1998 GMC Sonoma SLS 4 cyclinder from North America
Can't go wrong, but opt for a V6 if available
80,000 seat lever broke off.
85,000-The windshield wipers only work when they want to.
90,000-Slave cylinder in the clutch went out. $500.
93,500- A rattle in the exhaust has started I'm assuming it’s the converter, I haven’t had it fixed yet since it is not a big deal, its just annoying.
My 98 GMC Sonoma has been a great truck. With just over 94,000 miles on it now the engine still runs just like new. It does not even leak or burn oil at all.
This truck has been amazing, with the exception of the problems listed above. It has been bullet proof. Believe it or not it has not had any maintenance at all other than oil changes every 3000 miles. I did change the belt and spark plugs on it a few hundred miles ago, but I did that myself. The only time the truck has been in the shop was to fix the slave cylinder problem listed above.
Power wise, I believe the truck is adequate around town, but is lacking on the interstate.
The truck is about as comfortable as a regular cab compact truck can be, which is not very, but you get what you pay for.
The interior is better than most of the newer model low end GM vehicles in my opinion. It has also held up very well over the years.
If I cold do it all over again I would, although I would probably get an extended cab with the V6 engine. As a matter of fact the new GMC Canyon will probably be my replacement for this truck. When/if this truck ever does start to give me a lot of problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th March, 2006
17th Mar 2006, 09:29
Just an F.Y.I. There is an active recall on the windshield wiper motor on the 1997-2000 Chevrolet S-10 and GMC Sonoma with a 4 cylinder engine. I would check with your local GMC dealership and see if your truck is one of the problem trucks. Good luck.
2nd Jun 2006, 15:57
What a good and useful comment was that last one! More info like that should be on this site. That's what its all about. Not - the slag-fest that is perpetuated by some self-proclaimed auto authority. You know who you are wonder-boy.