The Vibe has space of a small SUV, but gets gas mileage of a car! Approximate mpg is 25c/33h. The Vibe has traveled to and from Colorado safely, several times.
It fits my passengers comfortably, and with a quick-pull, the back seats come down and will fit my 3 large dogs, surfboards, mountain bike, etc. with ease.
I am a neat-freak, and my car is cleaned weekly. And I manually check everything under-the-hood and the tire pressure monthly.
Side note- the check engine light and airbag light stay on the dashboard, because the connections are broken, but the car is perfectly fine. My mechanic confirmed it, so I find no reason to fix the problem unless it truely affects the car.