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2002 Pontiac Sunfire Sedan

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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 21/30 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (11 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


Great reliable car that i

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Mine was 4dr automatic trans. Had for 10 years, 135,000 miles. Bought as a commuter car and I give it 5 stars for that purpose. Fit and finish not so great; and cheesy design cues like the body cladding, chrome hub caps, and spoiler weren't necessary. But this car ran like a champ. No fluid or oil leaks EVER and timing CHAIN never failed. Mileage was solid 30's in mixed driving (high 20's with a/c on). Any maintenance was very simple and inexpensive. Tires cheap to replace due to small size. Finally sold it b/c P0440 evap code came up and I decided to put money towards a small SUV (I'm very outdoorsy). Great Corolla alternative.




Owned with a smile for

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I bought this car used with 9,900 miles on it. It was a Fleet rental before I got it. I liked how this car handled and it did me good until about 85,000 miles when all of the standard things tend to go wrong with lower end cars. I needed to fix the struts and the rotors kept warping no matter how many times they were replaced. But like I said, my car was paid for by the time that started happening. For me it was well worth the investment. I like how the car handled- nice tight steering. It may not have been the moost comfortable ride, but it was a trooper for a good 8 years before it started going downhill. My son totaled my Sunfire 9 months ago and I was sad to see it go after so many year




Not a bad car

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I bought this sunfire with only 16,000 miles on it and I still have it now at 133,000. I trust this car to get me where I want to go and have had no problems with it what so ever. Yes it could be more comfortable, but the lack of comfort should be expected in this type of small car. The paint is still intact and gets great fuel mileage, 30 on the highway! My daughter wants this car as soon as I get a new one. Again, no problems so far.




Hot sunfire!

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I love my Sunfire SE Sedan, bought it brand new with 103 miles on it and now I got it up @ 135854 miles and never had a problem with it except for brakes, been having problems. But good car, I did alot to it so far. HID headlights, LED foglights(Yallow and White), limo tinting, intake, custom muffler/ail lights, LED brake lights/side marks, blue neons under car and inside, Sony CD player with iPod connection, Viper car alaram, 17" rims with NItto Tires and working on Lambo doors next ;)




Ecotec terrific

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Every option available in 2002 makes this car a fun and satisfying sedan, engine and 4 speed auto trans are simply the best, 2.2 Ecotec runs excellent and shifts very well. Wanted to buy a 2003 or 2004 but sedan was canceled by GM.




Running like a top at

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

bought this car brand new with out even a test drive. cheap, good gas mlg. cheap price. 290k round trip a day Hwy 401. around 120 to 140 kmh daily. never over 3000 rpm. oil change every 26 days, one set of brakes, plugs and wires. in 5 years no problems runs like a top. passed emissions last week with flying colors.



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
/
  • 30
  • highway
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