2008 Chevrolet Colorado
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Great For A Bachelor

by from New Braunfels, TX on October 13, 2010

I have mixed emotions about my 2008 Z71 Crew Cab Colorado. I have always driven a full size, but bought this truck when gas prices were soaring in 08. Really liked the inline 5 and I would say I was g...
I have mixed emotions about my 2008 Z71 Crew Cab Colorado. I have always driven a full size, but bought this truck when gas prices were soaring in 08. Really liked the inline 5 and I would say I was getting about 23 miles per gallon on highway. Really fun truck and really easy to drive and park. Went down to the coast a few times with it and really did well off road. Very agile. Now for the reason I am trading it in. The back seat is way too small. I know it is a smaller truck, but there is not much room. With a child car seat in back, it leaves absolutely no room for anybody else. I would definitely recommend this truck for somebody who is single without any children. I really don't feel like the is a mid-sized truck. To me it is a compact truck. I love Chevy and always will, but this is definitely not a family truck. Also, I have had issues with the AC freezing up after only about 20 minutes in use. Been an on going problem and have had it looked at every time I take it in for oil change at the dealer. Being from Texas and having the summers we have, not fun! Anyways, I would recommend for bachelor, but not family man. Gas mileage is just not worth it compared to the new full sized trucks out there.
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I agree...

by from Minneapolis, MN on June 17, 2011

I have owned this truck for almost 4 months. Pros: Gas mileage and looks. Cons: One main one, the 4x4 button is located near the radio and it is very very very easy to put it in 4x4 without knowing un...
I have owned this truck for almost 4 months. Pros: Gas mileage and looks. Cons: One main one, the 4x4 button is located near the radio and it is very very very easy to put it in 4x4 without knowing until you try to turn a corner. Others have listed this issue with some having ruining their drivetrain. I ignored that part of their reviews but it happens to me and it sucks. I am planning on putting something over it so you are unable to press it accedently - which may not look so good...I HOPE CHEVY IS READING THIS SO IT CAN BE CORRECTED.
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Best Truck We've Owned

by from Ogden, Utah on December 10, 2012

The Colorado has the styling of a big truck; it is really sharp looking. It has a great ride, and has great pick up and go (no pun intended). Their is a lot of leg room for passengers sitting in the e...
The Colorado has the styling of a big truck; it is really sharp looking. It has a great ride, and has great pick up and go (no pun intended). Their is a lot of leg room for passengers sitting in the extended cab area and their are seats, not just a covered board in the extended cab. We like the fact that you can drive most of the time in the two-wheel mode, but are able to change to four-wheel drive when needed. We get 17 mpg in town. Haven't had it long enought to take any trips to know how it rates driving the freeway. We are very happy with the truck.
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Good All Around Vehicle

by from Tulsa, OK on May 7, 2012

I purchased a used 2008 Chevy Colorado 2WD Crew Cab with 4 Cyl & Automatic. Gas mileage is average to good with approx. 22 mpg overall based on majority of city driving. Ride is a little "bouncy" but ...
I purchased a used 2008 Chevy Colorado 2WD Crew Cab with 4 Cyl & Automatic. Gas mileage is average to good with approx. 22 mpg overall based on majority of city driving. Ride is a little "bouncy" but smoothes out with a load in the bed. Performance is okay. 4 Cyl is adequate but slow to get up to speed if you're trying to get maximum mileage, otherwise need to "kick it down" for hard shifting.
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Beautiful truck

by from Olympia, wa. on March 31, 2012

I bought my colorado used with 40,000 miles on it. So far i love how it looks and the maneuverability. It handles realy great on the highway in high wind and deep standing water, felt very secure in i...
I bought my colorado used with 40,000 miles on it. So far i love how it looks and the maneuverability. It handles realy great on the highway in high wind and deep standing water, felt very secure in it. It holds our family of four with ease, with two of them being 5'11& 6'3". The downside is the interior with no vanity or map lights. The rest of the interior is ok, it has cup holders for everyone just not enough storage. The other disappointments are the gas mileage, my truck is not four wheel drive and has the 4 cylinder and I'm getting around 18mpg. Thats city and highway driving combined. My last complaint would be that it's had a few really hard starts that make me wonder whats in store for us. I would think a truck. with this low of miles shouldn't have any problem for awhile.
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Good concept bad build quality

by from new york on April 19, 2008

Engine performance(3.7l) is powerful and good mpg Rider is nice a comfortable a lot of plastic part are used there is always a new and different squeek and annoying noise that make a drive around town...
Engine performance(3.7l) is powerful and good mpg Rider is nice a comfortable a lot of plastic part are used there is always a new and different squeek and annoying noise that make a drive around town annoying it seems that chevy took a lot of short cuts on this truck.
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LOVE our truck! great for the snow

by from Sacramento CA on August 15, 2008

We bought a 2008 Colorado this year and absolutely love the truck. It's smooth riding, comfy and has a lot of great features. The size of the truck fits our lifestyle because it seems to be not too bi...
We bought a 2008 Colorado this year and absolutely love the truck. It's smooth riding, comfy and has a lot of great features. The size of the truck fits our lifestyle because it seems to be not too big and not too small. We had a sunroof added and it was well worth it! The only problem with it is it rattles a little in the steering column but were taking it in to be looked at. Took it up to the snow for snowboarding a couple of times and the 4x4 feature works effortlessly. Great buy.
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Good Truck

by from Mississippi on July 25, 2008

Love this truck, had a 2004 model with very little maintance. Blower problem, ignition switch problem, interior ceiling light problem. All minor
Love this truck, had a 2004 model with very little maintance. Blower problem, ignition switch problem, interior ceiling light problem. All minor
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Got us there and back numerous times

by from Texas on April 25, 2011

Vehicle has had no breakdowns during the thousands of miles travelled in and out of state. Was comfortable for hours at a time, and had room to lay back and rest. Can off-road too with ease. Has campe...
Vehicle has had no breakdowns during the thousands of miles travelled in and out of state. Was comfortable for hours at a time, and had room to lay back and rest. Can off-road too with ease. Has camper shell with room to carry belongings for a move or for recreation. Sun roof adds that personal touch outside with your travels. The interior is comfortable w/ leather heated seats, a good sound system and other amenities, such as compass direction and temperature reading in rear view mirror.
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No problems, very reliable for the first 70,000 mi

by from Georgia on June 11, 2008

Had 1 squeak, was fixed the first and only time in for warranty work. Love the truck, lots of head and leg room.
Had 1 squeak, was fixed the first and only time in for warranty work. Love the truck, lots of head and leg room.
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