by tom164 on May 2, 2008 Vehicle: 1990 Pontiac Sunbird LE 4dr Sedan
I finally retired my old Sunbird at 237,000 miles. I really appreciated how good a car it was when I tried to replace it and couldn't. There is simply nothing comparable out there. Pontiac directed me to Chevy who tried to sell me a Cobalt. Real piece of junk in comparison. It is 1000 pounds heavier, has a bigger engine (not necessary) and doesn't ride as well. Fuel economy is advertised much less. (I got over 36 MPG on my Sunbird (5- speed) until about 3 years ago; I'm sure my compression was bad at the end.) Finally bought a Hyundai Elantra, but it doesn't ride as well, has a smaller trunk, and takes up more space in my crowded garage.
by Neonsrt4 on Dec 23, 2005 Vehicle: 1990 Pontiac Sunbird GT Turbo 2dr Coupe
I paid $500 for this car. It needed everything. I had been seriously neglected. Rebuilt the motor, and tranny and gave it a tune up. I added a bigger turbo, and a few other goodies. It is seriously quick almost keeping up with my 04 SRT4 neon (almost). Interior is cheap, but it makes an awesome winter snow car. It even handles pretty darn good. With big exhaust is sounds alot like an old school muscle car when compared the the new honda's. The 2.0 is a very torquey motor. There is absolutely no lag when the stock turbo is being used. There's a million of them in junk yard so parts are cheap.
by skazzygal on Aug 8, 2004 Vehicle: 1990 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2dr Convertible
This car is the biggest headache in the
world! If it isn't one thing it's
another, it has soo many intermittent
problems that there isn't enough room
to state them all! If you like to push
your car instead of drive it this is
the car for you!!
by Iggy on Mar 26, 2004 Vehicle: 1990 Pontiac Sunbird GT Turbo 2dr Coupe
This car has been a great surprise. It
goes like stink, handles fairly well
and looks sharp. Its very cheap to
maintain and it not bad on gas either.
165 h.p. out of a 2.0 liter engine is
not to shabby either. I'm very happy
GT convertible switches to LE trim in cost-cutting move. SE and GT get new front styling. Passive restraint seatbelts are added. Turbo option dropped for SE model; is included in a sports package for LE convertible, along with GT suspension and steering.