2008 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab 2WD
There are 3 user reviews for the LS trim shown below
- Roomy interior, good fuel economy, zippy.
My last truck was a v6 Ranger - which left me dead in the water trying to get into fast moving traffic. Not so with the Colorado. I bought a 2005 I-5, regular cab, automatic LS with all the toys, extended 100K warranty, and it's just fun to drive. I looked for 2 years for this truck - because I wouldn't pay sticker and they wouldn't discount the regular cabs - and there's not many of these on the market. I found it last August with 21K for 11,500. It's a cherry. Grins from ear to ear....read morehide
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- Good fuel economy, actually fun to drive as easy to handle.
- GM cheapened many things: Example sheet metal too thin, plastic parking brake release came off.
The plastic break release snaped back on easily but every time I use it I wonder if it will fall off.
Rear bumper edge, painted, gets torn up from small stones that stick in the tires. Had to purchase touch up paint and installed an after market mud flaps for the rear.
Love the vehicle and really enjoy driving it as it has a quick response, easy to park and very comfortable for me at six foot one inch tall.
I also have the trailer package on the vehicle and have pulled a small utility trailer. Vehicle handles super well even with trailer....read morehide
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- Good pairing of engine with transmission, very good gas milage, roomy interior
- Window crank is flimsy, engine has little braking power, limited seat adjustment
I currently bought this truck and drove it over a month to try to give an accurate review. This truck is equipped with the I-4 engine with an automatic transmission.
Now to elaborate on the cons quickly. The most important blemish of this truck is the power of the engine while on a downgrade. The I-4 engine cannot hold back the truck while empty (no additional load) on moderate to steep grades. Fully loaded (within recommended limits), the truck will pick up speed at a fair clip. Downshifting to 3rd or 2nd gear is needed to maintain a safe operating speed (and not burn up the brakes). Other small cons of the truck is the window crank is made up of two plastic pieces that can separate while using. The seat adjusts forward to backwards just fine. The seat only has only two reclining positions though, down forward and locked upright: sort of a one position fits all.
And the pros of this truck. First and foremost I will say that the truck in a tremendous value. MSRP of the truck is floating around $15k. Not many vehicles fit in the price range anymore. While $15k is more than pocket change for most, if owned over 5 years or longer the cost of ownership of the truck goes to the floor. With the purchase of the vehicle, comes one of the better warrantees among small trucks(36k/3yr basic and 100k/5yr drivetrain). The Atlas model of engine has very good power (~185hp/195ft*lb) and is paired very well with the transmission. Power to the wheels can get the truck moving. I will put in the disclaimer now that I realize that 185hp and 195 ft*lb of torque is not 350+ hp and 360+ ft*lb of the 6.0L Vortec, but neither is the fuel consumption. This truck is easy on gas. I am average between 24 and 27 mpg pretty consistently. The interior is roomy for two passengers and a little cramped for three. There is ample amounts of room behind the seats to store the usual tools, raingear, flashlight, etc. The truck has a good radio and cruise control, intermittent wipers auto lights (which can be turned off).
In conclusion, this truck in a very good truck. I want to say it is not a car. So people who own trucks just to say they have a truck, then drive them as cars, there is a good chance that this is not your truck. People who will use this to haul materials or pull small loads and to do so economically, will probably be pleased with the truck....read morehide
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