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by tpollauf
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Just upgraded to a 2010 Vibe base
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: Just upgraded to a 2010 Vibe base

Florida car ??? Now it needs the factory fog lights! Looks very clean. Why the extremely low mileage, if legitimate? Private seller or dealer?
by tpollauf
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: GORGO_Im not new tho
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: GORGO_Im not new tho

Interesting :? Old data never transferred for you? Anyways welcome back and I see you too don't drive your Vibe much. Keeping the mileage low will net you DECADES of ownership and driving pleasure !!! ;)
by tpollauf
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe Fastener package
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Vibe Fastener package

If you plan on wrenching on cars (Vibe & others) for several years & then some, then this assortment kit would be worth the few $$$. Plus you could then order the EXACT fastener once you know the correct size/fit and you'll already have the pry tool!
by tpollauf
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2019 Corolla Hatchback Thoughts? Opinions?
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: 2019 Corolla Hatchback Thoughts? Opinions?

Interesting that both of these are classified under "small station wagons" and yet the Vibe is then categorized as a "sport wagon" yet the Corolla is a "hatchback". Excuse me, all of my Vibes are hatchbacks! Thanks you 8-)
by tpollauf
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Prospective Vibe Owner -- Advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: New Prospective Vibe Owner -- Advice?

I've found that there are much fewer 07-08 Vibes on the used market than the earlier models. Were much fewer Vibes sold in those years than in 03-04? Yes fewer were manufactured for a couple reasons. The premier 2003 models were introduced early in 2002 thus giving that model year a jump on product...
by tpollauf
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New 2005 AWD Vibe owner
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: New 2005 AWD Vibe owner

zbyers wrote: I've recently decided to spend more time on the website since it gets neglected. :(


Awesome and Thanks !!! ;)

FYI to you guys over there ... my wife is from Olean and went to JCC in Jamestown many years ago. We get out that way a couple times a year to see her family
by tpollauf
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: bisontuba’s ‘05 Vibe AWD
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: bisontuba’s ‘05 Vibe AWD

Looks clean! Even after a rainstorm :D That's one advantage to silver cars!
by tpollauf
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Did I catch the last dodo?
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Did I catch the last dodo?

No sunroof & very dark tint! You in a southern state I presume? Update profile for us ;)
by tpollauf
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Introduction

Welcome to GenVibe .... you Canuck :lol: I was just through your area last week on my way to Pembroke (right on the Ottawa river) picking up a rare Canadian marketed jet ski for us to use down here on Lake Erie in Ohio! Anyways has this vibe been treated for rust protection? Krown or RustChek? It se...
by tpollauf
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: New improved serpentine belt tensioner
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: New improved serpentine belt tensioner

Nice find ... and a great price. Won't need one for awhile BUT when I start working on my project 2003 Vibe GT this fall, I'll keep this in mind if I need a new one. Thanks for sharing. Another reason this site is awesome ! ;)
by tpollauf
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: new 2004 vibe owner
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: new 2004 vibe owner

Welcome to GenVibe :D From an HHR to a Vibe ..... enjoy the improved BETTER visibility! 2004 did not offer satellite radio and not sure if there's a feasible option to use with the stock radio. Same with aux port, not sure there. I have no experience with lens polishing as my vibe is garaged and sti...
by tpollauf
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Did I catch the last dodo?
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Did I catch the last dodo?

Welcome to GenVibe Biggles :D Yes you have a very rare Vibe indeed. Even rarer if it is a 5-speed manual tranny! Almost bought one down in Asheville NC but would have lost $$$ refunds which were only available on 2009 models, so I stuck with the next best color SRM (sport red metallic). There is one...
by tpollauf
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New owner of 2004 Vibe
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: New owner of 2004 Vibe

Welcome to GeVibe Jo. From a neighboring Ohioan ;) I did the same thing for my son SEVEN years ago (but he paid half!) and he's still driving it today with ZERO maintenance issues!
by tpollauf
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Just picked up an 06
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Just picked up an 06

Welcome to GenVibe JJ ;) Despite the extra work you endured cleaning up this Vibe, you got it for an excellent price. It will not let you down. Post pics and location when you get around to it!
by tpollauf
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2009 Vibe - Driver seat drifting
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: 2009 Vibe - Driver seat drifting

Glen. I too have this issue with one of our 2009 Vibe GT's . It seems that the hydraulics that hold the seat up in the highest position (that's where mine is always, due to me being a short 5'-7" tall)leaks down, so I have to "pump it up" (no Hanz & Franz here :lol: ) usually ever...
by tpollauf
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: anyone have photos of the weathertech floor mats installed?
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: anyone have photos of the weathertech floor mats installed?

Wow ... those look good. May have to get a set for the 04 Fusion GT before winter ;)
by tpollauf
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1040

Re: GenVibe Meet 2018

About 18 Vibers ... but not all GenVibers :cry: https://www.silveradosierra.com/gallery/image.php?album_id=84958&image_id=380128 https://www.silveradosierra.com/gallery/image.php?album_id=84958&image_id=380130 https://www.silveradosierra.com/gallery/image.php?album_id=84958&image_id=3801...
by tpollauf
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: 2010 2.4L 5-Speed Automatic, 110k aiming for 210k, What Do?
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: 2010 2.4L 5-Speed Automatic, 110k aiming for 210k, What Do?

Welcome to GenVibe hotdogg :D For starters, fill out your location profile so we have a general idea where you're at! The climate that your Vibe is driven will make a huge difference in how & what you do to it next to assure another 100, 200, 300K miles! By now there should be several 09-10 Vibe...
by tpollauf
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Looking at buying a Pontiac Vibe
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Looking at buying a Pontiac Vibe

Welcome to GenVibe :D . The horror stories you hear/read are few and far between. We own two of the 2009 Vibe GT's and one burns oil slightly (1 quart per 2000 miles) and the other does not at all! Next to nothing as far as maintenance, easy to work on, and sporty for a hatchback.
by tpollauf
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1040

Re: GenVibe Meet 2018

Ack... cobwebs. I really need to visit here more often.... Ya think !!!!!! Facebook is making you "brain dead"! That's one of the many side effects of Facebook, thus I will not be a part of it. Tim, you have my cell number. If you don't, let me know. We can stay in touch that way. Yep got...
by tpollauf
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Hitch mounting issues
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Hitch mounting issues

Welcome to GenViber Miles ;) I'd say you'll be fine with three good bolts seeing how you'll have minimal weight on it. As a precaution, check it after each use to verify that there wasn't any additional stress on the one good bolt. I think you'll be OK
by tpollauf
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Sirus XM Offer
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Sirus XM Offer

Yep; those of us Vibe owners who took a huge risk in '09 by buying a lifetime plan, I'm one of them also :o Bought our first sirius radio somewhere back in 2005 and immediately paid the lifetime subscription. Back then I think it was $299 (no royalty fees) and it was a gamble as they were still new...
by tpollauf
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1040

Re: GenVibe Meet 2018

zbyers wrote:Tim... Here's the list of Facebook peeps that said yes and maybe. Totally envious (irony?) of your Fusion!


Wow .... That Facebook stuff is worse than weeds growing! :o Don't recognize hardly anybody there. Guess I'll be in the minority BUT I'll still be there. Thanks Zach ;)
by tpollauf
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: A 2005 gets its second owner
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: A 2005 gets its second owner

Like Carrie said, and coming from another "multiple Vibe owner" it's great to hear stories like this. I have a 14 year old niece eying up my 2003 Black Vibe GT project car for when she becomes a driver in two more years. Yeah it may just take me that long before I get it in the shop and pe...
by tpollauf
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1040

Re: GenVibe Meet 2018

Nick. We're approaching this meet within the next three weeks. How does attendance look? Like in the past, try to post a list of who will be there. I'll be driving my recent acquisition the 2004 Orange Vibe GT for all to check out. Maybe the wife can drive the 2009 Vibe Gt too! Give Facebook a break...
by tpollauf
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Genvibe server downtime?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Genvibe server downtime?

I've had days where a single click would do nothing. Hit it a second time and then it would load. Never happened in the past but recently probably in the past month or two. I simply attributed this delay to my cable internet supplier BUT maybe it's something else?
by tpollauf
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB 2009 Pontioac Vibe hitch
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: WTB 2009 Pontioac Vibe hitch

Check out this posting a few years ago .... viewtopic.php?f=11&t=46116&p=519221&hilit=trailer+hitch#p519221

You'll likely need to tap & clean out the threads so the installation goes smooth! Let us know how it goes!
by tpollauf
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Another newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Another newbie

Welcome to GenVibe Jerry! As the legal owner of Four Vibe Gt's (2-2009, 1- 2003, 1-2004) I'd say you won't regret this purchase. Hopefully you have the resources, space, tooling, to restore this Vibe back to good health. Post pics on all your progress and update your profile so we kind of know where...
by tpollauf
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Down to Two
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Down to Two

vibenvy wrote:You got a third one Tim?!


Yep. Couldn't resist the offer and the timing was perfect. Orange 2004 Vibe GT, only 125k miles. Florida car ZERO rust! Had union conferences in Orlando during February so flew down one way and drove the Vibe back. You can see it in person at our GV meet June 30th!
by tpollauf
Wed May 30, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Need help 2009 Pontiac vibe gt fuel system
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Need help 2009 Pontiac vibe gt fuel system

Sorry we haven't been able to help you yet, hope the car's not still dead. If it is, try sending a private message to tpollauf He has an 09 factory service manual and might be able to help figure out where that relay is. I'm here to help. Give me a couple days though. Got slammed with A/C service c...
by tpollauf
Sun May 27, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Road trip
Replies: 14
Views: 321

Re: Road trip

No problem. I've done 2600 miles trips several times. Keep a cooler with ice and your favorite beverage on the passenger seat. X2 ;) Three trips to Florida & back over the past six years. Loved every minute of it. The Sirius radio is a MUST when traveling very long distances and really made the...
by tpollauf
Thu May 24, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Who here has a Vibe factory service manual?
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Who here has a Vibe factory service manual?

2009-10 here. Not impressed with this set at all. Lots of errors. Apparently they forgot to replace some of the first gen information and it gets confusing when you go to a particular topic only to find out "it doesn't look like that" or "I don't have a thingamagig like that". ht...
by tpollauf
Mon May 21, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Down to Two
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Down to Two

Also I am the only person in my family that knows how to drive a manual shift. That's even MORE of a reason to keep it !!! With you being the only one able to drive it, NOBODY will mess with it and alter settings, change radio stations/volume levels, seating positions, trash left behind, etc... On ...
by tpollauf
Sun May 20, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cool article on the Vibe
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Cool article on the Vibe

Whoooaaa... There I am standing next to Nick !!! This was the Kentucky meet last summer. Nice article. You just never know where your mugshot will end up these days :o
by tpollauf
Sun May 13, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Owner Of a 2005 Vibe Base
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: New Owner Of a 2005 Vibe Base

Welcome to GenVibe Sarge ;) As a neighbor just to your south, how's your Vibe look as far as corrosion and all the winter driving on Michigan roads? You don't see many rusty Vibes out there at all so I think they did a good job preserving the metals when being built. Hope you can make the Vibe meet ...
by tpollauf
Sat May 12, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Mark's Stealth: We Can Rebuild!
Replies: 64
Views: 3150

Re: Mark's Stealth: We Can Rebuild!

Stealth before being rebuilt :cry:

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by tpollauf
Thu May 10, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: new member up north
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: new member up north

Welcome to GenVibe. Looks like the best $1200 you ever spent ! ;) Oh and the best color too :D
by tpollauf
Thu May 10, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Mark's Stealth: We Can Rebuild!
Replies: 64
Views: 3150

Re: Mark's Stealth: We Can Rebuild!

Stealth all done !!! :P

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by tpollauf
Thu May 10, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Mark's Stealth: We Can Rebuild!
Replies: 64
Views: 3150

Re: Mark's Stealth: We Can Rebuild!

Progress so far :P

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by tpollauf
Sat May 05, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 871
Views: 122246

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Ok. A legitimate post pertaining to the topic this time. Our son's Blue 2009 Vibe Gt just turned over 100k miles last week. This is the first car in several decades where we've had one turn over. He beats the crap out of it and it takes it and says "give me more" :lol: Rarely gets a bath, ...
by tpollauf
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: tfotos77 '03 Vibe Base Manual Trans
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: tfotos77 '03 Vibe Base Manual Trans

Very nice !!!! Welcome to GenVibe .. FINALLY :D The color looks very sharp! Did you replace the failed 5-speed manual with an identical 5-speed manual? With 120k miles and then some on the newer tranny has everything been ok? Keep this baby rolling for several more years and YES it will be a great c...
by tpollauf
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3525
Views: 326129

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

I'm tempted to change the oil - it was last done back in August but I'm only 2600 mi into this OCI so I guess I'll hold off for a little while. What's the rush :lol: My vibe has only had three oil changes in it's 9 year life so far (still sitting at 25k miles) :o Got yelled at by the oil analysis p...
by tpollauf
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Mark's Stealth: We Can Rebuild!
Replies: 64
Views: 3150

Re: Mark's Stealth: We Can Rebuild!

From the page source it looks like you saved it to a different site? Correct! I saved your image to my hard drive. Then uploaded that photo to a third party site (cardomain, photobucket, etc...) and then copy/pasted the image FROM THEIR SITE into the GenVibe "img" tab. I used to use cardo...
by tpollauf
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Mark's Stealth: We Can Rebuild!
Replies: 64
Views: 3150

Re: Mark's Stealth: We Can Rebuild!

Hey Mark .... How does this look ???

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Nice work again. Keep rebuilding her over & over & over :D
by tpollauf
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hello from Rocklin Ca
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Hello from Rocklin Ca

Welcome to GenVibe. Looking forward to pics of this ride of yours. Visit often here :D
by tpollauf
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Matrixowners down?
Replies: 36
Views: 7495

Re: Matrixowners down?

That really S U C K S ! I'd visit their site from time to time on issues that pertained to both the Vibe/Matrix line. And to think they still made Matrix's in Canada for several more years after Vibe production stopped.
by tpollauf
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB : Front tag bracket '07
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: WTB : Front tag bracket '07

I take it that they are VERY strict in the state of Maryland when it comes to having the front plate displayed. Ohio is "so-so" and seeing how I'm right on the Ohio/Michigan border, they don't even bother verifying which state a vehicle is from. Michigan does NOT require front plates, and ...
by tpollauf
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Mark's Stealth: We Can Rebuild!
Replies: 64
Views: 3150

Re: Mark's Stealth: We Can Rebuild!

Mark wrote:I might buy this one and then fix mine to keep as a "spare".


I really like that idea ;) As long as you have somewhere to park it 8-)
by tpollauf
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How to Remove the Spare?
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: How to Remove the Spare?

Houston ... the king of LOW mileage :D There's a good chance that you have a "chemical bond" thing going on. That is where the rubber material (tire) is "fused" to the metal base pan where the tire sits in the well. This is common with dissimilar materials, especially after sitti...
by tpollauf
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2009 2.4 oil usage
Replies: 11
Views: 603

Re: 2009 2.4 oil usage

Great news Bob. The oil consumption issue on the 2.4L engines is not as big of a deal as it may look like. Some burn it BUT at a very low rate where it doesn't do any damage to engine or components. One on mine is super clean and burns ZERO oil and the other is more like a work truck and burns a qua...

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