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Chevrolet Colorado, Truck
#837 of 1033 Re: Colorado valve springs [vatak]
Mar 23, 2006 (5:33 am)
I sort of feel bad bragging about my 2004 ext cab 4x4 I5 but I have 27000 miles on it and no problems to speak of. I changed tires first thing so I didn`t have the tire problem. I love my truck because it does everything I ask it to do. I have had many chevy trucks in the past and I like this one the the best so far. I hope that all of the people that are having problems get through them and have a change to enjoy this truck, Good luck.
#838 of 1033 Re: Colorado valve springs [motorhead1]
Mar 23, 2006 (9:41 pm)
My 2004 Canyon Crew 4WD I5 has been pretty much a champ for over 28k miles. My daily driver and although I changed the wheels and tires after a month or so of ownership, I never had any issues with them.
I hope this forum isn't dominated by those with problems... I'm seeing quite a few Colorados/Canyons on the roads now and so far haven't seen any pulled over on the side of the road.
#839 of 1033 Re: Colorado valve springs [motorhead1]
Jun 27, 2008 (4:16 pm)
Don't feel bad braggin... there need to be more people on here championing the cause.. it seems as if there are not enough. The majority of the posts here have been complaints which doesn't surprise me. I would suspect that if you really did an in depth study however, that you would find that overall the Colorado is a fairly well to do vehicle and the majority of owner's experiences have been as yours has been. Sure the Colorado has some things that could have (should have been better), as I have noticed in the little time that I have been able to test drive and actually research. There is evidence of GM cost cutting, but I don't think that's really affected it's drivability or reliability. I probably would be driving one right now except my S-10 is in good shape and paid off so my practical sense is telling me it's better to not have a payment for as long as possible. The Colorado is a good truck and if more people bought one (and other GM vehicles like the Malibu and G6) maybe GM wouldn't be in the financial boat it is in now. But that could be a result of it's own mis-management and not a result of not being able to sell vehicles.
#840 of 1033 Colorado Engine Update?
Jun 27, 2008 (4:16 pm)
I have searched with out much success as to when GM plans on updating the Colorado. More specifically the engine. I am not completely sold on the I-5 motor and would like to see a little more HP and Torque - specifically torque. A little more on the grunt out of the motor would sell me on it no matter what it's cylinder configuration.
Also is it possible that GM would do an interior update? They did an update to the S-10 interior 4 yrs after it '94 debut and that also would be a nice thing. While functional and it will not keep my from buying when it is time, I would like to see a little more effort put into the interior. That is where GM's cost cutting techniques shine through like high gloss fake wood trim (or in the Colorado's case - fake aluminum trim coupled with hard plastic dash and door panels. )
But other than that what I have seen of the Colorado is good and I plan on getting one when my S-10 kicks the bucket when ever that happens.
#841 of 1033 Re: Colorado Engine Update? [thebigal]
Mar 25, 2006 (12:55 pm)
I feel the same way about the Colarado. I have a 2000 S10 with the 4.3 V6. I find this engine well matched to the size of the vehicle. I get 20 to 22 MPG on the highway and 16 to 18 MPG in city driving. For a totally new design, the 5 cylinder in the Colarado does not seem like much of an improvement given the huge drop in torque when compared to the S10's V6. I hope GM makes some improvements to the Colarado by the time I look for a new vehicle.
#842 of 1033 Re: Colorado Engine Update? [jpf]
Mar 25, 2006 (1:09 pm)
Unless you are pulling tree stumps or doing some wild four wheeling, why do you need the amount of torque as the 4.6 liter in the S-10. Sure it's nice but off the line the S-10 bogs down due to the torque and the way the transmission is geared to use it. I have had experience with the S-10 and to tell you the truth; in my opinion I like the acceleration of my Colorado Z71 crew cab and I have plenty of torque for normal conditions. Don't forget the horsepower of the 3.5 is not that far off the 4.6. Just my two cents worth, but I'll stick with my I5.
#843 of 1033 Re: Colorado Engine Update? [mike2250]
Mar 25, 2006 (7:06 pm)
I have to say that my I5 is not as strong as my Corvette but it really suprises me when I pull out to pass a car. I installed a K&N filter and it seems to help at full throttle and it also helped my fuel milage 1 mpg. Someone was saying earler that the interior was cheep looking well I agree it`s not what you would expect on a truck that list for 23k-29k but I guess it grows on you. Unless something bad happends I will keep this truck for a long time and the next one will probility be another Colorado. Maybe GM will do a little better job on the little things on the newer trucks.
#844 of 1033 I5-Engine
Mar 25, 2006 (7:58 pm)
So far so good with the 5cyl ,I traded in a ford reg cab stepside with a 5.4 ,it was a rocket getting 14-19mpg,and 50 more hp but theres more than enough with the I-5 220hp plus being a crew cab LS,about the same options as a XLT.And im getting ready for the higher fuel costs in the future. This is my forth PU [chevy or ford] in the last 35 years],and so far its a keeper.The dealer in Concord, calif. is another story, but his competion down the street is good. Thanks for the information and Good luck. JB.
#845 of 1033 Chevrolet Colorado I-5
Mar 29, 2006 (1:36 pm)
The I -5 is a decent engine. It stops there. Competitors have engines with more punch. That's the shame of it. If the truck had the punch of the Taco or Nismo you would see more on the road. Again, I'm not saying it's bad, I am saying it's a crime it's not better. Otherwise, Colorado is an attractive package in the Crew cab z-71.
#846 of 1033 Re: Chevrolet Colorado I-5 [atlvibe]
Mar 30, 2006 (2:37 pm)
If more power is what your after there might be a problem,with the others [Taco,Nismo]your pulling more weight etc, so why not just go with a halfton.Thats a choice not a crime. JB.