2001 GMC Sonoma User Reviews

2001 GMC Sonoma Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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Brandon writes:
2001 GMC Sonoma SLS Extended Cab Short Bed 2WD Review
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5

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Almost everything.    Gas Miliage

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Tranny

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Awsome Sonoma — My truck is great. I now have tinted headlight covers and window decals. I plan on buying new all black rims come spring. Its performance is good. I just wish it would shift a little quicker but it is a truck so its ok. Other than that i like it a lot.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
2001 GMC Sonoma SLS Long Bed 2WD Review
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4

Pros

The power

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fuel mileage

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Sonoma — Good little truck, drifts when pavement is wet though. Fuel Mileage isn't great. The V6 is nice, good starts. No serious issues and its a GM so parts are readily available. It's great to drive. Tows with little effort, bent the bumper mount though.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jgcops writes:
2001 GMC Sonoma SLS Crew Cab Short Bed 4WD Review
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4

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American Truck, inexpensive

Cons

Dated design, cheap components

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Good But Frustrating — This truck was great, when it was released. The power from the engine, 4 door design, and room in the interior was top notch in 2000/01. However, once the new nissan, and toyota trucks started to show up this model was suddenly on the back burner. Overall this truck is very solid. The engine while short on power is reliable and the transmission shifts very smooth and has been reliable as well. The components such as the fuel system is horrible. Many have had the fuel gauge go out and spent hundreds trying to replace it without any luck. The truck has enough room to haul 5 people, gear and gets decent gas mileage for a cheaper alternative to nissan and toyota. Plus it is an american truck.

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buford405 writes:
2001 GMC Sonoma SLS Extended Cab Short Bed 4WD Review
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5

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Dependable truck in snow and ice.

Cons

Having to maintain insurance on a truck I seldom use.

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A Brute Of A 4x4 — It's 6 cyl engine is capable, however, I'm used to the power of my Corvette. This is a great truck for hauling and in the snow and ice. I've never gotten stuck in the snow, it will climb up a wall if I let it.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Fredz writes:
2001 GMC Sonoma SLS Extended Cab Short Bed 4WD Review
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3

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Did well in snow
always served me well in hauling things to the dump
good driver

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not good on gas mileage

Fredz
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Gmc Sonoma Zr-2 — I loved the looks of this vehicle and the 3rd door is convenient for added storage.I drove this for pleasure and did not rough it in the mud or snow. It's got a wide turning radius so you need some room to turn around.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Ronil writes:
2001 GMC Sonoma SLS Short Bed 2WD Review
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4

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2.2l vortec

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maintainence

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4 Out Of 5 Stars — a very nice truck, but the fuel pump went out at 50k miles so did the starter and alternator at 70k, a head turner every where it goes. has a modified 2.2l when is quick on accelaration, cost of owership is pretty high

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joseph writes:
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everything

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none

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Best Mini Truck In Its Class — i love it no hate on the sonoma's. fast great suspension. never had any problems. ran up to 600,000 km like nothing. always looked good. easy to find after market parts. when air bags were put in it drove like a dream. grinded pavement when slammed like butter.interior was easy to work on if doing fiberglass work.

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Jesse writes:
2001 GMC Sonoma SLS Crew Cab Short Bed 4WD Review
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good room in the cab, engine is solid, 4x4

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everything else is questionable

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Decent Small Truck — Overall this is a good truck for the money. I would have gotten a Toyota or Nissan if I had the money but for now this truck will do. Compact bed big enough for most things that I need to haul. Pulled U-haul trailer across the country with no problems.

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Darel writes:
2001 GMC Sonoma SL Short Bed 2WD Review
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2

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Decent MPG

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Terrible in the winter, no power from the 2.2L I4

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Not Worth The $$$ — The start went after less than 60k, Universal joints break easily, poil pressure problems. Terrible truck unless you only use it in the summer.

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Jose writes:
2001 GMC Sonoma SLS Extended Cab Short Bed 2WD Review
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Short on power

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Very reliable and loogs good.

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One Of The Best Gm Has To Offer — It's a shame that they don't make them anymore. The new Colorado /Canyon style doesn't cut it. This horse is as reliable as they come. Although it's a four cylinder, what it lacks in power makes up in gas saving.

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Reviews From Other Years

2003 GMC Sonoma Reviews

Good For The Price. By archituethi

Great for the price, but would not recommend a 4 CYL truck or for anyone with a decent sized family. Reliable so far, minimum maintenance required. If they still made them, I'd buy a new one, just w... Read More

Love The Truck But Will Not Buy Another One By Russell

Performance: handles great, enough body roll at 130km/h then i would like but its a truck Build quality: well put together Fun Factor: i live near lots of dirt roads and trails so this truck is d... Read More

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2002 GMC Sonoma Reviews

Awsome By joejoes

awsome little truck toof off like a bat out of hell had semi-posi in the rear the only reason i had to sell it was cause i had a kid on the way and didn't want my wife to have to jump in and out of th... Read More

2002 Gmc Sonoma 4x4 Sls Ext. Cab By Allen

Rly nice truck just got a a few months ago runs great just wish it had a little more performance Read More

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2000 GMC Sonoma Reviews

2000 Gmc Sonoma By Diana

Very nice pick up. great starter vehicles for a son or daughter . easy handling, good fuel mileage. been kept clean and oil changes done. also over time when something broke down it was fixed as soo... Read More

Good Buy For Anyone That Just Needs A Ride By William

In my opinion, this truck is good for what I need it for. Performance is good. Not fast but it will get up and go. Pretty fun to drive most of the time unless you crash in it. For just driving, it's... Read More

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1999 GMC Sonoma Reviews

Its A Solid Truck. By David

Performance- The acceleration leaves something to be desired but it is definetly decent. The braking is awesome when the truck is empty but when its fully loaded and towing it can be a little scary.... Read More

??? By Cory

Goes like hell love the step side look, white with gray racing stripes, preforms well proabaly would do better if i did the breaks, I drive around a lot love to cruse in it but the cost of gas is star... Read More

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1998 GMC Sonoma Reviews

I Love This Truck. By candy98

I enjoy getting in my truck and driving it. I am in the process of modifying it. She has a little rust on the body( cab only), and the tailgate is ate up . I bought it last year from a buddy of mine. ... Read More

The Kris-mobile By Kris

Well, I was honestly sad to get rid of this one. I'd had it for about 10 years, but it was finally time to move on. When I traded it in for my G6, the dealer told me that he didn't know what I was d... Read More

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