1995 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews - Page 2 of 9

1995 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.3 ltr from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.3 ltr Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 miles
Most recent distance280000 miles
Previous carBuick Century

Summary:

Seems like I got the only one that worked great

Faults:

The passenger's side window motor burned out and was a pain to replace. The window had fallen out of the track and was stuck 2" from the top. Although the motor was not expensive to replace, just getting to the old motor seemed to be too much work.

The oil filter is difficult to get off. On the model I own, it sits just above the exhaust, so when taken off, you better have something on the pipe or oil will over it. If you have bigger hands or just have the car up on jacks to change the oil, removing the oil filter is not easy.

The car does not always start when needed. It takes 2 or 3 attempts to turn the car over when it is humid or cold out and I have found that it will NOT start when parked on an uphill incline.

Oh, and the car has only ONE cup holder in the front! This is just an inconvenience if you have more than one person in the car.

General Comments:

As a college student I needed a reliable car that was cheap. This car came along for $500. I have found it to be pretty good on gas (I'm getting around 35 mpg, but I coast a lot). Although it has higher mileage, I haven't run into any really big problems with the car (all the major parts on the car are original).

Although it doesn't have the get-up-n-go like my 3300 century did, I can still have some fun on the freeway and has much tighter steering. My friend has an ES300 and the sunfire can keep up for the first 45.

I regularly carry 5 people in the car and do not feel anymore crowded than in another small car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2008

1995 Pontiac Sunfire from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.5 / 10
Distance when acquired128000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru GL

Summary:

This inexpensive car is becoming too expensive for a person with very limited budget

Faults:

Problems I have had so far with the '95 Sunfire was lower control arm was cracked and needed to be replaced and the right side bushing needs to be done also.

My fuel tank appears to have a leak, haven't had it looked at yet, but the first time I had it filled up full I saw fuel leaking from it. Looked like it was coming from the top area so could be where the filler neck goes in or seal.

Main problem now is the headlights. I lost both lower beams few days ago, but highs and running are working. No problem with fuse or circuit breaker. Dealer said likely wiring problem under battery and windshield washer fluid goes. They say very common problem with this car.

Don't see a recall on it GM and if common safety issue this really should be!

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

Review Date: 30th December, 2007

22nd Apr 2009, 19:49

On your headlights, have you tried changing the bulbs? Very possible you could have 2 burnt out dim headlights at the same time.

Not very likely, but I have seen it happen before.

1995 Pontiac Sunfire from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired114000 kilometres
Most recent distance140000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

RIP OFF!!!

Faults:

It seems no matter what I get fixed on my car, it always makes a squeaking noise.

I have had the brakes done twice.

I had to have my A/C disconnected because my garage didn't know why it would make my whole car smell of gas anytime it was on.

My windshield wipers have been fixed 3 times, and now I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to get my axle fixed.

By far this is the worst car I have ever owned.

Also, now there is a weird light on that no one can figure out what it's for; it's a square that's half filled with water, and then there's an arrow pointing down??? If anybody knows what this is, email me jaded_363@hotmail.com

General Comments:

Worst car I have ever owned. I do not ever suggest to anyone to get a Sunfire; they are nothing but problems!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th August, 2007

22nd Apr 2009, 19:45

The light that is on is your low coolant light. Either you're low on coolant or the sensor is bad.

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