It's 10 model years old already

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vibolista
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It's 10 model years old already

Postby vibolista » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:40 am

Been a while since I've been on GenVibe... really good to see it's still active. Bummed that photobucket decided to have a brain phart. Lots of great pictures are gone. We need to be able to upload pictures directly.

Our 2008 Vibe is still doing really well. Mostly used for SUV (Small Utility Vehicle) lugging and Winter driving duty. Engine and transmission like new, but since we don't take it on trips, the odometer is just moving through the upper 50K range. Mobil 1 oil has to be part of the reason the engine is still going so strong. Body and Paint still excellent, even though this car spends its days and nights outside. I do wax it after Winter is over, sometime during the Summer and then again before Winter weather sets in. Nothing has broken so far. Knocking on wood at the moment.

I found a little rust bubbling under the glass hatch rubber seal at bottom center of hatch. No clue why that developed in there. Will be treating it before it gets worse. Not visible with glass closed and I guess I don't really open that glass hatch enough. Usually only when I clean and wax the painted area covered by the glass hatch. The interior of this car has held up really well. Maine is not known for it's strong sun, although our Summers are now significantly more humid, longer and definitely warmer. The Vibe did spend about 9 months in the western part of Virginia as a loaner for my son. It stayed there Summer through this past March and I worried that it would suffer some UV damage, but it held up fine.

Just bought a new set of snow tires for the dedicated "Winter" wheels. Had the alignment checked and found the rear driver's could not be brought to to alignment spec. Not sure how I'm gonna fix that quite yet. I'm hunting around for suggestions.
'08 Manual, Sun&Sound, 17" Borbet Type CA wheels, 225/50 Summer Tires... 16" OE steel, 215/55 Snow Tires

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Re: It's 10 model years old already

Postby SeattleJeremy » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:27 pm

Congrats, on such a low mileage 10 year old Vibe!
06 Vibe Base - Mono Platinum - Manual

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Re: It's 10 model years old already

Postby vibolista » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:13 pm

SeattleJeremy wrote:Congrats, on such a low mileage 10 year old Vibe!


Thanks. It's been a great trouble free car so far. Carts the kayaks, bikes, supplies and even people once in a while. Does commuter work, mostly in the Winter. The cargo room inside impresses everyone.

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'08 Manual, Sun&Sound, 17" Borbet Type CA wheels, 225/50 Summer Tires... 16" OE steel, 215/55 Snow Tires


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