2012 Chevrolet Colorado
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Best bang for the buck!

by from New Jersey on April 27, 2012

Have had pickups both from Nissan & Toyota in the past. Those trucks offered a good ride ride & a good price. Nissan dealers will try to nogiate with you. Toyota dealers play hard ball with pricing. T...
Have had pickups both from Nissan & Toyota in the past. Those trucks offered a good ride ride & a good price. Nissan dealers will try to nogiate with you. Toyota dealers play hard ball with pricing. Test drove both the Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma & I test drove several times the Chevrolet Colorado and bought it with no regrets. Did not feel overwhelmed by the simple layout of the Colorado compared to both the Nissan & the Toyota. The accelaration in the Colorado felt quicker than the Toyota Tacoma. The Nissan was quicker. I do not need to win the Dayota 500. My needs are met by the Colorado 3.7 LTR engine. The ride is firm & not harsh in the Colorado. The seats are comfortable with the lumbar support & the standard sound system in the crewcab more then meets my needs. Add the personal audio link & you can use your I-Pod. The folks at the Chevy dealer were great & did not try to close me on the spot as the Toyota folks did. I got a great price along with a great ride from the Chevy folks and do not have any regrets.
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Nice 4WD truck!

by from Vermont on February 3, 2012

I love my truck! It gets me through all kinds of snow and mud. I get 18 mpg around town and about 23 mpg highway. In 4WD I get about 16 mpg around town and 20 mpg highway.
I love my truck! It gets me through all kinds of snow and mud. I get 18 mpg around town and about 23 mpg highway. In 4WD I get about 16 mpg around town and 20 mpg highway.
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Made in America with American Heart

by from Lehigh, PA on March 20, 2013

This truck is the best value on the market today. I have been averaging close to 22 mpg on the highway with the 3.7 ltr engine.. 16.5 mpg on local driving. This truck is cheaper to insure due to the O...
This truck is the best value on the market today. I have been averaging close to 22 mpg on the highway with the 3.7 ltr engine.. 16.5 mpg on local driving. This truck is cheaper to insure due to the Onstar service that GM gives the buyer for the 1st 6 months. Had this truck for over a year. I do not have any regrets.
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American Made with More American Parts

by from New Jersey on November 10, 2012

Chevrolet has the highest amount of American parts of any midsize pickup truck made in America today. This is the best value for any truck made in America. Toyota dealers make their trucks out to like...
Chevrolet has the highest amount of American parts of any midsize pickup truck made in America today. This is the best value for any truck made in America. Toyota dealers make their trucks out to like the BMW of pickup trucks and thus keep the prices high., Toyotas have cheaper sheet metal & they have numerous problems that the dealers try to hide. The Chevrolet Colorado outshines the Toyota Tacoma in being a good honest pickup truck.
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Nice value......good fit for everyday use.

by from on August 12, 2012

Practical, for general hauling. Ride is nice, gas mileage could always be better..... but then it is a truck. I find the interior and exterior a bit dated and understand there will be changes for the ...
Practical, for general hauling. Ride is nice, gas mileage could always be better..... but then it is a truck. I find the interior and exterior a bit dated and understand there will be changes for the 2013 model. All said, the truck is a good value and I like it.
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Good & Honest Pickup Truck

by from New Jersey on April 24, 2012

Bought a 2012 LT2 Crew Cab. It does not have factory extras that some of the other makers are forcing on their buyer.(eg: wheel locks, carpeted mats, door sills, etc) Had room to bargin for a price. T...
Bought a 2012 LT2 Crew Cab. It does not have factory extras that some of the other makers are forcing on their buyer.(eg: wheel locks, carpeted mats, door sills, etc) Had room to bargin for a price. This is a pickup truck the way it should be. If you want heated leather seats, navigation systems, etc, then maybe you should buy a car or a SUV.
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Best Compact Truck

by from Maryville, TN on May 2, 2012

I bought my 2012 Colorado Crew 1LT last sept and i have over 30,000 miles on it and i keep the oil changed at 10,000 with pennzoil platinum, so far i have put a K&N Air Filter and tonneau cover and ot...
I bought my 2012 Colorado Crew 1LT last sept and i have over 30,000 miles on it and i keep the oil changed at 10,000 with pennzoil platinum, so far i have put a K&N Air Filter and tonneau cover and other goods..I use my truck for work and haul car parts for an auto retailer and my truck gets regular service and so far has not been the repair shop except for the body shop when i was rearend by an UNINSURED motorist and on my route i an getting no less than 21 mpg and i do town and highway miles.. yes i would by 10 more just like it...and i have the 2900 I-4 cyl with the 18 wheel options
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Very satisfied

by from Atlanta, GA on June 29, 2012

I was looking for a mid-size truck to replace my aging '97 Ranger and after considering the imports I settled on the Colorado (4 door model) - an overall better value for the money. I'm very satisfied...
I was looking for a mid-size truck to replace my aging '97 Ranger and after considering the imports I settled on the Colorado (4 door model) - an overall better value for the money. I'm very satisfied with the comfort level, headroom, power and acceleration. The only thing it lacks is a jack for my ipod - pity they didn't bother to add that feature to the radio. Apart from that I have no complaints.
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best value pick up

by from STEELER COUNTRY on March 12, 2013

THIS TRUCK IS A GREAT VALUE FOR A SMALL PICK UP - WHICH ARE HARDER & HARDER TO FIND. EVEN THOUGH A TACOMA MAYBE A BETTER TRUCK I DIDN'T FEEL IT WAS WORTH THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN PRICE DIFFERENCE. PRIC...
THIS TRUCK IS A GREAT VALUE FOR A SMALL PICK UP - WHICH ARE HARDER & HARDER TO FIND. EVEN THOUGH A TACOMA MAYBE A BETTER TRUCK I DIDN'T FEEL IT WAS WORTH THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN PRICE DIFFERENCE. PRICE WISE THIS TRUCK COMPARED EVENLY TO A SUZUKI EQUATOR BUT COMPARING COMFORT & PERFORMANCE IT IS TWICE THE TRUCK.
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Simly a fantastic small truck

by from North Carolina on April 13, 2015

I currently own two pickups, both Chevy's. I have a 2007 Silverado Z71 4X4 and a 2012 Colorado LT1 Z85 4X4. I use my Silverado to haul a 28 ft camper and my Colorado is my daily driver and I use it to...
I currently own two pickups, both Chevy's. I have a 2007 Silverado Z71 4X4 and a 2012 Colorado LT1 Z85 4X4. I use my Silverado to haul a 28 ft camper and my Colorado is my daily driver and I use it to haul moderate sized loads. I find it equally at home with a bed full of wood off road as it is on the highway. Even though it is the Z85 it can still run around in the mud and climb hills with any Toyota out there. I have my Colorado lifted 3 inches with 32" all terrain tires and have yet to come across a mud hole I cant traverse or a hill I cant climb. Don't get me wrong, I don't pound the heck out of my truck but my job has taken me to plenty of places where the meek dare not tread. On the highway it is a very well mannered, comfortable and smooth truck. It is not fair to compare the ride to a car but for a compact truck it is the best I have ever owned. I have owned the truck since it was new and besides the customizations all I have had to do is routine maintenance. The 5 cylinder sounds a bit busy compared to my Silverado and it wont burn up any quarter mile tracks but it powers the truck down the road nicely and has proven to be very sturdy and dependable. I have always been a Chevy truck guy and my Colorado has done nothing but solidify my opinion. If you want a truck that is dependable, very capable off road, and comfortable to drive then the 2012 and older Colorado's are hard to beat.
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