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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 140 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 22/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Pontiac Sunfire

  • An aging econocoupe that's been left behind by younger competition.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Rev-happy twin-cam engine, dealers are rebating these cars like there's no tomorrow.

  • Cons

    Lack of refinement, overdone styling, old-tech engineering, sloppy handling, poor crash-test scores, uncomfortable cabin.

  • What's New for 2002

    All models get a tilt steering wheel and an electric trunk release as standard equipment. Three new exterior colors debut, while the three-speed automatic transmission gets dropped from the lineup.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 22
  • cty
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  • 30
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Not great, but definitely good.

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Bought this car used with around 30k miles on it. I added 17" wheels and high performance tires which greatly helped handling. Overall this has been a good car with only two major problems thus far: At 62k miles I had to replace the fuel pump and computer. Was told that the bad computer attributed to the fuel pump problem. Total cost to repair was $480 (Would have been more but thankfully I have connections). I average around 28 mpg which isn't bad for an automatic. This car seems to still have that "hip appeal" because all of my son's teenage friends like it and my son wants this to be his first car. He'll probably get his wish in a couple years!!




Perfect for car lovers

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

This car is the best purchase I've made in a long while. Everything about it screams comfort and fun. It hugs curves like no other and is always up for a little bit of free running. It really shines in the country on twisty roads, but it's great for the city too. Awesome fuel economy. I get around for weeks on one tank of gas. I would recommend this car to any parent looking to get their kid a reliable, safe, but fun car in order to get them through college.




My second sunfire

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

This has been a fine vehicle, doing what I bought it to do. I am also customizing/ pinstriping it, body wise; installed a catback exhaust, KN air intake and getting the GM Supercharger in the next month or so to soup it to 200hp. Had a problem finding a dealer to install it. I enjoy the roof and the stereo/CD is fine. I am tall and leg room is very good. It is a fun car to drive as well as economical.




The way to go

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I love this car... if you know how to drive and use a stick I can cruise past BMWs or Lexus's like they were standing still. People complain of body roll but if you're smart and dont take an inside lane you're fine... besides when you roll up in alloys and tints you dont need an $80,000 car to get the girls




Well at least its good

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I enjoyed cruising on the freeway in it and driving around the city.The sound system was excellent, but a few things needed to be changed.The exterior paint was crap.The handling was probably the largest downfall expecting tight corners and confident manuverability.I recieved upredictable feed back at high speeds and body roll at low.The engine made the car quick and fun to drive, but handling almost got me in the end.I was driving at high speeds around an over pass and hit a bumb in the road that, sent the unsure rearend out to the side of me and I lost control.My passenger and I flew off the edge of the turn.We survived, but the car had poor handling.




Custom sunfore

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I wanted a small compact car that I felt had exceptional styling over the import market. Pontiac has in my opinion the best looking sub-compact going in the sunfire, the engine is easily as good or better than most of the current crop form japan, The ecotec 16v dohc, is fantastic ! It's to bad that kids don't take a second look at these for tunning as they are great for just that. Yes, the overall fit and finish may not be up to the higher end from Japan, but in reality it's just not that bad, I have zero squeaks after 5000 miles. The GT is an exceptional value !



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Full 2002 Pontiac Sunfire Review

What's New for 2002

All models get a tilt steering wheel and an electric trunk release as standard equipment. Three new exterior colors debut, while the three-speed automatic transmission gets dropped from the lineup.

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Talk About The 2002 Sunfire

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latino7
latino7
01-03-2011
i recently just got my 2002 sunfire its my first car so i dont know much on it. My 2 back door panles, are out of place, ive tried automotive glue to glue it in place, witch worked for a while, but ju...


sunfire2002
sunfire2002
06-19-2005
I purchased a used sunfire 2002 few months ago with only 33k km! After one month the light ABS started to go on with SERVICE! However, the brakes are working fine. I didn't take it to service yet, an...


slaweko
slaweko
03-12-2008
How to change low/high beam bulb in Pontiac Sunfire 2002? Thanks...



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