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HOLDEN COLORADO Used Car Review

Pros

Cons

  • Improved driving manners with late-2016 update
  • Torquey 2.8-litre turbo diesel on all models (2012 on)
  • At least one-tonne payload
  • Benchmark 3500kg towing capacity (shared with a few rivals)
  • Disappointing ride/handling of earlier models
  • Below-par interior quality and presentation pre 2016 update
  • Inadequate brake pedal feel
  • Only one engine choice
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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TopHolden Colorado 2016 LS Single Cab 4x4 with Service Body (2017 upgrade model)

  • 152458 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

Holden Colorado LS Single Cab 4x4 - MY17 upgrade model 2016 AUTOMATIC 2.8 Turbo Diesel Electric windows Cruise control Service body with internal storage Rooftop solar panels Reverse camera Bluetooth Cruise control Electric windows ABS brakes & traction control Bullbar with LED light bar CB radio Towbar Trailer brakes 146,000km with COMPLETE service history: 12/08/2017 @ 2,955km 04/09/2017 @ 15,971km 24/11/2017 @ 28,240km 29/03/2013 @ 45,075km 17/08/2018 @ 60,213km 29/11/20

$33,850
Seven Hills, NSW

Dealer used
15/06/2021

Top2017 Holden Colorado RG MY17 LS Pickup Crew Cab White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 158233 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

We have been the commercial vehicle specialist since 1987. Stocking over 400 used commercial vehicles including 4x4s / 4WD’s, Dual Cab Utes, Extra cab and Single cabs, Vans, Buses, SUV, Service body/ Canopy work bodies, and ex-government, ex-fleet, and ex-private vehicles. We offer the best range and variety of commercial vehicles for all lifestyles, no matter what you do for a living. Some of the models we carry include: Toyota Hilux Auto and Manual, Hiace, V8 Landcruiser Cab chassis and

$32,980Drive Away^
Acacia Ridge, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2009 Holden Colorado RC MY10 LX (4x2) Silver 5 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 143784 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl

**2009 Holden Colorado RC Single Cab Only $12'990 Or Finance From Only $65 P/w ** This Holden Colorado Really Is Sensational ! Come Down And Test Drive Today ! Economical But Powerful 3.6L V6 Engine With 5 Speed Manual Transmission and many more features as Standard Dual Front Airbag Package - Air Conditioning - Central Locking Remote Control - Engine Immobiliser - Power Mirrors - Power Steering - Power Windows - Radio CD with 2 Speakers. If you're looking for the absolute best deal on your

$12,990
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
13 hours ago

Top2013 Holden Colorado RG MY14 LX Space Cab White 6 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 112210 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2013 HOLDEN COLORADO LX 2.8L TURBO DIESEL MANUAL 4X4 - SPACE CAB CHASSIS UTILITY # NEW ARRIVAL # TURBO DIESEL 4X4 # AUTOMATIC # BULL BAR # SPOTTIES # TOW BAR # ALLOY TRAY # LOCKABLE TRUNDLE # LADDER RACKS # AIR CONDITIONING # USB, CD, AUX COMPATIBLE STEREO # BLUETOOTH # CRUISE CONTROL # DECEMBER 2021 REGO # WORKSHOP TESTED # FINANCE AVAILABLE T.A.P Call Dave on..... Call Ryan on..... Call Jay on..... ?? Hunter Wholesale Cars is a family owned and ope

$27,990
Mayfield West, NSW

Dealer used
14/06/2021

Top2012 Holden Colorado RG LX (4x4) Grey 5 Speed Manual Crew Cab Pickup

  • 148345 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

**2012 HOLDEN COLORADO LX 4x4 TURBO DIESEL 5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION ONLY $24'990 Or Finance From Only $125 P/w ** This Holden Colorado Really Is Sensational ! Come Down And Test Drive Today ! **Economical But Powerful 2.8L Turbo Diesel Engine With 5 Speed Manual Transmission and many more features as Standard** -Dual Front Airbags Package -Anti-lock Braking -Air Conditioning -Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft -Cruise Control -Central Locking Remote Control -Cloth Trim -Electronic Brake

$24,990
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
15/06/2021

Top2014 Holden Colorado RG MY15 LTZ Crew Cab 4x2 White 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 95345 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

We have been the commercial vehicle specialist since 1987. Stocking over 400 used commercial vehicles including 4x4s / 4WD’s, Dual Cab Utes, Extra cab and Single cabs, Vans, Buses, SUV, Service body/ Canopy work bodies, and ex-government, ex-fleet, and ex-private vehicles. We offer the best range and variety of commercial vehicles for all lifestyles, no matter what you do for a living. Some of the models we carry include: Toyota Hilux Auto and Manual, Hiace, V8 Landcruiser Cab chassis and

$27,980Drive Away^
Acacia Ridge, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

Holden Colorado 2016 LS Dual Cab 4x4 with Service Body Holden Colorado LS Dual Cab 4x4

  • 138898 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

Holden Colorado LS Dual Cab 4x4 2016 AUTOMATIC 2.8 Turbo Diesel Electric windows Cruise control Service body with internal drawers Rooftop solar panels Reverse camera Bluetooth Cruise control Electric windows ABS brakes & traction control Bullbar with LED light bar CB radio Towbar Dual batteries 3 months NSW registration will be included on sale. 1 to 5 years warranty available on this vehicle. To arrange inspection please call us on (02) *****2887. Visit our website www.sgmcars.com.au

$34,750
Seven Hills, NSW

Dealer used
12 hours ago

2009 Holden Colorado RC MY10 LX (4x2) Silver 5 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 143784 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl

**2009 Holden Colorado RC Single Cab Only $12'990 Or Finance From Only $65 P/w ** This Holden Colorado Really Is Sensational ! Come Down And Test Drive Today ! Economical But Powerful 3.6L V6 Engine With 5 Speed Manual Transmission and many more features as Standard Dual Front Airbag Package - Air Conditioning - Central Locking Remote Control - Engine Immobiliser - Power Mirrors - Power Steering - Power Windows - Radio CD with 2 Speakers. If you're looking for the absolute best deal on your

$12,990
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
13 hours ago

Holden Colorado LS Dual Cab 4x2 with BULL Service body - Diesel 4x2 AUTOMATIC

  • 161172 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

Holden Colorado LS Dual Cab 4x2 Fitted with Bull Service body - central locking interconnected with remote central locking Roof racks & rear work light - LED internal light in body ex-Lease vehicle 2015 AUTOMATIC 2.8 Turbo Diesel Electric windows Cruise control Reverse camera Bluetooth Electric windows ABS brakes & traction control Nudge bar Travelled 161,000km Log books with the following Services done on the vehicle: 16/12/2015 @ 18,901km 16/06/2016 @ 32,773km 19/01/2017 @ 46,505km 0

$24,990
Seven Hills, NSW

Dealer used
13 hours ago

2014 Holden Colorado LX (4x2)

  • 200100 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

GREAT BUYING TURBO DIESEL MOTOR SMOOTH AUTOMATIC STEEL ARB BULL BAR STEEL DROPSIDE TRAY WITH TRADIES RACK PLUS ROOF RACKS TOW BAR AND MORE ANY INSPECTION WELCOME FIRST TO SEE AND DRIVE WILL BUY Call Darrell Call Rod The Car Guys, 1143 Albany Hwy, BENTLEY WA 6102 LANEWAY PARKING AT REAR – or opposite at Bentley Plaza Shopping Centre Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm or Saturday 9am-1pm We're all about top quality & friendly service here. Let us help you!!! We can assist wi

$18,999
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
19 hours ago

2012 Holden Colorado LTZ (4x4)

  • 315225 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

GREAT BUYING TURBO DIESEL WITH SMOOTH AUTOMATIC 4X4 REAR ALLOY ROOL BAR TONEA COVER ALLOY MAG WHEELS TOW BAR AND MUCH MORE FIRST TO SEE AND DRIVE WILL BUY ANY INSPECTON WELCOME Call Darrell Call Rod The Car Guys, 1143 Albany Hwy, BENTLEY WA 6102 LANEWAY PARKING AT REAR – or opposite at Bentley Plaza Shopping Centre Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm or Saturday 9am-1pm We're all about top quality & friendly service here. Let us help you!!! We can assist with an array of Fin

$14,999
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
19 hours ago

2016 Holden Colorado RG MY17 LS Crew Cab 4x2 White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Cab Chassis

  • 71594 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

We have been the commercial vehicle specialist since 1987. Stocking over 400 used commercial vehicles including 4x4s / 4WD’s, Dual Cab Utes, Extra cab and Single cabs, Vans, Buses, SUV, Service body/ Canopy work bodies, and ex-government, ex-fleet, and ex-private vehicles. We offer the best range and variety of commercial vehicles for all lifestyles, no matter what you do for a living. Some of the models we carry include: Toyota Hilux Auto and Manual, Hiace, V8 Landcruiser Cab chassis and

$32,980Drive Away^
Acacia Ridge, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2016 Holden Colorado RG MY17 LS Crew Cab Summit White 6 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 100963 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

We have been the commercial vehicle specialist since 1987. Stocking over 400 used commercial vehicles including 4x4s / 4WD’s, Dual Cab Utes, Extra cab and Single cabs, Vans, Buses, SUV, Service body/ Canopy work bodies, and ex-government, ex-fleet, and ex-private vehicles. We offer the best range and variety of commercial vehicles for all lifestyles, no matter what you do for a living. Some of the models we carry include: Toyota Hilux Auto and Manual, Hiace, V8 Landcruiser Cab chassis and

$35,980Drive Away^
Acacia Ridge, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2010 Holden Colorado RC MY10 LX (4x2) White 5 Speed Manual Crew Cab Pickup

  • 169584 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

**2010 Holden Colorado LC Dual Cab Only $14'990 Or Finance From Only $75 P/w ** This Holden Colorado Really Is Sensational ! Come Down And Test Drive Today ! This Vehicle Has Only Travelled A Very Low 169,000 K's ! ** Economical But Powerful 3.0L Turbo Diesel Engine With 5 Speed Manual Transmission and many more features as Standard Dual Front Airbag Package - Air Conditioning - Central Locking Remote Control - Engine Immobilizer - Limited Slip Differential -Power Mirrors - Power Steering - P

$14,990
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

2016 Holden Colorado RG MY17 LS Crew Cab White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Cab Chassis

  • 144083 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

We have been the commercial vehicle specialist since 1987. Stocking over 400 used commercial vehicles including 4x4s / 4WD’s, Dual Cab Utes, Extra cab and Single cabs, Vans, Buses, SUV, Service body/ Canopy work bodies, and ex-government, ex-fleet, and ex-private vehicles. We offer the best range and variety of commercial vehicles for all lifestyles, no matter what you do for a living. Some of the models we carry include: Toyota Hilux Auto and Manual, Hiace, V8 Landcruiser Cab chassis and

$32,980Drive Away^
Acacia Ridge, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2016 Holden Colorado RG MY16 LS Crew Cab Summit White 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 99603 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

We have been the commercial vehicle specialist since 1987. Stocking over 400 used commercial vehicles including 4x4s / 4WD’s, Dual Cab Utes, Extra cab and Single cabs, Vans, Buses, SUV, Service body/ Canopy work bodies, and ex-government, ex-fleet, and ex-private vehicles. We offer the best range and variety of commercial vehicles for all lifestyles, no matter what you do for a living. Some of the models we carry include: Toyota Hilux Auto and Manual, Hiace, V8 Landcruiser Cab chassis and

$37,980Drive Away^
Acacia Ridge, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2014 Holden Colorado RG MY14 LT Crew Cab 4x2 White 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 29117 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

We have been the commercial vehicle specialist since 1987. Stocking over 400 used commercial vehicles including 4x4s / 4WD’s, Dual Cab Utes, Extra cab and Single cabs, Vans, Buses, SUV, Service body/ Canopy work bodies, and ex-government, ex-fleet, and ex-private vehicles. We offer the best range and variety of commercial vehicles for all lifestyles, no matter what you do for a living. Some of the models we carry include: Toyota Hilux Auto and Manual, Hiace, V8 Landcruiser Cab chassis and

$29,980Drive Away^
Acacia Ridge, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2015 Holden Colorado RG MY15 LS Crew Cab 4x2 White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 60774 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

We have been the commercial vehicle specialist since 1987. Stocking over 400 used commercial vehicles including 4x4s / 4WD’s, Dual Cab Utes, Extra cab and Single cabs, Vans, Buses, SUV, Service body/ Canopy work bodies, and ex-government, ex-fleet, and ex-private vehicles. We offer the best range and variety of commercial vehicles for all lifestyles, no matter what you do for a living. Some of the models we carry include: Toyota Hilux Auto and Manual, Hiace, V8 Landcruiser Cab chassis and

$31,980Drive Away^
Acacia Ridge, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2016 Holden Colorado RG MY16 LS Crew Cab White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Cab Chassis

  • 108461 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

We have been the commercial vehicle specialist since 1987. Stocking over 400 used commercial vehicles including 4x4s / 4WD’s, Dual Cab Utes, Extra cab and Single cabs, Vans, Buses, SUV, Service body/ Canopy work bodies, and ex-government, ex-fleet, and ex-private vehicles. We offer the best range and variety of commercial vehicles for all lifestyles, no matter what you do for a living. Some of the models we carry include: Toyota Hilux Auto and Manual, Hiace, V8 Landcruiser Cab chassis and

$36,980Drive Away^
Acacia Ridge, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2016 Holden Colorado RG MY16 LS White 6 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 91364 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

We have been the commercial vehicle specialist since 1987. Stocking over 400 used commercial vehicles including 4x4s / 4WD’s, Dual Cab Utes, Extra cab and Single cabs, Vans, Buses, SUV, Service body/ Canopy work bodies, and ex-government, ex-fleet, and ex-private vehicles. We offer the best range and variety of commercial vehicles for all lifestyles, no matter what you do for a living. Some of the models we carry include: Toyota Hilux Auto and Manual, Hiace, V8 Landcruiser Cab chassis and

$31,980Drive Away^
Acacia Ridge, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2016 Holden Colorado RG MY17 Z71 Pickup Crew Cab Grey 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 71232 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

We have been the commercial vehicle specialist since 1987. Stocking over 400 used commercial vehicles including 4x4s / 4WD’s, Dual Cab Utes, Extra cab and Single cabs, Vans, Buses, SUV, Service body/ Canopy work bodies, and ex-government, ex-fleet, and ex-private vehicles. We offer the best range and variety of commercial vehicles for all lifestyles, no matter what you do for a living. Some of the models we carry include: Toyota Hilux Auto and Manual, Hiace, V8 Landcruiser Cab chassis and

$46,980Drive Away^
Acacia Ridge, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2014 Holden Colorado RG MY15 LTZ Crew Cab 4x2 White 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 95345 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

We have been the commercial vehicle specialist since 1987. Stocking over 400 used commercial vehicles including 4x4s / 4WD’s, Dual Cab Utes, Extra cab and Single cabs, Vans, Buses, SUV, Service body/ Canopy work bodies, and ex-government, ex-fleet, and ex-private vehicles. We offer the best range and variety of commercial vehicles for all lifestyles, no matter what you do for a living. Some of the models we carry include: Toyota Hilux Auto and Manual, Hiace, V8 Landcruiser Cab chassis and

$27,980Drive Away^
Acacia Ridge, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2016 Holden Colorado RG MY16 LS Crew Cab 4x2 White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 85769 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

We have been the commercial vehicle specialist since 1987. Stocking over 400 used commercial vehicles including 4x4s / 4WD’s, Dual Cab Utes, Extra cab and Single cabs, Vans, Buses, SUV, Service body/ Canopy work bodies, and ex-government, ex-fleet, and ex-private vehicles. We offer the best range and variety of commercial vehicles for all lifestyles, no matter what you do for a living. Some of the models we carry include: Toyota Hilux Auto and Manual, Hiace, V8 Landcruiser Cab chassis and

$32,980Drive Away^
Acacia Ridge, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2017 Holden Colorado RG MY17 LS Pickup Crew Cab White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 158233 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

We have been the commercial vehicle specialist since 1987. Stocking over 400 used commercial vehicles including 4x4s / 4WD’s, Dual Cab Utes, Extra cab and Single cabs, Vans, Buses, SUV, Service body/ Canopy work bodies, and ex-government, ex-fleet, and ex-private vehicles. We offer the best range and variety of commercial vehicles for all lifestyles, no matter what you do for a living. Some of the models we carry include: Toyota Hilux Auto and Manual, Hiace, V8 Landcruiser Cab chassis and

$32,980Drive Away^
Acacia Ridge, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2015 Holden Colorado RG MY15 LS Crew Cab White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 52625 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

We have been the commercial vehicle specialist since 1987. Stocking over 400 used commercial vehicles including 4x4s / 4WD’s, Dual Cab Utes, Extra cab and Single cabs, Vans, Buses, SUV, Service body/ Canopy work bodies, and ex-government, ex-fleet, and ex-private vehicles. We offer the best range and variety of commercial vehicles for all lifestyles, no matter what you do for a living. Some of the models we carry include: Toyota Hilux Auto and Manual, Hiace, V8 Landcruiser Cab chassis and

$36,980Drive Away^
Acacia Ridge, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2015 Holden Colorado RG MY15 DX White 6 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 100335 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

We have been the commercial vehicle specialist since 1987. Stocking over 400 used commercial vehicles including 4x4s / 4WD’s, Dual Cab Utes, Extra cab and Single cabs, Vans, Buses, SUV, Service body/ Canopy work bodies, and ex-government, ex-fleet, and ex-private vehicles. We offer the best range and variety of commercial vehicles for all lifestyles, no matter what you do for a living. Some of the models we carry include: Toyota Hilux Auto and Manual, Hiace, V8 Landcruiser Cab chassis and

$29,980Drive Away^
Acacia Ridge, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

Holden Colorado 2016 LS Dual Cab 4x4 with Service Body

  • 146482 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

Holden Colorado LS Dual Cab 4x4 2016 AUTOMATIC 2.8 Turbo Diesel Electric windows Cruise control Service body with internal drawers Rooftop solar panels Reverse camera Bluetooth Cruise control Electric windows ABS brakes & traction control Bullbar with LED light bar CB radio Towbar Trailer brakes 146,000km with COMPLETE service history: 03/02/2017 @ 3,985km 04/05/2017 @ 15,062 km 24/08/2017 @ 31,094km 25/01/2018 @ 44,858km 18/05/2018 @ 59,844km 03/09/2018 @ 75,351km 11/03/2019

$34,800
Seven Hills, NSW

Dealer used
15/06/2021

Holden Colorado 2016 LS Single Cab 4x4 with Service Body (2017 upgrade model)

  • 152458 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

Holden Colorado LS Single Cab 4x4 - MY17 upgrade model 2016 AUTOMATIC 2.8 Turbo Diesel Electric windows Cruise control Service body with internal storage Rooftop solar panels Reverse camera Bluetooth Cruise control Electric windows ABS brakes & traction control Bullbar with LED light bar CB radio Towbar Trailer brakes 146,000km with COMPLETE service history: 12/08/2017 @ 2,955km 04/09/2017 @ 15,971km 24/11/2017 @ 28,240km 29/03/2013 @ 45,075km 17/08/2018 @ 60,213km 29/11/20

$33,850
Seven Hills, NSW

Dealer used
15/06/2021

2012 Holden Colorado RG LX (4x4) Grey 5 Speed Manual Crew Cab Pickup

  • 148345 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

**2012 HOLDEN COLORADO LX 4x4 TURBO DIESEL 5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION ONLY $24'990 Or Finance From Only $125 P/w ** This Holden Colorado Really Is Sensational ! Come Down And Test Drive Today ! **Economical But Powerful 2.8L Turbo Diesel Engine With 5 Speed Manual Transmission and many more features as Standard** -Dual Front Airbags Package -Anti-lock Braking -Air Conditioning -Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft -Cruise Control -Central Locking Remote Control -Cloth Trim -Electronic Brake

$24,990
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
15/06/2021

2016 Holden Colorado RG MY16 LS (4x4) White 6 Speed Manual Crew Cab Chassis

  • 215638 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

**2016 HOLDEN COLORADO LS 4X4 TURBO DIESEL 6 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION ONLY $24'990 Or Finance From Only $125 P/w ** This Holden Colorado Really Is Sensational ! Come Down And Test Drive Today ! **Economical But Powerful 2.8L Turbo Diesel Engine With 6 Speed Manual Transmission and many more features as Standard** -Dual Front Airbags Package -Anti-lock Braking -Air Conditioning -Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft -Cruise Control -Central Locking Remote Control -Cloth Trim -Electronic Brake

$24,990
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
15/06/2021

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Overview of the Holden Colorado

Overview of the Holden Colorado

HOLDEN COLORADO GENERATIONS (SINCE 2008)

2008-2012

2012 onwards (2016 update)

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

2.8L 4-cylinder turbo diesel: 7.5 to 9.0 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO HOLDEN COLORADO

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: HOLDEN COLORADO (2012 ON)

Like any modern, common-rail turbo diesel engine, the one in the Colorado requires the correct maintenance and servicing if it's to remain reliable.

Failed fuel injectors can be a big expense, so if the vehicle is approaching the 100,000km mark or so, these need to be checked out carefully.

If the vehicle has a big tow-bar fitted and a manual transmission, try to find out what it has towed and by whom. If possible, talk to the previous owner and ask if they've ever towed a really heavy load and whether or not they towed using fifth gear. This gearbox doesn't like being loaded up in the overdriven fifth gear, which can fail - taking the rest of the gearbox with it.

Squeaks from under the Colorado are likely to be dry bushes that can be lubricated simply and cheaply, and check for signs of water entry around the high-mounted brake light. The seals of these can fail and allow rainwater into the cabin. Water stains on the headlining are a sure sign this is happening.