[RFI] Buying New Vehicle - RFI issues with these models?

John DeGood john at degood.org
Sun Aug 5 14:22:50 EDT 2007

The Pontiac Vibe should be highly reliable.  The Vibe is built in the
Fremont NUMMI plant, a joint GM/Toyota venture.  The car is based on the
Toyota Corolla platform.  The Vibe and Toyota Matrix share the same
Toyota engines, transmissions, suspensions, brakes, and
GM-designed/Toyota-supplied interior features.

I own a 2001 Chevy Prizm which was built in the same NUMMI plant, also a
joint GM/Toyota design based on the Corolla.  It's the most trouble-free
car I've ever owned:  after 103,000 miles it even still has the original
brakes.  I've averaged 39 MPG over 103,000 miles (manual transmission).

And to put this back on-topic, I've had no RFI issues with the Prizm.

73, John NU3E

Dennis Vernacchia wrote:
> I wouldn't worry abou the RFI issues.
> Considering the Consumer Reports relaibility reports,
> none of these vehicles will last ling enough to complete the install
> ;-)
> N6KI
> Sandy Eggo
> On 8/4/07, Al Plant N5UM <n5um at cox.net> wrote:
>> I am getting ready to purchase a new vehicle to replace my trusty 2000
>> Chrysler mini-van that now has 157K miles.
>> I am considering the following smaller / more efficient vehicles:
>> Chevrolet Cobalt
>> Chevrolet HHR
>> Pontiac Vibe
>> Does anyone on the reflector know of any RFI issues that would impact HF
>> mobile operation in any of these, and any hints at how to correct?   I
>> plan to install my IC706MK2G and mounts for my hamsticks and ATAS100
>> antennas on the new car.
>> Thanks and 73,
>> Al  N5UM
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