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Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Friday, June 17, 2005 6:04 AM
not quite a replacement, but what about the solstice? starts out at like 19K....sounds like thatll be the closest thing to a replacement for the fire that we will get. BTW i want one soooo bad....




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Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Friday, June 17, 2005 6:22 AM
Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Friday, June 17, 2005 7:46 AM
^^^^ I hope you arnt either..........
Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Friday, June 17, 2005 8:51 PM
Tabasco Racing has been SOLD wrote:

not quite a replacement, but what about the solstice? starts out at like 19K....sounds like thatll be the closest thing to a replacement for the fire that we will get. BTW i want one soooo bad....


Same here, I'm hopeing that it wont be too bloated. I hear that it is just a bit smaller than a vett.
Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Saturday, June 18, 2005 8:38 AM
All I know is the J's did their job well, I had a '89 as a beater, lasted longer than expected, same wit h my '94, and now I'll have to see with my '99 Z24
Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Saturday, June 18, 2005 11:18 AM
I think it would be kind of cool to restore a J in a few years. Could buy one now when they aren't worth a whole lot and just hang on to it. Just my $.02


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Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Tuesday, June 21, 2005 11:20 AM
fastcavalier wrote:

I think it would be kind of cool to restore a J in a few years. Could buy one now when they aren't worth a whole lot and just hang on to it. Just my $.02


I actually saw a 1st gen getting just that...it starting..



Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005 1:12 PM
sndsgood wrote:

god i hope im not driving my sunfire when im 40.


yeah...but aren't you only a year or 2 away from that?



Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Friday, July 01, 2005 11:47 AM
Joe Kidd wrote:

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.


In Canada, the Coblat / Pursuit are not supposed to replace the J-Bodies. Instead of haveing 1 model to fill both low end (base model) and high end (Z24), they now have different cars. The low end is the Chev Aveo / Pontiac Wave, in the middle is the Chevrolet Optra (sedan, 5-door hatch, and wagon), sold as a Suzuki Reno, and Suzuki Forenza / Forenza Wagon in the US. And the Cobalt / Pursuit at the high end.

The big probem is the Aveo / Optra aren't the best cars. Actually they have rough, inefficient, and under powered engines. I wanted an Optra till I drove it, then I didn't want it anymore.
Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Friday, July 01, 2005 12:59 PM
Anyone found any pictures on the plant on the last day? Or info on the final car made?


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Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Friday, July 01, 2005 1:38 PM
protest!!!! yeah! ill miss you j


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Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Friday, July 01, 2005 6:55 PM
I'm kinda glad the Sunfire was the last pontiac compact, cause it was a good car..
(as was the Sunbird)

I really don't think pontiac needs a compact anymore, unless gas really goes nuts...

Anyways, I think when the Vibe is replaced, there again will be at least a sedan..
And a coupe or wagon..)



Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Wednesday, July 06, 2005 2:23 PM
Hey guys but what if they start making j-bodies at a later date. I mean from what I have heard the camaro will be comming back in 2007 and to be modeled like the 1969 model. So they might do the same with the cavy and sunfire. Wouldn't that be GREAT!!!!
Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Friday, July 08, 2005 1:04 PM
Jamie Kane wrote:

Hey guys but what if they start making j-bodies at a later date. I mean from what I have heard the camaro will be comming back in 2007 and to be modeled like the 1969 model. So they might do the same with the cavy and sunfire. Wouldn't that be GREAT!!!!




Doubt it you dont see many old econo boxs coming back from the dead, gremlin, fairlane, citation etc. etc. they have only brought back the main sports/ muscle cars that chad a big name to begin with. Unfortanetly the cavi/sunfire will never carry a big name like camaro mustang and firebird



Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Friday, July 08, 2005 1:16 PM
:*( <3 J.. only cars ive ever owned have been J's :\ 89 and now my 02 ls.. ya i doubt they will reproduce (hehe) the cavi/sun again.. i mean, they were pretty popular names as far as compacts go.. but thats not saying a whole lot


Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Friday, July 08, 2005 9:35 PM
I have a feeling that some of the name plates will return sometime in the future...but it won't be in the way that we choose to remember our beloved Js.
Re: The final Pontiac Sunfire--R.I.P.
Monday, July 11, 2005 5:30 PM
i think those of us who truly like our cavys and sunfires should keep them in drivable condition for many more decades of life. im only 16, and its crazy to feel history being made (as these cars are now impossible to get again). in 50 years, we can look at our good old J's and smile, maybe even shed a sentimental tear




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