2000 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews - Page 2 of 15

2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2 GM from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.2 GM Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired135000 kilometres
Most recent distance169000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Truck

Summary:

Much much better than I originally expected!

Faults:

A ridge wore into the brake drum, preventing it from coming off. The back brakes still work perfectly, so I haven't looked at it much.

Low coolant sensor float sometimes sticks, throwing a low coolant warning when it's actually full.

Rear drivers speaker died unexpectedly. Not blown, just simply dead.

Busted radiator hose, easily replaced.

General Comments:

Honestly, this car really surprised me. I bought it because it was a great deal for the mileage and condition it was in, expecting it to be a good little commuter car for university. Since then, though, it's quickly become my favourite out of 4 previous cars.

I wouldn't exactly call it powerful, but the 2200 engine is definitely peppy enough for easy highway driving, and gas mileage is fantastic, both on the highway and in the city.

Some parts, like the plastic glovebox and clips holding everything together, show their cheapness, but as long as you can look past some of that, you'll find a mechanically wonderful little car.

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

Review Date: 29th July, 2010

2000 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

Great car

Faults:

Sunfire 2 door, 88000 miles, it will beat any Mustang off the line, or light to light!

NO PROBLEMS, runs great, VIN starts with #1, made in the USA, great car, 30 mpg in town and hauls ass, great car.

I added a few mods to it, I do all my own mechanics. I also run fully synthetic oil, runs awesome, sounds mean with a good exhaust, 2.2 4 banger, this one moves!

General Comments:

GM vehicles are great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th March, 2010

2000 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.4 Liter Automatic
Distance when acquired22000 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles
Previous carPontiac Sunfire

Summary:

A big disappointment

Faults:

I have had ongoing electrical problems. Drivers side power window quit working. High beams quit. When I start up lights flash. All but one blower speed on air/heat quit.

Part of dash lights don't work.

Only one door lock will open with remote. All of these went little by little.

Last week driving home it started knocking. I just found out I need a new motor. I just paid this car off and purchased new tires. I can't believe this.

Is this normal? I have never had an engine problem. I am disabled and only drive short distance. I always have my oil changed on a regular basis. I am now without any transportation, and can't find anyone who will work on it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th March, 2009

2000 Pontiac Sunfire from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles

Summary:

After 9 years of driving, this car it is now a hunk of junk!

Faults:

ABS lights on & have gone.

Brake light on.

Service light with wrench now on.

Front driver side headlamp, & day runners not working.

Rusting around bottoms of doors.

Paint chipping off under driver side windows.

A/C completely does not work, recharged several times.

Brakes always go bad - replaced yearly.

A/c controls all work at the same setting. 1 blows out as hard as 4.

Indicator lights for gear shift no longer light up.

Radio stays on after car is shut off and doors are open.

Dome lights do not come on when you open the doors.

General Comments:

This car has been running decent for about 7 years, but the last few years major issues have arrived.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th February, 2009

20th Feb 2009, 18:52

Well of course things are failing...you've been using that car for some time now! What else do you expect?

22nd Feb 2009, 12:11

9 years... sounds like you got your moneys worth. Probably didn't spend much money on it while you had it... Oh and the radio is supposed to stay on after you turn the key off.

8th Oct 2011, 17:59

Actually no it isn't. It drains the battery. I just purchased a used one, and the asshole didn't tell me that, but of course, and I found out it's a switch. And a cheap fix. Auto zone.

2000 Pontiac Sunfire from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired29000 miles
Most recent distance172873 miles
Previous carPontiac Sunfire

Summary:

I love it, but hate how frail it is

Faults:

My headlights went out two months after I purchased it used in 03. When I turn the brights on, all lights in my car turn off. My service light turns on when I turn my regular lights on.

The radiator hose needed to be replaced shortly after. When I'm driving, it sounds like a wind tunnel.

The passenger side key doesn't work, and the A/C went out after this.

The brakes needed replacing quite a bit; it still jerks after the rotors have been turned and brakes replaced.

The back tail line consistently goes out.

The check engine has been permanently on despite having my car thoroughly checked and fixed.

The 1,2,3 setting of my heat did not work, and soon no heat at all. Went in and saw that the motor for the heat actually stopped rotating, which caused a plastic piece to burn completely. Anyone with no heat for 1,2,3; it means it has been melted.

My car makes an odd clicking noise in the dash and the starter had to be replaced. It just died and only would make a clicking noise with no other sounds.

Despite it all, it is my little skidoo :) I just won't ever buy this car again.

General Comments:

Reminds me of cheap plastic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th February, 2009

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