RIP '06 Neptune

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RIP '06 Neptune

Post by bull77 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:59 am

Sad to post that our vibe is gone to the junk yard after being rear ended and then slammed into a SUV. This was our first car and we're pretty upset that it's gone.

350,000kms on it and still driving like new!! Not sure what our car plans are, but a newer Vibe is not out of the question. :) I found a '09 GT with 177kms for 7k that I might take a look at.

Finally, thanks to everyone on the forum for all the help over the years. TBH I've learned most of my "mechanic" skills and knowledge from this Vibe site.
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Re: RIP '06 Neptune

Post by tpollauf » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:51 pm

Sad to see what happened to you & the Vibe. Hopefully no one was hurt and you get a fair compensation $$$ that you can put towards a newer Vibe. I second the motion (idea/suggestion) to get the 2009 Vibe Gt you are considering. It will be a bit quicker (2.4l vs 1.8l) but not have the hatch glass open. Mileage may suffer very slightly. Did you have your Vibe RustCheck or Krown applied annually? That seems to be a big thing up there in Canada and curious how much of a difference it makes once a vehicle is 10+ years old. Keep us posted here as to what you end up getting. ;)
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Re: RIP '06 Neptune

Post by Bookworm » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:43 pm

I'm sorry to hear about the car being destroyed. If it's allowable, you might want to look in the southern US for vibes without salt damage as well.

Good luck in your future endeavors, and maybe you'll be back :)

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Re: RIP '06 Neptune

Post by bull77 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:45 am

Thanks - narrowing the search down to:

2015-2018 Civic Hatchback
2017+ Kia Forte5 SX
2018 Kia Soul EV
2015+ . Mazda CX-3
2009-2010 Vibe (prefer GT)

Vibe GTs are hard to find and looking south of the border will end up costing too much with import fees.

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Re: RIP '06 Neptune

Post by Bookworm » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:51 pm

bull77 wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:45 am
Thanks - narrowing the search down to:

2015-2018 Civic Hatchback
2017+ Kia Forte5 SX
2018 Kia Soul EV
2015+ . Mazda CX-3
2009-2010 Vibe (prefer GT)

Vibe GTs are hard to find and looking south of the border will end up costing too much with import fees.
Add Matrix to that. You might find a good deal.

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Re: RIP '06 Neptune

Post by Michael2009Vibe » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:36 am

Very sad.....

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Re: RIP '06 Neptune

Post by zbyers » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:02 am

If you're on the Facebook page, there are quite a few other Canadian members who might be able to help you in your search. In fact, I just got done hanging out with 7-8 of them over the weekend here in PA.

Wouldn't the current exchange rate be beneficial to importation? You'd be spending about 1/3 less on the vehicle, so that could help with the importation. What additional fees are incurred during import? Since it is a vehicle that was also sold in Canada, I wouldn't suspect anything more than the typical duties/taxes you'd pay for the value of the vehicle anyways.
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Re: RIP '06 Neptune

Post by bull77 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:15 pm

Thanks for the info -- I checked Vibes in the US near me and the price and mileage are too high compared to Ontario:

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sal ... stRecord=0

I'm looking at two vibes now:
2010 Base with 70,000kms (44k miles) --> $9000 CAD
2009 GT with 177000kms (110k miles) --> $5500 CAD

Should the high mileage on the GT be concerning? It's half of what my other vibe had and it still had lots of life left in it :lol:

How thirsty is the GT compared to the 1.8? The newer models compared to the older gen?

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Re: RIP '06 Neptune

Post by zbyers » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:33 am

bull77 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:15 pm

I'm looking at two vibes now:
2010 Base with 70,000kms (44k miles) --> $9000 CAD
2009 GT with 177000kms (110k miles) --> $5500 CAD

Should the high mileage on the GT be concerning? It's half of what my other vibe had and it still had lots of life left in it :lol:

How thirsty is the GT compared to the 1.8? The newer models compared to the older gen?
The downfall of the 09 GT is that the 2.4L engines burn oil. It may not now, but it will eventually. Outside of that, the extra pep it provides is nice. You'd probably be looking at around 27-28mpg on it vs. closer to 30+ on the base 1.8L.
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Re: RIP '06 Neptune

Post by Bookworm » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:50 pm

If you want less worry on the engine and have the rear glass open, then you'd have to go back to an '08. My '07 was bought with 135,000 miles (217 kilometers) for $4026 US after TTL, three years ago. No real troubles since then; replaced plugs, fluids, and looking at brakes and starter now. As long as you're under 150,000 miles (241,000 kilometers), you'll get a LOT of running out of the car. If you get an 07 or 08, you could even use parts from the old vehicle, if you have access to it.

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