does a 2006 colorado have a oil reserve, it shows no oil the dip stick, but the salesman says it has oil in the reserve. The truck has 89000 miles on it.

Tammy Jones

Asked by Aug 17, 2013 at 05:48 PM about the 2006 Chevrolet Colorado LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

trying to buy a truck

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Car salesmen will damn near sell their souls to make a sale. If you see no oil at ALL of the dipstick, I'd say he was lying. I'd be curious if there was a big puddle of oil UNDERNEATH the truck though. Personally, I'd pass on this one to play it safe!


Run don't walk away from there.

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I think tennisshoes summed it up in 6 words! The"oil reserve" (NEVER heard of such a thing, by the way) the salesman was talking about was on the ground under the truck! Run!! and don't look back! Good Luck in finding a more suitable truck...and Please DON'T buy this one!


Tammy...Hopefully our answers were helpful in your decision (hopefully to NOT buy this truck).


There is no oil reserve...tell the salesman to show you the oil reserve in the owners manual and on the truck - see if he can do so with a straight face... if no oil is showing on the dipstick and it still runs properly at idle, tell him to take it for a spin on the highway on a down hill portion and see what is possible (but highly unusual) that someone stuck the wrong dipstick in there ... I am with the other answers - run from this salesman - not just this truck.

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At NAPA, where I work, we use Colorados as delivery trucks. I can tell you, as others have already, there is no such thing on these trucks. The salesman is lying!! Step AWAY from this vehicle!! HTH. -Jim

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