Getting firsthand information from an actual car owner is one sure way to get an idea of car performance once it leaves the lot. Autobytel features real consumer reviews that give the unbiased experience of a car.
Pros: Fuel econmony
Cons: haven't found anything
Advice: buyRide is smooth but typical truck, you know you are not in a sedan. Handling is excellent. Performance for a middle of the car/suv/truck vehicle is very nice. After reviewing the fuel economy.gov web site, this vehicle is among highest rated for trucks. Came with favorite options standard, tilt/cruise/pwr windows/locks, am/fm/cd and keyless entry. Sporty looking and room for 6' driver/passengers. While towing is limited to 4000 lbs it handles trailer nicely with/without load. The I-5 220hp engine is responsive with the automatic which has the best tow rating.
Pros: Looks and Power
Cons: Gas Mileage isn't up to specs but its still pretty new.
Advice: Drive it more than once and tell your dealer to send it home with you for a day, you'll love it!I have owned my Chevy Colorado Z71 Crew Cab 4x4 for about a month now and I love it. I can't say enough about this truck. It is very comfortable, it rides like a cadillac and has great features, and looks awesome. My wife even loves it and she is pretty partial to our Caravan. I test drove a 2004 Tacoma Crew and the Colorado is bigger, more agile and much nicer to look at. I just recommend that you give this truck a chance and see for yourself how refined this truck is from its predecessor.
Pros: The extremely smooth 3.5L I6 engine.
Cons: The lowered towing capacity, but it makes for a great ride.
Advice: Buy it!I was more than impressed with this vehicle. If you're looking to do a lot of hauling, get a full-size truck. If you want an SUV, get an SUV. If you want something in the middle, this is a great choice. I was very impressed with the firm, stable feel of the truck. I test drove the 2WD Z71 LS model, and it set up nice and firm, but soaked up small bumps nicely. The 3.5L I6 was great. It has a real smooth power delivery across the majority of the RPM range.
Pros: heated seats and the fact it did have a little PU bed for hauling things that might be stinky (ie: gas for the lawnmower)
Cons: in Crew Cab, how the rear seats sat up so high and blocked a major portion of the rear window
Advice: Shop around!!In the Crew version, I HATED how the rear seats hogged the view out the rear window. Though loaded, I really wasn't impressed, especially when you consider it was a $31K vehicle. Initially, I thought I'd love it because it is a little bit SUV and a little bit truck. After a test drive tho', I passed on it and won't give it more than an 'average' rating.
Pros: cargo light and more tie downs in the bed
Cons: gas mileage
Advice: dont pay over stickerGas mileage??? Not good so far. maybe 13 miles per gallon. No coin holder. No gage cluster. some details were left off this vehicle that I had in my 1998 S10 ZR2. Tough suspension. Finally factory mudflaps that fit the big tires. Rear windows dont open.