"I am by no means a mechanic. That being said I have worked on the vehicle and changed many parts with ease. It has been reliable and dependent. I have owned three other vehicles but this is by far my favorite. Reasonably priced and easy to maintain it is the perfect starter vehicle. It has truly been a great vehicle to own and to drive. I enjoy it still after almost seven years of owning. While I did eventually have to change a few things like the fuel pump and starter it was very easy. If you are looking for a vehicle you can work on and save money by avoiding expensive mechanic this is the truck for you. I stand by it as a proud owner."
Pros: "Some Quality Issues, once fixed , great truck"
Cons: "After 30k miles issues may arise until fixed"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"I've owned the Sonoma 3rd door truck with 2.2L engine for 12 years. When I first purchased the truck I'm so glad I purchased the extended warranty with 100 dollar deductible. I can't remember how many times for the first three years of owning the truck I had numerous issues with emissions system. Oxygen and Speed sensor and harness replaced at least once. The water pump went out and warp the cylinder head so it needed to be machined and reinstalled twice. Make sure if you have to have the head machined or replace that the dealer knows what they are doing. It took me three different visits with three different dealerships to get the engine fixed correctly. After the first three years of ownership, I had no problems. Today now I'm starting to see the service engine light for emissions sensor failing. However, the engine is at 157000 miles I might add. Great little truck after I got all of the bugs out of the system. Good on fuel mileage too 26-27 mpg. Great for visiting the hardware store for moving home improvement goods. Note this truck isn't a club cab it's the extended cab version with the 3rd door and regular 6' bed."
"Bought new and have 80k miles. V-6, auto, plenty of power and ext cab makes it even more comfortable/less cramped.
Only mx has been brakes/tires/ water pump, one power window motor, and two batteries."
"owned since new have 113100 kms on truck, replaced ball joints, 4x4 vacuum module, brakes, signal lights, head light bulbs, 3rd door, and handle paid $34,000 New
Good little truck, I care for it like I own it LOL"
"I own the 4.3l v6 with a tow package and this truck has about 155000 miles on it and other than a few minor repairs i havent had to put much money into it at all. I just recently had the muffler and tailpipe replaced and I put a flowmaster exhaust system with dual 3" pipes i now get about 24 mpg average. I have never had any problems hauling or towing anything. I absolutely love this little truck! If I could change one thing I would give it a bit more horsepower although it runs fine as is."