by herb25 on Mar 31, 2011 Vehicle: 1999 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB
After going through 3 cars that did not last as long as they should have, I got this truck last year.
It had 200000kms on it, the motor sounded like new.
The previous owner did not replace the faulty gas gauge which meant changing the fuel pump.
I ran out of gas twice before I learned and had the fuel pump replaced (the faulty sending unit is part of the pump).
Also the passenger seat would not recline, a mistake at the factory so I bought a parts truck ( 2000 Blazer ) and took the seat from it.
I got the truck for $6000, safieted and etested, but so far I have had to replace the rear brake lines, and 3 calipers, gas tank, fuel pump,
and rad, signal light switch.
by Tim on Jun 8, 2010 Vehicle: 1999 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
Got this truck with 90,000 miles on it. I have the 4.3 Vortec V6. Has 165,xxx now and still running great. Only replaced fuel pump and idler arms. I love the ZR2 (high rider) off road package and 4x4--never get stuck. It handles great and looks sharp. Great for outdoor activities (hunting, camping, fishing) and general all-around use. Love this truck. Reliable. Solidly built. Decent gas mileage. Fun to drive.
The '99 Sonoma touts four new exterior colors, a new steering wheel with mini-module depowered airbag and larger, more robust outside rearview mirrors, with the uplevel power mirror gaining a heated feature. AutoTrac, GM's electronic push-button two-speed transfer case, is now standard on four-wheel-drive models, and all Sonomas get a content theft alarm with remote keyless entry as well as a flash-to-pass headlamp feature for the smart stalk. Serious four-wheelers can now order composite skid plates.