First gen Vibes had leather as an option starting in 2005. Some however did replace the seat covers.Jacobmartin7 wrote:I have a question. I have seen vibes with leather seats in them, did they make that an option from the factory or are people just putting seat covers over them?
The 1ZZ-FE has 10:1 compression.KITT222 wrote: 1ZZ-FE
Bore = 79 mm
Stroke = 91.5 mm
Horse Power = 130 HP (120hp in Vibe AWD due to exhaust routing)
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
SFI Fuel Injection
The GT (and the AWD) didn't sell as well as the base FWD, so they stopped production in 2006: the 1st gen GT was available with manual transmission only and the 1st gen AWD was slightly under powered with the 1ZZ engine. Both returned in 2009 having addressed the reasons for slow sales. The 2nd gen GT got an A/T and the AWD got the 2.4l engine.JSizzle wrote:Good info. I didn't realize the GT trim wasn't available continuously throughout production. Wonder why there was a 2 year gap in 2007/8?
That, I'm not sure. Mom's 05 AWD w/ side airbags has the oh (removed) handles on the driver and passenger side up front... The rest of our fleet does not. However, I haven't checked the recent 05 AWD we picked up.lavaman wrote: ↑Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:08 pmI've noticed another small detail, our 04 has a threaded screw-in gas cap. My 05 has a twist & click cap, but then when my wife bought her 05, I noticed it has the threaded cap like the 04......early 05 maybe? I also removed 2 grab handles from the parts car & cut the holes in the headliners & installed them above the driver door of each of our cars (the threaded holes are already there) but when she bought the second 05,(which is an awd with side airbags) we found it already had the fourth grab handle. So is this a awd thing, or a side airbag thing?