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1999 GMC Sonoma Extended Cab

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ZR2 Rocks
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By Tim
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Vehicle

1999 GMC Sonoma Extended Cab SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Great suspension on ZR2. Great sound with extended cab. Reliable. Love how the high rider looks.


Suggested Improvements

Wish the interior had stronger materials. Plastic seat levers break. Door hinges are poorly built--weak pins. Has large turn radius for smaller truck. Fuel pump is inside tank--hard to replace.


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99 Sonoma SLS 4.3, v6, 4x4, 3 door
2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By herb25
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Vehicle

1999 GMC Sonoma Extended Cab SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB


Review

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.


Favorite Features

We beefed up the springs and can carry a decent camper on it, it handles well, rides well, great on gas, easy to work on. I got lousy gas mileage until I changed the cat converter and both 02 sensors. We now get 18 to 20 mpg with the trailer on, and its a heavy one. This truck with pass anything, no problem keeping up or leading the way. 4x4 is awesome in winter. Once we get lots of miles on this one, we will be looking for a low mileage 2002-2004 model with 4 doors instead of 3.


Suggested Improvements

Not much. My dad is breaking springs in his 2006 full size Sierra and he doesn't even carry a trailer. Is there less quality in new trucks?


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Great ride for a truck
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By rocket3
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Vehicle

1999 GMC Sonoma Extended Cab SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


Review

I was surprised how this truck handles in corners, I didn't expect that GM has some great things in their products. Well built and very reliable


Favorite Features

vortec engine,the driver seat,feels like driving in an expensive sport car,


Suggested Improvements

locks, hinges,cables,and get rid of the noisy fuel pump.


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Low cost utility
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By dave8697
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Vehicle

1999 GMC Sonoma Extended Cab SLE 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

Bought mine with 88,000 miles on it and a/c and dash lights broken. Needs alignment and one ball joint has some wear. Used to own a 2000 S-10 so I knew what to expect. Previous owner replaced alternator and water pump. I've put a rebuilt a/c in it. For an 8 year old truck, it has only been in shop twice. Got 25.5 mpg on 1200 mile trip. Seats OK, brakes very good. Carried 1200 lb load with no problem.


Favorite Features

V6 with great power yet almost 25 mpg driving to work and back. A/C very cold after repair. Extended cab useful.


Suggested Improvements

No longer made. Better seat recline handles. Better A/C mount pad design.


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SLS Ext 2.2 Man
Performance
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By truck
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Vehicle

1999 GMC Sonoma Extended Cab SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

Great truck. 28mgp highway. Not a lot of power but has 2.2 5 speed. All had to do was the brakes at 70k today. Just over 100k. Great value


Favorite Features

28 MPG, ext cab, reliability!


Suggested Improvements

Make the brake pad last longer. Had to replace at 70,000.


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