2005 Chevrolet Colorado Consumer Review: 2005 Red Chevy Colorado Z-71

2005 Chevrolet Colorado - Consumer Review

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Z71 Extended Cab Pickup (2.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual 6.1 ft. Bed)

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2005 Red Chevy Colorado Z-71
By redchevycolorado on


2005 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Extended Cab Z71 Rwd SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)


It's a great truck if you want to have decent fuel mileage, but still have the ability to tow or haul. I regularly tow a 200 pound trailer with an 1100 pound generator on it, and I can't tell it's behind me (max tow weight is 4000 pounds). When hauling bags of sand or concrete blocks, the stock suspension does exceptionally well, with only a 3 - 3.5 inch drop. (An upgrade to load adjusting shocks though keeps this around 1 - 1.5 inches).

Best Features

First is a small spout that sits directly under the oil filter so that when changing oil, the oil drains into the cup and down a spout , rather than all over the cross member. The other is the large stock tires for which you can easily drive through a ditch, should a downed tree block the road.

Worst Features

Cat-back system (stock exhaust is nearly crimped in some areas) Billet Grille (lower opening for radiator scoops air and debris in the radiator) Splash guards (keep rocks from hitting the side) Load-adjusting shock (if you tow or haul heavy, this will keep the truck closer to stock ride height)
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