27th May 2007, 22:04

Let's face it, I think you got what you paied for. It's a good thing GM stopped making these cars because the people who bought them expect them to last just as well as a car that costs $6,000 more. Then when it comes time to buy their next car they won't consider a GM because their Cavalier/Sunfire wasn't up to the standard of more expensive cars in its class. That and GM was losing money on these cars.

29th May 2007, 07:34

To 22:02.

I bought a Sunfire 2005 and am totally satisfied! :D. Maybe the original poster wasn't lucky or should I say that I'm lucky. There's over 40 000 miles and nothing, but regular maintenance.

As you said M was losing money on these cars so it should be a bargain for customers, that's what I believe and so far it holds true for me. :)

24th Oct 2008, 10:35

I purchased my 05 sunfire almost 4 years ago. I am fully satisfied with it. I recently have a problem. The windshield washer fluid is leaking. Don't know from where. Does anyone has encountered this problem.?

29th Oct 2008, 21:35

Winshield fluid leaking? Shouldn't be too expensive to repair.

Mine is a '05 as well, and the front amortizers were finished right after the warranty expired (car bought new).

It cost over $1000. The front discs were worn as well as the brake pads, even though I consider myself driving smoothly. The car has only 27 000km on it.

On a brighter side, the paint is still in perfect condition (shine), I was the car twice a year.

All in all, it's a okay car with its share of "problems". I wish the gas mileage were better though.

21st Mar 2016, 19:21

Check all your connections from the wiper down to the reservoir. Mine was leaking from the connection just above the radiator... a quick tie wrap solved that problem.