by Brian on Sep 16, 2009 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.
by Max on Oct 8, 2006 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.
by Ronnysrv on Feb 18, 2004 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.
by barbay on Sep 8, 2003 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
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.
by Hayley Adams on Sep 30, 2002 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
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.