1999 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L Vortec from North America
Big, fat, smelly turd
Truck has been misfiring for 40k of the 50k miles I have owned it. I have replaced the plugs, wires, fuel sending unit, and the cap and rotor four times. Finally discovered that Advance Retards sells an inferior cap that degrades. Put a NAPA cap on it, and now it only misfires 1/3 of the time it used to.
Door spring popped out, so the door didn't lock. 2 weeks later, the door pin popped out of the top hinge and the door sags 4 inches.
Rear brakes are completely gone and leak brake fluid.
Clutch went out at 140000 miles from normal wear, but my mechanic discovered the slave cylinder leaking inside the tranny.
Main clutch cylinder went out at 150000 miles.
Rust holes in each cab corner 6 inches square.
Alternator died at 160,000 miles.
Fuel pump died at 150k.
Insult to injury, the tailgate is so broke it just falls off when you use the handle.
These vehicles may be wonderful when you first buy them, but after 120k they start to die. Everything starts failing in quick succession.
When it isn't misfiring, it has decent power.
Really bad on gas, even as a manual.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th November, 2010