2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2 from North America
The biggest waste of money I have ever encountered
Transmission blew at 122k.
Passenger seat stopped being adjustable at 123k.
Starter went out at 124k.
Rear speakers blew at 127k.
Stereo stopped working at 130k.
Fuel pump stopped working at 142k.
Engine cradle rusted, cracked, and bending at 144k.
I bought this car for 1800, and have put easily 4 times as much money into this car as I spent on it.
I drove the car for about two months before the transmission went out with absolutely no warning, and in retrospect, I should have gotten rid of it then.
A few months after getting the trans fixed, a lot of little things started going wrong with the car (passenger side seat wouldn't adjust forward or backward, speakers suddenly stored working due to bad wiring, stereo went out for the same reason, heat and air conditioner only work when the fan is at its highest setting).
Somewhere in between all these smaller problems, my car wouldn't start due to a bad starter.
After a few good months where I thought maybe this car wasn't a big of a piece of crap, the fuel pump went out.
Almost immediately after replacing the fuel pump, I had to replace the tie rods and ball joints. Took my car in to get an alignment afterwards, and was told that the cradle is rusted and cracked pretty badly, which has caused the driver side tire to be about three inches further back than the passenger side, and my car is unsafe to drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th April, 2011
12th Apr 2011, 16:36
You get what you pay for unfortunately. A great deal of 1800 dollars turns into a great deal of auto repairs. I usually stay away from those "great deals". Don't blame the manufacturer for your misfortune, blame the original owner or the used car salesman who bent you over... Next time, take a used car to a reputable mechanic that you trust and have them look it over before you buy it.