2003 Pontiac Sunfire User Reviews

2003 Pontiac Sunfire Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 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: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews
CONS
"light" 2 reviews

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pam5733 writes:
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5

Pros

great power for a 4 cylinder, sporty lookings, gas mileage, maintenance

Cons

i have none with my car

pam5733
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I Love My Sunfire — 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 regularly, keeps going

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Warren0007 writes:
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4

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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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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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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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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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Brittany-Lynn writes:
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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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Justin writes:
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4

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Very nice appearance

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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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Ran322 writes:
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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.

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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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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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Jonathan1420 writes:
2003 Pontiac Sunfire Base Review
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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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