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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
We love our "Blue Moblie"
By tenkat on 07/08/11 13:35 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan


Review

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.
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No thanks
By ktrud on 05/27/10 11:50 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2dr Coupe


Review

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.
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This car keeps on going!!
By D. Stanhope on 12/14/09 07:48 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2dr Coupe


Review

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!
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310,000 km and no complaints
By Brian on 09/16/09 18:40 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2dr Coupe


Review

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.
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still going
By xxx on 05/25/09 19:24 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2dr Coupe


Review

I bought this car with 27 thousand miles on it, now I have 177 thousand miles on it. I had the oil changed every 10,000 miles if its lucky. The quality of this car is amazing. The only things ive had to replace is the bright/dim switch and a water pump. Anything else is routine. (tires, brakes, battery) everyday I go out to drive it it starts. Astounding car and still gets about 30 mpg
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I Love My Car
By ProudPontiacOwner on 05/17/09 17:14 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2dr Coupe


Review

My car gets GREAT gas mileage - 34 mph hiway, 24 mph combined (city/hiway). It is has a manual transmission. In the 10 years I've owned it, I've replaced the brakes (once) the tires (once) the battery (3 times) the alternator (once) and a belt and hose - ie, very low maintenance.
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Great car
By cp2200 on 07/30/08 21:56 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2dr Coupe


Review

I bought the car with about 215,000 on it and I've put about 35,000 on it so far and no problems. Had to get new tires, replace front brakes, and replaced spark plug wires. I get about 30 mpg to 36 mpg depending on the weather because I live in Wisconsin. Always starts and goes right away everyday. My power steering pump went out but I don't need it anyways.
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Good gas & reliable
By Jay on 05/21/08 07:22 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2dr Coupe


Review

I bought this car when it was just reaching 10 years old. I've had to do only minor work on it and it still gets great fuel economy. Runs good, but the fuel pump can be a little noisy. Handles great and an ok ride. Otherwise one of the best cars I've ever bought. Perfect for an home and back type car.
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Best car ever
By kom_stat on 01/26/08 10:35 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2dr Coupe


Review

I use my Sunfire as my work car. I practically abuse this car. I certainly don't baby it. It may get its oil changed every 8-9k, and couldn't tell you the last time I ever checked anything on it for maintenance. It's also been known to see the redline getting on the interstate. Been in two major accidents and now has over 210,000 miles and never given me any trouble. When I say never, I mean never. I haven't repaired anything on this car other than body panels but that certainly isn't Pontiac's fault. Also has awesome performance for being an entry level compact car that gets 36mpg even with a lead foot.
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Great first car
By phv2 on 07/03/07 10:51 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2dr Coupe


Review

I got the car used with 100,000 miles on it. It ran great when I purchased it and continues to start everytime without worrys. Had to fix a few things but nothing major or surprising. Gets real good mileage (28mpg) considering mine doesn't even have overdrive (3- speed tranny. It has good performance for a small ecomony car. I've never had any trouble merging into fast moving highway traffic and it tracks really well in all weather.
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