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1996 Pontiac Sunfire Sedan - Consumer Reviews

1996 Pontiac Sunfire Sedan

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SE 2.2L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual - (11 reviews )

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96 sunfire died a few times still running
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By shawn beauman
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Vehicle

1996 Pontiac Sunfire Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


Review

i bought this car a month ago from my uncle he works on cars all the time he is not a mechanic but he is just as good as one. anyways the 1st day i got this car it died on me it would not start but the lights and the radio still worked (weird) and it had plenty of gas (half a tank) in it so i took it to cole muffler and they charged me about $400 just for a new starter and a new battery i got ripped off don't go to cole muffler they are (expensive) i only paid $850 for the car itself but i had to pay! $400 to get it running again and a week later it died on me again but after having it towed to cole muffler (again) it started without having any repairs done on it it has been over 2 weeks now


Best Features

i like the way the headlights look and i like the way it takes off quick for a 2.2 liter 4 cylinder engine.


Worst Features

i hate the one single cup holder where is my passenger in the front supposed to put their drink? and i hate the fact there is no power windows and no power locks and i really hate the horn you can hardly hear it thats (dangerous) in traffic i want to get a louder horn soon.


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96 Sunfire Lemon
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By sunfire owner
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Vehicle

1996 Pontiac Sunfire Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


Review

This car has been nothing but a headache since the day I bought it. The battery constantly goes dead (even when it's a new battery), it's constantly being "fixed," and the frame is easily dented. I have yet to find a mechanic who is able to find out why the battery constantly goes dead. I've had almost everything replaced in this car to no avail. It's a lemon, I'm always afraid it's not going to start. My advice: don't buy!


Best Features

The color is the only good thing about this car (it's red).


Worst Features

My improvement suggestion is this: if you build a car...make sure the battery doesn't constantly go dead. And if it *is* a consistent problem, then tell dealerships and mechanics how to fix it!!!


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Nothing fancy, just does it's job
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By Notagirlyman
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1996 Pontiac Sunfire Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


Review

Purchased this car used with 96,000
miles on it. It was fast for a 4 cyl.
at first, but the engine has lost it's
pep now at 123,000. I can still get
her to go sometimes, but only when she
is in the mood. I drive this car about
50 miles everyday and she has been
solid. Only little nagging problems,
nothing major. The biggest problem was
the fuel pump went which cost around
$300 to replace. The brakes seem to go
quicker than most cars. Don't worry
though, when they are going they will
let you know in surround sound before
their performance suffers. Handles
well in snow (if your an
ok driver). Would buy again.


Best Features

Flip down back seat allowing access to the trunk, hardley ever in the shop, good performance for a 2.4L 4 cyl engine, big spacious glove compartment. NO BLIND SPOTS!!!


Worst Features

More wiper speed settings (jumps from slow to fast to really fast), Colder AC (the car is a sunroom), Better Stereo (If you like your music loud, prepare for maximum distortion)


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I hated this car
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By DESIREE
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1996 Pontiac Sunfire Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


Review

My car was messed up from the very
start. I was always having it break
down on me and I spent lots of
money trying to keep it running. I
took car of the car, but I guess that it
wasn't mean't to be!!


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clink squeek chub chub
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By k8j
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1996 Pontiac Sunfire Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


Review

Reliable for six years, always did oil
changes and tire rotations on time.
Replaced spark plugs twice,??? Three
recalls on parts.

Every month or so, I hear a new noise.
The dash started rattling 12000 into my
brand new car and has never stopped!No
one can fix it, they say that is how it
was made (three said that). IT is sooo
noisy from all the different noises
combined. it looks nice but you always
have to have the music on (coming from
the only (one) speaker since the other
one is blown!


Worst Features

less noise please!


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