2003 Pontiac Sunfire Overview

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4.55 stars

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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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Pontiac Sunfire Questions

cskelt23
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Car Turns Dont Crank

bought an 03 sunfire.. one night it started then stalled but crunk right back up... next morning it just keeps turning over not starting.. has started twice since then so i know its not a timing chain...

16 views with 3 answers (last answer about a week ago)
coreymirt
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How Can I Fix This Issue?

Just a few weeks ago, my check engine light came on with a P0327 code for "knock sensor 1 circuit low input". Yesterday I had the knock sensor replaced with a new one and the light and codes reset. To...

11 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)
danilms14
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What Does It Mean If My '03 Pontiac Sunfire Smells Like Gas While Im Drivin...

I took it to someone to fix the window and when i got it back, it stinks like gas. I can smell it coming througj the vents

23 views with 5 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
Jjbrodala
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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 ...

36 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
Wendy Cochran
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I Have A 2003 Pontiac Sunfire And The Instrument Panel Light Cluster Stays ...

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