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We love our "Blue Moblie"
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By tenkat
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1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 4dr Sedan


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We've had this car for 13 years and she's on 188,000 miles.
She's been amazingly reliable.
Just now getting noisy after all the miles we've thrown her way.


Best Features

Inside design and the rear seats folding forward making for great space. We use it as a 'truck" in that respect. Solid, solid, solid build. Love the sporty look of the front, too.


Worst Features

Typical Pontiac flaw of paint job sealer flaking off. Motors for automatic windows wear out & need replacing. We've done it ourselves 2x now.


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By ktrud
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1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2dr Coupe


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My first car when I turned 18. Bought it at 86,000 mi and sold it at 107,000. Only had it for a little over two years. Cute for a girl, thank god I have a dad to fix all its problems or I'd be in debt for sure. Blew head gasket twice. All the plastic vents broke. Constantly leaked antifreeze after replacing reservoir twice. A/c compressor made loud hissing noise when not activated. Interior buttons and knobs all very cheap and heater core went out. Plastic trim in the interior broke off. Paint started to rust and peel off even though car was kept in the garage.


Best Features

Stereo was better than expected. Good gas mileage.


Worst Features

Well Pontiac is gone now, so I guess that is the suggested improvement.


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This car keeps on going!!
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By D. Stanhope
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1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2dr Coupe


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I bought this car at 147,000 miles and I've put 61,000 miles on it and its only stopped me once, alternator! Yeah this bitch is a beast. These little motors from Chevy never last past 200k miles, but I can bet u that mine will go on to 300k easy. Great car, great gas mileage. The a/c still works, never been serviced, ever!


Best Features

Daytime running lights, anti theft, rims are nice, the style of the exterior.


Worst Features

The CUPHOLDER Stinks! bad spot.


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310,000 km and no complaints
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By Brian
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1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2dr Coupe


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I love my car. 13 years, 310,000km and no reason to even look at something new. This car runs perfect like the day it was new. New Brakes, Tires, Battery, AC compressor, Waterpump, tuneups but that is expected. Very reasonable and no complaints from me. 2.4 Quad 4 has done very well for me.


Best Features

Good torque in 3rd gear merging on the hwy, Great fuel economy in 5th. Like the direct spark, no distributor design. Stainless dual exhaust has lasted very well! Was an amazing eye turning design when it was new. Good job GM! Too bad the new G6 doesn't give me that feeling.


Worst Features

Exterior black window trim bubbling, Rear shock mounts rattle, water pump replacement is a difficult job, should use plastic gas tanks to prevent rust in the fuel filter, front wheel studs not easily replaced, plastic sides on seat bottom break off. But I'm happy, I have never got 310km from a car!


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still going
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By xxx
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1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2dr Coupe


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I bought this car with 27 thousand miles on it, now I have 177 thousand miles on it. I had the oil changed every 10,000 miles if its lucky. The quality of this car is amazing. The only things ive had to replace is the bright/dim switch and a water pump. Anything else is routine. (tires, brakes, battery) everyday I go out to drive it it starts. Astounding car and still gets about 30 mpg


Best Features

quality, easy to park, gas milage


Worst Features

cup holder placement, amount of cup holders, air conditioning(mine went out)


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