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Pontiac Vibe, Toyota, Future Vehicle, Hatchback
#109 of 165 Re: Ready to buy a 2009 Vibe GT or 2.4 base, need some advice [crimar30]
May 20, 2008 (7:47 am)
I now own a 13 MPG Nissan Titan 4X4, that sits in my driveway except for towing my boat to water somewhere, while I drive my Vibe everywhere else!
#110 of 165 Re: [bikerscum] [wtd44]
May 21, 2008 (5:36 pm)
'91 FXST/C... owned since new. Never saw a reason to change.
Interesting about white Vibes. I saw a white AWD & really liked it, so I asked the dealer to find a white GT with auto. Not one within 400 miles. Not sure if it's because no dealers order them, or they sell out first. I DO like that look.
May 22, 2008 (5:07 pm)
For those shopping... here's a pretty good site for actual pics of new Vibes... different trims & colors. (Unlike the Pontiac site which has things like dark black tinted windshields lol). They even have the legendary white GT.
Prices are way out there, but the pics are helpful.
#112 of 165 Re: FXSTC
May 22, 2008 (7:52 pm)
Yes! The FXSTC is a great scooter. I bought the original 1986 version new, in FEB '86 and took delivery on Valentine's Day. I kept that bike for 8 years-- a record for me. We are enjoying our AWD Vibe. I would recommend it! The 2.4 is snappy!
#113 of 165 Re: [bikerscum] [wtd44] [bikerscum]
May 22, 2008 (9:01 pm)
I got an Ultra White GT yesterday. It was the only one in the 200-mile radius of my zip code. When I used the Pontiac site to locate a GT the results showed mostly Red (about 80%), some black and the rest were liquid platinum. I don't think they are selling faster than other colors...I think dealers are not ordering as many whites as they do Reds and Blacks.
BTW, I had to settle for $250 over invoice…and a $285 Doc fee. If it wasn’t for the GM Conquest rebate and my GM Card earnings, I would be driving a Mazda3 or a Honda Civic right now. Honestly, I don’t know how GM can compete in the small car market with likes of Honda, Toyota or Mazda.
#115 of 165 RE: #113 #114
May 23, 2008 (8:06 am)
Many thanks, and I'll check that site. As for dealing with GM dealers, I feel that some of them could do with more rules of conduct from the factory, but with the "offshore" manufacturers ever kicking the door, I guess GM is being held hostage to some extent. I agreed to let the conquest rebate be eaten by the dealer's outrageous (documentation 1% + gouging 99%) fee. I then paid cash over my trade-in. Being a 2009 model, and thus having about a year and a half of current-year life available, I went for it. Had it been a 2008, I would have passed up the Vibe. I know that sounds like sour grapes, but it's the truth!
#116 of 165 Just got my '09 Vibe GT...
May 28, 2008 (3:10 pm)
Picked up my carbon grey Vibe GT from Luis today. GREAT dealer.... whole process including test drive & the final tour/instructions of the car was under an hour. Price was as agreed upon, & they matched my credit union's 5.5 APR. A brief pitch for the extended warranty & I was done.
Initial impressions.... I love this car. Very comfortable, quiet, more than enough power, well finished, cupholders/storage everywhere, more front seat leg/arm room than my Durango SLT in the same driving position.
Minor quibbles.... move the 110 outlet to the rear cabin where it'll be more useful, replace it with another 12v outlet which would be.... more useful. Include an oil pressure gauge on a GT car, the top end sound system should be a multi disk unit.
I did a lot of research before buying the Vibe, & I'm still convinced $ for $, it's the best value out there.
Do I sound happy?
#117 of 165 Oh... and a gripe....
May 28, 2008 (3:30 pm)
Not against Pontiac, or the Vibe.... just a gripe.
For God's sake put a spot SOMEWHERE on the dash, ANYWHERE, that has a smooth surface that a suction cup accessory mount will stick to!!
Not my Vibe, Durango, or Mustang GT has such a surface.
#118 of 165 Re: Oh... and a gripe.... [bikerscum]
May 29, 2008 (7:43 pm)
And how about having the horn honk in addition to the lights blinking when you lock the doors with the remote! Isn't that pretty standard on most all 21st Century manufactured cars/trucks?