2001 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

2001 Sunfire New Car Test Drive

Introduction

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. 

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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