by john_y on Apr 10, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
Got this car at 120,000 and now is at 150,000 and running stronger than ever!
Beastly in all weather, I can get through a foot of snow without a problem and with good handling too.
Decent gas mileage (24-27 mpg).
Only ever need to perform minor repairs (exhaust, shocks, oil changes, spark plugs).
Ice cold A/C, and engine warms up quickly on those cold days. When I got it the two lowest fan blower settings didn't work, but easily fixed by replacing blower motor resistor.
Roomy trunk, I can fit a Tuba in it with a bit of room to spare. Not the fastest car in the world (could only get it up to 105) but it gets you where you need to go. Comfortable seats for road trips.
by Zeak Harbors on Mar 26, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
I got my car new with 5 miles and have had it up to this point. I drove the hell out of that car. It's fast with good acceleration has a sporty look that is totally unique and I enjoyed the interior design. Comfortable ride. It handles well as i drive like a maniac and it has had minor problems (oil leak, fuel pump) but is a solid car. It's a tank in the winter. The FWD got me through many awful WV winters. I would run this car until it explodes if the value wasn't so low. I know some have problems but mine was built well enough to last my teenage rambunctiousness and get me though college as well as take me on many vacations. For the price it is the best there is and I would buy it again...
A standard rear spoiler and a new exterior color are the only new additions to the Sunfire for 2001. The GT convertible is no longer available, leaving the sedan and coupe versions as the only available body styles.
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Could it possibly be your fuel pump going bad? These cars are common for fuel pumps failing. I just had to put one in a 2001 Sunfire. We could start it after spraying starting fluid in the throttle bo...