1994 Pontiac Sunbird Reviews - Page 9 of 16

1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 4 cylinder 0HV from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder 0HV Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 miles
Most recent distance149000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Celebrity

Summary:

Reliable and comfortable

Faults:

This is a great car, nothing has gone wrong with it for me, I had a little front end damage, but that's my fault, I was hottdoggin around too much.

General Comments:

The car is really good on fuel economy, and has a great kick and can beat quite a few models of cars, trust me I know this.

The interior is great and comfortable, I would choose this car over any older model of Pontiacs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2005

29th Sep 2005, 11:56

9/29/05.

I had my car for 3 years, I posted once before, I just had my car brought to a mechanic because my '94 4 door LE would pause and even die because the gas pedal was sensitive, I just had it looked at and had the timing belt replaced not two months before, and it still had the similar problem until I had it check out, and found the part that holds the timing belt, the damper had broken a piece, so the timing belt would not be kept tight. I found the piece in a junkyard for $6.50, easy to remove only two bolts, and the sunbird has crazy fast acceleration!

1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.L OHC from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.L OHC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance113330 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

I love the car

Faults:

The passenger window lift motor isn't working.

The middle console is beginning to fall apart.

The passenger seat's hold mechanism isn't keeping the seat in place, it moves forward.

The trunk is leaking for some reason, suddenly.

General Comments:

The gas mileage is terrific. 128 miles on a little less than 1/2 tank, (3 gals)

It has comfortable seats for long distance driving.

AC works well and is easy to fill with freon.

The engine is a workhorse, but is in too small a space to do any general repairs at home.

It has a great radio and speaker system, with great range.

It has style.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2005

5th Apr 2006, 20:39

I have a 1994 Sunbird, it's an awesome car for a teen. We got it when it had 145,000km, although it isn't great on gas (9.5L/100km), and as most of american cars at this age start to rust.

It's heavy, therefore it drives very well on highways, even when it's very windy. In the winter I NEVER GOT STUCK, even when driving through 1.5 feet of snow - it's a great car.

Now it has 180.000km, ball bearings tend to go quite often, along with the exhaust and air, which after it broke, I didn't bother to fix.

1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1993
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance108000 miles

Summary:

Great for a first car!

Faults:

I needed to replace the radiator at about 75,000 miles.

The air conditioning needs to be recharged every spring.

General Comments:

This is a very good first car for anyone. I love it. I am about to get a new truck, and I am still going to keep this car because it has gotten me around since the day I got my license. I added an exhaust to it, and even though it isn't that loud, it still spruces up the car a good deal. The car is comfortable and fast once it gets moving. Great torque. Pontiac's are known for it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2005

1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0L from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0L Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10
Distance when acquired188000 kilometres
Most recent distance188200 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

Seems like a good deal so far..

Faults:

Radiator was leaking when I first got the car, turned out to be a long piece of metal strapping caught in the fan. Removed strapping, and fixed leak with Bars - all leaks.

Still consumed coolant, seemed to be leaking sporadically from around the rear of the engine, sporadic noise coming from the water pump? Kept adding water, heat worked great.

Next day, Heat gone, coolant vapour coming from vents, spitting from heater core/engine - Heater core is gone, might also be water pump, gasket, or hoses on rear of engine.

Emergency brake did not work when I got the car, rear brakes seem to grab, think that might be from somone installing the shoes wrong (noticed two short linings on left side, supposed to be a long and a short on each side)

The rocker pannels are rusted pretty bad, but the floor/underside / trunk is in very good shape. Some bad rust at bottom of doors.

General Comments:

The car interior is designed poorly in my opinion, as its very hard for a tall person to get in and out of, its very restraining.

I paid $300 CA for this car, so I expected from the beginning it was going to cost a few bucks to make it roadworthy...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 2005

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