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Old 10-16-2009, 12:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Courier vehicle swap, Vibe maybe?

Well, folks. I'm working as a courier with my Trailblazer, and while I do like the truck... the cargo area is muy sweet... but the fuel economy, even with all the nifty driving techniques, leaves way too much room for improvement.
Hell, a nice used econo-wagon will more than pay for itself in the fuel economy difference alone, so I'll probably try to sell the Silverado and start looking for something along those lines. The TB's gonna stay, as it's just too danged useful to me otherwise to give up, and it has about the same tow rating as the pickup.

Right now, it looks like a Pontiac Vibe would fit me well enough, with its taller interior and decent cargo space. I'm 6'4" and don't do well with some of the lower profile cars, but I have driven one of these and it felt fine.

Any Vibe owners wanna chime in?

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Old 10-16-2009, 01:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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...we've got two Vibes: a 2004 and a 2009, both with the smaller engines and automatic tranmissions.

...2004 gets 32 mpg mostly in urban, 2009 gets 34+ mpg mostly highway.

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