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by Vulcan05
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: Coronavirus

Trump doesn't believe any of it because he doesn't believe in SCIENCE. Being a "very stable genius" who's uncle was a doctor, he is an expert on anything and everything. When the last hole at Mara Lago goes under water, will he believe in climate change? No. He will blame it on Obama (who actually W...
by Vulcan05
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: Coronavirus

Interesting that the people in power who have been exposed are Republicans. Is that Higher Power they are always crowing about trying to tell us something?
by Vulcan05
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: So, why Facebook?
Replies: 23
Views: 913

Re: So, why Facebook?

ZZvroom wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:57 am
What is this FakeBook thing you mention?
Check your spelling. It is actually spelled FaceCrap.
by Vulcan05
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The vibe still exists in Japan :(
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: The vibe still exists in Japan :(

Yeah, I could probably see myself driving that. However, I do really like the look of the new 2019 Corolla Hatchback. That aside, I think our next vehicle purchase will probably be more RAV4 like... With some quick research, it seems the Corolla Fielder first appeared as a contemporary of the Vibe/...
by Vulcan05
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: OBDII scanner
Replies: 9
Views: 1006

Re: OBDII scanner

Check out a ScanGuage. I have one that is now in the third car since I bought it. Works great and gives 4 readouts at a time as well scans for problems. No phone needed.
by Vulcan05
Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2009+ Vibe Oil Consumption?
Replies: 20
Views: 3284

Re: 2009+ Vibe Oil Consumption?

I had 45000 on my 2010 2.4 when I traded it. It never used a drop of oil.
by Vulcan05
Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Fastest you've gone?
Replies: 20
Views: 2467

Re: Fastest you've gone?

Have you filled out those donor cards?
by Vulcan05
Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Gasoline vs E85
Replies: 23
Views: 2911

Re: Gasoline vs E85

Mandated ethanol usage means most gasoline will have 10% ethanol - It's all feel good politics. Most of us cannot even find 100% gasoline. Next thing you know the govt will mandate a certain amount of corn oil to be added to butter - and then let them still call it "butter". Then they will be addin...
by Vulcan05
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Black box in engine bay
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: Black box in engine bay

Cable comes out, goes to throttle control eccentric. My guess . . . . electronic throttle control.
by Vulcan05
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: website ghost land
Replies: 11
Views: 1438

Re: website ghost land

No facecrap for me. I try my best to keep viruses off my computer. Facecrap has become the world's biggest virus.
by Vulcan05
Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Gasoline vs E85
Replies: 23
Views: 2911

Re: Gasoline vs E85

"The air-fuel ratio (9.8:1) required by ethanol means that while each molecule contains less heat, there are more vapor molecules. This chemical difference produces slightly more power for each stroke of the piston than with unleaded gasoline. However, due to the lower energy density of ethanol, ve...
by Vulcan05
Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Gasoline vs E85
Replies: 23
Views: 2911

Re: Gasoline vs E85

"creates more power"?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Alcohol has FEWER btu's per volume than gasoline.
Ford is saying that 3 firecrackers have more power than 3 sticks of dynamite.
A brain damaged store mannequin would know better than that.
by Vulcan05
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: 1991 Pontiac Bonneville
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

Re: 1991 Pontiac Bonneville

vibrologist wrote:Quite the contrast between the Vibe and the Bonnie. I wouldn't mind at all having a comfy sedan in addition to my Vibe.
Since one is a GM product and the other is a Toyota, there are going to be some differences.
by Vulcan05
Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Thinking of getting a window sticker for my Vibe.
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Thinking of getting a window sticker for my Vibe.

Not sure if anyone has one or has even thought about it, but I'm thinking of getting a window sticker made for the rear that says something along the lines of "Toyota in Disguise". Not sure the design, but that's a start. I wouldn't have gotten my Vibe if it wasn't engineered by Toyota as I've hear...
by Vulcan05
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Vibe Owner and New to Your Website
Replies: 9
Views: 1154

Re: New Vibe Owner and New to Your Website

Steve41337 wrote:Just got myself a new used Pontiac Vibe! Seems I made a mistake and posted first over in the GenVibe Garage. Should I repost it over here in the Vibe Lounge?

Anyway! Great to be Aboard! This website rocks!


Steve
What did you get?
by Vulcan05
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2009 Pontiac Vibe burning large amounts of Oil.
Replies: 18
Views: 8105

Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe burning large amounts of Oil.

A lot of people, my wife included (unfortunately), think a car IS a toaster.
by Vulcan05
Fri May 13, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Looking to Buy a Vibe Tomorrow! (New to Vibe)
Replies: 9
Views: 1255

Re: Looking to Buy a Vibe Tomorrow! (New to Vibe)

The other posters are correct about ride and noise. My '10 had the 45 series tires with sport suspension and you felt every crack and pebble on the road. But, it would CORNER!!!!! I made a cover for the cargo area, and that cut down on some noise. The Camry rides like you're on a pillow and is quiet...
by Vulcan05
Mon May 09, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Tried to trade my Vibe
Replies: 14
Views: 2354

Re: Tried to trade my Vibe

The dealer and I finally came to an agreement. $11907.38 and the Vibe got me a silver LE with trunk liner, all weather floor mats, body side moldings and sill protectors (none of which matter, they were with the car). A week ago, they wanted $15600 and the vibe for the exact same car. Sometimes you ...
by Vulcan05
Thu May 05, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Tried to trade my Vibe
Replies: 14
Views: 2354

Re: Tried to trade my Vibe

Why are you getting rid of the Vibe ? As others stated you are far better off selling the Vibe on your own 8-) Good question. I just like a change every few years. If I keep the Vibe it will soon need battery, brake fluid flush, tires, and I would also change trans fluid and coolant change. I know,...
by Vulcan05
Tue May 03, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Tried to trade my Vibe
Replies: 14
Views: 2354

Tried to trade my Vibe

Went to a Toyota dealer Friday. Looked into trading my 2010 with ALL the available option in on a 2016 Camry. The Vibe has 42000 on it.
They offered me $7000 for the Vibe.
I walked out and drove the Vibe home.
by Vulcan05
Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 0-20 Synthetic oil in 2.4 Vibe GT Auto
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Re: 0-20 Synthetic oil in 2.4 Vibe GT Auto

I have used 0w20 full syn in my 2010 2.4 from the beginning. I have always done my own maintenance. Have not had to add any oil between changes at 5000 to 6000 miles. Car has 42000 on it. I have a spreadsheet that I keep track of gas mileage on, so it is spot on . . . no guessing. It says 30.07 MPG ...
by Vulcan05
Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Automatic transmission fluid type
Replies: 11
Views: 7875

Re: Automatic transmission fluid type

The parts clerk at the GM dealership was selling parts and/or fluids for a GM car. Your car is a Toyota. Go to a Toyota dealership.
Don't put anything with the word "Dexron" in any part of your car.
by Vulcan05
Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Fiat 500L: Glad I'm not the Guy...
Replies: 26
Views: 3327

Re: Fiat 500L: Glad I'm not the Guy...

When they cut the price another $12,000, I might be interested. The car is worth almost that much.
by Vulcan05
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Best Car I Have Ever Owned
Replies: 9
Views: 917

Re: Best Car I Have Ever Owned

God, not the Cruze. Please. Given your current automobile, why not go with the new Scion/Toyota iM? Looks good and is basically the VIbe/Matrix replacement and will probably be far more reliable in the long run. Has been great for a buddy of mine as a daily. Toyota is dropping the Scion line. Might...
by Vulcan05
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2016 Honda Civic Hatchback - Cruze killer?
Replies: 12
Views: 2152

Re: 2016 Honda Civic Hatchback - Cruze killer?

Civic and Cruze in the same breath? Wash your mouth out with soap.
by Vulcan05
Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Link: How to easily find union (USA) made tires
Replies: 18
Views: 2189

Re: Link: How to easily find union (USA) made tires

Thanks. Proud to support my Union brothers and sisters.
by Vulcan05
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: OnStar LED is red all the time now
Replies: 4
Views: 2454

Re: OnStar LED is red all the time now

OnStar is a GM part, so it probably wouldn't work anyway.
by Vulcan05
Fri Dec 25, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Interesting Florida used car site. offleaseonly.com
Replies: 2
Views: 1358

Re: Interesting Florida used car site. offleaseonly.com

I lived in Floriduh for 21 years. BE VERY CAREFUL. The scam capital of the world.
by Vulcan05
Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Got My Window Switch Recall Letter
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Got My Window Switch Recall Letter

Got the window switch recall letter in the mail yesterday. I'm thinking about just letting it go. It I take it in, they'll want to take a hacksaw to the floorboard. I never had that recall done. When I took it in for the accelerator rheostat recall, I don't them "Don't even think about opening the h...
by Vulcan05
Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Engine Bay
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: Engine Bay

I just close the hood. Looks great.
by Vulcan05
Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Buick made in China
Replies: 13
Views: 2017

Re: Buick made in China

"Eventually only the trucks will be built here..."

Check the American content of the Ford, Chevy, Dodge and Toyota trucks. (Yes, I know its officially "Ram". Who cares?)
by Vulcan05
Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Vibe reborn as a Ford?
Replies: 9
Views: 1663

Re: Vibe reborn as a Ford?

vibenvy wrote:I can see some similarities...

It's still a Ford though. My dad would probably disown me :P!
I would disown ME!!!!!
by Vulcan05
Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Donut gasket/exhaust
Replies: 20
Views: 2062

Re: Donut gasket/exhaust

thebarber wrote:The spring bolts are cheaper at Toyota
EVERYTHING is cheaper at a Toyota dealer. GM dealers just take a Toyota part, double the retail price, repackage it and sell it.
by Vulcan05
Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: US - North Central
Topic: Wisconsin vs. Illinois
Replies: 11
Views: 7357

Re: Wisconsin vs. Illinois

The worst thing about Wisconsin? The governor.
by Vulcan05
Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Anyone switched to the 2015 RAV4
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

Re: Anyone switched to the 2015 RAV4

Before you buy, google Subaru excess oil consumption (they claim a quart every 1200 miles is NORMAL) and CRV vibration problems. Both vehicle WERE on my short list, but 25 to 30 thousand dollar$ for a new car that burns oil or vibrates is not my idea of a good deal. I had both problems with my '49 C...
by Vulcan05
Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Do You Have A Dash Cam?
Replies: 7
Views: 3520

Do You Have A Dash Cam?

If you have a dash cam installed, what brand and what is your opinion of it?
by Vulcan05
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: What do you think about Tesla?
Replies: 13
Views: 2238

Re: What do you think about Tesla?

Almost as practical as a Segway. The Segway works UNLESS you are on sand, gravel, snow, ice . . . you know . . . driving conditions that many people confront every day. The Tesla works UNLESS you have to drive more than a couple of hundred miles and there is no place to recharge. It's a great start...
by Vulcan05
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: What do you think about Tesla?
Replies: 13
Views: 2238

Re: What do you think about Tesla?

Almost as practical as a Segway. The Segway works UNLESS you are on sand, gravel, snow, ice . . . you know . . . driving conditions that many people confront every day. The Tesla works UNLESS you have to drive more than a couple of hundred miles and there is no place to recharge. It's a great start,...
by Vulcan05
Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Canada - AB, BC, MB, SK
Topic: too cold to start 09 Vibe
Replies: 14
Views: 8508

Re: too cold to start 09 Vibe

I had a couple of keys made at a hardware store and they work just fine in my '10 2.4, so no chips. Did some Vibes have remote start or remote auto-unlock that needed chips?
by Vulcan05
Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: New chevy coming out! lookin good
Replies: 18
Views: 2133

Re: New chevy coming out! lookin good

Thanks for the he/she fix. Guess I should have used a generic noun.
by Vulcan05
Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: New chevy coming out! lookin good
Replies: 18
Views: 2133

Re: New chevy coming out! lookin good

lannvouivre, When I read in your post about the stupid passenger air bag indicator, I thought "What is he talking about?" Then I remembered . . . . I covered mine with a piece of black tape. It's very distracting to have what looks like a warning light glowing in the corner of your eye all the time....
by Vulcan05
Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: New chevy coming out! lookin good
Replies: 18
Views: 2133

Re: New chevy coming out! lookin good

You do realize the Vibe is NOT a GM car, don't you?

The only part that isn't Toyota is the OnStar button.
by Vulcan05
Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Your Vibe's name
Replies: 23
Views: 2504

Re: Your Vibe's name

I call mine the car.
by Vulcan05
Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: New chevy coming out! lookin good
Replies: 18
Views: 2133

Re: New chevy coming out! lookin good

I don't put much faith in little Chevy's. Ford isn't much better. They seem to think buyers of small cars are trying to get by on the cheap, and build their cars to match. My brother had a Vega. I had an 80 Citation. A friend had a Pinto. Cured me from buying any compact car from Detroit. I have own...
by Vulcan05
Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Honda HRV may be the best Vibe Clone yet!
Replies: 12
Views: 1727

Re: Honda HRV may be the best Vibe Clone yet!

I always wondered why Subaru didn't offer fwd. My view has always been that for most people AWD is not needed and only results in more cost, lower mpg and another thing to go wrong. My feeling exactly. Also, here in blizzard land, we have a saying: "Four wheel drive allows you to go in the ditch tw...
by Vulcan05
Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: save my groin!
Replies: 14
Views: 1419

Re: save my groin!

I don't have an Ace Hardware near me here in Canada--the only thing I could get to that would be similar would be a Home Depot. Were the keys you got an exact replica of the existing 2nd gen key? i.e. had the plastic fob attached to the metal key part? Or were they just keys without the plastic key...
by Vulcan05
Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: save my groin!
Replies: 14
Views: 1419

Re: save my groin!

I had a copy of my '10 key made at an Ace hardware store. Used a buy one get one coupon. Two spares for $1. Just tell them to use the blank for a Toyota Matrix.
by Vulcan05
Fri May 22, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Took in for 2 recalls, returned back damaged
Replies: 21
Views: 2327

Re: Took in for 2 recalls, returned back damaged

The car I traded in on the Vibe was a 2005 Nissan Sentra. I took it in for a free oil change, and when I checked the oil the next day, it was AT LEAST a quart over full. I took it back to the dealership and showed them the problem. The service writer asked the head guy in the shop, "Who did this oil...
by Vulcan05
Thu May 21, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Took in for 2 recalls, returned back damaged
Replies: 21
Views: 2327

Re: Took in for 2 recalls, returned back damaged

We got it back and now the radio doesn't work, the accessory setting on the ignition switch doesn't work, and the front side windows don't close tight anymore with air and noise leaking in. How the hell Because you have GM "mechanics" working on a Toyota. Their brains work like this, "Well, lemme s...
by Vulcan05
Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2010 GT oil?
Replies: 15
Views: 2759

Re: 2010 GT oil?

The oil fill cap was made by Toyota.
The manual was written by General Motors.

GM made the chrome logo, the OnStar system and the error filled manual.

Take your choice.