2003 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2 Ecotec
Ehhhh, it's an alright car
Window motors have gone out & the switches later broke.
Exhaust hanger rusted apart. Replaced at 67,XXX.
Fuel pump had to be replaced at 78,XXX.
Inner tie rods replaced at 152,XXX.
Timing belt chain snapped at 155,XXX, causing the engine to seize. Had to replace the engine.
Front left coil snapped at 160,XXX.
Have had to replace fuel tank straps at 160,XXX.
Clear coat is wearing off the front/rear bumper of the vehicle (silver colored car).
Check engine lights never turns off.
Fog lights don't work.
Have had to replace multiple bulbs outside of the car.
Door locks inside of the car do not work.
My girlfriend purchased this car in 2005 with 43,XXX. The car came from California & now is in Minnesota. Car was great for a few years; then it's been down hill ever since.
The car itself isn't that bad. Decent look with alloy rims; basically your standard car with sporty features. It's built for a chick. Interior is nothing special at all.
Great on gas, but as you can see above with all the problems with our Sunfire, it is time to upgrade.
Would I recommend you buy a Sunfire? Hell no, too many common problems,
I'm sick of my girlfriend nagging about what's going out on it next, so we are looking at selling it soon.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th May, 2012