|aka||Type aka here, not up there|
|Production||1976 - 1994|
|Class||denote market class|
|Body Style||how many doors+how many seats+what type of body|
|Length||length - type here|
|Width||Width - type here|
|Height||Height - type here|
|Wheelbase||wheelbase - type here|
|Weight||Weight - you get the point|
|Transmission||transmission + drive|
|Power||N/A hp @ N/A rpm|
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
|Designer||Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)|
- 1 Recent Changes
- 2 Styles and Major Options
- 3 Pricing
- 4 Gas Mileage
- 5 Engine and Transmission
- 6 Performance
- 7 Reliability
- 8 Safety
- 9 Photos
- 10 Colors
- 11 Main Competitors
- 12 Hybrid Models
- 13 Unique Attributes
- 14 Interior
- 15 Resale Values
- 16 Criticisms
- 17 Generations
- 18 Current Generation: (none)
- 19 Worldwide
- 20 Design quirks and oddities
- 21 Awards
- 22 See Also
- 23 External Links
Recent Changes[edit | edit source]
Mention any minor facelifts or major changes made to the vehicle here.
Styles and Major Options[edit | edit source]
Certain vehicles come in different trim levels or body styles. Features and major options should be mentioned here.
Pricing[edit | edit source]
Add more fields as necessary.
Gas Mileage[edit | edit source]
Add more fields as necessary.
As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:
Engine and Transmission[edit | edit source]
Specifications, details, graphs, pictures and other information regarding the powertrain is placed in this section.
Performance[edit | edit source]
Please make sure to write information of the vehicle's performance in a third-person point of view. This section should include information about the car's acceleration figures, handling, braking, etc.
If using information gathered from Road Test articles from a reputable automotive source, then please make sure to cite the quote.
Reliability[edit | edit source]
Warranty options and scheduled maintainence information should be mentioned here.
Safety[edit | edit source]
This section should reference points on safety ratings and features of the vehicle.
Photos[edit | edit source]
Add Photos of the vehicle here.
Please make sure not to use copyrighted photos.
Colors[edit | edit source]
List the colors that the particular <MODEL> is offered in.
Main Competitors[edit | edit source]
Create links to other <MAKE> <MODEL> pages in this section.
Hybrid Models[edit | edit source]
If there are hybrid versions of this vehicle manufactured, then please elaborate a little bit on it here.
Unique Attributes[edit | edit source]
Interior[edit | edit source]
This section should include information on the interior's design, build quality, ergonomics, space (head and legroom, front and rear), features, stowage compartments and overall comfortability and livability. Add pictures wherever applicable and keep information in a third-person point of view.
Resale Values[edit | edit source]
Add more fields as necessary.
|Year X||Year X-2||Year X-3||Year X-4|
Criticisms[edit | edit source]
Please make sure to keep critiques in a third-person point of view. If using criticisms from a reputable automotive source, then please make sure to cite the quote.
Generations[edit | edit source]
Fill in as many as appropriate. Add more if necessary and pictures wherever applicable.
Please make sure NOT to use copyrighted pictures.
Current Generation: (none)[edit | edit source]
No current Generation. Sunbirds only had 2 generation and where replaced with the Sunfire in 1995.
Second generation (1982-1994)[edit | edit source]
First Generation/Origins (1976-1980)[edit | edit source]
The Pontiac Sunbird started out as a corporate twin to the Chevrolet Monza (and also included the Buick Skyhawk and Oldsmobile Starfire), and ultimately replaced the Astre as Pontiac's sporty 2+2 coupe. While the Monza, Skyhawk and Starfire were introduced in 1975, the Sunbird didn't debut until a year later in 1976. The Sunbird shared all of the Monza's bodystyles, but unlike the Monza, the Sunbird didn't offer different nose and tail treatments to differentiate its hatchback and notchback bodystyles. For 1976, the Sunbird was available only as a notchback - the hatchback wouldn't debut until 1977. The Sunbird would also be available as a 3-door wagon in 1978, but it was simply the old Astre wagon with a Sunbird nameplate on it.
All Sunbirds (except the wagon) had quad rectangular headlights with the parking lights beside the headlights and tri-colored taillights in the rear. Grille designs changed over the years - the 1977 models would have a honeycomb design, 78s would have vertical slats, 79s had a single horizontal divider on both sides, and 80s had chrome horizontal bars. Sporty Formula models were available on the hatchback (much like Chevrolet's Monza Spyder) until 1980. The 1976 models had the Vega 2.3L I4 engine with 4-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission, with the Buick-built 3.8L 231 cid V6 optional. 1977s discarded the nasty Vega 2.3 engine for the new "Iron Duke" 2.5L I4 engine, with the 3.8 still being available. The Chevy-built 5.0L 305 cid V8 engine became optional on the 1978 and 1979 models. In 1980, the V8 was dropped, and speedometers now read up to 85 MPH instead of 80 MPH.
The Sunbird would be dropped after calendar year 1980 to be replaced by the new front-wheel-drive J-car in 1982, initially named J2000. The Sunbird name would reappear again in 1984 and eventually supplant the 2000 moniker in 1985.
See the Chevrolet Monza entry for more comments about the Pontiac Sunbird.
Worldwide[edit | edit source]
If the vehicle is sold in other markets worldwide, then this is the section to mention that information. Also, mention if the <MODEL> goes by another name in these other markets.
Design quirks and oddities[edit | edit source]
Refer to any pop-culture tidbits about the vehicle in this section.
Awards[edit | edit source]
List out notable awards that the model has recieved while in production. Boldface the company or organization that gives out the award, and Italicize the name of the award.
See Also[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
Please include any external sites that were used in collaborating this data, including manufacturer sites, in this section.
News and References
Enthusiast Sites and Discussion Forums