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You are in the Pontiac Vibe
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Pontiac Vibe, Toyota Matrix, Wagon
Jun 16, 2006 (6:31 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 (5:06 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 (6:58 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 (6:08 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 (6:25 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
#246 of 285 Re: Matrix roof rack [templer]
Aug 06, 2006 (8:11 am)
Answer in a word: No.
The top of the Vibe hatch is shaped a bit differently than the Matrix hatch to allow for the hatch opening without interference from the roof rack.
I checked into this with our 2003 Matrix because I wanted a roof rack but agreed with my wife that the Matrix was the better choice for us than the Vibe. Check the design for your model year Matrix, but I suspect the situation is the same as for the 2003s.
#247 of 285 Can I Install Matrix Center Console In Vibe?
Aug 14, 2006 (7:26 am)
Call me picky, crazy, what have you! I would like to know if it would be possible to replace the center console in my 2005 Vibe with one from a 2005 Matrix (ie A/C Control, Rear Defroster button, Clock)? Judging from the photos of the two, they seem pretty well matched. If I went to a Toyota dealership, would they do it? It would a great mod and certainly make my Vibe unique! Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions.
#248 of 285 Price Comparisons?
Aug 21, 2006 (12:52 pm)
I'm just starting the Vibe Matrix thing and wondered if someone could direct me to some kind of a comparison of equipment VS price. Thanks
Sep 05, 2006 (3:23 pm)
The Vibe and Toyota Tundra are made in the same factory in California.
The Tundra is built in Indiana and soon to be Texas. I'm sure you meant the Tacoma, right?
#250 of 285 2006 VIBE vs. Matrix CRASH REPORTS VARY
Sep 10, 2006 (7:38 am)
I am down to the wire on these two cars and was slightly surprised to see the crash test ratings are different. Does anyone know why? Per Edmunds, the passenger safety on the VIBE is Good VS. Excellent on the Matrix. Does this mean GM did something cheaper with the body?