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Encyclopedia > Pontiac Sunbird
Pontiac Sunbird
Facelifted 3rd-generation Sunbird coupe
Manufacturer General Motors
Production 1975–1994
Assembly Lordstown, Ohio
Ramos Arizpe, Mexico
Predecessor Pontiac Astre
Successor Pontiac Sunfire
Class Subcompact (1975-1980)
Compact (1982-1994)
Similar Eagle Summit
Honda Civic
Mazda Protege
First generation
Production 1975–1980
Body style 2-door coupe
2-door station wagon
3-door hatchback
Layout FR layout
Platform H-body
Engine 140 in³ 2300 I4
151 in³ Iron Duke I4
231 in³ Buick V6
Related Buick Skyhawk
Chevrolet Monza
Oldsmobile Starfire
Second generation
Also called Pontiac J2000
Pontiac 2000
Pontiac 2000 Sunbird
Production 1982–1988
Body style 2-door convertible
2-door coupe
3-door hatchback
4-door sedan
4-door station wagon
Layout FF
Platform J-body
Engine 2.0L 96 hp I4
2.0L 165 hp I4
Transmission 3-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Wheelbase 101.2 in
Length 169.5 in (sedan)
167.1 in (coupe)
Width 66.3 in (sedan)
66 in (coupe)
Height 53.6 in (sedan)
52 in (coupe)
Related Buick Skyhawk
Cadillac Cimarron
Chevrolet Cavalier
Oldsmobile Firenza
Third generation
Production 1988–1994
Body style 2-door convertible
2-door coupe
4-door sedan
4-door station wagon
Layout FF
Platform J-body
Engine 2.0L 110 hp I4
3.1L LG6 140 hp V6
Transmission 3-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Length 180.7 in
Width 66.3 in
Height 52.0 in
53.6 in
Fuel capacity 15.2 US gal
Related Buick Skyhawk
Cadillac Cimarron
Chevrolet Cavalier

There have been two different vehicles bearing the name Pontiac Sunbird. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1071x501, 85 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Pontiac Sunbird Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Automakers or automobile manufacturers are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is the worlds largest car manufacturer. ... Lordstown is a village located in Trumbull County, Ohio. ... Ramos Arizpe is a city in the Mexican state of Coahuila. ... The Chevrolet Vega (Pontiacs version was known as the Pontiac Astre) was a compact coupe and station wagon sold from 1971 through 1977 as a replacement for the ill-fated Chevrolet Corvair. ... 1999 Pontiac Sunfire Coupe The Pontiac Sunfire was a compact car made by the Pontiac division of General Motors. ... It has been suggested that Vehicle size class be merged into this article or section. ... A subcompact car is a car in a vehicle size class smaller than a compact car, but larger than a microcar. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The Rambler American introduced in the late 1950s was an early compact car. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The Dodge Colt, and similar Plymouth Champ and Plymouth Colt, were compact cars sold by Dodge and Plymouth in the 1970s. ... The Honda Civic is an automobile manufactured by Honda. ... The Mazda 323 (called the Mazda Familia in Japan) was a subcompact car produced by Mazda in Japan between 1976 and 2003. ... 1995 Buick Riviera coupe A coupé (from the French for cut) or coupe is a two or four-seater car with a fixed roof and two doors. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... Peugeot 306 hatchback, with the hatch lifted and the parcel shelf tilted for access Not a hatchback: a fastback like this Ford Mustang can be confused with a true hatchback Hatchback is term describing an automobile design, consisting of a passenger cabin with an integrated cargo space, accessed from behind... In automobile design, an FR, or front-engine, rear wheel drive means a layout where the engine is in the front of the vehicle and drive wheels at the rear. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The H platform, or H-body, name has been used twice by General Motors. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Internal combustion engine. ... The 2300 was a 2. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The Iron Duke (also called the 2500, 151, Pontiac 2. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The Buick V6 engine family, sometimes called the Fireball, is a large V6 engine used by General Motors. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... There have been two small cars from Buick called the SkyHawk or Skyhawk: 1975-1980 RWD Chevrolet Monza clone (H-body) 1982-1989 FWD Chevrolet Cavalier clone (J-body) Categories: Buick vehicles | Front wheel drive vehicles | Rear wheel drive vehicles ... The Chevrolet Monza was available as a rear wheel drive hatchback, coupe and wagon, sold from 1975 through 1980. ... The Chevrolet Monza was a rear wheel drive hatchback, coupe and wagon sold from 1975 through 1980. ... Image File history File links '86_Sunbird_Coupe. ... Saab 900 Convertible 1962 Rambler American Convertible can also refer to a convertible (security) A convertible (sometimes called cabriolet in British English) is a car body style with a folding or retracting roof (aka soft top or top in USA, hood in UK). ... 1995 Buick Riviera coupe A coupé (from the French for cut) or coupe is a two or four-seater car with a fixed roof and two doors. ... Peugeot 306 hatchback, with the hatch lifted and the parcel shelf tilted for access Not a hatchback: a fastback like this Ford Mustang can be confused with a true hatchback Hatchback is term describing an automobile design, consisting of a passenger cabin with an integrated cargo space, accessed from behind... A Toyota Camry, a recognizable sedan The Ford Five Hundred, a medium-sized sedan A sedan car, American English terminology (saloon in British English), is one of the most common body styles of the modern automobile. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... In automobile design, an FF, or Front-engine, Front wheel drive, layout places both the engine and driven wheels at the front of the vehicle. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The J platform, or J-body, was General Motors inexpensive front wheel drive automobile platform from the 1980s and 1990s. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Internal combustion engine. ... Image:Gearbox. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... There have been two small cars from Buick called the SkyHawk or Skyhawk: 1975-1980 RWD Chevrolet Monza clone (H-body) 1982-1989 FWD Chevrolet Cavalier clone (J-body) Categories: Buick vehicles | Front wheel drive vehicles | Rear wheel drive vehicles ... The Cadillac Cimarron was first introduced by General Motors in 1981 for the 1982 model year. ... The Chevrolet Cavalier was Chevrolets version of the compact GM J platform. ... The Oldsmobile Firenza was produced from 1982-1988. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 430 KB) An old rusty car. ... Saab 900 Convertible 1962 Rambler American Convertible can also refer to a convertible (security) A convertible (sometimes called cabriolet in British English) is a car body style with a folding or retracting roof (aka soft top or top in USA, hood in UK). ... 1995 Buick Riviera coupe A coupé (from the French for cut) or coupe is a two or four-seater car with a fixed roof and two doors. ... A Toyota Camry, a recognizable sedan The Ford Five Hundred, a medium-sized sedan A sedan car, American English terminology (saloon in British English), is one of the most common body styles of the modern automobile. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... In automobile design, an FF, or Front-engine, Front wheel drive, layout places both the engine and driven wheels at the front of the vehicle. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The J platform, or J-body, was General Motors inexpensive front wheel drive automobile platform from the 1980s and 1990s. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Internal combustion engine. ... General Motors produced a plain pushrod (OHV) straight-4 engine for the J-body compact cars and S-series trucks. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The General Motors 60° V6 family of engines began with the 1980 Chevrolet 2. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... Image:Gearbox. ... An automatic transmission is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually. ... A manual transmission (also known as a stick shift, straight drive, or standard transmission) is a type of transmission used in automotive applications. ... There have been two small cars from Buick called the SkyHawk or Skyhawk: 1975-1980 RWD Chevrolet Monza clone (H-body) 1982-1989 FWD Chevrolet Cavalier clone (J-body) Categories: Buick vehicles | Front wheel drive vehicles | Rear wheel drive vehicles ... The Cadillac Cimarron was first introduced by General Motors in 1981 for the 1982 model year. ... The Chevrolet Cavalier was Chevrolets version of the compact GM J platform. ...

Contents

1975-1980

The 1975-1980 Sunbird was a version of the Chevrolet Monza on the GM H platform. The Chevrolet Monza was available as a rear wheel drive hatchback, coupe and wagon, sold from 1975 through 1980. ... The H platform, or H-body, name has been used twice by General Motors. ...


1982-1994

The 1985 Sunbird was a compact car that was first produced as the J2000 in 1981 for the 1982 model year. In 1983, the "J" was dropped from the name, and a limited-run convertible version was dubbed 2000 Sunbird. In 1984, all 2000s were called 2000 Sunbirds, and for the 1985 model year, the "2000" was dropped altogether. Production under the Sunbird name was continued until 1994. The Rambler American introduced in the late 1950s was an early compact car. ...


The Pontiac Sunbird was built on the GM J platform which it shared with sibling brands under various names. Most Sunbirds were built in Lordstown, Ohio and Ramos Arizpe, Mexico. The J platform, or J-body, was General Motors inexpensive front wheel drive automobile platform from the 1980s and 1990s. ... Lordstown is a village located in Trumbull County, Ohio. ... Ramos Arizpe is a city in the Mexican state of Coahuila. ...

Engines

The Sunbird, depending on the model year, came with one of these engines:

  • 1.8 L carbureted SOHC I4
  • 1.8 L TBI SOHC I4
  • 1.8 L turbocharged MPFI SOHC I4
  • 2.0 L TBI SOHC I4
  • 2.0 L MPFI SOHC I4
  • 2.0 L turbocharged MPFI SOHC I4
  • 2.0 L TBI OHV I4
  • 3.1 L (191 in³) 60° V6
  • 3.8 L (231 in³) Buick V6

After 1994, the Sunbird was replaced by the Sunfire. Single overhead cam (also SOHC) refers to the internal combustion engine design where one camshaft is located above the valves. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... In automotive engineering, an overhead valve internal combustion engine is one in which the entry and exit valves and ports are contained in the cylinder head. ... The General Motors 60° V6 family of engines began with the 1980 Chevrolet 2. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... The Buick V6 engine family, sometimes called the Fireball, is a large V6 engine used by General Motors. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... 1999 Pontiac Sunfire Coupe The Pontiac Sunfire was a compact car made by the Pontiac division of General Motors. ...


External links

  • J-body FAQ at J-Body.Org
  • Dedicated Forum to the J-Body platform. v6z24.com



Pontiac road car timeline, United States market, 1960s-present  v  d  e 
Type 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Subcompact Astre T1000/1000 LeMans
Compact Sunbird J2000/2000 Sunbird/Sunbird Sunfire G5
Compact/Mid-size Ventura Phoenix Grand Am G6
Mid-size Coupe Tempest Grand Am Grand Am Grand Prix GTO
Sedan 6000 Grand Prix G8
Intermediate LeMans Bonneville
Personal Grand Prix
Full-size Bonneville / Catalina / Star Chief / Executive Parisienne Bonneville
Crossover Vibe
Aztek Torrent
Minivan Trans Sport Montana SV6
Sports Firebird/Trans Am Solstice
2-seater Fiero

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Pontiac - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1611 words)
Pontiac is a marque of automobile produced by General Motors and sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico from 1926 to the present.
The non-traditional Pontiac V8 was the 301 and the smaller displacement 265 in³.
Pontiac engines were not available in Canada, however, but were replaced with Chevrolet engines of similar size and power, resulting in such interesting and unusual (at least to American car fans) models as the 396 GTO.
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