Looking for a Used Sunfire in your area?
CarGurus has 551 nationwide Sunfire listings starting at $1,450.
Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 22 reviews
2001 Pontiac Sunfire Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 22 reviews
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.
What's your take on the 2001 Pontiac Sunfire?
Pontiac Sunfire Questions
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...
Will 1999 Pontaic Sunfire Motor Fit In A 2001 Both Are A 2.2
How Many Models Of Xtreme Sunfire's Were Made?
I own a 2001 Pontiac Sunfire Xtreme, and I was wondering, how many were made? Ive only seen a few, but they were both yellow and both GT versions, so I assume that the GT's were the ones to get this ...
Sunfire Pontiac 2001 Engine Problem
Engine had die, the car had the fuel pump replace and then the engine started to stall (like the gear was off) while driving, on low speed the car rush forward like stall or like kick. no sure what i...
Hi, The Cruise Control Is Not Working On My 2001 Pontiac Sunfire. The Fuse...
I had the rear passenger tire bearings replaced and later noticed my cruise control wasn't working. I don't think there is a relation between the two, but don't know where to look next. Please help...