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Displaying 11 - 20 of 34 1997 Pontiac Sunfire reviews.

1997 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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Its A Good Car For The Gas Economy! — Needs a fender front bumper replaced and the door latch replaced then repainted New Struts and tires! Had it for a year no problems just some needed car care a replace stock parts that have been on the car for 159,000 miles! Has a brand new stage 2 Excedy clutch kit!

Pros: 5 speed good gas mileage

Cons: needs struts and tires!

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1997 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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My Brum-brum — I rather like this car. Though I'm kind of wanting a new car, I'm not ready to get rid of this one. This car starts in impossibly cold weather without being plugged in. Like for example, I forgot to plug in one night and it got down to -43 degrees celsius with the windshield and the next morning it still started...a little stiffley but it started. It does pretty good on gas, fairly cheap for repairs...except my tires but they're sport tires and that's my fault...its got good acceleration for an automatic and i like the look of the body. It started rusting 2 years ago but the rust has barely moved. It's handling is pretty good but the braking is a little sluggish. The needed to find a way to properly fasten the spoiler, and though its not "loose' per say it still rattles a little.

Pros: It does good on gas and well made.  Great winter car!  Looks attractive...too me...

Cons: Rattling spoiler, sluggish brakes every body has one

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1997 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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1997 Sunfire Gt — slow acceleration, alright braking, mostly breaking down. Handling gremlins at high speed. Needed a new clutch, bearing in the front, exhaust manifold fix. Loud car. Ugly interior. Good gas milage, bad maintence. but a fun car to drive, sorta sporty but nothing special.

Pros: gets from point a to point b. mostly

Cons: ugly

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1997 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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Great Car! — Best car i've ever owned. Nothing major has ever gone wrong with it. Only has 75,000 Km on it. Very low maintenance. Has a 60 l tank on it so costs quite a bit to fill. A very good city car and goes fast on the freeway. Newer years have had lots of problems - would recommend this year.

Pros: Low maintenance

Cons: Not great gas mileage

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1997 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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Its Sporty N Family Car — i like its red color ..it has two doors ..its good on gas ..its sporty .yet fits my grangirls in it ...it has a lot of miles on her ,but mostly highway ...its fun to drive ....the seats r real cozy ..everything is rght where i can reach it ..its a kewl car ..alot like the sunbird i owned ...

Pros: its red

Cons: no power windows

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1997 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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Great Economic Cheap Car — Great car That little engine has a lot of torque and is very economic. It has an autonomy of 850 km on highway. Never had any problem. It has 235 000 km on it. Now tell me that american cars are not reliable ! You can buy a use Sunfire for nothing and it will last forever.

Pros: Lot of torque, look good even for a 10 years+ model,very cheap and reliable

Cons: it's getting old !

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1997 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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Sunfires — Once something goes on it... everything does! The steering went, the muffler, the anti freeze... The front seat locks up when you move it... if you can actually MOVE it! You have to place the seat all the way down and manually slide it into position ... blah blah blah. It drives nice, but has no balls. T

Pros: It runs most the time

Cons: Everything on it buggers up

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1997 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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Very Sleak And Smoth — This car has been awsome in so many ways. Motor swap has been done and all interior and body work has been done.

Pros: Graps everyones attention
Powerful
Smooth
soild quailty

Cons: There is none now that the motor is gone.

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1997 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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It's Very Common So You Wont Stand Out Mutch. — I like the car as a whole, it's amamzing on gas nice power and looks neat and clean.

Pros: Great on gas
amamzing leg room
lots of parts avaiable

Cons: lots of repairs
many of them on road

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1997 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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It's A Winner — I love my Sunfire. It is a two-door stick shift, green, and it can haul ass. It handles pretty nicely, and is spacious enough for me, even though it's small. It's really great for work and school, and for around town, but I have yet to take it on a longer road trip. We got somewhere over 60 inches of snow this winter, along with a lot of ice, and my car DIDN'T GET STUCK IN THE SNOW ONCE.

Pros: Inexpensive and easy repairs, great gas mileage, handles well even in difficult terrain

Cons: Brakes could be better

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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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