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by lowincash
Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback
Replies: 30
Views: 5548

Re: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback

That white makes a stunner out of this car. I like Mazda ever since I had an '86 323 hatch. A few years ago i bought '98 Protege 5 speed. i justified the purchase with the need for my boys to learn stick shift. Both hated it and both learned it. When I bought a Vibe with automatic one of them asked...
by lowincash
Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback
Replies: 30
Views: 5548

Re: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback

Hey gang, hope everyone's doing well here. Thought I post a quick update on my ride. Here's how it stands as of today. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/lowincash/2014%20mazda%203%20sGT/DSC01959_zps718ca0fd.jpg Tint was too light so darkened it a bit lol I had the rear lower valance wrapped in ...
by lowincash
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: You know you drive a Vibe when…
Replies: 30
Views: 2764

Re: You know you drive a Vibe when…

You know you drive a vibe when...

...you drive next to a matrix and know you are driving a better looking version of that car.
...you are confused about your identity, am I American or am I Japanese?


:D
by lowincash
Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Everyday Driver reviews : Impreza VS Focus VS Mazda 3
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Everyday Driver reviews : Impreza VS Focus VS Mazda 3

I drove the Focus in Tucson and Phoenix. The car's transmission is a disaster. I have never experienced a more poorly designed tranny. I turned my rental in after one day and got another Focus. It was only slightly better in shifting and exhibited many of the same quirks. Either the fleet needs a P...
by lowincash
Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: When the time comes what are good replacements for a vibe?
Replies: 71
Views: 6989

Re: When the time comes what are good replacements for a vib

Is there something negative on the 2nd Gen Scion xB? I don't see any negatives with the xb, other than it still using an ancient 4sp auto and gets so so mpg. The interior is surprisingly roomy, a lot roomier than the vibe interior. A couple years back, a guy that came up to me at a gas station and ...
by lowincash
Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: VSC flashing, Check Engine & Traction Control
Replies: 13
Views: 6600

Re: VSC flashing, Check Engine & Traction Control

I had those flashing lights once a few years back. Didn't notice any problem with the car other than one of the brake lights not working. Replaced the bulb and lights went away. I don't know if that has anything to do with it or if it was just a coincidence but that was my experience with these flas...
by lowincash
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback
Replies: 30
Views: 5548

Re: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback

Very nice NEW ride you have there :D I guess for a small compact 4-door hatchback, this is probably the closest replacement for our Vibe's! Sounds like a fully loaded ride. What was the MSRP? If Vibe's were still made how much more do you think this would have costs vs the Vibe? Seeing where you li...
by lowincash
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback
Replies: 30
Views: 5548

Re: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback

Quick update. Got the OEM spoiler installed, the rear end looks more complete now :D http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/lowincash/2014%20mazda%203%20sGT/null_zpsec4f432d.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/lowincash/2014%20mazda%203%20sGT/null_zps64a4a867.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/al...
by lowincash
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New to me 09 AWD Black Vibe
Replies: 22
Views: 1967

Re: New to me 09 AWD Black Vibe

Welcome! You'll definitely want to get a GT spoiler for your car. Even if you keep the rest of the car stock the spoiler will make the car look a lot nicer :D I'm pretty sure you can get the fog lights installed, plenty of folks here done that. Here's pic of my vibe with 70% tint up front for your r...
by lowincash
Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: MaSlade - 2010 Vibe
Replies: 68
Views: 8351

Re: MaSlade - 2010 Vibe

Looking good mister! Great work on the retrofit :D
by lowincash
Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback
Replies: 30
Views: 5548

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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Sweet looking ride! I really like the 3 Hatchback. I looked at one back in 2007 before I bought...
by lowincash
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback
Replies: 30
Views: 5548

Re: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback

How are the blind spots in that car? I love the style of the up swept body line, but the windows are getting seriously small toward the back. Blind spot is not too bad I think. Then again I'm used to having blind spots on my vibe. This car has blind spot monitoring which helps a lot. Also has a bac...
by lowincash
Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: recall
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Re: recall

Kincaid wrote:Interesting - I've never heard of a recall for the window switch on the 2nd generation vibe.
I'm still getting the recall notices even thought I don't own the vibe anymore.

What is the reduced braking issue tho? Haven't heard of that one.
by lowincash
Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Non-blizzard of '14
Replies: 9
Views: 853

Re: The Non-blizzard of '14

It was 76 today, 79 yesterday, but will get colder in a few days. Suppose to be 66 on Thursday. I don't know what I'll do if it ever gets that cold here. Stay warm y'all :D
by lowincash
Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback
Replies: 30
Views: 5548

Re: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback

It's been about two and a half months since I've had the 3, thought I give a little update. Since then I've added OEM window visors, changed out the crappy stock Dunlop to Michelin Primacy MXM4, LED interior/reverse/license plate, dry flow drop in air filter and changed out the tiny stock exhaust ti...
by lowincash
Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: OEM cargo cover for 09-10 vibe
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: FS: OEM cargo cover for 09-10 vibe

kumquat wrote:I would have been interested, but I bought mine about two weeks before you posted this ;)
Yeah I think I saw your or someone else's post about it then I remember I had one lol
by lowincash
Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: OEM cargo cover for 09-10 vibe
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: FS: OEM cargo cover for 09-10 vibe

Bump, still for sale :cool:
by lowincash
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: NascarXprt's 09 Red Hot Metallic GT
Replies: 32
Views: 6430

Re: NascarXprt's 09 Red Hot Metallic GT

Really like what you've done with the front and rear arrow. I should have done that too!
by lowincash
Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Tire Decisions are hard.
Replies: 4
Views: 834

Re: Tire Decisions are hard.

I've always wanted to try out the DWS's but always ended up with something else. On my vibe I swapped out the stock tires for some cheap hankook tires which gave me a quiet smoother ride (for a short period of time) but handling was horrible. I did some research and wanted to try the DWS but somehow...
by lowincash
Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: I need new tires
Replies: 19
Views: 2766

Re: I need new tires

I installed: Yokohama YK580 205/55-16 $589.19 drive out No regrets. I had the YK580's on my vibe, 18" and they were great when new. Less than a year they got noisy and when driving over 75mph it wonders a lot. Seems okay when driving under 70 tho. I also had their YK520's before and they were the s...
by lowincash
Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: I need new tires
Replies: 19
Views: 2766

Re: I need new tires

I installed: Yokohama YK580 205/55-16 $589.19 drive out No regrets. I had the YK580's on my vibe, 18" and they were great when new. Less than a year they got noisy and when driving over 75mph it wonders a lot. Seems okay when driving under 70 tho. I also had their YK520's before and they were the s...
by lowincash
Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: OEM cargo cover for 09-10 vibe
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: FS: OEM cargo cover for 09-10 vibe

All this spam, and nobody interested, pshhhh

Bump :D
by lowincash
Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: 921 LED reverse bulb
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: FS: 921 LED reverse bulb

protorageautosport wrote:will you take 16 shipped how long did you have them . if yes send me a invoice to protorageautosport@yahoo.com

I've only had it on my car for a couple of weeks before putting the stock bulbs back in. Sent you an email.
by lowincash
Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: OEM cargo cover for 09-10 vibe
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

FS: OEM cargo cover for 09-10 vibe

This is the one I got from that gm parts site a while back. Sold the car already, forgot I kept it. Selling it if anyone's interested. One of the metal rods pop out sometimes but just stick it back behind the cloth thing and it's fine. $45 shipped http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/lowincash/201...
by lowincash
Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: LED bulb questions - 2009-2010 Vibe
Replies: 13
Views: 1614

Re: LED bulb questions - 2009-2010 Vibe

Personally I have no idea what you think the LED replacements will gain you but I think replacing a 400 lumen incandescent with a 170 lumen LED will be disappointing. You have a very valid point. I have actually decided not to pursue the LED bulbs for the front and rear marker lights or taillights....
by lowincash
Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Installed Aftermarket Horn
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: Installed Aftermarket Horn

Much better than "meep meep!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f12eOwchOw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; haha that's how I felt the first time I used the horn on this car. A car cut me off on the fwy and I honked at it. It went "meep meep...excuse me sir you just cut me off." I hones...
by lowincash
Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Considering trading Vibe - Value?
Replies: 18
Views: 1654

Re: Considering trading Vibe - Value?

Carmax offered me $8000 for the vibe with 56k miles on it. The first mazda dealer I went to wanted to give me only $6000 for it saying since it's been in a rear end accident before, it's not worth that much =/ Went to another dealer and told them if they can match carmax's offer we'll buy the car no...
by lowincash
Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Traction Stablitrk and Service Engine Light on
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: Traction Stablitrk and Service Engine Light on

Yeah seems quite a bit of folks here experiencing this including myself. In the five years I've had the vibe, mine only happened once and coincidently one of my brake lights were out in the back too so after I changed the bulb all the lights were gone lol Never happened again since. I just thought i...
by lowincash
Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Door Lock Chirp?
Replies: 13
Views: 2017

Re: Door Lock Chirp?

btw, anyone notice the third brake light will light up dimly when you lock/unlock the car? I only see this at night sometimes. I have never noticed this but will check it out when I go outside in a bit :P... Neither one of our Vibes do this. I literally stuck my face right up by the hatch glass sin...
by lowincash
Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Door Lock Chirp?
Replies: 13
Views: 2017

Re: Door Lock Chirp?

btw, anyone notice the third brake light will light up dimly when you lock/unlock the car? I only see this at night sometimes.
by lowincash
Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Door Lock Chirp?
Replies: 13
Views: 2017

Re: Door Lock Chirp?

Why do you need a "chirp" when you have the "thunk"? :P Totally joking, kind of. When the hatch locks or unlocks it is LOUD. haha I used to want to get the beep mod on the vibe but noticed the door locks pretty loudly so didn't need it :D btw, here's a kit that I was going to get http://www.kptechn...
by lowincash
Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New vibe member / owner 2009 gt
Replies: 10
Views: 846

Re: New vibe member / owner 2009 gt

Eh don't understand why people cover up their plates when they post pictures on forums. It's not like people might look you up or something haha Plus, driving on the streets everybody sees your plate :D I'm not sure there's any lowering springs available for the GT, there are some for vibes without ...
by lowincash
Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New vibe member / owner 2009 gt
Replies: 10
Views: 846

Re: New vibe member / owner 2009 gt

Welcome and nice wheels! It looks like the front bumper might have been replaced since the paint is a bit off compared to the rest of the car. Probably that's why you're missing the side grills and fog light.
by lowincash
Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: 921 LED reverse bulb
Replies: 2
Views: 276

FS: 921 LED reverse bulb

I had these in my car and I saved them before I traded in the car. These are 6000k which is pure white with a slight blue hue to it. They are the ones from the link below: http://store.ijdmtoy.com/Plasma-High-Power-168-2825-921-Canbus-LED-bulbs-p/t15_sku326.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);retur...
by lowincash
Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback
Replies: 30
Views: 5548

Re: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback

Yea it's an automatic haha so was my vibe :D Also don't think smaller rims will make the ride much better tho, the 3 also has 18" rims and the ride is significantly smoother overall. Maybe longer wheelbase helps. Maybe Toyota just wants us all to suffer! Although, I honestly really enjoy the rough ...
by lowincash
Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback
Replies: 30
Views: 5548

Re: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback

Could have saved yourself $25000 buying some 17" rims (subsequently with taller tires) for your Vibe... Nice 3 though. 2.5L and ladymatic? Yea it's an automatic haha so was my vibe :D Also don't think smaller rims will make the ride much better tho, the 3 also has 18" rims and the ride is significa...
by lowincash
Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback
Replies: 30
Views: 5548

Re: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback

Yeah I could have made some $$$ selling it, but I would need to find someone to trade stock headlights with, too much hassle lol Funny how when I had the vibe I would hardly see vibes driving around. Now I see vibes more and more, today I saw 3 vibes. That's never happened before! lol
by lowincash
Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback
Replies: 30
Views: 5548

Re: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback

Very nice looking 3 Kin! I was surprised to see it was white. I was expecting it to be black like the Vibe :P! Are you keeping the Vibe or no? Thanks! I was actually going to get silver since white costs extra but the dealer gave me a great price for it so why not :D I didn't want a black car anymo...
by lowincash
Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback
Replies: 30
Views: 5548

Re: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback

Cargo area isn't as good as the vibe. I have this photo booth that I can carry in my vibe and barely fits but due to the rear slope of the 3 I doubt it'll fit. The cargo area is a bit narrower so it's a bit smaller overall.
by lowincash
Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback
Replies: 30
Views: 5548

Re: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback

Thank you for the write up. Does your Mazda3 have the screen on top of the dash? If so how do you like it, and does it retract in to the dash? Oh yeah, forgot to write about that. Yes it does have the touch screen on top of the dash and it's not retractable. I didn't like it when I first saw it but...
by lowincash
Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback
Replies: 30
Views: 5548

Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback

So yeah, I'll start a new thread on the new mazda3. Got it tinted today, 45% all around and 75% windshield. No more dark tint for me lol http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/lowincash/2014%20mazda%203%20sGT/mazda3photosync1_zpsef8c2de6.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/lowincash/2014%20ma...
by lowincash
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2014 Mazda3
Replies: 38
Views: 3699

Re: 2014 Mazda3

cptnsolo77 wrote:That front end looks slick !
Too bad I need to put a front license plate on. It'll totally ruin the look :(
by lowincash
Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2014 Mazda3
Replies: 38
Views: 3699

Re: 2014 Mazda3

Yup got the s grand touring. I didn't plan on trading in the vibe since I was going to get the sedan but then seeing both the mazda3 sedan and hatch side by side, I loved the sportier looking hatch. It looks a lot better in person :D So yeah, also didn't want to pay insurance for a car that won't ge...
by lowincash
Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2014 Mazda3
Replies: 38
Views: 3699

Re: 2014 Mazda3

Well...I did it, got the 2.5L hatch. Couldn't pass on the deal, got it just under invoice plus extended warranty in exchange for low interest rate. Honestly, I didn't expect to feel this sad to let the vibe go. As much as I hated the harsh noisy ride, it treated me well and helped me move a lot of t...
by lowincash
Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Member, Salvaged Vibe
Replies: 16
Views: 1245

Re: New Member, Salvaged Vibe

Welcome and looks like your buddy did a great job on the car :D My first car was a salvaged 2000 honda accord v6 coupe. Car drove and ran perfectly fine but the headlights were never straight. I mean every time I get a new projector retrofit the alignment is off. It was quite annoying lol Oh yeah, 5...
by lowincash
Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: NascarXprt's 09 Red Hot Metallic GT
Replies: 32
Views: 6430

Re: NascarXprt's 09 Red Hot Metallic GT

Looking good 8-)
by lowincash
Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 18" GT Wheels Look Great, But....
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: 18" GT Wheels Look Great, But....

Are you on stock tires? Changing tires help quite a bit in ride comfort. I changed to yokohama ykXXX and the ride was smoother and a lot quieter compared to the stock tires. This car does ride pretty stiff but changing tires helped some.
by lowincash
Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2014 Mazda3
Replies: 38
Views: 3699

Re: 2014 Mazda3

If everything goes well I'll be getting the 2.5 grand touring hatchback some time this month or next. Finally got to test the 2.5 model and even with the 18" rims the ride was very smooth. Much more so than my vibe with the stock 18's. I give props to mazda for finally having good sound insulation i...
by lowincash
Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2009 Vibe is now mine all mine
Replies: 11
Views: 1219

Re: 2009 Vibe is now mine all mine

BTW, just passed 54k miles, no repairs or problems (other than the rattle in the steering column). Same here :D I kinda got used to the steering wheel column rattle now, been so long lol BTW, I was a total noob when I bought the vibe, my first new car. I did not even haggle the price at all and I w...
by lowincash
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2009 Vibe is now mine all mine
Replies: 11
Views: 1219

Re: 2009 Vibe is now mine all mine

Congrats :D