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Sunfire is pontiac's worse car to date.
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By dewy25
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1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2dr Coupe


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i have had my '98 sunfire for just over 2 years now .. and its proved to be the worst car i have ever had. Within that time i have replaced the tranny, brakes, tires, starter, TPS... throttle position sensor,both upstream and downstream oxygen sensors, altenator,MAF... mass air flow sensor. Also a friend of mine has an 05 sunfire and she has had the same problems with all the sensors burning up. Anouther words... DONT BUY A SUNFIRE if you're looking for a car that is reliabe.


Best Features

the body contours


Worst Features

rework everything under the hood. make the rear speakers a little more accessable. put a front license plate mounting bracket on them. More grill area since the engine gets hot to fast.


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good but not outstanding
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By angeltearsmc
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1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2dr Coupe


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This was my first "real" car and it has been pretty good to me. No major problems until last year (A/C compressor failed at 105k) and then replaced the clutch and the water pump both just recently at 120k. Have not received good service from Pontiac dealer though. Only complaint with styling is the cupholders; the ONE in front sits too close to the gearshift and when shifting into 5th gear, I always hit whatever cup is sitting there - gets pretty annoying. Does not handle well in heavy rain or wind, let alone icy conditions. But overall I've been pretty happy with it for the price.


Best Features

Exterior styling; comfort; trunk space.


Worst Features

Redesign cupholders


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Decent convertible
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By BGor
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1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2dr Convertible


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Fun car to drive - headroom an issue if you are 6' and taller. Over 80,000 miles with no major repairs. Good quality and value for the original price of $17,000.


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A Good Purchase
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By Paul
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1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2dr Coupe


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In 1997, my wife wanted this car, a small blue Sunfire. She fell in love with the car at first sight. Now in 2005 and the odometer at 387,000km and not a problem with anything yet, other than general maintenance.


Best Features

Reliability... this car loves to be driven and has not let us down once. The car feels good to drive.


Worst Features

Just the lumbar support adjustment to stay where it is adjusted to, it likes to loosen off every few hours of driving.


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Fun To Drive
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By Bizkit
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1998 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2dr Coupe


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Cannot crack windows open in the rain or I get wet. Radio volume knob is a bit annoying. Other than those 2 things though it is a great car. Shifts smooth and handles the curves very well. Strong 4 cyl. engine with just enough HP for a small car.


Best Features

25+MPG, 150 HP, shifts smooth, handles great, looks good too.


Worst Features

Please get better radios. Delco just doesn't cut it.


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