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A Good Second Car Or "starter" Car For The Responsible Teen — A very economic, "responsible" car. LOVED the paint job - electric blue metallic. Four cylinder was hard to get used to...not much "get up and go," but never had a single engine problem in the two years that I owned. Great car for the money, and overall great money saver.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Economy, low maintenance, good starter car

Cons: Engine Power

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It Is A Fun Car To Drive — The performance of the car is awesome, especially with the acceleration, braking, and handling. It handles really well on the roads. The cost of ownership is awesome. This car is really great on gas mileage. It is a fun car to drive too.

Pros: An excellent car.

Cons: Nothing negative about this car.

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So Maybe Pontiac Isn't The Best Make, But It Works — Never was initially a big fan of Pontiac but ended up with this car because it was the best deal i could find. I bought the car at 42,000 miles not really thinking about all the specs...like the 2.2 liter engine that allows for a decent acceleration yet the first few gears are really short whereas you have no power in the higher gears. Within one week of owning the car the check engine light already came on, and when I ran a system diagnostics test it tells me I have a small gas leak. When the AC is on, don't even think about getting good pickup, or having your engine sound good because it makes the engine sound like a toy wind up car.The interior and exterior styling of the sunfire is what I like best about the car besides the fact that it's a coupe. Boy was I wrong thinking that newer cars would have better performance! Overall, if you know how to drive and have fun, this car definately gets the job done.

Pros: Excellent interior and exterior styling, handles great, good acceleration if driven right

Cons: The gear ratios are a little weird, ,the AC drains too much power from the engine

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Good Sunfire! — Good car but too big for a sports car. It runs nicely, doesn't seem to use a lot of gas, has a big 13 gallon tank (I think) that can give u about 350 miles, maybe more but I've never gone all the way to an empty tank.

Pros: Plenty of space for passengers on back seat, fog light

Cons: Too big for a sports car

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I Love This Car — Even with it's flaws and the damage I dealt to this car, it's been so reliable and it's great on gas. I couldn't ask for anything more. Now it's no Firebird but it's pretty freaking fast if you drive it the right way.

Pros: Reliable, Solid car. Brakes work well and handles and rides easily.

Cons: Speakers could be better and the parts could be cheaper :P

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Great Car For The Price — I was looking for an older honda when the car salesman showed me this car... So I test drove it and was surprised. I just knew it wasn't going to be any kind of show car... but it was good on gas and peppy.... 3 years later.. I have to take back what I said. The 2.2L ECOTEC motor that was put into this 05 sunfire has alot of options.... turbos, superchargers, and the block is the same one used in all the major pontiac compact sports cars it can handle up to ~1000 HP.

Pros: Different look but has a sporty kinda style, possibilities endless, DOMESTIC!!!!

Cons: no longer made... replaced with the pontiac G5... didn't come stock with the supercharger like the Cobalt SS... even though same motor...

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Could Be Better, Could Be Worse. — The acceleration leaves something to be desired, but you can't really expect much from an inline 4. The look of the car, along with the fuel economy, make it really desireable.

Pros: Looks cool.
Good fuel economy.

Cons: Low on power.

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2005 Pontiac Sunfire BaseReview
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Very Nice, Clean, And Dependable. This Car Always Starts And Everything Works. — 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 how quick it is - you can really get in and out of traffic. I particularly like the fog lights - it seems like great visibility even when there is no fog. Over all a really great, dependable car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: This car is very dependable - it always starts and is not affected by the weather - even if it's below freezing it starts right up.  It is very clean - it was professionally detailed this week - very nice.  I changed the brake shoes and put in new floor mats last week, and changed the oil as that was due anyway.  The car is very quick, and will pass into a tight spot even on the highway at 70+ mph.  The mileage is fantastic as this car has the eco-tech engine and 5 forward gears.  The stereo is really good with 2 front and 2 rear speakers and 50 watts on 4 channels.

Cons: I think it would be uncomfortable for more than 5 adults.

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Very Nice, Clean, And Dependable. — This car is really dependable - it has no problems with cold weather - starts quickly and always. There are some minor scratches, but overall the appearance is very nice. It is especially cool with the fog lights on. If you're on the highway and need to pass with a tight opening, it never fails to get you in. Great acceleration which really suprised me at first. I put new brake shoes on it a couple of weeks ago. It is a nice car to work on for the regular maintenance - very easy. It has very good steel too, i feel very safe in it - feels solid. Looks a bit futuristic and sporty. Stereo is nice with front and rear speakers, and plays CD's.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Super dependable - 5 days outside below freezing - still started immediately.  Fantastic mileage - eco-tech engine.  Clean - professionally detailed - new floor mats - even the motor is clean.  Fast - excellent for passing.

Cons: I think more than 5 adults would be uncomfortable.

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Sexy. "pumpkin Flake" — Love the colour. metallic orange, Gold windows. magnaflow exhaust package,GF-Chip, Surge Turbonator Intake. Orange Racing Buckets, In dash Dvd, GPS EASE, Alpine Component system with Amp, Dual 8" sub. carbon fibre roof scoop.and an ebrake fit for the dirt track. It hasnt broken down, I'v broken it down. one front bumper every winter, but i rally race places a sunfire shouldnt go...in town they've called it a "stuck fire" . KNOW WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT A 4 BANGER LIKE MINE? I'll be there in 2.2. I named her Pumpkin Flake because in the winter the snow on the hood melts to the frame structure beneath giving the appearance of a Jack o Lantern

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

Pros: Fun, Loud, Eye Grabber. Like to rally? I do.

Cons: meh, it is what it is. A coup sunfire.

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Reviews From Other Years

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

2000 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

Solid Car By JT1981

Solid car, got lucky with this one as some can be lemons. Must have been built in the middle of the week and not on a hangover Monday, or a Friday where the workers are thinking about hitting the pub... Read More

Total Throw-away Vehicle. By Acadia_109231

This car looked kinda nice back in the day when I owned it but it was an absolute lemon. The engine went out at 70,000 miles and was replaced with a $1500 one. That too died as soon as the warranty wa... Read More

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