In most versions, the 2008 Chevrolet Colorado has better-than-average ride and handling. A vehicle is merely transportation, and this has been a good value for me. It has a great ride, and has great pick up and go no pun intended. Backseat space in my crew cab is fine for everyone I've had sit there. It handles very much like a small car, you can tell it's kind of light and skiddish, but more than stable enough to inspire confidence.
Considered a mid-size pickup, the Colorado is substantially smaller and more maneuverable than full-size pickups such as the Ford F-150, Dodge Ram, or Chevy Silverado. If you like inline-6 engines better than V6s, then you'll like the inline-5 just fine. It has back seats, but they're only good for hauling kids short distances. If you need a work truck with four cylinders, the 2008 Chevrolet Colorado might be a good bet. Interior Features There have been no changes to the Colorado's interior for 2008, except that OnStar is now standard on all models. It feels strong off the line and has plenty of power and torque to drive through the mountains with my motorcycle in the back.
It is equipped with a nice bed liner so I don't have to worry about dents and dings in the truck bed. But goose it on loose gravel or dirt, and the traction control system shuts down the power and the Colorado bogs. A five-cylinder engine is an unusual configuration for a U. Surprisingly, for such a small truck, the Colorado has a rather wide turning circle. Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Chevrolet Colorado? Five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions are available. Considered a mid-size pickup, the Colorado is substantially smaller and more maneuverable than full-size pickups such as the Ford F-150, Dodge Ram, or Chevy Silverado. The rear doors are rear hinged.
Though the sizes of these engines might seem small, they are both big on power. The fender bulges are angular and aggressive, more so than Silverado's. Load three dirt bikes on a trailer, and assorted gear in the bed, and three bikers and a couple of hangers-on can head to the track. Safety features include dual-stage front airbags and front seatbelt pre-tensioners. General Comments: Great little truck.
We get 17 mpg in town. The Colorado Review is one of the most reliably satisfying journals I know, with an editorial vision that is eclectic and generous, but not haphazard — a solid, but never stodgy collection of mature work. It comes with hose-it-out vinyl floor mats and durable vinyl bench seating, ideal for muddy boots. The Colorado seemed promising when it replaced the S-10 in 2003. We were able to test a Z71 in deep, sucking mud.
But without the V8 power. In a five-way competition held by , the Colorado placed last behind the , , and. The look inside and out is very good. But the dash still says doors agar. Also the brakes squeal every time I come to a stop, you'd think Chevy could fix that, too, right? They wouldn't tell me why there were no real photos, only a stock photo. We found it tended toward understeer, plowing in corners when pushed beyond the grip of the tires. The Colorado can only dream about that.
I'm pleased with the generous leg room, but would like a telescoping steering column. Would I recommend it to anyone? These are important benefits because even those who frequently use pickups to perform genuine truck duties spend most of their time driving with an empty bed. The cruise control occasionally didn't set, but replacing the brake light switch seemed to fix that. For 2007, Chevrolet increased the size of both the base and the optional engines. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-222-1020 -. As for the truck bed, the six-foot bed won't carry the 4x8 sheet of plywood, and four-door Colorados have only a 5-foot, 1-inch bed.
A Street Pack option adds a color-keyed appearance to base, regular-length extended cab models. Model year 2008 Year of manufacture 2008 First year of ownership 2008 Most recent year of ownership 2008 Engine and transmission 2. It has a six-foot bed with Regular and Extended Cabs, and a five-foot bed on Crew Cabs. Instruments are traditional white-on-black with orange needles. I love my new car! No ground-breaking innovation here, just straightforward knobs and dials that don't require a postgraduate degree to operate. The seats offer firm bottoms and good lumbar support, and the cloth fabric is both durable and comfortable. Walkaround The Chevy Colorado has been cleaned up for 2008, with more body-color trim, and less black or charcoal plastic, for more solid, monochromatic look.
The only complaints I have about it, are I'm a big guy and the pedals are kind of small, and the body panels seem to have the structural integrity of a pop can. Hardest part is figuring out what accessories to purchase to make it your own!!! For most people, the Colorado is more than enough truck to get the job done. Base models are powered by a 2. The one drawback may be the over-abundance of gray throughout the cab. Very few problems with my truck.