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2005 Red Chevy Colorado Z-71
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By redchevycolorado
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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab 4dr Extended Cab Z71 Rwd SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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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Nothing works like/on my Chevy truck
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By John Hardaway
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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab 4dr Extended Cab Z85 LS 4WD SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Chevy quality has gone downhill considerably since I purchased my 1994 Silverado. My 5 cyl. Colorado has had numerous issues: 2 CD players, 1 belt tensioner, 1 brake light switch, 1 brake light, and good luck finding an air filter at the local auto parts store (I bought a K&N instead). 5 cyl. engine requires 6 quarts of oil per oil change (my 5.7 only took 5). The 5 cyl. gets only 3 more mpg than my 8 cyl. did. Glove box can hold gloves, but thats about it. Armrest only latches with considerable pressure. The rear bumper folded up after a 5 mph "love tap" at a stop light (and cost $500 to replace). Front end required realignment after 15k miles.


Best Features

Great high beam head lights. Like the "suicide" rear doors.


Worst Features

What part of "American made" does Chevy have a problem with? I guess they meant "Latin American made".


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Colorado Rocks
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By Richie
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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab 4dr Extended Cab Z85 LS 4WD SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)


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The 4WD system works great! I have had the Colorado on the beach many times. The front seat is roomy and it drives great. I am surprised at the power of the I-5 engine.


Best Features

The 4WD system and the thick steering wheel (of all things) help make driving this truck sweet. The lumbar support and sound system are also great features.


Worst Features

The only thing I don't care for is the arm rest. I'm a big guy and the short, thin arm rest is almost unusable.


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Working Out
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By Chris
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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab 4dr Extended Cab Z71 LS 4WD SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Like many others, I had looked seriously at the Tacomas, but for what you get the price difference is too great. For $28,000 you don't get leather, power seats, etc. I've go 26,000 miles on my Coly now and haven't had a problem yet. I've upped the tires to BFG AT's 32's, leveled the front, added a Magnaflow exhaust, K&N cold intake and it really goes. Sounds much closer to the rugged looks of the Z71. Even with the bigger tires, the mileage still hits within range the estimates. Yes, the PCM was calibrated for the tires. It's fun, quick enough and the leather seats are anything but uncomfortable.


Best Features

Looks-fender flares, step bars, overall shape. Comfortable seats and decent room in back for two average sized adults or three small passengers. XM, 6-disc changer.


Worst Features

One, put some padding on the door arm rests. Two, like others have said, put the Trailblazer's V6 in it.


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'05 Z71 4x4
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By bob
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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab 4dr Extended Cab Z71 LS 4WD SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Great looking truck. Good pulling power. Haven't had the chance to try out the 4 wheel drive.


Best Features

Nice options. Love the 6 disc CD changer. Layout is very good


Worst Features

Wish the 5 speed was available with the new 3.7 inline 5. I would trade mine in for that


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