by justin_c_wood on Aug 2, 2013 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan
I bought this car with 198 000km on it and it now has 218 000km. This is my first car and I'm very happy with it. All I've done besides regular maintenance ( tires, brakes, spark plugs, oil and e.t.c) is replace a heater fan van vent motor and an idler pulley. Both were cheap to replace. I also find it accelerates decently for a pushrod 4 cylinder motor with the manual 5spd.
When driven easy, it's not too hard to attain around 32mpg highway.
by keet on Mar 1, 2011 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan
The pontiac sunfire feels like a sporty little car for a four cylinder economy class vehicle.
The acceleration is so-so and the car shakes at high speeds, but this is to be expected.
What is completely inexcusable is how frequently everything breaks down and how unreliable the whole thing is.
This car was used as a daily driver when it was only a few years old, yet within the first year the AC compressor blew out - twice.
I paid for the full repairs.
It blew out again within a year's time.
The shop told me that the compressors were garbage out the factory.
The water pump broke twice in 4 years of light driver.
I went through 3 batteries.
This is all from light commuting!
by smartalex61 on Apr 20, 2010 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan
My grandmother gave me this car back in 2007 with only 47,000 miles on it, and with this being my first car I really didn't know what to think of it. After having it for 3 years it really grew on me, and it was fun to drive every day. I think the interior is a bit cheap feeling and the seats aren't that comfortable, but it looks great. Not to mention that the exterior styling is BEAUTIFUL. Also I've never had any problems with this car besides the normal maintenance (breaks, oil changes, etc.). Unfortunately it was recently totaled in an accident, however if they still made them I would buy another in a heartbeat!
Redesigned front and rear fascias for a sportier appearance, a new five-speed manual transmission and the availability of the premium Monsoon audio system lead Sunfire's upgrade list for 2000. There are also restyled rocker-panel moldings, new wheels and exterior colors, as well as a revised instrument panel cluster, floor console and upholstery.