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2017 Tacoma or Colorado Duramax

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by kenomouth64, Jan 17, 2017.

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2017 Colorado Duramax vs 2017 Toyota tacoma

  1. Colorado

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  2. Tacoma

    16 vote(s)
    94.1%
  1. Jan 17, 2017 at 3:01 AM
    #1
    kenomouth64

    kenomouth64 [OP] New Member

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    Hold the Line! If you are not holding the line, abandon your ship. Destruction is inevitable without more to hold the line!
    Looking into acquiring a midsize truck. By default I usually gravitate toward Toyota Vehicles but the 2017 Tacoma does not seem as impressive as usual. I am much more impressed by the Chevrolet Colorado Diesel and its specifications.

    I am looking for something that exhibits the following characteristics:
    Reliability - I do not want this vehicle to leave me stranded
    Longevity and Durability - I expect this truck to last 10+ years and 200,000+ miles
    Off-road capability - I frequently Hunt in remote locations throughout Colorado
    Towing capacity - Need to be able to tow a fully loaded trailer with a weight of 6100 pounds.
    Gas Mileage - Obviously I enjoy saving money on fuel mileage

    Anyways which would you pick and why?
     
  2. Jan 17, 2017 at 3:08 AM
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    Tundraplatinum

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    Your first 2 things you want you can only get with tacoma. Only thing Colorado diesel will do better is towing, but that's only when it's not in the shop of course...
     
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  3. Jan 17, 2017 at 3:53 AM
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    mverkaik

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    My two cents. Towing a 6,100# trailer is not really mid-sized truck territory. The Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating for the Colorado is 12,700#. The Curb Weight (empty is 4,500#).

    Fill the truck with 4 people (600#), Fuel (150#), some accessories for the truck and some gear for the 4 people (200#), a trailer hitch for t your 6,100# trailer (100#), and then your 6,100# trailer. Now you are up to 11,650#.

    In theory you are below the weight rating but do you really want to be that close to the edge and drive Colorado mountain roads?

    That and I know far to many Chevy drivers that struggle with truck problems that I just roll my eyes at. There is no reason they should have to live with the odd things that they do. Buy a Toyota and enjoy a well engineered and well built truck.

    An example: http://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/topic/165219-anyone-had-exhaust-flapper-valve-replaced/
     
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  4. Jan 17, 2017 at 4:20 AM
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    SDNY

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    I have to agree with the last two posts. I had a GMC Sirrea. It was a nice truck but started having problems with active fuel management and GM support was horrible. Toys are the way to go. MPG is a downer for the toys unfortunatly, but they make it up with reliability IMHO. I would recommend a tundra if you are towing. You can get a good used Tundra with low mileage for around $30g. Let the first owner work out the bugs and pay the depreciation on it. Plus you might land a good deal on a lease turn in. Cost and mileage is about the same between the tacoma and tundra. Take a look and compare, i did and went with a used tundra and i am very happy with it.
     
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  5. Jan 17, 2017 at 4:24 AM
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    HWU

    HWU We like white!

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    And after the 10 years, 200,000 miles what do you think that Duramax is going to be worth?
     
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  6. Jan 17, 2017 at 7:08 AM
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    Nor7

    Nor7 Chilton Manual Guy

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    x3 on the Toyota -> Tundra.

    Well it looks like you've already got a fantastic truck for towing and handling the mountains. How about you designate the Tundra for this and spend the money on a more sporty/fuel efficient daily driver?
     
  7. Jan 17, 2017 at 7:32 AM
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    ej63090

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    Tacoma:
    Reliability - I do not want this vehicle to leave me stranded
    Longevity and Durability - I expect this truck to last 10+ years and 200,000+ miles
    Off-road capability - I frequently Hunt in remote locations throughout Colorado

    Colorado:
    Towing capacity - Need to be able to tow a fully loaded trailer with a weight of 6100 pounds.
    Gas Mileage - Obviously I enjoy saving money on fuel mileage

    Tacoma will cost less up front and probably have the cheaper cost of ownership throughout its lifespan.
     
  8. Jan 17, 2017 at 7:39 AM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Where's my popcorn salt? Damnit

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    Pretty much ditto on all the responses so far.
     
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