1993 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0 OHC from North America
Reliable, but old, quick pickup on flat roads
Replaced alternator 3 times.
Cracked head, caused the car to misfire.
Replaced cracked head, and head gasket.
Replaced cooling fan 3 times.
Replaced oxygen sensor.
Replaced cooling temperature switch.
Replaced catalytic converter.
Replaced fuel pump, and strainers.
Replaced water pump.
Replaced water pump housing.
Replaced valve cover gasket.
Replaced windshield wiper motor.
Replaced radiator, and hoses.
Replaced brake pads.
This vehicle has always ran extremely hot.
Good performance on flat roads, poor performance going up small and steep hills.
Oil, and oil filter are changed every 2,500 miles. I also substitute Slick 50 for High Mileage vehicles for one quart of oil.
Spark plugs do not want to come out during a change, even if the threads were previously greased, and the car is cold.
Front struts are going bad currently.
Front rotors need replaced, and brake pads were worn 2 months after new ones were installed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th July, 2003
First off I have a 90 Sunbird and all of the problems your having could have been avoided. Its great that you changed the oil 2500 miles, but slick 50 isn't so good for the engine. As a matter fact dealers will void warranty if you use such additives. This car is for someone who knows how to work on cars and can hear early warning signs. If you know nothing about engines then buy a Honda (easy care)