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Old 04-26-2011, 06:26 PM
kontiki kontiki is offline
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Default observations: Colorado/Canyon Vs. Ranger

Before I decided to by a new Ranger I was looking at the Colorado/Canyon. I had a chance to test drive two of them (both were GMC Canyons) and the Ranger is a far better truck. I drove a 2007 model and a 2005 model with the I5 5 cylinder engine and my impressions were that the engine is lacking the torque of the 4.0 litre Ford.

Every little upgrade the transmission was downshifting.... step on the gas another downshift. The truck is nice looking and drives fairly well but it is not a Ranger and I was quickly cured of my desire to own one.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:31 PM
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only way to go. Ford rangers all the way
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:36 PM
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plus when they dropped the s-10 line and adapted it to the canyon/colorado they changed some stuff on the truck to where if and when you change the engine it had to be done by dropping the frontend outta the truck... or at least thats what my mechanic tells me...
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:45 PM
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Before I decided to by a new Ranger I was looking at the Colorado/Canyon. I had a chance to test drive two of them (both were GMC Canyons) and the Ranger is a far better truck. I drove a 2007 model and a 2005 model with the I5 5 cylinder engine and my impressions were that the engine is lacking the torque of the 4.0 litre Ford.

Every little upgrade the transmission was downshifting.... step on the gas another downshift. The truck is nice looking and drives fairly well but it is not a Ranger and I was quickly cured of my desire to own one.
hmmm, i guess the weight of the Colo is huge. the Colo 5 inline ir rated at 240Hp and 240 lb ft. ranger 4L is rated at 207 HP and 238 lb ft. cologne for the win
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:54 PM
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i wish that ford would put a v8 in the ranger like chevy is with the colorado.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:08 PM
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i wish that ford would put a v8 in the ranger like chevy is with the colorado.
Unfortunately its cheaper for them just to discontinue the ranger...the inline 5's are crap, plus a friend of mine has a colorado and has had to have the heads replaced and a bunch of other crap and it still doesn't run right. At least its under warranty, I keep telling him to trade it in for a ranger but he won't listen.
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:08 PM
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I work at a chevy dealer. Colorado's are a complete shithole. I hate them. They are practially the same engine wise and interior wise as a hummer. they're just stupid. i hate how they drive. nothing compared to my ranger.
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:11 PM
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Default Re: observations: Colorado/Canyon Vs. Ranger

Yeah, I almost bought a Colorado with the I5. Got a Silverado with a V8 instead

I felt like my Ranger with a bent valve was a better truck the Colorado I test drove, although it was a pretty nice truck. Had a topper and a 5 speed if I remember right. I could be wrong on that though, because that was the whole reason why I wanted to get rid of my Dodge I had, lol.
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:21 PM
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The colorado made the list of one of the most unreliable vehicles for like 2009 or 2010. Theyre nice looking trucks and all, but just like the S-10 theyre shit. Chevy designs crappy suspensions too. I only bow down to the Corvette. Everything else is poo, including the camaro, its to fat and gimmicky. The mustang is a true enthusiasts vehicle.

Sorry for the Ford > Chevy rant!
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:25 PM
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The Colorado is simply hidious. It's one of the ugliest vehicles on
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:56 PM
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including the camaro, its to fat and gimmicky. The mustang is a true enthusiasts vehicle.
That only applies to the 2010 Camaro; before 2011 the GT was a joke, sorry ; )
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:17 PM
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The vette is an overpriced, ugly turd.

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Old 04-27-2011, 02:20 PM
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the C6 isn't really overpriced; Zo6 and Zr1 both perform admirably and will give those 150k exotics a run for their money. Plus they gave us the almighty LS engine series which has found its way into many cars including the camaro, firebird, G8, etc
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:23 PM
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A Vette will be my next toy & my only GM product.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:12 PM
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. Theyre nice looking trucks and all,
VERY nice looking.

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