Pontiac Sunfire Model Overview
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Pontiac Sunfire Questions
Cv Shaft Continuously Breaking
We have had this sunfire for a while and it is now the second one to do this, the first ones trans blew after it began. Everytime we place a new CV Shaft into the car, the rubber boot closest to t...
2003 Pontiac Sunfire Trac Off/engine Light
For the past week the trac off and engine light on my sunfire has constantly stayed lit upon starting the car and during driving. The car is running fine/driving fine, no strange sounds or anything li...
Does A 2001-2004 Transmission Work In A 2005 Pontiac Sunfire
i need to know beacuse mine broke!
Car Won't Start
replaced ignition lock on 2002 pontiac sunfire antitheft light is lite car will crank but not start.
No Fire On All Spark Plugs.
Recently was given a 2002 Pontiac sunfire 2.2l. Was told that it would not start. I went out and got a can of Quick Start and the car started right up with a jump from my truck. As i was taking the j...
Older Pontiac Sunfire
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.