Im found an automatic Pontiac sunfire 1999 convertible online and I am considering buying it.

Asked by Mar 15, 2015 at 10:49 PM about the 1999 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr GT Convertible

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

It would be my first car, I am a young
student that needs a car for work and
school. It has 240000 km but the owner
said it is restored on many levels like
brakes, water pump, engine. I live in Canada
so there is a lot of snow in the winter. I was
wondering if it a good car overall even if its
kind of old. Also, is it cold in a convertible
during the winter? Would it be a good car
for a small roadtrip with friends? Is it worth
2750$?

3 Answers

325

When I met my wife, she owned the turbo version of your car but not the convertible. When we traded it in for a new car in 2008, the best trade-in value we could get for it was $1,250.00 usd with a retail value of $1,600.00. The body was fine, but it had 142,000 miles on it, which seriously affected the value. As a 16 year old car now, at 2750 usd, I would avoid purchasing and find another vehicle. If you insist on buying it, make sure your small, friend-filled road trip extends no further than the neighborhood grocery store. You didn't say who performed the repairs or whether they are warranted or how long the warranty lasts, but my rule of thumb is that any repairs are only as good as your knowledge and trust in whoever performed them. Hope this information was useful.

545

Probably not a good idea.

230

Although 240000km = 149129mi, the price is still well above a reasonable value. Also, the mention of snow/road salt in Canada over sixteen years, rust would be a concern. I agree that this car should be bypassed.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Sunfire

Looking for a Used Sunfire in your area?

CarGurus has 467 nationwide Sunfire listings starting at $2,495.

ZIP:
Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Search Pontiac Sunfire Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Pontiac Sunfire Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,560
#2 Joeyadams
Joeyadams
Reputation 1,310
#3 Warren0007
Warren0007
Reputation 1,200
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Cavalier
1,309 listings
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,643 listings starting at $1,298
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
22 Great Deals out of 3,704 listings starting at $879
Used Honda Civic
857 Great Deals out of 71,127 listings starting at $1,200
Used Pontiac Bonneville
9 Great Deals out of 644 listings starting at $1,375
Used Chevrolet Impala
919 Great Deals out of 35,385 listings starting at $1,700
Used Toyota Corolla
1,003 Great Deals out of 69,058 listings starting at $1,595
Used Ford Focus
886 Great Deals out of 58,974 listings starting at $800
Used Nissan Altima
1,079 Great Deals out of 83,027 listings starting at $1,988
Used Pontiac Firebird
15 Great Deals out of 782 listings starting at $2,495
Used Honda Accord
1,012 Great Deals out of 75,846 listings starting at $899

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Pontiac Sunfire For Sale
103 listings starting at $2,495