After a weeks wait (because my wife drove it for the first week) I drove the 2015 Chevy Colorado for the first time today from MD to PA over the weekend and the results are in.. I hate it.. As a 6''3'' tall male here's what I had to face on a 4 hour drive:
1) I kept hitting my knees on the steering column upon entering and exiting the truck..
2) The seats do not have a memory setting because my wife is shorter than I,
3) The headrest (when raised or lowered) forces my neck forward and is very discomfortable while resting between my shoulder blades..
4) I felt cramped in the drivers seat..
5) The hood "flutters" in high wind..
6) Many of the gauge indicator lights cannot be seen because the either the steering wheel is in the way or just because of improper instrument cluster placement.. it took me 40 mins to find the cruse control because it was blocked by the tac pointer.. Running at 2000 RPM the light can't be seen because it right behind the tac pointer..
7) The temp and fuel gauge are totally obstructed/obsolete being that they are at eye level to the steering wheel..
8) One other thing I notice while driving this truck, is that my wife and I caught each other yawning.. constantly.. does this mean Chevy/GM is putting the drivers asleep at the wheel with this truck?.. maybe it's missing excitement because several times we both nearly fell asleep..
9) I felt like my wife was hornswoggled into buying this trucks.. first we enter the dealer wanting 4wheel drive but settled for a 4x2 Then we couldn't decide what color.. But one thing that really yanked my chain.. was when the salesman told me the reason chevy is bringing these truck into the US is because many of these are being made in Mexico and that this midsize Colorado would attract the latino market.. and this is just the beginning..
The only Good thing about this drive today.. we got 23.7 mpg city & 27.9 mpg highway.
So now we're stuck with a $640 month payment and our insurance went up 20% for a truck we can't drive nor do I like.. Does this look like the face of a happy man.. I doubt it..
The first time I test drove the truck was from the dealership to the gas station.. about 2 blocks.. and thats as far as the dealer would allow.. but for more than a week my wife drove it.. until the following weekend.. Once I was able to drive it.. for more than 4 hours I couldn't get comfortable.. One part of the puzzle is the head rest.. if anyone has a 015 Rado.. they will note that the headrest adjusts forward about 4 inches from the seat.. In may case.. it forces my neck forward be it lowered or raised.. the rest is other adjustments which I couldn't find.. lastly I bruised my neck several time entering and exiting the truck..
Mind you my wife is shorter than I so she has to adjust it to her needs.. so were back and forth and the seat doesn't have any sort of memory setting and only offers a 6 way adjustments. we attempted to take the truck back last night.. and was told that there would be a 6K fee added to any new or used car or truck & that we needed 5k as a down payment.. 11K added on a new or used vehicle is not acceptable.. So now we can't take the truck back and I've been searching aftermarket seats.. but that would only take care of the seat issue and not the other issue like when I tilt the steering wheel my arms go numb..
Edmunds has been helping me with this issue to some degree..
Clearly I can not drive this truck.. one last issue and this is odd.. but everytime I'm in the truck I get sleepy.. or real tired.. perhaps the "new" car smell as something added as to make me sleepy or I'm simply bored with this peice of crap.. it looks as if we are going to keep this truck well maintained for at least 2 years (until the free oil changes run out) while my wife simply drives it back and forth to work.. thus cutting into any future travel plans.. Stock pyle the green and get the hell out of it.. Unless someone here wants to assume a $640 a month payment..
Edited by RobertSlateZ71, 14 April 2015 - 12:43 PM.