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Encyclopedia > Pontiac Sunfire
Pontiac Sunfire
Manufacturer Pontiac
Parent company General Motors
Also called Pontiac Sunfire GT (2000-2001)
Production 1995–2005
Assembly Lordstown, Ohio
Ramos Arizpe, Mexico
Lansing, Michigan
Predecessor Pontiac Sunbird
Successor Pontiac G5
Class Compact
Body style(s) 2-door convertible
2-door coupe
4-door sedan
Layout FF layout
Platform J-body
Engine(s) 2.2 L 2200 I4
2.2 L Ecotec I4
2.3 L Quad-4 I4
2.4 L LD9 I4
Transmission(s) 5-speed manual
3-speed automatic
4-speed automatic
Wheelbase 104.1 in
Length 1995-97 Sedan & 2000-05 Coupe: 182 in
1998-99 Sedan: 181.7 in
1995-99 Coupe & Convertible: 181.9 in
2000-02 Sedan: 181.8 in
2003-05 Sedan: 183.2 in
Width Convertible & 1995-97 Coupe: 67.4 in
1995-97 Sedan: 67.3 in
1998-2005 Coupe & Convertible: 68.4 in
Sedan: 67.9 in
Height 1998-2005 Coupe: 53 in
1998-2005 Sedan: 54.7 in
1998-2005 Convertible: 53.7 in
1995-97 Coupe: 53.2 in
1995-97 Sedan: 54.8 in
1995-97 Convertible: 51.9 in
Fuel capacity 14.3 US gal
Related Chevrolet Cavalier

The Pontiac Sunfire was introduced in the 1995 model year as the compact car to replace the Sunbird. Not only was the name changed, but dramatic styling changes were included as well. The new styling was shared with the Chevrolet Cavalier, though Chevrolet did not change the Cavalier name. Also during this time, the J platform was updated structurally to meet more stringent safety standards. The Sunfire could be purchased as a coupe or a convertible. However, the convertible models were not sold after the year 2000, when Pontiac introduced a refreshed Sunfire. The Sunfire name was recycled from the Canada-only Asüna Sunfire sold only in 1993. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 360 pixelsFull resolution (1873 × 843 pixel, file size: 535 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... 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The Sunfire was available in standard and GT trim. The GT package was 2-door only and included a sporty front bumper, fog lights, twin exhausts, 16-inch alloy wheels and the more powerful LD9 engine. In the US, only the coupe was available from 2003 to 2005. The sedan continued to be sold in Canada until the end of the overall production run. The Quad 4 (called Twin Cam after 1995) was a DOHC straight-4 automobile engine produced by General Motors Oldsmobile division. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from...


Sunfires were built in Lordstown, Ohio (until 2004, before retooling to build the Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 models) and Ramos Arizpe, Mexico. The convertible models were built in Lansing, Michigan. Production of the Sunfire ended in June 2005. Over 36,000 Sunfires were sold in the US and 33,724 units were sold in Canada in 2004, each for approximately US$11,500. GM replaced the Sunfire with the G5 for 2007. Although Pontiac's rebadged Cobalt arrived in 2005, it was known as the G4 in Mexico and Pursuit in Canada, although it was renamed G5 Pursuit with the 2006 model year. Lordstown is a village located in Trumbull County, Ohio. ... Ramos Arizpe (RAH-mos ah-REES-pe) is a city and its surrounding municipality in the Mexican state of Coahuila. ... Location in Ingham County, Michigan1 Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Ingham, Eaton Settled 1835 Incorporation 1859 Government  - Type Strong Mayor-Council  - Mayor Virg Bernero (D) Area  - City  35. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is the worlds largest auto company by annual production volume as of 2006, and the second largest by sales volume as of the first half of 2007, behind Toyota Motor Corporation. ...

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Engines

  • 1995 - 2.3 L (138 in³) Quad-4 I4, 150 hp (116 kW) and 150 ft·lbf (203 N·m)
  • 1995–2002 - 2.2 L (134 in³) 2200 I4, 115 hp (86 kW) and 130 ft·lbf (176 N·m)
  • 1996–2002 - 2.4 L (146 in³) LD9 I4, 150 hp (116 kW) and 155 ft·lbf (210 N·m)
  • 2002–2005 - 2.2 L (134 in³) Ecotec I4, 140 hp (104 kW) and 150 ft·lbf (203 N·m)

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 Quad 4 engine in 1995, which was replaced by the 2.4 L Twin Cam engine, which was just an updated Quad 4, in 1996. In 2003, both the 2.2 L and the 2.4 L engines were replaced by the new 2.2 L Ecotec. The Ecotec was also available as an option in late 2002. The Quad 4 (called Twin Cam after 1995) was a DOHC straight-4 automobile engine produced by General Motors Oldsmobile division. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... 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 liter (spelled liter in American English and litre in Commonwealth English) is a unit of volume. ... The Quad 4 (called Twin Cam after 1995) was a DOHC straight-4 automobile engine produced by General Motors Oldsmobile division. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... This article is about a unit of measurement. ... For other uses, see Watt (disambiguation). ... The foot-pound force (symbol: ft·lbf) is an English unit of work or energy from the English Engineering System. ... Newton metre is the unit of moment in the SI system. ... Ecotec is the name of a straight-4 piston engine made by General Motors since 2000. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The internal combustion engine is an engine in which the combustion of fuel and an oxidizer (typically air) occurs in a confined space called a combustion chamber. ...


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The Pontiac Aztek, introduced late in the 2001 model year and produced through the 2005 model year, was a mid-size crossover SUV produced by the General Motors marque Pontiac. ... The Pontiac Torrent is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) sold by the Pontiac division of General Motors, and replaced the U-body Aztek as the companys crossover SUV for 2006. ... It has been suggested that Mini MPV be merged into this article or section. ... The Pontiac Trans Sport and its siblings, the Chevrolet Lumina APV and Oldsmobile Silhouette, were a trio of minivans that débuted with radical styling in fall 1989 as 1990 models. ... The Pontiac Trans Sport and its siblings, the Chevrolet Lumina APV and Oldsmobile Silhouette, were a trio of minivans that débuted with radical styling in fall 1989 as 1990 models. ... The Montana is a minivan from the Pontiac division of General Motors that replaced the Pontiac Trans Sport moniker for the 1999 model year. ... 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In pop culture

In the video game Gran Turismo 4, the concept model for the 2002 Sunfire GXP was included as a prize car for completion of License A in a Bronze rating. This article contains a trivia section. ...


External links

  • The J-body Organization

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