2006 Chevrolet Colorado Reviews

2006 Chevrolet Colorado LS Reg Cab 2.8 4 cylinder from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.8 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance51000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Excellent base model truck

Faults:

Small yet noticeable erratic jumping while the engine is at idle. Check engine light has not come on, and I haven't noticed any other performance issues.

General Comments:

So far, it's turned out to be a good truck. I upgraded to the Colorado because I was very satisfied with my previous Chevy S10 with 190,000 miles on it.

I find the interior of the Colorado to be very visually appealing and space efficient. The split bench seat allows for maximum leg room and rear seat storage. All the manual locks and window cranks operate smoothly. It's everything my S10 was, and made better.

I find the 2.8 4 cylinder engine to be perfectly suited for the 2WD reg cab Colorado. With the 5 speed manual, this truck is fun to drive and has enough pep for any situation. Gas mileage is pretty good, at about 25mpg.

A huge selling point for me was the amount of open space under the hood. Most of the engine components are easy to see, and taking things apart is much easier than most other cars. Given this is a domestic truck, it will break down more often. I recommend this vehicle for anyone who is mechanically savvy and wishes to do their own repairs/maintenance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 3rd February, 2010

2006 Chevrolet Colorado WT Reg Cab 4x4 2.8 liter 4 cylinder from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.8 liter 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

Summary:

It could be a lot better

Faults:

Persistant vibration from 45 mph to 62 mph. Returned it to the dealer the first time the day after taking delivery. The dealer tried several times to fix the problem. Changed tires, drive shafts, axles from other units on the lot. Good effort, no success.

After the dealer gave up trying to fix it, I tried to lemon law the truck. Chevy's excuse was "They all do that." Chevy refused to lemon law the truck because a vibration is not a safety issue. By the way the left brake light has shaken loose five times and the right one twice. But what's unsafe about no brake lights.

Many thanks to the man who followed me into a parking lot from rush hour traffic to tell me about my brake light problem.

Other than that, no problems.

General Comments:

Gas mileage with the four cylinder/automatic/4 X 4 is 18.mpg. I tow a trailer on weekends that weighs about 2,500 lbs. Hills are a challenge. I don't understand why Chevy replaced the V 6 equipped S-10 with a heavier truck that comes with a 4 or optional 5.

Overall it is a good truck. It could be a lot better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd August, 2009

2006 Chevrolet Colorado LS 4 cylinder from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance63000 miles

Summary:

Total piece of crap

Faults:

Reduced Power light comes on. Dealer tried to fix it 6 times. The dealership cannot seem to fix this problem. It is almost impossible to drive.

General Comments:

I will never buy a Chevy again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th March, 2009

12th Apr 2011, 20:08

Man, if you write off a manufacturer because of one problem, you will run out of vehicles to buy very fast.

Better just go buy a bicycle.

2nd Mar 2012, 11:06

Thank you. Chevy has a lot of very good vehicles, and every dealership has problems with vehicles. My mom has had one since she bought it brand new in '06. It has a few problems, but has treated her and I very well.

27th Oct 2012, 09:54

It's GM period. What do people expect? The President had to save them for a reason. Pure junk.

2006 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 I5 3.5 Vortex from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission I5 3.5 Vortex Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance20000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Great mid-sized truck with awesome performance

Faults:

I have replaced the blower fan twice. The original fan and it's replacement chirped like a cricket and would get louder the longer it remained on.

General Comments:

The In-line 5 3.5 Vortex engine has a lot of punch, and yet gets pretty good gas mileage. I average about 22 mpg.

Just turned 20,000 miles, and notwithstanding the blower fan, no problems whatsoever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd February, 2008

2006 Chevrolet Colorado LT 2 2.8 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.8 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance28000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Galant

Summary:

Spectacular

Faults:

Honestly, the only complaint I have about my Colorado is the windshield has needed to be replaced twice. That's really not Chevy's fault, unless they could use thicker glass or Lexan.

General Comments:

I bought the Colorado with the ZQ8 suspension package, this thing handles like a corvette! I don't suggest the sport suspension if your going to cry about the bumpy ride, but I'm a car guy and it's all about the performance!

Great gas mileage with the manual transmission!

Tons of interior room.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th July, 2007

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 8 reviews