2006 Chevrolet Colorado LS 2.8L from North America
Mechanically pretty good, but the interior is horrible
1. The gasket for the 3rd brake light needs replaced every 5 years (water leaks into the cab).
2. Cowling under the windshield rubber strip goes bad every 5 years.
3. The oxygen sensor was replaced at 37,000 miles.
4. The front brake pads at 43,000 miles.
5. Transmission pan gasket fluid leak at 43,000 miles.
6. The fabric on both sun visors fell off and had to be glued back on.
The Colorado extended cab rides and handles great. The 4 cylinder engine has great acceleration and the automatic transmission shifts smooth. It gets 17 MPG city and 25 MPG highway.
* The 60/40 front seat is the most uncomfortable seat ever. The front seat has no arm rest. If you have to drive over 100 miles, bring a rolled up towel to put behind your lower back for lumbar support. Bring a second towel to pad the hard plastic door panel's arm rest.
I have owned many Silverados and loved their interiors. However, the Chevy Colorado LS's overall interior is cheaply made, from the HARD plastic door panels and dash to the uncomfortable seats. Overall the Colorado is made with less quality compared to a Silverado.
The driver's seat fabric is starting to go bad on my 9 year old truck with only 45,000 miles. The fabric on both sun visors fell off and had to be glued back on.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th November, 2015