I just purchased a new Colorado after owning an S-10 for the last seven years and 160K miles. I did a great deal of research prior to my purchase, focusing mainly on the Tacoma, Frontier and Colorado. Both the Nissan and Toyota received higher reviews from the auto experts, but the consumer reviews were mostly positive for the Colorado. I have only driven this new vehicle for a couple of weeks and my initial impression is that I like it...very much. I drove all three and the Colorado seemed to have what I was looking for. I loved my S-10 and if I enjoy the Colorado half as much, it will have been a great purchase.
Four doors and the space for the rear seats in the extended cab. Great for grand kids. Gas mileage - 23.6 on the first trip over 200 miles. Handling Appearance
Bottomless pit under the front cup holders, good place to lose keys, wallet and cell phone. Return the reading lights to the rear-view mirror. Improve quality of the console lid, identical to the S-10.