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by Bastranz
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: So, why Facebook?
Replies: 23
Views: 1955

Re: So, why Facebook?

Do they know the forum is back on-line and reasonably active again? I'm sure they do... However, I will make a post on the FB. I will even link to this thread, and tell them to come join and give their input ;) Anything you folks want communicated to them to try and get some of those peeps to spend...
by Bastranz
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Change tag light 2009 Vibe
Replies: 3
Views: 1704

Re: Change tag light 2009 Vibe (journeyforce)

There is a little "indentation" on the driver's side of the license marker housing (outlined in red in the first picture). Put a small flathead screwdriver in there and carefully push down and to the right at the same time. The housing should pop down out of place . The more it's removed, the easie...
by Bastranz
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 986
Views: 174022

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

My 2003 made it to 239,000 before it took its somewhat permanent retirement. My newly acquired 2010 is almost at 90K though...and I look forward to many miles with it!
by Bastranz
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member from Hatboro, PA
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: New member from Hatboro, PA

hey there and welcome! It's nice to see someone else from the Philly area (I'm down here in Jenkintown!) :)
by Bastranz
Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GenVibe's Great Thread of CL Finds
Replies: 93
Views: 15289

Re: GenVibe's Great Thread of CL Finds

Wow. A GT in Philly for only $2700, and it seems to be in good shape! I'd be quite intrigued if I had the money!

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/5634423746.html
by Bastranz
Fri May 20, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Toyota may kill the Matrix
Replies: 119
Views: 32666

Re: Toyota may kill the Matrix

I really wanted to like and buy the iM, but I simply don't fit. The roof is lower than either first or second gen Vibe/Matrix, and it doesn't even have a sunroof. I hit my head while shoulder checking. And the interior feels crammed. Also the CVT is goofy with simulated shift points that add no val...
by Bastranz
Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe Keychain/Dog Tags
Replies: 18
Views: 1809

Re: Possible Vibe Keychain/Dog Tags

Count me in for a First Gen keychain/dog tag! I would love to see what he comes up with.
by Bastranz
Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How to Mount a cell phone on 08 dashboard?
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Re: How to Mount a cell phone on 08 dashboard?

Honestly, I just used a universal CD phone mount for my Vibe as I absolutely didn't want anything sticking to the windshield or to the top of the dashboard. I rarely listen to CDs nowadays (I have all my music on a USB flash drive that I use with my new stereo unit), and it works quite well for me. ...
by Bastranz
Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Erie mini meet August 22-24
Replies: 29
Views: 5550

Re: Genvibe Erie mini meet August 22-24

Oh no! It's the weather forecast any better for Erie on Saturday?
by Bastranz
Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:11 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Erie mini meet August 22-24
Replies: 29
Views: 5550

Re: Genvibe Erie mini meet August 22-24

This is exciting - just reserved the room so one step in right direction! At the moment I'm traveling solo, but it will be exciting to meet some new people out there and such. Plus, I finally have my excuse (and the time) to make it over the Erie! Now to figure out my travel plans so I can make it t...
by Bastranz
Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Everything you need to know about the Vibe
Replies: 68
Views: 94106

Re: Everything you need to know about the Vibe

Awesome write-up! So, wait, if the gauge from the 04 Vibe is swappable with the gauge cluster of the 03s, does that mean one could retrofit an 03 with the white numbers of the 04 Vibes, or is there more that is needed to make that work?
by Bastranz
Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: IBYTRUX Newbie here.....
Replies: 18
Views: 1736

Re: IBYTRUX Newbie here.....

I received that letter...but they are still waiting for parts and such I guess.

I wonder how they get your address...perhaps through insurance? *shrug* I was surprised it arrived at my current place as I just moved!
by Bastranz
Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3663
Views: 445699

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Awesome! Congratulations MrHatchWagon! Today I replaced my flasher module with an LED compatible one, and changed my rear indicator light bulbs to LED lights! I'm quite thrilled with them! Many thanks to Derf for posting this write-up and video: http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=...
by Bastranz
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Vibe/Member Of The Month
Topic: KITT222 is our 2012 Member of the Year!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3167

Re: KITT222 is our 2012 Member of the Year!!!

Congratulations! You definitely deserve help the honor with all the help and information you provide!
by Bastranz
Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: new guy here
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Re: new guy here

I am new here too...welcome to you :) I was looking around for a web site regarding airbag recalls for Vibes and came across this one. Just a reminder, if you have an early year Vibe and did not get an airbag recall yet, don't assume you will be spared. Airbags in my 2003 Vibe spontaneously deploye...
by Bastranz
Fri May 10, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Any custom sun visors???
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Re: Any custom sun visors???

Vinyl Dye...that seems intriguing, but the mounts would still be tan, wouldn't they?
by Bastranz
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Gas tank overflow
Replies: 12
Views: 2230

Re: Gas tank overflow

Interesting. Once this happened to me, but something was wrong with the rubber lining (it was folded back). What a surprise to see fuel shooting out of the tank, but at least it shut off once that happened, lol.
by Bastranz
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Happy 11th Birthday to GenVibe!
Replies: 16
Views: 1612

Re: Happy 11th Birthday to GenVibe!

This place opened up to us users on April 1, 2002, and today, 11 years later, the place is still active and relevant,. its no joke that it has meant a lot to me and contributed greatly to my enjoyment of my car. Because of this site, I find I assume any stranger I see driving a Vibe is just a frien...
by Bastranz
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2 Piece Console Lid Auction - BIDDING ENDED
Replies: 24
Views: 2531

Re: URGENT 05-08 VIBE - MUST READ NOW !!!

Happy birthday GenVibe!!!!!!! Wow, it's amazing to see the things that I ended up taking for granted to be in such high demand! :) I was pleasantly surprised to find that 2nd plug in the console case when I bought the car; I thought all of the Vibes afterwards would have one of those included in the...
by Bastranz
Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2013 Buick Encore
Replies: 38
Views: 6987

Re: 2013 Buick Encore

The Trax looks interesting (and now I see why they have the Buick Encore) - it's too bad it's not available in the US. When I was at the 2013 Auto Show, I saw the Encore on display (yet for some reason it wasn't available to enter, unless I missed it). It looks so narrow and tall compared to the Vib...
by Bastranz
Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Left Front Wheel wears quickly on the outside
Replies: 6
Views: 1352

Re: Left Front Wheel wears quickly on the outside

If the tire is not wearing evenly, you either have worn suspension components like tie rods, struts, bushings, etc, or the alignment is out of whack. Or you are driving very hard, but I doubt that is the case. Best bet is to go to a reputable shop and have them check out the whole front end for you...
by Bastranz
Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Left Front Wheel wears quickly on the outside
Replies: 6
Views: 1352

Re: Left Front Wheel wears quickly on the outside

There's some information missing- * did the pull start after the bad tire rotation? * type of wheel (steel/alloy)? * was the alignment done by a reputable shop? Ah good questions! *The pull as I could tell started right after the rotation. It was so slight and I really didn't notice it until I was ...
by Bastranz
Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Left Front Wheel wears quickly on the outside
Replies: 6
Views: 1352

Left Front Wheel wears quickly on the outside

So, I had my tires rotated earlier this year. The shop that rotated them did a terrible job to the point where if I went above 60 mph the steering wheel would vibrate badly and even pull to the right a little bit. I took it back and they "fixed" it, essentially eliminating the vibration, stating tha...
by Bastranz
Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 21
Views: 2048

Re: Happy Birthday!

:) My Vibe is 10 years old this month - "born" on October 11th, 2002.

Whew, time does fly! I guess the birthday gift this year was new LED tail lights and dome lights!
by Bastranz
Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: FRANKENSTORM!
Replies: 15
Views: 1644

Re: FRANKENSTORM!

It was very windy in my region. Thankfully my house and neighborhood didn't lose power, but there were a number of traffic lights out and a few trees toppled over. Some areas in Bucks County are still without power.... However, we are in great shape, considering what happened in New Jersey and Manha...
by Bastranz
Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: What do you do to winterize your car?
Replies: 14
Views: 1741

Re: What do you do to winterize your car?

I just get new windshield wipers and new tires if I need them (I gotta get a new set very soon, actually) and make sure the ice scrapers and such are with the car. Hopefully we don't get any surprise snowstorms like last year's Halloween Snowstorm!
by Bastranz
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Dome lights
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: Dome lights

Hi there, welcome to Genvibe! Do the dome lights you are referring to look like the following? http://media.ed.edmunds-media.com/pontiac/vibe/2009/evox/2009_pontiac_vibe_4dr-hatchback_base_oc_evox_1_500.jpg I think those are the map lights. If so, are you sure someone didn't accidentally press the b...
by Bastranz
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New here: Pics of my Vibe, Garage, Diecasts and CETA...
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

Re: New here: Pics of my Vibe, Garage, Diecasts and CETA...

Awesome Garage!! The Vibe is quite nice too! :)

Welcome to GenVibe! Also, I also agree that a diecast Vibe would make a lovely addition to your collection. ;)
by Bastranz
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3663
Views: 445699

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

I came home from work today and was happy to see that I received the LED tail lights RED PLATINUM 7 WATT HIGH POWER 20 LED BRAKE LIGHT BULBS 7440 7443 and dome lights DE3175 LED Bulb - 4 SMD LED Festoon I ordered online. Since I had a little bit of daylight left, I quickly installed them and they wo...
by Bastranz
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member/new Vibe owner in PA
Replies: 10
Views: 1108

Re: New member/new Vibe owner in PA

YEAAAAA!!!! Another member from PA!!!! For fighting rust, I simply do the following: 1. Open the garage door. 2. Pull the Vibe inside. 3. Drive the winter beater 4x4 LOL Where at in PA are you located? with enough members, we may need to get a fall meet going. As a PA Viber, that would be great! I ...
by Bastranz
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Whats UP!
Replies: 8
Views: 906

Re: Whats UP!

Hiya and welcome!
by Bastranz
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: It finally happened...
Replies: 17
Views: 2034

Re: It finally happened...

Awesome, welcome to the club! :D I am very interested in that 100000 sticker and may invest in it, lol. I'm well into the 155,000s (highway miles I guess) and my beloved Vibe is doing rather well. There's an annoying rattling that occurs when I hit the bumps in the back that I'm trying to find the c...
by Bastranz
Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Pay It Forward Genvibe Style
Replies: 213
Views: 42663

Re: Pay It Forward Genvibe Style

This is awesome! Have the postcards already been claimed? Nope. Everything is still up for grabs. PM me your name and address and I will send them out this weekend! Got your PM Brandon. Postcards will be mailed out first thing tomorrow ;)! Hi Carrie, I just received the postcards yesterday. They ar...
by Bastranz
Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: PLUG 'N' PLAY Easily Upgrade Your Wimpy Horn With One From A Toyota Camry!
Replies: 41
Views: 12270

Re: PLUG 'N' PLAY Easily Upgrade Your Wimpy Horn With One Fr

This is my type of install - just plug and play! I just ordered one! It'll be nice to have a bassier tone to the horn, and hopefully it'll sound louder as well. I shudder when I remember how a mini-van nearly ran me into the central median of the highway (guess he/she couldn't be bothered to check ...
by Bastranz
Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: PLUG 'N' PLAY Easily Upgrade Your Wimpy Horn With One From A Toyota Camry!
Replies: 41
Views: 12270

Re: PLUG 'N' PLAY Easily Upgrade Your Wimpy Horn With One Fr

This is my type of install - just plug and play! I just ordered one! It'll be nice to have a bassier tone to the horn, and hopefully it'll sound louder as well. I shudder when I remember how a mini-van nearly ran me into the central median of the highway (guess he/she couldn't be bothered to check f...
by Bastranz
Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 986
Views: 174022

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Now I am in the 154,000s. I've been driving quite a bit since getting my car with 72,227 miles on the odometer over 3 years ago! It still runs quite well; I just had to replace the O2 sensors and the belt tensioner assembly (and belt) earlier this year.
by Bastranz
Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Pay It Forward Genvibe Style
Replies: 213
Views: 42663

Re: Pay It Forward Genvibe Style

This is awesome! Have the postcards already been claimed?
by Bastranz
Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: upgraded interior
Replies: 6
Views: 1644

Re: upgraded interior

Wow that looks incredible!

My plastic interior is also fairly scratched up from moving things around.
by Bastranz
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: First pic of my vibe
Replies: 22
Views: 2422

Re: First pic of my vibe

Very nice Vibe!
by Bastranz
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: My new Look
Replies: 11
Views: 2658

Re: My new Look

Wow that looks fantastic!
by Bastranz
Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Finally some pics of my "new to me" Vibe.
Replies: 9
Views: 1274

Re: Finally some pics of my "new to me" Vibe.

Wow it looks awesome! $174,000, eh? Mine is just at around 151,000-ish and outside of a couple hiccups, runs marvelously as well.

I hope you enjoy it, and I've been wondering about adding an exhaust tip to my Vibe as well!
by Bastranz
Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Random acts of Vibe love
Replies: 612
Views: 109284

Re: Random acts of Vibe love

This Vibe shows up from time to time

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by Bastranz
Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Your dream Vibe!
Replies: 27
Views: 2925

Re: Your dream Vibe!

Great ideas here!

I'd upgrade the sound system and get new wheels...and the supercharger sounds like a great idea (does that work well with an automatic?)

I'd also love to get the spoiler I've always wanted and perhaps repaint the car into a new color and/or special scheme. :)
by Bastranz
Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 88218

Re: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread

On a recent trip, I got 33.5 mpg. This was basically highway/rural driving, although there were plenty of curves and hills to be had. T'was the best I ever had, even with 2 other passengers! :)
by Bastranz
Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:53 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread
Replies: 1635
Views: 229747

Re: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread

My latest fill up was $3.53 a gallon at a Wawa in Downingtown. I went on a roadtrip last weekend around Pennsylvania and saw prices at 3.39 at other Wawas and I think as low as 3.31.
by Bastranz
Tue May 15, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 986
Views: 174022

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

I hit 270,000 miles this weekend Suweet! Congrats, man! I'm at 200,700 Currently. Took it to the shop to recharge the a/c. Will have to replace the front wheel bearing soon, and small leak in the radiator. Otherwise, the mechanic says the vibe is still in great condition. Quite nice! So far I'm at ...
by Bastranz
Thu May 10, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Anybody have Blind Spot Mirrors?
Replies: 14
Views: 2427

Re: Anybody have Blind Spot Mirrors?

I put it on the bottom-outside of my mirror. I never thought of putting it elsewhere until I've seen and read that other people put it elsewhere. I have one of those adjustable bulb things so I can move it to a different angle when necessary.
by Bastranz
Tue May 08, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 88218

Re: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread

I tried driving a bit more conservatively for the past week and managed to get 30.2 mpg with my last tank. I drove somewhat slower on some of my highway driving (55 mph at times!) and eased up on my accelerations, trying to get the car to shift at lower RPMs...preferably lower than 3000 or even 2500...
by Bastranz
Mon May 07, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: OFFICIAL GENVIBE T-SHIRT VOTING
Replies: 55
Views: 6108

Re: OFFICIAL GENVIBE T-SHIRT VOTING

Option 3, 5, and 6 for me, but if I had to choose one, Option 6 would be my #1 choice.

These designs look great btw
by Bastranz
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: What do you plug into your 110 outlet?
Replies: 36
Views: 12193

Re: What do you plug into your 110 outlet?

I haven't found too much use for it (I think mine is 115?), since there are only two prongs (my laptop chargers have 3 prongs) and the space for chargers is limited. I managed to use it for my new phone charger, though, and my friend was quite impressed that this outlet existed on the car. "Why does...