How many miles on your Vibes?

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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by zbyers » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:30 am

GoofyGamer wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:57 am
Hi y'all. This is my first post on this forum. I have a 2006 Vibe and this morning when I got to work it's showing 211,125 miles. We bought the car with 33,000 miles and we're the second owners. And we haven't had any major repairs. The only thing it needs is a new paint job and new radio so I connect via Bluetooth or USB.
Welcome to the party. Feel free to make an introductory post and include some pictures of your ride. Glad to hear the car has been trouble free!
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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by cptnsolo77 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:11 am

350kVibe wrote:
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370k and counting! :D
WOW :shock: :lol: I Think you might have the highest mileage in the board.
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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by Claychamp96 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:38 am

New to the group. I've got about 142,000 on my 09 base model. Only have had it since November.

Any suggestions on seat covers for the rear bench that will actually fit.
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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by zbyers » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:10 am

Claychamp96 wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:38 am
New to the group. I've got about 142,000 on my 09 base model. Only have had it since November.

Any suggestions on seat covers for the rear bench that will actually fit.
welcome to the best forum on the internet! feel free to make a separate introductory post and show us some pictures of your ride.

As for your bench seat inquiry, i don't know of any good covers to fit it. with the seat folding 60/40, you're search is narrow as it is, let alone one that fits nicely. I believe Weathertech and CoverKing are some of the better rated ones out there.
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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by Claychamp96 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:32 am

This is my 2009 base model 1.8L automatic FWD. It has about 142,000 on it and is my every day car.

Has rage rims on it. That where added prior to me getting it.

I hooked in the roof rack on top along with the two 4" LED light bars. The lights where wired through the XM radio antenna which I had no use for anymore.

Next upgrades are new 17" tired when the current ones run out. Also planning on upgrading the exhaust and trying to boost air intake.
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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by tpollauf » Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:57 pm

Welcome to GenVibe. Those wheels don't look that bad BUT the extra unused mounting holes gotta go :o Maybe if you're in a northern climate you could keep these as a designated winter set, then get your new 17" tires for summer. Which leads me up to .... Hmmmm ... where exactly are you located (update your profile for us)? You got the best color too! I like the silver accent on the rocker panels ;) Get involved here and visit often !
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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by Claychamp96 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:21 pm

tpollauf wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:57 pm
Welcome to GenVibe. Those wheels don't look that bad BUT the extra unused mounting holes gotta go :o Maybe if you're in a northern climate you could keep these as a designated winter set, then get your new 17" tires for summer. Which leads me up to .... Hmmmm ... where exactly are you located (update your profile for us)? You got the best color too! I like the silver accent on the rocker panels ;) Get involved here and visit often !
What kind of rims would you suggest other than the factory ones for the 17".
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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by tpollauf » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:28 pm

Claychamp96 wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:21 pm

What kind of rims would you suggest other than the factory ones for the 17".
I'm no expert on wheels/rims so I'll let others chime in on suggestions. Seeing that you're in Georgia rules out any nasty winter weather (lucky you).
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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by Claychamp96 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:47 pm

tpollauf wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:28 pm
Claychamp96 wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:21 pm

What kind of rims would you suggest other than the factory ones for the 17".
I'm no expert on wheels/rims so I'll let others chime in on suggestions. Seeing that you're in Georgia rules out any nasty winter weather (lucky you).

Yeah I grew up in Pennsylvania, so I know the cruelty of winter. We still have a good bit down here just more ice than snow.
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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by SlammedNiss » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:44 pm

Went to the Phoenix area over Christmas, in what will likely be my last road trip in my '03 Xrs. Turned over 100k just a few hours from home on my way back.
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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by byakuyamon » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:36 pm

Bought an '08 at 43k recently as my first car wooooo! it cost me quite an amount hahaha
But Ive always been a fan and I want it to last a really long time.
Hope that investment pays off! :lol:

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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by Transylvania » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:53 pm

Could we get a fresh update on how many miles your Vibes have? I am particularly interested to see how many are above 300,000 miles.

Anyone with 400,000 or more miles? Year and engine size as well, please.

Mine is a 2010 base automatic, with the 2.4L and has 194,125 miles.

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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by zbyers » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:27 am

Let's try to go in order...
'03 Base- brother is around 280k.
'03 GT (sold)- current owner is around 285k.
'04 Base- sister is around 180k
'04 GT- 102k
'05 AWD (Black)- around 175k
'05 AWD (Neptune)- mom is around 190k.
'07 Base- 203k.

Not sure on what my brother's significant other is at on her '04 AWD.

I know there is a guy on the GV Facebook page who is over 1.5mil KM on his; but he is on his 2nd or 3rd drivetrain in the vehicle now.
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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by Jonnyj » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:40 am

New to these forums.

I just picked up a 2009 with 205,050 miles on it. It runs very well, has a few dings and dents and the interior needs cleaning but the suspension, engine, and transmission were cared for very well. It does need the heat shield either replaced or re fastened along with the front brake pads changed soon, but all in all a solid vehicle. It's the base 1.8L, Automatic with power options. Paid $2,000 for it.

Looking forward to driving this 100,000 more over the next year and a half (I purchased it because I recently changed jobs and between commuting back and forth between work and my home, and my regular day to day driving my new leased Honda already had a years worth of mileage on it within 4 months). I've always been a fan of how these looked (back when i was in university in 2009 I almost purchased it brand new - but thankfully somehow convinced myself not to - too much student debt back then!)

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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by tpollauf » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:57 pm

Welcome to GenVibe. Open up a seperate post and introduce yourself. Post pics of your "new to you" ride! $2000 is a steal so hopefully you got a well maintained Vibe. You'll easily get an additional 100k miles and then some out of it. Terminate the Honda lease and save yourself some $$$
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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by ptv2003 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:31 am

I've got 179,000 on my 2003 Pontiac vibe and 186,000 on my 2006 toyta matrix xr awd.

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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by cptnsolo77 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:00 pm

Started off the year at 260K. Kinda crazy...I have put 220K on this car. These cars are so reliable it ridiculous :lol:
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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by FrankenVibe » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:59 am

242k on my ‘03 Base Manual.

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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by rob12345 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:50 am

I bought my Vibe brand new in 2007
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and currently have 230K on it. Gave it to my son, and he hit a deer with it. Had to replace the whole front end and pull out the frame.

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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by tpollauf » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:51 pm

rob12345 wrote:
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I bought my Vibe brand new in 2007 and currently have 230K on it. Gave it to my son, and he hit a deer with it. Had to replace the whole front end and pull out the frame.
Ouch !!! Very common in my area with Deer hitting us drivers too :o How much did it set you back? Insurance claim?

Oh to stay on topic here, my 2004 Vibe GT, now the daily work driver, is seeing 1000 miles per week. Started this new construction job mid November and should last another couple months at the most. Just turned over 144k miles today. I'm changing the oil every six weeks :shock:
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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by rob12345 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:33 am

Had no collision on it so all my cost. I would guess it cost about $500 to fix. The new front clip piece you see in the pic was the most expensive part at around $200. Put in a new radiator as well and all new front lights and fogs. Used hood from Junk yard. Luckily my father in law was a body man his whole career so he pulled out the frame that was bent in.

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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by Bookworm » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:40 am

tpollauf wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:51 pm

Oh to stay on topic here, my 2004 Vibe GT, now the daily work driver, is seeing 1000 miles per week. Started this new construction job mid November and should last another couple months at the most. Just turned over 144k miles today. I'm changing the oil every six weeks :shock:
Been there, done that. :)

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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by michigander2005 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:13 am

Wife has 2006 with 158000 Miles

Currently in the garage here I'm replacing core support after 4 deer hits in front.
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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by tpollauf » Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:31 pm

Welcome to GenVibe. Maybe replace with a 2003-04 nose instead of what you had. Much more sportier ;)
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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by zbyers » Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:20 am

michigander2005 wrote:
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Wife has 2006 with 158000 Miles

Currently in the garage here I'm replacing core support after 4 deer hits in front.
Welcome to the party. Feel free to start a garage thread of your ride, and document the repair. A tree, a deer, a mailbox, and another car have all hit my wifes car. The core support is a little mingled from the first three, but i have not replaced it yet.
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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by ColonelPanic » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:44 pm

135,939 miles and holding steady. :D

Probably take her out for a spin this weekend.
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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by andrewclaus » Mon May 18, 2020 4:04 am

My wife just drove the Vibe alone from Florida to Colorado, 1800 miles. It's an '07 with 179K miles on it now. Neither of us hesitated about safety and reliability. We got it with 149K miles on it 2.5 years ago. Most of those miles have been highway trips.

It didn't consume more than an ounce or two of oil on the 4200 mile round trip, no leaks anywhere. She didn't track gas mileage on the way home. With gas below $1.70 most of the way, we didn't care much. From what I can tell of the charge receipts, the trip cost about $75 in gas.

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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by 03basevibesalsa » Mon May 18, 2020 9:10 am

Currently showing around 140k km, which is around 84k miles
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