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Not new but back!

Post by MrPontiac » Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:55 am

I bought my 2009 Vibe GT in 2008 and loved it. As my kids approached driving age it became thier car and when my oldest graduated college it was her grad present. I just bought it back from her and I want to start playing with it again. My next stop is the performance upgrades section here! All the best! Mike N..
2009 Vibe GT Richmond, Virginia

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Re: Not new but back!

Post by tpollauf » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:27 am

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! :o 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 ;)
2009 Vibe GT (manual), 2009 G8Gt, 2009 Vibe GT (auto)
2014 Silverado, 2004 Vibe GT, 2003 Vibe GT (project car)

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Re: Not new but back!

Post by SSizler » Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:34 am

Welcome to the forums............ Again! :lol:
We hope you participate much more this time around!
Looking forward to following your Vibe mod path.
2003 Vibe Base / Frosty Mono / Moon & Tunes / Auto / Well equipped / 183k mi
2002 Tundra Limited 4x4 / Thunder Gray Metallic / 115k mi
Many other 2 & 4 wheel toys :mrgreen:
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Re: Not new but back!

Post by vibedrivermatt » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:55 am

Welcome back! Im in a similar boat as you. I too bought a 2009 in 2008 . The only difference is that i kept driving my vibe all these years but just took a break from posting.

As for upgrades, i recommend the TRD strut brace if those are still out in the wild. Not sure if you can find one but I think its a good part for our 2009 vibes. But you have a GT. So that already has a factory strut brace anyway. Well, i guess im unsure what to recommend. :?

Welcome back anyway!

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