2005 Chevrolet Colorado User Reviews

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    2005 Chevrolet Colorado 2 Dr ZQ8 LS Standard Cab SBReview

    Most Appealing Sport Truck Chevy Made! — Sadly, I don't have my truck anymore - but I loved him!! I ordered him special from Chevy and waited impatiently FOUR MONTHS for his arrival! He was beautiful, fun to drive, and turned a LOT of heads - but he wasn't long for this world. Not my world, anyway. From January 2005 until April 2006, he'd been in the shop about 7 to 10 times (I lost count!) and I'd actually only physically drove him for 6 months. When I placed my order with Chevrolet, I ordered a sunroof. Unfortunately, they dropped the ball, BIG TIME, and didn't include drains for the water to go somewhere when it rained. The result was a leaky sunroof and an eventual lemon law buy-back from Chevy. I do stand behind my love for this truck, and am replacing it with the new V8 version in 2009/2010.

    Pros: Sporty ZQ8 suspension, 220 horse power, BEAUTIFUL styling, fun to drive, good gas mileage!

    Cons: Leaking sunroof and annoying squeak.

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    2005 Chevrolet Colorado 4 Dr Z71 LS Crew Cab SBReview
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    Decent For Commuting And Errand-runner Tasks — This vehicle is growing on me. I was never particularly fond of the styling, as it didn't really look like the other GM trucks. Since it is an Isuzu design, that is understandable. The I5 engine is adequate for around town, but is under-powered for the interstate, especially with the automatic transmission. Gas mileage is not much better than the 1997 1/2 ton I had with the 5.7L EFI engine. Probably because the transmission has to shift so much to keep it in the powerband. Ride is acceptable for a truck. I like the Z71 package, even with the 2WD. Forget hauling building materials, since the bed is only 5 ft long in the 4 door version. It will pull a small trailer, but won't do it on the interstate very well. This truck would be great with a 4.3 V6 or similar.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good for short trips around town, small loads at the garden center.  Having 4 doors enables more convenience for passengers.

    Cons: This model is underpowered for most interstate travel unless it is flat ground.  Transmission downshifts for the least little incline.  
    Trailer pulling, plan on leaving it in 3rd gear and holding the speed down.  
    The bed is too small for most building materials.  Bagged goods at the lawn & garden center will do just fine.  It is too short even to sleep in unless the tailgate is left down.
    Visibility out the back is not good due to the long roof and tailgate.
    Large / long cargo handling.

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    2005 Chevrolet Colorado 4 Dr Z71 LS Base 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
    JUNK ....electrical nightmare
    vs2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL
    2005 Chevrolet Colorado 4 Dr Z71 LS Base 4WD Crew Cab SB winning categories:
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    • Would Buy
    Looks/Style Ranked 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL worse.
    "Very nice looking truck"
    Value Ranked 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL better.
    "Great truck "
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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Chevrolet Colorado Reviews

    Really Fun Pick Up Truck By nbrotsch

    Pick ups are pick ups there is not that much you could do with them except make them as versatile as possible. Chevrolet banged out the right truck for the money with this one. Cant say i am a huge pi... Read More

    2012 Chevrolet Colorado Reviews

    Headache By luckeydj

    I have had nothing but problems since i bought it, not really good on gas nor does it have any power. I know its only a 4 cylinder but its almost embarassing . it hasnt l;et me down yet, but in Texas ... Read More

    Loving My Colorado !! By BlueOvalBoy0429

    Truck is very sporty looking, seats are somewhat comfortable, but on long trips more frequent stops are required. When passenger seat is pushed back, visibility is almost nil out rear door window. Acc... Read More

    2010 Chevrolet Colorado Reviews

    Don't Believe The "expert" Reviews By migration_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

    I have had this truck for just over a month and it has been great,Tows my trailer well, good on gas, looks good.I have had some rear end rattling but nothing to bad,happy with both interior and exteri... Read More

    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

    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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