We fell in love with three things the
new model had. Once is the same dual
overhead cam Ecotek engine that gives
more than 30mpg every tank, even if you
drive as if it is a Cendar Point ride
on wheels. The second was the new, 2-
years ago, 4-speed automatic. We
learned you could pull it behind a
motor home, it had enhanced traction
control for winter fun, and the
overdrive gear ratio of .66 matched the
5-speed manual for that gas mileage
The last thing is the new look. GM
stopped making the 4-door Sunfire and
upgraded the look dramatically. The
front has the swooping headlights and
the aggressive Trans-am look.
The front has the swooping headlights
and the aggressive Trans-am look. They
went to a two muffler stainless dual
exhaust instead of the fake 2-pipes out
of the same muffler. Fancier seats
coverings were added.
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