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#2 of 60 Re: Colorado to add a V8 for 2008 [jz68]
Jul 02, 2007 (5:07 am)
I have already seen the article. It is a promising sign for those who actually need the extra power, but for me I would take the four banger.
#3 of 60 Re: Colorado to add a V8 for 2008 [poncho167]
Aug 02, 2007 (7:02 pm)
Yeah,I'm waiting for a 4 cylinder too,,,,,diesel that is.
#4 of 60 Re: Colorado to add a V8 for 2008 [greenjeanz]
Aug 03, 2007 (4:18 am)
I also have read all about the new V8 in the Colorado but my local chevy dealer says that there will be no V8 for the Colorado this year. He says that all of the reps. he has talked to says " no V8". I guess we will just have to wait and see.
#5 of 60 V8, or not to V8
Aug 04, 2007 (12:28 pm)
"my local chevy dealer says that there will be no V8 for the Colorado this year. He says that all of the reps. he has talked to says " no V8"."
...and they will continue to say that until the "V8" lands on their lot.! The first rules of a salesman is, "Sell what you have!" They aren't about to say "don't buy a truck from me, wait a couple of months until the V8 comes out!" Truthful salesmen usually starve to death, that's why there are none left..!
#6 of 60 Re: V8, or not to V8 [donn2390]
Aug 05, 2007 (5:41 pm)
If you have to ask somebody about this,your better off talking to someone in the service dept,not the sales dept.I recently asked about the rumor of a 4 cyl.diesel in the 09,or 10 colorado.He said it may not be a Iszuzu(sp) diesel.That in itself sounds promising.I do know they will have one,just not sure when.
#7 of 60 Re: V8, or not to V8 [greenjeanz]
Aug 30, 2007 (4:41 am)
I asked my dealer again today and they still say " no V8 for Colorado" Maybe next year.
#8 of 60 Re: V8, or not to V8 [motorhead1]
Sep 01, 2007 (6:30 am)
I don't know what to say other than you can see that link above that says otherwise. Also a search on the internet will also reveal the V8 information.
#9 of 60 Re: V8, or not to V8 [poncho167]
Sep 01, 2007 (6:58 am)
As I have said before,the dealers don't always have the latest info,especially the sales dept.Altough you would think they would be the first to know.I do believe that the V-8 is coming for next year(08).The truck is big enough to handle it,with an auto trans.If it does have cylinder deactivation,should be as economical as my 4 banger,or close to it.I am patiently awaiting the diesel colorado,sigh.
#10 of 60 Re: V8, or not to V8 [motorhead1]
Sep 01, 2007 (1:46 pm)
My information is that the V8 will be available as a mid year model, coming out in January 08. Asking a salesman is a waste of your time and energy. They have no clue what is going on in their industry, and don't really care. Yesterday they were selling computers, and tomorrow they will be selling vacuum cleaners. The few that might know anything are not going to tell you the truth. They want to sell trucks today, not six months from now..! It's not smart, from their perspective, to tell people not to buy a truck now, why not wait six months so we can all starve to death,,,,!!
Just be patient and wait like I am doing. I would love to buy a new truck today, but I wouldn't be happy if I bought one and then see the V8's arrive in a few months.