2000 GMC Sonoma Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2000 GMC Sonoma - Unreliable

Bryan
Carlisle, Oklahoma
Overall
3.0
Value
3.0
Performance
2.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
3.0
The GMC Sonoma was my very first truck. I owned it for about six years before it eventually became too costly to repair. It was a little red stick shift with a four-cylinder engine. The positive feelings about it are mostly from nostalgia. I made many memories in that pickup and drove it everywhere I could. The pros were the good gas mileage, so it was cheap to drive, and that it was a standard, which in my opinion, is much more fun to drive. The cons were far greater. It had very little towing power and was also very unreliable. That truck consistently broke down. I had to replace the spark plugs, alternator, multiple batteries, the radiator, and the engine. I also had to replace the belt multiple times. It once broke down on me over 1,000 miles from home, requiring me to use the last... (more)
Story
When I was 21 years old, I drove it for 15 hours down to Padre Island in South Texas to soak up the sun at the beach. I had a wonderful time, playing in the waves, and working on my tan. When the sun was setting, I wished that I could have just one more fun-filled day. Lo and behold, whether it was God, sheer coincidence, or some unknown sentience in my Sonoma pickup, my wish came true. My tru... (more)
Pros
It got great gas mileage. I liked the maroon red color. It was a good truck for a young driver to learn on. It was a standard. Decent interior design. I bought it for a good price.
Cons
It broke down constantly. I was consistently replacing odds, ends, and parts. I poured more money into it than it was worth. It was very unreliable.