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2001 Pontiac Sunfire Overview

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GT Coupe
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Avg. Price: $3,674
SE
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Avg. Price: $3,510
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Avg. Price: $3,641

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Based on 23 reviews

Fast, Fun And Cool To Drive!!! by Christopher
 — This car is amazing for acceleration, it provides power and control and you can out preform most cars off the line that you see on the streets now a days. Cost for the Car is realitvely cheap, however... 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
My Black Beauty by Carla
 — Most dependable fun car I have owned! Its a 5 speed, handles corners well, great exceleration, wonderful gas mileage, fllies on the highway, even plows snow really well in the north! Its the funnest c... Read More

2001 Pontiac Sunfire Overview

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2001 Pontiac Sunfire

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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Over Heating Problem In A 2001 Pontiac Sun Fire?? Help?

So my car did not start over heating until a part. A metal tube that carries anti freeze (I dont know its name) busted a hole in it. I changed the part and then the hoses surrounded it needed cha...

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7sevin7
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What Can I Put In My Sunfire?

I have a 2001 Pontiac Sunfire coupe. I love this car, it was my first car and I've had it for years, and you know how men are about that car first cars, My problem is that its past the 150,000 mile ma...

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Will A 2003 Pontiac Sunfire Engine Go Into A 2001 Pontiac Sunfire. Both Bei...

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nikvel
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2001 Sunfire 2.2l Check Engine Light Is On And Blinks. Car Is Sputtering, S...

i changed the top radiator hose about a week ago and when i removed old hose water leaked out and all over misc parts under hood. i did not bleed cooling system but car is not overheating. after hose ...

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Perception1
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2001 Sunfire Transmission Leaking

Hey guys. So I ended up buying my first car this week, all seems to be great except one thing -which happens to be that there is a leak under the front of the car. It's a 2001 Sunfire Coupe SE with...

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