2008 Chevrolet Colorado Review

2008 Chevrolet Colorado W\T 2.9L "Vortec" 4 cylinder from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.9L "Vortec" 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired25 miles
Most recent distance10500 miles
Previous carFord Crown Victoria

Summary:

I'm a ford guy... but I'm still impressed..

Faults:

Nothing at all. Except for the brake light switch failed, replaced under warranty.

General Comments:

Great little truck.

I got the W\T model because I wanted basic, rubber floors, crank windows, manual locks, stick shift, etc etc... and that's what I got.

The 2.9L 4 cylinder accelerates awesome, it's got torque from a low 900RPM lug clear up to the 6,000RPM redline. Pop it into 3rd at 55 to pass and you're gone, right now. Very snappy for a little pickup.

The transmission has good spaced gears, seems to keep the engine pulling hard no matter where you shift at.

It handles very much like a small car, you can tell it's kind of light and skiddish, but more than stable enough to inspire confidence. It goes where it's pointed, and then comes back again perfectly.

I bought this truck for a commuter, and I wanted a small truck. Mileage is usually between 25-29, got 32 once. By comparison my 96 F150 that was my daily driver was getting between 11-15, and driving 100+ miles a day... well... got expensive to say the least.

The seats are comfy, and the cruise is a big plus. The A/C works great and the ABS and other electronic gizmos seem to work very well.

I haven't really hauled or pulled a lot with it, yet. But the couple small loads I have moved with it it seemed to handle them with ease. I mean, obviously it's not going to pull a house over, then haul away all the rubble at once, but it's more than respectable for a small truck.

The only complaints I have about it, are I'm a big guy and the pedals are kind of small, and the body panels seem to have the structural integrity of a pop can. The frame and basic structure seem to be very solid though.

Overall, an awesome truck for the 15K sticker price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2008

11th Jun 2010, 21:51

The interior is gonna be frail because its base :) My bud has the higher model with the L-5, and its got the interior of riches, but then again it's a truck, it's gonna be pretty basic in general. :)

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 1 review