1998 Pontiac Sunfire User Reviews

1998 Pontiac Sunfire Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 32 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"speed" 7 reviews
"cheap car" 5 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 32 1998 Pontiac Sunfire reviews.

sle37643 writes:
1998 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Convertible Review
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5

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Been a great little car ~ had no issues!

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None

sle37643
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Great Little Convertible! — This has been a great little car. Handles smooth, no noises w/convertible top, never any mechanical issues, gets great mileage, is dependable & fun to drive. If you are looking for a fun little convert to drive around in, this is the one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sunfire2012 writes:
1998 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Convertible Review
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4

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nice ride, good mpgs,

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ok speed

Sunfire2012
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First Car — I think this is a good first car for people who dont really want to pay alot of money for one, it gets around with good gas mileage, it definitely isnt a drag car, its pretty fun to drive though. I have had this car for 1 1/2 years and i really do like it. the fastest ive gone in it was 110 mph but it shuts down at 111 it has the gt engine and ive been thinkin about puttin money into the engine cause it does have the room to grow.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jessica writes:
1998 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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It's easy to drive.

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The motor is about to die.

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It's A Good Car. — I like the car. It runs well and it looks cool. It is a small car but you can fit a lot of stuff in it. The car is very easy to drive and I hope that I can keep it for a long time.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Justin writes:
1998 Pontiac Sunfire 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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fast

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the frame lol

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Good Car — good workin car .. get it undercoated though or it will rot out and dont use it as a off roading car thinking its a 4 wheel drive cause its not but does do good in mud and snow and they are fast if it has a 2.4

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Ryan writes:
1998 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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Its purple.

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Random Noises haha

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Bat-mobile — It is purple which makes it totally awesome. Everyone calls it the bat mobile which is pretty sweeto. It takes corners like a pro. But sometimes it makes odd noises and im not sure what will happen next. Ha ha

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cam writes:
1998 Pontiac Sunfire 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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its mine :D :D :D

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its a pontiac

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98 Sunfire — its a pontiac. what more needs to be said. however a great first car. insurance is RELATIVELY cheap and gas is dirt cheap. and hell you wont find a better car 800 bucks certified. ill keep you posted on it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Carlos writes:
1998 Pontiac Sunfire 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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The liftoff when you gas it... pedal to the floor!

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Its thirsty... very thirsty when you accelerate it.

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Niceeee... — The only thing that makes my car constantly in the garage is that I dont have spare parts in my country anymore. But with the propper technical service, this Pontiac would be as fast and powerful than that day i bought it. Its a wonderful and fun ride to have. and very powerful too for the money.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alex writes:
1998 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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speed

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interior colour- gray D:

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:) — i rebuilt the motor myself, so it isnt stock. i got new brakes too when i got it, but the old ones were still okay. it was so fast compared to other cars and i beat every civic i met.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jesse writes:
1998 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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can speed without even knowing it

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brakes

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Wow — these's cars are ahmazing i dont even know how to explain it this car is just so awesome. i dont know what i would do with out it. its fun to drive but the brakes are kinda bad. but there getting fixed :)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Kristi writes:
1998 Pontiac Sunfire Review
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It's goodt on gas mileage, a little sporty and yea...

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Sometimes hard to work on...for me any ways...lol

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I Luv It! Though I Don't Really Know That Much Bout Cars And I Haven't Driven That Many... — Haha hmmm well I think it handles nicely. It's been pretty good on repairs...i havnt had to make too many. I like the body not my favorite but it's awesome for a first car! And I luv driving it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

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2004 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

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I like everything about this car besides it's small size - not much room for luggage! It is very reliable, though, and all maintenance for it has been quite cheap. I average between 25-30 mpg with a m... Read More

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This was my first car, it was free so i wasn't going to pass it up. The build quality was absolutely horrible as most american cars are. The performance was horrible. The interior wasn't too bad to ... Read More

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2003 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

I Love My Sunfire By pam5733

I have my car going on 5yrs, bought it used. I have had an awesome experience with this car as far breakdowns or repairs. so far so good, nothing major, recent brake job, keep the oil changed regularl... Read More

Its A Great Little Car. Fully Loaded With Sunroof. By Warren0007

Like all the options and Sunroof. Nice stereo system. Dislikes were many little problems down the road with rust and broken wires. I corrected most of the issues but the car was still under 100,000 mi... Read More

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2002 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

Meh... By Shelby1405

got this car in March 2011 as my first car. Took it to my mechanic to look over he said it would be $500 to safety. turns out Pontiac is horrible with their wiring and $1300 later the car was good to ... Read More

Very Good. Not Much To Complain About. By nwhite34

Problems hapenning out of no wheres like a possible fuel filter issue that can cause your car to not fire and you thinking its a dead battery when its not or when something else could be possibly be w... Read More

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2001 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

2001 Se Sunfire By mikehaas1983

the overall dependability of this vehicle has been very good i would how ever recomend if you buy one to look into any factory issues it may have or had to see if they have been repaired or not as it ... Read More

Great For Its Price, But You Get What You Pay For. By 7sevin7

Over all its a good cheep car, living up to Pontiac's nick name of the poor man's Cadillac, It has many of the stock issues seen in any Pontiac of its era, with Faulty door locks that give over time a... Read More

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