2015 Chevrolet Colorado: 5,000 Miles
February 6, 2015
That was fast. We only took possession of our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado in early/mid-November and we're now at around 5,200 miles in mid-January. And we haven't even taken the Colorado on any extensive road trips yet.
Jay took it to Sonoma and found it a pretty quiet truck with comfortable seats and good straightline stability over 400-some miles. We've driven it out to our local test track and the kart track a few times and have towed some loads. But otherwise, it's been a lot of in-and-around town stuff. That speaks volumes for the kinds of miles we'll put on the Colorado in the next nine months.
Sure, we'll take road trips. If I have my way, I'll drive an extended tour of the truck's namesake, Durango to Denver via the Woody Creek Tavern. We'll move sofas that belong to friends we haven't heard from in six months (yet somehow found out we now have a truck). We will tow race cars home from the track, in ruin or reward.
But I predict most of our miles will come from the open-wagon utility of the Colorado, a truck that can handle chores on the weekend, but won't require them. Our bigger trucks typically require a little thought. Do I want to deal with parking it? Do I need to garage it? Do I really want to pick up my date in it?
The Colorado, I think, moots those hesitations. It parks easily. Most of us can garage it. It still probably doesn't impress our dates, but it won't roll their eyes either. It's not a bro-dozer, of which there's a whiff in our bigger trucks. The Colorado is more subtle. Cute, even.
At this rate, we're on track for about 24,000 miles at the end of a year. Any bets?
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor @ 5,200 miles