2003 Pontiac Sunfire Overview


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It's Not Crap, It's A Sunfire :d by Andrei
 — It's pretty solid, the engine is a tank, the body looks pretty good but I am thinkin about changing it with a Cav front-end, it's great on gas but still smokes half of the cars out there at a drag rac... Read More
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
I Love It by Brittany-Lynn
 — nothing wrong with it it has alot of quality. The car handles good, braking is really good. doesnt use alot of gas its ready cheap to fix and it is just a fun car to drive........... i love my car Read More

2003 Pontiac Sunfire Overview

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2003 Pontiac Sunfire

The 2003 Sunfire is Pontiac's cheapest car.  That's probably because it comes with few standard convenience or safety features.  Similar to the Chevy Cavalier, but dressed up in sportier attire, the Sunfire is an attractive starter car for young first-time drivers.

The sedan is dropped this year, and so is the GT. The only available 2003 Sunfire is an SE coupe, which now has the 2.2-liter, 140-hp Ecotec DOHC I4 engine that used to be in the GT.  This is coupled with a 5-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic.  You won't get much in the 2003 Pontiac Sunfire, but its affordability is a big selling point.  The standard ABS brakes have been put on the options list this year.  Dual front airbags, air conditioning, and new 60/40 split-folding rear seats are standard, but you need to pay extra for power features, keyless entry, a CD player, alarm system, sunroof, and leather wrapped wheel.  New options for 2003 include side impact airbags, satellite radio, and Onstar.

On the outside, the front and rear fascias have been restyled.  A twin grille with cat's eye headlights lends a sporty look to the Sunfire coupe, along with the standard rear spoiler.  Many owners purchase the 2003 Sunfire because it is so affordable as a starter car and it's also a good jumping off point for tuners.  They like its sporty new looks and the 24/33 mpg.  Initial acceleration is not so great and the cabin feels tight for four adults.  Interior materials also make the Sunfire feel bland and cheap.


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My 2003 Pontiac Sunfire Wont Start...

I put in a brand new alternator, battery, and starter. When I try and turn the key to crank it over, I can hear the solenoid in the starter activate, but the starter doesnt crank the flywheel at ...

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I Have A 2003 Pontiac Sunfire And The Instrument Panel Light Cluster Stays ...

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Why It's There Coolant In My Spark Plug Wells After Changing Thermostat? Ca...

So I changed the thermostat on 03 sunfire. Drained system. Process said remove exhaust manifold to access thermostat easily. So I did so, put everything back together, filled and bled coolant syst...

44 views with 5 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
Tyler Brooks

Will A Pontiac Sunfire Head Lights From The Earlier Years ( Such As 95,97,0...

Just wondering how universal These cars are with exterior parts on there j platform. I need a new hood, head lights, and bumper wondering if they can trade off with in those years.

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Can I Take The Power Window Wiring, Buttons, And Regulator Off Of A Cavalie...

my 2003 sunfire coupe has manual door cranks and i want to have power windows. i was woundering if the wiring on a sunfire is the same as a cavalier

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