andrewclaus wrote:Sorry I don't have a direct answer, since I have no experience (yet) with Matrix and Vibe body parts. But from what I've seen with drivetrain and brake parts, I would trust that it would fit. In my limited knowledge, the cars were made at a joint-venture factory.
But I sure would try to avoid spending $900 on it. I bet you've checked salvage yards? Anyone parting one out nearby on CL?
And I'm curious. Is this a corrosion problem, or collision? Could nearby members (of the car frame, not this forum) also be affected?
This is a corrosion issue. I live in BFE, and the local salvage yard only has one Vibe with the subframe and that one has the same problem. He has an 06 that is clean but the subframe was taken from that one already.
Based on the Internets, this is a very common issue with those of us that live where they use salt on the roads.
I'm starting to be more concerned about spending $900 only to find out I need to spend another $900 once I start tearing into it and finding a ton of other stuff I need to replace.