This truck is completely useless if you plan on taking it off of the pavement
At roughly 25,000 miles I started getting engine misfires on cylindar 3 which took three visits to the local dealer to get resolved (not for sure if it is fixed yet.)
The CD player rejects disks (both burned and store bought) numerous times before it will accept them.
The starter is now acting up at 43000 miles.
The gas mileage was roughly 17-18 per tank average when the sticker showed 23. Incidentally the best I have obtained with this truck is 21.
The Chevy Colorado would probably be a great truck if you drive highway only. If you are planning on using this truck for any form of off road applications, I would search elsewhere or just go with the half ton Silverado. The Colorado has a braking system that locks up when dirt gets in the pads.
After a three hour trip in this truck you will more than likely experience back pain since the seat is so uncomfortable. (I am 6'2, so it might be more suitable for a shorter individual.)
I have only owned Chevrolet products since I was 18 and have not had any problems in the past with any of my half ton trucks. This Colorado is by far the biggest waste of money that I have encountered. For roughly three thousand more I could of had a nice 1/2 ton Silverado and am still kicking myself for thinking that the Colorado is the way to go.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th May, 2006