We know the value of an old trusty pickup, but in the Sonoma's case, it's just plain old. A redesign is on the way in a couple years, but if you need a compact truck now, better check out the competition first.
by Lar on May 7, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 GMC Sonoma 4dr Crew Cab SLS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A)
I purchased my black beauty, SLS crew with 50 miles on it. I never had a moments problem with it, until I moved to California. The gas destroyed my engine. From 25 hwy/18.5 city to 14.5 hwy/12.5 city. In 9 months. The roads are so crappy they shook the speakers off their mounts and the asphalt ripped up my tires. They were pristine at 15,000 and needed replacing when I traded it in at 25,000 in 2006. It broke my heart to let it go but I couldn't afford whatever would happen next. Sparkplugs, EPA accessories, hoses, and belts were all replaced at 23,000, but the MPG didn't recover. WARNING!! Don't bring a midwest vehicle to California, sell it and buy one made for out here.
by no on Jul 10, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 GMC Sonoma 4dr Crew Cab SLS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A)
I have had nothing but trouble with this vehicle. I loved to drive it/love the way it looked but it sits broke down more than on the road. The fuel pump goes out about every other year, the power windows stop working, cd player stopped working. Had 38000 miles when I bought it (5-6years ago) and I only drive to work and back no heavy hauling it now has 100000 miles and the rear end is going out the transmission is going out couple of sensors in the motor are failing and it sits behind my garage..not the best $18000 spent! Really like the truck when it's running and not costing me money.
by Trout Terminator on Feb 16, 2004 Vehicle: 2001 GMC Sonoma 4dr Crew Cab SLS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A)
Bought this little gem to cart around
the oompa loompas and haul the boat, 17
foot Starcraft (2300) lbs. This truck
does it all very very well. Good to
fair gas mileage. (not bad for a semi-
thristy v-6). I get good mileage with
A/C on full blast also. Truck doesn't
mind a/c when towing and doesn't lose
power. Has a little bit of a knock
when you floor it....49k miles and have
only replaced the battery. (delco
batteries aren't top quality). Gas
gauge failed at 41k, thank god I bought
extended warranty. I still paid $140
out of my pocket to fix gauge. I paid
18,600 used, 14k miles on it
originally. I think price equals value
An all-new model has been added to the Sonoma lineup for 2001, a four-door Crew Cab, complete with Vortec 4300 V6, automatic transmission, InstaTrac four-wheel-drive system and SLS trim. Powertrain improvements incorporate an advanced control module for the V6 and flex-fuel capability for the four-cylinder. There are also new aluminum wheels with the sport suspension, and programmable automatic power door locks.