1993 Pontiac Sunbird LE from North America

Summary:

Nice cruising car

Faults:

I needed to put a new Timing Belt in around 80,000 miles.

The car stalled out when I first bought the car. I was very heated and got it fixed.

My idol is a little rough, but managable.

I just put a alignment on my Sunbird.

My right strut is terrible and makes the car vibrate a lot. I need to fix that badley.

Brand spanking new tires. Dayton's to be exact.

I have done 2 Oil Changes. Also eats a lot of Motor Oil.

General Comments:

This car is okay. I mean I am a 19 year old college student and it gets me where I want to go. I wash it a lot and take care of it. The car looks like 5 years old.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2003

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

Faults:

Alternator.

Valve job.

General Comments:

I had to get some things done to my car at first. It was like a $500 car I got from my friend, and it needed a new head, but I got one fairly cheap, and it hasn't acted up since.

Although I must admit aftermarket parts are far and few between, you can go to J-Body.org and there are tons of people there who know stuff for it.

I personally love my little Sunbird, and I'll drive it till it dies.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2003

1993 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0 from North America

Summary:

Bottom line - it was a nightmare!

Faults:

Head gasket blew at 90,000 clicks.

Changed alternator twice.

Changed radiator at 60,000 km.

Needed suspension repair at around 50,000 km. Quite a shock when I was told I needed new shocks AND struts!

Brakes needed replacing around the same time

Car required wheel alignments every 20000 km, killed two sets of tires!

Interior has slowly been falling apart since I got it. Cheap plastic design caused various panels around the dash to open or fall off.

Tape player doesn't work any more.

Poor engine design means high labor costs when fixing even smaller things like alternators and serpentine belts.

General Comments:

Sorry, but I don't have too many kind words. The bad far outweighed the good, which was namely this:

This car has decent power for a 4-cylinder and decent fuel economy, especially after having cleaned the fuel system.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th January, 2003

21st Mar 2004, 20:37

Where the hell do you drive? The struts in most cars are the same design (ie this is not a radical, crappy design, all small cars have the same front suspension) going through 2 sets of tires and needing alignment every 20000 kilometers? None of that is a fault of the cars, where/how do you drive, holy crap.

30th Sep 2005, 14:40

Doesn't matter what kind of road you drive this car on. Struts and shocks are out in my Sunbird as well. Repair is in the $ 1,000 range for parts and labor.

In general, this car is a never ending money pit!

Be prepared to replace heads constantly.

Be smart-- Avoid this car. It's evil.

Also be ready for rack and pinion to go out. I've talked to countless Sunbird owners that have had all the problems I've had with mine. The list is endless... Hunk of junk.

1993 Pontiac Sunbird LE 3.1 V6 from North America

Summary:

This is the only car for me

Faults:

I had a blown engine at 160,000 miles.

The heater core went out shortly before that.

The catalytic converter went out.

General Comments:

This car is great! With my new 3.1 V6 engine, and a performance cam, I am pushing 205 horse power. It runs clean and smooth, and sounds great too.

The car handles surprisingly well in icy conditions, and sticks to all the curves on the road.

The car is set up with comfort in mind, and all of the instruments inside are within hands reach.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th December, 2002

1993 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.1 Fuel Injected from North America

Summary:

This is a wonderful car for a college student!

Faults:

Need a new oil gasket around 121,000 miles.

The dash is seperating above the radio.

Oxygen Sensor went out at 109000.

Tape player sometimes gets jammed.

Front struts need replaced bad.

The ceiling is falling down.. that cloth that all GM's seem to do.

General Comments:

This car is not exactly fast, but it does zip in reference to all other 4 cylinders.

Seats are very comfortable.

Love the gear shifter being exactly where it's at.

Don't like how the radio cannot be upgraded inexpensively.

It's hard to clean the windshield since it's so angled.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 2002