2005 Pontiac Sunfire User Reviews

2005 Pontiac Sunfire Review Ratings

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  • 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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PROS
"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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Reliable, safe, fuel efficient, low cost, good handling

Cons

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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I like this car because its sporty but not egotistical

Cons

Its Automatic

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Bottom Line.. Its A Pontiac What Else Is There — Performance - This car performs like any pontiac should. Corners well, accels nice, stops when I want it too. Build Quality well it would be great BUT GM put the L61 junk eco tec in it and it burnt a valve so I have replace the engine.. Appearance Sporty.. Cost is Resonable.. Best of all its fun

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Economical, looks, fun to drive, sporty

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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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The outside look

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Quality

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Well Not Worth The Price Or Even Owning In General — As a daily driver around town, this car is great. Has amazing power for having just a little 4 cyl in it. You can never find any part you need in any shops, so you end up having to order everything offline (and even then it’s extremely hard to find anything). Sadly though, everything seems to be cheaply made… and the outside… the smallest thing, makes the BIGGEST dent.

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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.

Cons

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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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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Looks, Maintenance, and Performance.

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Not a safe car, but then again it's a fun one.

Zootz
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It's A Good Buy. — Love this car. Haven't had any problems thus far. Perfect handling, and no problems as far as brakes go. Gas mileage is alright, maintenance isn't bad. I love the way it looks, inside and out. Most importantly it is absolutely a fun car to drive in my opinion.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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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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There are a lot of reasons to drive this car and I can't name them all.

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There are no reasons to avoid this car.

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Awesome, Awesome Car To Drive. It Has Pretty Good Decent Gas Mileage. — 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 and it is fun to drive. The appearance of the car is awesome. It is a great car to modify in my opinion. The interior of it looks great and the same goes with the exterior of the car. The build quality is awesome. I have never had a problem with it as far as owning this car. I have only had this car for a little over a year.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Cheap and cheap.

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Engine quality.

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If You Can Get A Cheap Buy Then Just Enjoy And Keep A Check And Regular Maintenance. — Its small cheap on gas and handles well, to bad pontiac dropped the ball on the engine build quality, and won't fess up to making inferior parts.But throw some decent tires and rims on it and add some aftermarket parts and you have a cheap fun little car to jet around in.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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

Great For Its Price, But You Get What You Pay For. By 7sevin7

Over all its a good cheep car, living up to Pontiac's nick name of the poor man's Cadillac, It has many of the stock issues seen in any Pontiac of its era, with Faulty door locks that give over time a... Read More

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2000 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

Solid Car By JT1981

Solid car, got lucky with this one as some can be lemons. Must have been built in the middle of the week and not on a hangover Monday, or a Friday where the workers are thinking about hitting the pub... Read More

Total Throw-away Vehicle. By Claire

This car looked kinda nice back in the day when I owned it but it was an absolute lemon. The engine went out at 70,000 miles and was replaced with a $1500 one. That too died as soon as the warranty wa... Read More

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