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Chevrolet Colorado 6 speed manual

Postby bk7794 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:53 pm

I just found out this vehicle existed with a manual transmission today. Thoughts?

http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/your-comp ... 1427486694

On a side note, I really hope Ford brings a truck to compete with this.
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Re: Chevrolet Colorado 6 speed manual

Postby AHTOXA » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:58 pm

It's going to sound like blasphemy, but for the most part, I don't care about manuals in trucks. Of course, a manual Cummins Ram is awesome, but for a Colorado - meh.

Overall, it's too new, so incentives aren't great on them. I don't think there even were any recently. Without incentives, it makes very little sense financially because the incentives on half tons are too damned good, especially here in the south. Unless there are better incentives, there are few who would specifically buy a smaller truck for just about the price of the larger truck (after incentives).
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Re: Chevrolet Colorado 6 speed manual

Postby bk7794 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:42 pm

Personally I need something on the smaller side. An F150 sized truck would not fit in my driveway and would be very cumbersome to drive in tight places.

I think this is kind of cool, hope it sells well.
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Re: Chevrolet Colorado 6 speed manual

Postby potownrob » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:34 am

1 vote for trading in or selling both civics toward a manual fit 8)

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Re: Chevrolet Colorado 6 speed manual

Postby Squint » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:04 pm

potownrob wrote:1 vote for trading in or selling both civics toward a manual fit 8)

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...and this coming from the SS Traitor!! :lol: :D

:lol: :lol:

I do like the looks of the Fit, and they certainly are as practical as you can get with their size.
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Re: Chevrolet Colorado 6 speed manual

Postby bk7794 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:05 pm

I'm not going to lie, but they kind of missed it in terms of design for the Fit.


I'm thinking of getting a Ranger and turning it into a potential camper vehicle in the back with a cap. Poor mans camper. Maybe get a 5.0 LX foxbody as a project car/weekend cruiser.
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Re: Chevrolet Colorado 6 speed manual

Postby theholycow » Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:20 am

bk7794 wrote:I'm thinking of getting a Ranger and turning it into a potential camper vehicle in the back with a cap. Poor mans camper. Maybe get a 5.0 LX foxbody as a project car/weekend cruiser.

That could be a good fleet with lots of parts, tools, and techniques in common.

They do make actual campers for compact pickups. This one looks like a pop-up or hi-lo style:
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...and a traditional pickup camper:
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Though of course a plain cap and half-ass camping inside it would be more low-profile, versatile, lightweight, etc.
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Re: Chevrolet Colorado 6 speed manual

Postby Rope-Pusher » Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:54 am

theholycow wrote:
bk7794 wrote:I'm thinking of getting a Ranger and turning it into a potential camper vehicle in the back with a cap. Poor mans camper. Maybe get a 5.0 LX foxbody as a project car/weekend cruiser.

That could be a good fleet with lots of parts, tools, and techniques in common.

They do make actual campers for compact pickups. This one looks like a pop-up or hi-lo style:
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...and a traditional pickup camper:
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Though of course a plain cap and half-ass camping inside it would be more low-profile, versatile, lightweight, etc.

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I'm sure there are some bridges this wouldn't fit under.
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Re: Chevrolet Colorado 6 speed manual

Postby theholycow » Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:15 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:Image
I'm sure there are some bridges this wouldn't fit under.

Somebody needs a Pontiac Aztek.
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Re: Chevrolet Colorado 6 speed manual

Postby watkins » Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:20 pm

Obligatory Toppola picture

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Re: Chevrolet Colorado 6 speed manual

Postby potownrob » Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:45 am

bk7794 wrote:I'm not going to lie, but they kind of missed it in terms of design for the Fit.


I'm thinking of getting a Ranger and turning it into a potential camper vehicle in the back with a cap. Poor mans camper. Maybe get a 5.0 LX foxbody as a project car/weekend cruiser.

Who are you and what did you do with Brian?!? :o :?: :evil:
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Re: Chevrolet Colorado 6 speed manual

Postby Bill B » Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:19 pm

Or how about a Vega camper

http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu254/ZermattGt/VegaCamper.jpg

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Rope-Pusher wrote:Image
I'm sure there are some bridges this wouldn't fit under.

Somebody needs a Pontiac Aztek.
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Re: Chevrolet Colorado 6 speed manual

Postby Squint » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:08 pm

watkins wrote:Obligatory Toppola picture

Obligatory Prius phallus camper picture.

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Re: Chevrolet Colorado 6 speed manual

Postby bk7794 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:48 pm

I think I'd do something like this.

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