2008 Chevrolet Colorado Consumer Review: Great small pickup

2008 Chevrolet Colorado - Consumer Review

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LT Extended Cab Pickup (2.9L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic 6.1 ft. Bed)

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Great small pickup
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2008 Chevrolet Colorado LT 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 4A)


I bought a 2.9 automatic, extented LT cab with door locks and upgraded seats. I debated between buying a Tacoma and the Colorado. I favored the Tacoma, but the seat in the Tacoma convinced me to buy the Colorado with an elec seat. The 2.9 engine is not underpowered as Consumers Reports and other want to tell you. The 2'9 downshifts less frequently than the 3.5 Terrazo and 4.2 F150 I drove previously. On a 400 mile trip, at 60 mph, on state highways through some small towns, I averaged 27 mpg. It is solid and fun to drive. it is attracting compliments regarding its appearance. It is free-wheeling and coasts a lot around town. That saves on gas. The bed-liner came standard with the pickup.
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