2002 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews from North America - Page 3 of 6

2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L L4

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.2L L4 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles

Summary:

I love it

Faults:

It sets high up in the back so it is hard to see when you back up.

The cup holders are in front of the controls.

General Comments:

The car is fun and easy to drive.

This car is good for a new driver or a student.

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

Review Date: 30th October, 2006

2002 Pontiac Sunfire 4-Dr SE

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles

Summary:

Wish they still made it!

Faults:

I have been recently having problems with all the lights coming on on the dash. They won't go away, unless I turn the car off (not too good in traffic). The car seems to sputter when this happens. Sometimes, it stalls (so far, only when first started up). I did have the driver window not go back up once (same time all the lights were on). Thought it might be a catalytic converter at first, but the window thing now makes me wonder if it is electrical. Everywhere I have taken it to says that it needs to be happening when I bring it in for them to troubleshoot. Can't find anyone open at 6:50 in the morning or late at night (which is when it usually happens). Other than this, I have had no problems whatsoever with the car.

General Comments:

Wish they still made the 4-door, as I love my car!

Drives and handles great (and my other cars are a Corvette and a Trans Am), so I do know about handling.

Comfortable on long trips, we just love it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2006

2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.4L

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.4L Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired52995 kilometres
Most recent distance55300 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Firebird

Summary:

It's a great little car once fixed up :)

Faults:

I've only had the car for a month and already ran into problems with it. Has been back to the dealer 3 times, thank god for the 30 day warranty.

About 2 days after I got it, the engine light came on. Brought it in, they checked it, they said "nothing's wrong", OK no problem.

The light was gone for a day and a half, then the engine light came back on. Took her back in. They still don't know what was wrong.

Then the car stated to rev up on its own. Like every time you would push the clutch in, it would rev up to 3000 RPM's. I recall putting her in park. Had the emergency brake on, and letting go of the clutch in 1st gear, and the car stayed at 3000 RPM's. Brought her in again, and they couldn't figure it out.

After 3 weeks, I brought it back into the dealer, and found out the computer module for the revving was gone, the MAP sensor was gone, the catalytic converter was gone also. Plus they had to replace the 2 strut springs, and fix the A/C in it. If I would have had to pay for this, I calculated it would have run me up to $2500.00 dollars.

General Comments:

This car is my first new car, and even with all the problems, I still like my car very much. Just for the fact that it's a newer car for me. I've always had older cars. Like an 87 Fire Bird, a 84 Chev 1/2 ton, and the latest one, a 78 Z28 Camaro.

This car is great handling, comfortable seats, great room in the back. It has big trunk spacem and lots of room in it. Great stereo system in it. :)

Easy to put a car seat in it, has 2 safety hooks for the car seat.

For a 2.4L she can pull, and has great pick up when fixed up :). I got it for an OK price, but hey that's what you have to pay when you go through a dealership. She won't be worth what I paid for in the end of my 5 year term, but I think she's a great little car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd July, 2006

2002 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance94000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Sunbird

Summary:

Very good money's worth

Faults:

Nothing really.

General Comments:

Has been good on performance and reliability - wished it did a little better than 40 mpg, had a 1987 Sunbird before and use to get 46 mpg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 2006

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 30 reviews