How many miles on your Vibes?

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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by tpollauf » Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:11 am

Welcome to GenVibe Dale. Fill us on on the year Vibe you have and how you acquired such a LOW mileage one.
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Re: mileage

Post by Caretaker » Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:45 am

dale321 wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:52 am
nice not having to worry about a hybrid component failing though .. like the traction battery ..
or the special hydraulic brake booster pump ..
I totally agree. That's why I'm putting in many hours doing research to pick out the best possible and my last ICE vehicle knowing that the next one after that will be electric. I'd love to have any ICE for another 10+ years while the mainstream market irons out all the kinks (battery issues, replacement issues, charging stations, long distance driving, etc)
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Re: mileage

Post by andrewclaus » Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:56 am

dale321 wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:52 am
39400+ now , had it just over a month had less than 38100 when i got it ...
has a few issues , minor .. i'm used to driving a prius.. so i miss the city mpg ..

nice not having to worry about a hybrid component failing though .. like the traction battery ..
or the special hydraulic brake booster pump ..
I also replaced an aging Prius with the Vibe a few years ago. I loved the Prius, but I agree the looming cost of replacing the traction battery, brake booster, A/C compressor was worrisome. I'm pleased with the Vibe as its replacement--about the same cargo space, and I get low 40s mpg on the open two-lane roads I usually drive. The Prius got mid-50s mpg in the same conditions, but I enjoy its reliability for the same age and mileage. Both cars were '07, the Prius had over 180K miles when I sold it, which is what the Vibe has now. I sold the Prius for $6000, bought the Vibe for $3000. Old ICE cars are a lot more fun than old hybrids.

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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by dale321 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:35 am

tpollauf wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:11 am
Welcome to GenVibe Dale. Fill us on on the year Vibe you have and how you acquired such a LOW mileage one.
Thanks ! 08 . - story - was grandpas .. he bought a nissan maxima from me i was trying to sell as they were only down south for winters .. his other grandson from up north (mechanic) checked out the maxima and didnt think he should rely on it for trips around florida - so he traded in the maxima for the vibe - he also had a gm discount , pretty sure since he retired from gm. then the vibe was left with his daughter as they sold their condo and went back north to live in retirement home .. as the vibe aged, they decided it would be good to replace it with more reliable (my aunt got a subaru - and she is taking care of grandma now - retirement homes are not a very nice place from experiences we had ) .. as the prius died again , and as my aunt had been looking a while for the replacement she made her purchase and i got the vibe for real deal ...

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Re: mileage

Post by dale321 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:40 am

andrewclaus wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:56 am
dale321 wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:52 am
39400+ now , had it just over a month had less than 38100 when i got it ...
has a few issues , minor .. i'm used to driving a prius.. so i miss the city mpg ..

nice not having to worry about a hybrid component failing though .. like the traction battery ..
or the special hydraulic brake booster pump ..
I also replaced an aging Prius with the Vibe a few years ago. I loved the Prius, but I agree the looming cost of replacing the traction battery, brake booster, A/C compressor was worrisome. I'm pleased with the Vibe as its replacement--about the same cargo space, and I get low 40s mpg on the open two-lane roads I usually drive. The Prius got mid-50s mpg in the same conditions, but I enjoy its reliability for the same age and mileage. Both cars were '07, the Prius had over 180K miles when I sold it, which is what the Vibe has now. I sold the Prius for $6000, bought the Vibe for $3000. Old ICE cars are a lot more fun than old hybrids.
prius is great for all the stoping, sitting idling and city driving .. that cant be beat but for reliability when they get over 130k miles esp over 160k .. - yes, i get great highway mileage with Vibe , prob better than prius at higher speeds -
but the 1.5liter prius has only about a 75-78 HP ICE - even when coupled with the electric briefly (additional 45hp) .. it just putters .. (3000+lbs without driver .)

My Prius is an 05 and i wont be getting near the $ u got for your 07 . yeah, old hybrids need the lithium pack upgrade, which they do offer , limited through 3rd party.
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Re: mileage

Post by dale321 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:44 am

Caretaker wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:45 am
dale321 wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:52 am
nice not having to worry about a hybrid component failing though .. like the traction battery ..
or the special hydraulic brake booster pump ..
I totally agree. That's why I'm putting in many hours doing research to pick out the best possible and my last ICE vehicle knowing that the next one after that will be electric. I'd love to have any ICE for another 10+ years while the mainstream market irons out all the kinks (battery issues, replacement issues, charging stations, long distance driving, etc)
true , good thinking - electric is all about control - self driving 'convenience' -- and also 'self stopping' for control -- been bad ? low credit/social score rating ? control will limit your charging and/or distance ..
that is the huge push coming from white house .. they could give 2 craps about green and clean .. in fact the opposite --- electrics been around a while .. see movie "Who killed the electric car" (from the 90's !)
it's about putting u under their thumb for sure !

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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by zbyers » Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:55 am

dale321 wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:44 am
Caretaker wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:45 am
dale321 wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:52 am
nice not having to worry about a hybrid component failing though .. like the traction battery ..
or the special hydraulic brake booster pump ..
I totally agree. That's why I'm putting in many hours doing research to pick out the best possible and my last ICE vehicle knowing that the next one after that will be electric. I'd love to have any ICE for another 10+ years while the mainstream market irons out all the kinks (battery issues, replacement issues, charging stations, long distance driving, etc)
true , good thinking - electric is all about control - self driving 'convenience' -- and also 'self stopping' for control -- been bad ? low credit/social score rating ? control will limit your charging and/or distance ..
that is the huge push coming from white house .. they could give 2 craps about green and clean .. in fact the opposite --- electrics been around a while .. see movie "Who killed the electric car" (from the 90's !)
it's about putting u under their thumb for sure !
There is a dedicated section of the forum if youi'd like to discuss politics. Let's keep this about how many miles are on your Vibe.
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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by tpollauf » Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:49 am

Well it finally happened ...... my warranty FINALLY expired ! :o Only took 12 years to get this far.

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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by Caretaker » Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:37 am

Given the current hyper inflation of used car prices, post that picture on your local craigslist and you'll have 30 dealership trolls all over you like flies on fly paper. One of the only times in history where you'll find yourself "in the driver's seat" when selling a used car. Something to think about. I'm trying to talk one of my friends into selling his house after a local realtor gave him a completely stupid offer that would put him on easy street for the rest of his life.
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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by tpollauf » Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:57 am

Caretaker wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:37 am
Something to think about.
Hmmmmmm ....... :? OK, I thought about it. Keeping the Vibe for another 12,24, or whatever years, BUT seeing how I'm almost fully retired, I at least will start to drive it a bit more. Nick Hernandez (kitt222) has first dibs on it if I were to HAVE to sell it. As long as I'm around and healthy that shouldn't happen!
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Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Post by 03GanjaVibe » Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:38 pm

My 03 Vibe has 97,000 currently. Just bought it in March
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