Originally Posted by ecurbthims
any little truck I have ever owned [3 s10's, 2 rangers, 3 dakota's ] got no more than 1 or two mpg better mileage than a full-size truck ,and the size of the box and usefullness of the truck was worth more than the minute mpg. gain .Plus,a real truck is comfortable and rides better [I am 6'5" though ]
Did you have 4 cylinder Rangers with such poor mileage...
I see your point re: full size vs. mid size or Ranger. Then it goes 1/2 ton vs. 3/4 ton. If you're going full size why limit to half ton.
Frankly I'd rather have a UTE bed that is a full 7' wide and 8' 6" long on a full size truck frame vs. the smaller UTE bed at 6' wide and 7+ long which frankly is pretty respectable and useful as a dealer delivered option new on the Colorado. The chassis cab is limited to the 5 cylinder but 4 wheel drive is available.