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VibeMike87

VibeMike87

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My 2003 AWD Pontiac Vibe is approaching 200,000miles--problem free for the most part--and I will be in the market for a new car real soon.

I am quite impressed with the Buick Encore! And I like it because it is the closest vehicle I have found to the Vibe.

Anyone out there make the move from Vibe to Encore?

I love the AWD Vibe but I like the FWD on the Encore due to the higher MPG.
 
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08Bluesky

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Not to knock the FWD Encore guys, but the only reason I bought the Encore was for the AWD – otherwise we would have just bought another Sonic :)
 

rayski

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I traded in my 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT for my 2013 FWD Premium trim Buick Encore. The Vibe had more HP and was a little larger in trunk and storage space, however the Buick Encore is so much quieter, has such a smooth ride, the paint is beautiful, and the interior looks so much nicer, etc. that I am very happy with the move. I live in the Buffalo, New York area and my Vibe GT was excellent in the snow. I stayed with the FWD for the better MPG and hope that when winter arrives it will be as good as the Vibe in the snow.
 

gralm

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We had 2003 Vibe base. Loved the car and handed it down to our daughter. Got Base Encore instead mostly because it provides utility similar to Vibe.
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NormT

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If you are like me who spends most of the time above 37 mph the rear axle is magnetically unattached progressively from a stop on the AWD. So gas mileage doesn't suffer much. Also Car & Driver had slightly better handling results with the AWD because of the weight distribution.
 
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