thinking to buy a matrix, then was told Vibe is the very same build.are they really the same? why use a different brand
Jul 8th, 2010 12:01 amcoriolisDeal Expert
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They have almost the very same internals and also mechanicals, with various sheet metal body, and they were both produced in GM/Toyota"s joint production lines in ~ NUMMI.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NUMMII"m suspect they did a joint to save research and also production costs.

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Jul 8th, 2010 12:42 amndrew029Deal Addict
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It"s not the just time auto manufacturers have actually teamed up to create brother/sister vehicles. The current Pontiac G3 wave is made by Daewoo. Exact same with the Chevy Aveo. I"m sure there are plenty of other examples of partnerships. Are there still Vibes available? they haven"t been manufactured because last summer, so I"m thinking stock would certainly be sparse. Do your research...you have the right to compare every the specifications (including mileage) in between the vehicles online, beginning at the manufacturers" websites and also other vehicle shopping sites.I very own a 2010 Vibe, but likewise took the moment to test drive a Matrix. There"s no discernible difference. They"re the exact same car. Yet you should additionally be conscious that the floor mat and also sticky accelerator recalls impact both vehicles, return it must have currently been fixed on GM dealer stock.
Jul 8th, 2010 2:28 ammacnutDeal Fanatic Oct 26, 2008 6474 short articles 2166 upvotes BC

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When lock were first introduced, around 9 years ago,Pontiac traction a quick one top top Toyota and also priced the Vibe lower than the Matrix.The Vibe had actually a bit more standard content at the outset, prefer a block heater.A few other things that i can"t currently recall - such together a much better tire brand on the Vibe.And as soon as body cladding was in, that was a cost-free bonus top top the Vibe too. Perhaps some an ext differences in between the XRS and also GT versions, or available mods.By the moment the final year because that the Vibe came, there may have been under differences.American plant versus Canadian plant can make a distinction to assembly quality, however the steering feel need to be similar as currently mentioned.
Jul 8th, 2010 3:33 amphuvianoDeal Addict Sep 3, 2005 3190 short articles 842 upvotes Vaughan

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Basically they room both the same car.
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Jul 8th, 2010 5:01 amBAMJr. Member jan 12, 2003 101 short articles 19 upvotes

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ndrew029 wrote: ↑It"s not the only time auto manufacturers have actually teamed up to develop brother/sister vehicles. The existing Pontiac G3 wave is do by Daewoo. Very same with the Chevy Aveo.
Jul 8th, 2010 6:11 ammaniacshopperDeal Fanatic
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coriolis wrote: ↑They have almost the exact same internals and also mechanicals, with different sheet steel body, and also they were both produced in GM/Toyota"s joint manufacturing lines at NUMMI.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NUMMII"m presume they walk a joint to conserve research and production costs.
errr. GM paid the R&D, Toyota did every the R&D, both common the designs.GM"s plant in California has actually been shutdown, so no an ext Vibe"s, because of Pontiac gift wiped into history.Matrix cars are made in Cambridge, Canada.
Jul 8th, 2010 8:39 amantichryslerDeal Addict Aug 11, 2008 2130 short articles 110 upvotes Regina

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For the most part they"re the very same thing.I would certainly personally favor the matrix though. As far as I understand the procession doesn"t use AC Delco components for the electronics. Among my biggest complaints towards GM is integrating everything in to the radios. You go to change it and also then you need to buy i have lot of money bypass adapters.Hopefully the matrix doesn"t use passlock. That would likewise be a good motivation to buy the procession over the Vibe.
Oh man, ns am ticked come hear that the radio is pricey to replace as i have had actually nothing but problems v it because day 1. Had it changed 3 times, serviced 5 times and also still a item of crap. Was thinking of replacing it, but if the electronic devices are intregrated, whats the cost? One think ns noticed is as soon as Toyota was doing recalls on the Matrix, GM issued no recall on the Vibe, hopefully its a different part in every car. When you take a close watch at each car, look close in ~ the right of the body parts, toyota fits choose a glove, vibe like a loose sweater.
Jul 8th, 2010 11:03 amantichryslerDeal Addict Aug 11, 2008 2130 posts 110 upvote Regina

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telman wrote: ↑Oh man, i am ticked come hear the the radio is pricey to change as ns have had nothing yet problems through it because day 1. Had actually it changed 3 times, serviced 5 times and also still a item of crap. Was reasoning of replacing it, however if the electronic devices are intregrated, those the cost? One think ns noticed is as soon as Toyota was doing recalls top top the Matrix, GM approve no recall top top the Vibe, hopefully its a different part in every car. Once you take a close look at at each car, look close at the fit of the human body parts, toyota fits favor a glove, vibe prefer a loosened sweater.
GM did actually issue a recall. It just wasn"t offered the very same attention in the media. At the moment of the recalls my grand was hoping to choose up a procession for cheap and was notified they were not allowed to be offered till the parts arrived to resolve the recall.I don"t think Toyota provides the same electronics in the radio. I would be willing to bet a procession radio deserve to be had actually for cheap. I upgraded to an aftermarket radio in my sister Corolla and also it was really easy. No re-locating the radio come the stems or any other nonsense favor that. Dash kit, wiring harness, solder, and also electrical tape to be all that was compelled for the change.
Jul 8th, 2010 11:24 amwolverine07Deal Addict Apr 5, 2007 3416 posts 164 upvote GTA

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I simply drove a procession to Washington DC end the Canada weekend, 10+ hours each means and i was very dissapointed with the pick up of the car, likewise drove a Corolla to Ottawa and also a Yaris to Montreal and also I would need to go v the Yaris in state of in its entirety milage and performance. Though the procession was an ext comfortable in regards to leg room and space, for the price the it contrasted to other Toyota commodities I have driven, I would certainly term it as an overrated car. BTW The Vibe is the very same car, reasonably no price difference however with the matrix you obtain much far better c/s through Toyota.
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wolverine07 wrote: ↑I simply drove a procession to Washington DC end the Canada weekend, 10+ hours each way and i was an extremely dissapointed through the pick up of the car, also drove a Corolla come Ottawa and a Yaris come Montreal and also I would have to go with the Yaris in terms of overall milage and also performance. Though the matrix was more comfortable in terms of leg room and also space, because that the price the it contrasted to other Toyota products I have actually driven, I would term it as an overrated car. BTW The Vibe is the same car, fairly no price difference but with the matrix you gain much far better c/s v Toyota.
Last summer once GM was providing all kinds of consumer incentives and also Toyota was basically supplying nothing, the Vibe came out a few thousand dollars cheaper than the Matrix. I based my decision ~ above that, offered that over there aren"t countless differences between the cars other than exteriors.
Jul 8th, 2010 12:10 pmactngDeal Expert
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Jul 8th, 2010 12:10 pmrogerrabbit168Deal Addict Feb 25, 2007 2789 articles 566 upvotes

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they are essentially the very same car, but with Vibe (if you deserve to still find a brand brand-new one you want) right currently you can acquire a substantial discount from GM (check your website $4748-$5533 off). Also comparing base Vibe to Matrix, you get 4 wheel key brake, traction control, stabilitrac and 1 year of onstar service with the Vibe.
Jul 8th, 2010 12:16 pmwolverine07Deal Addict Apr 5, 2007 3416 write-ups 164 upvotes GTA

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ndrew029 wrote: ↑Last summer when GM was providing all sorts of consumer incentives and Toyota was basically supplying nothing, the Vibe came out a few thousand dollars cheaper 보다 the Matrix. Ns based mine decision on that, given that there aren"t countless differences between the cars various other than exteriors.

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Yes this would make a difference, ns heard a transaction on the radio the other day around a GM employee discount, my brothers inlaw works for GM and also I offered to gain a 10.5% emp discount the was offered through my mom. Ns would just pay my mommy that quantity later. However when ns was feather at new Vibe"s and also Matrix"s top top autotrader a yr ago, there to be no noticable difference. Mine mom has actually a brand-new Corolla, recalls and all. And it tho drives better than any comparable GM product I have driven. IMO friend can"t go wrong through a Toyota.

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