BustedVibe wrote:holy crap that is one clean looking engine bay..
Damp microfiber cloths, detail spray and Q-tips used frequently.
Derf wrote:That was the first G3/Wave I noticed, same color as the picture kumquat posted. Reading into it, no wonder why, it was the shortest lived Pontiac model. Instead of the Toyota GM mashup for the Vibe, the G3 was a Daewoo rebadge.
Yep. The G3 was the second Daewoo branded as a Pontiac - the Lemans in the late 80's/early 90's being the first. If anyone remembers those.
The G3 certainly didn't sell as well as its Chevrolet counterpart in the US and it had a very short run. It only sold ~6000 units in the US from what I've been able to find on a quick search. I remember seeing them on the dealer lots during the Cash For Clunkers era when GM pulled the plug on Pontiac - those two factors probably made for a really inexpensive ride. I still see one lone G3 occasionally on my commute.
03 Vibe base. Born 10/14/2002 06:07 AM
Neptune. Auto, Moon & Tunes, power package. 131k mi.
'13 Sonic LT - 1.4L ECOTEC turbo/6A. 97k mi.
'15 Escape SE - 1.6L EcoBoost, FWD. 47k mi. (hers)