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3 engines! 2.4 L
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By terror 6
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1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2dr Coupe


Review

My sunfire, while fun to drive, has had nothing but problems. It had a wiring issue that 12 "technicians" at RON TONKIN LIARS AUTO sales could not find. Pontiac said there wasn't any known issues or recalls. I bought this car with 60,000 miles. It had already had a motor replaced with another used one that the LIARS at R.T.K. didn't tell me about. Since I bought it I have had to replace the 2.4 engine at 80,000 and now I have a rod knocking at 100,000. The vehicle gets routine oil changes, has never been over-revved and has never overheated. But yet I am looking at yet another engine swap. I baby this 4 cylinder and it still went pear shaped. Where is the Pontiac of old?


Best Features

Very good handling, decent sound system when the rear speakers work. Quick ratio steering and does well in the snow. Looks good from the sides and back.


Worst Features

2.4 L engine reliability. Change the front end so it doesn't look like "mater" from cars. The onboard traction control system is dangerous to use for anything except starting on an icy road, do not use any other time.


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Homer Simpson comes to mind DOH!
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By phat_white_boy
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1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2dr Coupe


Review

Overall not a bad vehicle, 99 with 2.4L twin cam. 138,000mi fun to drive on the highway with moonroof open - the ladies seem to like it to. however its currently being serviced for a new water pump in intake gasket


Best Features

moonroof, fold down back seat, good gas mileage when running right, overall fun to drive


Worst Features

The location of the water pump! just now having to replace and its one of the most difficult ones i have ever relaced being that the pump is ran by the timing chain. a lot of fun to fix...lol


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Awful mistake
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By Collin Wilson
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1999 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2dr Coupe


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So I bought this car used. Had it 3 days the frame broke. After that its been all down hill. The frame then the alternator then the battery then the radio. 3 months and I have to get rid of it! It started out great ended awful!


Best Features

Sunroof, fun ride


Worst Features

better overall work! lighter doors and electrical work isn't worth anything. at least in mine.


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1999 Sunfire with 2.4L engine
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By Nice
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Vehicle

1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2dr Coupe


Review

In the ten years I've had the car, I had not not have any major problems. It has 135kMi In fact, so far it has all been maintenance items (oil, brakes etc).Very impressed with the reliability of this car.


Best Features

The 2.4L engine


Worst Features

None


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Sunfire Lover
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By Sunfire Lover
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Vehicle

1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2dr Coupe


Review

Love the car. The dealership was the worst part. Extremely RUDE People working there including the owner. I haven't have to replace anything other than the brakes the entire time that I have owned the car!


Best Features

Everything


Worst Features

It would be nice to have AWD


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