2003 Pontiac Sunfire User Reviews

2003 Pontiac Sunfire Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews
CONS
"light" 2 reviews

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Ran322 writes:
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4

Pros

Surprisingly, for a 4 cylinder engine, this car has a lot of "get up and go". The gas mileage is pretty good, about 28 mpg on average.  Comfortable seats. Decent amount of room in the trunk.

Cons

Leg room in the back seat can be an issue for people over 5" 5'. It's hard to change the bulbs in the headlights. The fuel pump was very expensive to replace, around $700.

Ran322
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Fun Car! — I've owned this car for 6 years and I still like it tremendously. There have been a few problems with it. There were some recalls that I was unaware of until my tail-lights kept burning out and melting. But when I took it to the shop, they fixed it and the other 2 recalled parts and it's been fine since. I enjoy driving it. It handles well, though I'm a fairly sedate driver, so that may be just me. The cup holders in the front are something I'd like to change, though. They're fine for cans, small drinks and some medium sized cups, but the large 44oz and up tend to bump into the radio tune knob and change radio stations.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Justin writes:
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Very nice appearance

Cons

The timing belt is a chain instead so it clicks, which is annoying

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I Love The Car — It looks sick, good gas mileage, fun to drive, Relatively good acceleration, great braking and handling I haven't had to repair it at all, though Iv only been driving it for the last 10 000 kms (I now have 40 words)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brittany-Lynn writes:
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5

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its blue

Cons

its a 2 door

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I Love It — 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

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kayla writes:
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it gets looks! and it has looks!

Cons

a few non important things!!

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My Car Review — I think its a nice average car, the problem is 2 many people have cars alike mine. I wish the c.d player was better, and it wasn't a chevy :P LOL. other than that its good! gas milage is great! car is really fun 2 drive!! buily is ok, its sometimes hard 2 get into, its good looking inside and out, performance is good! i don't like abs brakes thou. I would recomend this car its good for teens!!

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Andrei writes:
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Power, consumption.

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Auto tranny and flimsy suspension

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It's Not Crap, It's A Sunfire :d — 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 race. More to come once I put the S/C on it.

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Stephanie writes:
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good on gas, fast, AMAZING

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nothing was wrong with this car

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Amazing Car — loved it, i would buy another if i had the chance

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Melissa writes:
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Good acceleration as manual trans, good braking.

Cons

Cheap trim. Crappy electrical.

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Good For Someone Who Will Trade It In At The End Of The Lease. — Pretty good little racer as manual trans, the 2.2 Ecotech is a strong engine when handled properly. Handles and brakes great, smooth shift when engine is at operating temp. Lots of electrical problems, so far, I've had fixed: The tail lights, reverse lights (and they quit again recently), headlights and fog lights (corrosion in the main harness), rear defrost and dash lights.

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Warren0007 writes:
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Good car to drive back and forth to work Fuel Economy.

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Starting having ABS and Light issues. I corrected them Quickly. Also Struts wore out way to fast.

Warren0007
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Its A Great Little Car. Fully Loaded With Sunroof. — 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 miles and most car go alot longer before replacing Struts Brakes Sensors (ABS) Muffler, ETC

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jonathan1420 writes:
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Acceleration, Gas mileage, Looks, Comfortable on trips.

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Cheap build quality, CRAPPY radio

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This Car Has All I Want. It's Quick, Gets Great Gas Mileage, And It's Simple Like Me. — I love most things on this car. The interior is crap though. Only 2 of my speakers work and everything rattles.

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2005 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

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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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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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2001 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

2001 Se Sunfire By mikehaas1983

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 ... Read More

Fast Sporty And Fun To Drive By untaimedspirit09

I havent found nothing that i dont like about my car :) Shes my ought one and she has never left me stranded... Got to find some parts for her but shes still a good looking car :) 38mpg and lovin it :... Read More

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2000 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

Excellent Tuner Car To Boost. By James

Performance - Acceleration; fairly good for stock. Braking; good, front are shoes, back are drums. Handling; great for a front wheel drive. Build Quality - I have done several repairs, but I also bou... Read More

High Mileage But Still Running Smoothly By louie2208

the car still run perfectly even there's some problem on the under chassis. still need to fix the driver side window. need to replace windshield washer hose. and windshield too. ala in all the car st... Read More

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