I wanted a truck that can be used for hauling stuff for the farm, but I did not want a large truck, and the Colorado has great power with the 5cyl. The gas mileage around town is about 20, haven't taken any long rides to see what hwy is. Have not had any problems in winter driving, but I have to say that I really don't care for the clunk you get shifting into 4wd at times.
Power of the 5cyl. Even hauling a full load I couldn't notice anything.
Better fuel mileage! Change the seating in the back for better storage under seats instead of those rotten spaces that hold small things. Heated mirrors would be nice, along with an outside temp display.