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You are in the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon
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Chevrolet Colorado, Truck
#74 of 1033 Sounds very nice!
Aug 15, 2003 (11:57 am)
I really like the whole Chevy Colorado thing! It looks like the rear seat area on the 4-door models will be bigger than the S10 and that is nice. There will be a lot of combinations to choose from and that is nice. I love the idea of relatively small and high-tech engines! Performance and Fuel Economy can and should co-exist. This is why I would like to request that Colorado come with a 4 or 6 cylinder diesel engine in 2006 or 2007! Chevrolet, you have to take this request seriously! There will be low sulfur Diesel fuel available (starting in 2006). This way you can have excellent performance, excellent fuel economy, and much cleaner emissions! Anyway, I am very excited about this truck. I am waiting for them to show up in the show room.
Aug 15, 2003 (1:29 pm)
If they both come form the same factory in Indiana, would there be any advantage to buying the GMC version?
#76 of 1033 The Colorado/Canyon
Aug 15, 2003 (1:46 pm)
will be built in Shreveport, Louisiana. And no, there will not be significant differences between them.
#77 of 1033 2004 Chevrolet Colorado brochure
Aug 15, 2003 (4:35 pm)
I received the 2004 Chevrolet Colorado brochure today in the mail. Pretty interesting to see that the artwork in this brochure is related to guys style.
#78 of 1033 GMC Canyon vs Chevy Colorado...
Aug 16, 2003 (5:37 am)
Other then cosmetic differences, are there any other significant reasons to buy one over the other...?
Aug 16, 2003 (7:39 am)
If you want the sport suspension (lower ride height, 17in wheels, monochromatic paint job), you will have to get the Colorado as the Canyon does not offer it. Other than that, no real siginificant differences that I can think of.
#80 of 1033 Re board
Aug 17, 2003 (4:54 pm)
Guys these things are gonna be hotter than grease, the after market is gonna love these vehicles!!! WOW GM finally got it correct with these two!!
Aug 17, 2003 (5:53 pm)
What is the point of offering a GMC version if the Chevy version has the same if not MORE options? GMC seems to have lost its way once Cadillac entered the SUV market, with the Yukon Denali priced just a few thousand than an Escalade (at MSRP, anyway). It just makes me question the existence of GMC more. If GM dropped GMC and just offered higher-priced Chevy's, wouldn't the new combined Silverado outsell the F-150? It seems Ford has done pretty well without a luxury truck brand, so I think that GM can do the same. It seems like an easy process: drop GMC, stop offering huge rebates, make MSRP closer to retail, upgrade interior materials, and voilą! The perfect competitor to the F-150 and Tundras of the world (not to mention the Titan). My worry is that GMC will turn into something like Mercury, where they just rebadge something ("Professional Grade Engineering") and attempt to sell it for thousands more. GMC does not have that kind of name recognition, and I think GM would be doing itself a favor by killing GMC.
#82 of 1033 Towing Capacity
Aug 18, 2003 (11:32 am)
Guys, what do you think about the Colorado's 4,000 lb towing capacity? I've been a Chevy man for a long time, looking to trade in my S-10 on a new Colorado, but 4,000 lbs seems pretty measley to me. The I-5 will have less torque than my 4.3, will be rated to tow 1,200 pounds less, but this is supposed to be a mid-size? Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma both offer 5,000 lb ratings. Dakota w/ a V-8 blows them all away. My S-10 is only marginal for my 2,500 lb boat, I sure don't want to take a step backward in that department. I'd rather not move up to a full-sized (and there's no Dodge in my future), but the Colorado may be a disappointment for me.
Chevy, if your listening, OFFER THE I-6. While you're at it, offer a "long bed" option on the crew cab like the Nissan Frontier (6' bed). With that combination, I don't think you could build them fast enough.
#83 of 1033 Towing capacity, lonestartj
Aug 20, 2003 (1:14 pm)
I too am torqued off at the reduced torque and towing capacity. At first, somewhere on this board it was reported that they would have 5000 Lb. tow rating. But, not so, and my old Astro with 5500 Lbs. and the 4.3 will have to suffice.
I would guess that in another year or so GM will up the ante one way or another.