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#34 of 165 Re: 2009 Pontaic Vibe - I drove it! [jstant1]
Feb 21, 2008 (8:51 am)
Read another review yesterday on the second gen. Vibe. Aaron Gold of About.com's guide to cars said, in regards to Navi:
'Between the Vibe and the Matrix, I'd take the Vibe for its longer warranty and better looks. The Matrix offers an optional GPS navigation system that the Vibe doesn't get, but that wouldn't be enough to sway me.'
I don't know if this arrangement is likely to change for Pontiac's benefit. I'd be most content without the navigation system. What I'm really hoping is that the base model will at least offer the option of steering wheel controls that operate my iPod--a feature sorely lacking on my '05 Corolla. I'd also like the larger engine and the roof rack, which I've always liked on the previous model.
STILL waiting for GM to update the Pontiac website to reflect the 'build and price' feature for the new Vibe as well. What's taking these guys so long? Am I too impatient?
#35 of 165 Your right about 5 speed
Feb 21, 2008 (10:45 am)
Glad you pointed that out, according to Vibe pamphlet. 2.4 base with auto tranny is in fact 5 speed! And sun and sound (previously moon and tunes) pkg includes steering wheel mounted AUDIO controls which would at least control volume of an iPod connected to aux. port . So if you go the base route, you lose out on rear wishbone, and must settle for a sunroof if you want the nice sound system (unlike the GT where you don't have to get a sunroof, seeing the monsoon system is standard) I wanted to get base with steel wheels and then get real nice alloys online. Not crazy bout stock alloys, but they are better than my 03s' at least. And I'd rather have a 55 tire, not 45, given the bad roads here. 18" wheels make tire replacement very costly also, 16" or maybe 17" is plenty...
#36 of 165 does anyone know?
Feb 21, 2008 (4:04 pm)
Does the 09 have fold-away mirrors? Its' looks like it does in the book, I sure hope so.
#37 of 165 Re: VIBE Pamphlets [rog96]
Feb 22, 2008 (8:55 am)
Do the new units have On-Star, MP3 and XM, all three?
#38 of 165 Re: VIBE Pamphlets [aa9zz]
Feb 22, 2008 (11:04 am)
Yup, 90 days of XM, 1 year of On Star, and at least an aux. jack - which I know sounds fantastic using line out from iPod (not headphone jack) cause I've driven most GM vehicles for dealership trading and tried both ways, huge difference imo ... I also know the huge markups d ;~D
#39 of 165 Re: VIBE Pamphlets [rog96]
Feb 22, 2008 (12:01 pm)
Fantastic. The dealership told us we could not gete all three in the 2008. We ordered a 2009 and am waiting to see when they will hit our southern Indiana showrooms. We're having trouble waiting. Thanks for the information,.
#40 of 165 Re: does anyone know? [rog96]
Feb 23, 2008 (3:42 pm)
I'll answer my own question ... Yes, hurrah! fold-away mirrors (all models) for 09, just noticed that in the Vibe booklet.
#41 of 165 Re: does anyone know? [rog96]
Feb 23, 2008 (3:54 pm)
What 2009 booklet? Where is it. Online I hope.
#42 of 165 Re: does anyone know? [rog96]
Feb 23, 2008 (5:36 pm)
Does the brochure indicate control for a MP3 player/iPod from the head unit or steering wheel controls at least? I signed up for the booklet online but have yet to receive one in the mail.
#43 of 165 Re: does anyone know? [onthefarm]
Feb 23, 2008 (5:58 pm)
Where did you sign up for a booklet? I'm still looking.