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1997 GMC Sonoma Regular Cab

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Pickup.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 27/Comb 23 MPG
Max Seating: 3
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.2 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1997 GMC Sonoma Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.0
Out of 10

Based on 379 Ratings for the 1994 - 2004 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.4/10
    Quality
    8.3/10
  • Reliability
    8.7/10
    Performance
    8.2/10
  • Comfort
    8.3/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

Great little truck

By on Friday, August 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 114,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Runs good, good price, long lasting"

Cons: "doesn't have 4 wheel drive, no sports package"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned this vehicle now for a little over two months. Only one issue I had which was the starter going bad, but that could happen to any vehicle. It is a solid vehicle with good gas mileage, as well as able to haul stuff when needed to do so. I think this truck is a very valuable truck!"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

12 years old, no engine or transmission problems,

By on Sunday, August 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 184,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliable engine and transmission."

Cons: "Parking brake and arm rest broken. No dome light."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Bought vehicle new and maintained per manual. Arm rest busted out second year. Third year the parking brake operation failed and I didn't bother fixing it. After 12 years vehicle now leaking coolant somewhere from the cooling system. Good value vehicle. I would consider buying another Chevy/GMC truck."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Good,reliable work truck. Great gas mileage!

By on Wednesday, July 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Great gas mileage! Hugs curves good for a truck."

Cons: "No guts for pulling hills. 1980's interior styling"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I traded a car title for title for this little truck,and it is a great daily driver. I drive 50 miles round trip via 2-lane,hilly country roads and average 23mpg. The only complaints I really have is the lack of power to pull it's own weight up hills. I have to drop to 3rd gear and sometimes 2nd just to get it over the top of some hills. the only other complaint is the bench seat. It is essentially a metal frame with a little bit of foam and a layer of cloth. Aside from that, it is what it is. A work truck. Nothing more. Nothing less."

9 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Excellent dependable truck!

By on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Very reliable, comfortable, dependable vehicle. Decent fuel economy for 4 wheel drive and older design ( 18/21)."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Nice truck for basic home utility and sportsman

By on Sunday, May 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 95,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Cons: "poor mpg, wind noise, no auto 4wd only 4wd hi/lo"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Handles well and has been very dependable. This truck has never left me stranded in 10 years. Not a fast truck and does not get great gas mileage but is very durable for its size. Paint and finish looks brand new even though this truck is ten years old, kept outside and is subject to Philly smog and dirt every day. Only issue I have is that the rubber seals around the doors leak air so its a little loud on the highway."

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

One of the best Ive owned

By on Saturday, April 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 290,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "reliable, lfew repairs"

Cons: "bushings were bad when it was new,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"bought this vehicle in 2002 at 30,000 miles, paid 14000.When I first got it, required all bushings replaced due to terrible squeaking was covered by warranty. Have driven it 260,000 miles with about $4000 repairs on front end, fuel pump 2x, new radiator at 200,000, recent leak in cooling system intake valve. I nearly got totaled in crash in 2003, but was repaired fully with no residual problems. 4 wheel drive has always worked perfect. at 13 yrs old, its starting to have some problems with door panels getting loose and paint job is going bad. If I could buy another one with low miles, I would in a heart beat. This was as good as my 73 Chevy C10. Im hoping for 300,000 miles this year. They never should have stopped making this model. I change oil regularly, but not much other maintenance, Im not gentle on this vehicle."

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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