I got this car at an auction and it had over 140,000 miles on it. it ran great! is a great car for the money. the trans is giving me problems now but i got this car for $275. I've had some brake problems but i got a good guy to work on it. as long as you put the work in, it'll treat you right.
I bought this car when i was a kid it was the best thing i ever did. This car was awesome. In the end it had some electrical problems but no matter what it always ran great. I never in the 8 years that i owned it did i put more than $1000.00 into it, including normal maintenance. It was absolutely great in the winter. Eventually i bought a grand prix for more room. I will always regret giving up the best car i owned to my husband to derby, but it took 3rd place. Overall i absolutely loved this car. The electrical problems i had were the abs system, the heater switch which was ran by a switch under my dash. Overall if you can find a sunbird in good condition buy it.
This car was fun. For being a 2.0 it would get up and go. In the winter there wasn't anything this car wouldn't eat up it was great.
Keep a eye on the brake system and other electrical, but if you want to keep the car bad enough you'll fix it or deal with it.
My sunbird has since died but for the 7 or so months I had it it was my pride and joy. It was a 5 spd manual which made it lots of fun, with a 3.1 v6. Not much power. Anyway the thing did burnouts like no other. I only had a few problems like the clutch going (my bad) and the alternator. In the last few months it got probably twenty to the gallon but before that it got 30 to 35. This car was my second life
5 spd manual and awesome burnouts. Plus it could look like a sports car from a distance with its sleek black paint
Spark plugs are pretty hard to reach. No cup holders! Need a better stereo setup for aftermarket change. Difficult to change the timing chain and serpentine belt