Toyota reliability at a Pontiac price!
This is a Toyota Matrix in a GM body. Came from a rare joint partnership. Family car for for almost 15-years. Almost 200k miles in Minnesota winters and it's never had needs beyond typical maintenance - tires, brakes, etc. Great car. Would recommend to anyone!
Very, Very Dependable car.
The only maintenance I have done is at 125,000 you change the serpertine belt and spark plugs. Did my self for $39. Parts from Auto Zone. I change the oil every 10,000 miles with synthetic oil. I see 2005 Vibes with over 300,000 miles with no problems. Take care of this car and it will last a long time. At 15 years my white car still looks like new. No dents. Put seat covers on seats when car was brand new. I highly recommend this dependable car.
in 2019, I bought a vibe with just under 300 kms
A year later (nearly), the odometer sits at about 313,000 kms. I've had a no-start issue in that year, which was caused by a grounded wire that wasn't supposed to be. It was a bit of a tough find for the tech to pin-point but easy enough to fix. The Vibe has the exact same power plant as a corolla. So, essentially it's a Toyota, rebadged. (you'll notice the Toyota style steering wheel.) The 1.8l is a far cry from any 5L, let's say, but for what it is it does just fine! Wish I had the AWD and manual trans, but i'll settle. It'll definitely take a thrashing. Just keep your oil level topped, preventative maintenance up to parr and you should be able to get beyond 350 kms with the Toyota 1.8L. Canadian winters demand studded winter tires, and with such, you'll have trouble getting stuck!