Just be prepared to have brake problems.
My mother and I both had 97 Sunfires at one point. Both cars had horrible brake problems. My Sunfire experienced ended with me parking my car in the high school parking lot... and then as I'm walking away towards the gym, hearing a noise and then watching my car drive itself down the hill. The car was an automatic, and the emergency brake was on at the time.
To accompany the brake problems, Pontiac decided to make the check engine light come on when you don't make the gas cap snap fifteen times when closing. My mother also had this same problem. If the gas cap is not secured very, very tightly after fueling the check engine light will come on and will not go off until your next refill.
Another problem that my mother and I shared was the volume control on the stock CD player. It either didn't work, or did the opposite that you wanted it to do. For example, I came upon a roadblock and when I attempted to turn down my stereo to be polite to the officer, it did the opposite and blared louder. It refused to turn down.
If you survive the brake problems (my car did not), the Sunfire can be a great car. My mother put 153,000 miles on hers.
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