1997 GMC Sonoma User Reviews

1997 GMC Sonoma Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars 2.8 / 5
  • Appearance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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Chad writes:
1997 GMC Sonoma Review
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4

Pros

its an animal, no load to big. work horse

Cons

gas guzzler

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Old Lumpy — 430 000 kms and still goin. may not look good, shes got a custom flat black tremclad paint job and shes good to go

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Michael writes:
1997 GMC Sonoma 2 Dr SLS Sport Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Decent on gas (23mpg), pretty quick, handles nicely, roomy interior.  Nice big engine, lots of cheap upgrades available.

Cons

Door panels rattle a lot, can get annoying... starting to show its age, sadly... dents and nicks here and there, lots of miles on it, etc.  Could use a better automatic transmission too!

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Great Sport Truck! — I got this car high school graduation, I've been driving it around ever since. Has 181,000 miles on it, and its still running strong! Lots of power, it can squeal tires very easily. I've put new exhaust and intake on it, as well as lowered it 3" and added a tonneau cover and blue stripes. Great little truck, pretty clean for being 11 years old.

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Dan writes:
1997 GMC Sonoma 2 Dr SLS Sport Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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gas milage is pretty good

Cons

Transmission sucks

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Transmission Blows — Well my 2.2 sonoma's transmission went out at 70,000 miles which is really weak if you ask me and i take care of my truck. I don't mean it was just slipping or anything. I lost overdrive and reverse on the interstate. That's just shameful if you ask me.

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Mike writes:
1997 GMC Sonoma 2 Dr SL Standard Cab LB Review
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5

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Nice styling inside and outside. Good performance and reliability.

Cons

Under powered at times

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1997 Gmc Sonoma 2.2l 5speed Manual — I had the 2.2L mated to a 5 speed manual. The motor was fuel efficient and the manual transmission was fun and allowed for greater control to apply the high rpms of the motor to the wheels when i needed it, especially during hauling or on uphills. The low rpms were best for cruising and attained maximum fuel efficiency. The motor did seem underpowered sometimes. Weight distribution was light in the rear and heavy up front, like most trucks. Great for lighting up the rubber in first and second gear.The truck handled like a monorail on air cushions through the windy mountain highways.

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Mike writes:
1997 GMC Sonoma 2 Dr SLS Sport Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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4

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stance

Cons

still to high

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Zrated — its for show use only. Air suspenion currently being fabricated for a full custom install. Once finished will be daily driven until decision is made if it will become a "show only" truck. Engine swaps will also be reviewed at this time

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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TylerXxXx15XxX writes:
1997 GMC Sonoma 2 Dr SLS Sport Extended Cab Stepside SB Review
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Pros

it has great fuel econemy while looking good And being a truck wich is hard to find

Cons

it is lowered and i wish it were lifted

TylerXxXx15XxX
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Great — i love how my truck is one of a kind it has one of kind rims and you will never see a truck just like mine i love how good of gas milage it gets and the size of the motor is perfect for the truck a 4.3 v6 is a good motor for a small 1500 ibs truck you get great power and reliability i dont like that it doesnt come with an rpm guage... i have a manual transmition and most would think it owuld have a tachometer but i gues gm didnt have the same thoughts at the time

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Nick writes:
1997 GMC Sonoma 2 Dr SLS Sport Standard Cab LB Review
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its all i got

Cons

weak. ugly. no room.

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2000 — I love this truck. it gets me from A to B without much trouble. Doesnt have any extreme problems with it. Has no power to it. hasnt been and trouble. Decent interior. dents on the exterior. LOTS OF MILAGE!!! 200,000+. its fun to drive though.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1991 GMC Sonoma Reviews

As A First Car I Was Very Impressed By joejoes

my first ride, very impressed very fast got pulled over alot so a word to parents looking to buy there kids a first car just dont get it red unless you wanna keep tabs on them or they have a job to pa... Read More

It's A Good Truck To Get From Point A To Point B By Jeremy

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1992 GMC Sonoma Reviews

I Call It The Black Widow By mechanic1960

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Well I Love It And It's 538 Outa 806 Made. By Josh

I like it because its really fast, and rare truck, and everything works which is surpriseing seein as how old it is but it drives and runs good. One thing i don't like is that theres no headliner, and... Read More

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1993 GMC Sonoma Reviews

A Very Deceptive Little Truck. A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing. By Claire

Bought this truck a few years ago to use around the farm. His towing capacity is awesome. I've had one round hay bale in the bed and a trailer on the back with another. Tows a 2 horse horse trailer wi... Read More

Badass By slimtim2012

This little truck is amazing. It has the 4.3L V6 and has a lot of get up and go. My truck was a beater, and still runs like hell. Its getting to the point of replacing components(like suspension, elec... Read More

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1994 GMC Sonoma Reviews

I'd Buy Another One By Matthew

one of my favorite vehicles i've owned. fun, cheap and throws some dual exhaust, interior, and some wheels and you've got a nice little cruiser. watch the frames on those though because they like to r... Read More

Blah By Justin

power is weak. quality seem alright.. its a cavalier with a box. looks alright for a 2wd. good on gas. fun factor is low i hate 2wd gets me from a to b and fits my dirt bike in the back Read More

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1995 GMC Sonoma Reviews

Probably A Good Truck When It Was New. By marine4life06

I bought this truck as a daily to and from work truck. I drove it for two years and gave it to my son for his high school truck. He just sold it a month ago after driving it for two years. For the $10... Read More

I Would Buy It Again By Chris

i like this truck. It is small yet cam carry large loads. I have a box cover that keeps the snow out. i bought it knowing it needs work , and i am happy knowing that it only needs little things not an... Read More

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