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TrickiVic
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New Member 2005 Vibe

Post by TrickiVic » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:44 pm

Hello! I have lurked a bit on this forum to see what kind of repairs/issues with my vehicle that need to be addressed and what kind of performance upgrades I could do to the vehicle. So I decided to take the plunge and join.

My mom has had the car for 10 years. I received the car 2 years ago a few days after my birthday as a reward for passing my full driver's licence. It is a 2005 Pontiac Vibe AWD Whistler Blackcomb Edition and only a few hundred were made. It has about 128000km on it.

The day I got it.
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This was last month after getting a car wash
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Re: New Member 2005 Vibe

Post by tpollauf » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:25 am

Welcome to GenVibe Vic :D Canada I assume (update profile for us)? Nice mom AND the fact that you know the entire history of the car. Was this "special edition model" a Canada thing only?
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Post by TrickiVic » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:28 pm

tpollauf wrote:Welcome to GenVibe Vic :D Canada I assume (update profile for us)? Nice mom AND the fact that you know the entire history of the car. Was this "special edition model" a Canada thing only?
Yes I am from Canada. Edmonton, Alberta specifically. From a ex co-worker he said that GM/Chevy has exclusive rights to put the Whistler Blackcomb name on their vehicles and the company had them all shipped to Ontario to be retro fitted for the Whistler area and converted to AWD. He only ever saw 2 in his life so far. Mine and a GMC Jimmy with that Whistler Blackcomb Edition badge on it.

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Re: New Member 2005 Vibe

Post by OccasionalLarry » Tue May 02, 2017 12:16 am

Nice! Do you know if there are any differences between the Blackcomb and a standard?

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Re: New Member 2005 Vibe

Post by ehoff121 » Tue May 02, 2017 7:52 am

Welcome to genvibe, fellow 2005 AWD'er!

Also curious about the special edition- besides the badge, what features does it have?
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Re: New Member 2005 Vibe

Post by vibenvy » Fri May 05, 2017 3:27 am

Welcome to GenVibe! As others have said, I too am curious to hear more about this "special edition" Vibe...!
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Re: New Member 2005 Vibe

Post by TrickiVic » Sun May 21, 2017 2:28 pm

Sorry I haven't replied in awhile. I actually don't know what is the difference between this special edition and the standard version. Let me take some pictures of underneath the hood and interior and you guys can judge for yourself.

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Re: New Member 2005 Vibe

Post by korax234 » Mon May 22, 2017 5:02 pm

This seems interesting I to wonder what the differences are. Maybe it's like the TRD Special package that I think was only available in Canada also....

The Toyota Matrix TRD Special Edition adds many performance, comfort and styling features to the “B” option package contents of the Matrix Base FWD, such as:
Special 17” alloy wheels
Painted front disc brake callipers
A 200-watt Panasonic AM/FM/CD system with MP3 player
Rear bumper protector
Fog lamps
Power remote mirrors
Colour-keyed rear spoiler, mirrors, door handles, and side skirts
Chrome scuff plates
TRD decals, exhaust tip and interior trim accents

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Re: New Member 2005 Vibe

Post by TrickiVic » Wed May 31, 2017 5:14 pm

https://imgur.com/a/Xiw5Y

Here are 2 pics of my Vibe's interior and engine. They are private so obly those with the link can see it.

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Re: New Member 2005 Vibe

Post by vibrologist » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:41 am

Nice interior. I'd prefer that over my all black interior.

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