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1997 GMC Sonoma 2 Dr SLS Sport Standard Cab Stepside SBReview
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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.)

Pros: stance

Cons: still to high

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1997 GMC Sonoma 2 Dr SLS Sport Extended Cab Stepside SBReview
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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.)

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

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1997 GMC Sonoma 2 Dr SLS Sport Standard Cab LBReview
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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

Pros: its all i got

Cons: weak. ugly. no room.

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1997 GMC Sonoma 2 Dr SL Standard Cab LBReview
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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.

Pros: Nice styling inside and outside. Good performance and reliability.

Cons: Under powered at times

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1997 GMC Sonoma 2 Dr SLS Sport Extended Cab SBReview
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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.

Pros: gas milage is pretty good

Cons: Transmission sucks

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1997 GMC Sonoma 2 Dr SLS Sport Extended Cab SBReview
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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.

Pros: 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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1997 GMC SonomaReview
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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

Pros: its an animal, no load to big. work horse

Cons: gas guzzler

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1997 GMC Sonoma 2 Dr SLS Sport Extended Cab Stepside SB Review
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vs1997 Chevrolet Tahoe
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Power Ranked 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe worse.
"Sonoma better"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe worse.
"Older but new clutch and head"

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Reviews From Other Years

2003 GMC Sonoma Reviews

Review By Fannie

I like the older model Sonoma and Chevy s10 2002 to 2004 Read More

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

2002 GMC Sonoma Reviews

Review By leoking64

it was not a very good value for me. Read More

Getting All The Bugs Worked Out Of It By jeffeilliam01234

i payed a grand for it and it blue books for 4800 so when i get all the bugs worked out of it so far so good runs very well has plenty of power the 4x4 works well it likes the mudd Read More

2001 GMC Sonoma Reviews

Review By Guru9ZQ47B

The Sonoma has always been a good little truck,and this one looks like it doesnt let me down Read More

Review By Scott

too pricey.just an old truck.were not goin ta the moon Read More

2000 GMC Sonoma Reviews

Review By JOHN

not equal to a zr2 chevy Read More

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

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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