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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Truck
#64 of 117 Re: 06 canyon fuel economy [poncho167]
Jun 08, 2008 (9:30 am)
I do realize the S-10 was designed for the American market, and the Colorado was actually a Pacific Rim design, which is why the inline 6 from the Trailblazer wouldn't fit under the hood, so it was shortened to a 5 cylinder...so the S-10 may have been heavier, and certainly, it had more power with that big V-6 under there. I'll give you that. Just hadn't found the Colorado to be as bad as portrayed.
#65 of 117 Re: 06 canyon fuel economy [nvbanker]
Jun 17, 2008 (2:07 pm)
"NV", I've got to agree with your comments. Prior to purchasing my 2005 Canyon 4x4, I had a 1997 S-10 4x4. Yes, the S-10 had a little more low/mid range grunt, due to the V-6, however once you get it "wound up" as you need to with most OHC engines, the I-5 has a bit of power. The I-5, on the plus side, does get better fuel mileage than the V-6 did.
My only gripe so far, with my Canyon, has been interior wind noise, mostly at the rear pillar (short cab). It seems to be some glitch in the design or location of the cab vents. I've applied a lot of the "competition style" sound deadener to the cab, and have quieted it down a fair amount. However, when the wind hits the truck just right, it's downright annoying inside the cab, right at ear level. In that respect, I liked the S-10 much better.
#66 of 117 Chevrolet service department
Nov 04, 2008 (6:24 am)
I have a 2006 Colorado, with 55000 km. Not only do I have paint issues, I have replaced my head light bulbs twice, my licience plate blubs, and my brake light bulbs! Obviously there is a grounding issue. Now the emergency brake sticks on when the release is pulled. I took it in to the dealership where I bought it, (Paul Sadlon Motors-Barrie,Ontario,Canada) and the service department won't even look at it without charging me an arm and a leg.
With all the issues that these trucks are having and the shitty service that you will recieve at the dealership I would not recomend that anyone buy a Chevrolet. This dealership has left a very bad taste in my mouth, and this will be the last Chev that I will ever buy!
#67 of 117 Re: Chevrolet service department [moe25]
Nov 06, 2008 (8:16 am)
The S10 was a far more reliable truck. As for the parking brake, try some WD-40 on the release mechanism under the dash. Good luck.
#68 of 117 wheel alignments
Nov 06, 2008 (1:03 pm)
took my 06 canyon to gm dealer for winter tire change over and to get a wheel alignment done as truck was pulling to the left , dealer called cannot do alignment as the cam that is used for doing adjustments was cracked , covered by warennty anyone else having experienced this problem
#69 of 117 Performance increase
Nov 08, 2008 (12:01 pm)
What kind of performance increase could I expect with the instalation of a catback exaust and a K&N cold box on a 2.9 2009 canyon. Ken
#70 of 117 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Owner Experiences [jhknight]
Nov 24, 2008 (11:07 pm)
i have a 4 cylinder. highway i get 15 miles to the gallon gm rep said thats good.dealership said its a weak 4 cylinder for the truck, it is always pulling the truck and dropping fuel eco.
#71 of 117 Brakes Canyon Crew Cab
Jan 09, 2009 (6:40 pm)
Are the front rotors on 2005 Canyon pressed on ?Any information on removing the rotors will be greatly appreciated.
#72 of 117 Re: Brakes Canyon Crew Cab [GrandCanyon1]
Jan 10, 2009 (4:30 am)
"GC1", are you talking 2WD or 4WD ?
#73 of 117 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Owner Experiences [dbcrue]
Jan 10, 2009 (3:59 pm)
That truck should get a lot better mileage. I've got a 2000 S10 with the old-tech OHV 4 cylinder engine. It's a regular cab, automatic and I have a truck cap on the bed. I bought it in Dec. 2007 for $6,600 (taxes, etc. all included) and it had 52K miles. I consistently get 20-22 MPG around town and 25 MPG on the highway. It now has 64K miles. You should go to another dealership. Perhaps, they can help. Good luck.