1995 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

1995 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired185000 kilometres
Most recent distance195000 kilometres

Summary:

Nice, cheap transportation!

Faults:

Fuel filter (previous owner).

AC doesn't work - needs a recharge.

General Comments:

For the year of this car, I couldn't ask for anything better! She still looks new, sounds a little old because of a rattle - but she drives down the road like a new car!

Seats are comfortable and roomy. Just a nice car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2010

1995 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.3L quad4 DOHC from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.3L quad4 DOHC Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired172000 kilometres
Most recent distance176000 kilometres

Summary:

Personality at its best

Faults:

When I bought the car, it needed some things for safety.

Ball joint, brake cylinder, two tires, muffler.

Now that I have driven it for a few kilometers, nothing has gone wrong and it seems to be very reliable.

I have replaced the front brake rotors and pads. Originals were on there when I purchased the car.

General Comments:

I hope to fully restore this car, as it is very sex looking and has a lot of versatility.

Engine is VERY inconsistent in performance and gas mileage, but when it does perform, it gives lots of faster cars a good run.

It is an automatic, so flooring it is the fastest it will go.

Can't dump the clutch, nor race the engine from stop then go, or you'll destroy automatics.

Manual in this car would make the performance a 7 or 8. (for its class)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2010

1995 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired137000 miles
Most recent distance137000 miles
Previous carPontiac Not Listed

Summary:

Okay, haven't had long enough to determine

Faults:

A/C doesn't work.

All I hear here is people having problems with the A/C, but no comments on whether they got it fixed or not. I was just wondering what were the most common problems with the A/C compressor, wiring, leaking, recharging, etc.

Any Comments?

General Comments:

This car is seriously quick and handles like it's on rails.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd April, 2009

1995 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance143000 miles
Previous carPontiac Sunfire

Summary:

I love my 1995 Pontiac Sunfire

Faults:

My head gasket has to be replaced about every two years.

A couple years ago my starter went out.

At 100,000 miles I had my spark plugs and my fuel filter replaced.

The strap around my muffler was recently replaced because it was rusted through.

The rear view mirror fell off, and I had to have it reattached.

My cassette player has been broken for years, and one of the speakers is busted.

The air conditioning compressor broke two years ago.

My wiper switch fell apart and had to be replaced.

General Comments:

Overall, the things that have gone wrong with my car involve general maintenance or carelessness on my part.

The head gasket is a recall on the model Sunfire that I own, and although it is a bit annoying to have to spend out that much money to have it fixed, to me it is worth it, and it still costs a lot less than a car payment. Owning a car is very expensive, and mechanical work has to be done even on brand new cars.

I love my cat. It is very comfortable, dependable, and fuel efficient. I couldn't ask for a better car. It also has never stranded me except at home.

I wish they still made these cars, because I would get another one. I will keep this car even when I do purchase a new car, because I am certain I will never find a better, more reliable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2008

3rd Nov 2008, 17:09

General Motors/ Pontiac still do make the Pontiac Sunfire. It is just re-named to the G5.

22nd Apr 2009, 19:30

Does it still use the same drive-train (motor/transmission)?

If it doesn't, it isn't still a Sunfire/Cavalier.

If it doesn't, it is a completely different car, that is why they changed the name.

Yes, it probably is what they replaced the Sunfire/Cavalier with.

1995 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired164000 kilometres
Most recent distance172000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

For 1500$, it's the best car I've bought!

Faults:

Some problems with rear brakes... the usual

I had to change the fuel pump this winter... never been changed in 13 years... the usual.

General Comments:

I was not expecting too much for a 13 years car... And I was not expecting too much for one of the CHEAPEST cars on the market... I was not expecting a V6 performance for a little Sunfire motor. But it is the best car I've ever had. No unknown sound, the head gasket is in perfect condition... unplugged, it always started even at -50 celcius.

For 1500$, nobody could ask better than my car... openable roof, distance starter, beautiful stripes on the side. I love my car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th April, 2008

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 35 reviews