My Sonoma never even got 19 on a good day. It only gets 17 on the highway. I drive 50 miles round trip highway miles to work every day. I have had it for 6 months and I have to sell it because of the poor mpg.
I have a roar in the engine from time to time that sounds like I have shifted to 4 WD when it is definitely in 2WD. Taken in to the dealer and he can never hear that sound. Does not do it all the time but when it does it sounds like the engine is going to come out from under the hood. Been in the shop 5x with shifting problems, shims, water in headlamp, wind noise both front doors, very poor gas mileage empty load or pulling trailor. Would not recommend this truck to anyone.Center console is too small and tight up front. backseat leg area too small. Just me and the dog and still not enough room.Bummer cruise control. Cheap, would have paid the difference for a good cruise controller.
Vehicle needs aproximately 50 more
horse power to be a good work truck.
It suffers from a blind spot over the
right rear corner due to the location
and size of the c pillar and rear seat
headrests. The fit and finish of the
sheet metal (out of Linden NJ) was less
than stellar. Warranty repairs to AC
compressor, transfer case electric
shift solenoid and air distribution
system vacuum motors required
I like my truck and plan on keeping it
for a long time. The 4.3 has plenty of
power for me although it is a bit
thirsty. I haven't had any reliability
issues at all. My complaints come from
GM's classic little things like, I'm
on my 3rd radio and this one is
messing up. (out of warranty now) Wind
noise from drivers door weather
stripping. (that the dealer couldn't
hear when it was under warranty)
Intermittent wiper switch slowly faded
and is now on a mood basis. Noise from
the front right wheel well when I turn
left and accelerate hard. Scared to go
to the dealer on this one!! Only other
complaint is gas milage. Tows plenty,
but hauls nothing!