1998 GMC Sonoma Review
Edmunds' Expert Review
- Fuel efficient base engine. Sporty styling. Powerful optional V6. Handy 3rd door option.
- Shabby build quality. Low seating positions. Rattly third door option.
Most helpful consumer reviews
SL 2dr Regular Cab LB
Generally reliable but when it breaks down it is down for days. I have replaced the wiper motor twice, the computer system twice, alternator, ball joints tie rod ends, and others odds and ends through the years. But I abuse it. It's a great daily commuter. Put wieght it in the back and it handles allright in all weather conditions. It gets excellent gas mileage, 30+ in the city on a good tuned engine. It only has a 4 cylinder so it cant haul much weight but does well for its size. My truck has the long box so it handles like a school bus. It has that big truck feel even though it is so small. My full sized Sierra has a smaller turning radius. It is a bit gutlus I would go for the V6
SLE 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
Awesome pickup. College kid and I love it. Only downside can't find any aftermarket parts.
SLS Sport 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB
I bought this truck off a 3 year lease and have put 90K miles on it with little problems. I had to replace the alternator and the U-joint, but the engine and tranny have been reliable. It also has a little more road noise than I'd like. However, these complaints are minimal compared to the reliability and good gas milage it gets (28 miles/gallon).
SLE 2dr Regular Cab SB
It has been an excellent truck for me and the wife. it has proven to be dependable and reliable. It is a good driving truck, nice ride.