Rear View Camera, Auxiliary Audio Input, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control, Side Airbags, Tow Hitch
4 Cylinders, 2WD, 2.5L Engine, Manual 6 Speed Transmission, 25K Miles, Red/Gray
Rear View Camera, Bed Liner, Running Boards, Alloy Wheels, Auxiliary Audio Input, Overhead Airbags
6 Cylinders, 2WD, 3.6L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 50K Miles, White/Gray
I am pleased with my 2005 4 door Chevy Colorado. It's got plenty of power for my needs - good acceleration which comes in handy in traffic - The 4 door King cab is nice - I have already gotten a lot of good use hauling 4 adults comfortably on short trips around town. It is a bouncy little truck - which is what I had expected without a load. I haven't hauled much in the bed yet - but recommend adding a bed cover, as I did. It improved my gas mileage from an average of 18 to 22. 90% Highway driving. Overall - very pleased so far within my first 15,000 miles.
Purchased the light pickup to do work around the house and hobby farming, hauling lumber, building materials for gardening and maybe picking up a few bales of straw. The 5 cylinder engine is enough to get out of its own way even with a family of four riding along. The four doors have been wonderful and the kids no longer suffer car sickness, I believe because they ride higher and can see the world around them. The quality of the cab although spacious enough for a family of four very tall people was fair at best. Lots of plastic everywhere. There is a bench in the front so you could ride six people in a pinch although be careful raising the center arm rest in the front because if you let it go it snaps back with some force emptying the contents that were stored within. Also the kids were able to remove the center cup holder attached to the center of the back seat with ease. Cargo space in side the cab is nearly zero, coming from a yaris with 7 cup holders, half a dozen glove boxes and a hatch back has made this issue painfully obvious. But the 4 doors and the ability to travel with the family far out way the lack of cargo space. You get a glove box cup holders and pouches on the backs of the seats. There is virtually no space under the seats or behind the rear seats. I loaded it up with 6 sheets of plywood and 30 2x4s and had no issues, with the tailgate down there is a little over hang but the load was easily secured. Suspension easily handled the weight. Gas millage is below advertised rates @ 14 miles per gallon around town, it may be result of carbon deposits in the throttle body I had to have it serviced the first week after buying it because it was choking out. I gave the over all rating average for what I expect in a used vehicle, some dings in the paint a door that looks to have been repaired and 80k miles on the engine. I was very disappointed at the gas mileage I feel I could get that same mileage from a v6 if not a v8.
I feel that the Chevrolet Colorado is a very useful vehicle that provides me with the ride and comfort of a car and the payload capacity of a pickup. The interior is a bit spartan and it definitely isn't sporty looking but it allows me to carry my family and farm supplies. I would highly recommend it as a utility vehicle, much more versatile than the TrailBlazer I previously owned.