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by enfield577
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Latest Recall - March 2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3982

Re: Latest Recall - March 2017

I finally got the passenger air bag recall done, but only because I am giving my Vibe to my daughter. I got lucky, perhaps – they didn’t screw anything up. Except for a few small smudges that came right off, I wouldn’t have known that they did any such work. Everything fit back right and everything ...
by enfield577
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Enfield577 - 2009 Vibe GT
Replies: 52
Views: 14311

Re: Enfield577 - 2009 Vibe GT

I'm so happy to see an update from you Geoff! I was afraid you'd say you had gotten rid of the Vibe. Also, glad to see all your pictures are back! Thanks, Carrie! Nope, I can't bear to part with my Vibe yet, although I don't really drive it much anymore. I just replaced the 8.5 year old battery - i...
by enfield577
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Enfield577 - 2009 Vibe GT
Replies: 52
Views: 14311

Re: Enfield577 - 2009 Vibe GT

Thanks, Tim! Yeah, I asked them about that 2/Z after I got the stickers. They said it was a Z. Whatever. Like you said, you have to look real close to tell.
;)
by enfield577
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Enfield577 - 2009 Vibe GT
Replies: 52
Views: 14311

Re: Enfield577 - 2009 Vibe GT

Since Photobucket came back up, here are some more mods since my last post. Red anodized aluminum 10mm acorn nuts for the engine cover http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx167/enfield577/Vibe/Vibe%20Garage%20update%202/anodizednuts10mm_zpsgr55w20f.jpg http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx167/enfiel...
by enfield577
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Pre Vibe were you a Toyota or GM person? (Or neither?)
Replies: 37
Views: 2254

Re: Pre Vibe were you a Toyota or GM person? (Or neither?)

GM - 6 Chevies and 3 Pontiacs (plus 1 VW, and 1 Ford ... gag me, it was a big mistake).

Toyota now, though - 2 RAV4s (bought the first one because of the Vibe, and the second one because of the first).
by enfield577
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1477

Re: GenVibe Meet 2018

Gee, Tim, did you have the only '09 red GT? I remember the time there were three of us, plus Michelle's '09 red base. Thanks for the pics ... looks like it was definitely better than last year. Sorry to miss you all, I have no vacation time this summer, but hope to make next year.
Geoff
by enfield577
Thu May 03, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The vibe still exists in Japan :(
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: The vibe still exists in Japan :(

Been driving a RAV4 since 2012. I don't like the 2019 style, so I think a 2018 may be in my future real soon.
Don't know what this will mean for my Vibe.
:?
by enfield577
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Latest Recall - March 2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3982

Re: Latest Recall - March 2017

Let us know all about how it goes, Carrie. I got my Parts Avail letter too, but don't intend to schedule any repair... yet. I actually only occasionally drive my Vibe these days :cry: and very rarely in the winter, and when I do drive it, only very rarely do I have a passenger. So, since I've skippe...
by enfield577
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: This is why you don't look for past cars....
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: This is why you don't look for past cars....

Carrie, that's WONDERFUL news!!! Biggest congrats!!! How 'bout a pic with the Sunfire and the Vibe? A few years ago I spent hours on the internet trying to find what became of my '80 Z28, but never could trace the VIN. I guess it was too long ago or something. Chevy dealer told me they couldn't trac...
by enfield577
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Eclipse Gatherings Aug 21st
Replies: 8
Views: 1174

Re: Eclipse Gatherings Aug 21st

Hope everyone who travelled got to see totality! I made hotel reservations over a year ago, near Land Between the Lakes, KY. No traffic trouble going there, or on the day, but had to drive way out in the boonies on the way back to avoid the traffic jams on major roads. Only took 5 hours to get home,...
by enfield577
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Length of flat platform on 2009 Vibe
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: Length of flat platform on 2009 Vibe

Unless you're short, I think it would be pretty tight. Front-rear length of the platform flat is 57 inches. You could get up to maybe 64-65 inches by lying diagonal. You can get more by letting the front seats all the way forward - maybe up to 74 inches, but that gives empty space between the platfo...
by enfield577
Mon May 29, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3626

Re: GenVibe Meet 2017

Maybe someone can post some sort of schedule/location(s) ... I hope. I can only be there on Sat. morning, and I don't want to miss you all.
vibenvy wrote:Unfortunately, my parents and I won't be able to make it to Louisville afterall :cry:.
AARRGGHH! :cry:
by enfield577
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Toyota may kill the Matrix
Replies: 119
Views: 26253

Re: Toyota may kill the Matrix

The iM is really beautiful ... I saw one in "Electric Storm Blue" in the dealer showroom the other day. But alas, it's not for me. 1.8 liter only, no leather option, no sunroof ... I won't be buying one.
by enfield577
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: US - Southeast
Topic: Meet your fellow Kentuckians
Replies: 11
Views: 3967

Re: Meet your fellow Kentuckians

I have seen another car like mine 2-3 times on post, so there are at least two. Mine has window tinting; I don't think the other one does.
But I haven't seen yours yet. :D
Will you be at the meet in Louisville in June?
by enfield577
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3626

Re: GenVibe Meet 2017

Just FYI, it is possible to get onto Fort Knox to visit the Patton Museum, but it can be time-consuming. Visitors have to go to the main gate (Chaffee Gate at Bullion Blvd, off US 31-W), and go to the visitor center before you get to the gate. Then go inside and present some sort of government ID (s...
by enfield577
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3626

Re: GenVibe Meet 2017

AFAIK, the only car-related museum in the Louisville area is about 45 minutes south of the hotel. It's very popular locally.

http://www.swopemuseum.com/
by enfield577
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Latest Recall - March 2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3982

Re: Latest Recall - March 2017

I got my recall notice today as well.

Haven't decided how I will handle this, since I haven't had any of the other recalls done except the first accelerator pedal recall (the wedge). Because I DON'T want the pedal replacement recall done.

But the airbag inflator is serious. Hmmmm
by enfield577
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Fastest you've gone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1942

Re: Fastest you've gone?

199kph (ca. 124mph) on the German autobahn in '09 Vibe GT with K&N Typhoon intake. That 199kph was on the GPS - the speedometer showed about 128mph, but it's too high. That was apparently the top speed, because although it had room on the tach, it wouldn't go any faster. 130mph in a VW Jetta 1.8 tur...
by enfield577
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3626

Re: GenVibe Meet 2017

Just speaking for myself, I would rather spend the time on Saturday meeting with my fellow Vibe owners and seeing a bunch of Vibes together, rather than going to some museum(s) in Louisville. If you all would like, I could try to find some place to meet, like a park or something, although I have to ...
by enfield577
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: CEL, VSC lights on with four code faults
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: CEL, VSC lights on with four code faults

This morning, about a half mile from the house, my CEL, TCS lamp, and VSC lamp came on simultaneously - the TCS lamp was flashing. I stopped and shut the engine off and restarted, but same lamps. I turned around and drove home and got the other car. When I got home from work I checked the lamps - st...
by enfield577
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3626

Re: GenVibe Meet 2017

Wee!

I better be there ... that's less than an hour from my house. :D :D :D

I won't be able to attend on Sunday, but I'll do the rest.

See y'all there!
by enfield577
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Random acts of Vibe love
Replies: 612
Views: 91031

Re: Random acts of Vibe love

Thanks, Tim! I look forward to visiting with all at a meet sometime soon.
Geoff
by enfield577
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Random acts of Vibe love
Replies: 612
Views: 91031

Re: Random acts of Vibe love

Seems like forever since I posted here ...
Both at Fort Knox today ...
Happy Veterans Day!
by enfield577
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: US - Southeast
Topic: Meet your fellow Kentuckians
Replies: 11
Views: 3967

Re: Meet your fellow Kentuckians

PonchoGT wrote:Hello. I live and work at Fort Knox.
Howdy! I work at Knox as well. Live in Hardin County. Maybe we will see each other's cars sometime.
by enfield577
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: US - Southeast
Topic: Kentucky Vibes
Replies: 4
Views: 4517

Re: Kentucky Vibes

I'm a little late posting here ... my Kentucky Vibe has been in Germany for the past 5 years and just recently returned to Hardin County.

Have you all ever gotten together?
by enfield577
Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2009 Vibe automatic door locks no longer working ...
Replies: 13
Views: 1417

Re: 2009 Vibe automatic door locks no longer working ...

So, jolt, I want to be sure - you're saying that you used Toyota Techstream to communicate with your Vibe and make changes? I have used the same ebay Techstream on my RAV4 and it worked fine, but I was leery to try it on the Vibe (not wanting to somehow mess up an ECU!). So that's good news that Tec...
by enfield577
Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: My midlife crisis Vibe: 2009 GT. A few questions...
Replies: 15
Views: 2771

Re: My midlife crisis Vibe: 2009 GT. A few questions...

I agree with Carrie - 35% on the window tinting, and find a good place to do it. I had to remove the tinting on my front windows when I had the car in Germany, so I wanted to replace it when I got home. I didn't want to have one of the local "Billy Bob" places do it, so I looked at Angie's List and ...
by enfield577
Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Is the 2009 2.4L FWD GT Reliable?
Replies: 13
Views: 1346

Re: Is the 2009 2.4L FWD GT Reliable?

I was gonna jump in and say - heck yeah, buy it NOW - but you did. :D So I will say - congrats! It looks great!

For hard-to-find parts at pretty good prices, you might also try http://www.xpressgmparts.com. I'm lucky - I live about 10 minutes away from them, so I don't have to pay postage.
by enfield577
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: 2nd Gen GT Spoiler
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: 2nd Gen GT Spoiler

I was fixing to post a thread, asking if anyone else's 09-10 GT spoiler was loose, then I saw this. :D

At 56K miles, I have been noticing recently that my spoiler moves a little bit, up and down, that I had not noticed before. So I'll be tightening those nuts ...
by enfield577
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Do 09 Matrix heated mirrors fit 09 Vibe?
Replies: 11
Views: 1580

Re: Do 09 Matrix heated mirrors fit 09 Vibe?

Yes, the whole door assembly of the 2nd Gen (09-10 Vibes and 09-13 Matrix) are interchangeable within the two cars. Does that mean that I can use Matrix parts to replace my door liners (front and rear) where the paint flaked off on the upper surfaces? ^ If that's the case, I will definitely be doin...
by enfield577
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 48654

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

Yep, Ansbach it is. Before that, I was in Schweinfurt for 7 years, and before that, Kirch-Goens for 3 years. Coming back to the States for good in July!
by enfield577
Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 48654

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

Thought someone would jump on this one ... so here it is, in the car wash.
carwash.jpg
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Next challenge -- Take a pic of your Vibe with live farm animals - horse, cow, sheep, goat, whatever. (It doesn't have to be snowing in the pic. :D
vibehorses.jpg
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Geoff
by enfield577
Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Random acts of Vibe love
Replies: 612
Views: 91031

Re: Random acts of Vibe love

Hi all! It's been ages since I saw another Vibe over here ... so today I saw another just like mine. :) On a typical German cold, wet winter day. Hope everyone has a great holiday season! Geoff Hi there Geoff. What are the odds of finding and identical vibe to yours CLEAR on the other side of the w...
by enfield577
Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Cars we keep forever
Replies: 11
Views: 3621

Re: Cars we keep forever

ImUrOBGYN wrote:Cool. Thanks for the link. We own two of the cars on that list. :)
Us too ... the other one is a RAV4. Great article!
by enfield577
Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Random acts of Vibe love
Replies: 612
Views: 91031

Re: Random acts of Vibe love

Hi all!

It's been ages since I saw another Vibe over here ... so today I saw another just like mine. :) On a typical German cold, wet winter day.

Hope everyone has a great holiday season!

Geoff
by enfield577
Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: new gen vibe member with an interstate driving question
Replies: 24
Views: 1682

Re: new gen vibe member with an interstate driving question

I can confirm that an '09 GT automatic will run all day long on the German Autobahn at 100mph. :D At that speed, fuel consumption IS a problem. Normally I drive around 130-140kph. The Vibe likes that speed. (140kph = 87mph) I guess the governor is set at 200kph, because I have not been able to get ...
by enfield577
Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:56 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: new gen vibe member with an interstate driving question
Replies: 24
Views: 1682

Re: new gen vibe member with an interstate driving question

I can confirm that an '09 GT automatic will run all day long on the German Autobahn at 100mph. :D At that speed, fuel consumption IS a problem. Normally I drive around 130-140kph. The Vibe likes that speed. (140kph = 87mph) I guess the governor is set at 200kph, because I have not been able to get m...
by enfield577
Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Car Bra for 2009/2010 Vibe (GT)...
Replies: 10
Views: 829

Re: Car Bra for 2009/2010 Vibe (GT)...

Cars and paint finishes differ, of course, but I had a bra on my '80 Z28, and leaving it on there after rain did definitely cause the paint to haze. I finally just left the thing on there all the time, because it looked better with it on than off. I don't remember what brand of bra it was, but it wa...
by enfield577
Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:41 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 09/10 Vibe GT
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Re: 09/10 Vibe GT

09Viberator wrote:lots of different red GT's for sale around here... i think one was $18,000 but it had like 60,000 mi.... way too expensive
WAAAY too expensive! That's what I paid for my '09 GT in Jan. 2010, with only 8800 miles!
by enfield577
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 19024

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

I wish I could say "count me in!" It's 6 hours from home, but a leetle bit too far from Germany. ;)

Have fun, everyone!
by enfield577
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 48654

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

Xtra credit! It's all yours!
by enfield577
Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 48654

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

OK, here's the new challenge. Get a pic of your Vibe parked close to a tall tower - TV, radio, cell, smokestack, etc.

Image
by enfield577
Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 48654

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

OK, give me a couple days ... I have a pic in mind, but I don't think I can get it until Monday.
by enfield577
Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 48654

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

How about a Citroën C1 or a Toyota Aygo ... I don't know if the Citroën looks like a jelly bean, but the I think the Aygo looks like a little frog or something. http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx167/enfield577/Vibe/IMG_3514_zpsff6c1d80.jpg http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx167/enfield577/Vib...
by enfield577
Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 48654

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

Glad someone finally got my challenge! That's great, Blueridge9, just the sort of place I was looking for. There are a gazillion Smarts and Chevy Sparks around here - maybe I can park beside one on the way home. ZVibe that is a fun pic of all those cars the same color and two Vibes headed opposite w...
by enfield577
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Interior plastic paint peeling? 09-10
Replies: 63
Views: 9216

Re: Interior plastic paint peeling? 09-10

Hi Carrie, What you described is exactly how mine started. It's so bad now, that I'm going have to shell out the $$$ to get it fixed (my car is way out of warranty ... was already out of warranty when I first noticed this). On my front passenger door, I now have 4 or 5 large spots, a couple of which...
by enfield577
Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 48654

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

Yep, "any car you own or are riding in" ... But I'd like to keep it to actual national leaders ... nice to get their adult residence, but a childhood residence will do as well.
by enfield577
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 48654

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

OK, here is my challenge ... it may take awhile, but I think there are several places where this could happen. Take a photo of your ride in the driveway (or otherwise parked nearby, in view) of a national leader's residence. It can be a monarch, president, chancellor, dictator, whatever - any offici...
by enfield577
Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 48654

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

So sorry to hear about your grandparents, Camogirl! Not sure this one counts ... probably not quite what you're looking for. I have no personal connection, but the story is - this roadside memorial marks where a German soldier named Konrad Treiber was killed at the end of World War 2, and buried whe...
by enfield577
Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:08 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: TOYOTA SETTLEMENT $$$$
Replies: 5
Views: 1424

Re: TOYOTA SETTLEMENT $$$$

I would take their cash payment, but I don't want their brake override system. My car will never have this problem because: (1) the problem is drivers who can't drive, not the cars, (2) my OEM floor mat is always on the hooks, (3) if it did happen, I know how to shift into neutral and slow/stop the ...