1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.4 Liter from North America
The only things that have been replaced in the 8 years that I have driven it have been:
The water pump at about 50k.
I had the struts, strut tower, strut plates, and strut mount replaced at around 80k because of a thumping noise coming from the back.
The only complaints I have is the clear coat is has been coming off for a year now, some of the plastic inside around the gear shifter and door handle is coming loose and I can't start it and go in cold weather. It HAS to be warmed up for at least 10 minutes or it will die.
This is been an extremely reliable car the past 8 years. It has never left me stranded and its very peppy and still fun to drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd July, 2007
1st Apr 2012, 13:00
Tomorrow I say goodbye to my 1996 Sunfire. It turned 16 last month. What a great car it has been.
Very reliable, comfortable and fun to drive.
With winter tires, it moved through the snow like an AWD.
Yes... I am getting another Pontiac. I only hope it lives up to the reputation of my Sunfire.