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Old 09-04-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Good. toad or bad

I am looking at a Chevrolet Colorado to use as a toad. Good ide or bad? What has been your experience?

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Old 09-04-2012, 12:57 PM   #2
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I pulled a 2006 Colorado over 75,000 miles and loved it. I'd still have it today except that the cargo area kept shrinking!! (LOL) We're now pulling a 2011 Silverado. Cargo area is fine but the full size chest freezer we take to Alaska for salmon seems to be growing too. Along with the outboard, boat stuff, 12 fish poles, etc, etc, etc.

Just remember that you need 4WD to pull the auto transmission, but setting it up to tow takes holding one switch about 15 seconds to set it up. A great toad.

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Old 09-06-2012, 01:07 AM   #3
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crslls......They make a great toad, but were rated as one of the worse engines (no power). They originally came with a five cylinder. The five cylinder models had a valve issue with the #5 valve. Chevy was fixing them, even out of warranty. Last year they finally offered a couple of different engines, including a 5.3 V8. My brother-in-law had one that he towed. He dumped it at 80000 miles when the valve issue arose. Chevy was still willing to repair it.

The Dodge Dakota is a very roomy vehicle and can be towed 4 down in a 4x4. They also come with a V8 that was boosted to 300 HP in 2008. Nice truck, but tough on gas. About 12 mpg around town and 17 on the road. I had a 2007 tha I towed. It was a peppy little truck and very comfy to drive.

The Chevy and the Dodge are the only two small 4x4 trucks that can be towed four down without modifications. Keep in mind that they both weigh in around 4500 ppounds.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:35 PM   #4
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I tow the Colorado in my signature 4 down. It weighs about 3900 lb and tows very nicely. Put the transfer case in N and the tranny in P (It takes a special procedure.) and away you go. My steering wheel doesn't lock so I can take the key out. I have heard that others had steering locks, not too sure of that.

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