1994 GMC Sonoma Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1994 GMC Sonoma 4.3 Vortec from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.3 Vortec Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired203000 miles
Most recent distance206800 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

A good small truck that is very useful.

Faults:

No problems really, I bought it with a blown engine and put another used engine in it with about 100,000 miles. After I worked a few bugs out from the engine swap, it runs great.

General Comments:

This truck has decent power, although it is geared fairly low for towing so it doesn't have a lot of speed.

It has held up very well for a small truck, I am very hard on it pulling heavy snowmobile trailers, loads of cement, and even towing cars on the highway with a dolly. This truck takes the abuse and loves it.

I love the interior and the overall look of the truck, it is very sharp.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2002

1994 GMC Sonoma SLS 4.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carFord Tempo

Summary:

Good truck, good gas mileage

Faults:

Had to do only minor repairs after purchase, as expected for any used car purchase. Bulbs for the fog lights were hard to find at a reasonable price, but found all I needed online.

Needed new seat adjustment handles. Paid ~$7.00 each.

General Comments:

Truck runs excellent. Gets 22 mph.

The truck does drive heavy. Slow take offs and hard to stop.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2002

1994 GMC Sonoma 2.2 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 miles
Most recent distance101116 miles
Previous carnone none

Summary:

Reliable, but the interior suffers from poor quality

Faults:

Lets see:

Water pump right after I got it, tires, muffler and tail pipe, hoses and belts, starter.

Oh yeah, the lever to adjust the seat back broke off and I went to a Chevy dealer (Hey, Sonoma, S-10, same thing), they said a new seat module would cost $450 so I said screw it and bought a $10 vice grip instead to adjust the seat.

General Comments:

Overall it is pretty reliable, but the interior is crap, the drivers side seat has a hole in it and as I mentioned, the seat module is shot.

On the passenger side door this plastic piece keeps falling off and the window crank keeps coming out.

The paint is still good but a little faded.

The engine is very sluggish, especially when you put the AC on.

As for being dependable, I give it a thumbs up.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th August, 2001

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 16 reviews