2005 Pontiac Sunfire Sporttec 2.0 from North America
Great for the price
It is my first car, and so far so good. It's nice and sporty, excellent on gas, accelerates fast, is spacious, and has lots of room in the trunk for road trips.
It looks good - definitely a good price for a little sporty car. I have no complaints.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th March, 2006
1st Jul 2006, 17:00
I have read all of the reviews for Pontiac Sunfire, and with all the comments together the car sounds like a liability! My daughter owned a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire, bought it used with about 20,000 kms on it in 2002, and the first thing that went was the transmission. She was told it had an odd defect in it, and the dealership went half and half with her on the expense of replacing it after much haggling!
Then in May of 2004, the motor and transmission broke down together, all of a sudden it started burning humongous amounts of oil and the gears were not shifting properly! She took it in to get a quote on the cost of repair, and the quote was so high, they just took it to a Chevrolet dealership and traded it in on a new 2004 Cavalier, which has given my daughter and her husband good service to this point in time!
I don't know why General Motors doesn't improve the quality of the Sunfire, it is a good looking little car that delivers no value for its cost! Some people bought it thinking it was an alternative look to the Cavalier with the same quality performance, and what a let down they received! If that doesn't cause a customer to buy foreign cars, I don't what would, no wonder the big three no longer even get on the market map!
The Pontiac Sunfire certainly hasn't, and doesn't give GM any credibility!
2nd Jul 2006, 09:40
An engine and transmission just doesn't suddenly self-destruct. There are warning signs that things are going. The engine will loose coolant, knock, idle funny and the transmission will slip or not downshift gears. That is unless the driver is abusing the car then all bets are off. This guy has is happy with his car and has had no problems. The fact that you've had bad luck with a vehicle doesn't mean you should hijack his review and carry on about what crap GM is. At the same time I'm sorry to hear about the problems with your car.
20th Sep 2006, 14:40
I have a 2005 SLX Full load it has been awesome I have had no problems what so ever and it has 70,000 kms.