1998 Pontiac Sunfire Consumer Review: gotta be a GT

1998 Pontiac Sunfire - Consumer Review

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GT Coupe (2.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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gotta be a GT
By AfraidOfSunlite on


1998 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2dr Coupe


I have heard of many horror stories about the dime-a-dozen Sunfire with the eco-tech 2.2 litre. Having purchased the GT with the 2.4, I have had nothing but good things to say about the performance and reliability of the 4- banger. In fact, at 218,000 and counting, I have outgrown the horrible interior, and cannot wait until the darn thing just blows up... but I am starting to think the thing will run forever! It just won't die. There are many drawbacks to an interior with ZERO versatility, and driver user-friendly usability, but I have to remember it was paid in full by 2002, and I have been driving it virtually for free for 7 years and counting! All and all, worth every penny and more!

Best Features

Excellently matched motor and transmission have been pulling long and strong for many miles now! Not bad at all for any four-banger! For the money: the stereo is awesome! And if there were not 10 zillion of them on the road, they'd actually be a pretty little car; instead of being commonplace.

Worst Features

Map pockets that you cannot get to unless you open the door?! Overhead console that throws everything into the back seat?! One cup holder OR ashtray in the front (not both) and two cup holders in the back?! Orange dash lights are difficult to read. Seats will fit someone 3'6", but not someone 6'3".
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