Car started having problems 3 months after purchase. It had 28,000 miles on it when bought and by 40,000 miles it needed a new tranny and had a blown head gasket. The interior was poorly designed as it was constantly coming apart. Driving was fair at best with a 2.0 4 cyl engine that had no power and it had very uncomfortable seats.
not too bad on gas especially on long trips
A complete redesign was necessary. a more powerful engine and comfortable seats would be nice.
Bought it with 16K mi in near perfect
condition. Sideswiped in an accident,
and it was never the same again. After
a series of inept body and engine
mechanics, 60K miles, and the accident,
it's so-so. Body is still fine.
Engine, with the proper plugs, is
pretty good. Before the accident, I
LOVED it!!! Except for the seats. Not
too comfortable for long
drives. Okay for highway driving,
otherwise mileage isn't great, but it's
pretty heavy. OTOH, if it weren't
heavy, I'd probably be dead. My big
lesson - find a GOOD mechanic. One
that doesn't know what he's doing will
ruin your engine.
When the engine's properly tuned, and
with the right plugs, THE PICKUP!!!
Sound system wasn't bad until recently
(11 years later).
less cheap plastic trim, a quieter
muffler. (Hearing that thing tear apart
inside was something I'll never
forget!) One thing I really wish it had
were more comfortable seats! Long
trips (longer than 300 mi) would KILL
I purchased my Sunbird new in 1992.
This car was primarily driven to and
from my place of work in heavy traffic
conditions. It's fuel injected four
cylinder engine coupled with a five
speed manual transmission provided
plenty of power and made driving fun.
I replaced the altenator on two
occassions and the timing belt once.
I still own this vehicle after eleven
years of solid service. It still gets
great gas mileage and looks great.
Does anyone know the horsepower in
the '92 Pontiac Sunbird with the V6,
3.1L? I am trying to compare the new
(2002) Pontiac Sunfires ecotech engine
(4 cylinder, 2.2L 140 horsepower) with
my Pontiac Sunbird with a V6, 3.1L