Asuna Sunfire Reviews from North America

1993 Asuna Sunfire 1.8 liter DOHC

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.8 liter DOHC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance210000 kilometres
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

The MOST reliable car I have ever owned!

Faults:

Transmission rebuilt at 180,000.

New tires (front) at 190,000.

Routine maintenance oil changes @ 5,000.

Air filter, plugs and distributer.

165,000 Vacuum leak, EGR and all vacuum lines replaced, O2 sensor.

The clutch cable seized up and punched 25c hole in the firewall at around 170,000.

The driver side seat in starting to wear, moisture problems in the winter; rear tail lights, windshield and side windows. The rear defrost still works great though.

General Comments:

A great car for reliability a 10 out of 10!

I have never owned such a great car EVER! (once tuned)

Handling is very good on; twisty roads, city, wet weather and highway driving.

Very compact; you fit where most vehicles can't.

Fuel economy is great.

Lots of room in the engine bay, easy to work on (all metric).

Lotus suspension! Need I say more?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th August, 2008

1993 Asuna Sunfire st 1.8 turbo

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Engine and transmission 1.8 turbo Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired140 kilometres
Most recent distance300 kilometres
Previous carAsuna Sunfire

Summary:

This car is solid, Solid, SOLID!!! No complaints

Faults:

Love my car though and I know only draw back is the price and availability of parts.

General Comments:

Hey fellow owners. I'm from London Ontario, glad to see that there's still so many faithful Asuna owners. I bought my '93 Asuna Sunfire in June 1995 with 140k km’s on it and now has around 300k.

This car is solid, Solid, SOLID!!! No complaints.

But I have moved on and bought my self a new car… (due to long highway driving) SO, I’m looking to Give this car to any Asuna/Isuzu owner who is willing to come and pick it up … and use it for parts, etc.

It is still in driving condition just the passenger door is jammed and would need to be fixed.

Love my car though and I know only draw back is the price and availability of parts.

SO here in my Christmas gift to any one who has needs Asuna Parts!

As for parts, it has Everything, some parts are brand new! (Brakes, Exhaust, JVC CD/mp3 player)

Asuna Gt Accessories and Fluids

Asuna Gt Body

Asuna Gt Brake

Asuna Gt Cooling

Asuna Gt Driveline and Axles

Asuna Gt Electrical, Charging and Starting

Asuna Gt Electrical, Lighting and Body

Asuna Gt Electronics and Telematics

Asuna Gt Emission Control

Asuna Gt Engine

Asuna Gt Exhaust

Asuna Gt Fuel

Asuna Gt Hardware and Service Supplies

Asuna Gt HVAC

Asuna Gt Ignition

Asuna Gt Steering

Asuna Gt Suspension

Asuna Gt Tire and Wheel

Asuna Gt Tools and Equipment

Asuna Gt Transfer Case

Asuna Gt Transmission and Transaxle - Automatic

Asuna Gt Transmission and Transaxle - Manual

Asuna Gt Wiper and Washer.

Happy driving :)

Cheers

Please contact me at rawski@hotmail.com.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2007

11th Dec 2007, 07:32

Hey!

I'm from London as well, haha. I never knew there were smart people in this city.

7th Feb 2008, 19:09

Asuna vancouver Had mine since 02. Like don't love it any more.

1993 Asuna Sunfire 1.8L DOHC

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.8L DOHC Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired218000 kilometres
Most recent distance250000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Sunbird

Summary:

The car of my dreams

Faults:

The only problems I have had with this car are the alternator went, which wasn't cheap to fix, this is very common on these cars.

Also, I broke the clutch cable, which wasn't a big deal, but it took a week to get it to me from Edmonton, thanks to the rarity and shortage of parts for these cars.

General Comments:

This is the greatest car I have ever owned in my life, fun to drive, looks great, if only they were still being made, I would have a new one too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2006

1993 Asuna Sunfire 1.8

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance71000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corona

Summary:

Never regretted buying it and still love it!

Faults:

-Straddled a rock while passing a truck and rock bounced up and broke fuel pump in gas tank.

-Front right directional tire (Potenzas) had been put on backwards. Caused steering problems until changed.

-Minor rust on rocker panels.

-Minor rust on metal beneath wiper blades.

General Comments:

Had the car in China (Beijing) for 3 years. Only time winter driven. Fuel pump incident happened on way to Great Wall.

A hit with the locals. After almost 13 years still love driving this machine.

Corners like a dream and is not scared of other rice rockets.

Only expense has been fuel pump, oil changes, batteries in 12 years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th September, 2005

6th Nov 2006, 19:05

Seeing lots of good reviews regarding the Asuna Sunfire (1993), however am having a difficult time tracking down a clutch cable for this puppy any one have any ideas???

Please advise to: rvk2003@hotmail.com.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 16 reviews