2001 Pontiac Sunfire User Reviews

2001 Pontiac Sunfire Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"small power" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE Review
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great gas milage

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had a few factory issues when i bought it one causing the engine to go but overall its a good vehicle

mikehaas1983
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2001 Se Sunfire — the overall dependability of this vehicle has been very good i would how ever recomend if you buy one to look into any factory issues it may have or had to see if they have been repaired or not as it may result in a costly repair later in date

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Pontiac Sunfire GT Coupe Review
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Cheep, Light, Low gas millage, Sleek look, Reliable, Cheep to fix and repair, Sunroof, Good Stock Sound.

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Small Back Seat, Stock AC blows out easy in hot climates, Expected road life of 150,000 Miles due to transmission, Door locks can have a jamming issue.

7sevin7
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Great For Its Price, But You Get What You Pay For. — 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 and where, as well as problems with its AC breaking, However, most of its issues are relatively cheep fixes, making it for a great first car. Over all I would recommend it to any one looking to feel like there riding high in something that costs low.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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everything

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traction control was fussy

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Best Car Ever — this was the best commuting car I've ever had. great in all weather(as long as snow wasn't higher than car) I was getting 375 miles per tank(28 mpg) looks sexy, had great pickup. the front had plenty of room. i was commuting 23 miles each way, five days a week for about $40 in fuel

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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2001 Pontiac Sunfire GT Coupe Review
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Cold air intake, Lowered 2 inches on 17 konig rims

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New tires needed. Needs more performance

2001sunfiregt
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Amazing — I liked the look of it. and the feel of the clutch was nice. Hoping to get a 2 stage racing clutch and maybe a turbo kit. Altogether its a fun car to drive and is really not slow at all like people say.

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

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Reliable, good on gas, great college car, best for someone not looking to spend alot of money.

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Too much plastic on body, too many of them on road allready.

knap0035
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Good Car For A Good Price. I Know Several People Who Have, And Had One At Some Point. — I bought this car Oct. 20th 2009 after taking my previous car off the road. It got me through my 2nd year of college without hassle. Haven't had to put much money into it. It has the small 4cyl engine and it doesn't have much power to it, but it handles good. It has a nice llok to it (the front lights make it easily recognizable) Interior and basic functions are simple and not confusing. Good on gas, fun to drive, reliable and allways has got me where I wanted to go. I'd have to say tho, the over build of it is satisfactory. Like most cars into the 2000's they are mostly made of plastic. My front and back bumper, basically the whole front. I like older cars because back then they were made to last. Newer cars today are made to drive, trade, and move on. I enjoy my Sunfire and all but it seems weak. People knock Sunfires alot for being cheap cars; I think really it all depends on how you take care of it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE Coupe Review
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gas miles, sporty, 2 door

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not a lot of power

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8 Out Of 10 Trying To Be Sporty But Low On Power — Good car small 2.2L engine got great gas miles about 350 a tank costing about 25 to fill that tank, still sporty in being a 2 door, best part was putting a loud exhaust on it it was louder than a truck lol, wasnt to much get up and go but perfect for a economical sports car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Because I have one!

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Pretty much everything.

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Kinda Reliable, Except When It Breaks Down. Yay. — Acceleration? A little. Does it brake and turn? Yes. Does it squeak or rattle? A bit, but I've taken care of some things. Did have to replace the radiator after I jumped certain railroad tracks one too many times. I like the way it looks, with or without my special speed dent. Gas mileage? 24, regardless of whether I drive it hard or not. Oil change? Whenever I feel guilty. So, if you wanna know if it's fun to drive, I'll tell you it is the way I drive it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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i own it

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it dents way too easy

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Good Car — acceleration is okay compared to vehicals in its class above standard..its about as tough as a pop can fenders crumple easy, very nice looking car , sporty in a 2 door, very affordable , next to nothing to repair , and i love driving this car..

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

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sleeper

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i dont have it anymore

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Funfire — the fun-fire was my first car. i learned how to drive standard in it. it smoked hondas and ate fords. got good gas mileage. looks like a girls firebird, so no one expects you to beat them in a race.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE Review
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reliable

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Great Car But Uncomfortable — ok for towing very fun and reliable car but very uncomfortable and is not good for long trips. all acceleration and braking work great especially when towing the boat jetskis and 4 wheeler. there are many cars out there but for the money

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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2005 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

Cost Effective Reliable Car By TCarp

Excellent car - model will go 200,000+ miles, No problems, performed in weather from -25 deg F to 101 deg F, handles well in all road types and weather conditions, fuel efficient (avg 30 MPG) but fun ... Read More

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2004 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

Value Car By dmdixon88

I like everything about this car besides it's small size - not much room for luggage! It is very reliable, though, and all maintenance for it has been quite cheap. I average between 25-30 mpg with a m... Read More

One Of The Worst Cars Ive Dorve By Matt

This was my first car, it was free so i wasn't going to pass it up. The build quality was absolutely horrible as most american cars are. The performance was horrible. The interior wasn't too bad to ... Read More

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2003 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

I Love My Sunfire By pam5733

I have my car going on 5yrs, bought it used. I have had an awesome experience with this car as far breakdowns or repairs. so far so good, nothing major, recent brake job, keep the oil changed regularl... Read More

Its A Great Little Car. Fully Loaded With Sunroof. By Warren0007

Like all the options and Sunroof. Nice stereo system. Dislikes were many little problems down the road with rust and broken wires. I corrected most of the issues but the car was still under 100,000 mi... Read More

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2002 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

Meh... By Shelby1405

got this car in March 2011 as my first car. Took it to my mechanic to look over he said it would be $500 to safety. turns out Pontiac is horrible with their wiring and $1300 later the car was good to ... Read More

Very Good. Not Much To Complain About. By nwhite34

Problems hapenning out of no wheres like a possible fuel filter issue that can cause your car to not fire and you thinking its a dead battery when its not or when something else could be possibly be w... Read More

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2000 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

Solid Car By JT1981

Solid car, got lucky with this one as some can be lemons. Must have been built in the middle of the week and not on a hangover Monday, or a Friday where the workers are thinking about hitting the pub... Read More

Total Throw-away Vehicle. By Claire

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 wa... Read More

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