The Pontiac Vibe is vehicle built on partnership with Toyota. Toyota's version of the Vibe is the Matrix. I have a friend who has one and was recently rear ended the car held up really well.
I saw where you were looking into the Buick Rendezvous also from what I have seen the Rendezvous leaves your wallet feeling empty. From the vehicles that you have asked about it sounds like you are wanting a crossover type vehicle. Have you considered a Nissan Xterra? It's not necessarily a crossover but it is a good small to medium size suv. Also another vehicle maybe you should look into is a Trailblazer or Envoy. I had an 02 Trailblazer and I LOVED it!!! I mean I LOVED it! Never had a problem out of it. However I would never recommend buying a vehicle that was/is the same year as the first model, give them a few years to work the bugs out.
at 7:03 PM on Aug. 26, 2009