Owned Since New
I've had this little truck since I ordered it new in April 2005 / I5 engine / Z71 option, automatic transmission and now with 147K miles. It has never failed me. The only repairs have been 2 water pumps - they don't seem to last long term - maybe 70K miles tops. As for everything else? the truck has been flawless. MPG is 19-20, no matter if city or highway. I've had mine always garaged and detailed every year or two. Have had people today ask me if this is some experimental 2021 or 2022 model - the body is flawless, and as such, some people think it's a new model, and love the size and looks of it. Evidently, not many flawless 2004-2012 Canyon/Colorados running around and a testament of the design. Overall, if I could advise GM how to design a true world-class small pickup in 2020-2030? I'd say - take this general body design, put some nicer seats in, give it a diesel option, and you're good to go. I love this truck.
Basic reliabale vehicle
I have around 200,000 miles on my truck. Very basic truck, not to econimic in fuel. The electric seat options quit working long ago. The electric lock is no good. But over all it's a nice reliable truck. The engine and drive train haven't given me any trouble at all.
Owned it for 11 years
Ill be honest alot of people xxxx on this truck but its taken me across canada, offroaded, moved people, carried gravel, and recycled metal with it. Aside from getting my aluminum heads switched for steel under warranty cause cylinders kept misfiring, ive had very few problems. I will agree the engine light came on and stayed on for years, ive cleaned throttle body 3 times because of it running sluggish. Flushed my rad only once. Only other issue is replacing front brakes what a chore. Poor design. Other than that it lasted 11 years until i blew head gasket and interior and exterior started falling apart.