1994 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L Vortec V6 from North America
What every work truck should be
Random dash lights go on and off and have no relevance to the actual condition of the car.
Radio does not hold presets.
Reverse lights only come on when you hold the shift lever up.
We bought this car from the power company in 2002 and it was a special order truck. Bare-bones inside (AM radio only, no AC or power windows), but a beefy power-plant with the 4.3 L Vortec V6 and a limited-slip differential.
This truck is an amazing vehicle if you just need a good truck to haul stuff around in. It's not designed for comfort, nor is it designed for fuel economy (I get 15-17 mpg), but it hauls tail down the highway (I have eaten 6 cylinder Mustangs alive with it) and takes a 950 lb. load of mulch like its nothing.
With the few electronics that this truck has, they are shabby. lights flicker, radio doesn't hold a preset, and the E-brake release doesn't work. Mechanically, however, this truck has no issues and it is a cinch to work on.
I have had it about 13,000 miles and have only dumped oil in it and changed the spark plugs. A very reliable workhorse. When I purchase my next Volvo, this truck is staying around to help tackle the next project, big or small, that I have.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th March, 2007