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#722 of 1033 Re: 2005 Colorado $x$ crew cab test drive [p100]
Nov 24, 2005 (7:00 am)
I bought a left over 2004 4 wheel drive ext. cab 5 cylinder auto trans. last year with all discounts for $18300.00 and comming from a full size chevy truck the first thing I noticed was how cheep the interior looked. I guess I have gotten use to it and I have to say that so far it has been trouble free with 22k on it. Maybe chevrolet will listen to people and try to make to truck look like it`s worth the sticker price.
#723 of 1033 Re: 2005 Colorado $x$ crew cab test drive [p100]
Nov 28, 2005 (2:24 pm)
Yeh..interior definately inferior to most of the competitors although I've found it to be quite functional and gotten used to it. The other side of the coin is that this truck can now be bought much cheaper than a Tacoma and gets much better gas mileage than a Dakota. You are correct that it has a nice quiet, smooth ride that is comparable to the Tacoma. You can also upgrade to leather heats which is something that not all the competitors offer in this class. It does lag in towing capacity although for me that was not important as I don't tow anything. I am getting around 19 mpg combined (around 22 on the hwy) in my 5 cyl crew cab. Have about 18k miles on it with no problems in the first year of driving. Handled quite well on a snowy Thanksgiving day in Vermont when other cars were spining off the road right and left.
#724 of 1033 shifting problems 05 colorado
Dec 06, 2005 (12:48 pm)
having problems with the cable shifting system on my 05 colorado 4 cyl 2wd. moisture in the cable and freezing up the shift lever (automatic). any one else?
#725 of 1033 Re: shifting problems 05 colorado [mschram2895]
Dec 07, 2005 (10:29 am)
How are you getting water into the cable? Have you been doing any creek crossings? :~)
Sounds pretty odd. I had to put a shift cable on another GM product, but the cable is probably similar, and you might check that it isn't the transmission, as the cable is probably not the problem.
On a weekend that its "frozen" crawl underneath and disconnect it, then see if the lever moves freely.
#726 of 1033 Re: A/C Problems Canyon/Colorado [jbmayes]
Dec 11, 2005 (12:19 pm)
This topic is common on most Canyon forums. My 2005 GMC Canyon Crew Cab's a/c does the exact same thing as jbmayes. The temperature surges between cold and warm and a whistling sound comes from under the dash. It sucks. I have had it in 5 times over the past year. The dealer finally told me they cannot fix the problem. GM will NOT admit to even the dealers that they have a problem with the a/c. I have had the expansion valve and the temperature switch replaced and nothing seems to help. I have filed for arbitration. GM has offered an extended warranty to make me go away. When I declined, their fall back position is that the a/c is working "as designed." I have also driven another '05, and it does the same thing. My next move is to become more aggressive and look at lemon lawing the truck. If anyone else is having problems, we need to make a full court press on this issue.
#727 of 1033 2005 Midsize trucks...
Dec 13, 2005 (7:03 pm)
I've been reading online forums on all the midsize trucks. They ALL have their problems. Many of the issues are similar on the trucks. They are mechanical!
A Honda Ridgeline owner suddenly couldn't shift...calling the tow truck. The driver looked under it in order to tow it and...the cable was hanging loose. Hooked it back up and he could shift! I won't mention the water leaks, suspension problems, crazy price, $850 tow package!tranverse engine, minivan Stow-n-Go storage, or the fact it's really front wheel drive. Not for me.
I keep coming back to the GM Canyon/Colorado twins because they seem more like what a smaller truck should be. Smaller! Better fuel economy ratings, reasonable OTD pricing, and feature up to date safety features. Plus you have your choice of many packages, engines and tranny's. The longer wheelbase (compared to say a Ridgeline) gives it a decent ride too.
The Tacoma is freakin' huge! Overstyled too. It's also plagued with plenty of 1st year gremlins. At least you can get a 4 cylinder Crew like the Colorado! Then there is the price. At 30k I'll just buy a full sizer Thank You!
The Nissan is a solid effort w/ a small bed. Great looks, loads of optional features and a pesky low Cargo Capacity. Unfortunately I've had a Nissan pickup before and lets just say it wasn't a positive corporate experience. They just don't stand behind their vehicles. GM has never charged me for a Warranty claim, unlike Nissan.
Maybe I should drive the Dodge Dakota just to be sure!?
#728 of 1033 Re: A/C Problems Canyon/Colorado [chevylover1965]
Dec 15, 2005 (8:51 pm)
"Their fall back position is that the A/C is working as designed."
To which I would have replied: Yes, and it was designed wrong! This reminds of the 1991 Titan solid rocket motor booster accident at Edwards Air Force Base in 1991. The giant solid rocket test motor, weighing about 400 tons, exploded less than two seconds after ignition. The accident investigation revealed that the motor propellant grain was poorly designed and this made the motor explode. One of the investigation team members made the following public statement: "The motor performed as designed". Meaning: it was designed so poorly that it had to explode almost immediately! Same goes for your Colorado A/C system. It truly performs as designed.
#729 of 1033 Figured it was time to review this forum
Dec 21, 2005 (4:51 pm)
I had a 2002 Envoy with the 4.0 6 cylinder and overall I thought it was a pretty good vehicle... plenty of power and I got between 22 and 28 MPG on the highway with it. When I saw that GM was lopping off a cylinder for these trucks I was absolutely peed off. Everyone knows u get better mileage if the power to weight ratio is correct. Well, reviewing these posts confirmed my suspicions. They should have put the 6 cylinder in these trucks.
Oh, and I sold the Envoy about the time the warranty was gonna expire. Between the HVAC system that couldn't figure out what to do and the horrible resale value caused by TOO MANY REBATES, I was done! Too bad GM doesn't understand the Kia/Hyundai secret. Might even keep people driving their vehicles, which would contribute to resale value. Bought a new Accord. Doesn't even need a warranty... LOL
#730 of 1033 Colorado buyer very happy
Dec 22, 2005 (7:26 pm)
Just finished looking at Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi. Dodge, Ford, Chevrolet... Bought the Colorado, 2006 crew cab, 3.5 auto with locking diff., 2LT, sun and sound pkg, etc. I have to say it is not bad for all you get for the money and it is really the best configuration for what I needed. Time will tell about the 3.5 but I just decided to go for it. And, by the way, you can get a lot more off beyound the "red tag sale" pricing.
#731 of 1033 '06 Colorado Shifting/miss-shifting
Dec 25, 2005 (3:43 pm)
I have about 2800 miles on an '06 Crew 4X4 auto and just recently, yesterday, ran into a problem with it skipping 2nd gear and not shifting into OD.
Has anyone heard of this?
I have tried running in 3rd and then shifting up, changing to 4x4 HI back to 2X4 HI and still misses 2nd and OD.
I am taking it in to have it investigated but wanted to know if anyone else has heard of this.
I am in SoCal so cold is not a factor.