2005 Chevrolet Colorado
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Would buy another one if given the choice

by from on January 16, 2010

I have had this truck for about a year and half and have loved it. I went from a full size Chevy truck to this and have never regretted it. I also looked at the Tacoma, Frontier and Dakota. In the end...
I have had this truck for about a year and half and have loved it. I went from a full size Chevy truck to this and have never regretted it. I also looked at the Tacoma, Frontier and Dakota. In the end it came down to the cost of the truck and the value for it. The others could not even come close. I routinely use this for commuting, camping, road trips and managing some rentals I own. For me this truck is perfect. It is relatively inexpensive, fits in the garage easy, has a big enough bed to fit stuff and is thousands cheaper than the Japanese competition. It also gets great gas mileage (Consistently 18-19 city and low 22-23 on the highway). If this was ever wrecked and I had to buy another truck I would look for the same one. The comments about the interior are very valid and I think GM should do a better job on making the interior more appealing. Having said this, in the end this would increase the cost of the truck and, as mentioned, the cost was one of the main reasons I was attracted to this truck. A final note I think this truck fulfills its purpose as an economical vehicle that offers exceptional value, especially used.
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Great Truck

by from Greensboro, NC on September 27, 2007

I bought an 05 Colorado Crew Cab Z71 model a little while back and I'm loving it. Very confortable, versitile, and peppy truck. My wife wants to drive it all the time now because its a far superior ve...
I bought an 05 Colorado Crew Cab Z71 model a little while back and I'm loving it. Very confortable, versitile, and peppy truck. My wife wants to drive it all the time now because its a far superior vehicle to her Honda Element. I love all the room that the crew cab has and the excellent throttle response of the I5. When searching for a truck, we also test drove a Tacoma, and a Nissan and were pleasantly surprised that the Chevrolet out performed both of them in ride comfort, excelleration, and styling. Very nice truck.
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fair for the price

by from north carolina on February 1, 2012

a good looking truck with plenty of power for a 4 cylinder. Heavy suspension makes for a hard ride and it has some wind noise from the passenger side. overall for the money - a workhorse of a truck.
a good looking truck with plenty of power for a 4 cylinder. Heavy suspension makes for a hard ride and it has some wind noise from the passenger side. overall for the money - a workhorse of a truck.
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Great Vehicle

by from Ontario, Canada on May 27, 2008

I leased this vehicle new and put 53000 kms on it. I do alot of off-roading, so the short box quad cab 4x4 is great. The truck handles well in all situations and 4x4 in snow and mud is great. The only...
I leased this vehicle new and put 53000 kms on it. I do alot of off-roading, so the short box quad cab 4x4 is great. The truck handles well in all situations and 4x4 in snow and mud is great. The only downfall with the vehicle, is leg room and seat comfort. The seats are stiff and leg room in back is minimal, however a fun truck and good on gas.
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Engineers Outdid Themselves On This One !!

by from Winchester,IN on July 24, 2012

I purchased this truck used in 2010 and my ONLY complaint is the legroom in the crew seat is a bit lacking in comfort for adults. Three kids ride comfortably even for long distances. Mileage is great ...
I purchased this truck used in 2010 and my ONLY complaint is the legroom in the crew seat is a bit lacking in comfort for adults. Three kids ride comfortably even for long distances. Mileage is great on the 5 cyl at around 20 mpg. Pulls a trailer with ease. Very easy to handle. 4WD is very dependable,as is the entire truck for that matter. Filters are readily accessible and easy to change. VERY peppy truck. I have owned more trucks than I care to remember over the years and this one tops them all !! Buy one !! You won't be disappointed !!
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Best one yet!

by from Sevierville, TN on April 25, 2008

I bought my '05 Crew Cab Z71 LS Oct. '07 w/21,000 miles on it. I have loved this little truck since the first day I sat down in it. I continue to get 19-22 MPG and never have a problem pulling our pop...
I bought my '05 Crew Cab Z71 LS Oct. '07 w/21,000 miles on it. I have loved this little truck since the first day I sat down in it. I continue to get 19-22 MPG and never have a problem pulling our popup camper with it. I have only owned 3 trucks in my 35yrs (I drive them until the wheels fall off) all of them Chevrolets and so far this one has been my favorite one. I would recommend this truck to anyone. It has ample room for 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 kids. Putting 6 folks in it, however gets a little crammed but can be ok on short trips. It's a sharp truck and I have had many compliments on it. I see others complaining about the "interior" elements, but for me its perfect. A little cleaning and armourall keeps it looking great!
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Nice Truck....

by from Oregon on May 9, 2011

I have a 2005 Colorado Crew Cab, 2-wheel drive, 2.8L, Automatic. Great truck. I bought it used with 22,000 miles. It gets 20-22 mpg and will pull our tent trailer or three quads on a flat trailer quit...
I have a 2005 Colorado Crew Cab, 2-wheel drive, 2.8L, Automatic. Great truck. I bought it used with 22,000 miles. It gets 20-22 mpg and will pull our tent trailer or three quads on a flat trailer quite easily. Buy one, you wont regret it!!
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best small truck i have owned !!!

by from noblesville indiana on August 31, 2008

the colorado, is a allaround, good truck, for the get around town hauling small stuff, only thing i need is rear suspension,a little stiffer don,t know if air shock will help, i pull a small trailer a...
the colorado, is a allaround, good truck, for the get around town hauling small stuff, only thing i need is rear suspension,a little stiffer don,t know if air shock will help, i pull a small trailer and it drags at the end of my driveway. need a little more seat comfort on long trips, the 5cyl gets decent mileage around 30 if you keep foot out of it and use cruise control, real peppy. i love it. kenny d.
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my little truck

by from Grand Forks, ND on February 24, 2013

Best little truck-Front wheel drive, 4 clylinder. I drive it everywhere. Travels great through snow.Its a go getter.
Best little truck-Front wheel drive, 4 clylinder. I drive it everywhere. Travels great through snow.Its a go getter.
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In love with a Colorado

by from Baker, FL on May 17, 2006

We picked out a 2005 Colorado. It wasn't the right color, so our dealer went on the car locator and found my Cherry Colorado, never test drove it. Little white lie, I drove a Colorado just not the one...
We picked out a 2005 Colorado. It wasn't the right color, so our dealer went on the car locator and found my Cherry Colorado, never test drove it. Little white lie, I drove a Colorado just not the one I purchased. I drove the 5-cylinder automatic. (Bought the 4-cylinder manual shift.)Punched the gas leaving a green light and made an older gentleman turn to see what had left him in the dust and all the windows were down while I was jammin'. I made an ice cream run in the middle of the finance process. I didn't take delivery until the next day. The truck just rides well. Not rough and bouncy like my husbands Z71 Silverado. The 5 foot bed is big enough for taking the dogs to the vet or picking up groceries at the market. We live in FL. and have taken two vacations to Disney World very smooth and comfy trips. Thanks Chevy for a fun drive every day with 26 miles per gallon. Have turned many heads since buying my baby. Go out and see if a Colorado fits your lifestyle. It does mine.
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