I have had many conversations with Vibe/Matrix owners in the Albany area about how we love our cars. I also see A LOT of 1st Gen Vibes out there looking practically new. People have approached me with stories of their beloved Vibes of the past. I guess I focus on the Vibes more because I own a 2003 Neptune base that I LOVE. But, I also think there is a special kind of connection among the Vibe owners that revolves around the fact that it is a Toyota in "We Build Excitement" clothing that Matrix owners do not have. People know Toyota's are great cars that last. The Vibe has to be the Pontiac model with the most cars still on the road today...by far. See a few GP's and the occasional Torrent, or G6 but nothing like the numbers of Vibes I see on the road.
If you live in the Albany area or nearby Western New England and are interested in meeting other Vibe/Matrix enthusiasts (thinking late spring-early summer 2022) email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy New Year!