Colorado - Frontier or Tacoma?


Old 08-17-17, 12:34 PM
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Colorado - Frontier or Tacoma?

Im leaning off the Tacoma and towards a colorado due to some research and DEF price. I wanted a Tacoma really bad but the better ones apparently seem to be a rich mans truck.
The colorado from 2014 and up seems to beat out the other 2 in almost every aspect but I was hoping some of you guys could chime in and tips and info.
Im def looking into 4wd and 6cyl. I dont need to haul HEAVY loads but always need to pick up ply and drywall for my rentals. I would like an extended (dont need full) cab for my tools as well.

What do you folks think. I had a used s10 for a few years but recently sold it cheap to a mechanic who wanted a fixer upper beater truck because it just kept coming up with new issues every time I fixed the last. Id love to see it back on the road cause that thing was def a little tank and it had the 4.3 everyone loved.
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Old 08-17-17, 01:14 PM
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My first question would be which would be easiest to have serviced in your area? Might not make a difference but I dealt with a relative last year whose car was broken and it was pretty amazing to see how far they had to have it towed (past other shops and dealerships) to have it fixed.
Old 08-17-17, 04:36 PM
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I had a base Camaro with the High Feature V6 which had 324 hp and it's the same engine in the Colorado has (somewhat de-tuned).

That was one of the best performing engines Ive had in a car!

Got 26mpg, who needs wimpy hybrid cars with performance and savings like that!!
Old 08-26-17, 06:52 AM
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i had a 2008 tacoma (since new) up until this year when it was stolen (january). My vote would be tacoma for the simple fact that they hold their value. I paid 29k for it, drove it for almost ten years and insurance paid me 19k for it. pretty damn good!

not sure on the resale of the colorado, but i do like them too. i know there is tremendous support for the tacoma .... online, after market parts, etc. Its sort of a cult following with the tacoma. the colorado is like a little brother of the silverado so not sure of the suppport.
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My Tacoma has 308k miles on it and still runs great. Enough said.
Old 02-28-18, 05:17 AM
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About 210k on my 2004 Tacoma. One of the best trucks I've ever owned.

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