Pros Z71 wow factor perfect size truck smooth ride tow capacity Cons Need more features for price battery died with no resolution after diagnostics. recharged and running, but... had 2005 that did same thing and was never resolved. Carried a jumpstarter at all times.
Love my truck. We decided we needed a pickup truck with full cab for our lifestyle. We are urban cowboys that take care of rugged rabbits. :-) We live in the outskirts of the community but still work in the city. Because it would also be a commuter truck, we needed economic efficiency and it better be comfortable for the long commutes and be able to handle a daily mountain commute. So, it had to have a strong engine. I am a lady. This truck is so comfortable, it does not ride like a bumpy truck. It also has some bells and whistles girls like. SeriousXM for mountain commute and Onstar - just because. I wish it would have had a lighted mirror on each visor. That is a girl thing and dang it, that should be standard in this day and age. Even boys have girlfriends.... Performance. Well, as a 4 cylinder, there is not much get up and go in my opinion. I can't just pass people on the mountain commute the way i used to in my 6 cylinder car, but I try to relax and save the gas. Quality. I feel totally safe from Deer smashing into my truck on my mountain commute compared to a tiny commuter car. And the truck feels like it is quality. The radio is great, but I wish they had the antenna that is built into the windshield or remotely moves up and down. This one is very old fashioned but very effective. The full cab is very roomy in the back for a small truck and the truck bed is great. The quality of the seats and truck matts that are not carpeted but rubber are suited well for the needs of hauling dirty cargo. I have also noticed that many corporate work trucks have chosen the Colorado so the quality must be there. It has a special windy skid button for windy roads and works perfect during my mountain commute, so I leave it on all the time. Makes me feel safer. Appearance. It cleans up well for my corporate work. But, it looks very small and non-beefy compared to other trucks when you walk up to it. The very simplistic and small in appearance look was verbally noted by my colleagues that expected me to have a more beefy truck. When you think of yourself as having a TRUCK and then you walk out to this truck, it feels more like walking out to the car. You don't need to climb in and it is not tall or macho at all. It is very narrow like a car too. I could lift it, but figured gas and windy roads would be best to keep it as it standardly is. And, the smallness fits into parking spaces at work and the mall better than most trucks. So I don't feel like people will scratch or dent me. Yet, I don't feel like I have lost space. Cargo/Towing: My cargo is 3 boys and the full cab holds them comfortably in the back per the tall boys. And I hall hay. So the bed is great! Small - be great for Home Depot runs and craigslist runs. But, it is a 4 Cylinder so it is not going to tow anything heavy. We don't do that, so that is ok with us. It would tow a small trailer of stuff though should we need. Check the towing capacity for your needs. Value for the money? Absolutely. And, it was the hybrid that I was looking for without looking like a hybrid. So I am very pleased with keeping this truck for the full life of the truck."
I bought a 2005 Chevy Colorado crew cab 4x4 new, it has 170,000 miles and just recently the water pump failed, I have replaced two oxygen sensers and brakes and tires. That's all. The truck has been on the beach surf fishing and is great in the snow. I love my red Colorado, great truck.