2005 Pontiac Sunfire Overview


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4.45 stars

Based on 20 reviews

Very Nice, Clean, And Dependable. by CostaWalker
 — This car is really dependable - it has no problems with cold weather - starts quickly and always. There are some minor scratches, but overall the appearance is very nice. It is especially cool with ... Read More
Awesome, Awesome Car To Drive. It Has Pretty Good Decent Gas Mileage. by TJ
 — I love everything about this car. It has great performance. It has excellent handling, braking and acceleration. The cost of ownership would be priceless in my opinion. This car is awesome to drive an... Read More
Great Car For The Price by Mark
 — I was looking for an older honda when the car salesman showed me this car... So I test drove it and was surprised. I just knew it wasn't going to be any kind of show car... but it was good on gas and... Read More

2005 Pontiac Sunfire Overview

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2005 Pontiac Sunfire

The 2005 Pontiac Sunfire is a sporty-looking 2-door budget coupe that packs a zippy little engine, making this a nice alternative for those wanting a sports-like ride but who haven't got the sports car budget.  Now ten years old, 2005 will be the last year for Pontiac's entry-level car.

There are no changes to the 2005 Sunfire, only a new Sport Appearance option package.  In addition to a stiffer suspension, it adds on larger 16-inch tires, a sporty trim on the inside, chrome-tipped dual exhausts, and optional graphics.  The 2005 Sunfire comes in a base and 1SV model, and both come standard with the Ecotec 2.2-liter, 140-hp I4 engine, air conditioning, rear defrost, and a rear spoiler.  The coupe fits four, with front bucket seats and a 60/40 split-fold rear seat.  The 1SV is the ultra-budget model, coming with a 5-speed manual transmission and a CD player, and without any options.  The base can be had with either the manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission.

1SB and 1SC packages can be added to the base model, to include power windows and leather trim.  The 1SC features ABS brakes, traction control, and alloy wheels.  OnStar, XM, a sunroof, and front-side airbags are other options.  Sitting low to the ground with a low roofline, the 2005 Sunfire offers sporty looks at a low price, which most of the owners appreciate.  They say the engine is surprisingly powerful and the car is faster than it looks.  Handling is responsive, and gas mileage is decent.  The 2005 Sunfire suffers from a cheap-looking interior, with plastic parts that rattle, blind spots, and uncomfortable seats that lack legroom and lumbar support.


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Pontiac Sunfire Questions

Teresa Williams-Brewer

Is Engine Codes P0176 And P0496 Related To Each Other?

to an light on the car and it read these codes. he said one was running rich and the other was running light.

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Teresa Williams-Brewer

P0176 Code Reader

diagnostic code p0176 and p0496. Are they related and what needs to be repaired?

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Calvin Waite

Heat Sensor

Where is the heat sensor located?

19 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

2005 Sunfire Runs When Jump Started

car ran great until last night. Had to jump start it and ran fine except for clicking noise from glove box area. shut off and won't start like dead battery. checked battery and seems fine. tried to ...

17 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
Gay Cassidy

I Have A 2005 Ponitac Sunfire. Last Ni Jr My Check Engine Light Came On Af...

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