2000 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews - Page 10 of 15

2000 Pontiac Sunfire from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance38000 miles
Previous carPontiac Sunfire

Summary:

I was happy with my 1997 sunfire that I traded it in for a 2000 sunfire

Faults:

Nothing at all except for routine replacement parts.

General Comments:

Such a quiet ride.

The look is sharp.

Not too big, not too small.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2005

2000 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance30000 miles

Summary:

Great car for a little bit of money

Faults:

I have had no problems so far.

General Comments:

Pontiac Sunfires are a great running car. My Sunfire GT has been very good to me and the owner before me. All the tires are still the stock and look and feel great! The engine is in perfect condition and there hasn't been a problem yet. I bought the car wrecked and rebuilt the front end and now it looks good again and still runs fantastic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th June, 2005

2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired19 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles
Previous carPontiac Catalina

Summary:

Problem after problem

Faults:

I have had consistent problems with the radio. It shuts off, and all power to the radio is lost including the lights, when you go over a bump, railroad tracks, put your turn signals on, or turn the wheel to the left or right. I was told the radio had an 'internal defect'. After the fifth radio was installed I don't think this is the problem.

I lost all my dashboard lighting and it had to be replaced.

The heater does not work in speeds 1 and 2. It is stuck in the "open" position and will cost $135.00 to fix.

The Body System Module has been replaced twice, because it shorts out.

Anything that has any wiring in or near the steering column has shorted out or does not work at all. It goes into the shop every six months and apparently no one at GM can figure out what is wrong with it, or how to properly fix it.

General Comments:

When it works it is fun to drive.

The only cars I have ever driven were Pontiac. However after owning this particular model, I will never purchase another Pontiac, or GM model car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd May, 2005

2000 Pontiac Sunfire from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired26 miles

Summary:

This car will nickle and dime you to death!

Faults:

I bought this car brand new. The engine light has been on and off since I drove it off the lot, and no one can tell me why.

Less than a year after I bought it, I was replacing the ignition sensors.

It's 5 years old and on it's third transmission.

Twice I've had to replace the upper radiator hose because it rubs against the battery casing and ruptures.

The fuel gauge frequently quits working, so the day after you fill your tank it reads empty.

General Comments:

I must say, though, it's great in the snow! Never had a problem there.

But I will never buy a Pontiac or any other GM car again. I was 24 when I bought this, my first new car, and they have lost a customer for life.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th May, 2005

3rd Aug 2005, 12:47

Regarding the fact that you will not buy another GM product, let me throw this at you. I have owned 6 GM cars, all used. 1 Camaro, 2 Trans Ams, 1 Grand Prix SE, and 2 Grand Am SEs. We maintained the cars ourselves and they gave us no problems. They all nearly made the 200k mark. As a matter of fact one of our Trans Ams made it to 254k then we sold it off. Also, no insult to you, the Sunfire is not exactly GMs top of the line. It's their low end economy car. I would encourage you to test drive any one of their other models.

10th Jan 2008, 01:49

Since this isn't a high end car it shouldn't be driven as one. I've owned this car for a year and I don't push it so it doesn't push back. Maybe you had some problems with it, but maybe you didn't take care of it the way you should have.

2000 Pontiac Sunfire SD 4.0 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.8 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance74000 miles

Summary:

A tow truck's best friend

Faults:

My power steering pump blew at 70,000 miles costing $300.00.

My fuel pump blew at 70,000 miles costing $800.00.

I had to have the entire break system replaced at 35,000 miles costing $450.00.

General Comments:

The car is very unreliable.

If you have somewhere to be this is not the car for, it is always breaking down in the worst of places.

The horn only works when the car is heated up, making it dangerous if in an unsafe area.

The car sounds like you are in the drum section of a high school marching band.

It's simple.

It's a cheaply made car, GM is sneaky, sell the car for less, but make up in parts and labor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th April, 2005

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 63 reviews