29th Nov 2007, 21:11

Yeah I totally agree with the car collapsing under very little pressure, I was going 25 mph and hit the car in front of me because someone stopped short... my brakes didn't react as fast as I would have liked them too and the end result was my car totaled and their car... not even a scratch. My repairs on my car would have cost me over $5000 just body work. New dashboard (because the airbags deployed), new airbags, new headlights because they flew out?, new windshield, new font hood. I ended up just selling parts.

13th May 2009, 08:59

I love how people who tailgate blame Pontiac for their failure to stop. Remember the 3 second rule and you'll avoid rear ending other drivers.

16th Nov 2009, 15:33

I agree. In a no fault state, rear ending is always the rear enders fault! I'm surprised the car crumbles so much though.

19th Aug 2010, 21:23

Dude, I've never changed my brakes yet after 10,000. Maybe you should change brands??? My Sunfire's awesome on brakes.

26th Nov 2010, 09:04

My 98 Sunfire is just fine after hitting a car going about 20. My car is still fine; just a scratch and a new front bumper.

The car has over 180,000 miles on it with the original engine, and it runs like new. All I have done to the car is change brakes when needed, change oil, transmission fluid, and normal maintenance when needed, and it runs great.

I will admit that it has absolutely no space for a 6.2 guy weighing 250 like myself, and I don't like where they put the front cup holder too, but other than that, the car is fine.

18th Jan 2011, 19:59

All cars after 1995 can be dented by a light kick. Even the $400,000 Ferrari. All vehicles made nowadays, are designed to crumple and break away during an accident, to lighten the hit your body feels in the cab of the vehicle, and to keep you safe! I totally agree with the couple of previous posters that the frame will not break going only 10mph.

Why would you be kicking your car panels to see if they will dent?

19th Jan 2011, 11:54

It's a unibody. That tells the whole story as to why it crumples like a can.

2nd May 2015, 23:27

Thank you for the info on hidden cup holders.