Used 2004 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab

2004 Chevrolet Colorado
$9,472

2004 Highlights

The Colorado is an all-new compact pickup from Chevrolet.

Pros

  • Versatile size, strong engine lineup, available side curtain airbags and locking differential, standard ABS.

Cons

  • Still not as big as a Dakota, no V8 option, can't tow as much as the competition.

Used 2004 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab for Sale

Chevrolet Colorado 2004 2dr Regular Cab Z85 LS Rwd SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)
111,139 miles
Used 2004
Chevrolet Colorado
Z85 LS
List$9,472
Est.Loan: $194/mo
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Dealer Notes

"Take a look at this nice 2004 Chevrolet Colorado LS! Great color combination with Dark Cherry Red Metallic Paint and Dark Pewter Interior. This vehicle has a Clean Auto History Report. Equipped with the 2.8L 4Cyl and 5-Speed Manual Transmission. Will not last long! Call or email for more details. You will love our NO HAGGLE

Chevrolet Colorado 2004
157,678 miles
Used 2004
Chevrolet Colorado
List$7,633
Est.Loan: $156/mo
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Chevrolet Colorado 2004
98,707 miles
Used 2004
Chevrolet Colorado
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Chevrolet Colorado 2004 4dr Extended Cab Z85 LS 4WD SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)
156,540 miles
Used 2004
Chevrolet Colorado
Z85 LS
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Chevrolet Colorado 2004 4dr Extended Cab Z85 4WD SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)
147,253 miles
Used 2004
Chevrolet Colorado
Z85
Diehl's Ford Sales
98.3 mi away
List$8,696
Est.Loan: $178/mo
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Chevrolet Colorado 2004 4dr Extended Cab Z71 LS 4WD SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)
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Used 2004
Chevrolet Colorado
Z71 LS
Lawrence Chevrolet
87.5 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

It has the size, the features and the looks necessary to become the dominant truck in the compact class -- just don't mistake it for a midsize.

vehicle overview

This replacement for the aged S-10 compact pickup will have a larger overall size and a new range of four- and five-cylinder engines derived from the 4.2-liter in-line six-cylinder currently sold in the TrailBlazer SUV. Expect standard, extended, and crew cab bodystyles and an interior that draws heavily from the General Motors corporate parts bin.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Chevrolet Colorado.

Great Truck
caseyredfox, 8/13/2011
I bought my Chevy Colorado in 2004 with 3 miles on it and now 7 years later have 116XXX and climbing, I have driven my truck like I stole it since the day I bought it. I have added a few performance things to the engine but have never done any major overhauls yet. Main thing with these trucks is to do the maintenance as scheduled, and they do have problems with the blower motors but that is an easy fix.
great truck
dogger, 7/22/2004
I recomend the 3.5L. The 4 cylinder not enough power.I'm getting 20 miles per gallon local driving.Great handling, tight suspension. In my opinion, after looking at fords and Chevys, this is the best truck in its class for the money.
Good Truck
PMWoods, 2/3/2009
I bought this truck new in 2004. I have had no real issues with it. One of the seat knobs broke (my fault) and it was recalled a couple of times, but I have had no electrical problems or engine problems. Some of the people on here amaze me - I mean, what do they want? Not a single manufacturer makes a vehicle that doesn't break. People seem to think that Toyotas are better because it says Toyota on it. Well, Toyota didn't stand behind the engine in my Tundra when it went bad. This Colorado has been the best truck I've owned.
Great in the woods
scott, 4/3/2009
I bought my Colorado used with 29,000 miles on it, and the day I bought I started putting it to the test. I have been through some of the worst mudholes, the deepest snow, I drove right through a swamp once, and it goes right through it in 4wd. The only problem I ever had with it is the transmission mount sits really low and can get hung up on things. This is a great little truck for getting in and out the woods for hunting, or just playing around in the mud. There really isn't anything that I haven't put my Colorado through, and it still runs strong, and I haven't had to replace anything on it and it now has 110,000 miles in it.
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 24 hwy
Seats 3
5-speed manual
Gas
175 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
18 city / 24 hwy
Seats 3
5-speed manual
Gas
175 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
18 city / 24 hwy
Seats 3
5-speed manual
Gas
175 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
18 city / 24 hwy
Seats 3
5-speed manual
Gas
175 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More About This Model

If you've been in this country for more than, say, a day or two, you probably already know about GM's full-size trucks. With advertising campaigns equal in size to the GDP of small countries, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra enjoy almost endless exposure on billboards and television in a quest to assure that every American is well aware of their powerful engines and sturdy construction.

While those full-sizers have become national celebrities, General Motors' compact pickups haven't enjoyed quite the same level of attention. With smaller sales numbers, less powerful engines and limited ability to tear a tree stump out of the ground, the Chevrolet S-10 and GMC Sonoma soldiered on for a nearly a decade under substantially smaller spotlights.

For 2004, those spotlights will get just a little bit brighter with the introduction of the all-new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon compact trucks. Larger in most dimensions than their predecessors, the Colorado and the Canyon were designed to be as comfortable as they are tough. New engines and class-exclusive features are also part of the mix to help give both trucks the edge they need to compete in a category filled with strong domestic and foreign competition.

Drive either truck and the improvements over their predecessors are obvious. They're stiffer and smoother on the road and more spacious inside. It doesn't quite feel like 10 years' worth of development work went on, but there's at least a good three or four years of solid engineering under each skin. It's not the kind of overwhelming goodness that will vault Chevrolet and GMC directly to the head of the line, but as compact trucks go, the Colorado and Canyon are two of the best currently available.

Prominent on the list of improvements is a significantly stiffer frame that allows for more precise suspension tuning and less flex under stressful conditions. Unlike the previous trucks that flopped and wobbled over rough terrain, the Colorado and Canyon maintain their composure without compromising ride quality. In fact, on smooth pavement the overall feel is softer than you might expect for a pickup. A revised rack-and-pinion steering system further contributes to the more refined feel of the new trucks, but numbness on center keeps them from feeling truly connected to the road.

Three different suspensions are offered: the standard heavy-duty setup, an elevated Z71 off-road package and a lowered street performance design. Despite its rough-sounding name, the standard heavy-duty setup is quite forgiving, making it ideal for everyday driving. Four-wheel-drive models sit 2 inches higher than their two-wheel counterparts but otherwise use the same basic design.

If you plan on having your truck dirty as often as it's clean, the Z71 option is worth considering. Available on both two- and four-wheel-drive models, the Z71 suspension raises ride height three inches over a stock two-wheel-drive model. Also included in the package are larger tires, an underbody skid plate, heavy-duty shocks and a locking rear differential. The ride is slightly soggier than the standard suspension mostly due to the larger, more heavily treaded tires, but it's still better than previous GM compacts.

For those looking for the ultimate in street performance, the Colorado offers a ZQ8 sport suspension on two-wheel-drive models designed to deliver sharper handling and a slammed custom truck look. Reduced height springs drop the ride height two inches lower than stock, while Bilstein shocks, a quick-ratio steering system and 17-inch wheels and tires provide added control. The stiffer setup is instantly noticeable behind the wheel, but it's not so harsh that you curse it over every bump in the street. Not only will it give Toyota's Tacoma S-Runner a run for its money in the handling department, it has well-defined looks to complement its performance.

As well sorted out as both trucks are when it comes to their suspensions, the two available engines might leave power-hungry drivers wishing for more. The base engine is a 2.8-liter inline four-cylinder rated at 175 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque, while the optional power plant is a 3.5-liter inline five-cylinder that generates 220 hp and 225 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are scaled-down versions of the 4.2-liter six-cylinder engine found in the TrailBlazer and Envoy SUVs. A five-speed manual is standard on all models; a four-speed automatic is available as an option.

With 220 hp, the optional 3.5-liter engine gives the Colorado and Canyon the highest horsepower rating in the class, but like its six-cylinder cousin, the power is situated higher in the power band than on most truck engines. Off-the-line grunt is just average as the engine fails to deliver much of a pull until nearly 4,000 rpm — a far cry from the old 4.3-liter V6 that delivered plenty of power down low but ran out of breath quickly thereafter. A unique growl at full roar and a smoother power delivery give the new five-cylinder an overall edge, but those looking for the trucklike feel of a large-displacement V6 may find the 3.5 a bit lacking.

Such a drawback might seem inexcusable on a pickup truck, but GM designed the Colorado and Canyon to appeal to a wider range of buyers than the typical work truck market. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the cabin where larger dimensions and additional amenities add more passenger comfort and convenience. The truck's overall length remains virtually unchanged, but a longer wheelbase stretches the cabin for added legroom front and rear, while a wider body adds slightly more hip- and shoulder room. The dimensional differences are slight, but anyone who has ever spent much time in the previous GM compacts will notice the added room.

Less impressive is the overall design and quality of the interior, as it still wears the drab gray plastic panels of its predecessors. The gauge cluster is slightly better but not great, and the build quality still isn't very impressive as most of the trim pieces flex and move when pressed upon. The flat seats lack much contour, and even the upgraded leather upholstery fails to elicit an upscale look and feel. In all fairness, there are few compact trucks on the market that could be called plush, but if GM really wants to court personal-use buyers, a more stylish and higher-quality interior would have helped.

That said, there are some areas in which these trucks excel. They are the first compact trucks to offer side airbag protection as well as OnStar and factory-installed satellite radio. The optional 3.5-liter engine may not have the torque all buyers are looking for but with EPA fuel ratings of 17 mpg city and 22 mpg highway, it's a more efficient power plant than most of its competitors' V6s. Then there's the styling, a subjective matter for sure but one in which both trucks seem to garner the same positive results.

Pushing the new Colorado and Canyon as personal-use trucks rather than true workhorse pickups may prove to be a smart move for GM. Most buyers fall into that category and are more likely to appreciate a more refined ride and extra passenger space than big-time tow ratings. However, doing so with such bland and unimpressive interiors and smaller displacement engines may threaten the automaker's ability to attract new customers. With all-new compact trucks coming next year from Dodge, Nissan and Toyota, the Colorado and Canyon are going to have their hands full. Both GM trucks offer levels of refinement and comfort that are as good as anything currently on the market, but if you were hoping for serious power or a modern cabin design, these trucks come up a little short.

Used 2004 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab Overview

The Used 2004 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab is offered in the following styles: 2dr Regular Cab ZQ8 Rwd SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab Z71 Rwd SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab Z85 LS Rwd SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab Z85 Rwd SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab Z71 LS 4WD SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab Z85 4WD SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab Z85 LS 4WD SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab Z71 4WD SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab ZQ8 LS Rwd SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M), and 2dr Regular Cab Z71 LS Rwd SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M).

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Price comparisons for Used 2004 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab Z85 LS is priced between $9,472 and $9,472 with odometer readings between 111139 and 111139 miles.

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