Pontiac Sunfire
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Make: Pontiac
Model: Sunfire
Pontiac Sunfire

The Pontiac Sunfire was launched in the 1995 model year as the compact car to supplant the Sunbird, however, not only was the name changed, but major styling changes were included as well. The new design was shared with the Chevrolet Cavalier and also during this time, the J platform was updated to meet more stringent safety standards that were being imposed. The Sunfire was available as a coupe and as convertible. But, the convertible models were not sold after the year 2000. It was at this point that Pontiac introduced a refreshed Sunfire and the Sunfire moniker was dropped from the Canada line. The Sunfires were being built in Lordstown, Ohio until 2004 and Ramos Arizpe, Mexico. Production of the Sunfire did finally end in June 2005. In total, over 36,000 Sunfires were sold in the US and 33,724 units were sold in Canada. The models each went for about $11,500 making them very affordable. The Sunfire was replaced by the G5 in Canada in 2005 and in the US in 2007. It was available in standard and GT trim with the GT package being a 2-door only that included a sporty front bumper, fog lights, twin exhausts, 16-inch alloy wheels and a more powerful LD9 engine. However, in the United States, only the coupe was offered from 2003 to 2005. This made it the only two-door car on Pontiac's lineup after the fall of the Pontiac Firebird in 2002 and the before the release of the Pontiac GTO in 2004. The base model had the 2.2 L engine from 1995 until 2002. The sporty GT model had a much more powerful 2.3 L engine in 1995, which was later replaced by an even more powerful 2.4 L engine in 1996. By 2003, both the 2.2 L and the 2.4 L engines were replaced with the new 2.2 L Ecotec.

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