1995 GMC Sonoma SLS 2.2 from North America
This truck is rugged and reliable
Prior to the expiration of the warranty I had 2 universal joints replaced. After the warranty expired I had to replace the fan clutch, and at least 2 more universal joints.
I think the constant velocity joint in the two section drive shaft is getting bad now. I get a high freq vibration at about 49-52MPH.
The drivers seat broke at 170000 and was replaced by one from an 1986 junker.
I endure an external leaky cylinder head that oozes antifreeze into the last two spark plug holes. I cure that with a bottle of stop leak every 40,000 miles.
I have one speaker intermittently failing.
At 217000 miles plus I am very pleased with the little truck. I average around 25 MPG.
I have the original clutch, rear brakes, and until just the other day the original spark plugs.
Although not as smooth a ride as my old Dakota the reliability is worth the trade off.
I sometimes tow a boat and trailer with this truck. The ratio of the 1st gear is lower than that of the Dakota making the clutch last longer.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th November, 2003