The Stupid Sunfire


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Blatantly adapted from Wally on Grassroots Motorsports website:

1999 Pontiac Sunfire sedan, just like the one your wife’s hair dresser drove.

4 cylinders of cast iron goodness with 8-count ’em 8 Pushrods. That’s more than you can get in any Honda, Porsche, or even Ferrari today.

All that fury is coupled to a three speed automated gearbox that gives you the power of a four, but the mileage of a V8. And I don’t have to worry about any pesky shifting so I never have to put down my burger OR my beverage. Try that in your EVO or STI.

It’s my sweetie’s car, and as long as I view it as “my sweetie’s” car, I leave it alone. I hate almost everything about it. It’s also the most painfully reliable vehicle I’ve ever had the misfortune of owning.

Other comments about Sunfires (from the Grassroots Motorsports Forum):

It is frustratingly reliable, truly the cockroach of automobiles…..

…..I will probably have it forever because the spots with no paint can’t even figure out how to rust through properly.  (Wally)

And running forever is not an asset when it comes to these cars, it’s a liability. (Tom_Spangler)