I have a 2007 Vibe with over 330,000 km on it (approx 250,000 miles) and just this year I put in a new starter, alternator, and battery; last year I had 2 front struts put in.
I now have a "rough" sounding exhaust; could be the muffler, a degraded flange/gasket, hole in the pipe? I will know next week, but I had a degraded gasket and hole in the exhaust pipe a few years ago.
A few years ago I had the cat & exhaust manifold replaced.
My wife wants to get rid of the car but I don't; it really has served us well over the years.
We all know how great the Vibe/Matrix is, and the awesome engine it has, but when is it time to say good-bye to a loved family car?