2001 Pontiac Sunfire Overview

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2001 Pontiac Sunfire Overview

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Based on the Chevy Cavalier platform, the compact 2001 Pontiac Sunfire adds sporty styling flourishes, including a new standard rear spoiler, in an effort to appeal to younger, hipper drivers looking for something fun on a budget.  The 2001 Sunfire dropped the convertible, and now is only available as a sedan or coupe.

Little has changed this year to the 2001 Sunfire.  The SE sedan and coupe is the base model, with a 115-hp, 2.2-liter I4 engine and choice of 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission.  The 3-speed auto tran is no longer offered.  Base Sunfires come with dual front airbags, daytime running lights, and ABS brakes.  This year, the SE also gets a standard cassette player.  A CD player is optional, as are power features, a sunroof, and alloy wheels.  The Sunfire does attract Pontiac's youngest consumers, thanks to the sporty GT coupe, which houses a 2.4-liter, DOHC I4 that hits 150-hp.  The GT also features foglights, CD player, and a leather-wrapped wheel.  Rear seats in the 2001 Sunfire fold down to expand the already spacious 12.4 cubic foot trunk, and a front console holds CDs, cassettes, coins, and drinks.  An upgraded Monsoon sound system is offered as an option.

It's Pontiac's least expensive car, which helps make the 2001 Sunfire attractive to first-time buyers or city commuters who don't want to sacrifice style for savings.  Drivers like the sporty looks and the GT engine, though they generally wish there was more horsepower.  Both the trunk and cabin are roomy, and gas mileage is a decent 21/28 mpg.  Owners wish that power windows and locks were standard, and they say the interior materials give away the cheapness of the car.  There are problems with the check engine light coming on frequently.

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    Michael Stewart
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    2001 Sunfire Air In System

    My 2001 sunfire 2.2L keeps over heating. I think it has air in the Colling system. I have replaced the head gasket, had head milled, new head bolts and studs, new water pump, thermostat i open the ...

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    Lights

    When I turn my headlights on, all the lights on dashboard lights up, needles go haywire. (I can have a tank full on gas but needle will be on empty). The lights that light the dash will dim.

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    Saraleigh2424
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    Moter In 2001 Pontiac Sunfire

    I was driving my 2001 Pontiac sunfire and it just died and won't start now . turns over but nothing else.

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    jodycrow
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    I Need A New Bumper Cover For My 2001 Pontiac Sunfire Gt 2.4l And Can't Fin...

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    Shaffer989
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    Pontiac Sunfire Misfire

    Now I have the same problem but could anyone help me out on this??? I got the car it runs fine the way it is now but they had to cut the wires to the forth injector and ran those injector wires to...

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