Bought my Colorado the first year they came out with it. I find that it's easy to drive, reliable as heck. Thought that I wouldn't be able to take it off road but it's proved me wrong many times. I drive 48 miles to work one way and it's held up. I change the oil, tires and make sure not to buy cheap gas. I've even run E85 in it a couple of times when I've been in a pinch. Chevy made a great truck.
I installed the after marked window air-dams, and the dealers, interior grab handles above the door, other then that its a stock truck. I love the vehicle just as it sits.
Would love to see the gas mileage improved or a hybrid version of this truck.