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2001 Pontiac Sunfire

2001 Pontiac Sunfire
Low price, stylish body.

By Mitch McCullough, Editor-in-Chief

Review Pages
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1. Overview
2. Walkaround and Interior
3. Driving Impressions
4. Summary, Prices, Specs

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Overview

Pontiac's Sunfire offers wild styling with good fuel economy and a low price of entry. The Sunfire is easy to drive and fun to drive quickly, particularly with the available 150-horsepower twin-cam engine.

Model Lineup

Two body styles are available: four-door sedan and two-door coupe. Coupes are available in SE and GT trim. The sedan comes only in SE trim.

The coupes are more fun, but the SE Sedan offers more practicality with a roomier back seat and a larger trunk.

Retail prices: SE Sedan ($14,430); SE Coupe ($14,175); GT Coupe ($16,295).

Two four-cylinder engines are available, a 115-horsepower 2.2-liter and a sporty 150-horsepower 2.4-liter twin-cam. The Twin Cam comes standard on the GT Coupe; it can be added to SE models for $450, but requires purchase of the 1SC Option Group ($1865 for SE Coupes, $1905 for SE Sedans).

Three-speed and four-speed automatics are available along with a five-speed manual gearbox from Getrag.

Last year's convertible model has been discontinued.


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