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Great truck
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By Casey shawstad
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1991 GMC Sonoma SLE 2dr Regular Cab SB


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Well I've had this truck since it was made on 1991 till now 2017. Been through hell and back and is still running great. I don't like the fact it's small but it is a fun truck. Great for off road. Has a good amount of gas millage. I would recommend for small truck lovers.


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Lemon or very bad luck
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By Mike L.
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1991 GMC Sonoma 2dr Regular Cab SB


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I needed a small truck for running errands. This truck was available to me so I hurried and just bought it. AT the time it only had 18.900 miles on it. This must have been a factory lemon because I had nothing but problems with it. It had some warranty left on it but I cant spend all of my time at the dealership.
Just to give you an Idea ........... It leaked water every time it rained. The engine had a horrible spark knock upon acceleration in hot weather. The clutch a squeeking sound and the dealer told me they just do that and the only thing to get throw out bearing replaced. Really at that low of miles? The sun visor broke off in my hand one sunny day. Next the paint came off in a huge chunk one day at the car wash and was not covered under warranty. Inside driver door handle broke and I had to roll down the window just to get out. It wore out tires and always felt like they were out of balance. NO POWER ........would not pull a 800lbs cargo trailer. I tried to run different types of gas in it but still had spark knock. I could go on...............but you get the idea. The worst vehicle I have ever owned.


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Tough little Truck
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By Andrew
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1991 GMC Sonoma 2dr Regular Cab SB


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283,000+ miles and still the original motor and tranny. Only repairs (besides regular maintenance) has been fuel pump, altenator, water pump, and rear axle-wheel seal. Not bad at all though considering the mileage. Purchased from my dad when it had 190,00 miles. He bought it in 92 with only about 40,00 miles.


Best Features

Ease of driving. I also have a 96 vette, and driving this truck after driving the vette always reminds me of how easy it is to see around this truck while your driving.


Worst Features

None really. My shocks are starting to squeak, but again +283,000. I don't think I can complain.


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One truck I'll never sell
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By Joel
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1991 GMC Sonoma SLE 2dr Club Coupe 4WD SB


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This is my fourth pickup and the best I've ever owned. She's towed an 18 foot Boston Whaler with a motorcycle in the bed without a problem. I have 193,000 miles on the truck (5 speed) and have never had to do any powertrain work other than change the fluids. She's had problems here and there but has never left me stranded. I can't count the number of times I'd had stuff piled above the cab and had her squatting without a complaint. I even got her to top out at around 130 mph once. I'd recommend this truck to anyone looking for a fun-to-drive work truck that doesn't want to go for a full-size.


Best Features

Geared to tow, very utilitarian, a pleasure to drive, 4WD handles the snow with ease.


Worst Features

Limited-slip differential


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Good truck
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Capt Phil
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1991 GMC Sonoma SLE 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB


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Bought this Sonoma used, from private party, but was a previous utility company truck. It had about 70,000 miles then, and now has 130,000. It's handy, and has hauled well over a ton(!) in the bed, plus towing a heavy trailer. The 4wd shift lever on the floor is far superior to the later push-button models, which are much more complicated, more expensive to repair, and cannot be shifted on-the-fly, as the floor lever can be (2wd to 4wd hi, only - you have to stop to get it into lo 4wd). All in all, a robust little truck, easy to get into the tight off-road places I've taken it. I also have a lumber rack, which can put excessive strain on the bed supports. I had mine reinforced.


Best Features

Reliable 4wd, easy handling, good off-road capability with 235-75/15 tires. Nice load/tow capabilities. Better transmission & cheaper to repair than older models. 4.3L V-6 seems like a good, strong engine to me.


Worst Features

Reinforce bed with welded steel underneath, if you use a lumber rack. Shoulder/belt harness mechanism is crap. Indicator lights on 4wd lever failing. Transmission reputed to fail sometime after 90,000, but mine is still going at 130,000.


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