1994 Pontiac Sunbird Reviews - Page 2 of 16

1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 3.1 V6 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired164000 miles
Most recent distance180000 miles
Previous carDodge Intrepid

Summary:

Fly like a Bird

Faults:

Just expected repairs:

Rear Shocks at 170000

Brakes when I got it

CV Shafts at 165000

Wheel Bearings at 165000.

General Comments:

I love this car, just routine maintenance since I bought it, nothing else. This car really surprised me with how quick it is whenever I test drove it. I went to the drag strip a few weeks ago and lost to a Dodge Ram with the Hemi by half a car length, this really shocked me. The car is also pretty comfortable. I got pretty lucky and got it in great condition. This is in my opinion the best for the money.

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

Review Date: 4th May, 2008

1994 Pontiac Sunbird from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
Most recent year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Most recent distance125768 miles
Previous carPlymouth Horizon

Summary:

I like it

Faults:

The air conditioning doesn't work quoted 700 to repair.

Replaced starter, many belts, batteries, radiator, fuel pump, shocks struts, tune ups, alternator.

Needs painted.

General Comments:

Not real thrilled with the seats if I didn't have cushions in there I wouldn't be able to see over the dash.

It still gets great gas mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th March, 2008

1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE V6 3.1 multiport FI V6 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.1 multiport FI V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired99203 miles
Most recent distance103245 miles
Previous carKia Optima

Summary:

I love it. One of the best cars I've had

Faults:

On the Sunbird I had to got a new starter when I got it. After that I had to get a new windshield wiper motor and a transmission. All this total was about $300. It wasn't bad at all.

I got a good deal on it. My friend's dad repossessed and I bought it from him for $1000.

It's a awesome car. I have a new Flow-master exhaust system. I'm putting a turbo in and new rims soon.

General Comments:

Awesome, reliable, powerful, and fast.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st February, 2008

1994 Pontiac Sunbird le 2.0L from North America

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 2.0L Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carPontiac Firebird

Summary:

A sporty little car that will last a long time

Faults:

The clutch needed replaced for the first time at 98000 miles. Air conditioning quit working at about 63000 miles.

General Comments:

At over 98000 miles on the car it still gets about 40mpg. The engine has never failed to crank and starts at the turn of the key.

The car does not handle as well as it should, cornering is best at about 15mph.

The car has fairly good acceleration for the tiny 2.0L 4cyl. engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd November, 2007

1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 3.1 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired43000 miles
Most recent distance43300 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

It's a fun sporty little coupe

Faults:

I have not had many problems with this car. The previous owner kept this car in incredible shape.

I did have to replace the front speakers. One of them was blown, but the stock stereo sounds even better now with better speakers.

The only thing that I have seen that is broken is the passenger seat lever. The wire that connects both sides of the locking mechanism broke, so you kinda have to fiddle with it to change the seat position. More annoying problem than actual problem.

General Comments:

I really like this car; it is much faster than my 1981 Mustang.

I like the way this car feels when you drive it. The steering is sharp and precise.

The A/C is extremely cold, so that most times I have to change the temperature gauge.

The fuel economy is a whole lot better than my Mustang. It could be better though. Right now I am trying various fuel injector cleaners. The first one I have used so far has already helped. It's hard to tell exactly how much it has helped because I was stuck in a hours worth of traffic, so that hurt my initial test, so now I have to wait to fill up again.

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

Review Date: 19th August, 2007

1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 3.1L V6 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.1L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired189914 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres

Summary:

Very good first car, but it is sheer luck finding one in good condition

Faults:

When I bought it I had to replace all the fluids in it because I was not sure how long they were sitting.

I had a short in my electrical system and every time I put in a fuse for the courtesy system, it would blow in under ten seconds.

My TCC solenoid in my transmission was buggy, and the car would feel as if it was going to stall upon coming to a stop.

Clicks in the engine due to sludge buildup.

Horn did not work.

Seats recline, but because it is a two door, when you push the seat back and try to lock it, only the bottom part would lock, so you could push the back rest part forewards and backwards freely.

General Comments:

Very fun to drive.

The 3.1 gives it plenty of go when you need it.

It also sounds mean.

Controls are in easy reach and are easy to read.

Perfect size for my height and size.

Handles alright, will handle better once I install tighter springs.

Over all a pleasure to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th July, 2007

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 64 reviews