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by crazytrain
Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Another one bites the dust...
Replies: 10
Views: 750

Re: Another one bites the dust...

joatmon wrote:
NeptuneRetrograde wrote:
Everyone involved is ok.
On the grand scale of things, that is all that matters.
Yes - that! Glad everyone is OK.
by crazytrain
Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dashboard camera's
Replies: 14
Views: 2493

Re: Dashboard camera's

Thanks for posting the video. Looks pretty good. At the settings you have, do you know how much video can be recorded on the 32GB SD card? Hmmm I am not sure, let me check for you...the manual only goes up to 16GB microSD (what I have) and in 720P it states 298 minutes. I tried filming in 1080P but...
by crazytrain
Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dashboard camera's
Replies: 14
Views: 2493

Re: Dashboard camera's

ArcsVibe wrote:Any video we can watch? I uploaded some videos of my K2000 on youtube (search arcsvibe)
Thanks for posting the video. Looks pretty good.
At the settings you have, do you know how much video can be recorded on the 32GB SD card?
by crazytrain
Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 76871

Re: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread

I strayed, I strayed :cry: :lol: I try to shoot for 29-30mpg, but the last couple of fillups I got around 26mpg. Too much impatience this week and alot of stop & go traffic with all the accidents due to the heavy rain we've been having in my area (South Florida). I'll take the lower mileage vs. an a...
by crazytrain
Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: US - Southeast
Topic: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season

We lost power for eleven day from Isabelle. I had a portable generator. It wouldn't power the entire house, but I had a fan, satellite TV, a lamp, the fridge, and showers! Lisening to that generator gets old, but not as old as no power. Yep. After 2005 many of my neighbors bought generators. Thankf...
by crazytrain
Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 941
Views: 142401

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Hit 120,000 miles yesterday, 7 weeks ahead of schedule. I average 20,000 miles per year and my 6 year Vibe anniversary will be on July 22.
by crazytrain
Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Perfect driving record?
Replies: 18
Views: 1888

Re: Perfect driving record?

30 years of driving I got 1 ticket for turning left from a left turning lane as the arrow turned red. That was back in the late 80's, early 90's. I didn't get pulled over again until last year for not having a registration sticker on my license plate. Had it in the glove compartment with the registr...
by crazytrain
Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: How many minutes off is your clock ?
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: How many minutes off is your clock ?

09vGT wrote:Mine keeps time almost perfectly. Maybe falling behind close to or one minute in a six month time period.
Similar here, but might be closer to 4-5 months. Stock radio w/ CD player.
by crazytrain
Mon May 28, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What drives you crazy? Pet Peeves (not with your car)
Replies: 76
Views: 8796

Re: What drives you crazy? Pet Peeves (not with your car)

people who join up, post only once to ask for help, and are never heard from again. I have done did seen this many times. No way to tell if they ever got the problem solved, and what it took to fix it. This. Been bothering me since 1992. All these first world problems, :D : - People who ask for my ...
by crazytrain
Mon May 28, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: US - Southeast
Topic: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season

I hate hurricane season. Sitting in your house for hours, usually without power, wondering if that next wind gust is going to the one that takes the roof off the house, or uproots a big tree in the yard. It's very stressful. It's the worst thing about summer. S.E. Virginia / Outer Banks NC. gets hi...
by crazytrain
Fri May 25, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: US - Southeast
Topic: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season

I always use the National Hurricane Center website: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by crazytrain
Sun May 20, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Lets Go Ride Bikes
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: Lets Go Ride Bikes

Gekko = one cool dad! 8-)
by crazytrain
Sun May 20, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Don't drop your keys between seat and console
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: Don't drop your keys between seat and console

Old Tele man wrote:Been there, done that (dropping key ring between console & seat) TOO many times.
Ditto.

I probably have some petrified french fries hanging out down there too :lol:
by crazytrain
Sun May 20, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Proud Owner
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: New Proud Owner

My boys are really loving it since it has a sunroof and they consider it "worthy" for their friends to see them in it.
I'd have gone the Uncle Buck route :lol:
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Welcome to the forum :D
by crazytrain
Thu May 17, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Time traveler
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Time traveler

Heh heh - lost in the Bermuda Triangle :mrgreen:
by crazytrain
Tue May 15, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The GenVibe Mileage Markers.
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: The GenVibe Mileage Markers.

2006 Base. Original Owner.
Hit 119,000 on 05/14/2012.
by crazytrain
Tue May 15, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 76871

Re: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread

Yesterday's fillup - 28.9mpg.
by crazytrain
Tue May 15, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Time traveler
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Time traveler

Check the time zone settings in your profile.
by crazytrain
Sat May 12, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Radio lights going out
Replies: 85
Views: 95886

Re: Radio lights going out

This just started happening in my '06 Vibe. Very nice instructions indeed. Still helping people out nearly 4 years later.
by crazytrain
Thu May 10, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: If you have detailing questions, feel free to ask me!
Replies: 29
Views: 5477

Re: If you have detailing questions, feel free to ask me!

star_deceiver wrote:
crazytrain wrote:So, what can I do about all the chipped paint on the hood?
I could show you a close up of my hood... You have nothing in the way of paint chips that will compare to what 3 winters of sand/rock pelting have done to my car...
Ahhh, man - sorry to hear that.
by crazytrain
Wed May 09, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: If you have detailing questions, feel free to ask me!
Replies: 29
Views: 5477

Re: If you have detailing questions, feel free to ask me!

So, what can I do about all the chipped paint on the hood? The economy must be getting better and more construction happening in my area as it happened again today - I'm driving on the highway and started to get pelted by sand and small rocks. A mile ahead I come upon two dump trucks hauling dirt an...
by crazytrain
Tue May 08, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Is your Vibe used commercially?
Replies: 9
Views: 1110

Re: Is your Vibe used commercially?

I've used my Vibe commercially just about every day since I bought it, although it's not registered commercially and I don't have my company name on it. I'm a computer technician and officially (well, legally) started a business in 2003. I do alot of work for businesses on their point of sale system...
by crazytrain
Tue May 08, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New old member here
Replies: 17
Views: 1015

Re: New old member here

Welcome back everyone... I feel like the blues brothers... 'we're gertin the bands back together!!' :lol: Love it! Every once in a while when my wife asks what I want for dinner I say "four fried chickens and some dry white toast." She looks at me like I'm crazy. One day, when the planets are align...
by crazytrain
Tue May 08, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 76871

Re: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread

I haven't been doing too bad in the mpg dept. Last few tanks saw 31.2, 28.8, 29.3 and 30.1. I think the 31.2 & 28.8 are false because I used a different station during that fillup. I always try to use the same pump at the same station. I'd say I do 50/50 city/hwy. The AC is on all the time, I carry ...
by crazytrain
Tue May 08, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The CompNine VIN Decoder is back!
Replies: 8
Views: 2103

Re: The CompNine VIN Decoder is back!

Cool. Just found out my Vibe was built 2006-06-26. Purchased 2006-07-22. Found 56,128 vehicles matching your year and model in our database. There are 3 2006 ALL PURPOSE 4 DR VIBE vehicles (0.005%) matching your exact options list. <----Don't I feel special :mrgreen: There are 8 (0.014%) with at lea...
by crazytrain
Sun May 06, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: US - Northeast
Topic: Vibe vs Jaws of Life
Replies: 1
Views: 1346

Re: Vibe vs Jaws of Life

Oh jeez, that's terrible.
by crazytrain
Sun May 06, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: PLasti-Dipped my ENTIRE car!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2160

Re: PLasti-Dipped my ENTIRE car!!

If I had to choose between garaging the Vette or the Vibe I'd choose the Vette too.
Hope there aren't too many jaws dropping right now :lol:
by crazytrain
Sun May 06, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: PLasti-Dipped my ENTIRE car!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2160

Re: PLasti-Dipped my ENTIRE car!!

Clue in the clueless (me). What is that stuff supposed to be used for? Plasti-Dip is a rubberized coating. Similar to the rubber coating on tool handles. This is just an unusual way of using it! Jimmy Thanks Jimmy. Not my cup of tea, but as long as you like it that's what matters. On a positive not...
by crazytrain
Sat May 05, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: PLasti-Dipped my ENTIRE car!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2160

Re: PLasti-Dipped my ENTIRE car!!

Clue in the clueless (me). What is that stuff supposed to be used for?
by crazytrain
Sat May 05, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: 2003 Vibe GT Silver
Replies: 14
Views: 1839

Re: 2003 Vibe GT Silver

Sweet ride. Welcome!
by crazytrain
Sat May 05, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Member w/2004 Vibe
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: New Member w/2004 Vibe

Welcome Jimmy. Nice ride!
by crazytrain
Thu May 03, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: ramenboy... milestone
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: ramenboy... milestone

Fantastic! Ladies & Gentlemen, may GenVibe present the newest member of the Vibe 200K Club!

And look at you taking a pic at 65MPH :D
by crazytrain
Thu May 03, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: If you have detailing questions, feel free to ask me!
Replies: 29
Views: 5477

Re: If you have detailing questions, feel free to ask me!

I only use the vinegar mixture on the outside. And, the car wash I go to is touchless. Soaks the car twice with foam detergent and uses high pressure water spray to clean it. Actually does a good job. I never liked the type that beat the car into submission. Always felt it could do more harm than go...
by crazytrain
Tue May 01, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: "New" Vibe Owner
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: "New" Vibe Owner

Congrats on the new ride. Hope it serves you well :)
by crazytrain
Tue May 01, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: If you have detailing questions, feel free to ask me!
Replies: 29
Views: 5477

Re: If you have detailing questions, feel free to ask me!

Whelan - what do you think about using vinegar to get out hard water stains on windows? I've been using it for years and it works great by me. I'm very careful not to get any on the paint and work it in with newspaper. Then I use plain water afterwards, also with newspaper. Windows come out shining....
by crazytrain
Tue May 01, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: If you have detailing questions, feel free to ask me!
Replies: 29
Views: 5477

Re: If you have detailing questions, feel free to ask me!

Simple Green - I like that stuff. Most often I don't have the time to wash the car myself, so I'll go through an automatic car wash. I haven't found one that gets the wheels completely clean (can't get inside the grooves). So, before I drive through I'll spray the wheels with some simple green as I'...
by crazytrain
Tue May 01, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 40 Something new owner 1st impressions and questions
Replies: 26
Views: 1733

Re: 40 Something new owner 1st impressions and questions

One problem the car has is with the AC blower on high is sounds like a loud clock ticking behind the glove compartment. Anyone know what this could be? What everyone else said - the actuator. Just remembered I had it replaced on my '06 last year. When I had the blower on recirculate the noise disap...
by crazytrain
Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wrong Way Driver Takes my Cousin
Replies: 16
Views: 2414

Re: Wrong Way Driver Takes my Cousin

Oh my. So sorry. My condolences to you and your family.
by crazytrain
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3586
Views: 370622

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

I am finally in the mood to wash & wax my Vibe today, but it's raining. Such is my life :roll:
by crazytrain
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Headlight Restoration Kits
Replies: 9
Views: 782

Re: Headlight Restoration Kits

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by crazytrain
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Headlight Restoration Kits
Replies: 9
Views: 782

Re: Headlight Restoration Kits

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by crazytrain
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Headlight Restoration Kits
Replies: 9
Views: 782

Re: Headlight Restoration Kits

I used the McGuire's Headlight Restoration kit today. Here are some before & after pics. Nothing too dramatic, but there's definitely a difference. It didn't take out all the pitting, but I didn't expect it to. I'd recommend the product.
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by crazytrain
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Color-Matched Grill
Replies: 49
Views: 2884

Re: Color-Matched Grill

That actually looks really nice.
by crazytrain
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hit 118,000 Miles this week ('06 Vibe)
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Hit 118,000 Miles this week ('06 Vibe)

My Vibe Gt on the other hand, will DEFINITELY be around for a minimum of 20 years. Congrats on the milestone and hope you end up keeping it even longer ;) You know, the way my Vibe has been holding up I wouldn't doubt we'll start to see 20 year old models starting in 2023 (2003 was the first year f...
by crazytrain
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hit 118,000 Miles this week ('06 Vibe)
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Hit 118,000 Miles this week ('06 Vibe)

J_TO_ENVY wrote:Congratulations! 118,000 miles is barely broken in for a Vibe! It's got plenty of years and miles left ;).
Hey, where's the Vibe High Mileage Club? Maybe we can give Volvo some competition :mrgreen:
by crazytrain
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hit 118,000 Miles this week ('06 Vibe)
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Hit 118,000 Miles this week ('06 Vibe)

Congrats!! Have you had to do any unusual maintenance? In July 2008 the car died while driving. PCM and Throttle Body needed to be replaced. Other than that it's been just routine maintenance. There was a period of time when the tire sensor would stay on constantly, but that was due to uneven tire ...
by crazytrain
Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Headlight Restoration Kits
Replies: 9
Views: 782

Re: Headlight Restoration Kits

I've never used a headlight restoration kit, but this past week I was in Target and they had the McGuire's Headlight Restoration kit on sale for $18. Since my headlights could use a restoration I bought one and was planning on doing the job today, but it's been raining all day. Maybe I can takle the...
by crazytrain
Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hit 118,000 Miles this week ('06 Vibe)
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Hit 118,000 Miles this week ('06 Vibe)

Hit 118,000 miles on my '06 Vibe this week. I'll hit 120,000 before my 6 year anniversary in July, 2006. This is by far my favorite car that I've driven to this kind of mileage. Ride is very comfortable, it's required the fewest repairs and the mpg is fantastic. I'm sure with regular routine mainten...
by crazytrain
Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: What do you plug into your 110 outlet?
Replies: 36
Views: 10392

Re: What do you plug into your 110 outlet?

Never used it. In fact, until reading this post I basically forgot it was there.
I use the lighter to charge my phone on occasion, that's about it.
by crazytrain
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: 2009 Vibe "Little Buddy"
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: 2009 Vibe "Little Buddy"

biff252525 wrote:Idk why's no one can see them. I see them fine on both my phone and my labtop.
The image links point to your Google Mail account which you can access, but nobody else can.
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