It will always turn over!
The head gasket was blown at 215,000Km which existed when I purchased the car for $300.00 Canadian currency.
The coil pack needed replacement at 222,900Km when it stopped producing spark for #2 Cylinder - The loss of power is remarkable when a 4 banger suddenly becomes a 3...
Suspension is now poor, the struts need replacement as the car just crashes over bumps in the road.
Dashboard has separated just above the radio, this problem existed when I purchased the vehicle.
The front speakers are blown.
The previous owner did not have the time/money to replace the car's blown head gasket.
I spent about $600.00 Canadian currency, purchasing the kit/lubricants necessary to replace the head gasket and give it a valve job etc... I also replaced the timing belt/water pump and serpentine belt at the same time. It took an amazing level of effort for me to complete the job (my first time) but it was worth it.
My Sunbird is fun to drive and very reliable and has not caused me any grief, yet...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th November, 2005