2002 PONTIAC SUNFIRE

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47,889 Miles
75,709
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 47889
Color: BLACK
Body Style: Coupe
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Engine Type: 2.4L 4 Cylinder
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Warwick, RI
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FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICES

CERTAIN DELPHI FUEL PRESSURE REGULATORS, P/NOS. FP10020-11B1, FP10026-11B1, AND FP10027-11B1, SOLD AFTER JANUARY 9, 2007, AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE UNIVERSAL PRESSURE REGULATORS (UPR) WERE PRODUCED WITHOUT AN O'RING AND RETAINER.


Information about Dealer

Great overall experience!

5
Kfera on 10/18/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

Mark Tortolani at Inskip, Warwick was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. He made my experience easy, and comfortable! I highly recommend!

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.1
  Based on 52 reviews

Love this car

5
Connie on 10/15/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating: 5

Bought car new in 2002 because I liked the body style and color. Drove car liked way it handled. Never had problems just regular maintenance. Just had to replace brake hose car has 189,000 miles I put all those miles on it. Has a surface rust spot about size of silver dollar. Always take pride in my cars and take good care of them. Just sorry not able to get a new one. When I have to trade this one in. Already have a buyer waiting.

Great RELIABLE car that I miss in so many ways

3.8
moed88 on 07/13/2014

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Mine was 4dr automatic trans. Had for 10 years, 135,000 miles. Bought as a commuter car and I give it 5 stars for that purpose. Fit and finish not so great; and cheesy design cues like the body cladding, chrome hub caps, and spoiler weren't necessary. But this car ran like a champ. No fluid or oil leaks EVER and timing CHAIN never failed. Mileage was solid 30's in mixed driving (high 20's with a/c on). Any maintenance was very simple and inexpensive. Tires cheap to replace due to small size. Finally sold it b/c P0440 evap code came up and I decided to put money towards a small SUV (I'm very outdoorsy). Great Corolla alternative.

fine daily driver

3
budneff67 on 10/20/2013

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

i've had this car for 7 years now. the only things i've had to fix that aren't considered regular maintenance are; the wire lead to the A/C compressor (stock one is too short and loses connection, wire extension can be purchased from a dealer for pretty cheap), both window motors, and an ABS connector. other than that, the car has been very reliable. i drive it daily here in the hot texas weather. it's not quite as comfortable as my old Mazda MX-6 but a suitable choice for the 1.5 hr round trip for work every day.

Horrible Car

2.1
amye87 on 10/19/2013

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought this car almost a year ago and it’s absolutely horrible. The first mistake I made was buying it from Car Hop. They charge double than what it is really worth. Within 4 months I had to put a ton of money into it, the brake pads were bad, tires were bad, it needed ball joints amongst other issues. The reason I went with Car Hop is because they claim to be cheaper (not overall) and they allow you to get liability insurance instead of full coverage. Definitely not worth the price. I do like the look and feel of the car, and everything in terms of air, radio and controls work fine, but the internal problems are far too severe. I would not recommend this car to new buyers or lookers.

I loved this car....

4
maitresse2109 on 07/05/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

This was my 2nd car ever, from April of 2006 to this past Monday (7/2/12) when a monster storm hit and did too much damage to be repaired (total loss). I went from 63,000 to 187,000 between 06/2009-06/2012, if that tells you how good this car is. I about cried when they told me I couldn't have it back. Only things I've ever had to replace (besides tires/brakes) was the water pump and snake belt, which together was only 250, and the alternator went out this year and was 300. That's less than 600 for all the wear and tear I figured I have put on it. If it hadn't been for the storm I could've most likely driven this car another 3-5 years. Gonna miss, that is for sure.

Great Car

4.3
expressfanatic on 04/27/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My partner has owned this car since 2009. He has had no problems what so ever with the car other then wrecking it twice. Since we have been together, and i have been doing most of the driving, i have been taking care of the odds and ends. This car has 177,600 miles on it, and still runs like a champ. I have had the oil changed numerous times(as all he did was add oil when needed), tune-up, Throttle Position Sensor, and soon a O2 sensor. We drive the car about 300 miles a day, and have no problems.

Owned with a smile for 8 out of 9 yrs

4.8
stillaways2go on 01/25/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car used with 9,900 miles on it. It was a Fleet rental before I got it. I liked how this car handled and it did me good until about 85,000 miles when all of the standard things tend to go wrong with lower end cars. I needed to fix the struts and the rotors kept warping no matter how many times they were replaced. But like I said, my car was paid for by the time that started happening. For me it was well worth the investment. I like how the car handled- nice tight steering. It may not have been the moost comfortable ride, but it was a trooper for a good 8 years before it started going downhill. My son totaled my Sunfire 9 months ago and I was sad to see it go after so many year

The odds and ends just the ends

4
bob on 10/23/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

fuel pumps go bad, and my chain snapped at 120,000 but other than that lol, my advice change fuel filter every 30k and change your timing at 100k

Awesome car!

4.9
Rachel on 08/12/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car in 2006 with barely 25,000 miles on it. I never had ANY problems with it, aside from totaling it last week. This car was never to the mechanic and ran very smoothly. The one thing I would've changed would have been a roomier back seat. The cup holders were also in an unpleasant spot. Extremely reliable car! I'm going to miss mine so much!

Not a bad car

4
therover on 07/31/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought this sunfire with only 16,000 miles on it and I still have it now at 133,000. I trust this car to get me where I want to go and have had no problems with it what so ever. Yes it could be more comfortable, but the lack of comfort should be expected in this type of small car. The paint is still intact and gets great fuel mileage, 30 on the highway! My daughter wants this car as soon as I get a new one. Again, no problems so far.

A Reliable Cheap Car

3.9
Luke on 05/19/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has been more than dependable. It has held up through 3 teenagers, a papaer route, pizza delievery, and everything in between. My only complain is the suspension. It just isn't right. it edge wears tires like no other and there is nothing you can do. The Strut bearings go bad super fast, but the ball joints and tie rod ends hold up. Very Dependable. it has never left me stranded. I have has the car a long time, and it has 135k on it, still runs like a champ. been child abused, and killed with miles, hardly ever maintenance it, and its still a good car. For the price, you almost can't beat it, other than insurance. Sport Coupe. I Recommend this car to anyone needing a cheap ride.

Still great after 8 years

4.8
Vivian on 04/19/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought it brand new in 2002, little white coupe. Manual 5 speed with a 4 cyl, gets 33 mpg on highway. Just worried about all the bigger cars on the road not seeing me. Great car, no major problems.

HOT SUNFIRE!

4.4
Avrils Pontiac on 07/15/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Sunfire SE Sedan, bought it brand new with 103 miles on it and now I got it up @ 135854 miles and never had a problem with it except for brakes, been having problems. But good car, I did alot to it so far. HID headlights, LED foglights(Yallow and White), limo tinting, intake, custom muffler/ail lights, LED brake lights/side marks, blue neons under car and inside, Sony CD player with iPod connection, Viper car alaram, 17" rims with NItto Tires and working on Lambo doors next ;)

Not great, but definitely good.

4
2.2L Automatic on 06/16/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Bought this car used with around 30k miles on it. I added 17" wheels and high performance tires which greatly helped handling. Overall this has been a good car with only two major problems thus far: At 62k miles I had to replace the fuel pump and computer. Was told that the bad computer attributed to the fuel pump problem. Total cost to repair was $480 (Would have been more but thankfully I have connections). I average around 28 mpg which isn't bad for an automatic. This car seems to still have that "hip appeal" because all of my son's teenage friends like it and my son wants this to be his first car. He'll probably get his wish in a couple years!!

Reliable, Dependable, Fun

5
LOVEIT on 04/27/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have never had a problem with my car. Regular oil changes, change of battery, new front brakes, and this car still runs like a champ. I have no plans to buy a new car, as this one still runs like it did when it was brand new! I am happy with this car, it has never let me down, as others have. I have complete faith in a Pontiac, now more than ever. Keep your foreign cars. This one is built right here, in the USA...

Disapointment

1.4
DM on 08/17/2007

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2

This is my wife's car and I loathe the day I have to drive it. It handles like a top heavy SUV, the seats have no support and no comfort adjustments, and it has no power to accelerate unless you push it off a cliff (I've considered it). The Insurance Institue of America provides crash ratings for all vehicles. If the impact is over 40mph on this car expect death and or dismemberment for all passengers.

Perfect for Car Lovers

4.9
Murdernickle on 08/14/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is the best purchase I've made in a long while. Everything about it screams comfort and fun. It hugs curves like no other and is always up for a little bit of free running. It really shines in the country on twisty roads, but it's great for the city too. Awesome fuel economy. I get around for weeks on one tank of gas. I would recommend this car to any parent looking to get their kid a reliable, safe, but fun car in order to get them through college.

Ecotec Terrific

4.5
Frank1946 on 05/04/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Every option available in 2002 makes this car a fun and satisfying sedan, engine and 4 speed auto trans are simply the best, 2.2 Ecotec runs excellent and shifts very well. Wanted to buy a 2003 or 2004 but sedan was canceled by GM.

A Good Car

5
No worries on 04/12/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I now have over 107,000 miles on my Sunfire and the car is still in very good condition! I bought the car brand new in 2002. I even had two front-end accidents with the car and never had any major problems with the car before or after the accidents. The only work I have had done is regular scheduled work, like oil changes, etc. Even though they don't make Sunfires anymore, its safe to say they would be a good buy if you can find a used one with low mileage.

Not impressed with my 2002 Sunfire

3.5
Chester on 04/05/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I purchased my 2002 Sunfire, and within a month went through two radiators, a starter, trunk latch would not hold properly in the back trunk, and then a few months went by and my transmission went, and main computer chip, and gas pump. needless to say I will never buy another car made in Mexico, under the Pontiac name or any other kind of name ever again. I know of a lot of other people whom love their Sunfires, and when I look inside the door, they are made in the USA. So needless to say look around, and look inside the door to see where it is made before you buy yourself a Mexican lemon! P.S; they forgot to put in the air conditioner as well!

running like a top at 250,000 km

3.9
slatts on 02/02/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

bought this car brand new with out even a test drive. cheap, good gas mlg. cheap price. 290k round trip a day Hwy 401. around 120 to 140 kmh daily. never over 3000 rpm. oil change every 26 days, one set of brakes, plugs and wires. in 5 years no problems runs like a top. passed emissions last week with flying colors.

Good Deal

4
NarleyCarley on 05/24/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

If you want a car that's cheap to drive, and cheap to buy this is it. I have done NOTHING to this except change oil and tuneup. Yes the interior is a little cheap but what do you expect? Out of the 10 something vehicles I have owned, this has been the best bang for buck. This is a great first car for your 16 year old daughter or commute to work car. A few rattles and road noise, but again the car is under $12,000. Stereo was great

Do not buy this car used

2.5
dellis on 01/17/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

Bought this car on the cheap and that is exactly what I got, a cheap car. A litany of things went wrong with this car during the first 4 years, worst of all the rotors kept warping no matter what pads and rotors I put on. Of course the dealer told me it was because they weren't OEM parts. Interior doesn't fit together snuggly, I felt like I had to fall in and climb out of this car, speakers rattle, passenger door not aligned right which was fixed by the dealer with a sledge hammer, very sluggish turn when starting, visor broke and flaps leisurely around while driving and its so loud in the cab that there is a feature that raises the radio volume automatically while driving certain speeds.

Traded It In

2.6
Traded It on 09/07/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

This car got me thru college but once I graduated from school, I left this car behind. The engine was ridiculously loud, had trouble starting it, the air only worked on full blast, and the exterior paint chips and dents with a strong wind. If you are looking for a cheap car just to get around in then go for it. Otherwise spend your money on something more reliable.

My second Sunfire

4.9
West Marcus on 01/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This has been a fine vehicle, doing what I bought it to do. I am also customizing/ pinstriping it, body wise; installed a catback exhaust, KN air intake and getting the GM Supercharger in the next month or so to soup it to 200hp. Had a problem finding a dealer to install it. I enjoy the roof and the stereo/CD is fine. I am tall and leg room is very good. It is a fun car to drive as well as economical.

The way to go

3.8
Jeremy on 01/20/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I love this car... if you know how to drive and use a stick I can cruise past BMWs or Lexus's like they were standing still. People complain of body roll but if you're smart and dont take an inside lane you're fine... besides when you roll up in alloys and tints you dont need an $80,000 car to get the girls

Sweet Ride!!!

5
Penny Pontiac on 08/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have the navy blue metallic model with the chrome rims. It is so much fun to drive and the stereo is pretty sweet! I love the XM ready radio because it displays the artist and the song title. I also have the sunroof which adds to the fun! The car is great on fuel and it's easy to maneuver through traffic. I couldn't have picked a car that's more perfect for me! This car is perfect for a female college student!

No more Sunfires!

3.5
MLukey101679 on 04/10/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

About 9 or 10 months after i bought it, I had trouble starting it on the first try. The dealer had trouble diagnosing the problem and when they thought they did, the car again would not start on the first try. It occasionally does this still and I refuse to take it back to the dealer b/c I am sick of different people telling me what is wrong. Around the 2nd or 3rd time I took it there, there was a posting on the Internet in regards to the starting problem and what to do about it; it did not work. Now, my problem is when I start my car (when it does start!), the clock goes to 12:00 - I've resorted to just leaving it at that time.

Great Car

5
Chris from FL on 11/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second sunfire SE coupe. I purchased this car in April '02 with 2 miles on it --- now it has 32,000 on it. This car is great. it has the sun & sound package and it gets 33 MPG on the highway and 26 MPG in the city. No problems runs great. looks good and less money than a civic ( I compared prior to purchase ). It has good performance for a small engine. just put custom wheels on it. looking forward to many trouble free years.

Retired Traveler

5
Grahare on 05/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second Sunfire, the first was a 2.2 engine, while this is a 2.4. I have pinstriped it and added some enhancements to custonize the body. For an old retired guy, the kids give me lots of compliments and the car is great on trips. I am looking foward to the 190hp turbo in 04". West Marcus Montgomery, Al

Well at least its good for one thing!

3.4
*GTSpeed* on 05/03/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I enjoyed cruising on the freeway in it and driving around the city.The sound system was excellent, but a few things needed to be changed.The exterior paint was crap.The handling was probably the largest downfall expecting tight corners and confident manuverability.I recieved upredictable feed back at high speeds and body roll at low.The engine made the car quick and fun to drive, but handling almost got me in the end.I was driving at high speeds around an over pass and hit a bumb in the road that, sent the unsure rearend out to the side of me and I lost control.My passenger and I flew off the edge of the turn.We survived, but the car had poor handling.

Ronnie Perry

5
ronnie on 04/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car in Jan. 2003. It had 22,000 miles on it and now it has 25,000 miles on it. Its dark navy blue. It runs great, and gets 26 miles per gallon on the hwy. The cars performance is awsome.

a few problems but still a good car

3.8
sweeties_mom on 01/23/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I had my first major elec. problem within 24 hrs of pick up and 4 other others since but I have not had any problems in the last couple of months. It has been performing perfectly. I do ALOT of highway driving and this car does have alot of wind noise, especially when the sunroof is open. I would highly recommend the 2.2 DOHC engine. I came from a Cavalier Z24 w/ a v6 engine and this engine has almost as much power as that did. Despite the early electrical issues, this has been a very reliable, fuel efficient car that can be fun to drive.

good machine!

4.1
freelancer00145 on 12/11/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

i got my '02 sunfire in summer of this year and so far, i haven't been disappointed. the fuel economy is fine, but i doesn't rate well to imports, but it's enough. the engine power stacks up well for a 4cylinder engine...it accelerates quickly. interior space comes in bundles- i have plenty of headroom (but i'm only 5'10", so that has something to do with it). the audio system isn't the optional Monsoon system, but it is exceptional for a standard, factory system. the car is good overall, but i have yet to see how it does when it hits the 50k mi mark.

kills the "metoo car"

4.9
Desh9583 on 11/21/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Well the car is a nice car i have to admit it. I shoped around and i looked at the civis and some other cars and this car offers way more. I got power everything including a moonroof, 6 speakers 400 watt cd. The red interior lights are much better then the old green ones on everyother car. You can also hook up this car and it def looks sick.

good value for your money

4
cartman on 10/07/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

i recently purchased a 2002 sunfire coupe (yellow!!). i really like the look, very sporty. admittely the hondas and nissans are better than american cars but american is a lot better than they used to be. gm is still a lot better than kia, hyundai and chrysler. but for the value, nobody beats gm - 0% financing / cash back if you pay for it in full is unbeatable.

good value for your money

4
Cartman on 10/07/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

i recently purchased a 2002 sunfire coupe (yellow!!). i really like the look, very sporty. admittely the hondas and nissans are better than american cars but american is a lot better than they used to be. gm is still a lot better than kia, hyundai and chrysler. but for the value, nobody beats gm - 0% financing / cash back if you pay for it in full is unbeatable.

Custom Sunfore

4
streeet racers on 07/19/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I wanted a small compact car that I felt had exceptional styling over the import market. Pontiac has in my opinion the best looking sub-compact going in the sunfire, the engine is easily as good or better than most of the current crop form japan, The ecotec 16v dohc, is fantastic ! It's to bad that kids don't take a second look at these for tunning as they are great for just that. Yes, the overall fit and finish may not be up to the higher end from Japan, but in reality it's just not that bad, I have zero squeaks after 5000 miles. The GT is an exceptional value !

Great price for a sporty coupe

4.9
wrmason3 on 06/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Despite the increasing competition, I wanted a gas-sipping coupe with a sporty look that will keep profits in my country of residence (American built and designed). With all the rebates and price cutting going on, I compared specs and decided that I was going with a winner. I haven't been disappointed yet. It is a really peppy little car, and feels significantly different with the new Ecotec 140 hp engine than the '98 Cavalier my wife once drove (which was a good car with no problems, part of my reason for going with a J- body again).

good

5
jayownsya on 06/25/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

sporty nice look, you can accessories it. 2.2 ecotec engine is fast and good on gass

!

4.8
tripleseis6 on 06/23/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

A very fuel economic car,the ecotec engine feel like it got more power that the advertized 140hp ! im constantly getting around 27mpg in the city .

Great car for your money

3.8
Craziman on 06/19/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This car is great. Just recently purchased and I've already gone 350 miles on one tank before filling up with 1 gallon left to spare(combined highway and city while driving hard). Very comfy on the highway and the shocks absorb road default pretty well. I just wish that thump sound would go away!

Good second car for Van owner

4.8
Mengson on 06/14/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I needed something small and sporty to hop around in when not in the mood to do so in my van. I got it, and it was at a great discount that offset any depreciation in value. Nice overall package, without feeling too cheap, or looking too typical.

Yellow Ecotec

3.9
Danm on 05/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I have a new "Flame Yellow" 2.2l Ecotec on my hands and I love it! The sun and sound package with sunroof and better sound system is a must. Putting down the windows and roof and turning up the volume make ths a great car to drive. It also has a peppy enging that picks up quickly. The import fighting world is making many new aftermarket part for the new ecotec, too. So if you don't want a civic or eclipse like EVERYONE else,this is a great car for the money.

Can't Beat the Price - GREAT Value

4
Nice Car on 05/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

MSRP was $17,451, 2.4L engine, Automatic, Power Package, 15" Rally tires, Anti Theft with Keyless entry., Bought for $12.500 =$15,500-$3,000 rebate. Paid $11.400 + $2,335 GM Mastercard Credits Out the Door!!!!! 2.4L Automatic getting 24 MPG combined. Seats are hard. Car is nimble and quick. Best value out there.

My Sunfire

3.9
Kyla on 05/13/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I have a 1996 Pontiac Sunfire and i like it alot. But now I want a good used Sunfire GT. they have alot more jam than just a regular one. I would also like it to be a standard with a sunroof and fully loaded.

Brand NEW CAR for $12,500

4.4
krzy4bmx on 05/08/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This little car cant be beat for the bang for the Buck. I looked for 3 months and couldnt find anything close to the features of this car for the money.. auto, Powersunroof, kickbut stereo and head turning lines. Sure you wouldnt want to take a family vacation in it but for getting to work and cruising around town you cant go wrong. I dare you to find a car with this much to offer for what theyre getting.

poor car

2.3
me999999 on 04/25/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

trouble from day 2. required 2 trips one on a tow truck to get it properly repaired

Looks good, thats about it!

1.4
Al209340 on 04/03/2002

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

When I got my Sunfire I was really happy to get it, but since time as gone by, I have been disappointed with this car. One of the issues is the Headlights. They don’t put out much light when on high beam. This car squeaks and rattles down the road, and it has TONS of interior problems, including the seat not being able to adjust without breaking, and controls sticking. I had problems with paint pealing and problems starting the car. Plus this car bounces all over the place on uneven or bad roads. A person who owned a 1996 Sunfire told me not to buy Sunfire, now I wished I took his advice. He told me he just has had is 5th major safety recall notice on his 1996 Sunfire. Yikes!

Great Car

5
hambone on 04/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car

sunfireSE'01

4.6
beknj on 03/25/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had this car for 13 months now- bought it new and have 21,000+ miles on it. enjoy the "sun and sound" package (CD, sunroof) and the stereo sounds great. ABS and air conditioning were standard while traction control was standard with 2.2L 4-speed auto (have it also). For the money, this coupe delivers a handsome and reliable vehicle to those who want functionability without a $20k price tag.

good car

4.1
doofus on 03/03/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

just good transportation



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