What can one say about a underpowered truck. It drives great but maybe you should have bought a Honda engine to power this beauty. I'd suggest the 2.4 Honda crv engine. This truck drive great and gets ok gas mileage as long as you stay off the highway. Whoever thought of butting 4/11 gears in a underpowered truck. Oh, maybe that's it, I see you have to compensate for the lack of power by gearing the truck low. The lack of quality is amazing, I've had to replace the third door handle three times until I fabricated and metal substitute. the emergency break actuator two times.
the seat are comfortable drives ok
Improve overall quality of components. I suggest you call Honda or Toyota up and buy their 2.4 or 2.7 engine design. could you Imagine a gmc that actually ran for 150k miles and didn't have to replace any parts to do so!!!!!!
Great little truck. Have a plow mount for it and it works great. Easy sight lines in reverse. Nice, comfortable interior. A/C works good, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, reading lights in the mirrors, mirror defrost option is really handy!!! Decent leg room, a little crampy on longer rides for big guys. Powerful motor that gets the job done. Nice package. Plenty of bed room and the extended cab provides a nice area for extra storage when you need it.
Plow package...beats snowblowing and really beats shoveling! Extra cab is invaluable
improve the extended cab door. Improve the metal on the cab rear corners...they rot out after 75k miles. Improve the brake line material. I've had to replace every brake line in this truck.
My Sonoma is forest green and i have had many compliments since i have owned it. It drives pretty smooth, even with the mudding tires, and overall never had any problems out of it. I like how it has the sleek sporty look to it also.
The stock stereo sounds great in the cab. The seats are well-padded for extra comfort and the fold-up seat in the back is very convenient.
Maybe it could use a better fuel economy, but 18 mpg average will do. :)
I was given this vehicle after my first vehicle's engine died. This is a stylish and smooth riding vehicle, but this is not the type of truck I wanted. I prefer trucks that are raised and larger. Overall, through the 2+ years i've had it, it has been mostly reliable, except i've had to replace the starter 3 times!! I would suggest this as a perfect truck for a beginning driver, because it is only a 4 cyl, has good gas mileage and wasn't an expensive purchase. This truck should be a parent's best friend, especially if they purchase the 4 cyl model because it is hard to speed in a truck equipped with so little horsepower!
I didn't have any favorite features on it at all, until I had my dual exhaust flowmaster muffler system and K&N intake installed on it. The only good stock features in my opinion for this vehicle are the gas mileage and the suprisingly roomy headroom.
Well, GM started making the Colorado/Canyon twins instead of the S- 10/Sonomas, so I'm not sure. However if they were still making the Sonoma/S- 10, I would suggest they refine their 4 cyl engine, it is miserably weak and loud. The interior design is boring and they should use better materials for it.
I have a '01 Sonoma ZR2 with a 4.3 5
speed with just under 50k miles and I
have had nothing but trouble with it!
The biggest mistake was getting one
with California Emmissions, I have had
the Airpump go out 3 times on me and
the last time wasn't under warranty,
it cost me over $300 to fix. Also,
the syncros in the transmission are
horrid, even after having them
replaced under warranty!
Exterior styling is right on. The
limited slip is a good help at getting
Better transmission, no more air
pumps! Mud flaps!