Anybody work a colorado/canyon?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by honda55, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    I actually considered a new Colorado Canyon with the chassis cab from GM fleet sale with the Australian UTE bed installed.

    I skipped that and thought why on earth spend that much on a small truck. I'll just buy the UTE bed separately and put it on a more reliable and trouble free Toyota pickup for far less $. The bed is down as a separate business asset and insured separately as well. The quality gripes about the rig also scared me off.
     
  2. CuttingEdgeLandscapes

    CuttingEdgeLandscapes LawnSite Member
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    My 3/4 ton duramax gets that pulling a 20' trailer every day
     
  3. BigMulch

    BigMulch LawnSite Member
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    I have a 2006 Chevy Colorado 3.5 5cyl, 4x4 extended cab. I pull a 5x10 trailer with a 48in walk behind, 21in walk behind, two trimmers and a blower 5days a week. I get about 17mpg but it pulls the trailer just fine without any problems, the truck has about 60,000 miles on it and works great.
     
  4. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
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    We have a 2012 with the 3.5 - plenty of power for towing but the only advantage over a shortbed 1500 imo is parking without the trailer.
     
  5. Hawkshot99

    Hawkshot99 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Run away from that idea!!!!

    I had a 05' Colorado CC 4x4 for 3 years. I liked the truck quite a bit when it was working good. Towed my 5x8 enclosed well, and got me 15-16 with the trailer. 17-19 without a trailer. The problem I had with the truck was the repairs! I bought the truck used with 60K miles on it. Sold it with 130k I believe. In that time I spent more $ on repairs than I did in payments! I think when GM designed it they searched for the most time consuming ways to have parts replaced. A brake rotor replacement(on a normal vehicle) required removing the entire front end from the truck. The mounted the rotors inside the hubs, so 2 new rotors up front cost me $1200. And this was average price from my searching on the net. I sold it with a transmission that was about to blow(very common for them to blow around 130k). It had a nice coating of tranny oil all over it.
    The relief I had when I pulled out of the dealers lot when it was traded in was awesome! I dont know if I could ever bring myself to buy another GM after that thing. Go read online. They are one of the least reliable vehicles on the road!
     

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