1990 Pontiac Firefly
I'm going to miss the little car
Surging issues @ 90,000
Timing belt @ 160,000
Electrical problems @ 220,000
Clutch @ 245,000.
Muffler every 9 months, but it was a cheap one.
I have been using this site to decide on a new vehicle, and wanted to thank everyone who has contributed.
My old Pontiac Firefly went for its last trip from my driveway this week, and I wanted to say what a great car it was. It lasted for 15 years, and although the body was rusting and the heads were finally going, I have no regrets about the car.
For a 2 door, it had enough room to pack my 2 small kids, wife and gear for camping, and the fuel economy was great to the end.
The only problem I had was finding a dealership who knew the vehicle, and could service it properly.
Surging issues were the result of rust in the fuel pressure regulator, and it took over a year and 3 dealers to fix.
I have to admit I was a bit sad to see it leave, but time marches on.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th April, 2007