1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0L from North America
Paid 600$, but worth 6 million to me... and I know cars
Only thing I've had to worry about was a starter... what a pain to replace.
I've done the usual stuff: brakes, tune up, oil changes every 7500km (synthetic oil), tires.
The clutch is worn, but not ready to give out... I'd say 30% clutch left.
The car gets about 950-1000km to a tank, and when gas prices were 1.24$ per litre, it cost me about 65$ to fill.
It runs a bit rich, but doesn't lack power... the 2.0L is rated for 90 HP, so you can't expect a race car.
The syncro is going out when shifting into third... but I'm gonna change the STF with Royal Purple.
The battery has been replaced, but that was my fault.
Rust issues, but it's Alberta, every car has rust at this age... cold in winter and hot in summer, but she runs and I know she won't let me down.
Just as preventative maintenance; I'm going to do timing belt and water pump at 285000km. My dad has the exact same car; his only issue is lack of heat in winter, the starter, and the water pump. He has 450000, but he beats on the car everyday and he finally parked it...
Awesome car, tough. Yeah, she has some issues, but let's see another car take the abuse of a very nasty gravel road for 10 years, and the owner who bags on it from 100,000 to 450,000 when he retired the car. Never had any issues with mine except the starter... and the dashboard lift haha...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th December, 2014