2005 Pontiac Sunfire User Reviews

2005 Pontiac Sunfire Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 21 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 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" 10 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"quality" 2 reviews

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Mark writes:
2005 Pontiac Sunfire Base Review
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5

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Different look but has a sporty kinda style, possibilities endless, DOMESTIC!!!!

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no longer made... replaced with the pontiac G5... didn't come stock with the supercharger like the Cobalt SS... even though same motor...

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Great Car For The Price — 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 peppy.... 3 years later.. I have to take back what I said. The 2.2L ECOTEC motor that was put into this 05 sunfire has alot of options.... turbos, superchargers, and the block is the same one used in all the major pontiac compact sports cars it can handle up to ~1000 HP.

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TCarp writes:
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5

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Reliable, safe, fuel efficient, low cost, good handling

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None - vehicle has performed 100%

TCarp
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Cost Effective Reliable Car — Excellent car - model will go 200,000+ miles, No problems, performed in weather from -25 deg F to 101 deg F, handles well in all road types and weather conditions, fuel efficient (avg 30 MPG) but fun to drive on short and long trips.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
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4

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Economical, looks, fun to drive, sporty

Cons

Cheap materials and small (I'm 6'5" and fit but barely)

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Love My Sunfire — Very peppy and economical, easy to drive and it looks great and sporty, cheap to buy and run, build quality could be better and some design aspects aren't the best but definitely satisfied with my Pontiac and would purchase again.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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CostaWalker writes:
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5

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Super dependable - 5 days outside below freezing - still started immediately.  Fantastic mileage - eco-tech engine.  Clean - professionally detailed - new floor mats - even the motor is clean.  Fast - excellent for passing.

Cons

I think more than 5 adults would be uncomfortable.

CostaWalker
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Very Nice, Clean, And Dependable. — 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 the fog lights on. If you're on the highway and need to pass with a tight opening, it never fails to get you in. Great acceleration which really suprised me at first. I put new brake shoes on it a couple of weeks ago. It is a nice car to work on for the regular maintenance - very easy. It has very good steel too, i feel very safe in it - feels solid. Looks a bit futuristic and sporty. Stereo is nice with front and rear speakers, and plays CD's.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gina writes:
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4

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Cute looking car, sporty.  It has been very reliable (until now).  Good gas mileage.   Fun to drive and pretty decent stereo, nice sound.

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not the most comfortable seats in the world, odd placement of cup holders

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Great Car — I have had my 05 Pontiac since 2/2009. Love it. It has given me no problems until now. Cute, fun to drive. System sounds great, easy to drive, handles well and looks great driving down the road. would recommend

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Adam writes:
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A peppy little four banger.

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Its too damn small for a 6 foot 5 guy. Seats are junk.

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05 Sunfire — Overall its a decent car for the price. But you get what you pay for, interior is cheap, both seat backs are busted in some way, It has good power for its size, and is cheap to maintain since i do all my own work.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Derick writes:
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4

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good gas milage.

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kinda slow

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Great First Car — I loved my sunfire. She's wrecked now. But she was great while I had her. Put a cold air intake on and sports tires which improved the feel of the car. Fairly cheep to fix and maintain. All around great first car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Melissa writes:
2005 Pontiac Sunfire Special Value Review
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Economy, low maintenance, good starter car

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Engine Power

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A Good Second Car Or "starter" Car For The Responsible Teen — A very economic, "responsible" car. LOVED the paint job - electric blue metallic. Four cylinder was hard to get used to...not much "get up and go," but never had a single engine problem in the two years that I owned. Great car for the money, and overall great money saver.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brian writes:
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5

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Reliable, Solid car. Brakes work well and handles and rides easily.

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Speakers could be better and the parts could be cheaper :P

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I Love This Car — Even with it's flaws and the damage I dealt to this car, it's been so reliable and it's great on gas. I couldn't ask for anything more. Now it's no Firebird but it's pretty freaking fast if you drive it the right way.

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Brandon writes:
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4

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Looks cool.
Good fuel economy.

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Low on power.

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Could Be Better, Could Be Worse. — The acceleration leaves something to be desired, but you can't really expect much from an inline 4. The look of the car, along with the fuel economy, make it really desireable.

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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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2003 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

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

Its A Great Little Car. Fully Loaded With Sunroof. By Warren0007

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 mi... 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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