1991 Pontiac Sunbird Pontiac LE 2.0 from North America


For a car with over 200,000 miles it was well worth the money and highly recommended by me


I replaced the Alternator at 180,000 miles.

The Heater Core was replaced at 160,000 miles.

Hole in the radiator at 140,000 miles.

New Water pump at 170,000 miles.

Shocks and struts went bad at 130,000 miles, but lasted till 180,000 miles.

Only had to replace the Brakes once since the car was purchased.

Had to put on a new Valve cover gasket twice so far.

Only replaced the Oxygen sensor in 90,000+ miles, kind of forgot about it and the car was running so good.

One PVC and ERG Valve in 90,000+ miles, another one of those things that can be forgotten.

The oil pressure sender was changes once, weather it was bad or not.

Last, but least the head gasket went out, but will be replaced soon.

Interiors good and no other problems.

General Comments:

When trying to pass someone make sure you have a lot of time.

Hard to drive when you have long legs and the seat doesn't go back far enough.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2002

1991 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0L from North America


Works hard and hasn't treated me wrong yet-2


On the second set of tires.

New brakes front and back, 130,000.

Needs new brakes all around again, 157,000 (Still not done,162,000).

New timing belt, 120,000 (Preventative maintenance).

Water pump replaced, 120,000.

Both doors are rusting (2 door model).

Part are now falling off and a whole has formed on drivers door, 161,000.

Replaced muffler, 148,000.

Replaced tie-rod, 149,000 (actually was fixed several thousand miles later-about 152,000)

Replaced starter, 151,000.

Ran rough, had major tune up, 149,000.

Started puffing white smoke, 157,000.

Another tune up, 158,000.

Will be getting a new head or gasket soon to repair the smoking problem, 162,000.

General Comments:

Excellent car. I'd refer a Sunbird to anyone I know. They hold up and make great school or work cars. Not always the prettiest, but never a dull moment when you get it out on the open highway.

Was faced with the problem of replacing the head or gasket which may be expensive since I can't do it myself or getting a new car. I'm opting for repair of the reliable car that I've known for the last few years.

I just can't part with it. Been through way to much with it and it still looks great when I take the time to clean it up. Hope to fix this one up some day, but will probably get another since mine's on a prior salvage title.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2002

1991 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0L Dual overhead cam from North America


Quality car for little cash


Replaced the starter at 117500 km.

Replaced the alternator at 140000 km.

Replaced the head cylinder at 175000 km.

Replaced the front brakes three times.

The drivers window lever constantly falls off.

Repainted it three years ago and need to replace the drivers side doors and both rocker panels.

General Comments:

Car is great quality with very little work to keep it in fairly good running order.

Parts for the car are very inexpensive.

Nothing to complain about with this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2002

1991 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0 4 cylinder from North America


It's good to get you from point A to point A and a half, if you have the money


I have replaced the Alternator three times in about 2 years when we first received the car. I have also replaced the starter twice. Note: The starter is not easy to get too... It leaks every fluid except for transmission. It has gone through too many brake pads to remember. I have replaced the head gasket at about 180,000 miles. I had to replace a valve after a spark plug came apart and went through it causing no compression in that cylinder. A spark plug became stuck in another cylinder causing it to break off while still inside. We drilled it out and have problems with it ever since. The MAP, Oxygen, water temperature, Crankshaft Position, and Throttle Position Sensor Has failed, along with the computer. The EGR valve failed at about 182,000 miles. The Catalytic converter failed and made it sound like I was dragging a fleet of cans behind me at 186,000. The rear shocks and the front struts are gone making it buck when I stop and making it unstable at speed in excess of 65mph. The back window blew out when we were getting in to it one day even though there was more than one widow open. (Explain that?) When ever I take a turn that is even close to sharp, The oil light comes on inside. The dome light would come on by itself some times also, along with the horn. The dash board as stretched in the sun causing it to pull away from the dash in several places. Other than this it was a pretty reliable car.

General Comments:

The car would have trouble passing at about 60mph. So I guess what I am saying is that this car doesn't have a whole lot of power. Not to mention that it would go from 0-60, in about a minute.

The car was comfortable though. I like the seats.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th May, 2002