1993 Pontiac Sunbird Reviews

1993 Pontiac Sunbird SE from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1995
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) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance43000 miles

Summary:

There isn't a nicer car on the road!!

Faults:

I know I'm supposed to report faults, but honestly, I've not had any problems - aside from a new battery, new tires, new oil, etc. Regular maintenance issues. I do now need a new top for her, and I'm trying to find someone who will do a great job for me.

I, too, have the problem with the dashboard, but I thought it was because of the sun in Florida.

I love this little car. I've recently turned 71, and either she is growing or I'm the incredible shrinking woman, 'cause I'm having difficulty seeing over the steering wheel.

I named her "Cupcake" as is my vanity license plate. I really do need to find someone in the Altamonte Springs, FL area who can put on a top for me for a reasonable price, and she really needs to have something done with the windows. It might be the switch or the windows, but three of the windows don't go all the way down.

Cupcake is a little darling, and I enjoy riding in her with the top down and the wind blowing through my hair. She's incredible, SO if anyone knows of anyone who can install a new top or fix that blasted dash, or knows what can be done with the windows or how to lift the seat, please contact me at Buttercup822@cfl.rr.com. I'm old and I'm poor, but I love to be seen in a car that is also great on gasoline.

Actually, I'd love to be buried in her!! I need to find someone who would love her as much as I do to leave her to when I'm gone. Grand kids all say - "That Old Thing" - brats!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th April, 2011

1993 Pontiac Sunbird SE from El Salvador

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired400000 miles
Most recent distance800000 miles

Summary:

Excellent car!

Faults:

The radiator went wrong.

General Comments:

I really like this car, it combines the design of a classic car and the performance of a new one! I really like its design.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd September, 2010

1993 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Distance when acquired95000 miles

Summary:

Fair, great handling, noisy engine

Faults:

Erratic cooling and no heat at heater. Repair by removing thermostat, reinstall cap. Disconnect heater hose return line at engine return line.

Hook external water hose to heater return line and turn on full - reverse flush system (forces air pockets out of head at temp sender) until water fills reservoir.

Be sure the water pump (which is used to adjust timing belt tension) is in the proper location, otherwise it will not pump the water properly as the impeller is offset in the housing. This is a must to stop erratic cooling and to get the heater to work. Took 2 days to find this fault. Adjustment is described in factory manual.

A (under the carpet) water leak will form if the water escape hole under the heater blower motor is not sealed with new sealer such as NP1 sealer. The factory sealer eventually lets water rust out the fire wall because of residue collecting in the low spot under the fan housing.

General Comments:

Good car if you do the proper maintenance.

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

Review Date: 9th December, 2009

1993 Pontiac Sunbird SE 3.1 V6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired280000 kilometres
Most recent distance280000 kilometres
Previous carFord Contour

Summary:

Fast/fun and not bad on gas

Faults:

Dash warped.

Rust near doors.

General Comments:

Very fast.

Reliable and cheap on gas.

I can't seem to figure out how to put in a aftermarket deck (which is really downing me out right now).

Handles great.

Seems very comfortable and fun to drive.

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

Review Date: 23rd November, 2009

23rd Nov 2009, 11:20

They used to sell fit kits at car stereo stores. I don't know if they are still available.

1993 Pontiac Sunbird SE 3.1 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
Most recent year of ownership1993
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Most recent distance109000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Sunbird

Faults:

Front struts, all around shocks and springs, exhaust, some rust spots, front and rear windows, battery, oil pan, and transmission gasket.

General Comments:

The Sunbird 3.1 V6 convertible is a great car if you put the right money into it.

Some rust has built in the tire well and main rear bumper bulk head, but that will be all patched up.

People are complaining about the dash; what I had done was I got some goop sealer and put about 20 lbs. worth of pressure on it with a heater over night, and it has not given me a problem since.

I had got new rims for cheap at a flea market that are great. I had also ordered a body kit including: front, rear, and side skirts.

I had installed 2 10' subs in the trunk, replaced the two front and rear speakers, and purchased a nice deck, I must say this thing POUNDS!

For the windows I removed the window from the track and applied lubricant and new bushings.

Nice paint, body kit, stereo, leather, and the top down will make the car look great!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th April, 2009

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 43 reviews