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Sensible all around transportation. by Richard, Springfield, Ma on 09/28/2009. Trim: 2005 Pontiac Sunfire Coupe, Owned 4 years.
Pros: I bought the Sunfire because of the fuel economy (36 highway) but was concerned that the car might not have the cargo capacity to suite my needs. I like the style, it's peppy and has all of the bells and whistles that I need. It has been very reliable and has had no service issues.
Cons: I wish that I had gotten the leather heated seats as the fabric seats are not as durable on the drive side. The trunk opening is sometimes limiting with large boxes.
Overall review: By running premium tires and keeping them inflated, I improved the ride and reduced the road noise level. Keeping up the recommended service has proven to help keep the car in good running condition.
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Better than a honda by Ryan from Vernon on 08/16/2008. Trim: 2005 Pontiac Sunfire Coupe w/1SV, Owned 4 years.
Pros: 2005 sunfire owned from new. 4 years and 158000 km later, the only problem I've had was the clock in the radio dies, cd player works great though. Regular maitenance is all that's needed.
Overall review: Most people who review this car (experts) are too spoiled from driving loaded bmw's and such. Since when did we become so lazy that putting the key in the door to unlock it has become a troublesome chore. The windows roll down by hand, the agony.... after taxes and such the out the door price for mine was $14'242. Carefull highway driving can get me 800 km per tank while stoplight dragracing (aka the morning commute from light to light to light) will still get over 600 km per tank. It's made the trip from the Okanagan to Vegas and LA numerous times. Well worth every penny I paid for it.
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GM quality by sunfired on 05/29/2008. Trim: 2005 Pontiac Sunfire Coupe w/1SV, Owned 3 years.
Pros: 36 mpg
Overall review: was scared to buy after reading many reviews. bought new and have 40,000 miles and zero problems. nothing broken, pretty amazing. great milage and runs perfect still.
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Good MPG and fun to drive by Gill73115 on 05/21/2007. Trim: 2005 Pontiac Sunfire Coupe, Owned 2 years.
Pros: It good power and is very good on gas I drive 600 miles a week and avg 33mpg
Cons: ROAD NOISE, I have had a two fuel pumps replaced and now ny gas gage doesn't work.
Overall review: I would buy it again!
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GLC-Great Little Car by Charles on 06/09/2013. Trim: 2005 Pontiac Sunfire Coupe, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Purchased at 238,000K, currently at 365,000K. Get 600km/tank consistently with a lot of city driving and speeding. Use for daily commute of 80km+lots of city driving in downtown Toronto. Great acceleration, good styling, overall comfortable, and the ecotec engine is rock solid. Very reliable-no start-up issues in the winter, etc. Very easy to maintain. I just changed the stereo and rear speakers and I have a great commuter. Gone on long trips at my mileage with no issues.
Cons: Turning radius requires 3 pt turns where u-turns could be possible. Blind spots (coupe) are bad but bubble mirror stick-ons for $5 fix that. Wheel bearings need frequent replacing (use aftermarket to combat this). A common problem is the handbrake ceases if it is not used, wearing the rear brakes faster-replacing brakes, cables, and the handbrake will run you $900. I keep changing the brakes because I don't want to pay the $900 but I think I'm going to have to eventually because the engine wont die and i cant justify getting rid of an otherwise great little car.
Overall review: Driven it (manual version) for over 100K and owned it for 3 years. Love it. I call it the sunflower as a joke but its a great car. At 365,000K, it has the original clutch and suspension. I had a subwoofer in it with no cap and i killed the alternator but I think that was my fault. I put used snow tires on the front and I plowed through numerous snowstorms and passed many new wiped-out SUVs. I just change the oil every 6K, the plugs and air filter every year (copper is fine) and dump a bottle of Seafoam into a full tank of 91 once every 3 months. Cheap on insurance, and gas, and the wind problem people are complaining about isn't a big deal. Just make good choices behind the wheel regardless of what you drive and you will be fine. It is beginning to die at the current mileage but I will drive it for another 100K...just like I killed my 2 hondas (civic @ 330K, accord @ 427K). I know high mileage cars and this one is good.
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