1994 Pontiac Sunbird 2.0 4 cylinder from North America
One of the worst cars ever made
I only owned it a short period of time, but I had to replace the exhaust to get a sticker and I had a tire blowout (and I had got it with new tires).
Amazingly, it's a tiny car that I fit in (not well, but passable). I can count on one hand the number of sedans I fit in made since 2005. That's about the only good thing I can say about it.
I bought this car because I was working pizza delivery, and my '81 Buick Century got really poor gas mileage doing 100% city driving, although it got better highway mileage. However, they did not give me enough hours, so I sold it to my friend and resumed driving my Century.
When I bought the car, the head gasket was replaced not long ago. My friend had to replace the head gasket -- fortunately he had a friend who would do work on the side for rather cheap, so it cost him very little, but I felt bad that I sold him a car that had the head gasket on its way out. Had I been familiar with the engine, that wouldn't have been a surprise. It's possibly the worst engine ever made, and they ate head gaskets and frequently heads as well. My friend had a Cavalier, same color and year, and it went through three head gaskets.
The EPA rating was 22/32 MPG for this car, but it never got above 20 MPG. My friend said it did not improve after replacing the head gasket for a second time.
I forget the mileage that I got it, but it was either 70k or 80k.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd August, 2015
3rd Aug 2015, 12:30
You can count on one hand the number of sedans made in the last ten years that you fit in?
Were you portrayed by Lou Ferrigno?
9th Aug 2015, 03:26
I agree with the fact that the head gaskets on the "Brazilian" OHC 4. Just wondering about the head cracks? Any info you have would be great.