1988 Pontiac Sunfire Review

1988 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.0 ohc from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 ohc Automatic
Distance when acquired148000 kilometres
Most recent distance148000 kilometres


It was returning to nature


Well at first glance the car was not too good it had no rockers (rusted away) I bought it for $20.00 and it was rotten to the core the trunk was holey and the door posts were gone.

Pulling up on the doors there was 4 inches of slop. And I haven't got it running yet, but it turns over so it is not seized.

The doors are basically not their either (I can see the window coming through the last 6 inches of the doors)

But the floor's are good and the spare tire was clean and the original.

General Comments:

The stereo is not worth the space it occupies.

It handles like a whale, but I guess I have been pushing it so far.

The flip up headlights really set it off,

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th October, 2004

27th Jul 2007, 10:00

Excuse me. There is no 1988 sunfire- perhaps you mean the sunbird? The sunfire was introduced in 1995.

10th Dec 2007, 03:35

The previous comment is correct; there is no 1988 Sunfire. I'm sorry, but I have to say this is one of the most poorly written reviews on the site. It's almost incomprehensible.

13th Sep 2009, 12:21

What does one expect when you only pay $20 for a car?