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fun to drive maintenance hog
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Jim
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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Z85 LS Rwd SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I purchased my Canyon new in 2005 with 30 miles on it and now it has 162,000. It rides very comfortably, good mileage, and has good handling except for wheel hop when the road is wet. For the first 4 years/50k miles the truck was great, after that, the front coils, all 4 shock absorbers and exhaust started to wear out, break and were replaced. By 80k miles, the u-joints on the driveshaft had been replaced, and a mystery vacuum leak started, causing many parts in the vacuum system to be changed. By 100k, most of the cooling system had been changed including the temp sensor, thermostat, radiator, water pump, and head gasket due to overheating. Since then, the driveshaft, leaf springs, fuel pump and many sensors have been changed. The VVT actuator/exhaust sprocket failed and is no longer available from GM and is not available in the aftermarket. The truck is now junk because it can pass inspection. Save yourself and don't buy the 4 cylinder version of this truck, It is prone to failure much more than the 5 cylinder version


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Great Truck
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By caseyredfox
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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Z85 LS Rwd SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

Light weight truck and drives great up to 75MPH, great on gas average 24MPG but have gotten as much as 30MPG when I keep my foot out of the gas on the interstate.


Worst Features

Needs a stronger clutch and maybe different style cup holders


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Great in the woods
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By scott
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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Z85 4WD SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

reliability, great gas mileage, tough, moviability.


Worst Features

needs to sit a little higher, or change the transmission mount configuration


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Wonderful Vehicle
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By Laine Allemond
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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab ZQ8 LS Rwd SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I have the ZQ8 LS, with the optional 3.5L I5 cylinder. This is my first truck, by the way I am 18 years old. But before I purchased this vehicle, I did a lot of research and test drives. I love the great gas mileage, as well as looks and good performance. The truck handles well, and it is a plus for towing capacity as well. It is black, with a red bow tie, and that truck looks mean coming down the road. It has good interior volume, as well as OK styling. Although, a few things can be added in the cab to make it a bit more appealing. The fact that I chose the Colorado over many other vehicles in it's class is for the street looking body as well as rims. Well, black does add to its sexiness.


Best Features

Body Style, Gas Mileage, Bed liner, Color, Acceleration, Towing Capacity, Tail Lights, Rims, Street Suspension


Worst Features

Seat Comfortably, Interior Styling, Better Radio


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Excellent for the price
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By Mike
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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Z71 LS Rwd SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought the truck new in 2004 and he went to the test, off road, carried load, pulling stuff. For a 4cyl this very good. I will keep it until he to the junk yard.


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Gas mileage and durability


Worst Features

Metallic color in base model


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