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#730 of 1033 Colorado buyer very happy
Dec 22, 2005 (8:26 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 (4:43 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.
#732 of 1033 Re: Bought New Colorado Yesterday [stephen]
Dec 29, 2005 (5:35 pm)
Just wondering what type of snowplow you have-any pics? I have a brush guard on my front, but also want a snowplow as well. I also am wondering how it mounts-if I will have to modify the mount to fit it WITH the brush guard- (www.dealsofsteel.com-Aries heavy duty $389 shipped to your door-I love mine-weighs about 75-85 pounds.) Thanks.
Dec 30, 2005 (6:02 am)
Can anyone tell me why the Isuzu truck has 7 year 75k warranty and the Chevrolet Colorado has only 3 year or 36k? I have a 2004 Colorado now but my next truck might be a Isuzu because I drive 22k a year and need the extra miles. Am I right in thinking that these are the same truck?
#734 of 1033 Re: Isuzu Pickup [motorhead1]
by kcram HOST
Dec 30, 2005 (5:26 pm)
Yes, you're right - they are the same truck. The warranty is all about marketing. Chevy knows they'll get sales, but Isuzu is desperate to stay alive. Mazda-badged Ford clones also have better warranties than the Blue Oval version.
kcram - Pickups Host
#735 of 1033 3.5/5 cylinder longevity
Jan 02, 2006 (8:11 pm)
Within the next 12-18 months I plan to buy a new GM product (yeah GM Card!), which I hope to drive for 10+ years/150k miles. On paper a 5-cylinder crew cab Colorado makes a lot of sense for my needs, but I haven't heard any reports of how this setup performs over the long haul. I realize this truck is fairly new, but surely there's somebody out there wringing a ton of miles out of one of these that can give some indication of my odds of getting this type of use out of a Colorado. I know this can be done in the full-size Silverados, but I need the better fuel mileage, and a full-size truck won't fit in my garage!
#736 of 1033 Re: 3.5/5 cylinder longevity [nosirrahg]
Jan 03, 2006 (11:44 am)
It's my understanding that the I5 is just the I6 from the TB with one cyl. cut off. This is the same way GM did the V6's. Took the 350 v8 and cut off 2 cyl. to make it into a V6. Saves a lot of costs on a new engine and they already know how it will hold up without a lot of testing.
I have a 04 TB and 04 Col. crew 4X4 and love both of them. I tow the Col. behind my Motorhome and don't see why it won't go the distance for ya.
#737 of 1033 Colorado Good Enough??
Jun 27, 2008 (4:16 pm)
I am currently looking to replace my '01 S-10 4.3 Ext Cab - which I must say has been an excellent vehicle (it is my second, 2nd Gen S-10 and both were excellent vehicles). Anyway, I looked forward to the Colorado with great anticipation and now that they have come out am a little curious as to how they are doing. The car mags have ragged on them for low quality interior and under powered motors and such and such... They also did that with the S-10, so I am not too concerned with their ratings. I am more concerned with "real world driving".
Currently I drive about 40K miles a year so gas mileage is a big concern, but also power. I love the torque rich power my 4.3 has, but wish it had more horsepower, although it is more than adequate for the truck - I just always want more. The I-5 concerns me however as it totes having 220 HP, but only 225 FT lbs of Torque. Why is concerns my is the 4.3 has over 150 Ft lbs of torque so the lesser torque means less punch off the line and pulling hills. Plus the Colorado has to wiegh more so it is going to feel slower off the line and when passing on the Hwy. This is probably my biggest concern. I need to know how the engine performs in the real world.
As far as interior fit and finish - if it is better than the S-10 than I will be satisfied. I like the way the S-10 is laid out and the build quality while hated by the car mags at the time I feel it is quite functional and built just fine.
The interior space is also a little concerning. The S-10 has LARGE door windows and a LARGE rear window compared to the other models of it's time. This I really like. I love a lot of window space. While I have never actually been able to spend a whole lot of time in the Colorado, when I look at them, it seems as if the glass space is smaller than that of the S-10. If it is smaller I guess I could live with this.
Anyway, thoughts and opinions are what I am looking for! Thx
#738 of 1033 Colorado Crew visibility
Jan 14, 2006 (12:58 pm)
Speaking of windows, I test drove a used Colorado crew cab recently, and when backing out of the parking space I found the headrests to really block rearward views. I'm sure this gets better as one adjusts to the vehicle, but had anyone else had any problems with this? It also looked to me as if the headrests aren't adjustable/removable, so I'm assuming that's not an option.
#739 of 1033 Re: Colorado Good Enough?? [thebigal]
Jan 15, 2006 (5:33 am)
I bought my extended cab 4x4 I5 auto trans in Aug. or 2004. I really love this truck but there is some things that I didn`t like then and still don`t like such as cheep looking interior and blind spots. The power is great and the truck gets good gas mileage. I still love to drive my truck and it does everything I have ever asked it to do. I would recommened this truck to anyone.