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#1 of 113 Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Owner Experiences
by kcram HOST
Oct 17, 2006 (9:01 pm)
Chat about daily life with your Colorados and Canyons here!
#3 of 113 06 canyon fuel economy
Nov 05, 2006 (12:55 pm)
I have tracked my fuel economy since my first tank of fuel, and at 2600 miles I am averaging between 11 and 12 mpg.Thats average with city and highway about 60%-40%,normal driving,without a heavy foot,reg, and premium fuel does not matter.I would like to hear from other owners, GM says I am the only person with this problem,thanks
#4 of 113 Re: 06 canyon fuel economy [tiam143]
Nov 05, 2006 (2:22 pm)
I have a 05, I5 crew cab Z71. I average between 17 and 19 locally and 20-21 in just highway. I thought I should be doing better especially since I have worked the engine and don't have a light foot. Seems like something wrong with your mileage.
#5 of 113 Re: 06 canyon fuel economy [tiam143]
Nov 26, 2006 (7:25 pm)
I've been relatively satisfied with my fuel economy. I have a 2004 crew cab Z71 and average about 18 Mpg around town and moderate foot. I've done a number of long trips and averaged almost 23 Mpg with the truck bed loaded and 3 occupants. I'm starting to look back at the full size 1500 as several friends have them with the small V8 and they're seeing similar numbers on the highway. I like my Colorado but would love to have the full size for towing a camper.
#6 of 113 2004 Colorado remote lock problem, Please Help
Dec 05, 2006 (10:41 am)
I have a 2004 Colorado. Love the Truck. But now have problems with the remote Lock system. One day it will lock, next day it won't. Thisis not an add on, it came with my truck. I have changed the battery in the remote. Has anyone else had this problem? Thank you for any input you may have.
#7 of 113 Re: 2004 Colorado remote lock problem, Please Help [giz5220]
Dec 05, 2006 (1:35 pm)
My dealer took all of the remotes and reflashed using a different code. They use the tech II to do this.
#8 of 113 2005 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab Z71 4WD w/sunroof
Dec 08, 2006 (2:56 pm)
I've had my Colorado since 2004 and it is approaching its 3 year mark. It's currently at 26,316 miles. No major problems. Only concern was that when I first picked it up, the steering fluid resevoir cable was not tightened well that leaked at the freeway and lost power steering. It is also not a major problem, but I had to replace my low beam driver side headlamp three times in the last 2 1/2 years. The passenger side low beam headlamp just went out a week ago.
As far as maintenance, I have been servicing my truck at every 7 months or 10,000 miles. Thats even before the maintenance light comes on. My dealer forgot to replace the fuel filter, which is a requirement at 26,000, so I will have them do that when I go in for the recall service on the break light.
I do notice a little vibration on the steering wheel, but it appears to go away after every service. My dealership started to add a graphite synthetic oil with the regular oil called Krex as part of their service. That seem to calm the vibration and the slight knocking at engine warm up. *knocking is natural when the engine is cold. You should only be concerened when its knocking when its hot.
Since my warranty is about to end, I am now considering on lifting the truck to about 4" higher and slapping in there some bigger tires. A couple of the aftermaket manufacturers have come out with a bolt on kit for a suspension lift for Colorado's and Canyon 4wd.
#9 of 113 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Owner Experiences [kcram]
Dec 11, 2006 (5:34 pm)
My 05 Extended cab, 2wd Z71, 5 cyl. automatic is getting over 21 every single tank when not pulling a trailer or something like that, mixed small town and short (less than 20 Mile) highway spurts. Only extended Interstate romp produced an astounding (to me at least) 26+ mpg over 1800 miles at typically 5 mph over the posted limit.
this is higher than I have ever seen reported, but no BS. It may be driving habits or how I broke it in, I dunno
#10 of 113 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Owner Experiences [pondscum]
Dec 12, 2006 (2:04 am)
I have to drive thru traffic everyday, so I get around between 19~21 mpg. However, long highway driving, I get about 20~24 mpg. My regular speed limit is 60~70 mph.