1992 Pontiac Sunbird SE from North America
I'm going to miss it!!
Well, where do I begin? I bought the car during the day. The first night I drove it I found out it had no dash lights! Come to find out that they aren't just $1 lights. It's a whole unit that cost me around $60.
A week later my alternator blew. There was another $150.
Then about 6 months later my heater core broke. I live outside of the city and that was a real treat to get it to the mechanic.
Then my brake went out. Not just a simple brake job. The cylinder in my rear tires went. So every time I would step on the brakes the back tires would lock up.
I think it was my timing chain next. They had to take off the water pump to get to the timing belt so I had them replace that too. It was bound to blow anyway. Why pay for labor twice.
Then my car started jerking and cutting out while driving. When I would try to start it I would have to shake the car. The previous owner had a remote start on it and when they took it off they didn't connect the wires to the spark plugs and fuel pump tight enough. It took my mechanic and myself 3 months to figure this out. Two months later I had to have them reconnected because they worked loose.
The stabilizer bars when next.
A month later the starter started to grind. Then all of a sudden the car wouldn't start at all. Not the starter!I found out that the head gasket blew or I cracked the head. That was a sad day.
Although I had a lot of problems with my car. I loved it. In fact my brother is trying to bring it back to life. It would be great to drive it again.
It was fun to drive. I handled great.
I like the red dash lights. I think you can read them easier and they look cool.
I'm going to miss it!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th November, 2003
I've had every single problem you listed! The dash lights were a nightmare!
Currently the front rack and pinion assembly is out, causing the car to "whine" when you turn the steering wheel. Front struts are also bad.
These cars are NOTORIOUS for cracked heads, as GM used aluminum heads. I think I have another cracked head, this will be the second time. I'm about ready to give up on her.