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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 2003 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

    Low price, torquey four-cylinder engine, optional satellite radio and OnStar.

  • Cons

    Ancient design inside and out, cheap interior materials, poor build quality, low resale value, poor side-impact and front-offset crash test results.

  • What's New for 2003

    The Sunfire gets a refresh this year that adds new front and rear fascias, a revised sport suspension and four new wheel styles. The…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (65 total reviews)


Great value car

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Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Sunfire 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Car is def. mechanically sound, solid engine and tranny(standard). Interior build quality is less than par, but for the performance factor, you get what you get. The exterior wasnt thought out 100%, the fact that its front wheel drive and comes stock with a rear spoiler, is counterproductive. As long as maintainance is under control, the vehicle will last as long as you last. Oil changes on any smaeller engine aluminum, or otherwise, with higher rev ranges, should be done every 2000-2500 miles as a rule. Performance again is great, the power to weight ratio is above average for the class of car. Plenty of torque for getting going, not too much(spin tires in snow) good horse power.




Not so great

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Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Sunfire 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

These cars have an extremely poor build quality. My center console lid has broken, had to replace one window motor, and another soon, vent selectors don't work, the plastic cladding on the outside of the door gets caught on the fender. The list goes on and on. I've had this car for just over two years, and I simply cannot wait to get rid of it.




I love my sunfire :)

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Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Sunfire 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I bought my 2003 Sunfire brand new with like 134 miles on it. It now has 106k and it still runs great! Its very reliable, I never worry about driving long trips. I know my baby will make it!! I had to get the left front strut replaced once while it was under warranty but no problems since. I replaced both window motors because they both stopped working. But my husband did it himself so it didn't cost very much. But other than that, No problems!!! I wish they still made this car so I can buy another one :)



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 22
  • cty
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  • 30
  • highway
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Full 2003 Pontiac Sunfire Review

What's New for 2003

The Sunfire gets a refresh this year that adds new front and rear fascias, a revised sport suspension and four new wheel styles. The 2.2-liter Ecotec four-cylinder is now the only engine offered, as the GT model has been dropped from the lineup. Base model Sunfires no longer come with standard ABS brakes, but it remains an available option. On the inside, there's a 60/40-split folding rear seat, an upgraded interior seat fabric and new options like side-impact airbags, XM Satellite Radio and the OnStar system.

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