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V8 in Colorado/Canyon - Too Little, Too Late?

Edward A. Sanchez Edward A. Sanchez
User | Posts: 211 | Joined: 06/06
Posted: 02/05/09
01:10 PM

Many are hailing the new V8 option in the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon as a breakthrough in the midsize truck market. However, the Dodge Dakota has offered a V8 option for more than 10 years.

Others say the Colorado/Canyons are also-rans in the midsize market, and the V8 option is just an attempt by GM to raise interest in these dated and out-classed trucks. What's your take? Does the V8 catapult the General's twins to the head of the class, or do they remain mediocre trucks, now with a lot of power?  

Phil Floraday Phil Floraday
Administrator | Posts: 121 | Joined: 03/08
Posted: 02/05/09
02:55 PM

The Dakota, even with a V8, is far from best in class.

The V8 doesn't fix any of the problems with the Canyon/Colorado platform, but it does make the truck more fun.

The new Suzuki Equator (a rebadged Nissan Frontier) actually may be the truck I like the best in that segment.  

jduval74 jduval74
User | Posts: 52 | Joined: 11/08
Posted: 02/06/09
09:03 AM

Oh... the mid-size pickup market is still around?  

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