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The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 8:26 AM
This is a finish from this thread.

R.I.P.
Pontiac Sunfire
1994-2005/ 1995-2005 model year.

The final Pontiac Sunfire was built on June 3 at General Motors' Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, plant. In 11 years, 1,068,500 Sunfires were built. About 220,000 were produced in Mexico; the others were built in Lordstown, Ohio.







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Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 8:57 AM
I'm sad...



Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 8:57 AM
Doesn't this mean the J line is offically dead?



Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 9:06 AM
yes it does. Long live


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Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 9:23 AM
Well now all of us J owners now have collectables .

R.I.P Sunfire .






Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 9:31 AM
collectables go up in value







Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 9:42 AM
if there's over a million of something it's not collectible lol



Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 10:11 AM
Just a matter of time before every kid gets em as starter cars and wrecks em



Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 10:26 AM
oh well....the last j ever produced was on june 3rd...how depressing

any info on what it was? base model? 5spd, auto? color?



Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 11:13 AM
Oh well, there is always the 1.6L Aveo/ Pontiac Wave, or the Pontiac Pursuit.

In Canada the Wave is approx. $2000 more than a Sunfire, and the Pursuit is $6000 more. Sunfire is lighter and has a roomier interior than the Cobalt/Pursuit.

What a great time to dump one of your biggest sellers in Canada!
Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 11:13 AM
DropTopPaul wrote:

if there's over a million of something it's not collectible lol


There were over a million Mustangs produced by the end of their second model year (1966). Not saying that J-Bodies are like classic Mustangs, but who knows how the future will be? Heck, 30 years from now, some original JBO members might be buying some old J-Bodies, and restoring them. Wouldn't THAT be a sight?


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Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 11:57 AM
so how long till we can get collectible plates?




Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 11:59 AM
nevermind i answered my own question


* Collector or Antique Plates - May be issued to vehicles in excess of 25 years old.
* Vehicles with model year of 1959 and older no emission test needed.
* Vehicles with model year of 1960 and newer need an emission test one time when issued a collector plate. If the vehicle is sold a new emission test will be required for new owner's registration.





Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 1:57 PM
so is the sunfire being replaced like the cavy with the colbalt



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Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 2:30 PM
euric dinkins wrote:

so is the sunfire being replaced like the cavy with the colbalt


maybe the Pursuit In Canada


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Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 2:39 PM
There is no Pontiac replacement in the United States...I don't know if there ever will be an entry level car replacement in the Pontiac line up...but in my opinion it's not needed. If Pontiace is supposed to be the "performance" brand of General Motors, then another entry level economy vehicle is warranted in Pontiac...well at least that's my opinion.
Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 2:57 PM
only a few more years till you can get a collectors plate and insurance for a first gen cavy lol

20.00 bucks says i restore a z24 when im 40



Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 3:00 PM
There is no Pontiac replacement in the United States...I don't know if there ever will be an entry level car replacement in the Pontiac line up...but in my opinion it's not needed. If Pontiac is supposed to be the "performance" brand of General Motors, then another entry level economy vehicle is not warranted in Pontiac...well at least that's my opinion
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Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 3:21 PM

A soon as I get a J, the line is cancled. Oh well, we'll love em till they die!


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Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 3:53 PM
euric dinkins wrote:

so is the sunfire being replaced like the cavy with the colbalt


In Canada the entry level Pontiac is now the "Wave", which is a rebadged Aveo.

The Pursuit/Cobalt is not really the J's replacement, it costs quite a bit more, $10,998 for the Sunfire/Cavalier, $16,868 for the Pursuit/Cobalt. They are being marketed as one step above J's. And the $13,000 1.6L Aveo/Wave is hardly a replacement. In terms of value the J's have not been replaced.

With the lowcost Aveo/Wave in its lineups, GM is hoping they don't have to discount the higher priced Pursuit/Cobalt like they did the J's.

The US is using the Vibe as entry level. The Canadian consumer is more cost conscious than their American counterpart so we get the Wave/Pursuit.
Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 7:08 PM
DropTopPaul wrote:

if there's over a million of something it's not collectible lol


considering all the cars i;ve seen in the junkyard locally alone, and prob nation wide, theres def should be decently less than a million if not 3/4 of a million or so.




Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 7:21 PM
heck i might still have mine when im 40 lol



maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow....... but some day
Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 7:44 PM
Anyone got a 87 z24 I could restore in 20 years
Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 7:55 PM
Are there any pictures from the plant in the last day?


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Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 11:59 PM
I say we protest damnit...

what's replacing the sunfire?



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