About Pontiac Sunbird
The Pontiac Sunbird is a series of automobiles produced and marketed by Pontiac since 1976. Being a successor of the Astre in the competition of the smallest Pontiac car, it shared a lot in common with the former models. It used the GM H platform for production in its year of debut. A 2-door notchback coupe, a 3-door hatchback, and a station wagon were available for the first generation of the car. Later in the second generation, which was launched in 1982, a 4-door sedan was added as an option. Another change in the new generation is the change of assembly lines. While preserving the lines at Lordstown Assembly in Ohio, the lines that used to be in Sainte-Therese which was in Quebec were removed. Replacing it were the lines at Ramos Arizpe Assembly in Mexico and South Gate Assembly in California. Also, the platform was changed into the GM J platform.
The Pontiac Sunbird was able to keep its nameplate for 17 model years. It was shortly named the Pontiac J2000 or Pontiac 2000 in 1982 after a whole-year stop in production in 1981, but the name returned to the Pontiac Sunbird in 1984. The model had a substantial model update in 1995 and was replaced by the Sunfire afterward.
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With a 97-inch wheelbase, the Sunbird shared the standard engine of its former model, a Chevrolet-designed 2.3L inline-four engine with a one-barrel carburetor that produced 78 horsepower. If one wanted more power, a two-barrel carburetor strengthen the power to 87. If one had no interest in these engines, Buick engines with 100 horsepower were also optional to the Pontiac vehicle. The engine parts had their last upgrade in 1992. A 2.0L SOHC MPFI four was installed because of the increase in fuel economy and power. It was able to provide 110 horsepower.
The Sunbird GT was introduced in 1986 as another trim level of the Sunbird series. It could also be chosen as a coupe, a sedan, a convertible, or a fastback hatch. Its engine parts included a 1.8L turbocharged inline-four engine that provided 165 horsepower. The GT of the Sunbird featured parts like the semi-concealed headlamps and fender flares, together with a "Turbo GT" badge that replaced the "Sunbird" badge. The sedan model was discontinued in 1988 and the interior design parts of the coupe model were remade in 1989.