|Quote, originally posted by ParknVibe »|
|Poor visibilty to the left and right due to side mirrors being to high and large.|
Wish side mirrors would view down to the street curb and still view to right rear.
Poor rear visibility
Very sensitive gas pedal. (after the recall replacement)
Stiff hard ride
High wind and road noise
Door edge too high to reach out of window with arm.
Driver head rest does not stay locked to the down position.
Is it me or is there to much night vision glare through the windshield.
- I have no problems with visibility to the right or left due to the side mirrors.
- I installed 2" round blind spot mirrors on the outer lower corners of the side mirrors so I don't have any problems seeing down to the curb.
- I do agree that the small rear windows are completely useless, but to offset this I simply installed some 2" round blindspot mirrors and now I have much better rear/side visibility.
- My accelerator pedal can be a bit touchy here and there, but overall I have found it to be much better after having a brand new accelerator pedal installed per the recall.
- Yes the ride can be a bit stiff, but I personally like it. I spent alot of money trying to get my former Pontiac Sunfires to ride and handle like the Vibe does from the factory.
- I don't think the wind and road noise is bad at all.
- I am 5'6", my seat is as far down as it will go and I have no problem reaching up, over and out the door at drive-thrus and such.
- My headrest has never moved up or down by itself.
- I don't have any problems with glare on the windshield at night.
My only real complaint with my 2009 Vibe GT was the rear visibility when backing up. I corrected that by installing 2" round blindspot mirrors on the lower outer corners of the side mirrors.
My seat is as far down as it will go, as far back as it will go and the back of the seat is adjusted so I am sitting not quite straight up, but I am not leaning way back either. I have no problems seeing any which way in this position. It sounds to me like some of you need to better position your seat and yourself when driving .
Oh... and I have never once hit a curb in either one of our Vibes.
|Quote, originally posted by trb »|
|But I can say for sure I enjoy driving the 2010 more. Due to the larger motor and the GT suspension, it is easier to play with. It is more fun than my Mustang in some instances, except when the VSC kicks in to cut down on the cornering fun.|
I'm not sure if you know this or not, but while sitting still in the Vibe (at a stop light for example), you can hold the Traction Control button down for a few seconds and it will disable the Traction Control and
Vehicle Stability Control. Both lights will appear on the gauges showing that they have both been disabled. They will remain disabled until you shut the vehicle off. Simply pushing the button will only disable the Traction Control until you reach 30 mph, then it will automatically turn back on