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Great Little Truck
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By Mello Yellow
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2004 Chevrolet Colorado 2dr Regular Cab Z85 4WD SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I have owned a 96 4.3 2wd s-10 and still own a 91 4wd s-10 4.3 Blazer. Compared to these trucks she is a vast improvement in all areas. Although the powerband is not what I am used to, she won me over with her smooth running and her Dr. Jeckyl/Mr. Hyde nature. When you get down on her she really hauls the mail. The five speed manual is geared well for this motor and shifts smooth. Handles great and the fuel economy is superb for a 4wd with 3.73 gears. She gets 22mpg or so consistently and has seen 23mpg once. The seats are very comfortable and the stereo sounds awesome. Anyone looking for a solid, efficient daily driver should give this truck a look, although I strongly suggest the manual trans.


Best Features

I enjoy the manual trans and the control it imparts. The interior fit and finish are excellent and the stereo/CD sounds real fine. The push button 4wd is handy to have when the weather turns and I love the I-5 motors fuel economy and mid-range power. The bed tie-downs (6) are invaluable as well.


Worst Features

The tranny could use another gear (the I-5 loves to rev) and the motor could be bigger (I-6 or V-8) to provide improved low end grunt and better auto trans performance (was not impressed with auto trans powertrain combo I test drove). Also, for those that tow, a larger trailer pulling capacity.


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Excellent Truck
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By Andrew
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2004 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Crew Cab Z71 LS 4WD SB (3.5L 5cyl 4A)


Review

I drove a Chevy Avalanche in the past
and the transition to this truck was
quite a surprise. I love its light
weight feel, it's planted footing
around corners and it's space inside.
The interior is utilitarian yet
sophisticated without getting too
fancy. The I-5 engine sings like a
miniature V10. Revving it at a
stoplight makes everyone think that
you have done modivications to your
exhaust system. This truck is
phenomenal in the snow and offroad
alike. The huge 265's it comes with
are incredible. Nothing better than
an abundance of rubber in a Z71. I am
very pleased with the truck and hope
to get another colorado or possibly an
H3 Hummer with the same faboulus I-5
engine. Test it.


Best Features

-engine -fuel economy -lightweight and planted chassis around corners -fabulous driving experience for a pickup


Worst Features

-driver side vanity -glove box light -gas shocks and insulation for under hood. -different wheel choices. (tire packages)


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mine not listed
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By Margaret Payne
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2004 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Crew Cab Z71 LS Base 4WD SB (3.5L 5cyl 4A)


Review

04 Colorado 4wd ls ext cab Z85 4spd
automatic transmission vortec 3500 220
hp 3.5 5cyl engine. Great ride, the
only problem I have is the tires. The
tires are not very good and break
tracksion on wet streets in rwd.


Best Features

4wd is great with the major snow we have had. Interior very big and comfy.


Worst Features

better tires would be great


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best small truck from chevy ever
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By frank
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2004 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Crew Cab Z71 LS 4WD SB (3.5L 5cyl 4A)


Review

by far rthe best small truck from chevy
ever, rides like a car, pulls like a
truck, but has all the features to load
up the family in and head for the high
road!!!!


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What a fool am I
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By www.waxitup.com
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2004 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Crew Cab ZQ8 LS Rwd SB (3.5L 5cyl 4A)


Review

It has a 5 cylinder engine. The best
mileage to date is 16.1 on pure
interstate driving at 65 miles per
hour. The 19.5 gallon gas tank leaves
me wondering Why? With only a 300 mile
driving range I am constantly having
to visit the Gas Station.The exterior
is very eye catching but here begins
the lack of quality. The hood has
provisions for insulation but it is
missing and not offered. The doors
leak wind noise and sometimes even
water. Hoses, cables and tubes routed
ender the truck are installed with no
attention to detail and bang against
the under side. The inner fender wells
lack fasteners and rattle. The endless
use of bare plastic in the interior
also adds to rattles.


Best Features

This truck was worked up as a family vehicle not a commercial utility truck.This fails in both respects and in reality what G.M. has produced is a sub-low quality utility truck with all the rattles and squeaks of a rusted out 1968 Chevy truck with half a million miles.It looks good though!


Worst Features

all aspects of this truck fails except its style! Work on quality and workmanship! This is what we want!This is what we paid for!!!


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