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Pointiac Vibe

Discussion in 'Vehicles' started by Safe_Driver_4_U, May 10, 2017.

  1. Safe_Driver_4_U

    Safe_Driver_4_U Active Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    My research is changing my mind for an X car, what do you think of the "Vibe" seems to have a considerable discount because it has the Pontiac label instead of Toyota.
     
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  2. Adieu

    Adieu Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    At that age they're all cheap

    Why are you looking for an X car, anyway?
     
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  3. EddieG

    EddieG Member

    Location:
    Chicago
    Vibe seems like it would be a good car. I picked up a Ford Escape 2007 and here is why:

    1. I live in Chicago, so I have to make quite a few u turns. The turning radius is only 17 feet.
    2. Since things are tight here in Chicago I like that the Escape is only 170" long and 70" wide.
    3. I sit a bit higher so I have a better view of the road.
    4. I have a 4 cylinder, so I get about 20 MPG in the city. I know, not great, but better than my 2008 Saturn Vue.
     
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  4. Safe_Driver_4_U

    Safe_Driver_4_U Active Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    looking for an X car because here in San Diego X market is hugely popular also the greenlight hub people told me the others except XL or SUV aren't making here. My budget won't allow a decent XL or SUV and not sure if the market here could support either of those.
     
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  5. Jimmycraazyz

    Jimmycraazyz Active Member

    Location:
    Sacramento
    Driving:
    UberX
    I also went with an Escape. '06 4wd V6. Not the best mpg but I also use it for uberski.
     
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  6. Safe_Driver_4_U

    Safe_Driver_4_U Active Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    what is uberski
     
  7. Jimmycraazyz

    Jimmycraazyz Active Member

    Location:
    Sacramento
    Driving:
    UberX
    Uber Ski = 4wd with a ski rack installed. I do runs between Sac and Tahoe. Typically around 100 miles one way. I set DF on my way back and usually get a pax headed my direction.
     
  8. Safe_Driver_4_U

    Safe_Driver_4_U Active Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    nice how often can you get two a day?

    I would think Tahoe would be good for all Uber classes for long runs. Wonder how that works if you get a fare into Nevada?
     
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  9. Jimmycraazyz

    Jimmycraazyz Active Member

    Location:
    Sacramento
    Driving:
    UberX
    Usually it's one up and one down. Now that the roadsare all open any class uber will do. Wintertime 4wd is a must up there.

    Haven't had one go all the way into Nevada yet so I couldn't say.
     
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  10. Uber Shenanigans

    Uber Shenanigans Member

    Location:
    Tampa
    Driving:
    UberX
    Vibe is a great choice
     
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  11. Adieu

    Adieu Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Pssst: XLs have the lowest cost of entry...
     
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  12. Safe_Driver_4_U

    Safe_Driver_4_U Active Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    may have the lowest cost of entry....but, I doubt there is much XL action around here. There are parts of town here where you can get an X ping every 10 minutes.
     
  13. Jimmycraazyz

    Jimmycraazyz Active Member

    Location:
    Sacramento
    Driving:
    UberX
    Kinda hard to beat $2600 entry vehicle though.
     
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  14. elelegido

    elelegido Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Varies
    A question for the guys with Escapes - are they noisy on the highway?
     
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  15. Jimmycraazyz

    Jimmycraazyz Active Member

    Location:
    Sacramento
    Driving:
    UberX

    Depends on your tire choice. Mine was rather noisy at highway speeds when I first purchased it. It had all terrains on it. I changed them out for some all season highway tread and it eliminated my noise. The only other sound I hear at speed might be the air moving over the roof rack, but if I can hear that I'd say it's a pretty quiet ride.
     
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  16. elelegido

    elelegido Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Varies
    Thanks. I'm thinking of getting one - the streets in SF are so broken up that I think I really need an SUV or off-roader. I guess the Escape handles the potholes and bumps pretty well?
     
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  17. tohunt4me

    tohunt4me Well-Known Member

    Location:
    new orleans , la.
    The 4 cylinder hybrid escape gets 30 mpg plus with all wheel drive.
    A good choice.
    Check auctions.
    Many govt. Agencies turn vehicles loose at a certain age or mileage.
    The ford escape hybrid was popular with govt. Being a " green" vehicle.
    You may be able to buy one at auction for half the retail value.

    The ford small v-6 runs forever.
    Ive seen them exceed 300,000 miles .
     
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  18. Adieu

    Adieu Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    2003-2005 grand caravan

    ~$1500
     
  19. Jimmycraazyz

    Jimmycraazyz Active Member

    Location:
    Sacramento
    Driving:
    UberX
    Yeah, but...it's a grand caravan....
     
  20. Adieu

    Adieu Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Smaller SUV, posh:

    2003-2005 Lincoln Aviator

    $3-4k
    Lincoln. NOT a caravan

    Small SUV, newish and better on fuel:

    Ford Police Interceptor Utility (Exploder) + refit third row

    Huuge SUV, nice:
    1. 2003-2006 Lincoln Navigator
    $4-6k
    2. 2003-2005 Cadillac Escalade
    $5-7k

    Huge SUV, affordable:
    Old Expeditions ~$3500

    Huge SUV newer model:
    Expedition SSV + 3rd row refit

    Huge SUV higher budgets ~$10k:
    Recent Tahoe PPV + 3rd row refit
    2009-2010 Lincoln Navigator
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2017 at 12:59 PM

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