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1997 Pontiac Sunfire

   
 
Pontiac Sunfire Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 120 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 22/33 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1997 Pontiac Sunfire

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  • Pros

    Good looks, zippy powertrain (Twin Cam), comfortable interior, standard ABS, standard traction control with automatic transmission, good value

  • Cons

    Weight, buzzy powertrain (2.2-liter), excessive body roll.

  • What's New for 1997

    SE convertible gets a higher level of standard equipment, including an automatic transmission. Coupes get a new front seatbelt guide…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (51 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

We love our "blue moblie"

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan

We've had this car for 13 years and she's on 188,000 miles. She's been amazingly reliable. Just now getting noisy after all the miles we've thrown her way.




No thanks

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2dr Coupe

My first car when I turned 18. Bought it at 86,000 mi and sold it at 107,000. Only had it for a little over two years. Cute for a girl, thank god I have a dad to fix all its problems or I'd be in debt for sure. Blew head gasket twice. All the plastic vents broke. Constantly leaked antifreeze after replacing reservoir twice. A/c compressor made loud hissing noise when not activated. Interior buttons and knobs all very cheap and heater core went out. Plastic trim in the interior broke off. Paint started to rust and peel off even though car was kept in the garage.




This car keeps on going!!

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2dr Coupe

I bought this car at 147,000 miles and I've put 61,000 miles on it and its only stopped me once, alternator! Yeah this bitch is a beast. These little motors from Chevy never last past 200k miles, but I can bet u that mine will go on to 300k easy. Great car, great gas mileage. The a/c still works, never been serviced, ever!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 22
  • cty
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  • 33
  • highway
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Full 1997 Pontiac Sunfire Review

What's New for 1997

SE convertible gets a higher level of standard equipment, including an automatic transmission. Coupes get a new front seatbelt guide loop, and a new Sports Interior trim debuts called Patina/Redondo cloth.

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brittany7
brittany7
01-08-2012
Okay, so I know very little about cars and have been trying to figure out what is wrong with my car... I know for starters I have an exsaust leak, also My ttc silinoid and Here is the prob ... Well i?...


g0m3s
g0m3s
07-12-2007
I have a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT with an automatic transmission. Whenever I make a left turn at a reasonable speed it will shift down for a split second and shift back up, then will stay in gear (2 I ...


alcan
alcan
02-19-2004