1993 GMC Sonoma Review

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Edmunds' Expert Review

1993 Highlights

V6 engines get internal balance shaft designed to reduce vibration. Automatic transmission gets electronic shift controls.

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4.13 out of 5 stars
Best used 4x4 for less than $5,000?
lejorgen,06/12/2002
2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB
I use it as a daily commuter mostly, but great for weekend fun, towing and hauling. It was state of the art when it was new in 93. Engine still feels tight and powerful at 160,000 miles, does burn some oil though. Previous owner put in a new transmission at 130K miles. No repairs, just maintenance during my ownership.
4.75 out of 5 stars
All Good
bowlingchamp,02/08/2005
SLS 2dr Club Coupe 4WD SB
Over all a great truck. I have 180,450 miles on my truck and it still goes strong. I reckon she will run till 300,000! I have tried to bust it numerous times, but it won't!! Great truck!
4.25 out of 5 stars
Dependable
Qzardesigner,04/02/2003
SLE 2dr Club Coupe SB
Bought the truck new in 1993 and it has proved reliable ever since. I now have 167,000 miles on it. This truck has the 4.3 engine. I wish GM could learn how to make a good set of front brakes because every GM car I have owned this one included is hard on the front brakes. The heater core had to be replaced in 2002. Serpentine belt pulley replaced in 2000. The major annoyance is the paint, as it continues to flake off. According to GM the primer is bad and won't allow the paint to adhere. Overall, though, this truck has been a good runner and very dependable.
3.63 out of 5 stars
1993 GMC Sonoma SLE 4x4 Ext. Cab
Goose,09/21/2009
SLE 2dr Club Coupe 4WD SB
I bought this truck when I first got my permit to fix up and have fun. Then, things went down hill and i ran out of money so i couldn't fix her. Now she's a woods-beater. Sonomas are the most reliable trucks you could ever own.

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger2 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    0

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Used 1993 GMC Sonoma Overview

The Used 1993 GMC Sonoma is offered in the following submodels: Sonoma Regular Cab, Sonoma Extended Cab. Available styles include 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), SLS 2dr Regular Cab LB (2.5L 4cyl naturally aspired 5M), 2dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl naturally aspired 5M), 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), SLE 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), SLS 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), SLE 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), SLE 2dr Regular Cab LB (2.5L 4cyl naturally aspired 5M), 2dr Regular Cab LB (2.5L 4cyl naturally aspired 5M), SLE 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), SLS 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl naturally aspired 5M), 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl naturally aspired 5M), SLS 2dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl naturally aspired 5M), Special 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl naturally aspired 5M), SLE 2dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl naturally aspired 5M), 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), SLS 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), SLE 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl naturally aspired 5M), SLS 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), and Special 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M). Pre-owned GMC Sonoma models are available with a 4.3 L-liter gas engine or a 2.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 160 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 1993 GMC Sonoma comes with four wheel drive, and rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.

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