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by PlatinumVibe08
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Decisions, Decisions
Replies: 53
Views: 10074

Re: Decisions, Decisions

My wife bought me a motorcycle for my birthday to supplement our fleet of Lexus automobiles. 8-) https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/2000x2000/80-img_20170228_194147_b85dabf22208be4b39fc1d2933a3aed4c463218e.jpg https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/2000x1163/8...
by PlatinumVibe08
Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: kostby's Ford C-Max thread
Replies: 45
Views: 7241

Re: kostby's Ford C-Max thread

my Lexus CT200h is rated at 43/40 city/hwy and that's what I got back in the winter with normal air pressure in the tires. The worst average mileage from a tank of gas was 39 mpg when I took a banzai road trip where I burned down the interstate for hours on end at 75-80 mph. Very impressive fuel mi...
by PlatinumVibe08
Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: kostby's Ford C-Max thread
Replies: 45
Views: 7241

Re: kostby's Ford C-Max thread

Isn't it nice to get better fuel economy than the EPA numbers? Hybrids are extremely sensitive to many variables. I know Ford has a history of stacking the deck for some very optimistic EPA numbers. Sure they are attainable, but only with very close monitoring of many of the previously mentioned var...
by PlatinumVibe08
Sat May 24, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Audi A3 Sportback TDI coming to USA. 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: Audi A3 Sportback TDI coming to USA. 2016

No doubt the A3 is a nice looking car and will have many positive attributes. I replaced my 2008 Vibe with a 2013 Lexus CT200h and couldn't be happier. I can't imagine the Audi offering me anything that would make me consider giving up the CT. http://www.ct200hforum.com/forum/images/dto_garage/users...
by PlatinumVibe08
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Decisions, Decisions
Replies: 53
Views: 10074

New Wheels on the SC

Put some new wheels on the SC430. Love the look!

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by PlatinumVibe08
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback
Replies: 30
Views: 5683

Re: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback

So yeah, I'll start a new thread on the new mazda3. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/lowincash/2014%20mazda%203%20sGT/mazda3photosync1_zpsef8c2de6.jpg Sweet looking ride! I really like the 3 Hatchback. I looked at one back in 2007 before I bought my Vibe. Nice car! Now, imagine how good it wo...
by PlatinumVibe08
Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Considering trading Vibe - Value?
Replies: 18
Views: 1677

Re: Considering trading Vibe - Value?

jake75 wrote:Let us know what price the dealer asks when he goes to sell it.
$11,000

Here's the link to the car ----> http://www.mungenastlexusofstlouis.com/ ... 2135994093
by PlatinumVibe08
Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Considering trading Vibe - Value?
Replies: 18
Views: 1677

Re: Considering trading Vibe - Value?

I'm in Carbondale, IL and you can't go anywhere in southern Illinois without seeing several Vibes. Whoa I'm in Herrin, you are the only person I've seen on here from the area. Hi DTeck. I've been on here nearly six years and this is a great online community. I believe you're the only other Vibe own...
by PlatinumVibe08
Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Three Car Family
Replies: 12
Views: 1372

Re: Three Car Family

I would love to test drive one, but the nearest Lexus dealer is about an hour away. If I'm ever in the area though, I would definitely consider it :twisted:. Currently, there are 18 pre-owned CT200h's within 50 miles of you. I hope this link works. http://www.cars.com/for-sale/searchresults.action?...
by PlatinumVibe08
Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Considering trading Vibe - Value?
Replies: 18
Views: 1677

Re: Considering trading Vibe - Value?

Sure, I could have probably came out $1500 to $2000 ahead if I would have bought the Lexus outright and sold the Vibe on my own. Do I have any regrets? Absolutely not. It was totally worth it to me to leave the Vibe at Mungenast Lexus, drive the CT home, and skip the PITA process of selling the Vibe...
by PlatinumVibe08
Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Three Car Family
Replies: 12
Views: 1372

Re: Three Car Family

As I said in your other post, I am definitely a fan of the CT200h! Can't wait to hear your opinions on it! P.S. The style wheel yours has is so much better looking than the F-Sport trident wheels. Those things are hideous IMO. Thanks Carrie! I agree that the 10 spoke wheels are much more attractive...
by PlatinumVibe08
Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Three Car Family
Replies: 12
Views: 1372

Re: Three Car Family

Oh Snap! Good looking car, best white. Now what will you be taking to Home Depot? Thanks! I couldn't pass up the white (Starfire Pearl) with the chrome wheels. The interior is nice in Ecru (a light cream color) and black. The CT should haul nearly as much as the Vibe. If not, there's always the wif...
by PlatinumVibe08
Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Three Car Family
Replies: 12
Views: 1372

Re: Three Car Family

Let's make that a Three Lexus Family. As much as I loved my Vibe, I traded her in today on a brand new 2013 Lexus CT200h. Bring on the fuel economy! :D

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by PlatinumVibe08
Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Decisions, Decisions
Replies: 53
Views: 10074

Re: Decisions, Decisions

And the collection is complete. I loved the Vibe. Great car. It felt lonely as the only non-Lexus in my stable. I traded the old girl in today on a brand new 2013 Lexus CT200h. :D

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by PlatinumVibe08
Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Considering trading Vibe - Value?
Replies: 18
Views: 1677

Re: Considering trading Vibe - Value?

I took the plunge today and bought a brand new 2013 CT200h to replace my 2008 Vibe with 56K miles. The MSRP on the loaded Lexus was a lofty $39K and some change. I traded my Vibe in for a difference of $25K. You can look at it two ways. One can say that they gave me $14K trade value for the Vibe off...
by PlatinumVibe08
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Considering trading Vibe - Value?
Replies: 18
Views: 1677

Re: Considering trading Vibe - Value?

vibenvy, I'll definitely keep you updated if I end up with a CT. Here's the one I'm looking at. http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail.jsp?paId=538158274&listingId=126116587 Nasmfell, Thanks for your input. That's pretty much what I thought. the barber, Thank you too for your input. If you read my ori...
by PlatinumVibe08
Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Considering trading Vibe - Value?
Replies: 18
Views: 1677

Considering trading Vibe - Value?

Love my Vibe. Bought it new. Great car. Considering trading it for something a bit more sporty, more fuel efficient, with more luxury amenities. Got a feeling the dealer is going to give me about $8K trade on my Vibe. It's a 2008, Platinum, Auto, Power Windows, Sunroof, 56K miles, new tires, one own...
by PlatinumVibe08
Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Decisions, Decisions
Replies: 53
Views: 10074

Re: Decisions, Decisions

That wouldn't have been a car on my radar, but at the price they are going for and Toyota's reliability, looks like a good choice. How is the power and fuel economy? I'm very happy with my choice. Glad I ended up with the SC vs. the IS250/350c. Sure, those are fine cars, but nothing replaces the to...
by PlatinumVibe08
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Photography and Photoshop
Topic: Official Photography Thread
Replies: 677
Views: 117613

Re: Official Photography Thread

That's a nice November 3rd! Here's my Nov, 4th... Yikes! I'm not looking forward to the white stuff. I cruised around today (November 5th) with the top down on the SC. It was 65 degrees and partly sunny. This weather won't hold out much longer though. Here's a pic of my house on Christmas Day, 2010...
by PlatinumVibe08
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Decisions, Decisions
Replies: 53
Views: 10074

Really enjoying the Lexus SC430!

I'm really enjoying the SC430. It's a great car! I've installed LED daytime running lights and an aftermarket exhaust. I'm starting to think about some 19" wheels. http://s16.postimg.org/v8cjht3dx/The_Launch.jpg https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/q72/s720x720/1394017_10201814189709248_...
by PlatinumVibe08
Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Photography and Photoshop
Topic: Official Photography Thread
Replies: 677
Views: 117613

Fall Colors

November 3rd, 2013 - Southern Illinois Weather was nice, had to get out and play. Took a drive with my sweetie on a beautiful day. Fall colors were pretty, bright was the sun. Snapped a few pics to remember our fun. http://s17.postimg.org/6gnb87bcv/image.jpg http://s17.postimg.org/5gx0chw73/image.jp...
by PlatinumVibe08
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 945
Views: 143664

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Recent photo of the odometer on my 2008 I bought new in December, 2007. :)

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by PlatinumVibe08
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Any suggestions for LED's?
Replies: 11
Views: 2227

Re: Any suggestions for LED's?

Off Topic.... but Holy Krapole! :shock: :shock: Platnium! which wood works did you crawl out from! been forever since ive seen you on the boards!?!?! but yes your best bet is to go with those little strips of LED's and adhere them to the lower grill inserts or any place like that. NascarXprt, I've ...
by PlatinumVibe08
Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Any suggestions for LED's?
Replies: 11
Views: 2227

Re: Any suggestions for LED's?

Another view of the DRL's on my SC430. These would look great and be easy to install on your Vibe. :D

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by PlatinumVibe08
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Public Opinion Poll!
Replies: 12
Views: 1822

Re: Public Opinion Poll!

tpollauf wrote:BRONZE ... all the way :D
+1

This is your wheel:

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by PlatinumVibe08
Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Three Car Family
Replies: 12
Views: 1372

Re: Three Car Family

That does look super cool. :D How does that impact trunk space when the top is down? Gone completely or just reduced? Thanks! The trunk space is reduced substantially but there's still plenty of room for a couple overnight bags and misc. smaller items. Should be no problem hitting the road with the...
by PlatinumVibe08
Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Three Car Family
Replies: 12
Views: 1372

Three Car Family

My wife and I are proving our merit as cliche empty-nesters. It's just the two of us and now we own three cars. We just picked up a sweet 2006 Lexus SC430 to add to our stable. She has her 2010 Lexus RX350 and I have my 2008 Vibe for everyday duties. The SC430 will be our straight-up pleasure cruise...
by PlatinumVibe08
Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Decisions, Decisions
Replies: 53
Views: 10074

I did it!

My original post was a bit over two years ago when I was still one year away from finishing nursing school and I was dreaming of buying my wife a Lexus RX350 and me a Lexus convertible. Here I am one year after graduation and working as a RN at the local hospital and through hard work and perseveran...
by PlatinumVibe08
Fri May 03, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Any suggestions for LED's?
Replies: 11
Views: 2227

Re: Any suggestions for LED's?

Here's a pic of the LED strips I installed on my Vibe 2 years ago. They are still working great. Bought them at Walmart for around 20 bucks. They are approximately 12 inches long and have 12 LEDs each side. They were easy to install. http://forums.genvibe.com/files/imported/531106=15895-led2.JPG Her...
by PlatinumVibe08
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Too poor for new rims? Plasti Dip.
Replies: 15
Views: 2064

Re: Too poor for new rims? Plasti Dip.

Very nice! Removing the coating from the rim lip and the fake bolts made a huge difference. I'm impressed!

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by PlatinumVibe08
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Homer to Lisa: "Never Help Anyone"
Replies: 13
Views: 838

Re: Homer to Lisa: "Never Help Anyone"

Caretaker, First and foremost, no conditions means just that. To take the behavior presented by others so personally is counterproductive and frankly, unhealthy. You have no idea what thought processes were used by your nephew to make the decisions he made regarding his Vibe, and in reality, it abso...
by PlatinumVibe08
Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: embarrassing moment on the way to work
Replies: 13
Views: 948

Re: embarrassing moment on the way to work

I unfortunately hit a rabbit. . . . . . :cry: Murderer! What, you couldn't slow down and steer around the rabbit? It's not like it was a turtle. It's practically unavoidable when a turtle darts out of the weeds in front of you. :) Glad the ducks were unharmed and yes, I too get emotional when rabbi...
by PlatinumVibe08
Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Decisions, Decisions
Replies: 53
Views: 10074

Re: Decisions, Decisions

Lexus calls it Starfire Pearl. It's absolutely gorgeous.

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by PlatinumVibe08
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Decisions, Decisions
Replies: 53
Views: 10074

Re: Decisions, Decisions

The Black F Sport in Memphis was sold earlier the day I called. I then found a gorgeous White F Sport in Texas and had the deposit check written and ready to drop in the mail when I dug a little deeper and found out the car had been crashed and repaired. I had made an offer that was accepted based o...
by PlatinumVibe08
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Decisions, Decisions
Replies: 53
Views: 10074

Re: Decisions, Decisions

I'm actually considering spending a bit more for this one. It's a fair bit closer to home and is a F-Sport Special Edition of which only 175 were made. While I like the Obsidian/Saddle color combo, I'm digging this one too. http://s24.postimg.org/alknga0dh/FSport.jpg http://s24.postimg.org/hdfnwveqt...
by PlatinumVibe08
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Decisions, Decisions
Replies: 53
Views: 10074

Re: Decisions, Decisions

Thanks Scwmcan, Although I hadn't really noticed prior to your comment, the wood trim on the console is a bit out of place. I did see that it is at least carried over to each door on the armrests. Yes, I really like the color combo with the black exterior and what they call "saddle" leather interior...
by PlatinumVibe08
Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Decisions, Decisions
Replies: 53
Views: 10074

Re: Decisions, Decisions

Kinda diggin' this one for sale at a dealership in the Big D. 8-)

http://infinitidallas.sewell.com/web/ve ... s/1274882/

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by PlatinumVibe08
Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Decisions, Decisions
Replies: 53
Views: 10074

Re: Decisions, Decisions

Yes, I'm spoiled with the reliability of the Toyota products. No matter how nice the euro cars look or supposedly drive, I can't justify giving up rock solid reliability. The Lexus IS250C/IS350C looks nice and will motor along trouble free for many years. Yes, to the best of my knowledge, the IS250 ...
by PlatinumVibe08
Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Decisions, Decisions
Replies: 53
Views: 10074

Re: Decisions, Decisions

So did this Lexus put your wanted drop top purchase on the back burner? No, as stated earlier in this thread, our plan all along was to get the RX350 first and then a convertible after we've paid ourselves back for the RX. I'm starting to look for a nice used 2011/2012 IS250C or IS350C. Although we...
by PlatinumVibe08
Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Decisions, Decisions
Replies: 53
Views: 10074

Re: Decisions, Decisions

UPDATE: My wife and I purchased her RX350 last April and as soon as we've paid ourselves back by this summer I'll probably be looking at an IS250/350C. I really like the looks of the BMW but can't bring myself to entertain the notion of copious repair bills as the German machine ages. Lexus all the ...
by PlatinumVibe08
Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Can we fit oem 17 inch whell of vibe 2009 on a 2003 vibe
Replies: 14
Views: 1178

Re: Can we fit oem 17 inch whell of vibe 2009 on a 2003 vibe

Snag some 17" alloy Scion tC wheels for your 2003-2008 Vibe. They're affordable and look great! ;)

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by PlatinumVibe08
Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: The Bling Factor - Chrome Wheels?
Replies: 15
Views: 2243

Re: The Bling Factor - Chrome Wheels?

I like the chrome Scion tC wheels on my Vibe so well, I got some for my wife's truck. :D

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by PlatinumVibe08
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Any pictures of Silver vibe W/ chrome wheel covers?
Replies: 16
Views: 2566

Re: Any pictures of Silver vibe W/ chrome wheel covers?

My chrome wheel covers look great on my silver Vibe. :)

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by PlatinumVibe08
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: The Bling Factor - Chrome Wheels?
Replies: 15
Views: 2243

Re: The Bling Factor - Chrome Wheels?

Cool, I didnt know that Scion wheels came in chrome. As far as I know, they don't. These are called wheel skins and they cost me $60. I really like them. :D http://www.ebay.com/itm/05-10-Scion-TC-17-Chrome-Wheel-Skins-/180503253886?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2a06d5137e&vxp=mtr
by PlatinumVibe08
Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Aftermarket Wheel Gallery
Replies: 99
Views: 79159

Re: Aftermarket Wheel Gallery

Chrome TC wheels and less than $400 invested. Bling on a budget I say. :mrgreen:

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by PlatinumVibe08
Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Scion wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 1122

Re: Scion wheels

Anyone else have Scion wheels? Wondering if there are center caps besides the Scion/Toyota ones that fit, since I have to buy a set anyway. I'd prefer something generic. If you like the looks of chrome rims, spend $60 and get some of these. I love 'em, and the whole center cap issue is solved. http...
by PlatinumVibe08
Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: The Bling Factor - Chrome Wheels?
Replies: 15
Views: 2243

Re: The Bling Factor - Chrome Wheels?

star_deceiver wrote:Shiny! 8-)
Thanks! They look like chrome wheels don't they? Very affordable way to dress up your TC wheels and you can't tell they are actually aren't chrome wheels. :D

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