2009 Colorado Owner Reviews (2)
This is my 4th Chevy truck in 30 years !
goadzilla86 2009-06-04 18:19:07
Well I am a Chevy Truck man, the last 2 trucks were S-10's with V6's with the last one a 2000 4.3 liter V6 that had GREAT torque but average MPG's after 176,000 pretty much trouble free miles and my fear of $5.00 gallon gas it was time to upgrade the mileage and I checked out the competition, The dakato seems OK but the warranty is scary when Dodge requires so much required maintenance to enable the warranty and the MPG's are the lowest among midsize trucks, The Ranger doesn't come in a crew cab but has better rated MPG's and the F 150 just is not a choice... and the Toyota Tacoma doesn't come in a 4 cylinder crew cab so the MPG's were muc lower... so back to Chevy I went... I bought the 2.9 liter 185 HP Colorado with a Crew Cab... I'm 6'4" and the interior leg room is the most among mid size trucks ...very roomy...the 2.9 liter with the 4 speed automatic is strong..not my 4.3 liter V6 but really not there far off and the most astonishing surprise is that I get about 500 miles to a tankful or about 16,8 gallons...that equates to 29 miles per gallon.... now that's a mix of highway and city with a little AC, the advertised ratings were 25/21 so better was a real surprise.... the truck doesn't turn any heads...it's just a plain truck in the silver beech with color matched body mouldings and pretty nice standard aluminum wheels... I liked the Victory red and that new Burnt Orange was cool but they didn't have a LT 4 cylinder crew cab at my local dealer...so I got a deal on what they had in stock... I'll deal with it....for another 10 years... I really am glad I went back for a Chevy.... it fit my needs perfect.
Good quality truck.
rooneydude17 2008-11-04 18:00:04
This is a very good truck. It gets very good gas mileage and it is very easy to drive with good handling. I took it on a road trip from CT to NC and it was amazing. I got a flat tire in Jersey but it was my fault. It tows great, i have to tow my boat 4 about a half hour every weekend so i would know. I looked at the F 150 and the Ranger wich are both from ford. I like ford better but the ranger didnt come in crew cab and the F 150 was really bad on gas. This is definetly the way to go