Pontiac Sunfire alternatives
Latest model: Pontiac Sunfire Coupe 2003
The Pontiac Sunfire was presented in the 1995 model year as the compact vehicle to replace the Sunbird. Not only was the name changed, but exciting look-and-feel changes were included as well. The new look-and-feel was shared with the Chevrolet Cavalier, though Chevrolet did not change the Cavalier name. Also during this time, the J platform was revised structurally to meet more stringent security standards. The Pontiac Sunfire could be acquired as a coupé or a convertible. However, the convertible models were not sold after the year 2000, when Pontiac presented a refreshed Pontiac Sunfire. The Pontiac Sunfire name was recycled from the Canada-only Asüna Pontiac Sunfire sold only in 1993.
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The Pontiac Sunfire was available in traditional and GT trim. In the US, only the coupe was available from 2003 to 2005, becoming the only two-door vehicle on Pontiac's lineup between the demise of the Pontiac Firebird in 2002 and the relaunch of the Pontiac GTO in 2004. The sedan continued to be sold in Canada until the end of the overall production run.
Sunfires were built in Lordstown, Ohio (until 2004, before retooling to create the Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac Pursuit models) or Ramos Arizpe, Mexico. Production of the Pontiac Sunfire ended in June 2005. Over 36000, Pontiac Sunfires were sold in the US and 33724, units were sold in Canada in 2004, every for about US$11500,. The Pontiac Sunfire has, as of 2006, not yet been replaced in the US sphere, while GM Canada sells a version of the Chevrolet Cobalt as the Pontiac Pursuit. GM will replace the Pontiac Sunfire in the US with the Pontiac G5 for 2007.
Engines1995 - 2. 3 L (138 in³) Quad-4 I4, 145 hp (108 Kw) and 150 ft·lbf (203 N·m)1995–2002 - 2. 2 L (134 in³) 2200 I4, 115 hp (86 Kw) and 130 ft·lbf (176 N·m)1996–2002 - 2. 4 L (146 in³) LD9 I4, 155 hp (116 Kw) and 155 ft·lbf (210 N·m)2002–2005 - 2. 2 L (134 in³) Ecotec I4, 140 hp (104 Kw) and 150 ft·lbf (203 N·m).