Used 1994 Pontiac Sunbird


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1994 Highlights

GT coupe, SE convertible and SE sedan vanish. Surviving are LE models and an SE coupe that comes standard with the GT's old bodywork. Convertibles get alloys and rear spoiler standard. SE comes with a 3.1-liter V6 standard.


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1994 Pontiac Sunbird.

Average user rating: 3.9 stars
35 total reviews
5 star reviews: 34%
4 star reviews: 37%
3 star reviews: 23%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 6%

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Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, The best car i ever owned
Nicole Lincicum,
SE 2dr Coupe
I bought this car when i was a kid it was the best thing i ever did. This car was awesome. In the end it had some electrical problems but no matter what it always ran great. I never in the 8 years that i owned it did i put more than $1000.00 into it, including normal maintenance. It was absolutely great in the winter. Eventually i bought a grand prix for more room. I will always regret giving up the best car i owned to my husband to derby, but it took 3rd place. Overall i absolutely loved this car. The electrical problems i had were the abs system, the heater switch which was ran by a switch under my dash. Overall if you can find a sunbird in good condition buy it.
4.875/5 stars, Good Car
The man,
LE 2dr Coupe
No problems with the car, 3.1L V6 is nice and strong, sounds really good when you step on tha gas!
2.5/5 stars, Not too bad, but can't trust...
SE 2dr Coupe
My Pontiac Sunbird was purchased used a few years ago, and we've only had problem after problem. You name a part, and it's probably gone out and been replaced. Also, no matter what we do, the stupid thing always over heats if driven for over 45 minutes in town. It works fine for trips to the store or church, but that's about it. If given a choice, don't get this car.
3.5/5 stars, Looks good, runs horrible
SE 2dr Coupe
When i received this car, it had 73K miles on it. Over the four years i had it, i replaced the engine TWICE, the heater core three times, heater hoses every month, and replaced the manifold system three times. Another problem I had was that it over heated every other day in a Pennsylvanian summer. The interior dash separated from the radio set-up but aside from that, the interior was fine. It handled well and the frame was like a rock but it was everything under the hood that caused problems.

Features & Specs

MPG & Fuel
22 City / 32 Hwy / 26 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.2 gal. capacity
0 seats
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 110 hp @ 5200 rpm
Torque: 124 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
Basic Warranty
Length: 180.7 in. / Height: 52.4 in.
Overall Width with Mirrors: N/A
Overall Width without Mirrors: 66.2 in.
Curb Weight: 2661 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 10.4 cu.ft.


IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact TestNot Tested
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintNot Tested
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test


Is the Pontiac Sunbird a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 1994 Sunbird both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Pontiac Sunbird fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Sunbird gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Sunbird has 10.4 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Pontiac Sunbird. Learn more

Is the Pontiac Sunbird reliable?

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Is the 1994 Pontiac Sunbird a good car?

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How much should I pay for a 1994 Pontiac Sunbird?

The least-expensive 1994 Pontiac Sunbird is the 1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2dr Convertible. Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $0.

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    What are the different models of Pontiac Sunbird?

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    Used 1994 Pontiac Sunbird Overview

    The Used 1994 Pontiac Sunbird is offered in the following submodels: Sunbird Sedan, Sunbird Coupe, Sunbird Convertible. Available styles include SE 2dr Coupe, LE 2dr Coupe, LE 2dr Convertible, and LE 4dr Sedan. Pre-owned Pontiac Sunbird models are available with a 3.1 L-liter gas engine or a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 140 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 1994 Pontiac Sunbird comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.

    What do people think of the 1994 Pontiac Sunbird?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the Used 1994 Pontiac Sunbird and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the Used 1994 Sunbird 3.9 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the Used 1994 Sunbird.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

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    What's a good price for a New Used 1994 Pontiac Sunbird?

    Used 1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2dr Convertible

    The Used 1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2dr Convertible can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $15,999. The average price paid for a new Used 1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2dr Convertible is trending $14,956 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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    The average savings for the Used 1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2dr Convertible is 93.5% below the MSRP.

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    What is the MPG of a 1994 Pontiac Sunbird?

    1994 Pontiac Sunbird SE 2dr Coupe, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded
    20 compined MPG,
    17 city MPG/26 highway MPG

    1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2dr Coupe, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded
    26 compined MPG,
    22 city MPG/32 highway MPG

    1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2dr Convertible, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded
    26 compined MPG,
    22 city MPG/32 highway MPG

    EPA Est. MPG20
    Transmission5-speed manual
    Drive Trainfront wheel drive
    Displacement3.1 L
    Passenger VolumeN/A
    Wheelbase101.3 in.
    Length180.7 in.
    Height52.2 in.
    Curb Weight2682 lbs.

    Should I lease or buy a 1994 Pontiac Sunbird?

    Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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