I had a 94 Chevy S-10 before and I
loved it. So, I bought the truck I
always wanted, a Sonoma 4x4 ZR2.
Overall a good and nice looking truck
with a nice ride. Nothing but problems
with the transmission. Shifting
problems, transmission leaks, trans
fluid coming up the transmissin dip
stick and driping on the exhaust
manifold. Dealer has no clue what is
the matter and GMC is giving me the run
around! Too late for Lemon
Law...Argh!! Do not know what to do!
This is by far the best mid-size p/u you can get. Its suspension is far beyond its competetion & if you like the Dakota you must like driving loaners because your getting a lot of transmission work done. The Ford Ranger is just cheesy. Those who rate this truck poorly need to get their head out of places it shouldnt be. There are foriegn trucks, but im a real American.
Nice little truck, very reliable.
Lots of power, tows easily, good on gas.
Its ten years old, with 115000miles, starting to rust.
No issues with reliability at all, but I find it has a lot of rattles and squeaks, more than I would expect.
Everything works good, air blows cold, heated seats, etc..., overall a good truck.
I've had problems with the rear, then the transmission, then the engine. Body
panels were out of alignment and body rattles. A harsh ride, that's so bad
that when you hit a series of small bumps the truck skates sideways, making
it the most dangerous pick-up truck I've ever driven. Low unconfortable seats
with very poor visibility of the front end, and large blind spots. Makes me
sorry I bought a GM vehicle, but I'm stuck with it, maybe this will steer others
to another manufacturer.
I took it in at 400 miles for a
vibration coming from the rear. A month
later GM says it's inherent to the two-
piece driveshaft in extended models
and "unrepairable". The dealer has
tried hard to correct the problem to no
avail. If the Corp. Service Rep. won't
authorize re-purchase, I'll have to
take refuge in the Lemon Law here in GA.