2004 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Crew Cab Z71 LS Base 4WD SB (3.5L 5cyl 4A)
I own a 2004 Chevy Colorado they are poorly engineered and use substandard parts quality.
The Electrical system is a joke and I've replaced the electrical fan speed control relay and corresponding plug 3 times. Twice under factory warranty. Each time itís close to starting a fire.
2 Year Second time @ 34,063 Miles Third time last weekend.
$27 for the Resister, & $79 For the Power connection rip-off.
The blower motor only lasted 2 Years, 30,897 miles.
The engine thermostat never worked right form the factory.
The CD player only lasted 20,000 miles. And wonít eject or play.
If you plug in a trailer, with known good wiring, and blow fuses. the list goes on................
Descant fuel mileage
Fire the electrical engineer who designed this truck
2004 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Crew Cab Z71 LS Rwd SB (3.5L 5cyl 4A)
I bought this truck used in 2005 and wondered why it was in a Used car lot at less than 1 year old. All kinds of electrical problems such as door locks/power windows not working but then start working after 2 weeks to a month. Dealer couldn't figure out problem and replaced under warranty BCM that didn't seem to fix problem. Transmission is hit and miss and often searches for gear to shift with pedal all the way to floor. Replaced 2 parking brakes at less than 50K. Have had two instances where brakes failed to stop and only a pulating sensation could be felt on dry road. 4WD HI setting doesn't work even after dealer tried to fix it. Stalling problems including hwy speeds. Hood comes loose.
Inter may be cheaply made but seats are comfortable and there is plenty of room, body design looks nice along with the bright red paint color. Privacy Glass is standard I believe on this truck when others consider it optional.
Fix transmission and electrical problems. Lift truck bumper a few inches since rear trailer hitch often hits ground and I damage front bumper after striking curb to avoid accident braking bottom part of my bumper. Better quality components such as parking brakes, plastic interior items. Make anti-slip rear differential standard. A bigger engine would also be nice. Better support from dealer and staff who seem to be unable to figure out what is causing electrical problems with truck replacing BCM and other parts. Better quality parking brakes, this is the first time I've ever had to replace parking brakes on a truck and done it twice! Fix possible problems with brakes pulsating & won't stop.
2004 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Crew Cab Z71 LS 4WD SB (3.5L 5cyl 4A)
Besides the archaic styling, I really love the truck (113k miles). For those that complain about the power/interior space; buy a full size. Plenty of pep for a compact truck. I've hauled a lot of weight in this girl and she doesn't mind it much. I bought the CO because the Dakota had a hungry V8, the Ranger is tiny and the Taco and Frontier were about 2k more, plain and simple. It drives like a small SUV; smooth and easy on the blacktop. With a decent pair of shoes it takes the KS mud and CO snow with ease. The mpgs are great for most pre gas hike vehicles, not just trucks, about 18 city at 6500 ft. If you need a layman's truck for the occasional moving day or trash haul, the Colorado is it
Smooth, comfortable ride. Plenty of power for mountain passes. Overall value.
The brake light will go out, but it is a factory recall so an easy, no cost fix. A little more ground clearance would be nice. Try some styling from one of the past two decades.
2004 Chevrolet Colorado 2dr Regular Cab Z85 LS Rwd SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)
I bought my Chevy Colorado in 2004 with 3 miles on it and now 7 years later have 116XXX and climbing, I have driven my truck like I stole it since the day I bought it. I have added a few performance things to the engine but have never done any major overhauls yet. Main thing with these trucks is to do the maintenance as scheduled, and they do have problems with the blower motors but that is an easy fix.
Light weight truck and drives great up to 75MPH, great on gas average 24MPG but have gotten as much as 30MPG when I keep my foot out of the gas on the interstate.
Needs a stronger clutch and maybe different style cup holders
2004 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Crew Cab Z85 LS 4WD SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)
It is nice an comfortable to drive this truck however GM needs to fix problems with defects in the design of their '04 Model even though they are out of warranty. Occasionally I have had electrical problems such as the door locks no longer working (seems to happen more often when it is cold outside but happens even in summer months), Battery (went dead faster than other cars I have owned and it is hard to find battery replacement), left or right side headlights, turn signal/side marker lamp suddenly stop working, etc. I did take my truck to the dealer a couple of times for the door locks. Dome light comes on and stays on all night, had troubles with anti-theft system. Parking Brakes died.
Body Style, nice comfortable interior.
Fix electrical problems even though my warranty expired. During my warranty you never fixed the problems and if I buy a new car it won't be a GM car even though they changed their warranty coverage to 100,000 miles! fix parts like parking brakes wear pre-maturely. fix front end alignment problems.