1992 Pontiac Sunbird Reviews - Page 4 of 10

1992 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0 4 cylinder Multiport fuel injection from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 4 cylinder Multiport fuel injection Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 kilometres
Most recent distance163000 kilometres

Summary:

These cars are fun to own, with a little TLC, you'll get a lot of years of enjoyment out of them.

Faults:

Battery.

Starter.

Alternator Bearing.

Gas tank was replaced.

Rocker panels.

I had some trouble with the brake lines twice.

I also replaced a front wheel bearing.

It needs a spark plug wire.

General Comments:

This Is my first car. I've had it for almost 4 years now, and other than the few repairs that had to be done to the car, it has been very reliable! I bought it from the original owner!

I have added a stereo system, seat covers, and a windshield banner. The car looks pretty hot now!

This car seems to love the highway mileage, because I have been driving to and from college everyday throughout the year. The trip both ways is well over 100 kilometers. It has never let me down, even in the winter.

I love my car. It's very peppy and I would keep it forever if I could.

I will continue to drive it until it falls apart, which probably won't be soon, because it's so tough.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th May, 2005

1992 Pontiac Sunbird SE 2.0 MPFI from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 MPFI Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired81777 miles
Most recent distance86012 miles

Summary:

Best car ever

Faults:

Nothing really.

Radiator went bad (J-body defect)

General Comments:

The car has Good power for a 2.0, it's a Honda killer.

It is just a great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th April, 2005

1992 Pontiac Sunbird SE 2.1 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.1 Automatic
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired145156 miles
Most recent distance146955 miles

Summary:

Fun car, but it has it's problems

Faults:

There are several rust spots including on the door, on the inside of the door where the hinges are, and on the trunk edges.

In the first month I had to fix a tub connected to the engine. I was lucky it only cost me $2.00 to fix.

There is a leak in my car somewhere around the top that we are not able to find or figure out why it is happening. There are always puddles of water just sitting on the passenger side in the front and back, and also in the back of the drivers seat.

The air conditioning doesn't work.

The power locks don't work.

All of the windows keep sticking. Sometimes the front drivers window will get stuck and will not move at all. I have had them stick on me all the time.

The inside of my car is put together weird so that it would cost me at least $300 to get one put in.

General Comments:

The seats are not that comfortable, and stain easily.

The car is very nice to have in the summer. Even though the air conditioning does not work it is OK because the top goes down.

The body of the car looks nice. I am constantly getting comments on how much people like my car.

Rides nice, good car for only $1000.

It gets pretty good gas mileage, around 27 miles per gallon.

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

Review Date: 30th November, 2004

11th Apr 2006, 20:28

I have a 1992 sunbird as well and I was wondering if you know where the leak is coming from. I have puddles of water on the back passenger side and on the front drivers side. I can't seem to find where the water is coming from. At first we thought it may be a blown heater core, but its not coolant that is on the carpet. It is just water.

1992 Pontiac Sunbird SE 3.1 - V6 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.1 - V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carJeep Wrangler

Summary:

Wish I still had it!!

Faults:

Alternator went out at 50,000 miles and again at 120,000.

Exhaust had to be replaced at 100,000 miles.

Struts were shot @ 80,000 miles.

Developed a leak at around 120,000, near the bottom of the windshield, behind the instrument panel. I coated the front of the area where the wiper arms are located, under the grates, with fiberglass resin. It seemed to help, but not totally eliminate the leak.

Motor started running like crud at around 155,000 miles. I was told it was everything from the EGR Valve (Would have been something like $300 to replace!!!) to the computer, to some of the sensors. It turns out it was a coil pack and cost around $75 to fix. (I wish I would have known that before I gave it away!!)

General Comments:

I loved this car!!! Even with the problems.

I bought it in 1993, but it was a brand new 1992 model, it had been sitting on the dealership lot until they dropped the price. Sticker was $15600 and I got it for $9500.

It was a model that I didn't see too many of. It was white on white. White car with white interior, and white wheels. It had the graffiti lettering in red.

Was a 3.1L motor and would really get up and go. It handled like a charm.

I got into two wrecks while I had it. The first, I ended up in a corn field off I-74 around Indianapolis in a blizzard, and buried the car in a snow drift. The second, I got wiped out by a van from the phone company and tore the right quarter panel off. It did about $3500 in damage, but I had it fixed anyway. During both crashes, I never felt so safe in a car.

I gave it to my nephew last year for his high school graduation present. He spent about $500 in repairs and misc stuff, and it runs like new and looks great. He just started college a few weeks ago and is about 100 miles away and it doesn't give him any trouble.

It now has about 178,000 miles and the compression is right like it should be and doesn't use a drop if oil. It still gets about 25 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2004

16th Mar 2005, 14:21

The 3.1 V6 is an amazing little engine. I had one in my 1991 Cavalier RS, and ran it for 332,000 kms (206,000 miles) before I sold the car. Compression was like new, no oil leaks, it even still had the original stainless steel exhaust on the car. I loved that little car. Wanted my daughter to have it, but she wouldn't drive a 5 speed manual. So sold it and bought her a 1992 Sunbird SE.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 31 reviews