Latest Toyota Pedal Fix Involves Hacksaw, Bubble Wrap

A service bulletin outlining yet another fix for Toyota's unintended acceleration problems (this time, the Pontiac Vibe) shows just how difficult re-engineering a car part is. Steps involving hacksaws and bubble wrap are both comical and a little unnerving. » 7/13/10 5:15pm 7/13/10 5:15pm

NUMMI Is No More

The once-bustling GM-Toyota New United Motors plant, located at the northeastern edge of the area known as Silicon Valley and about 25 miles down the freeway from Chez Murilee, shut down on Friday. » 4/03/10 5:30pm 4/03/10 5:30pm

GM Kills Vibe Early, Can't Quit NUMMI

The irony of Toyota building the last Pontiac was perhaps too much for GM, consequently, they've decided to axe the Vibe in 2009. However, GM is still searching for a way to build products at NUMMI with Toyota. » 6/19/09 11:00am 6/19/09 11:00am

Sweet Irony: Last Pontiac Actually A Toyota

According to the 2010 GM Product Guide, the 2010 model year Pontiac Vibe is the only model from the doomed brand for 2010 and is, therefore, the last Pontiac. That's right, the last Pontiac is actually a Toyota. » 6/10/09 1:00pm 6/10/09 1:00pm

Pontiac Vibe, Solstice Are Dead, Won't Live On As Chevys

GM CEO Fritz Henderson just told journalists the Pontiac Vibe and Solstice will not live on at other brands. Also, he's gonna have to talk with Toyota about what they're gonna do with NUMMI. » 4/27/09 9:30am 4/27/09 9:30am

Pontiac Vibe Commercial Featuring Shwayze. Wait, Who?

You know you're not 'hip' or 'with it' anymore when when you see a musical artist featured in a new ad campaign and you don't know if they're a nobody or a somebody. Does anybody know who Shwayze is? It's kind of a catchy tune, that relies a little heavily on the fact that Shwayze rhymes with everything. The ad is… » 4/21/08 5:00pm 4/21/08 5:00pm

Pontiac Drops Vibe's Price to $15,895

Those in the market for a Toyota Matrix might want to make note of the fact that its twin, the Pontiac Vibe, is going to be dropping its base price to $15,895 (with shipping charges) when it goes on sale in February. That's a decrease of $1,500 over the 2008 model price. We're not that surprised by the move,… » 12/06/07 11:15am 12/06/07 11:15am

2009 Pontiac Vibe Revealed On Video

Despite still being a few hours away from the official reveal, the folks at the General have graciously dropped some video clips of the new 2009 Pontiac Vibe onto a public web site, so we've decided to go ahead and run them. The video gives us a bit more of a look at the new Vibe-rator than the one press shot we've… » 11/06/07 12:05pm 11/06/07 12:05pm