I'm about a month deep into ownership of my first Vibe...and I love it. I bought my '03 Vibe GT with 128k miles from a little old lady (whose friends thought she was crazy for driving a manual at her age) for a price that was so low I would have been stupid to pass it up. And other than a small chip in the windshield and an unwavering old lady smell, my Vibe is clean, peppy, and a really fun hatchback.
My only plans for her at this point are to replace the factory stereo with a Pioneer bluetooth receiver, possibly tint the windows, and get a good set of winter rubber by the end of the year.
Looking forward to checking out the forums...thanks for having me!