vibrologist: Sure, I am aware of the potential risk of buying the 1st year of a new model, but my 2004 Vibe was just the 2nd year of a brand new model and fortunately it turned out to be a great car. In any case my original post said I was thinking about buying a new car and maybe the Cruze; I'm certainly willing to take a look. I think Subaru makes good cars that are worth a look as well. When I bought my Pontiac, and the one before that (a Grand Prix), and the one before that (a Grand Am) reliability was not the key motivator for me, I just liked what the brand had to offer. It's a shame the brand is gone.
My Vibe: 2004 Base, Fusion Orange, Mono, ABS, Power.16" Alloys, Factory Alarm, Side Air Bags. Cargo Box