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
Jul 12, 2009 (9:53 pm)
This 05 I got is a play toy. Sun and sound package. I wanted the Inferno Red. I wound up with the darker red, the old man red. But let me tell you I used that turtle wax "ICE" product and forgetta boud it! It looks great. had side moldings and pin stripes. Theses cars are an engineering touch down. The 1.8 automatic "ZIPS" when it should, And "STOPS" when it knows it should. Not as good on gas as my other car, With 72000 miles it gets around 30mpg. My other car I had to give up to my wife. With 5500 miles it gets up to 52mpg. But after all, it's a bright red Toyota Prius Hybrid. I'd rather drive the 05 Vibe. I am on my way the junk yard to find the floor matts that came with it. And maybe they came with a rear cargo mat? Any body know? Any body know if 16 are better that 17 inch tires on the vibe? Thanks folks. zip zip zip
#157 of 158 Re: jollanza [jollanza]
Jul 13, 2009 (2:05 am)
If you are concerned about gas mileage, probably the last thing you want to do is to go to the 17 inch tire. Stick with the stock 16 inch, and get some Michelin Pilot Exaltos or Michelin Primacy MXV4s. Both will help you corner with confidence. The first generation Vibes don't corner as well as the current generation, so the H rated Michelins will help offset that a bit.
#158 of 158 Transmission problem
Jul 28, 2009 (8:34 am)
anyone having any issues with a hard down shift on the 09 automatic 2.4L? can hear it drop into the lower gear and feel the car shake.
when i took it in after owning the car for 2 days i was told there was a computer upgrade on the car that would address the problem. it did not help. now i have been told by GM that it is the shift adapter in the transmission and it would "go away" after 5000-7000Kms. i find that hard to believe and am wondering if anyone else has been experiencing this issue and what was done if anything?