Since I don't need a full-size truck, I moved from a '99 GMC Sierra to the Colorado.
I bought this one used with 45,000 miles and I must say that I love this truck.
I think I have a rare model, since it has the leather option with the LT2 trim level, which usually comes with the LT3 trim.
The best thing that I ended up with in this truck is the optional 5.3L V8.
In a mid-size truck like this one, the power to weight ratio is unbelievable.
300hp and 320 ft/lbs of torque is on tap and I can tow up to 6000 lbs with it.
The experts are idiots--they slammed this truck in their reviews, but on average, the owners have given very high reviews.
I love the 5.3L V8.
Test times with this motor is 0-60 in the upper 6 second range, and I believe it.
Tons and tons of power and torque on tap.
As far as the interior goes,
I like the heated leather seats and the compass/temp gauge on the mirror.
Visibility in the cab is very good for a smaller truck--it makes me feel like I'm sitting up high even though the truck isn't a full size model.
The radio/cd player and 6 speaker system sounds good, although a jack for an mp3 player would have been nice.
Center dual-level console between the bucket seats is nice.
Push button 4 wheel drive is nice--I don't have to mess around with a lever on the floor anymore.
Love the rugged appearance.
The truck has been hammered in reviews for its cheap, plastic interior.
Could GM have done better in this dept?
But, I do have a fully-loaded model (power windows, locks, heated power leather seats) so that helps offset the plastic parts.
The rear jump seats in the extended cab are tiny--pretty much kids are the only passengers that would feel comfortable on an extended ride.
The air conditioning is a disappointment, since the compressor works on a relay/thermostat setup--if you have the controls on high, if the compressor shuts off, it doesn't blow cold air.
Supposedly it helps conserve fuel, but I'd rather control the a/c myself.
No lighted vanity mirror annoys my wife.
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