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GMC Sonoma Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 180 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 GMC Sonoma

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Fuel efficient base engine. Sporty styling. Powerful optional V6. Handy 3rd door option.

  • Cons

    Shabby build quality. Low seating positions. Rattly third door option.

  • What's New for 1998

    Styling is retuned inside and out, resulting in a sleeker look and better interior ergonomics. Dual second-generation airbags are standard, and seats are upgraded for improved comfort and appearance. Four-wheel disc brakes are standard on 4WD models and uplevel stereos are new for 1998. New colors inside and out round out the changes.

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Customer Reviews

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Gutless wonder

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Vehicle: 1998 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Regular Cab SB

this is my third sonoma/s-10/s-15. i dont need a full size truck and i always buy used. 217k miles on original engine(2.2) transmission and clutch. i don't baby my trucks at all, they are used for their intended purpose and this one fits the bill. is it a coincidence that they all rust out in the same places, no matter what year they are?




My sonoma

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Vehicle: 1998 GMC Sonoma SLE 2dr Regular Cab SB

It has been an excellent truck for me and the wife. it has proven to be dependable and reliable. It is a good driving truck, nice ride.




Served its purpose

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Vehicle: 1998 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB

I bought this truck off a 3 year lease and have put 90K miles on it with little problems. I had to replace the alternator and the U-joint, but the engine and tranny have been reliable. It also has a little more road noise than I'd like. However, these complaints are minimal compared to the reliability and good gas milage it gets (28 miles/gallon).




Sonoma

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Vehicle: 1998 GMC Sonoma SL 2dr Regular Cab LB

Generally reliable but when it breaks down it is down for days. I have replaced the wiper motor twice, the computer system twice, alternator, ball joints tie rod ends, and others odds and ends through the years. But I abuse it. It's a great daily commuter. Put wieght it in the back and it handles allright in all weather conditions. It gets excellent gas mileage, 30+ in the city on a good tuned engine. It only has a 4 cylinder so it cant haul much weight but does well for its size. My truck has the long box so it handles like a school bus. It has that big truck feel even though it is so small. My full sized Sierra has a smaller turning radius. It is a bit gutlus I would go for the V6




My great little truck

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Vehicle: 1998 GMC Sonoma SLE 2dr Regular Cab SB

I purchased my Sonoma slightly used with less then 5,000 miles on it and less then a year old. It suved me fathfully for over 8 years untill last month when a drunk crosed the center line and hit me almost head on. I always liked the looks of the truck, and with the 4.3 V6 and a 5 speed it was no slouch. Very handy for light hauling but still very easy to manuver in tight parking lots. I have very few problems with the truck other then it always had a thurst for brake pads and sometimes rotors. It served me well right up to the end when drunk idiot hit me with an older Ford F150. She was totaled (even buckled the roof) but she got even, the big Ford was damaged just as badly.




Good little truck

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Vehicle: 1998 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB

Good little truck. I use it for work pulling and hauling light loads, works out great. Plenty of power for a V6 4.3L.



Full 1998 GMC Sonoma Review

What's New for 1998

Styling is retuned inside and out, resulting in a sleeker look and better interior ergonomics. Dual second-generation airbags are standard, and seats are upgraded for improved comfort and appearance. Four-wheel disc brakes are standard on 4WD models and uplevel stereos are new for 1998. New colors inside and out round out the changes.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 20
  • highway
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