Pontiac Sunfire Model Overview
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Pontiac Sunfire Questions
What Is The Ets Button For?
I cannot figure what the ETS button is for next to the steering column. What is it?
Is There Some Way To Open A Trunk From The Inside Of A 1997 Pontiac Sunfire...
My ignition was replaced and now I dont have the key to my trunk.
How Come All The Interior Lights Including My Dash Lights Don't Work?
I have checked the fuses, and bulbs and they are good. Yet my car still has No interior lights and I'm not sure what else could cause them not too.
2002 Pontiac Sunfire Headlight Low Beam Won't Work, Wipers Work Then Don't ...
Bought this 2002 Pontiac Sunfire Used. Everything worked fine but after 2 weeks, the Low Beam Headlights won't work, and the Windshield Wipers work and then don't work. More crazy stuff happens too, l...
I'm Working On A Car And It's Still Over Heating.
i have a friends 2001 Pontiac sunfire in my shop, with a 2.2. it slowly over heats while idling. I've already changed the water pump and the thermostat, i'm stumped. the fans kick on, and it seems to...
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Pontiac Sunfire Overview
In 1995, the Pontiac Sunfire took the place of the Sunbird in the compact car segment of Pontiac's lineup. It was originally offered as a 2-door coupe or convertible in either base or GT trims. The base initially came with a 2.2-liter, 115-hp I4 engine, and the GT upped that to a 2.4-liter, 155-hp I4. It also added on a firmer suspension, 16-inch wheels, dual exhaust, and fog lights as part of its performance package.
Sharing a platform with the Cavalier, the Sunfire was most popular with a younger audience, particularly young women. This was due as much to its sporty looks (as defined by its rear spoiler and low roofline), as it was by the low price tag and good fuel economy. Because it was so light, the car didn't need much to go fast, so performance was satisfyingly fun for a compact.
In 2000, the Sunfire got a makeover and the convertible was dropped. When the Firebird was dropped, it filled the role as Pontiac's only two-door car until the GTO came along in 2004. Now only available with a 2.2-liter I4 that got 140-hp, the Sunfire came with few standard features beyond air conditioning, rear defrost, and a rear spoiler, but plenty of option packages added on the convenience features (power windows and locks, OnStar) and niceties (satellite radio) that enhanced the overall ride.
Though always a popular model, the Pontiac Sunfire was discontinued in 2005. Owners loved its peppy engine, fuel economy, and affordability. Interior comfort and quality were its main drawbacks. The Sunfire coupe was replaced by Pontiac's G5 in 2007.