The Sonoma offers an extensive array of available configurations and options. Too bad high-quality interiors and rock-solid build quality aren't on those lists, otherwise we might recommend it. But as it stands, we'd stick with a Ford Ranger or Toyota Tacoma.
by Ray on Nov 16, 2006 Vehicle: 2000 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB
Bought with 74k on it. 1st and last GMC. Poor gas mileage. AC leaks out in a week and now bad heater core that requires total removal of dash and disconnect AC lines under hood just to remove heater core. Dealer wants $1,100 to replace. Lost my shirt on this truck
by Joe on Mar 31, 2006 Vehicle: 2000 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB
I bought this truck used when it had 90K. After having it for only a year the transmission blew on me. I had just replaced the clutch and when the transmission went out it took out the clutch too. I spent $2000 repairing it. I only had the truck for 2 years and I regularly maintained it but in those two years I spent about $4000 in repairs. This can't be normal for a newer model car.
by TheCarGonzo on Oct 12, 2002 Vehicle: 2000 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB
A nice solid truck, no real problems
since purchase (although it has very
low miles). Interior is simple and
inexpensive looking but everything is
easy to use. ZQ-8 suspension keeps the
vehicle well-controlled for a pick-up.
3/4 V-8 4.3L V-6 is no smoothness champ,
but it does get the job done.
Four-wheel-drive Sonomas get a higher-output V6 and a handling/trailering suspension standard. GMC drops the 4WD long-bed and High-Rider regular-cab models and adds a new, lower-priced base-trim extended-cab model. All versions get a boost in trailer ratings and a new paint color.