Last post on Jul 28, 2009 at 8:34 AM
You are in the Pontiac Vibe
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Pontiac Vibe, Toyota, Future Vehicle, Hatchback
#129 of 158 No-Honk Locks are a commie/fascist plot!
Jun 19, 2008 (9:16 pm)
"Annoying. Rude. Crude. Uncivil. Should be outlawed."
And I'll take a dozen now, thanks!
#130 of 158 Re: No-Honk Locks are a commie/fascist plot! [wtd44]
Jun 28, 2008 (4:12 pm)
although i prefer the locking to be silent many vehicles have the option of either silent or horn sounding. it can't be too hard to include that.
on another note i would like to let anyone out there interested in the chrome clad 17 inch wheels to know they are actually not chrome but only a plastic wrapped wheel that chips easily. our vibe started peeling off after only 1500 miles and pontiac will do nothing about it. just thought i would warn anyone interested in those wheels. i don't know how they figure these are worth 650 dollars extra for plastic.
#131 of 158 Tiny paint pits on the spoiler
Jun 28, 2008 (7:55 pm)
At less than 4,000 miles and none of it on what one would call a rugged road, I have pinholes on the front spoiler (air dam). At first, I thought the pits were bugs. Upon close inspection, they are irregularly shaped specks of silver ("liquid platinum"?) paint, each with a small hinge to reveal the black elastomeric spoiler. The coating should be more resilient. I still love my Vibe GT but am disappointed.
#132 of 158 2009 vibe 2.4 oil capacity
Jul 09, 2008 (6:00 pm)
I CHANGED MY OIL ON A 2.4 ENGINE AND THE DIPSTICK READS FULL
AT 4 QUARTS. THE 2009 VIBE MANUAL STATES THE ENGINE IS FULL AT 4.5 QUARTS. HAS ANYONE RUN INTO A SIMILIAR SITUATION? I READ ABOUT 2000 TOYOTA TRUCKS BEING SENT FROM THE FACTORY WITH
THE WRONG DIPSTICK AND HAD TO BE REPLACED BY TOYOTA.
#133 of 158 Re: 2009 vibe 2.4 oil capacity [rob52]
Jul 10, 2008 (9:29 am)
Did you change the oil filter as well? Whether you did or didn't could make a difference in the oil required to reach the mark on the dipstick. I haven't changed the oil and filter yet on my 2009 Vibe AWD, so I don't have a pat answer.
#134 of 158 Automatic trans
Jul 10, 2008 (1:39 pm)
Pontiac refers to the Vibe auto trans option as; 5 speed automatic with Driver Shift Control. What does Driver Shift Conrol mean. How is it different from the automatics I have driving? thanks
#135 of 158 Re: Automatic trans [bones8]
Jul 10, 2008 (5:30 pm)
The shifter is electronic. Pull it down into drive & it shifts as normal. Move the shifter to the left from there & it becomes a tap shifter... bump it forward to upshift, backward to downshift. It does not give you full manual control.... you can force a downshift, but not an upshift if the trans would not shift into that gear at that speed. In other words, you can't tap it forward 4 times & start out in fifth.
#136 of 158 Re: Automatic trans [bikerscum]
Jul 12, 2008 (11:48 am)
Thanks for the repsonse and understandable explanation.
#137 of 158 oil change on 1.8 liter 09 Vibe
Jul 19, 2008 (3:01 am)
Can anyone tell me if they have discovered where the cannister is on the 1.8 liter engine? I have been told it requires a "special tool" to remove the lid, but this could be nothing more than a phillips head screwdriver for all I know. I don't want to buy this car if I can't change the oil myself. Thanks.