I bought the truck new in 2011. Regular cab 1 Lt 4X4
Currently the frame rails have rust up and down them. I expect the rust to eat through the thin frame rails in less than 10 years from now.
My 99 Dakota has thicker frame rails and also more black paint on them.
I like the posi rear end.
my truck is 5 speed. The fifth gear is too high. Its too far from 4th for a smooth transition.
There should be a gear in between 4 and 5 for this truck.
After having 2 friends buying colorados and the good review i went and bought a new one in august 2011. I just bought the lt1 2wd with auto trans. For first month everything was great. Then when starting truck it would spit and sputter until it made this weird vacuum noise. took to dealer and they put new parts on and still didnt help. Then my turn signal switch started messing up. Last but not least when starting it makes a bad chain dragging noise that we have yet to figure out. this happened with less then 4k miles and i keep extra good care of my vehicles. Looking to trade in for a import truck. my 95z28 with 130k miles has no problems. but a new truck has a lot. I wouldnt buy again.
exterior styling is awesome. big mirrors
better engine, more durable paint, a twig can scratch it. shoulda stayed with the 4.3 vortecs for power
1600 miles on it and quite satisfied so far. I pulled a small pop-up trailer less than 100 miles and I was very impressed by the trailering aspects of the vehicle. The gas mileage was 14.5 per gal on the round trip. In summary good value, good looking black truck.
Ipod connection built into radio instead of another 200.00 add on. Plastic interior seems fragile.
DON'T RELY ON EXPERT REVIEWS,LIKE CONSUMER REPORTS,EDMUNDS,ECT.... LOOK AT CONSUMER REVIEWS, THOSE ARE REAL WORLD TESTS ON THE COLORADO. IF I WENT BY A PARTICULAR(SO CALLED EXPERT) I WOULD NEVER HAVE BOUGHT THIS TRUCK. THIS IS MY SECOND COLORADO IV'E OWNED,A 04 COLORADO EXT, AND NOW A 2010 EXT. LOVE BOTH OF THEM! GOOD MPG,GOOD POWER,VERY NICE LOOKING TRUCK...AND DID NOT HAVE PROBLEMS WITH EITHER OF THEM, VERY RELIABLE! IF YOR IN THE MARKET? DON'T SKIP THIS TRUCK, ITS A VERY GOOD TRUCK.
ITS DUE FOR A REFRESHED, UPDATED MODEL...ITS BEEN 7 YRS, AND NO CHANGES.
Looked at all available options in the small truck field. Dodge, Ford, etc. For price and looks, this truck was the winner by far. After putting my first 1000 miles on it, I am very impressed to say the least. Fuel economy is as good or better than my four cylinder small car. Rides like a dream. Looks like a keeper for me. Can' get the wife to let me drive it. lol
Looks, performance, economy.
None right now that I can think of. Love this truck.