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Pontiac Vibe, Toyota Matrix, Wagon
#236 of 285 Toyota parts or GM? RE:#235
May 18, 2006 (8:09 pm)
Ronald 711, my owners manual says auto tranny made in Japan
I'm not sure about the rest but i think at least suspension & tires are made in U.S. Too much uneven wear on rear tires too soon. I would have bought a Matrix rather than my 04 Vibe, but I didn't want to be bottoming out with the low rider rockerpanels.
#237 of 285 Re: Is there Toyota Parts beyond the engine in the VIBE? [jstant01]
Jun 03, 2006 (7:38 pm)
Thanks for your input, you know the starting problem you are referring to? I just wanted to go on record, I did an overnight in a Corolla before I looked at the Vobe, and I had 2 instances where the Corolla didn't start on the first or 2nd try, I was concerned, but then it did it on another corolla (different model), and I just think its something goofy, it eventually starts if you just crank it longer, it seems completely normal for a toyota to do this.. It sounds like if this is the problem people are having, then Im not too concerned. I am very very close to purchasing the Vibe. My thought as much as I would like 39 mpg out of a Yaris, the vibe is 10X more what I want only a little over $1000 more, and I can get this paid off in 3 years, and the Yaris will still be around then and be a nice 2nd vehicle. to offset my high mileage.
#238 of 285 Re: Window Noise [goodvibrations]
Jun 03, 2006 (7:40 pm)
I had an 06 vibe for an hour from the dealership tonight I took the 4 bolts and lifted up the center console. there is a connector for powering the outlet already mounted with power, just have to buy the accessory, Im assuming if you cant get it through Pontiac, you would be able to get it via Toyota as the Matrix has this feature, and I bet it possibly may be the same mounting... Ron
#239 of 285 Re: Is there Toyota Parts beyond the engine in the VIBE? [ronald711]
Jun 04, 2006 (9:21 am)
Ron, I've had my Vibe two weeks and several times I had to turn the key two or three (or four!) times to start the car. I'm not concerned; I think it is just different than my old car, which doesn't need me to hold the key in the Start position. Or maybe it's because it is in a different location and therefore has a different hand motion. My son said, "Mom, you just need to hold the key until it starts. How hard is that?"
Jun 16, 2006 (12:51 pm)
I have a 2004 xrs Matrix with 17in wheels also I have 2004
Pont. Vibe standard model with 16in steel wheels. question is can I swap wheeles between the two?
Jun 16, 2006 (7:31 pm)
Check Tirerack to do the circumference calculations based on your tire/wheel combos. You can switch them, but unless they are close in size your mileage and speedo will be off.
It would be the same thing as putting aftermarket wheels on either car.
#242 of 285 Re: [dudleyr]
Jul 08, 2006 (6:06 pm)
I have an article from MANUFACTURING ENGINERING magazine from last September. The Vibe and Toyota Tundra are made in the same factory in California. The plant manager is quoted as saying " like all other NUMMI plants that I have been involved with NOTHING except for shareholding is GM everything is TOYOTA made and engineered". If anyone is interested in this article I will see if you can read the entire article (through backlog perhaps). GM has NOTHING to do with the VIBE except for shares....
#243 of 285 Re: [pdrake]
Jul 09, 2006 (7:58 am)
First thing that comes to mind is the radio. If you check your radio you will see that the NUMMI plant in California is installing GM radios in the Vibes. I suspect some other electronics as well. Also note that Matrix has engine imobilizer and Vibe does not. Another thing to note is the Vibes painted at the NUMMI plant in California have serious paint quality issues in 03, 04, 05 and I am assuming it still exists for 06. The Matrix is painted in Canada and does not have the same paint quality issues.
#244 of 285 Re: Vibe/Matrix roof rack [steine13] -- Yakima Replies [steine13] [matrixowner]
Aug 04, 2006 (7:08 pm)
If the Matrix and the Vibe are twins, will the roof rack on the Vibe fit on the Matrix. It was the same way on the Isuzu Rodeo and the Honda Passport. To top it off on the Yakima roof rack system runs about $350.00.
#245 of 285 Matrix roof rack
Aug 04, 2006 (7:25 pm)
If the Matrix and the Vibe are twins, will the roof rack on the Vibe fit on the Matrix. It was the same way on the Isuzu Rodeo and the Honda Passport. To top it off on the Yakima roof rack system runs about $350.00