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Pontiac Vibe, Performance Mods, Wagon
#4 of 23 Polished Aluminum Exhaust Tip
Apr 27, 2006 (9:57 am)
My 2006 Vibe came with the exhaust tip. It looks really cool and I thought it was just for show (good looks). After I had the car for 3 weeks (this past Monday), I heard a funny sound and then the engine noise and noise from the exhaust became noticeably LOUDER. It also seems to have a somewhat deeper tone and sort of an echo-like sound? That is the best description I can come up with. Does anyone else have the exhause tip and purchased their car new? Did you notice anything like that? Has anyone without the tip had any issue like I described. I was thinking maybe the muffler is defective... It goes in to dealer next week so I am looking for fellow Vibing experiences. Thanks so much!
#5 of 23 Re: Polished Aluminum Exhaust Tip [fear_hope]
Apr 28, 2006 (7:54 am)
I think all 2005 and 2006 Vibes come with the exhaust tip - at least all the ones I have seen. I'm not sure about the 2003 and 2004s.
The Vibe exhaust tone is a bit "louder" than normal. I read somewhere that this was done on purpose to make the car sound more sporty. GM used to put special mufflers on their "sporty" version cars that made them sound like a donkey going into labor. Thank God they don't do that anymore!
I've never noticed any unusual sounds followed by a louder exhaust, but like I said, I have noticed that the exhaust is a little louder than previous vehicles I have owned. If you heard some sort of "sound" I would suspect that something either came loose or fell off your exhaust somewhere.
#6 of 23 Roof Rack Staining
Oct 08, 2006 (3:33 am)
Has anyone else noticed white streaked staining on their aluminum roof rack rails? Mine had very bad staining. It happens when I go through the car wash. It would not come off and the dealer replaced the rails. Now I have noticed a little on the new rails. I have started to dry the rails as soon as I drive out of the car wash and it seems to help. Aluminum polish did not help. Does anyone else have the same problem and a solution?
#7 of 23 condensation in the drivers side break light
Jan 24, 2007 (5:16 am)
My drivers side rear tail light has condensation in it. Does anyone else have this problem? I noticed that the left side isn't as bright as the right because of all the water buildup. I have like 52000 miles on my car and am not sure if i still have a warranty because i bought my 05 vibe used.
#8 of 23 thinking of buying a 2006 vibe
Feb 12, 2007 (9:47 pm)
how do you all like the vibe? I have a 2000 beetle, with 72,000km...I am finding it alittle too small, and I am finding with alot of snow I am all over the road...I hate it...might look at a 2006 vibe tomorrow, just wanted to hear some input on how some of you like it! it looks like a pretty cool car, and the mileage, looks pretty good....checked it out on www.fueleconomy.gov.......have a great day all!
#9 of 23 sunroofs
Feb 12, 2007 (9:50 pm)
hey, forgot to ask , does the Vibe have sunroofs, probably not with the luggage rack, and can't seem to find any with one on the website...my bug had one and love them! later!
Apr 04, 2007 (9:04 am)
I just bought a slightly used 2006 Vibe. Couple questions....is it possible to get a smaller (shorter) antenae for the Vibe? I'd like to get a roof rack and carry a canoe or a small (12') cartopper boat, but the antennae is in the way. Do they sell a Micro antennae?
#12 of 23 Re: Antennae [ashnohgrim]
Apr 05, 2007 (6:46 am)
I got a short aluminum one from ebay. Just go the ebay and do a serach on Vibe antenna. You will have a lot of options. Just be aware that weak stations will now be a little weaker but the strong ones still seem fine.
#13 of 23 Re: Antennae [mikey00]
Apr 08, 2007 (10:40 am)
Thanks. Found them.