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1991 GMC Sonoma

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Tough little Truck
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By Andrew
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1991 GMC Sonoma 2dr Regular Cab SB


Review

283,000+ miles and still the original motor and tranny. Only repairs (besides regular maintenance) has been fuel pump, altenator, water pump, and rear axle-wheel seal. Not bad at all though considering the mileage. Purchased from my dad when it had 190,00 miles. He bought it in 92 with only about 40,00 miles.


Favorite Features

Ease of driving. I also have a 96 vette, and driving this truck after driving the vette always reminds me of how easy it is to see around this truck while your driving.


Suggested Improvements

None really. My shocks are starting to squeak, but again +283,000. I don't think I can complain.


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One truck I'll never sell
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By Joel
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1991 GMC Sonoma SLE 2dr Club Coupe 4WD SB


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This is my fourth pickup and the best I've ever owned. She's towed an 18 foot Boston Whaler with a motorcycle in the bed without a problem. I have 193,000 miles on the truck (5 speed) and have never had to do any powertrain work other than change the fluids. She's had problems here and there but has never left me stranded. I can't count the number of times I'd had stuff piled above the cab and had her squatting without a complaint. I even got her to top out at around 130 mph once. I'd recommend this truck to anyone looking for a fun-to-drive work truck that doesn't want to go for a full-size.


Favorite Features

Geared to tow, very utilitarian, a pleasure to drive, 4WD handles the snow with ease.


Suggested Improvements

Limited-slip differential


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Good truck
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By Capt Phil
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1991 GMC Sonoma SLE 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB


Review

Bought this Sonoma used, from private party, but was a previous utility company truck. It had about 70,000 miles then, and now has 130,000. It's handy, and has hauled well over a ton(!) in the bed, plus towing a heavy trailer. The 4wd shift lever on the floor is far superior to the later push-button models, which are much more complicated, more expensive to repair, and cannot be shifted on-the-fly, as the floor lever can be (2wd to 4wd hi, only - you have to stop to get it into lo 4wd). All in all, a robust little truck, easy to get into the tight off-road places I've taken it. I also have a lumber rack, which can put excessive strain on the bed supports. I had mine reinforced.


Favorite Features

Reliable 4wd, easy handling, good off-road capability with 235-75/15 tires. Nice load/tow capabilities. Better transmission & cheaper to repair than older models. 4.3L V-6 seems like a good, strong engine to me.


Suggested Improvements

Reinforce bed with welded steel underneath, if you use a lumber rack. Shoulder/belt harness mechanism is crap. Indicator lights on 4wd lever failing. Transmission reputed to fail sometime after 90,000, but mine is still going at 130,000.


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Great lil truck
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By dxfhd
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1991 GMC Sonoma SLE 2dr Regular Cab LB


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I had it only a little while now but it's going great. I had a short on the oil pressure sensor but aside that it's perfect. Keep an eye out for rotten beds, the boxes that bolt the cab to the frame and the rear of the front wheel wells. They also have a habit of the door pins wearing out but that's only about 5$ to fix. If you don't have winter you should be all good. If you're not 4x4 be careful on wet roads as the truck wants to let the back hang loose on left turns snow don't matter much with a couple of sandbags. I've driven a few trucks and this has to be my favorite. Good on gas, acceleration, and hauling heavy loads.


Favorite Features

Manual transmission is great smooth and strong, but not as nasty agressive as others. Smooth clutch.


Suggested Improvements

Lacks hp on the 2.8l version no good off road without 4x4 and mods. could use worklight for bed.


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My little GMC
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By dallask
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1991 GMC Sonoma SLE 2dr Regular Cab SB


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I have owned this truck for 2 1/2 years and I love it. It pulled an 18 foot trailer loaded with furniture no problem. An extended cab would have been better for my work. Also, the 4.3 liter v6 only gets about 17-19 mpg. Very dependable and reliable- I have only replaced the alternator in 50,000 miles.


Favorite Features

Sporty style. strong motor-160,000 miles doing fine


Suggested Improvements

Seats wore out at 100,000


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