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1979 Pontiac SunbirdReview
Restoration writes:
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It Was Cheap To Own,cheap To Operate,and Had A Cassette Player! — Wow this car was great going to school.Could not have wanted a better car.I never really had anybody ride with me.It was basic transportation at the most,but I didnt care,I was very happy to have a new car that I paid for all by myself.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Drove it to dallas every day M-F to get to school. 4cyl engine  got fantastic fuel economy.

Cons: back seat had absolutely no headroom.

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1979 Pontiac Sunbird Review
Raged_Maniac says:
Owned this year Sunbird with the TH350 Transmission and the Buick 231 V6 motor. Had great get up and go. Was a dependable car. had a big issue with the spindles and the brakes would always rattle and even after had them replaced they began to rattle a month later. I loved this car and had it for around 3 years. Once I sold it I wished I didnt now I have been looking for one again. Had white letter BF Goodrich tires with American Racing Black Nugget rims.
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Power Ranked 1978 Pontiac Sunbird worse.
"The V6 231 Buick Motor in the 79 compared to the 4 cylinder in the 78."
Front Seats Ranked 1978 Pontiac Sunbird worse.
"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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