2000 GMC S-15 Review

2000 GMC S-15 SLS 4.3 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired31000 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Looks good...let's see what else goes wrong with it

Faults:

I bought my 2000 Sonoma with only 31,000 Kms. My Dad bought it new, and I took it over three years later. Needless to say, judging from the mileage, he NEVER drove the truck, save worked it. Upon my ownership, I've had to replace front pads and rotors, back pads, rotors and callipers. The paint chips when looked at, practically. I'm scared to take it on long trips for fear of having to mortage my house in order to pay for repairs. I've always been a fan of GM, but with this truck.. I don't know anymore.

General Comments:

I guess I'm glad to see the Sonoma gone. Let's see how the Canyon holds up.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2004

20th Jan 2005, 11:32

Replacing rotors, pads, brake shoes do not constitute major expenses. These are parts which need to be checked quarterly anyway. If one is the least bit mechanically inclined, the brakes and rotors (front) can be changed out completely in 40 minutes. Just have your tools and new parts by your side.

As far as the rear, they are a bit more time and patience consuming, however are still easily replaced by the non-mechanic.

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 1 review