HomeFeatured VehiclesPick of the Day: 1999 GMC Sonoma

Pick of the Day: 1999 GMC Sonoma

Lightly used one-owner


If you’re ready to party like it’s 1999, you’ll need a Smash Mouth CD, some loose-fitting pants, a few Furby stuffed animals, and a proper “pre-Y2K” vehicle to cruise around in. Here you go:

The Pick of the Day is a low-mileage 1999 GMC Sonoma 2WD extended cab pickup listed for sale on by a private seller in Waterford, Michigan. (Click the link to view the listing)

“Like new, excellent condition,” the listing begins. For its age, this truck is fresh and clean. The odometer shows only 54,392 original miles, and the seller (who is the original owner) says the truck has never been driven in the winter.

For most people, a compact pickup truck will do all the “truck things” that he or she ever needs to do without the need for a gas-guzzling (and difficult to park) full-sized rig. With that notion in mind, the GMC Sonoma and its badge-engineered sibling, the Chevrolet S-10, got their start in the early 1980s. Actually, the Sonoma initially went by the name “S-15,” but quick received a different identity. Both trucks rode on what General Motors called its GMT325 platform, and much of the chassis engineering was shared with vehicles like the S-10 Blazer, the Jimmy, and the Oldsmobile Bravada.

For 1994, a new generation was born, and the Sonoma’s competitive focus was set squarely on the Ford Ranger. In 1998, a facelift brought a new front fascia, different wheel designs, and an overhauled interior. This body style would continue until the Sonoma and S-10 were formally phased out when the new GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado were launched in 2004. It’s hard to believe that was 20 years ago.

Under the hood of this truck (which some referred to as a “quarter-ton”), power comes from a Vortec 4300 V6 mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. This combination was rated at 175 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque when new. That’s plenty of oomph to make it to your Creed concert on time!

The window sticker says that this truck was originally delivered to Art Moran GMC in Southfield, Michigan when new. It came well-equipped for its time, with $7,111 in options added. Among the included features were air conditioning, power windows, a sport suspension package, cruise control, bucket seats, a locking rear differential, a sliding rear window, fog lamps, a tachometer, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. All-in, the truck came to $22,858 retail.

The asking price for this low-miler is $15,000 or best offer, and that includes a Covercraft cover with a storage bag.

To view this listing on, click over to Pick of the Day.

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine,, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.


  1. Thank you kindly as a previous owner of a Sonoma truck different year but it did what I wanted when I wanted. GMC


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Recent Posts