By crack007 on
Vehicle2007 Chevrolet Colorado LT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M)
ReviewI have 2500 miles on the truck. Taken two trips totaling 800 miles getting about 25 mpg on highway and 18-20 normal driving. Pulls 3000 pound boat ok. Seems kind of small from the Z71 ext cab I bought new in 04 but traded for gas mileage and it is doing better than the 14-15 the Z got. If getting the 4cyl, go with the 5 speed if you plan to do any pulling. It will run highway speed with a load in 4th without much trouble but 5th is useless with a trailer. As far as driving empty, it has plenty of power, haven't had to take it past 5000 rpm yet when pulling or passing. Mine has the 3.73 gear ratio I think this is the best ratio as it would be turning a lot or rpms in 4th with the 4.10.
Best FeaturesRides really good and it is quiet at speed. Passing power is good from 50-70 but you have to use 3rd gear. Factory receiver hitch is a nice feature. Ride height of the z85 suspension package is good for hooking up to a trailer.
Worst FeaturesThe seat adjustments feel really cheap as do the back door latches. Use a style like the Silverados, never had any trouble in 3 yrs with them. The cup holders in the front need to be deeper and larger. Only a can fits in the drivers side. Add an oil pressure guage and numbers to the h20 temp.
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