1994 Pontiac Sunbird Reviews - Page 3 of 16

1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 3.1-V6 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.1-V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired183700 kilometres
Most recent distance184205 kilometres

Summary:

Underestimated on performance

Faults:

The only thing to go wrong with my Sunbird in the 4 months I have owned it was the transmission.

I was driving along and it stuck in fourth and would only shift down if I used it as 1, 2, 3 and then drive.

Old lady driven, not been punished.

General Comments:

The previous owner before I owned it was a mechanic and put on a performance exhaust on and it sounds rely beefy.

The 3.1-V6 has very impressive acceleration and a ton of low end torque and I fully intend on adding cold air and a turbocharger.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2007

1994 Pontiac Sunbird SE 2.0 V6 4 cilinder from Israel

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 V6 4 cilinder Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Sunbird

Summary:

Never buy Pontiac or GM

Faults:

I have a red Pontiac Sunbird SE 1994 2.000- V6 in Israel. I changed a lot of parts and invested 600 USD in the car in the first week.

I have a problem - it turns off after 1 hour of driving. I have to wait 40 minutes until I can drive again. I don't know if it's an overheating problem, because I don't see an overheating problem in the car.

I have changed all the car oil, water, anything that can cause heating problems when the car is off. It's a garbage car with a lot of problems, but when it runs, it's great.

If someone can help me fix the problem? I undestand that a lot of Pontiac Sunbirds have this same overheating problem?

General Comments:

Overheating problem. Never buy a Pontiac Sunbird; go for a Chevrolet Corsica as it's much better, or a japanese car. American cars are not what they used to be, just garbage.

But what can I do, I love american cars. I've owned in the past almost any american car ever built and I love american cars.

I will never buy a Pontiac or a GM in my life again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th February, 2007

27th Feb 2007, 08:25

Its probably a computer circuit overheating problem!!! Seen it in some fords before, engine quits after an hour or two of driving. Wait awhile till everything cools, and engine restarts and runs fine. Any knowledgable technician should know right away which component to replace. And you're complaining about a 13 yr old car? More than half are in thejunkyard, your problem is relatively minor, be thankful.

23rd May 2008, 03:03

Well I had same problems with mine too kept stalling after 30 minutes, and needed to wait about 1 hour to start again. I spent around 2000$ trying to fix it and nobody could fix it. I did change the fuel pump. distributor, computer, and many other parts and nothing worked, so in the end I donated it to charity.

1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance190000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Caravan

Summary:

Really Good On Gas! Easy to drive and maintain! Really expensive to liscence though!

Faults:

Battery is dead, but that's not the cars fault.

Power locks don't always go far enough to let driver out.

It's a bit rusty, but I don't give a hoot!

Muffler rusted right out so I straight piped it and now it sounds and drives better!

Head Gasket leaks.

Engine compartment is a bit dirty.

General Comments:

I love the car it is really good of fuel.

The first time I drove it home from the auction it went 140 km to home and it only burnt 1/8 of a tank! It is standard 5 speed though!

It handles really good and its mechanically sound except for when I start it... it makes a rumble sound... I think its the starter or the belt needs to be aligned.

The interior is beautiful.

The E-Brake is so fun I love to drive it all day and pull it around the snowy corners!

Nice back seat, but I think that the driver sits too low in the vehicle... Although that may be because I drove a 4x4 before this car!

It was $755 to license the darn thing tho and I only paid 650 for it... So that really killed me!

I like the idea of ABS brakes!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd February, 2007

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