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1996 GMC Sonoma Regular Cab

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Probably should have spent more $
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By Harold Brownstein
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1996 GMC Sonoma Regular Cab SLE 2dr Regular Cab SB


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I bought a 96 Sonoma,4 cyl.,stick for $2,500 (inc. tax & fees) in 6/2009. Shortly after purchase I spent $2,000 replacing the alternator, fuel pump & engine. For a small truck (4cyl) it rides well & has great pickup for a 4 cylinder vehicle. It gets 20+ MPG, maneuvers well & easily holds its own on the interstate. At 70 to 90 MPH it still rides good and is easy to handle. It is mediocre at best as far as blocking road noise. The AC is excellent, the radio (I think it's original) plays well, and there is an extra input to plug in cell phone. Overall, I like it a lot. My wife hates it. She thinks it is too shaky & noisy, but she drives a 2007 E300.


Favorite Features

I like it's appearance, pickup, maneuverability, & high speeds performance. The AC is great and the radio sounds good. The extra input for accessories is a nice convenience.


Suggested Improvements

Improvement on blocking out road noise.


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Great truck
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By motor_man2005
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1996 GMC Sonoma Regular Cab SLS Sport 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB


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This one of the best trucks that I have ever driven. It has plenty of power and with the compact size it can really fly. The design of this truck leaves it open to modification and new looks.


Favorite Features

Love the vortec engine


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200K and still going strong
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By rvoorhees
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1996 GMC Sonoma Regular Cab SL 2dr Regular Cab SB


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Not a bit of trouble except a head gasket under warranty. Change the oil every 3,000. One set of plugs, some brakes, and a clutch. Otherwise cheap dependable transportation with hauling capability. A little slow with the A/C on but she still can hit 80.


Favorite Features

Gas mileage and the bed


Suggested Improvements

Seats could be more comfortable for long rides, Also the tailgate hardware is not beefy enough


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kind of bitter
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By Jdog
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1996 GMC Sonoma Regular Cab SLS Sport 2dr Regular Cab SB


Review

Is a 5-speed manual. The transmission went out, was impossible to find a used replacement. A new one will cost me 2500.00 not including labor.


Favorite Features

Fun to drive. The V-6 had more then enough power. Started without a problem, even in one of Iowa's coldest winters


Suggested Improvements

Hidden rattle in dash that I can't find. In my case, expensive to repair. Has a strange noise when I have to apply brakes hard.


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