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Pontiac Sunfire Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 115 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Pontiac Sunfire

  • A ghastly looking attempt at a low-budget sport coupe, the Sunfire is hopelessly outclassed by both its foreign and domestic competition.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Racy styling, comfy interior, rev-happy twin-cam engine, good value.

  • Cons

    Option list can overpower low price, body roll apparent during hard cornering.

  • What's New for 2001

    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.

Full 2001 Pontiac Sunfire Review

What's New for 2001

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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Excellent car!

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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.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Great car

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Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I have owned this car for 5 years. I bought it used with 35,000 miles and now has 225,000 on it. Only problem was the fuel pump went out at 150,000. If all cars were this reliable then auto makers would go out of business. Awesome car. The 2.4 L is very peppy and 32 mpg. What more could I ask for? Did I mention this car is an automatic?




Satisfied with sunfire

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Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I purchased my Sunfire 09/2000 and it has been a very dependable car. I'm extremely pleased with it. I took it on a long trip and couldn't have been happier. The gas mileage is great, the ride is good for that price range. The interior could use a little more quality, but the outside is attractive. I would recommend this car to anyone looking for dependability with a little sporty look. My car is paid for and I have no intentions of getting rid of it. I'll probably keep it till it dies. It's my baby.




Sunfire rocks!

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Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Amazing how this car has been running solid. No major repairs, no minor repairs, and good gas mileage. It costs half as much as a Honda and the stereo sounds better than my wife's 2005 Lexus!




It's a car

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Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

When I first got my car I loved it but after a some months went by i started having issuses with my car, First i had to replace the gas filter and then the fuel pump. and the the odometer stop working. but all that is baby issuses. after i pass all that it is a good car to have. i love driving it school. it rides good the interer is ugly but all in all it is a good car.




Dependable no frills little car

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Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I bought this car used w/ 41000 mi.about 6 mo. ago and have been pleasantlysuprised with it. While not the most robust on the road, it is efficient w/my 34 mpg (and given my daily commute of 90 miles round trip-its vital!). I haven't had any problems with it other than needing brakes and a new battery. Always starts right up and have not had any other problems with it. With the 2.2L engine in mine, its not the most powerful force on the road but it does its job. If you're looking for something to get you back and forth cheaply, this may foot the bill for ya.



Talk About The 2001 Sunfire

2001 Pontiac Sunfire Discussions See all Started By

driveit3
driveit3
01-17-2008
2001 sunfire, 103000kms. I was returning home from a long trip on the highway doing a constant 110km then the RPMs would go way up unnecessarly ( going up by 500). It would constantly keep doing this ...


sunsal1
sunsal1
07-18-2013
I have the same problem as you. Very hot and humid right now. 2001 Sunfire does not like. Car would turn over but not start. Waited 2 days and tried again. Started but said my anti-thief was on. ...


alcan
alcan
02-19-2004


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