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Pros: My favorite feature is the handling. It's great fun!
Cons: The turning radious is poor. I find that parking my son's 04 Silverado extended cap is easier to park.
Advice: Don't let the winers dissuade you. Drive oneI own a 2005 Sport entended cab w/14,000+ miles. I love this thing! I am surprised by many the negative reviews I've seen over the past couple of years. I have had 2 problems. The CD/sterio has been replaced twice. Apparently this is an issue with the Tahoe's and the other large GM vehichles, at least for the '05 models. The other issue is the poorly designed latches on the under jump seat storage boxes. I just had one box replaced under warrenty. It turns out that Chevy has come uo with a better desugn for the latches. The 3.5 ltr. engine is flawless. It isn't noisey, but is smooth with a great torque band. It was a bit noisey at first, especially when I installed a K&N air filter. That all went away by 1K miles. The auto trans has been fine. I see that the engine has been made more powerfyl for '07, but I don't care. I do have the sport suspension, so obviously, hauling huge loads isn't a priority.
Pros: Great looks & Z71 off-road suspension
Cons: High-pitched engine noise at high RPMs. Not a deal-breaker though.
Advice: Get it only if you intend to use it for light-duty tasks. Otherwise get the Silverado.This is a great buy if you need a light-duty truck. The interior is plenty comfortable and the ride is surprisingly smooth. The I-5 engine has adequate power but not great (but hey it's a pickup not a sports car - are you going to race it?). Don't get the four cylinder. I've done quite a bit of off-roading with this truck in the Idaho Rocky Mountain back country and it's performed admirably every time. I've not tested it's towing or max payload capabilities, but if I needed a truck with high capacities, I would have gotten a Silverado. With the employee discount I got this truck at a great price and am quite happy with my decision. I must honestly say though that if it weren't for the discount I probably would've gone with the Tacoma.
Pros: The color (Sunburst Orange Metallic).
Cons: Stiff seat backs.
Advice: Need a truck that performs on a budget?...This is the one for you.Couldn't wait to take this baby for a spin...and boy was I impressed. Great truck for the money. Better than average power for a mid-size truck, more gas mileage than a big truck, and looks to spare. Seats could be a little less firm, but ride comfort is very good overall. If you are seeking a midsize truck that handles well, looks good, and leaves a little gas in the tank...the Chevy Colorado is worth checking out.
Cons: back head rests are too big- limited rear view
Advice: Drive it- get a deal.I was sold after the test drive. I bought it in April 2004 and have had no problems. This truck kicks butt! Great power, and hauling capabilities. I hear other people have had issues, I have had none so far at 16K miles.
Cons: non-removable rear head rests
Advice: Buy NowThis is an excellent addition to the GM family. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a mid-size truck. The performance is excellent and the looks are sharp.
Pros: Gas mileage, avg. 20.5 w/3.5l
Advice: DON'T DO ITI now have 3,800 miles on it. My overall opinion is CHEAP. Cheap materials and quality throughout. I made a huge expensive mistake. Oh, did I mention It's been back to the dealer four times in 3,800 miles?
Pros: Great front seat leg & head room; good balance of power/economy
Cons: Plastic skid plate; lack of removable rear-seat head rests
Advice: Definately give the 2.8 4-cylinder 5-speed a test drive.I opted for the Crew Cab 4x4 with the 2.8 liter 4-cylinder and the 5-speed with the 4.10 axle. Good balance of power and economy, which is definately improving as the engine breaks-in. Exceptional leg room (I'm 6'5') with good views out (except for the rear which is partially blocked by the non-removable rear seat head rests). Good handling (esp. for a 4-wheel drive) and very quiet. The 5-speed has good feel with shorter throws than I would've expected. I also test drove a Z85 (Sport) and an extended cab, liked the crew the best.