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Pros: LOOKS AND RIDE
Cons: LACK OF LATERAL SEAT SUPPORT
Advice: DEFINITELY GET THE Z71 HIGH STANCE PACKAGE1.] SEATS WELL PADDED, BUT LATERAL SUPORT COULD BE BETTER. 2.] STEERING IS ON STIFF SIDE, BUT THAT'S OK - 'IT'S A TRUCK' IT SHOULD BE. 3.] WOULD LIKE TO SEE PADDING ADDED TO THE DOOR ARM RESTS FOR THE LONG DRIVES. 4.] TOOL BOXES UNDER THE REAR SEATS ARE GREAT. THEY WOULD BE EVEN BETTER IF THE DIVIDERS WERE REMOVABLE, OR ADJUSTABLE FOR VARIED WIDTH OBJECTS. 5.] THE ANTENAE NEEDS TO BE REPOSITIONED SO THE WIPER BLADES CAN BE PULLED AWAY FROM THE VEHICLE WITHOUT HANGING UP ON THE ANTENAE. MOVE THEM AHEAD AN INCH OR 2 WOULD WORK. 6.] DRIVING THE TRUCK IS AN EXPERIENCE THAT I LOOK FORWARD TO AT THE END OF EACH DAY - FUN EXPERIENCE. 7.] WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE TOW RATING TO BE CAPABLE OF 5000 LBS. 8.] CENTER CONSOLE STORAGE IS NEAT. STORAGE CLOSE AT HAND. 9.] DIGITAL ODOMETER COULD BE HIGHER CONTRAST - DIFFICULT TO READ IN THE SUN. 10.]I LIKE THE GAGE LOCATIONS AND VISABILITY LOCATIONS, BUT WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM WITH BLACK ON WHITE BACKGROUND FOR BETTER CONTRAST AND EASIER VISABILITY. 11. I OWNED AND LIKED MY S-10, BUT REALLY LIKE THE ADDED FRAME STIFFNESS THAT THE CANYON HAS. RIDE IS NOT COMPROMISED AS MIGHT BE EXPECTED. I BOUGHT THE TRUCK BECAUSE I REALLY LIKED THE LOOK. HOWEVER I WAS SURPRISED AT HOW MANY WOMEN HAVE REMARKED ' WHAT A GREAT LOOKING TRUCK'. THAT WASN'T A CRITERIA, BUT ITS A NICE FRINGE BENEFIT.
Pros: Looks or smooth ride (both at the top)
Cons: Door lock only on the driver's door??? Wheel wells look a tad under protected.
Advice: Extended cab worth the extra price over regular cab..I now realize I need the extensionPowerful, speedy and reasonably economical. I found the suggested shift points (an indicator in the instrument panel) to be a little premature. Brakes, Clutch and Steering all feather light and tight. Although high in the air, the vehicle felt very glued to the ground in corners. Turning radius will take getting used to for first time truck drivers. Cloth seats and vinyl interior seems to be the type which, experience shows, starts to degrade at the 5 year point..I could be wrong here. Instrumentation good, would like to see an analog oil pressure guage.
Pros: the seats
Cons: i just hope reliability is better than the Sonoma and the warrantee should be longer
Advice: I liked the handling of the Z71 more than I think its called the Z85The ride is very good and the seats are great on a long drive. I have the 5 cylinder, auto, Z71, extended cab, 4 wheel drive. So far I'm getting 21.5 highway and 18.5 around town. I pretty happy with that. I like the dash and the no nonsense controls.
Pros: The High stance
Cons: Materials of dash Board, Same GM colors
Advice: Pay the extra mulla $$$ for the accessories to give this puppy flare!This vehicle only comes offered in one new color, all the other finishes are GM run-on colors, boring!!!!!!! the front resembles the car from the movie 'National Lampoons: Vacation', with Chevy Chase? The Hard plastic dash is a 1980's throw back!
Pros: THE OVERALL LOOK OF THE TRUCK
Cons: NEEDS MORE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Advice: IT HAS GREAT GAS MILEAGEIT HAS GREAT PICK UP, AND IT IS ROOMY INSIDE. IT JUST HAS A GREAT OVERALL PACKAGE.