2000 Pontiac Sunfire from North America
Great sporty, inexpensive car
Only have had two issues with the car. The first is the "Service" "ABS" and "Traction Off" lights coming on frequently. Have had one of the ABS Sensors changed, but still does it. Had it in to the shop (different one), and the put the scope on it while driving. All sensors show fine. They say it may be a loose plug or something.
The second is that the car stalls when changing gears. Seems to not do it as much if I wait a few seconds before and after shifting to move the car. No one can seem to find the problem. The car does not (at this time) stall while driving down the road, or refuse to start. (Probably just jinxed myself here...) Wondering if it is something to do with the transmission.
Has anyone else had these problems? I have read everyone's comments, but can't find these specific issues in them.
Other than these two issues, I love the car. It is fun to drive, and gets good gas mileage. I'd trade in for a new model, but they don't make it anymore (I have the 4-door).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th October, 2006
18th Oct 2006, 05:59
In case anyone reads this and wonders about the problem, the second shop I took the car to found the problem. It was a bad connection in one of the ABS sensors (I guess the ABS system is tied somehow to the tranny), anyway, after fixing the bad connection, and repairing a marginal one, I have had no problems with the car. Cost was under $100.