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Used 2016 Chevrolet Colorado LT 4dr Crew Cab 6.2 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 6A) Consumer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Transmission Problems

Ryan Fogle, 02/06/2016
LT 4dr Crew Cab LB (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
32 of 38 people found this review helpful

I paid good money for the Chevy Colorado 4 dr Z71 off-road package. Within 2 weeks of owning the vehicle, the transmission went out @ just a little over 400 miles on the vehicle. The truck is very nice and I loved everything about it, but I am very disappointed that the truck almost left me stranded on the highway and was brand new.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

2016 Colorado LT Crew Cab Long box 2.8 Diesel

Bill, 12/25/2016
LT 4dr Crew Cab LB (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
6 of 6 people found this review helpful

I purchased this truck used with 11,000 miles as a work Truck. I am in the piano repair business so I needed something with good fuel economy that can tow a trailer with pianos as well. In the first 2000 miles of use over a 3 week period with a combination of highway, city and towing once a week I've averaged 27.2 miles to the gallon. The truck is comfortable and I spend allot of time driving New England. In addition, it tows my box trailer thus far with up to 2 grand pianos at a time without issue. It actually feels more comfortable towing than my 98 Tahoe did. The 2.8 diesel has as much torque as the V8 did but the output happens at a lower RPM so the motor does not feel like it is working very hard. The bed is large enough for my needs carrying a few tool boxes as well as using the space for grand and upright parts including actions and keybeds for transport to the shop. In addition I installed a plastic folder cover to keep the cargo secure from weather. It also can be removed for the occasional piano move where it is easier to get the truck into a yard without the trailer. The electronics with the GPS and blue tooth connection for the phone or other devices such as a ipod all work great. My last Chevy I had for close to 18 years hopefully this one will hold up as well. The diesel is what made it for me. My experience with mid size V6 motors is that the fuel economy combined is not really that great and the motors tend to not do as well for towing, particularly on longer runs. This vehicle allows me to own only one that I can use for service calls, with all my tools and have room to easily transport piano parts. In addition it tows a trailer effortlessly. Finally 27.2 miles combined for all of this is rather remarkable. Remember the truck weighs over 5000 lbs. Finally the "jake break" works great. A flip of the switch allows you to slow down with the diesel motor and transmission putting less stress on the breaking system. Except for the heavier feel of the truck its hard to tell you have a trailer on.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Capabilities with with refinement.

Tony G., 05/27/2016
updated 06/01/2017
LT 4dr Crew Cab LB (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Get the diesel if you want hauling and towing capabilities and great fuel economy. The diesel was not available when i got my Colorado Lt V6 I wish i waited for a while because they have great deals on the diesel engine version and less on what I paid for my regular V6 truck. Overall you can't go wrong with the Colorado truck in any configuration it does what it does well and in comfort with great refinement in a mid size truck.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

2016 Duramax Colorado Crew Cab is Awesome!

Nathan, 10/30/2016
updated 06/15/2022
LT 4dr Crew Cab 6.2 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
8 of 9 people found this review helpful

[UPDATE] I purchased my Duramax Colorado in May 2016 and now have 153,000 miles on it. Fuel economy is holding around 27-29 for average city driving and low 30's on the highway above 70 mph. At 65mph on cruise control, the truck averages 42mpg over distances. This truck is cruising along like a dream. Had my first major repair at 78,800 miles: had to replace the torque converter at a cost of $2,100+ (OUCH)...extended warranty covered about $900, leaving me with just under $1300 out of pocket. At 98,000 miles, I had to replace the transmission because it had developed a rear seal leak that was dripping onto the muffler and burning off...not leaving a puddle. This truck DOES NOT have a low trans fluid warning light or dipstick and therefore, means you won’t know there’s a problem until there is. New transmission was $4300 because extended warranty didn’t cover seal leaks on the transmission. I still love my truck, but Chevrolet made a huge mistake not putting a dipstick or a warning light for the transmission. At 151,000 miles, I had to replace both of the NOX sensor banks in the exhaust stream at a cost of $1200 at the dealer. At 153,000 miles, the truck continues to function nominally and I enjoy driving it every day. At 162,000 miles, I replaced the timing belt due at 150,000 miles. Supply chain backlog caused a delay of 6 months getting the timing belt. About 4 weeks after replacing the belt, the truck has developed a mystery oil drip and is currently at the dealer for diagnosis and repair. I still love this truck and plan to keep it.

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4 out of 5 stars

Who stole my V6?

Len, 07/12/2016
LT 4dr Crew Cab LB (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
13 of 17 people found this review helpful

Idles rough occasionally, sometimes feels like a V6 sometimes like a 4 cylinder. Engine hesitates then eventually accelerates, transmission does not always down shift so feels sluggish at times. Have taken it to the dealer and they cannot find anything wrong, they say that is normal for this vehicle!!? I really like this truck except for the inconsistent performance. I would not have purchased this truck if I had known it runs this way. Any ECU mods for this truck?

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