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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 23/33 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Pontiac Sunfire

  • Despite a peppy engine and a few cool options, this nearly decade-old economy coupe is outclassed by newer competitors. Shop elsewhere.

  • 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 2004

    The Sunfire remains largely unchanged for 2004. Dual exhaust outlets are no longer available as a package option, but a CD/MP3 player with RDS and equalizer now comes with the Sun and Sound package.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (9 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


If you have one of

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Sunfire Special Value 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

First the ICP had to be replaced, then the transmission started acting up, then the key wouldn't come out of the ignition, but the final straw is the fact at a mere 25 mile per hour front end collsion, the car I hit was fine with very little damage.. my sunfire on the otherhand, was completely and utterly destroyed. The airbags did deploy, and no one was seriously hurt, but the car itself, I am beyond words of how utterly destroyed the car is. Total loss, engine is nearly inside the dashboard, window shattered, hood is almost up to the windshield. Flimsy design and completely unsafe IMO. If you own one of these, sell it NOW! You may be saving a life! I will NEVER buy another GM car-ever!




I love my sunfire

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Sunfire Special Value 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

After test driving the Pontiac Solstice (and deciding I wanted the car) I spotted a used rally yellow Sunfire for a third of the price in the car lot. I was sold after just two blocks of the test drive and a year later, I have nothing but great things to say about this car. My only expenditures have been gas and a couple oil changes. You turn the key and the car starts and is the most reliable vehicle I've ever driven. I recommend this care Sunfire to anyone who wants a reliable, economical vehicle that's fun to drive. Love the sunroof & the stereo (above average). Only drawback is the police love to stop me ---sporty car profiling at it's worse as I've yet to get a ticket!




My first car!

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Sunfire Special Value 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I recently bought this car used with only 50,000 km on it. It was extremely cheap, and that's why I got it. Its my first manual transmission, and it's so fun to drive! Nothing has gone wrong yet, and hopefully won't for a while! Though the 2 middle air vents don't work. I didn't realize it until after I got the car. I'm sure its fixable though. Before this I drove a cheap little Korean car, and compared to that thing, the Sunfire looks and feels like a $40,000 car! I will never drive foreign again! American cars have more fun features to offer with better quality too! Besides the body lasts forever on American.




Car

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Sunfire Special Value 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I bought this car new and have already had problems with the engine. They had to replace the engine at 10,000, a factory defect. I have not been happy with this vehicle from the start and wanted to return it, but they would not. Once a lemon always a lemon, now I have 54,000 km on it and one of the bearing is totally disintegrated. Now Gm is wondering why, purpose because it was a lemon from the beginning. I am not carless, they do not give courtesy cars to powertrain warranty customers and they seem to be taking there sweet time. I put in several complaints about this car in the past and got no where. I'm sure they just thought I was a complainer. HATE this car,never will buy again




Best small gm car ever

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Sunfire Special Value 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

This is my second sunfire purchase and I love this one as much as the first if not more. It's a great car and I have no complaints at all.




This is an excellent car,

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Sunfire Special Value 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I drove from Mexico City to La Paz, Baja California and the car has an excellent behavior, taking in consideration the roads in Mexico, the Pontiac is excellent.



Full 2004 Pontiac Sunfire Review

What's New for 2004

The Sunfire remains largely unchanged for 2004. Dual exhaust outlets are no longer available as a package option, but a CD/MP3 player with RDS and equalizer now comes with the Sun and Sound package.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 23
  • cty
/
  • 33
  • highway
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