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?