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1978 Pontiac SunbirdReview
Allensmusic writes:
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Very Rare, Very Cool, Good Running Car. — The main dislike was the previous owner lied about the fuel economy. Also, initially the car would not start, click or make a sound when shut off and hot. Turned out be a bad solenoid. I have repaired the solenoid, broken shifter detent, but cannot seem to improve the mpg. Seems strange that my 1977 Iron Duke Astre gets 32 mpg, but the 1978 iron duke wagon gets more like 22 mpg.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Really cool looking car with a 151 iron duke engine.

Cons: Needs paint and carpet.

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1978 Pontiac Sunbird Review
Raged_Maniac says:
Buddy of mine owned this year of the Sunbird at the same time I owned the 79 Sunbird. Being a 4 cylinder it was slower but it was a manual transmission which did give it more go off the line.
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Power Ranked 1979 Pontiac Sunbird better.
"The V6 231 Buick Motor in the 79 compared to the 4 cylinder in the 78."
Front Seats Ranked 1979 Pontiac Sunbird better.
"because they were in my 79, as for the 78 I never saw them as he had baby seats in the back."
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