by Tobais on Mar 1, 2004 Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Club Coupe SB
I had some issues with this truck early
on. Kept having wiper motor problems,
had to replace whole unit for around
$700. Turns out it was a recall, so I
could have not spent the $$. I bought
the truck with 35,000 mis on it in '98,
currenlty have 96,500 in 2004 and it
runs great. Change the oil every 3000
or so, had a tune up at 85,000 and so
far, the only major repair was the
wipers! So long term, it has been a
good, relabile little truck. Cannot
complain at all. Only thing I notice
is in very cold winter weather the door
locks tend to freeze up, so I have to
leave it unlocked then..
by buy japanese on Mar 16, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Club Coupe SB
Wow, Where do I start. I purchased this
truck new with only 8 miles on it. I
have had nothing but problems. I will
just make a list. 2 Head gaskets
replaced and now this one is leaking.
12,000m 38,000m. three wiper motors
replaced 28,000m. one starter replaced
25,000m. Two clutches and all related
parts, throwout, slave,etc. 40,000m
75,000. three sets of universal joints
50,000 80,000 102,000m. Fuel pump went
out 80,000m. Had to go back to dealer
to have several squeaks/rattles fixed.
Lumbar adjustment broke second time I
used it. Drivers side mirror broke.
Cupholder came apart. Both door
speakers quit working.
by Showtime on Jan 5, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Club Coupe SB
I've had this truck for 2 years, and
for the most part it had run good. But
over time, as the miles add up
(118,000 now) the performance just
craps out. In its prime, the truck was
very very quick, and ive beaten all
kinds of cars and trucks with the
peppy 4.3 V6. But the transmission is
dying, the A/C was dying at the end of
summer, the interior has been falling
apart, the truck has become a complete
Extended-cab models get an optional driver-side rear access panel. All Sonomas are now equipped with four-wheel ABS. A new sport suspension provides sporty handling, and a snazzy Sportside box ends Ford's reign as lord of compact stepsides. A new five-speed transmission improves shifter location and operation when equipped with the base four-cylinder. Still missing is the availability of a passenger airbag.