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Pontiac Vibe, Toyota, Future Vehicle, Hatchback
#119 of 165 Honk if you love remote keylocks
May 30, 2008 (5:35 am)
I believe the honk feature with keyless locking can be turned off. My Vibe has never honked when I lock remotely. While the sound is a good reminder that you have your key on the outside of the locked vehicle, it also tells passersby that you are leaving a vehicle unattended.
#120 of 165 Re: Honk if you love remote keylocks [smokiescat]
Jun 01, 2008 (10:48 am)
A mechanic at the Pontiac dealership told me that the honk feature is not available. I have looked for info in the owners manual, and find nothing.
#121 of 165 Re: Just got my '09 Vibe GT... [bikerscum]
Jun 05, 2008 (1:56 am)
"You must have the "original GM Card" as only $1000.00 allowed on the newer cards."
Yeah, it's the original one. We've been charging on it since my last GM 10 years ago...
Too bad GM capped it, it's not like they're losing out, just rebating some of the merchant credit card fees, and it helps give GM some exposure when buyers are looking for new cars.
"Do you know if the sales tax is calculated based on the original negotiated price and before deducting Conquest and GM card rebates or after?"
Hey ragu123, sorry for the delayed reply, had been out of town for a little bit. Saw you already bought your Vibe, but here's the info anyway. As you probably figured out, the tax was based on the negotiated price before any rebates.
"I think your state (CA) is the only state that has a fixed Doc/Processing fee"
As much as I gripe about California being over-regulated, this was nice. I was glad I didn't have to negotiate every little fee.
"ZZ... I owe you man. If you're ever out my way, the beer & lengendary Brentwood sweet corn are on me."
Thanks bikerscum. Though I have a buddy who lives out in Concord, with gas prices as high as they are, doubt I'll get a chance to come out to Concord/Brentwood soon! Just glad to be able to help out.
Glad you like yours. Just took mine down to Las Vegas and back, pretty comfortable ride considering the heat (90+). I'm already due for the 3000 mile oil change... guess I really like driving it. Unfortunately I already got a crack on the windsheld... thanks to our wonderful bay area highways. Grrr...
Yeah, a DVD capable MP3 player would be even better, but I guess that's too much to ask for a $20k car. Agreed with you on the dash, I guess they are trying to make it stylish with the curving dash-line, but it sure makes it tough for GPS/radar detector mounting. I used a little silicon 'grip-pad' (they have them at auto parts stores) to rest my GPS on.
I know how you feel, I haven't been this happy with a purchase in a while.
#122 of 165 Re: Just got my '09 Vibe GT... [zzsignup]
Jun 05, 2008 (6:43 am)
"I'm already due for the 3000 mile oil change..."
- Check that 3000 mile number. The manual for my '08 Vibe says 5000 miles.
#123 of 165 Re: Just got my '09 Vibe GT... [gary_g]
Jun 05, 2008 (5:35 pm)
I agree with you that the oil change should come every 3K. It's just a little assurance thing to keep one from being sorry later, you might say.
I only have 400 miles on my 09 AWD 2.4--
#124 of 165 Re: Just got my '09 Vibe GT... [gary_g]
Jun 10, 2008 (11:04 pm)
I could be mistaken, but I seem to recall the very first oil change should be around 3000 due to engine break-in.
I usually do the normal oil-change at 5000-7000, since I do mostly highway miles.
#125 of 165 Re: Honk if you love remote keylocks [wtd44]
Jun 17, 2008 (12:36 pm)
Thank heavens for that! I find it very annoying when someone locks their car and the horn honks.
#126 of 165 Re: Honk if you love remote keylocks [mywreck]
Jun 17, 2008 (6:09 pm)
The honking can be slightly startling, but it has a value for reassurance of locking, and also in locating the car. In addition, some game-playing for amusement...
#127 of 165 Eat a cigarette butt if you like honk locks
Jun 18, 2008 (11:40 am)
Annoying. Rude. Crude. Uncivil. Should be outlawed.
#128 of 165 Re: Just got my '09 Vibe GT... [zzsignup]
Jun 19, 2008 (4:14 am)
"I could be mistaken, but I seem to recall the very first oil change should be around 3000 due to engine break-in."
- My manual does indeed say every 5000 miles for an '08.
I will make the 1st oil change at 5000 miles, after that I'll do evey 7000 miles.