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1990 Pontiac Sunbird

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Pontiac Sunbird Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 96 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  • What's New for 1990

    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.

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Customer Reviews

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1990 pontiac sunbird le turbo

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Vehicle: 1990 Pontiac Sunbird LE Turbo 2dr Convertible

I've had this car along time and I've had no major expenses, just rotten maintenance, it's a good car and fast.




Best car i ever owned

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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.




Love it - still driving

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Vehicle: 1990 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2dr Convertible

A fun car to drive. Pretty good on gas - haven't had to do many repairs in the 15 years I've been driving it. I am just now thinking of replacing the engine because of high mileage.




Winter car heaven

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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.




Stay away!!

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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!!




Fun for the cash!!!

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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 with it.



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What's New for 1990

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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 28
  • highway
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