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1996 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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It Has 220000 Miles On It And Still Running Strong — I was amazed at how much of a great car that it really is. It's not a performance car but it has good pickup. It gets good mileage and has very high mileage. You don't expect an American to last for 200,000 miles and still be going strong but the Sunfire is a great car for me for practical reasons.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: i needed a car, it was cheap, stumbled across a good car

Cons: The cup holders are in a stupid place, right in front of the shifter

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1996 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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I'd Drive Another One — its a piece of crap its about five different colors but its fast and we take it down the road to ramp it at an old intersection i recently got rid of it becuase i busted a rear motor mount.

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

Pros: its fast

Cons: pourly built

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1996 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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Good For First Time Buyer And Driver — It goes go on miles and great for anyone under 5'ft 6''inches. Good on gas, new parts and it in good shape I would differently recommended to first time drives. When I brought the car it has smalls dents but not noticeable unless standing in certain spots.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: good miles, smooth ride

Cons: very small dent and dings when purchased

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1996 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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Good — Well, it is getting vertical doors or lambo style doors if you will, a full body kit, 18" rims and graphics... from there it will get carbon fiber hood and spoiler, and the tuner fx racing seats with sparco harnesses, and that is what i am currently doing to it... There will be much more down the road... As for gas mileage there has been engine mods so it does burn up a bit more gas than the average sunfire but is still really good an gas, 35mpg... brakes are good for being disc front and self adjusting drum back brkaes.... The cost of owning it is cheap, ifsomething does brake the replacement parts are not oo expensive... as for fun to drive... heck yes, especially when it is done, the ladys liked it before they will really like it now...

Pros: Fun to drive, and good on gas...

Cons: drum brakes on back

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1996 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Convertible Review
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My Little Sunfire — My care is lots of fun to drive and handles like a dream. Despite that presently I cannot get the top to go down but this is the only problem I have had with the car in the 3 years that I have owned it and is a minor issue to be fixed but it's winter..no need for it now.

Pros: It's a convertible

Cons: The top is stuck up

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1996 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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Sunfire — This is a great car. It is quick and easy to repair. Would recommend this car to anyone. Does okay in the snow. Mine is also known as the joker. Fast and fun to drive. Love this car more than a couple of my previous cars.

Pros: Fast

Cons: N/A

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1996 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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Rambling — The car is great on gas, but very slow on the acceleration, and greatly lacking in the higher top speed. But for looks i haven't seen a car much like it, the interior is a matching color to the body which makes is really stand out! The handling is like a go kart which makes it fun to drive but not all down the highways.

Pros: its a good looking car

Cons: kinda weak engine

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1996 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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Its A Car Lol — can be fast.. nice design..sucks for driveability.. problems with the engine somewhere.. lol.. or is it fuel.. either way...blaaaaa.. so... if u like fast.. dont need lots of room for kids.. then this might be the car for u .. providing u have lots of money to fix the imperfections.. lololol

Pros: the car can be fun to drive

Cons: engine problems

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1996 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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Sunfire — Acceleration is horrible, has to be one of the slowest cars on the road. So far it's been pretty reliable except a fuel pump issue and the air conditioning going out. (Pretty costly repairs, but better than a tranny or something.) The body is rusting in a couple spots, but it still looks okay. More of a girl car, but whatever I average about 23 mpg so it works for me.

Pros: The girls like it?

Cons: Sloww

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1996 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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Having Rust Problems. Still Runs Ok Though, Looks Great — it is old and has performance issues. but it can burn rubber through third still. the thing is that i live in pa and the underside of the car is getting worse every year from the penndot bastards throwiing salt everywhere. but all in all it is a dependable car.

Pros: looks, and pickup... it's a standard of course.

Cons: rust underneath... parts are soon to be replaced though

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Reviews From Other Years

2005 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

Cost Effective Reliable Car By TCarp

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 ... Read More

Very Nice, Clean, And Dependable. This Car Always Starts And Everything Works. By CostaWalker

I really like the way this car drives - it is a good, sure start and they used very good steel - it feels very solid - doesn't blow around like a lot of the more recent model cars. I was suprised at ... Read More

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

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

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

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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