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1997 Pontiac Sunfire Sedan

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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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  • 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 loop, and a new Sports Interior trim debuts called Patina/Redondo cloth.

What Others Are Saying

Customer 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.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

It's been a long ride

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan

at 180K + miles it still has the original alternator, original timing chain, replaced the battery maybe 3 times, replaced the brakes 2ce. I've taken it places that are made for 4 x 4s, yet suffered only minor brush scrapes to the paint from the tumbleweeds. This car is legend in my office for the abuse it has taken. I live far from dealerships--never had the recall items replaced. Manual transmission has decent acceleration for 4 cylinder. Perfect size for 5'3"-5'10" person, very comfortable. Handles sudden stops well--had to slam the brakes and veer one eve to avoid a burro at 80 mph, slid and stopped without spinning or rolling.




Reliability

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan

so far i have had this car for quite a while, it was my first, and i would never buy away from pontiac or chevy after owning it, take good care of it, and it will never break down,minor wear and tear but thats normal, for a four cylinder great performance,comfortable to drive for a small car, great on gas, i do alot of driving, 25k yearly, and i have never had this car break down or anything, it has been the best first car i could have ever imagined, high milege and she drives like the day she was new




Great car

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan

Have had this car for a while and never had any problems.




Don't buy

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan

I will never buy another pontiac. After 1 year everything started falling apart.




I have a sunfire 97

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan

this david and i have a 97 pontiac sunfire and it is a 1997 and i have thought that the brakes wear to tight but i was not sure becuse i had just put some on and i feel it did not do no good becuse before i got the good brakes when i hit thge breakes before i had felt a shaking sound and i had them changed but i still feel the same thing after about 2 weeks let me know what you think and also i have when i hold the brake and turn the wheel in side of the car is hard to steer



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 22
  • cty
/
  • 33
  • highway
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