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KMT2KMT2 MemberPosts: 360 Member
Well yall know I picked up a new vehicle in July. The story is funny  but for another time,.
The vehicle is running well, and  I will tell ya the diesel is well broken in , now. The vehicle has 15000 miles on it in 6 months. The only out of state was michigan city IN. I have been pleased with the  vehicle . Though there are a few draw backs but , then I am in a Mid Size truck.
Id suggest the vehicle easily and well it is mostly loaded, so I can run an office out of it. Which I do.  I have installed a few factory type items like oh Skid plates, and new tough style run boards and window vents, bug guard, and a very nice flip and fold bed cover, with a weight rating of 300 lbs. All in All, if im not on the hammer, a good 28 mpG. If im on the hammer , well I get race MPG.
 Hope all yall had a good holiday, and a safe one. 
Kevin
 
 
 
If you think OHSA is a little town in Wisconsin you may be in trouble!
Peace is firing my guns or 60 feet below the surface of the water.

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  • kansashunterkansashunter Senior Member Posts: 1,815 Senior Member
    My youngest just bought a 2020 with the zr2 package. It looks nice and time will tell how it will last but he doesn't drive many miles.
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,222 Senior Member
    If I get a new truck, the Colorado is on the short list. I like the Ranger but it's an old design with one engine choice.Just wish Chevy would put the diesel option on something without ALL the damned options.

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    Winston Churchill
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    Tugar said:
    Just wish Chevy would put the diesel option on something without ALL the damned options.

    Chevy pulled that crap with the diesel Cruze too - car based at about 15K, but the diesel version was 25K because of all the crap.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,222 Senior Member
    I THINK you can get the inline six 3L diesel in any trim Silverado. They get some very impressive mileage. 
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    Winston Churchill
  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 1,092 Senior Member
    edited January 3 #6
    I bought a new Colorado, diesel, in late 2018, done just on 16 thousand Kms now, never regretted it. 
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
  • KMT2KMT2 Member Posts: 360 Member
    cool. I do have to have mine serviced . Noticed after the motor was warm, when I jumped on it the other day on the high way . a long stream of white smoke. so I want o make sure I did not **** up any thing. Though It is all under warranty, but still.

    If you think OHSA is a little town in Wisconsin you may be in trouble!
    Peace is firing my guns or 60 feet below the surface of the water.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    Tugar said:
    I THINK you can get the inline six 3L diesel in any trim Silverado. They get some very impressive mileage. 
    I went and checked, true enough. You can even get cruise control without the crap - BUT - the integrated trailer brake controller requires power windows, locks, etc, etc. Dumb.
    The 2500's Diesel requires most of the crap - ridiculous.
    I still have a hard time referring to a Chevy truck as a "Silverado" - Silverado is a trim level in my mind!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • KMT2KMT2 Member Posts: 360 Member
    Yeah well get over it. Its been Silverado for many , many years. Yeah the trim packages suck but gone are the days of ordering exactly what ya want.
     Beside if you use it as an office as I do , it does present better for ya.
     
    If you think OHSA is a little town in Wisconsin you may be in trouble!
    Peace is firing my guns or 60 feet below the surface of the water.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    I'd think about a Colorado if I were in the market, but not with the packages and extended cab only - not to mention the automatic transmission. "Silverado" is just too damn big, the "mid-size" are all but the size of what I'd call a "full-size".
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,742 Senior Member
    While I plan to run my Tacoma until it's unreliable (unlikely anytime soon), I'm glad to see competition fueling the market. Particularly in the midsize truck world, Chevy and now Ford seem to finally be listening to what their market base wants. 

    Take, for example, the ZR2 "Bison" collaboration with AEV Products, or Toyota's "TRD Pro" Tacoma and 4Runner. They looked at the aftermarket to see what consumers were doing, and wrapped it up in a handy factory package complete with warranty. 
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  • KMT2KMT2 Member Posts: 360 Member
    zorba said:
    I'd think about a Colorado if I were in the market, but not with the packages and extended cab only - not to mention the automatic transmission. "Silverado" is just too damn big, the "mid-size" are all but the size of what I'd call a "full-size".
    dude you know it comes crew cab  and standard cab as well.

    If you think OHSA is a little town in Wisconsin you may be in trouble!
    Peace is firing my guns or 60 feet below the surface of the water.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    edited January 8 #13
    Nope, didn't know that...
    Didn't see that...
    Heading back to the website...

    ... and Nope! No standard cab. Extended and Crew only - like so many are these days.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • KMT2KMT2 Member Posts: 360 Member
    well they can be ordered here in Michigan standard cab. Or at least when I got my truck you could. The crew is better, in my opinion. But then it is a special order for the long bed. Extended short or long bed no issue. 
    If you think OHSA is a little town in Wisconsin you may be in trouble!
    Peace is firing my guns or 60 feet below the surface of the water.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    That may be - I was going by the "build and price" tool on the Colorado website. I can completely understand the popularity of crew/extended cabs, but for myself I'd want a standard with the longest bed possible - or maybe even no bed at all so I could roll my own. I also read something somewhere that said there are CAFE/Legal issues causing the dearth of standard cabs - dunno! *shrug*
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 1,092 Senior Member
    edited January 8 #16
    Dunno about where you fellas are but over here you can order a Single cab/ chassis and put your own deck on or fit one of their dropside decks.
    Course they are called Holdens here not Chev's
    https://www.holden.co.nz/cars/colorado/ls-single-cab-chassis-4x4

    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    Don't get me started. Americans are stuck with what the Carcos will deign to sell us, and our overlords will permit. They'll milk us for every penny they can!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • KMT2KMT2 Member Posts: 360 Member
    It comes down to the money, if you have it they will build to it.

    If you think OHSA is a little town in Wisconsin you may be in trouble!
    Peace is firing my guns or 60 feet below the surface of the water.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    No they won't. I've tried - Dodge was the only one that was willing to play, and that was years ago.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • kansashunterkansashunter Senior Member Posts: 1,815 Senior Member
    Zorba you can always remove the bed and put on whatever you want. The bed will bring more than what the you get for ordering it without one or it used to be that way.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    That's true enough - or make a trailer out of it.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • KMT2KMT2 Member Posts: 360 Member
    zorba said:
    No they won't. I've tried - Dodge was the only one that was willing to play, and that was years ago.
    I guess In Michigan has a bit of privileges, but Hey, I like the crew and sort of need it for what I doo.
     
    If you think OHSA is a little town in Wisconsin you may be in trouble!
    Peace is firing my guns or 60 feet below the surface of the water.
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,222 Senior Member
    Face it Zorba. You're going to have to restore one to get what you want these days. Could be worth it in the long run too with some of the nicer addon features. Holley projection for example. Hook up a couple of wires after swapping on the new intake and the FI unit will learn and tune itself. 

    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,128 Senior Member
    edited January 14 #24
    Oh... for enough money, you can always get what you want. Regardless, the bed delete on a truck only used to be $600 or so... it is worth quite a bit more than that to a body shop.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    edited January 14 #25
    Tugar said:
    Face it Zorba. You're going to have to restore one to get what you want these days. Could be worth it in the long run too with some of the nicer addon features. Holley projection for example. Hook up a couple of wires after swapping on the new intake and the FI unit will learn and tune itself. 

    If I were really serious about a truck, I'd probably be inclined to  either put a GMC 60-66 drivetrain in a 74-87 body, or a Cummins or similar in same, or the easiest would probably be a '94-2K-ish Dodge Cummins. I don't know how the Dodge manual transmission stacks up against the 60s era GM.
    Or if I were going to pull a large 5th/7th wheel, skip straight to medium duty and bypass all the consumer oriented nonsense. Last time I checked - which granted was a few years ago, you could get a low mileage used medium duty for less than the consumer light trucks. You get far more truck and far less nonsense for your money.
    A deuce and a half would be a lot of fun too!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • JoEmilyJoEmily Posts: 2 New Member
    games for girls bring lots of interesting things. Girls will always be beautiful, and I want you to do that. We will not disappoint everyone. Wishing everyone happy.
     
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