1994 Pontiac Sunbird Reviews - Page 4 of 16

1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE Coupe 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired112000 miles
Most recent distance143689 miles

Summary:

I loved this car and was heart broken when I had to leave it

Faults:

I had brake work done around 135000 miles or so...

A new timing belt and water pump were needed in August of this year.

General Comments:

Always reliable.

Always did what I wanted it to do.

It was a quick and sharp looking little car.

Nice ride.

Fit what I needed in it, whether it be 5-6 foot long flag poles and/or a full sized cello, all in the cabin.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2006

1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 3.1 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired181000 kilometres
Most recent distance342000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Keeps on going and going..

Faults:

Blew out a plug at 267000 km put heli-coil in and still holding.

General Comments:

Great little car. Have had it for 4 yrs and it has not let me down yet. Other than the spark plug it has been mostly just regular items to replace like brakes, tires, etc. Its still running good. I'm wondering how far this car will keep on going. Its starting to rust out a little now. I'm still getting 10.5-11.8 km per liter. Great for me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th October, 2006

1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0L 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0L 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired157000 kilometres
Most recent distance305000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Malibu

Summary:

I will really miss it when I have to get rid of it!!!

Faults:

Had to replace struts and springs, but not till 250,000 kms.

Had to replace one rear bearing after about 230,000 kms and the other more recently.

Replaced the radiator and starter each once.

Just replaced the head gasket.

Various other minor items (eg. caps or hoses)

General Comments:

I have listed above all of the major repairs I've had done on this car. All of these repairs were done simply because things were wearing out.

Right up until 275,000 nothing really went wrong with the car at all in spite of driving it daily, driving on gravel roads and in hot weather, and otherwise abusing is.

My Sunbird is getting pretty rusty and doesn't have quite the power it used to, but I have a major attachment to this car. I recently had to replace head gaskets and because this car is so reliable I believe it was worthwhile. I don't intend to get rid of this car until it won't move under its own power anymore.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th September, 2006

5th Sep 2006, 22:06

Congratulations on having a very reliable car. I don't know of ANY Honda, Nissan or Toyota owners who can boast of that kind of trouble-free service.

1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired123000 kilometres
Most recent distance133300 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Great car overall, cheap to maintain and cheap to buy... great gas economy

Faults:

Power Steering pump failed just after I bought it, but I knew it was going to fail as it was making serious noises when I test drove it. Cost $600 for new pump.

Fuel lines began leaking 2 months after I bought it, a clamp holding the lines in place had collected moisture and rusted. Cost $150 to replace the lines.

Radio's don't work. It has that awful standard one, but it doesn't work, and an after market one that was previously fitted doesn't work either. Can't be bothered having them checked.

Shifts into 3rd gear too early if accelerating at low revs.

Transmission 'locks' for 5 minutes after it's been started in cold weather. The shifter will not move until the engine has been running at least 5 minutes.

General Comments:

Handles like a dream in the snow, takes a lot to make the car lose it's 'line' in snow/ice. Haven't tested the ABS yet though.

Fuel economy is great! 600kms per tank in the city and 800 per tank on the highway.

Great acceleration in 2nd gear, for passing drop speed to 60kms per hour then floor the pedal...it's like a rocket.

Not keen on the 'dash' mounted wiper controls, takes too much to fiddle with.

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

Review Date: 31st August, 2006

1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 3.1-Liter V6 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.1-Liter V6 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles

Summary:

Runs awesome with good mileage

Faults:

The window sealer is cracking.

The glass fogs up easy.

The front speakers are starting to lose their quality.

The frame is starting rust around the door areas.

Paint is wearing down on plastic car body parts.

General Comments:

This car can really take off from the start. Easy to take care of, besides the cosmetics on the body.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2006

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