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Used 1996 GMC Sonoma Regular Cab Consumer Reviews

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3.88 out of 5 stars

Probably should have spent more $

Harold Brownstein, 03/08/2010
1996 GMC Sonoma 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
1996 GMC Sonoma 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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3.63 out of 5 stars

200K and still going strong

rvoorhees, 05/12/2005
1996 GMC Sonoma 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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5 out of 5 stars

Great little Red truck

Hector, 01/01/2022
1996 GMC Sonoma SL 2dr Regular Cab LB (2.2L 4cyl naturally aspired 5M)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Purchased truck late sept 1995 (1996). I Hebe 105000 miles on it. 2021 replaced the clutch and slave cylinder. Also a/c compressor . The truck runs great and tight on the road.

Safety
4 out of 5 stars
Technology
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Interior
4 out of 5 stars
Comfort
5 out of 5 stars
Reliability
5 out of 5 stars
Value
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

I stole it for a small fee

Preston Froelick, 06/28/2016
1996 GMC Sonoma SLE 2dr Regular Cab SB
0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Its well worth the money spent.

Safety
4 out of 5 stars
Technology
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Interior
4 out of 5 stars
Comfort
4 out of 5 stars
Reliability
4 out of 5 stars
Value
3 out of 5 stars
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