Recently replaced my 96 Sonoma (130K
miles) with a new one. It's the last
chance, as next year Sonomas will only
come in 4dr/tiny box hybrid models.
The larger, higher, worse mileage
Canyon will replace the pickup
models. The 2003 model is very
similar to the last 7 or 8 years
worth, still a durable, cheap,
relatively small truck. Main
differences: Better seats, slightly
peppier due to higher axle ratio,
elimination of some fun electrical
features like lighted vanity mirrors,
underhood light, glovebox light.
With a tonneau, can get 30+MPG.
Relatively low ride height is easy to
Rear-hinge 3rd door much easier for
large objects than 4dr styles. Can
easily put a huge suitcase in back.
Stake pockets! Would love a smaller
model similar to pre-1994 S15.
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