This is a discussion on Show Us Your Truck within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Andriss Attachment 52272 2001 GMC Sonoma - Sold it a couple years ago when the repairs got out of hand. I am ...
The funny thing is that when he traded his standard S/10 in on a used Sonoma, he had a change of heart. He babied the Sonoma and had more trouble out of that truck than all of the ones he had ever owned. He got the Sonoma because he wanted 4wd so that he could drive it back into the fields to go fishing. From the time he had it, the truck required various misc. repairs. The clincher, however, was when the motor blew up. The truck had low miles so it was really odd for it to have had all of the problems that it had.
So when you say that you traded your Sonoma when the repairs got out of hand, I know what you mean. Its been years ago so I don't remember what all went wrong with it but most of them (from what I can remember) were costly repairs. I'm thinking the 4WD went out of it and it seemed like it had fuel pump issues?
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This thread is killing me! I traded a dodge 1500 I LOVED to get an infiniti QX-56 which is awesome and is actually capable of pulling more, which was one of the reasons I accepted the trade (another baby boy for the wife to transport was the main reason). I was looking at some Dodges yesterday and am counting the days and my savings account till I can get another one. NOTHING like a good truck, and it is all about what it can do for you!
My husband and I bought an HHR a few days after the shop told me it would be another $500 to fix it.
Eventually, like you, he got tired of the hassle of having it repaired and I think his warranty package was about to expire when he traded it in.
I want to get a Dodge 2500, I loved the crew cab as it was enough room for the kids, but the 2500 has a mega cab which is a bit larger. I want it to me all purpose, I camp, fish etc. I was looking at the Outdoorsman model which seems interesting but I have to see it first. I do know the 2500 and mega cab are the 2 significant factors. Got a 3000lb boat we take to the river.
I love the look of the exterior and interior of the Dodge. My wife is in auto insurance fraud investigation and forbade me to get a ford as they are "death traps" according to everything she had seen. Fine by me as I love Dodges.
Is the box the reason you want the outdoorsman model?
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I would consider not posting license plate numbers on the internet.
We don't have the 2001 in the side drive way anymore, sold it a couple years ago. Still have the 2009 gmc, 2006 silverado, and the old '73 beast where probably only parts of the body are original. I've owned 3 vehicles all have been trucks and unless something drastic happens I don't ever plan on not owning a truck.
It's a Mark III Custom.
And my wife had a lot to say about it since she drives it everyday to work.
I still drive a Crown Vic.