Interesting story with a GOOD ending so far. I actually did the same thing back in the spring of 2009 when I bought my 2009 Vibe Gt with the manual transmission. My 16 year old son was soon to be driving but there was one big problem .... he refused to learn to drive stick shift!
His loss at that time as it would have become his car back then. Instead we found him his own 2009 Vibe GT (2 years old when we got it) which we split on paying for it (half dads money and half the kids) with an automatic and he still has it to this day. Hopefully the girl took good care of it and you can enjoy driving it again. Post pics if/when you get the time.
Also I see you signed up TWELVE years ago and just now made your first few posts
Oh well, you'll get hooked now and get involved here. Good luck