2000 Pontiac Sunfire User Reviews

2000 Pontiac Sunfire Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 31 reviews

  • Performance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"small space" 2 reviews

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2000 Pontiac Sunfire GT Coupe Review
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It looked pretty.

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It always looked pretty in the same place because it wouldn't run!

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Total Throw-away Vehicle. — This car looked kinda nice back in the day when I owned it but it was an absolute lemon. The engine went out at 70,000 miles and was replaced with a $1500 one. That too died as soon as the warranty was up, like, literally 100 miles later, lol, and the mechanic obviously didn't want to honour it. I ended up selling the POS for $600 when the KBB was over $4000 had it been running. I was always really nervous about driving this car because it broke down ALL the time. It was so bad that I should have bought a tow-dolly instead of renting one to get the jalopy home.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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James writes:
2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE Coupe Review
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4

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Front wheel drive means better handling on and off road. Standard transmission means better fuel economy.

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The seat belt sticks when trying to recoil it back into the vinyl. Backseat is not very roomy in height and it's difficult sometimes to crawl into the backseat.

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A Very Reliable Automobile — Performance - Acceleration is best from 2nd to 4th. Braking is great with front disk brakes and back drum brakes working as one. Handling is outstanding with front wheel drive pulling instead of the rear wheel drive pushing. Appearance - The sunroof provides extra aerodynamics with the stock spoiler. Cost of Ownership - With 35mpg? You decide.. Fun Factor - I wake up every morning with only one question. When can I drive today and where?

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

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Tim writes:
2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE Coupe Review
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Decent mpg, Small, excellent braking

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slow, extreme body roll

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Decent — Lacks the acceleration and power to impress anyone(not even your grandma). I've put it through hell and back and its never failed me even on my 4 hour trips back and forth to college.

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Jemmifer writes:
2000 Pontiac Sunfire GT Coupe Review
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Moonroof. Handling. Comfort. Stylish.

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Entrance into trunk is a bit narrow - harder to get things in and out of. Not much room left in back seat when a child car seat is added.

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Love It. — 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. Come this winter I wasn't sure what to expect when driving in the snow, and I've been pleasantly surprised. I feel safer driving in the snow.

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mrmom2 writes:
2000 Pontiac Sunfire GT Coupe Review
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good gas mileage fun to drive.

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electrical system

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Pretty Good Meets Our Needs — Performance improves with a good quality exhaust system, also picked up a few points in fuel mileage. DRL sucks have had many issues with that, and the driving lights/fog lights. Asside from normal maintainance nothing out of the ordinary YET. The car is fun to drive, I picked it up just for a daily driver, to from work and use my mini-van for vacations etc. The kids love the car since I upgraded the sound and exhaust.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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louie2208 writes:
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the muffler

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the window

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High Mileage But Still Running Smoothly — the car still run perfectly even there's some problem on the under chassis. still need to fix the driver side window. need to replace windshield washer hose. and windshield too. ala in all the car still in good shape. engine still last for couple of years.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Linda writes:
2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE Review
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5

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The color of a dark forest shiny green was what I loved most about this car; beside the comfortable ride was what hooked me.

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It was too tight of a fit for two car seats and way too low.

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Nice Starter Car For A High School Student Or A Mom With One Child. — 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 slowed or accelerated the speed was awesome. The car took the heat of living in Dallas as well. No heavy foot could beat this car or a crazy driver like me.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mark writes:
2000 Pontiac Sunfire GT Coupe Review
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Fun to drive

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Not too cheap on gas or repairs

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Decent Car — It's a peppy car, with pretty good handling, decent mileage, been in the shop for some of the normal repairs, was cheap to buy and insure.The interior has a good look about it, and a nice feel. Overall it's a fun car to drive, but not so fun to maintain. If I were to do it again, I'd sacrifice the interior looks and go for the Cavalier instead

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everything

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sound system

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Great Daily Driver — performance is amazing the build quality and not bad it could be better appearance is ok i guess im not a fan on how it looks its a girls car cost is cheap really good on gas and yes its a fun car to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE Coupe Review
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handling

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Fun To Drive And Will Be More Fun With More Power — It a little under powed now But I have plans to fix this can any one say 3100 v6 and maybe some boost in the future. handles great with 2" lowering springs but could be better with adjustable coil overs

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1999 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

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