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Pontiac Sunfire Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 150 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1997 Pontiac Sunfire

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  • Safety
  • 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…

 
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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (8 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

310,000 km and no complaints

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2dr Coupe

I love my car. 13 years, 310,000km and no reason to even look at something new. This car runs perfect like the day it was new. New Brakes, Tires, Battery, AC compressor, Waterpump, tuneups but that is expected. Very reasonable and no complaints from me. 2.4 Quad 4 has done very well for me.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Very reliable and great gas

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2dr Coupe

All I've replaced are tires, the water pump and belt @112,000 miles, did a tuneup & I change oil every 4000 mi. It has 137,000 miles & I've had it since 72,000. I'm 6'1 200 lbs & sit pretty comfortably. It takes off fast and cuts around tight curves like a gt should. I plan on keeping this car until it dies since I av. 300-350 miles per week going to work. It's paid for, so why not. It started squeaking last month & I think it is either the wheel bearing or strut. I'm still surprised that I can gun that lil red devil and make my head snap into the seat. Its a 5 speed with no performance add-ons, not even K&N. Maybe I should do that and upgrade the chip :D *Best car I've ever had and I'm 34.




Sunfire

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2dr Coupe

Over the course of owning the vehicle, I have had several major problems with it. The keyed ignition has consistantly had trouble unlocking at random times when I insert the key and I can't turn it. Usually after fiddling with it, it would turn. Twice it never would, and I had to have it towed to the dealer. The alternator has failed twice and I had to have it rebuilt. The compressor has been replaced.




Mean manta green gt

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2dr Coupe

First car I ever purchased new. Had a long commute to work and put over 100 miles a day. The first 5 years were great with little maintenance required just the average wear and tear. After 5 years though I started having problems: First it was the Fuel pump, then the switch for the headlights, the driver side window followed and now the water pump has a leak. All of this has been within the last 12 months. I'd say the car hit 100K miles and started to self destruct.




Sweet car

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2dr Coupe

I Love My 97 Pontiac sunfire GT. i got it for a graduation present and i Love it. it is very very sporty and Prety fast for its price. i couldent have asked for a better car!!!




Great car, small price

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2dr Coupe

I loved this car and I would still have it if it had not been totalled in a recent accident. It breaks my heart that I have to buy another car now! This car handles really well, is low to the ground, sporty, and gets good gas mileage. It was a highschool graduation gift and lasted me well through college. I believe that it is a good first car for teenagers or 20- somethings. It has a youthful appearance. I would recommend to anyone. Unless you're taller than 6'0"!!



 
 
 
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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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