1993 Pontiac Sunbird SE 4.6 from North America


A great car for a cheap price


The only thing that has gone wrong with my Sunbird is that the pulleys broke (probably do to the high mileage).

The power steering went.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2001

10th Feb 2001, 23:38

Hello, I own a 1994 Sunbird and we have had nothing but problems with it. We have had it for 3 1/2 years. Just today the head gasket went, a few months ago the water pump, before that the battery, before that the alternator, before that the radiator, and so on.

I hope you have better luck with yours. Oh, our car only has 119,000 miles.

Good luck.

1993 Pontiac Sunbird LE I-4 Coupe 2.0L 4 cyl from North America


Alternator the first week I had the car.

The thermostat 3 times since June 21, 1999.

Front struts, rear shocks.

Front and rear brakes (total overhaul).

Two front tires.

Weatherstripping around the front doors leaks. Trunk leaks if it rains hard enough.

Replaced the front windshield.

The dealer who works on my car dropped my hood on a pair of Vise-grip pliers (ouch).

Emergency brake cable replaced.

Trunk and glove box rattles continuously.

Car squeaks.

General Comments:

I originally bought this car because I wanted something bigger than my Geo Metro LSi Convertible. The car has good looks, but the finish is lets just say, not the best.

The Sunbird has power for a 2.0L with the automatic transmission. I've added a K/N Filtercharger drop in air cleaner and added a Cherry Bomb muffler (soon I'm getting a Borla Boomer). These two enhancements, even minor, do work well with the car. I also plan to customize it more if at all possible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2000

20th Dec 2000, 10:58


I have a 91 3.1 L V6 Sunbird LE.

Any suggestions on how to make it quicker? and costs?

Do you know anything about adjusting the timing belts to enhance acceleration?

28th Feb 2001, 12:57

3.1 V6 engines do not have timing belts, they are driven by gears

1993 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0 Litre from North America




Alternator at 60k.

Head gasket at 85k.

Brakes at 95k.

Freeze plugs at 105k.

A/C at 105k.

General Comments:

Not too bad a car, if you just go short distances. But given the amount of maintenance needed in as little as 40k miles, forget it.

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

Review Date: 22nd August, 2000

1993 Pontiac Sunbird SE 3100 V6 from Israel


Not a reliable car


Twice, every 2.5 years, the alternator and the starter.

Bad cooling system that always leaks - the pipes and the radiator.

The inside warming radiator has gone wrong after 3 years and 60000 km.

Change brakes every 20000 km.

The dashboard lost its shape.

General Comments:

Besides the great engine and the great power of the car, it isn't a car I would recommend.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th July, 2000

21st Dec 2000, 13:50

Wow... I haven't had the electric problems you've had. I've had weird problems like the rack and pinion and the injectors needed replacing. I swear, my car knows when I get paid.

However, it's very powerful (I have a 92 Convertible with the V6) and very cute. No power complaints. Lots of fun to drive and nice tight steering and brakes. Only complaint is that my dash has warped too!