1993 Pontiac Firefly Review from North America

1993 Pontiac Firefly 1.0L 3banger

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.0L 3banger Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 kilometres
Most recent distance220000 kilometres
Previous carMazda B2600




The engine just quit at 218000 km. It had had a bad tick in it, it did not have much compression, and on the last drive it misfired a number of times, crawled into the driveway, and died. So I replaced the engine, and she is running like new, EXCEPT I only get 32 miles per gallon! So, can anyone tell me which hose or line was left off, because I am used to getting 50mpg, even out of the old, almost dead engine.

General Comments:

I think all the Sprints, Fireflies and Geo's are the Volkswagen of today. They are a simple no nonsense reliable and very cheap to run car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2007

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review