By JD in Colorado on
Vehicle2004 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Crew Cab Z71 LS Base 4WD SB (3.5L 5cyl 4A)
ReviewOverall, a good truck if small/mid-
size meets your needs. I downsized
from a Siverado--after the honeymoon
of a new truck wore off, I wished that
I kept the Silverado. For me, the 3.5L
is underpowered. It's great around
town--not pulling a trailer or without
a load. Otherwise, you've got the keep
the RPMs pegged to retain any sense of
power. A lot of plastic
on this truck--it looks great on the
showroom floor but quickly dulls. The
truck drives good--especially off-
road. However, the 4WD/Z71 suspension
is a little rough and dicey at times
in the urban jungle--probably due to
high center of gravity and short wheel
base. Great sport truck--poor work
Best FeaturesIt's a great looking truck. The crew cab is very nice and surprisingly roomy. Very fun to drive off-road without a load--just like the original commercial playing tag with the mountain lion.
Worst FeaturesThe engine needs some more ponies. Should have kept all six cylinders like the tahoe which would have boosted to 270HP. Less plastic. Longer bed on the crew cab--at least 6'; longer wheelbase may improve urban jungle driveability. Fuel economy...Silverado matches especially under load.
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