page 1 - Updates and introduction
page 2 - Exterior
this page - Interior
page 4 - Under hood
page 5 - Undercarriage
page 6 - Trunk
page 7 & 8 - Future pages, currently blank
page 9 - Price list
page 10 - Sunbird Photo Gallery
Here are several views of the interior. Notice the rally-style gauges and original factory CD player? That's right! FACTORY-INSTALLED CD player! I keep having to play a Maxell CD lens cleaner maybe twice a week to keep it working fine, but, other than that, it plays great! And I love the white vinyl interior as well. It still feels nice and new! And the carpet is in very good condition. It's a bit dirty around the area where my left foot goes, But it still feels nice and plush. You can also see that common problem all us Sunbird owners face: the dash pulling away from above the radio. Damn that dash!
See the back seats? After 15 years, you would
think that they would be dry and brittle. Especially
for a convertible. But these seats are still very soft
and pliable. Almost new, I would say.
Here are two close ups of the instrument panel. You can see the rally gauges well here. Also, on the picture on the right, you can see the dash pulling away from just over the radio. You can also see my factory-installed CD player. Cool, huh? Keep an eye on this area around the steering wheel and down the middle console, 'cause I plan to make some changes here soon.
This next group of pictures below is the installation of some better speakers. We're not talking about a mind-blowing experience here. These new speakers are nothing hot. They are just to replace the factory units because they were sounding like crap after fifteen years. These are Quantum Audio units. 6x9s for the rear, and 3.5s for the dash. I was told this is a good replacement brand for speakers. The original speakers had alot of hissing and distortion. You could hear alot of vibrating. Once the grills were popped off, it was obvious why all the noise. The paper cones were all torn and disintegrated. The new speakers definitely sound alot better. Still sounds like factory, but without all the distorting noises.
Two pictures up from here, you can see the original speaker on the left and the new one being installed in the photo on the right. You can see the new chromed speaker throught the speaker cover and through the windshield. And, you might ask why I just went with basic speakers instead of upgrading to a better system altogether? Well, at this time, the car is just too new to me. I think the factory CD player is just too cool. I am not ready to replace it just yet. But I will. Don't worry about that. Besides, this little thing only cost me $130. And that's for both sets of speakers and the labor! Not bad at all, huh? It helps to know someone who owns an auto after-market business. Oh, and the skinny guy with the buzz-cut? That's NOT me. It's just the guy who did the work for me.
Next, on the left is a photo of the only set of keys I received when I purchased the car. That's it. Just these two keys. Notice that only one key has the GM black plastic cover and the other doesn't. Also notice how yellow the black key is. Well, I have now bought a PONTIAC key fob and new GM keys. I also have my house keys on the ring. This new set of keys certainly looks alot better now, doesn't it?