Used 2005 Pontiac Sunfire
Pros & Cons
- Low price, torquey four-cylinder engine, optional satellite radio and OnStar.
- Overall design showing its age, low resale value, poor side-impact and front-offset crash test results.
Edmunds' Expert Review
Despite a peppy engine and a few neat options, this decade-old economy coupe is outclassed by newer competitors.
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Most helpful consumer reviews
I got an '05 Sunfire with roughly 117000 miles on it, it's still going strong! Except the gauges... I'm not sure if it has something to do with the heat, but everything works at night and in the mornings. But everyday after school, after my car has been sitting in the sun for 8 hours, the gauges like to "stick". I don't know if this is happenign to everyone or just me. I think it's a very nice first car, it's got a nice accelation, and gass isn't too terrible on it. But my only problem with it is the Gauges. I'm not sure if it's electrical and can be fixed manually, but if anyone knows anything, please tell me.
It is great for long distance driving as well as in town driving. Very comfortable front and back seating. The SunFire handles very well under all driving weather conditions. Fuel economy is great!
It has been good solid car at a low price. Only problem I had is wiring was not installed right at factory. Engine doesn't burn oil after 73 k. Should go 200k easy. I use synthetic at least once a year
i have never owned a pontiac before,this car not only looks sporty for the money, but,has the pick up i wanted in a car. i really am honest when i say this,,,i love this car, i truly am 100 percent satisfied with the pontiac sunfire,before i bought this car i have not been impressed with any of the other dealership models that are out there.thank you pontiac,i will return to pontiac in the future for another buy.
Features & Specs
2.2L 4cyl 5M
|MPG||23 city / 32 hwy|
|140 hp @ 5600 rpm|
|Special Value 2dr Coupe|
2.2L 4cyl 5M
|MPG||23 city / 32 hwy|
|140 hp @ 5600 rpm|
NHTSA Overall Rating
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
|Frontal Barrier Crash Rating||Rating|
|Driver||4 / 5|
|Passenger||4 / 5|
|Side Crash Rating||Rating|
|Side Barrier Rating||Rating|
|Driver||1 / 5|
|Passenger||2 / 5|
|Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings||Rating|
|Front Seat||Not Rated|
|Back Seat||Not Rated|
|Rollover||4 / 5|
|Dynamic Test Result||No Tip|
|Risk Of Rollover||Not Rated|
Is the Pontiac Sunfire a good car?
Is the Pontiac Sunfire reliable?
Is the 2005 Pontiac Sunfire a good car?
How much should I pay for a 2005 Pontiac Sunfire?
The least-expensive 2005 Pontiac Sunfire is the 2005 Pontiac Sunfire Special Value 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $10,895.
Other versions include:
- 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M) which starts at $15,205
- Special Value 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M) which starts at $10,895
What are the different models of Pontiac Sunfire?
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Used 2005 Pontiac Sunfire Overview
The Used 2005 Pontiac Sunfire is offered in the following submodels: Sunfire Coupe. Available styles include 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M), and Special Value 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M).
What do people think of the 2005 Pontiac Sunfire?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2005 Pontiac Sunfire and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2005 Sunfire 4.5 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 2005 Sunfire.
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