2001 Pontiac Sunfire Overview

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2001 Pontiac Sunfire Overview

Based on the Chevy Cavalier platform, the compact 2001 Pontiac Sunfire adds sporty styling flourishes, including a new standard rear spoiler, in an effort to appeal to younger, hipper drivers looking for something fun on a budget. The 2001 Sunfire dropped the convertible, and now is only available as a sedan or coupe.

Little has changed this year to the 2001 Sunfire. The SE sedan and coupe is the base model, with a 115-hp, 2.2-liter I4 engine and choice of 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission. The 3-speed auto tran is no longer offered. Base Sunfires come with dual front airbags, daytime running lights, and ABS brakes. This year, the SE also gets a standard cassette player. A CD player is optional, as are power features, a sunroof, and alloy wheels. The Sunfire does attract Pontiac's youngest consumers, thanks to the sporty GT coupe, which houses a 2.4-liter, DOHC I4 that hits 150-hp. The GT also features foglights, CD player, and a leather-wrapped wheel. Rear seats in the 2001 Sunfire fold down to expand the already spacious 12.4 cubic foot trunk, and a front console holds CDs, cassettes, coins, and drinks. An upgraded Monsoon sound system is offered as an option.

It's Pontiac's least expensive car, which helps make the 2001 Sunfire attractive to first-time buyers or city commuters who don't want to sacrifice style for savings. Drivers like the sporty looks and the GT engine, though they generally wish there was more horsepower. Both the trunk and cabin are roomy, and gas mileage is a decent 21/28 mpg. Owners wish that power windows and locks were standard, and they say the interior materials give away the cheapness of the car. There are problems with the check engine light coming on frequently.

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    Kjg1382
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    Breaks Grinding And Grabbing

    On my girlfriends 01 pontiac sunfire when i press on the breaks the passenger side rear tire drops and you hear a nasty grinding sound so i bought new drums and shoes and when i took the tire off t...

    8 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)
    mdl399
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    No Headlights Or Windshield Wipers

    while changing high beam to low beam my head lights went out. day time running lights still work as well as park and turn signals. also the wipers dont work. checked fuses and they are ok.

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    Aaron Spolar
    0

    No Gas In 01 Sunfire

    So I have an 01 Sunfire which is not getting gas. After consulting the manual,it read "Very Important"before unplugging the battery be sure you have the anti theft pass code.I unplugged the batter...

    9 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)
    Michael Stewart
    0

    2001 Sunfire Air In System

    My 2001 sunfire 2.2L keeps over heating. I think it has air in the Colling system. I have replaced the head gasket, had head milled, new head bolts and studs, new water pump, thermostat i open the ...

    8 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)
    Trina Williamson
    30

    2001 Pontiac Sunfire Not Starting

    I recently purchased almost immediately the car would not crank occasionally. A relative told me starter was fine that it was the wiring somewhere so proceeded to run a wire from the starter a to ...

    54 views with 26 answers (last answer 5 months ago)