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Pontiac Sunfire Model Overview

Pontiac Sunfire Questions


Car Won't Start

replaced ignition lock on 2002 pontiac sunfire antitheft light is lite car will crank but not start.

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Why Would My Service Light Be On My 2002 Pontiac Sunfire?

My service light comes on and stays on as soon as I put my car into drive. It doesn't come on until I actually put the car into drive. But then sometimes it doesn't come on at all. This just started y...

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So I Just Got A 2001 Pontiac Sunfire. It Was Running Fine Until This Evenin...

The key would go all the way and seem normal up until the point of ignition and then nothing. No clicking or anything. Then I would let go of the ignition and all the gauges and lights on the dashbo...

388 views with 21 answers (last answer 5 days ago)
Julia Sierra

Throttle Cable Clip

The clip thing on the end of the throttle cable broke... Could this be why my car is revving like crazy?? If so, where can I get one?

32 views with 3 answers (last answer 5 days ago)
Pjd Dorf

New Starter Squeals On A 99 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2l

2 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 days ago)

Older Pontiac Sunfire

1996 Pontiac Sunfire Overview
1996 Pontiac Sunfire
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1996 Pontiac Sunfire reviews:
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1995 Pontiac Sunfire Overview
1995 Pontiac Sunfire
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About the Pontiac Sunfire

In 1995, the Pontiac Sunfire took the place of the Sunbird in the compact car segment of Pontiac's lineup.  It was originally offered as a 2-door coupe or convertible in either base or GT trims.  The base initially came with a 2.2-liter, 115-hp I4 engine, and the GT upped that to a 2.4-liter, 155-hp I4.  It also added on a firmer suspension, 16-inch wheels, dual exhaust, and fog lights as part of its performance package.
Sharing a platform with the Cavalier, the Sunfire was most popular with a younger audience, particularly young women.  This was due as much to its sporty looks (as defined by its rear spoiler and low roofline), as it was by the low price tag and good fuel economy.  Because it was so light, the car didn't need much to go fast, so performance was satisfyingly fun for a compact.
In 2000, the Sunfire got a makeover and the convertible was dropped.  When the Firebird was dropped, it filled the role as Pontiac's only two-door car until the GTO came along in 2004.  Now only available with a 2.2-liter I4 that got 140-hp, the Sunfire came with few standard features beyond air conditioning, rear defrost, and a rear spoiler, but plenty of option packages added on the convenience features (power windows and locks, OnStar) and niceties (satellite radio) that enhanced the overall ride.
Though always a popular model, the Pontiac Sunfire was discontinued in 2005.  Owners loved its peppy engine, fuel economy, and affordability.  Interior comfort and quality were its main drawbacks.  The  Sunfire coupe was replaced by Pontiac's G5 in 2007.