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post #1 of 20 Old 11-22-2008, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone have a Pontiac Vibe?

My mother-in-law needs a new car...I'm gonna try and get her to buy american. She's considering a Rav-4 or a Forrester. Needs to be AWD.

So...any experience with a Vibe?

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Decent car, I like it. You know it is a Toyota right? Nothing wrong with that, but just making sure you know

Why does she need AWD over FWD? Personal preference?

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Yea it is a toyota..but a decent car...sometimes a lil underpowered from when i drove them...at least in the AWD variant....not bad FWD....youd have to drive one urself and see what ya think really.
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Decent car, I like it. You know it is a Toyota right? Nothing wrong with that, but just making sure you know

Why does she need AWD over FWD? Personal preference?
is it the same as the Matrix? just trying to steer her to GM if possible.
her last couple of cars were Subaru's...she likes the AWD.

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is it the same as the Matrix? just trying to steer her to GM if possible.
her last couple of cars were Subaru's...she likes the AWD.
Yep, same car.

AWD is good, but it costs more and MPG is slightly less than FWD. If she want's AWD - go for it

It had a Yamaha motor in the GT in the first design, I belive it has the Toyota VVT motor now.

Good cheap transportation. Would she consider a used one to save even more $$?

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Yep, same car.

AWD is good, but it costs more and MPG is slightly less than FWD. If she want's AWD - go for it

It had a Yamaha motor in the GT in the first design, I belive it has the Toyota VVT motor now.

Good cheap transportation. Would she consider a used one to save even more $$?

I figure she can get a good deal on a new one. Her last car was melted (house fire)...so insurance is gonna pay for a nice chunk of it.

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I figure she can get a good deal on a new one. He last car was melted (house fire)...so insurance is gonna pay for a nice chunk of it.
Sorry about the house.
Even a better deal

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Sorry about the house.
Even a better deal
thanks...electrical fire...melted 2 cars and burned through the attic and roof. Scary sh*t. Everyone is OK though (and living with me).

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thanks...electrical fire...melted 2 cars and burned through the attic and roof. Scary sh*t. Everyone is OK though (and living with me).
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oh, I'm trying to find them a house to rent too, believe me. (also paid for by insurance).


how's the front/rear leg room in the vibe?

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