Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Review - Holden Colorado LTZ Crew Cab - Page 3

The 17inch alloy wheels look good and the Bridgestone Dueler H/T tyres provided plenty of grip on all the surfaces I tested it in.

colorado9But this truck wasn't just built to drive on everyday roads it was built to go off road and that's where it's specialty is, point it off road and the Colorado handled everything perfectly it's huge ground clearance made it so much much easier when driving across uneven surfaces. i didn't get to do much 4 wheel driving in it as the mud I went looking for just wasn't there. The shift on the fly 4wd controls access by a knob in the console made it so much easier to switch to 4wd when needed.

The steering is not to bad it's well weighted and goes where you put it but the on road manners are not quite as good as other vehicles I've driven it has height adjust but no reach which took it a little bit for me to get the right position.

The thing that drove me completely nuts was the steering wheel was hard and a little slippery, which meant at times I really had to grip the wheel tight and going around some corners I had to grab the bottom of the wheel while turning to stop my hands slipping. The hardness of the wheel made sure after a few hours of driving around bumpy dirt roads with a tight grip on the wheel my hands were aching a little bit. This could be fixed by fitting a wheel that's easier to grip and has a little bit of softness. It's really hard to explain but it kinda felts like holding something completely solid with no give in it at all.

All up I think the Colorado is quite a good truck and yes it does answer my initial question this truck works perfectly to be used for work during the week and play on the weekends it's got great looks, a heap of interior space, seating for 5 people, a large load capacity and awesome towing ability. It also has a very good off road capability which means it would perfect for the the family that likes to get out in the bush for the weekend, this truck has the means to take from home to the bush and back again.

colorado10My only let downs were it could of been slightly better equip for a top of the range model, some of the interior finishings could be a touch softer and the slippery steering wheel.

Not going to bang on about this as i have in the past this truck is a bit hard to reverse park it does have reverse senors but the beep could be louder and no reverse camera means it looses points.

Would I buy one if needed a truck with great 4wd capability to take the family bush for the weekend or if i lived in the country then yes i would for sure as this truck would take me anywhere i would like to go.

There are also some genuine Holden accessories Packs and a massive list of accessories so instead of going to the trouble of finding after market bits and having them fitted you are able to buy your Colorado the way you want it from the factory.

From more info on Holden's massive Colorado range check out their website

Massive thanks to Holden for lending me this great truck for the week.

[This blog \ review was published with aproval by Wayne Lancaster of 3 on the Tree, you can read more of Wayne's reviews at 3 on the Tree]

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