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Pontiac Sunfire Features and Specs

Features & Specs

Review of the 1998 Pontiac Sunfire

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  • Pros

    Racy styling, great value, rev-happy Twin Cam engine, comfortable interior

  • Cons

    Body roll in corners

  • What's New for 1998

    All coupes have a rear spoiler, a new six-speaker sound system is available, the base four-cylinder gets some additional low-end punch and Topaz Gold Metallic is added to the paint color chart. Second-generation airbags are added as standard equipment.

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Gas Mileage

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  • 31
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Don't buy this

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan

This was my first car purchase, I have had this car for 6 years now. It has worked alright. Shabby build I was going about 15mph and had a deer run into the side of the front fender crumpled it up completely and broke the drivers side a-arm and trashed the front clip. Master brake cylinder has severe issues replaced it 3 times and still shorts out. worst economy gas mileage a lifted pickup with a 350 gets better mileage. WASTE OF MONEY!




Not again

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan

I inherited this car, and obviously knew it needed a little work, but was in for more than a little, almost $2000 later and still more. I knew old car, slowly one by one the regular routine, had a civic beforehand and well no comparison both bad on parts and good on others. i wouldn't purchase a Pontiac again, the good thing is its a cheap vehicle to maintain never missed an oil change etc. over 300,000 km and hence the replacement of a lot of things, i myself am a mechanic so its easy, but for someone who wants a a-b car and doesn't want to replace something every other week, I'd look at another option. overall an okay car better for a first one. plus cheap on insurance.




I would definitely buy this

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan

Purchased new, love at first sight. only major problems with it mechanically were do to our own issues with getting regular maintenance done in a timely manor and a transmission recall just after purchase. Other than that just what you would expect as it got older and more miles. We ran it to 260,000+ miles before my oldest son flipped it over on the freeway. He managed to get it slowed down quite a bit before the tire burst and dug into the ground causing it to flip and he walked away with just a bump on the head because it held up. I have no doubt that I would have gotten to 300K before it gave out. I am definitely going to look for another Sunfire when we are ready to replace it.




What will i drive next

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan

i like the car for its gas mileage, but when i go on trips that are 50 mi. or more, it's not fun to drive.




Very good car

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan

I have had my 98 Pontiac Sunfire for about 5 years. It only had 48,000 miles when I got and i have had no mechanical problems what so ever and I'm hitting about 150,000 miles. If you are looking for a good reliable car pick a Pontiac Sunfire or any Pontiac




Dint buy this car

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan

I bought this car from a family friend who's mother never drove it, and had recently became too ill to use it. When I purchased it it had less than 70,000 miles. Since then I have had to replace the alternator, radiator, all four tires, the ac, the fuel injector, along with the usual upgrades. Not to mention the window cranks fell off along with the stereo knobs. This car is the worst investment and I wouldn't even want my worst enemy to drive it! I don't drive a lot and use public transportation for work and school yet somehow this car breaks down without fail once a month! Do not purchase!



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Full 1998 Pontiac Sunfire Review

What's New for 1998

All coupes have a rear spoiler, a new six-speaker sound system is available, the base four-cylinder gets some additional low-end punch and Topaz Gold Metallic is added to the paint color chart. Second-generation airbags are added as standard equipment.

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Talk About The 1998 Sunfire

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barmcm
barmcm
05-29-2001
Twice now I have experienced hesitation when idling at a stop light or stop sign and the Engine Icon shows up on the instrument panel. The icon goes away and then a few days later there is no hesitat?...


amyruth
amyruth
10-30-2006
I have a 1998 2.2liter Pontiac Sunfire. We gave it a tune up (new plugs, wires, ignition coils, oil change). It's running better than ever but failed inspection for emissions. It is saying that the...


jeremy2
jeremy2
03-10-2005
I have a 1998 Pontiac Sunfire with a rough idle. I have replaced the spark plugs, the plug wires and the coil are good. There are no fault codes and I still have a rough idle. If you may have any idea...



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