2005 Chevrolet Colorado User Reviews

2005 Chevrolet Colorado Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"brakes" 4 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"traction" 2 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews

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Hawkeye2012 writes:
2005 Chevrolet Colorado 4 Dr Z71 LS 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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5

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Durable and very reliable mid sized truck. Very good fuel economy on the highway. Comfortable to drive and handles well in all weather conditions.

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Being a crew cab, the box is shorter than I'd like.

Hawkeye2012
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Great. — I've had the truck since it was new. Unlike other trucks I've owned, this has been by far the most reliable truck for a mid size. I've had a Ford Ranger 4X4 also, and the GM out does it virtually every catagory.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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roadslug writes:
2005 Chevrolet Colorado 4 Dr ZQ8 Extended Cab SB Review
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5

Pros

Could buy the big engine with a 5 speed.
dual position tailgate, can haul 4x8 sheets of wood/drywall flat
Tows my 18 ft boat with ease
23 mpg lifetime average
Needs only regular tune up type maintenance and parts are CHEAP

Cons

Extend cab has some wind noise in cold weather
Plastic interior

roadslug
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Best Car I've Owned — I bought this truck because I love cars but needed something the haul things. I picked up the ZQ8 sport model with the I5 and a 5 speed. Much quicker than the automatics, better fuel economy and more fun. The clutch on this truck is super easy to use. Great steering, great brakes. Compared to my Dad's Ranger, this truck is Lexus. It has needed absolutely nothing brake pads. I've done shocks, spark plugs, coolant flush and hoses...etc preventatively. Super easy to work on, lots of space around components. Couldn't ask for better. Body has held up GREAT! My Brother's old F150 had the frame rust in half at similar mileage. This truck still looks like new. I highly recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a car, truck or otherwise. At 152,000 miles, I expect this to go 300,000 easy. If something breaks it won't cost much to fix.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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J.M. writes:
2005 Chevrolet Colorado 4 Dr Z71 LS 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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Everything was great on this truck.... no major problems over 350,000 kms and many more to go

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The only thing I hate about this vehicle is the fact that I no longer need it and that I have to sell it.  

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Great Vehicle And Good Times — I have had this vehicle for over 6 years now and I have over 350,000 kms on it. No major breakdowns or repairs to be done. Regular maintenance and up-keep is all that was needed. I am surprised that this vehicle does not have a spot of rust showing anywhere, even under carriage and frame, and for a vehicle traveling in Canada on very salty roads in winter, and living on the Sea where air even has salt in it. Great vehicle and if I needed to have another pick-up, I would by the same. Sold the vehicle to a friend of mine which shows that I do believe that there is still lots of good driving to be had with it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Heather writes:
2005 Chevrolet Colorado 4 Dr Z71 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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the color and spray in bedliner

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back seats are too small and uncomfortable

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Awesome Z71 — I love my truck, it is large enough to do the work I need to do on the farm but without the horrible gas mileage. Good performance for the newly designed Inline 5 but not as much power as a V-8, of course. Nice looking truck that I love to drive!!!!!!!!

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Squatt writes:
2005 Chevrolet Colorado 4 Dr ZQ8 LS Crew Cab SB Review
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ZQ8 Factory Lowered Suspension

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Not many aftermarket performance parts available

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Good Value — ZQ8 Sport-factory lowered suspension package makes it drive like a car rather than a truck. Respectable power for L5 auto with use of premium gas. G80 locking rear does well in snow, no need for 4x4. Shortbed has enough room to carry 4x8 sheets. Fold down rear seat convenient for shopping.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Chris writes:
2005 Chevrolet Colorado 4 Dr Z71 LS 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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Price, gas milage, durabliity, room

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Suspension, low ground clearance

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Chevy Colorado — very good gas mileage, decent power, no trouble towing, lots of room. It has good visibility and looks great. Problems are it has cheap interior parts, although they are very durable. The rear suspension often sits down. Is very nice if you had a lift. Reccomend at least a 2 inch lift with bigger tires. I would reccomend this car for anyone who wants good gas mileage, with occasional light towin and offroading. Great highway truck

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Zakkery writes:
2005 Chevrolet Colorado 2 Dr Z71 Standard Cab SB Review
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quick as hell

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none

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Back To Front Sexiness — awesome truck, fast, runs great, looks sexy as hell, straight 5 vortec engine, slick black, this car drifts amazingly, handles great for a truck, light almost 3000 pounds, very fun to drive, seats 2, pure reliablity, its a chevy! duh!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Grant writes:
2005 Chevrolet Colorado 2 Dr Z85 LS Standard Cab SB Review
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Good acceleration, nice lines, fun to drive.

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Remembering to push the traction control button.

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Good Driving Truck With Plenty Of Acceleration. — Good acceleration for an I-5. Good brakes, handles curves well. Developing some small rattles now. No major repairs yet. Just routine maint. Nice lines, good footprint. City driving 18 mpg., highway 21. Very fun to drive. Going for upgrades.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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danmilani writes:
2005 Chevrolet Colorado 4 Dr Z85 Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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Great gas mileage, lots of room inside.

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No gripes!

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Great Commute/work Truck. — This is a great vehicle for work or commuting. Gas milage is what you'd expect for a 4 cylinder. Seats are comfortable. Handles great even with cargo in the bed. Great visibility all around. Never any problems with engine or transmission.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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45_70 writes:
2005 Chevrolet Colorado 4 Dr Z71 Extended Cab SB Review
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Handles well, very nice interior with leather seats and seat heaters, great looking exterior, fair gas mileage, good every day vehicle

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2-wheel drive! No steering wheel controls, no XM radio, rear wheel drive makes for easy fishtail-ing in wet, snowy, and icy conditions,

45_70
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Good Low-budget, Every Day Truck — I really like the look of the truck, the gas mileage, and the comfortable interior. One of my favorite features are the seat heaters. My biggest complaint is the lack of four-wheel drive, which is largely my fault. Overall it is a satisfactory, affordable truck. It definitely has quite a bang for the amount of bucks!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2010 Chevrolet Colorado Reviews

Don't Believe The "expert" Reviews By sldl2004

Some of the expert reviews on this truck are utterly ridiculous. Whether it was cars.com or Edmunds or MSN autos--it didn't matter. They all hated this truck and I still don't see why. 90% of the... Read More

Looks Good Feels Good By Ray014

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2009 Chevrolet Colorado Reviews

Just Beautiful By cukin78

I love the look of the truck and the exterior color. And the ride is very comfortable and smooth. I wish I could get more gas mileage from it. And I don't know way I love the front design of the truck... Read More

Greaaaaaat! By Stacey

Love this truck. Is a girls truck so never took it off roading. spend more time outside of it waxing it, washing it, making her shine.then actually driving. only replaced one sensor on it so far. neve... Read More

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2008 Chevrolet Colorado Reviews

Great Little 4x4 By FlagEagle

Great car for 1 to 4 people. Gets you where you want to go. Reliable. Easy access to back seats. Full size half ton bed. Tires decent. Handles excellently. Good fuel mileage. (23 miles per gallon). CD... Read More

The Colorado In Colorado By Vince

Performance: slow to accelerate... good breaks. Quality: Great, except for customibility. Appearance: Great but can have a lower stance. Cost: good, doesn't use a lot of gas especially on high way. Fu... Read More

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2007 Chevrolet Colorado Reviews

Excellent Mid-size Truck By falksey

The 2007 is my second Colorado, as I had an '04 before it which I will reference several times. My decision to continue with the Colorado was that these little trucks live up to the like a rock stand... Read More

It Does What It's Supposed To: It Trucks. By notsoaveragejoe

After having driven a few different pick ups, I settled on this one for one simple reason: it was a smooth ride. Even after a few years, the ride is surprisingly comfortable and doesn't get really bou... Read More

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2006 Chevrolet Colorado Reviews

Good, Dependable, Comfortable Ride. By david_t_36582

I bought this truck new in the summer of '06 with every option available (the 3LT) including trailering setup. It has been a really dependable truck. Once I put the bed cover on it my mileage on lon... Read More

Great Mid-sized Truck By mnoremac

I love the handling and towing of this mid-sized truck but the shorter bed makes hauling longer items a bit harder than a full-size bed. The fuel economy is one of the best, especially for a truck and... Read More

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