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Used 1996 GMC Sonoma Consumer Reviews

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17 reviews
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$1,318 - $2,065

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3.88 out of 5 stars

Probably should have spent more $

Harold Brownstein, 03/08/2010
SLE 2dr Regular Cab SB
6 of 6 people found this review helpful

I bought a 96 Sonoma,4 cyl.,stick for $2,500 (inc. tax & fees) in 6/2009. Shortly after purchase I spent $2,000 replacing the alternator, fuel pump & engine. For a small truck (4cyl) it rides well & has great pickup for a 4 cylinder vehicle. It gets 20+ MPG, maneuvers well & easily holds its own on the interstate. At 70 to 90 MPH it still rides good and is easy to handle. It is mediocre at best as far as blocking road noise. The AC is excellent, the radio (I think it's original) plays well, and there is an extra input to plug in cell phone. Overall, I like it a lot. My wife hates it. She thinks it is too shaky & noisy, but she drives a 2007 E300.

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4.88 out of 5 stars

Great truck

motor_man2005, 05/31/2007
SLS Sport 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB
5 of 5 people found this review helpful

This one of the best trucks that I have ever driven. It has plenty of power and with the compact size it can really fly. The design of this truck leaves it open to modification and new looks.

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4.88 out of 5 stars

Reliable Truck! 4cyl manual

Rob, 01/21/2007
SLE 2dr Club Coupe 4WD SB
4 of 4 people found this review helpful

No major mechanical problems for over 10 yrs! 138K only regular maintenance. Still running and am ready to trade in for another Sonoma. Bought new at $300 above invoice.

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4.25 out of 5 stars

Nice truck

GMC Sonoma 4x4, 03/10/2005
SLE 2dr Club Coupe 4WD SB
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

I have had this truck for 4 years and I purchsed it with 79,000 miles on it and I have nothing but a great experience with this truck. I now have over 193,000 miles on it and it runs almost like new. I change the oil every 3000 miles and the ride isn't bad for a truck. The only thing I had to do to this truck was install a new wiper motor which I installed and that's about it. I like how reliable this trucks been and the 4 wheel drive works perfectly.

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3.63 out of 5 stars

200K and still going strong

rvoorhees, 05/12/2005
SL 2dr Regular Cab SB
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Not a bit of trouble except a head gasket under warranty. Change the oil every 3,000. One set of plugs, some brakes, and a clutch. Otherwise cheap dependable transportation with hauling capability. A little slow with the A/C on but she still can hit 80.

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