1998 GMC Sonoma /2 door standard Vortex V6 from North America
Wouldn't buy another one
Minor gasket leaks, loose bolts, etc., while covered by warranty.
Recently, I had to replace the TCC Module (sorry, but I do not know what TCC stands for) and Encoder motor, without which the vehicle cannot engage 4-wheel drive. I understand from the dealer service department this is a common problem. Total bill for two easily installed electronic parts: over $1000. I am informed that GM is currently redesigning the Encoder motor. I hope they will take thought to the TCC module as well. I left them with their ears ringing, if that matters to them.
Limited leg room. After an hour or so, my hips begin to hurt, but I'm a fairly tall person.
Driver's side door handle has become loose.
Heater will not switch from defrost and dash vents to floor vents. Makes for very cold feet in winter. I have not inquired into repair costs for that.
Vinyl emergency brake gear broke in cold weather. About $250 to fix--I haven't.
Poor handling on curves compared to heavier vehicles.
About 20 mpg. Usually reliable other than the items mentioned above. Good at starting in very cold weather.
Because it is a short, stubby thing, the 4WD doesn't help a lot in deep snow. The truck just sits there on the snow bank and spins its silly little wheels impotently.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th April, 2003