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

JD Power: Hyundai Genesis Highest-Ranked Newly-Launched Vehicle

The 2009 Hyundai Genesis ranks highest in launch performance among vehicle models introduced during the first ten months of 2008, according to J.D. Power and Associates' 2009 Vehicle Launch Index released today. Hyundai? Yes, Hyundai. » 7/22/09 10:00am 7/22/09 10:00am

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

Spy Photos: 2008 Toyota Matrix? 2008 Pontiac Vibe? We Report, You…

Sometimes a spy photog gets a bit too confident in what they think they're seeing — and sometimes forget that they've got a heavily camo'ed concept sitting in front of them — and really, as is the case here, who really knows what the hell it is. Edmunds and other sites are reporting the shots they've got are of the… » 10/12/06 1:40pm 10/12/06 1:40pm

Pontiac's Wagon Versions to Go Vibe-bye; What of NUMMI?

According to AutoWeek, Pontiac is scaling back its Vibe line, discontinuing the GT and all-wheel-drive versions after the 2006 model year due to poor sales and changes in U.S. emissions standards. The Vibe, also sold as the Toyota Matrix, is the product of NUMMI, a joint-venture between GM and Toyota based in Fremont,… » 4/04/06 8:19am 4/04/06 8:19am