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I drive a 1992 S10 2-wheel drive and I am still attached to it even though its body is rusted through. It has a 2.8 L V6 144,000 miles with 5-speed that is trouble free and still gets mid-20's highway with a best of 28 mpg while on a trip. I bought it new orginally and wanted to fix it up for show but it ended up being a daily driver.
and punch in the spare tire size and the size of the tires on the truck of course they have to be the STOCK size tires that came on the truck you will find they are the same for all practical purposes. I know the spare is one size smaller than what is on the truck but they equal out as I used the same program to upsize mine to 17" wheels yet they still measured the same diameter as I took my wifes cloth tape measure and went around them. So my guess is either your nejphew changed out the tires on the truck to a bigger tire or something else was wrong and he just thinks it was the spares fault.
My only gripe so far, with my Canyon, has been interior wind noise, mostly at the rear pillar (short cab). It seems to be some glitch in the design or location of the cab vents. I've applied a lot of the "competition style" sound deadener to the cab, and have quieted it down a fair amount. However, when the wind hits the truck just right, it's downright annoying inside the cab, right at ear level. In that respect, I liked the S-10 much better.
With all the issues that these trucks are having and the [non-permissible content removed] service that you will recieve at the dealership I would not recomend that anyone buy a Chevrolet. This dealership has left a very bad taste in my mouth, and this will be the last Chev that I will ever buy!
the main things i dont like are the gas mileage 17-19 mpg, and the the body panels seem thin and flimsy, im not rough with my truck at all,but it seems everytime i turn around i find a new dent or ding on the truck, i used to have a 2000 silverado and you could beat it to death and no dents. also the silverado had the 5.3 v8 and got almost as good mpg,....around 16-18mpg. im thinking of selling the colorado and buying another silverado.
Any one have any thoughts?
I just got this out of her online owners manual....................
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
An engine block heater warms the engine coolant which aids in starting
and allows the heater/defroster system to respond quickly. If your vehicle
is equipped with this system, your equipment includes a heater element
which is installed in your engine block and a wire harness which allows
the user to connect the system to a grounded 120 volt a/c electrical
source. The block heater system is most effective when outdoor
temperatures reach below 0°F (-18°C).
Which sounds like it works best at the temps you heard but it says nothing of not working above those temps. I had a chance to look at the one they installed plus looked at other pictures online and all they are is a simple heater element that goes inplace of a soft plug with a 110v cord that hooks to it and runs out through/near the grill with a plug on the end. I think you will be Ok as I know hers sits in the garage and it hasn't got below 40 F inside and I can tell the difference when I drive as it has heat right away instead of 2 miles down the road.
Overall, I do pretty low miles, about 7500 a year, but still get 21 mpg overall, as much as 24-25 on dedicated highway trips (not towing) and as much as 19 while towing the boat.
The SINGLE complaint I have is cabin wind noise, and I can attribute that to the extended cab and no post between the doors to seal as tight as I was used to with my old S10s. My sentiment is that the only reports you read are those with complaints, not many people come to these sites to brag on the vehicle.
I went over my truck very carefully when it was new, making sure that the body was "square" to the frame, and the bed was straight and square to the cab, as some of the boxes were sitting crooked on the frame, with one side sticking out beyond the cab, causing turbulance. I also put a bit of the "stereo competition" sound deaderer in the cab, which quieted it down a bit.
I recently took a part time job delivering parts for a local auto parts store. I drive an '07 Colorado, and I noticed that GM added a rubber strip to the front on the bed, to deflect the air away from the cabin vents. It does help, but the strips attach to a couple of tabs on the bed, which aren't on the earlier beds. If they were, I'd get the strips for my truck....
I would like to look into this for you. Can you please email me your VIN? I look forward to your response.
GM Customer Service
I see problems. GM has me here looking for customers with problems and trying to assist them; however, recalls are formed by customer complaints to Customer Service (the number is in the owners manual). This causes Gm to look further into these concerns. Can you please e-mail me your complete contact information including a good number to reach you, VIN and current mileage, as well as involved dealer? I would like to look into this for you.
GM Customer Service
Can you please email me with your case number from GM Customer Service?
GM Customer Service
My husband has always been a chevy guy, we have a 76 custom deluxe junked in the pasture. Just couldn't part with the old gal, had a 92 Extended cab step side full size, was a good truck, wish we still had that one, we also have a 98 chevy Savannah box truck, has had small issues, but nothing terrible, but now this pretty little Colorado has broken the spirit of my chevy guy.
:mad: :sick: :lemon:
miles. very satisfied up to now. reciently have had a problem with a smell from the
heater. it happens when the engion is cold. turn the heater and fan on 2 or3 and
you get a hot electric smell untill the engion is warm and then the smell goes away.
the smell tends to burn your eyes and nose. very strange.hate to take to dealer
becouse its out of warrenty. has anyone else had this problem or does anyone have
any ideas what might be going on. thanks,
I have never owned a vehicle that is frought with so many problems. I have written GM of course but there has been no response. I would never buy this product again!