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Chevrolet Colorado, Truck
Oct 19, 2004 (12:34 am)
I just bought a 2004 Colorado. It has no vibration as of yet but comming from a silverado full size I`m alittle dissipoianted in how cheep everything looks. It looks like it was made in China!! I got a very good price with all of the rebates I got this 2004 extended cab 4 wheel drive LS Z85 auto trans I5 engine for $18300.00 before taxes. I wanted a 4 wheel drive and gas mileage and this seemed the only way to get both. I don`t know how Chevrolet can give this auto a window sticker of $25500.00 with it looking so cheep. Maybe it will get better in the future.
#304 of 1033 Engine Noise Question...
Oct 21, 2004 (2:14 pm)
I recently bought a 2004 Crew Cab 5 cylinder Colorado. I really like the truck alot. However; since the first day I owned it I noticed that when accelerating and the Tach hits 2000 there is this odd whinning/ vibration noise. Its alway happens on acceleration and at a very specific point. If the tach is a little above or below 2 the whinning/vibration noice is not present. In city driving it is especially noticble with all the stopping and starting. I have even had a few people ask what that sound was. I have an appt on Tuesday with the dealership, but I was hoping maybe someone else had this problem and could shed some light on the problem. Then maybe I could send the dealership looking in the right direction.
Oct 22, 2004 (8:21 am)
I`ve had my Colorado for a week now and still no vibration or other problems. It seem to be a great little truck. I will let you know later if I have any trouble.
Oct 22, 2004 (11:12 am)
It seems the competition will destroy these two little trucks. Thge toyota will have a better engine (much) and a very nice interrior, and the nissan will have a better interrior than either chevy or GMC (looks a little off from toyota) but an even more powerful engine than all three. This is nuts.
GM is going to loose big in this market segment, especially with all of thiese problems and thin metal.
#307 of 1033 competitive segment
Oct 22, 2004 (3:58 pm)
The Colorado and Canyon are in a segment that will soon be as competitive as it gets. I saw an '05 Dakota last week while in Maine and, as they say down east, "wicked shahp." Prices seemed in the ball park. As a low-cost value choice among the newbies, there's the familiar Ranger selling new in these parts with the 4.0 six, 4wd and auto for about $17K. Meanwhile, "unbiased" Canyon and Colorado reviews are showing a decided anti-GM slant. While thumbing through the Consumer Reports annual round up today, I noticed it described the I4 and I5 as "crude" and "noisy." Maybe the copy editor dozed off.
Oct 23, 2004 (6:46 am)
You would think that some top GM truck people would look at these sights and respond to the concerns about the Colorado. How about it, anyone out there?
Oct 23, 2004 (8:57 am)
Redesigning, or at least making a business case for it.
I know GM has to improove CAFE numbers, but they could do it through DOD and hybrid options. Offer two engines to satisfy the enviromnentalists and one to satisfy the rest of us.
So... were is the 275hp 4.0(how big is it?) V6 Gm? Oh, and BTW, if you add VVT and/or DI you could increase power and save fuel economy...
Oh yea, I forgot GM can't do that so fast, those UAW need more health insurance than any other automaker doing business through US, Non UAW plants.
No wonder the new Equinox engine is build in China, and transmission in Japan.
#310 of 1033 Re: truck [motorhead1]
Oct 26, 2004 (5:15 am)
I wouldn't call myself a "Top GM truck person", but I do have some familiarity with the GM facility in Shreveport where the Colorado/Canyon trucks are assembled.
In the past, GM tended to apply it's resources to 'fixing what is broken'(manufacturing level)rather than identifying and eliminating problems at the beginning of a program (Engineering Design level), where changes are far less expensive to implement (this is how the Japanese do business after all). The Colorado program was one of the last of these 'old school' launches, and while I agree that there were a inordinate number of issues to address during the launch (not all of them GM's fault...I'll leave it at that), these problems were identified and corrected in current production in a remarkably short time frame. The trucks rolling off the line today are positively world-class!
I'm not trying to formulate excuses for the Colorado launch, it SHOULD have gone better...but GM's quality and reliability ARE on par with the competition-and there is ample data (JDP, IQS, etc..)to support this view. They played a bad first inning, but are certainly still very much in the game with their current production.
By the way...rumour has it that they are going to offer a turbocharged version of the I-5 in the H3 (which will be officially unveiled tomorrow)...maybe it will see it's way into the powertrain options on the Colorado/Canyon as well...
#311 of 1033 Is the vibration problem fixed?
Oct 26, 2004 (5:21 pm)
Does this mean the vibration problem is fixed. I test drove several 2004 Colorados and they all had the vibration problem. I called GM and spoke to service managers and they all denied there was a problem rather than fixing the problem so they could sell their vehicles.
#312 of 1033 Question regarding headrests
Oct 27, 2004 (9:07 am)
I've been looking at a Crew Cab Colorado and have a question regarding the rear headrests. The headrests restrict your view out the back as I'm sure most of you have discovered. I was floored when I discovered that the headrests are not removable!! They are adjustable up and down, but do not appear to be removable. Since I'll be alone in the truck probably 90% of the time, I thought I'd just live with it and fold the seats forward. WRONG!!! With the headrest in place, and the seat down, I have to move the drivers seat so far forward that I'm nearing hugging the steering wheel. This extremely poor design on GM's part is going to keep me from buying the truck. Does anyone out there have the answer? Is there something I've overlooked? Looking forward to a positive answer. Thanks.