabin of the Pontiac Vibe comes with exceptional utilities which are fun to use. Standard utilities include; satellite radio, a stereo system with four-speaker stereo, air conditioning, auxiliary connection for audio devices, steering wheel controls and lots more.
What are the standout features of the Pontiac Vibe?
What makes the Pontiac Vibe stand out will be its cargo space. The Pontiac Vibe makes available 91.4 cubic feet (2.59 m3) of passenger capacity with all its seats up, with 20.1 cubic feet of cargo space, which means a total of 111.5 cubic feet when all d seats are folded flat. The cargo area in terms of dimension is 30 inches high and 40 inches wide, which would comfortably accommodate standard-sized American washing machine/clothes dryer and some extra space for some appliances.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Pontiac Vibe in Nigeria
The Pontiac Vibe is not marketed in Nigeria by accredited dealers, therefore they are all imported into the country. A Tokunbo Pontiac Vibe would be one which was purchased in a foreign country such as the U.S.A or Canada and shipped down to Nigeria. Tokunbo vehicles are usually vehicles which have been previously used by people in foreign countries. These “Tokunbo ”vehicles are usually in very excellent road useable conditions and would serve the new owners properly. When these vehicles have been used for a bit, they could also be sold off in the Nigerian automobile market as “Nigerian used” or “Registered”. Registered vehicles in most cases are not in as good a condition as the foreign used, but with a few repairs and replacements here and there, they eventually turn out fine.
The Best Pontiac Vibe year to Buy
Manufactured between 2002 and 2009, automobile reviewers, technicians, etc would recommend purchasing the 2005 Pontiac Vibe. This is not to say that the years from 2005 and below are not equally as good because the 2003 Pontiac Vibe, is also still on the Nigerian car market. The last year model manufactured, 2009 Pontiac Vibe is the one which has been improved upon the most.
Pontiac Vibe Price in Nigeria
As the Pontiac Vibe is no longer in production, the prices that can be provided are for the tokunbo ones and Nigerian used ones. These prices are subject to factors such as; Year of manufacture, port of entry, engine capacity, and general state of the vehicle. Find below an estimated price range of the Pontiac Vibe in the Nigerian automobile market.
Foreign Used (Tokunbo) Pontiac Vibe for sale in Nigeria
- 2007 Pontiac Vibe – 2010 Pontiac Vibe: N1,800,000 – N3,500,000
- 2003 Pontiac Vibe – 2006 Pontiac Vibe: N1,500,000 – N2,000,000
Nigerian Used (Registered) Pontiac Vibe for sale in Nigeria
- 2009 Pontiac Vibe – 2010 Pontiac Vibe: N1,200,000 – N2,000,000
- 2003 Pontiac Vibe – 2008 Pontiac Vibe: N1,000,000 – N1,800,000
Overall impression of Pontiac Vibe
In the Nigerian automobile market, the most likely competition to the Pontiac Vibe would be the Scion XB. There is also the Honda Fit which is also a likely competition, but based on its size, might not be a worthy contender. Nevertheless, the Pontiac Vibe has shown that good cooperation between automobile manufacturers can bring about brilliant results. It is unfortunate that the Pontiac Vibe was discontinued, but vehicle users have the solace knowing that there are quite a number of units of the Pontiac Vibe available in the Nigerian automobile markets, which are suited for them.