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By Kyle
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1998 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


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i have inherited my fathers 1998 GMC Sonoma extended cab and it's excellent! We recently recharged the air system and it feels like factory new. We've only had the brakes blow out twice and the front tie rods break but that's really it. i love this truck because its very fun to drive but i wish the 4 cylinder had more power. it has the 5 speed manual so it makes driving interesting. all i have to say is that this is the best truck our family has ever owned and i hope to keep it running for years to come.


Best Features

Transmission, seats


Worst Features

more power for the motor, smoother shifts, better brakes and steering (both feel numb)


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Great Mountain Truck
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By BCRuby
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1998 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


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Bought the 2WD 4 cyl 5 spd truck new in '98 and put about 23.5k/year on it (now 128k). I live in Vail, CO and climb mountain passes and drive lots of snow. It does 60-65 MPH on the long grades (3rd gear, 5000 RPM) and 80-85 everywhere else. Performs impeccably with 4 studded snows (3rd set)--no need for 4WD, and I go everywhere. Has a fiberglass cap. Mileage never better than 23 MPG. Cruise, tilt, air, moon roof make for a nice low cost vehicle. Solid and very stable to drive.


Best Features

Love the extended cab. Interior is pleasant and well-built, good audio, cloth seats and dash are still like new. After nearly 6 years in the mountains even the exterior is still nice. Handles and drives very well.


Worst Features

7 blade metal radiator fan has blown apart twice, a stupid and costly failure. Replaced catalytic converter and starter motor. Winter MPG about 20. Could be due to extremely stressful mountain pass driving at 5000 rpm and 8- 12000 feet. I do push this truck.


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Trouble Free (so far)!
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By reb
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1998 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

Bought truck 11/2000 with 55k miles, put 20k miles on it so far, and haven't had to put a dime into it. Overall, a great little truck, and with the 2.2 4- cylinder and a 5-speed, it gets 27MPG highway on regular gas - which is hard to beat in a truck! Fun to drive and a great 2nd vehicle.


Best Features

5-speed, hot heat, cold A/C, decent factory CD system, good gas mileage


Worst Features

A little more pep without having to go up to the less reliable / less efficient V6. Ride is a little bouncy (like a truck usually is).


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Relatively average
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By gatorguy
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1998 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


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I have found the truck to be simply that-nothing special


Best Features

Audio


Worst Features

More comforatble seats


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