2001 Pontiac Sunfire
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Take a lickin' and keeps on tickin'

by from Fort Worth, Tx on August 24, 2010

I bought this sturdy little car in 2003 used from a dealer with 39,000 miles on it. 7 years later and 100,000 more miles on it, this little car has been nothing but reliable. The timing chain broke on...
I bought this sturdy little car in 2003 used from a dealer with 39,000 miles on it. 7 years later and 100,000 more miles on it, this little car has been nothing but reliable. The timing chain broke on it (should have been changed at 80,00 miles) and the serpintine belt needed replacement, but that was to be expected especially since I've beat this car up, with maybe an oil change once a year and never a tune up. It's never left me stranded due to mechanical problems, and is one of the best cars GM ever made. Gas mileage is a dream, and if you're looking for a good used car for a great price, you'll be happy you got a Sunfire. I love mine, and even tho I need a bigger vehicle, I won't trade it in, just keep it until my grandkids need it.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Outstanding car

by from on April 22, 2009

I purchased this car for my daughter her freshman year in college in 2002 with 13,000 miles. It is now 2009 and has over 87,000 miles. this has been a fantastic car for her. It has always been depend...
I purchased this car for my daughter her freshman year in college in 2002 with 13,000 miles. It is now 2009 and has over 87,000 miles. this has been a fantastic car for her. It has always been dependable. She has driven it from Virginia, Ohio and Florida. We've put on two sets of tires, two sets of brakes rotated and changed oil every five thousand miles and a tune-up. I can't wait until she buys a new car so I can get it back.
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Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

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Awesome little car

by from Fort Worth, Tx on October 7, 2009

I bought my 2001 Sunfire 6 years ago and have never had a problem with it, and other than replacing batteries, tires and brakes, a few oil changes and a tune up this car is the most dependable vehicle...
I bought my 2001 Sunfire 6 years ago and have never had a problem with it, and other than replacing batteries, tires and brakes, a few oil changes and a tune up this car is the most dependable vehicle I've ever had. IT has never left me stranded and It's so affordable, I'm hesitant to buy another car, but if I do it will be another Pontiac
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Does recommend this car!!

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Not dependable at all

by from Binghamton, NY on April 18, 2008

I bought this used from a dealer because it was affordable, and now I'm paying for it. I've had so many pricey under-the-hood problems with this car in the 2.5 years I've owned it. When I share my com...
I bought this used from a dealer because it was affordable, and now I'm paying for it. I've had so many pricey under-the-hood problems with this car in the 2.5 years I've owned it. When I share my complaints with other previous Sunfire owners, most of them agree and throw in their own horror stories. I'm counting down the days until I can get a new used car that ISN'T a Sunfire.
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Does not recommend this car

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most reliable car I ve ownwd

by from cd acu?a coahuila mexico on April 18, 2013

I don t write english good but I try to splain. buy this car past month in forth whorth, texas with 123,000 miles and bring to mexico 600 miles $50 dls gas, oil ok. only put in mexico a new timer chai...
I don t write english good but I try to splain. buy this car past month in forth whorth, texas with 123,000 miles and bring to mexico 600 miles $50 dls gas, oil ok. only put in mexico a new timer chain. I think is the last report fron this car because I fix the papers and now is a "mexican car". I agree with the coments of previus owners is an excelent car, I never mistake is my 75 car in my life. in my 60 s.
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Good, solid car

by from Oklahoma on June 20, 2011

My parents bought this car practically new with 7K miles. Now almost ten years later, it has 93K miles on it and still runs like the day it was bought. All I had to do was do all the little stuff with...
My parents bought this car practically new with 7K miles. Now almost ten years later, it has 93K miles on it and still runs like the day it was bought. All I had to do was do all the little stuff with maintaining a car, i.e changing the oil, transmission fluid, etc... Its going to be a sad day whenever I have to trade it in. Bottom line, its not the most attractive looking car with all the bells and whistles you get today with a standard car, but it gets you to point A to point B, with respectable gas mileage, if you treat it well.
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Does recommend this car!!

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worry free car

by from rochester,ny on March 21, 2012

This great car has all the "big Car " options without the worry of gas prices,my car gets 34 mpg and I appreciate that now days.
This great car has all the "big Car " options without the worry of gas prices,my car gets 34 mpg and I appreciate that now days.
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Does recommend this car!!

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a great starter car

by from PA on June 10, 2007

i have owned my Sunfire since i was 17 and I am now 22 years old and i still love it. I have been having a few minor problems with it, but that will come with age. overall i am happy with my car, i am...
i have owned my Sunfire since i was 17 and I am now 22 years old and i still love it. I have been having a few minor problems with it, but that will come with age. overall i am happy with my car, i am a little upset of the little value this car now has but I plan to keep it till it cant take no more.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Very useful car!

by from pennsylvania on December 28, 2013

when I recieved this car from my grandfather earlier this year, I discovered that he had really beat this thing up... I mean REALLY neglected and abused it. There was obvious water damage inside the c...
when I recieved this car from my grandfather earlier this year, I discovered that he had really beat this thing up... I mean REALLY neglected and abused it. There was obvious water damage inside the car and the brake lines were totally gone but the thing still ran like a champ. After a deep cleaning and a couple visits to the garage shop, (brake lines being the most expensive fix) I totally love my car and love how well it works. I would totally recommend for any new driver/
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I love this car!

by from Dayton, Ohio on October 24, 2008

I bought my car in October of 2006. In the 2 years I've had it I haven't had any problems at all. I wash it, keep the oil changed, and I don't mishandle it. I used to drive a 16 year old ford ranger,...
I bought my car in October of 2006. In the 2 years I've had it I haven't had any problems at all. I wash it, keep the oil changed, and I don't mishandle it. I used to drive a 16 year old ford ranger, so this car has been heaven since I bought it. The only thing I wish it had was power locks and power windows. Other than that, I love my car and will drive it until it dies or I can afford a hybrid.
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Does recommend this car!!

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