Last post on Oct 08, 2008 at 6:58 AM
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#7 of 9 Buying an '06
Jun 19, 2007 (5:57 pm)
I, too have been antisapating the purchase of a Crew Cab Colorado. All of the reading and research I have done tells me the way to go is getting the '07. This is the I-5 I'm referring to, if you want a four cyl, disregard this information.
There was a lot of head failure from the 04's through the 06's. In 07 they completely changed the head and increased the displacement. The 07 has had no problems with the head, and has 22 more HP than the 06.
If the discount can make you forget missing 22 HP, then your only worry is having an expensive head problem down the road a piece. That issue could also be overcome, depending on the warrantee it comes with. If they will give you a 100 K warrantee that would completely cover any head problems you might experience, then the 06 is the way to go.
Personally I am going to wait until the 08's are introduced and see if there is any reason to buy one of them.
#8 of 9 2009 Canyon Engine and trans.
Oct 06, 2008 (8:31 am)
I.ve read That the 5 Speed man. Will only be found in the 2.9. The 2009 brochures are not out yet. Have you herd the same.Don.t want to be under powered yet I want the man. trans.. Ken
#9 of 9 Re: Buying an '06 [donn2390]
Oct 08, 2008 (6:58 am)
I currently have an '05 Canyon 4x4, with 24,500 miles on it. I did receive a letter from GM stating that I have an extended warranty on the engine, due to sporadic reports of cylinder head issues. So far, knock on wood, mine has run like a champ.
A couple of years ago, when the problem started appearing, and owners were on this site talking about it, I asked a few questions about how these people drove/serviced their trucks. I was curious if there was some sort of common denominator. Although there were a number of irate comments about the truck or dealersip, nobody ever commented on how they drove their trucks, ie. mostly city, or highway, empty of loaded, towing, etc. So, I guess we'll never know....