2004 Chevrolet Colorado Consumer Review: Never Buy a First-Year Product

2004 Chevrolet Colorado - Consumer Review

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Never Buy a First-Year Product!
By j_r_denver on


2004 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Extended Cab Z85 LS 4WD SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)


This truck replaced a 2001 Dodge Dakota. It is equipped as a 4x4 extended cab with the I-4 engine, which is a horrible mismatch for a truck of this weight. The construction of the box is terrible, with noticeable gaps in the welds where the floor of the box joins the front wall. It came from the factory with the front end out of alignment. It has had non-stop power steering problems, The pump was replaced under warranty, after having not been properly filled at the factory. The replacement was also noisy. It is now down because of failure of the high- pressure hose. Several bowtie-fan friends have called it a lousy representation of a what a Chevy truck should be.

Best Features

Decent ride quality, very sure-footed in snow.

Worst Features

Preferably, start over again. Failing that, at least install engines with real bottom-end torque and significantly improve overall build quality. Even by GM standards, this thing is terrible.
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