2000 Pontiac Sunfire Overview

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GT Convertible
6 national listings
GT Coupe
2 national listings
SE
Avg. Price: $3,155
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3.85 stars

Based on 31 reviews

Nice Starter Car For A High School Student Or A Mom With One Child. by Linda
 — I purchased this car with my own money and did not like it at first. I really wanted a truck. The car then changed my mind. The comfortable ride that it offered with the adjustable volume when you slo... Read More
Love It. by Jemmifer
 — Not a whole lot to say other than I love it. Compared to the other cars I've had, it's rather comfortable as long as you're not an overly huge person. It handles well enough and rides pretty smooth. C... Read More
Midnight Crusier by James
 — the car is decent engine needs some updates oil changes constant point a to b is very reliable have paid a whopping 12 grand in payments car has been great to take out to the club or park all around... Read More

2000 Pontiac Sunfire Overview

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2000 Pontiac Sunfire

There's no reason compact economy cars can't be fun to drive and stylish to look at.  That's the kind of thinking that went into the 2000 Pontiac Sunfire, which got a flashier front and rear redesign, and a new look for its wheels and instrument panel, along with some new color choices.  The 2000 Sunfire is sold as a sedan, coupe, and convertible.  This year will be the last for the soft-top convertible.

The base SE sedan and coupe come with a 2.2-liter, 115-hp I4 engine with a new smoother 5-speed manual transmission.  Both a 3 and 4-speed auto tran are optional.  The GT coupe and convertible gets a DOHC 2.4-liter I4 that reaches a more impressive 150-hp.  This engine is optional on the SE.  All of the 2000 Sunfires come with dual front airbags, ABS brakes, and air conditioning.  The coupes add a spoiler, and the GT adds a CD player.  If you want power windows and locks, those are extra.  New for 2000 is an optional Monsoon audio system, in another attempt by Pontiac to appeal to younger drivers who don't typically shop at GM.  The GTs also get integrated foglights and leather trim for the steering wheel and shifter.  A revised front console has been expanded to hold more CDs, and two cupholders and a coinholder have been added to it.  

Owners of the 2000 Sunfire say the GT is the way to go.  It feels fast and sporty, yet it still gets good gas mileage to maintain its economy car status.  Owners say the Sunfire is a good personal car or first-time buy, and there are nice options, such as a sunroof and alloy wheel.  The 12.4 cubic foot trunk is spacious for a compact.  Complaints mention a cramped backseat in the coupes, a need for more power and pickup, and generally uncomfortable seats for long rides.  There were also reported problems with the starter and a persistent check engine light (caused by a perpetually loose gas cap).

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Pontiac Sunfire Questions

tweeds22
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Sunfire Sunroof

i own a 2000 sunfire, i have been experiencing some problems with my sunroof. it vents fine but the only time i can fully open it is when the weather is fairly warm. when its cold out the sunroof wi...

1,617 views with 4 answers (last answer about a week ago)
dirks210
0

Is It My Engine Control Module

My 2000 Pontiac Sunfire is on the charger all the time ,then i take it off and go some where turn it on and off three times then it doesn't start till i jump it . its not charging and i replaced abo...

4 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
Guyf828
0

Sunfire's Interior Lights Don't Work.

The dash lights, radio lights, odometer light and tail lights on my 2000 pontiac Sunfire don't work. The brake lights do. How do I fix this?

20 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
Tim Marshall
75

Service Light On (wrench With Service Next To It)

I have no idea what it is and it wasnt on my 97 SE. I have searched my manual that i had bought for overhauls and such but no luck. It has been on since ive gotten it and it hasnt caused any problems....

16,130 views with 11 answers (last answer about a month ago)
gmanfive0
90

Car Will Crank Fine, But Will Not Start.

I have a 2000 pontiac sunfire. It will not start. The computer will not read my car when connected but hasn't for several years and it had no problem running until now. I drove the car one day (seve...

25,902 views with 75 answers (last answer about a month ago)