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1998 Sonoma

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1998 GMC Sonoma

$1,437 - $5,553  MSRP Range

Review Score

3.6 out of 5 stars

3.6

5 Reviews
80% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
3.8 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.2 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
3.2 out of 5 stars Interior Design
3.8 out of 5 stars Reliability
3.6 out of 5 stars Performance
3.6 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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3 out of 5 stars

low budget truck

by luke from dothan,alabama on Fri Feb 04 2011

i wrote a review about my truck,in nov 09.Now is feb 2011,i still have my truck,since then,the starter went out,it now has 139,000 miles.I guess i can still squeeze a bit more out of it,it drives well,when i get to about 75-80 mph it sometimes jumps out of gear.....at times, i`m tired of it ,sometimes i think i can go a little longer with it.I wouldn`t dare drive really long distances with it,40 minutes max.......i`ll probably end up keeping it,but i can`t resist the temptetion of a better truck.....

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
2 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
2 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

4 wheel

by hoof from amador city ca on Sun Jul 03 2011

truck has cheap metal for the body but the 4 wheel is the real attraction of this truck. ive taken mine up quad trails. i would never sell or trade but i would recomend toyota for someones first truck. the gmcs need more love than any other truck so it takes a mechanic to own one.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Off-roading

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Solid Truck

by Jonny from Hampshire, Illinois on Thu Nov 08 2007

Bought truck with 113,000 miles on it, have driven it now with 118,000. Have owned a 96 S-10(245,000 miles) and 95 Blazer (275,000 miles). Chevy's S-10 truck series have almost been bulletproof for me-as long as regular work done on intervals. Could not say enough great things about this truck. Extended cab leaves plenty of room to haul cargo inside and being able to stretch out. Only complaint to be the 4.3L V6 after the 1997 model year seem sluggish. But my truck does run the BFGoodrich Allterain T/A tires (31x10.5).

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

it will do...for a low budget truck

by luke from dothan,alabama on Sun Nov 15 2009

I got mine in 03,now is nov 09,got it when it had 73k miles now it has 131k,have had a few problems with transmission,.for the longest time i thought the tran. went bad ,and after 3 mechanics saying that i need to rebuld or a new transmission,i left it the driveway for a year,plus.and then took it to a friend of mine mechanic from church,and found out that was the crank shaft sensor,the wiper blades motor is going in and out,.....It`s a good truck,not too fancy....but if u change u`re fluids on time ,you may have the chance to squeeze more out of it,i`ll keep mine until it dies,good on gas,mine is 2.2...i`m a big guy,the only complaint that i have is,i wish i would have gotten an ext. cab.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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3 out of 5 stars

Good and Bad

by Brett83 from Phoenix, AZ on Sun Sep 10 2006

This truck is an interesting one. It is hard to insult it yet hard to complement. The V-6 engine is one of the best out there and the interior is quite comfortable. On the other hand, it has some of the worst, low-grade interior materials I have ever seen. This kind of plastic could have come from a fisher price toy. It falls apart very quickly. If you don't mind subpar build quality then this truck is a great value. Beware of the engine. It had to be replaced at 130,000 miles.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
2 out of 5 starsInterior Design
2 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1998 GMC Sonoma

The 1998 GMC Sonoma pickup truck, cousin to the Chevrolet S-10, comes withdual air bags to protect driver and passenger.

It also comes with a passenger-side air-bag cutoff switch. If an infantcarrier is going to be placed on the passenger seat or if you are going totransport your favorite pet (dogs, cats should ride in the cargo bed, ofcourse), the bag can be turned off to prevent injury to the seat's occupant.Or, if no one is in the seat, you can turn it off so as not to run up therepair bill in a collision when two bags would deploy if the switch isn'tused.

However, we've just spent far more time writing about the passenger-sidebag and the cutoff switch than GMC spent in designing a... Read More