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Pontiac Vibe, Wagon
#2938 of 2977 Re: What's going on. [laserblue]
Aug 08, 2009 (7:41 am)
Your chances of getting one next summer are EXCELLENT. It is called a used car. The Vibe as well as all other Pontiacs are out of production. It takes a while for deliveries to be made. Take advantage of all the people who will be turning in their cars someday in fear of their bumper to bumber warranty expiring and knowing their car is no longer made. The second gen Vibe as a used car will be a great purchase given their values will now plummet. Just don't steal the one I'll be looking for to replace my 03 with
#2939 of 2977 Re: What's going on. [laserblue]
Aug 08, 2009 (12:06 pm)
Except for another Pontiac which is for fleet sales, it is my understanding the last Pontiac in production will be the Vibe in which this is the last month of production.
Cash for clunkers has bee extended, and of course the Pontiac Vibe would qualify. Since the clunkers are likely to be American Cars trade in may be preferred for an America Vehicle (part Toyota). Instead of keeping them on the lot at the assembly plant in Fremount, CA it is my guess best to put them on dealer lots in time for the Cash For Clunkers Program. I have an AWD 2009, which I special ordered, and received over 3,400 dollars off through use of a GM credit card. It is very unlikely you will be able to special order, and I feel it may be difficult to find an AWD. The AWD unlike the front wheel drive models has independent suspension both front an back, and it is the only model which I feel GM produces which compares to a Subaru. The AWD Vibe was reintroduce with the new design in 2009.
#2940 of 2977 Re: What's going on. [stephenhammer]
Aug 08, 2009 (2:29 pm)
so true. I have the 03 AWD, and recognize the softer ride compared to my 09 1.8 liter front wheel drive. Nonetheless, there have been many more problems with the "Camry Vibe" than with the "Corolla Vibe" and with gas prices likely to skyrocket back up to $4 a gallon in the near future, I'm glad I went with the "Corolla Vibe"
#2941 of 2977 Tire size question
Aug 15, 2009 (6:21 pm)
Why don't all the Vibes come with the same size of tires?
What are the advantages of getting the 17 inches tires option rather than the 16 inches?
#2942 of 2977 Regarding tire size
Aug 15, 2009 (7:28 pm)
The 17 and 18 inch wheels look better than the stock 16 inch steel wheels, but the 16 inch wheels result in a better ride because there is a greater distance between the wheels and the road. I read on another board about a guy wishing he'd gotten the 16 inch wheels for this very reason. Fact is, that's why I got them.
#2943 of 2977 AWD truly all season tire.
Aug 16, 2009 (6:21 pm)
In picking out a tire I bought my to get me from here to there in all conditions.
Have found the offering of different sizes on my GM vehicles for many years and it is not unique to the Vibe.
Have an 2009 AWD Vibe, via federal law have pressure monitors. So I wanted a tire which would have low noise a yet have a snow rating and get me from one place to another safely, not one which would look great with large fancy looking rims.
The standard steel rims are great for snow. So I put my money into tires instead of rims.
For a snow tire I wanted an all season with the Mountain-Snowflake symbol on it, and since it was for an AWD and snow I wanted it for all four wheels.
Did research on web and found a couple by Nokian Tires of Finland. WR and a WR G2. The WR is has a symmetric tire tread, and the WR and newer design a WR G2 has an asymmetric tread design to lower noise. It should also be noted that the new design on the 2009 Vibe was also a noise lowering design.
Live in New Mexico and found a Big-O dealer who sold them in Colorado. The would had probably had them in stock if my vehicle was a Subaru, but was coming back through an they were ordered from a warehouse in Denver.
The tires have been an excellent match for the AWD Vibe for first snow and gravel.
The AWD Vibe with these tires claws through snow went over and unploughed pass which four wheel drive pickups were getting over, and safely passes people on snow. Along with the AWD Vibe the WR G2 tires are a well engineered truly an all season product.
Oct 13, 2009 (10:13 am)
Which engine would you go for in a Vibe and why, the 1.8 L or the 2.4 L?
#2945 of 2977 Next set of tires
Oct 13, 2009 (12:39 pm)
I'm going to get the Michelin Primacy MXV4's per Tire Racks and Consumer Reports guidance.
Oct 13, 2009 (9:11 pm)
If you are after fuel efficiency an enjoy driving a standard like I do, and do not mine on the base unit the passenger seat does not fold foreword, I would get the base model of the Vibe if you can find one with the 1.8 standard it would have plenty of acceleration as I recall rated rated basically evenly with my 2.4l AWD.
But if it is and automatic a 2.4l would be a find choice and it is felt would not affect fuel mileage as much. My AWD Vibe has independent suspension in the rear, can be service rurally, and rates well and compares to a Subaru. It should be noted that the 2010 Equinox or the Terrain there standard four cylinder engine gets about the same hp as the 2009 Equinox six cylinder, with about the same fuel economy as a Vibe, but probably not as agile.
#2947 of 2977 Vibe Brakes...
Oct 14, 2009 (4:23 pm)
My local Goodyear dealer just replaced my front rotors after turning them just 6 months (6,000miles) ago. Needless to say I was not happy to be what I felt amounted to being double charged. Why the 'turning' if it wasn't going to last more than 6 months!
I just examined the NEW rotors and was surprised to see that they had a "brushed" look rather than the spiral grind I had seen before. Is this brushed looked (goes in many directions) something new ? Maybe I just never paid attention before? A new car's brakes have the spiral look right???
BTW $64 a rotor seemed high to me ???