"The Pontiac Sunbird is one of the funnest cars I have ever driven. this car handles great, accelerates great, and can handle any kind of weather as long as you drive safe. If you are a bigger person the car might be a little uncomfortable because the seats are small but than that I have no complaints about the car. Even with the convertible the trunk still has a ton of storage. The dash set up is very comfortable for the drive to use while driving. Over all, I would highly recommend this car to someone."
Pros: "super inexpensive parts ! great gas mileage !"
Cons: "not suitable for tall or obese persons"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I bought my 1994 Sunbird LE, with 2.0L, manual transmission five years ago as a 'backup' car in case my 95 Volvo died. I got rid of the Volvo two years ago. I am 5'11" and I find it a little cramped in the driver's seat. My 5'4" wife is comfortable in the passenger seat and my huge dog owns the entire rear seat!
The car handles well on the road. The gas mileage is great. This car is the cheapest car to maintain than any car I have owned in my life and I am 67! I buy my parts from the internet. This car is mechanic friendly, so many parts are easily accessible! Changing the thermostat is like opening a bottle of milk! You just screw off the cap,remove the old thermostat and insert the new thermostat. Why didn't anyone else think of that? The rear window is great, you can see 360 degrees. the rear windows on most new cars are near useless. I intend on keeping this car for the rest of my life."
"What can I say? This has been the perfect car for me for nine years, and almost 130,000 miles, some of which have been on pretty rough roads. Dependable, economical, and just the right amount of flash and dash. Hasn't failed a smog check yet (knock wood!). Needed a few repairs over the years, but that's only to be expected. I have to admit, however, that this vehicle is not the most comfortable ride for really big guys, like my brother."
Cons: "Poor rear suspension structure,most are ugly stock"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Very fun to drive. Very easy to mod, internally or externally. The rear suspension is...lacking stiffness for those tight corners so i upgraded that and also the cooling system on these 3.1's is so bad, it's a good idea to upgrade the factory radiator as well. The dash is so easy and simple to take apart and mod. I stripped it out, painted the panels, redid the entire stereo (replacing head unit is beyond difficult because of such small area to work with, took several hours) and i also mounted an internal Satnav system into the dash where the old stereo was. all in all, very great car to own and work on. Also quick and not too bad for a 90's car, however let it be known that most of them are ugly and it will take work to make them presentable in public. but so worth it."
"a $12,000 car driven a half-million miles on the original engine and transmission. still runs today and will much longer. My ford contour died at 100,000 miles and cost me $21,000. Pontiac did right with this car."