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Old 04-21-2017, 06:39 AM   #1
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Thinking about buying a 2017 Canyon Denali or maybe a Colorado Z71 if its cheaper enough to make it worth it.

I have a 3500 Ram 6.7 deleted CTD SRW to tow with and right now daily drive an '04 Ranger 4.0 4x4. I love my Ranger but it needs some work now and it's probably time.

I wish there were more new small trucks to choose from. The Tacoma is nice, but I am 6'3" and it feels too cramped, more so than my Ranger!

It is just annoying me that the Canyon Denali seems like such a bad deal compared to a 1/2 ton. But I don't want to pull my Contender with a 1/2 ton, don't like to daily drive the 1 ton, and I don't want to own two full size trucks.

So anybody have any input on the Canyon/Colorado? I'd really like the ventilated seats, which is why I want the Denali I guess. But sticker is $44k, and I see Laura GMC has them at $38k, but I don't think anybody in the NE will touch that price, and I don't know if I have time to go to St Louis.

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I don't own one, but tested the Colorado Duramax and liked it a lot.

However, in your circumstances where you have a larger truck for heavy hauling, and are looking for more of a daily driver truck, you really should go test drive a Honda Ridgeline before buying a Colorado/Canyon.

The Ridgeline has a much bigger crew cab, it's mpg is not far off the Duramax Colorado, and it has a trunk for additional secure storage. The independent suspension makes it a very comfortable ride. If you are not hung up on all the electronic nanny features, you can get into a very nice one (RTL trim w/ AWD) for around $34K otd.
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I should take a closer look at the Ridgeline. 100% it would suit my needs better. I know it will ride better and be more comfortable. I am not going to be off roading or towing anything more than small boats. I am sure it would actually be perfect for me.

But, it just doesn't excite me. I am a car guy, and whenever I park, I walk away and turn around and like to look at what I just drove. The RL doesn't do it. It's just too much of an appliance.

Honestly the Canyon/Colorado aren't that exciting either, but I do like the way they look.

No joke, my wife said to me yesterday as I showed her a new Raptor, "just get one if you want". And that is tempting as I love the Raptor, but I don't have much use for one and would prefer a small truck.

The ZR2 sounds promising, but I may need something before that comes out.




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.. It's just too much of an appliance.
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Funny, but I view all vehicles as appliances. Trucks especially so since they are designed to get used pretty harshly. In 10-15 years whatever you buy will be 90% worn out and worth maybe 10% what you paid for it or less. Pure depreciating holes -- much worse than boats.

So I always try to purchase the appliance that has the features and capabilities I need and represents the best overall value (cost to purchase, cost of ownership, etc). Cosmetics come into play, but are third or fourth on my priority scale.

Keep us posted on your hunt!
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i wish i felt that way! me and my friends have lamented how much better off we would be if we weren't motor heads.

unfortunately, i guess you can't logic away the things that excite you.

it is true, i have wasted thousands of dollars on vehicles. but it has been a great ride so far.

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I am a car guy, and whenever I park, I walk away and turn around and like to look at what I just drove.
Jees and I thought I was the only one!

I feel better now.


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i wish i felt that way! me and my friends have lamented how much better off we would be if we weren't motor heads.

unfortunately, i guess you can't logic away the things that excite you.

it is true, i have wasted thousands of dollars on vehicles. but it has been a great ride so far.

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Joey, I'm missing something here. You have had a garage like ^^^this^^^ and you are thinking about retiring a Ranger for a Colorado!!! [kids music] One of these things is not like the others... One of these things just doesn't fit.

Maybe sell the 3500 and Ranger and get a Power Wagon.
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Nice pics Joey.

I have a a'15 Canyon. Just an extended cab which may be a little small for you. Perhaps the quad cab would work better.

Anyway, I REALLY like mine. Has the V-6 which is plenty of engine for me. Have the towing package too which is rated at 7,000 lbs.

Great looking truck with some bells and whistles. You should take a look at the very least.
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Nice stable!

I used to drool over stuff like that. But I'm getting old, and now I just see money that could be in the bank. Or boats.

Growing up my neighbor and best friend had a 1966 275 GTS (convertible.) We used to tool around in it -- it was a lot of fun. It took some getting used to the gated 5-speed and 1st being down under the R.

One of our favorite things was to get wind of a local Porsche or Ferrari club meet-up, which usually happened at school or park parking lots. We would roll in and park just a few spots down from where they were all showing off their 928s or 308s, hop out and nonchalantly play frisbee for a while. Then hop back in and fire up the V-12 and rip out of there. It was a blast.

I'm glad I got that out of my system when I was young.
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Joey, I'm missing something here. You have had a garage like ^^^this^^^ and you are thinking about retiring a Ranger for a Colorado!!! [kids music] One of these things is not like the others... One of these things just doesn't fit.

Maybe sell the 3500 and Ranger and get a Power Wagon.
I do like the power wagon! just too big though for me to drive every day.




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Nice pics Joey.

I have a a'15 Canyon. Just an extended cab which may be a little small for you. Perhaps the quad cab would work better.

Anyway, I REALLY like mine. Has the V-6 which is plenty of engine for me. Have the towing package too which is rated at 7,000 lbs.

Great looking truck with some bells and whistles. You should take a look at the very least.
good to hear. yeah i test drove the 2016 with the 6 spd auto and liked it. jsut haven't driven the new 8 spd yet.




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Nice stable!

I used to drool over stuff like that. But I'm getting old, and now I just see money that could be in the bank. Or boats.

Growing up my neighbor and best friend had a 1966 275 GTS (convertible.) We used to tool around in it -- it was a lot of fun. It took some getting used to the gated 5-speed and 1st being down under the R.

One of our favorite things was to get wind of a local Porsche or Ferrari club meet-up, which usually happened at school or park parking lots. We would roll in and park just a few spots down from where they were all showing off their 928s or 308s, hop out and nonchalantly play frisbee for a while. Then hop back in and fire up the V-12 and rip out of there. It was a blast.

I'm glad I got that out of my system when I was young.
yup, i got bored of the fast cars too. sold most but i kept a couple of special ones. when the car count went down, the boat count went up. probably have too many of those right now.

i know the ranger seems odd but i just loved it. i also bought it used with 110k miles on it. ha, i went from daily driving various 911's for 10+ yrs to a beat up old ranger!



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Dude, wtf? Just go get the damn Raptor. It's the only truck mentioned that's worth a look over the shoulder- and I am a Tacoma guy!

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This is way off, but a Ranger Raptor would be perfect for you.

http://fordauthority.com/2016/10/sou...ranger-raptor/

By the way, awesome garage, and I agree, I can't do appliance like vehicles either.
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Give the Nissan Frontier a look. It is an old, stable, near bullet proof truck.
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Thinking about buying a 2017 Canyon Denali or maybe a Colorado Z71 if its cheaper enough to make it worth it.

I have a 3500 Ram 6.7 deleted CTD SRW to tow with and right now daily drive an '04 Ranger 4.0 4x4. I love my Ranger but it needs some work now and it's probably time.

I wish there were more new small trucks to choose from. The Tacoma is nice, but I am 6'3" and it feels too cramped, more so than my Ranger!

It is just annoying me that the Canyon Denali seems like such a bad deal compared to a 1/2 ton. But I don't want to pull my Contender with a 1/2 ton, don't like to daily drive the 1 ton, and I don't want to own two full size trucks.

So anybody have any input on the Canyon/Colorado? I'd really like the ventilated seats, which is why I want the Denali I guess. But sticker is $44k, and I see Laura GMC has them at $38k, but I don't think anybody in the NE will touch that price, and I don't know if I have time to go to St Louis.

Anyways, just rambling....




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Got the wife a Crewcab SLT Canyon for birthday last month.
It has the "baby" Dmax in it and it really surprised me for a 2.8L.
Cruises along at 75 effortlessly and seems to have more.
Took it on a 500 mile trip 2 weeks ago and the little truck got 30.7 mpg
trip average, running 70 on the interstate.
What really pissed me off, was I hooked it to my bay boat, just to see how it
would handle it and it did well.
Got 3 mpg better than my '15 2500HD Duramax does.
Still like my big truck though, and now she don't have to use mine to
haul her crap around.
When I showed to dealer in Ms. the cut sheet from Laura, he matched their price.
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i wish i felt that way! me and my friends have lamented how much better off we would be if we weren't motor heads.

unfortunately, i guess you can't logic away the things that excite you.

it is true, i have wasted thousands of dollars on vehicles. but it has been a great ride so far.

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what is the wedge on the right? i love it
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Out of all the trucks I've ever owned. My 1998 ford ranger was my absolute favorite. It made me 55 cents a mile and 25 bucks a day hauling for several years. Not to mention all the steel and copper we scrapped with it during jobs. It never missed a beat. I wish they still made them.
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what is the wedge on the right? i love it
it was my 2002 Lamborhini Murcielago. If you ever want to know what its like to be a rockstar, get one of these. you can't drive it 5 minutes without getting your picture taken. if you ever see the movie "The Zookeeper" it's in there. they rented it from me for the movie.

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This is way off, but a Ranger Raptor would be perfect for you.

http://fordauthority.com/2016/10/sou...ranger-raptor/

By the way, awesome garage, and I agree, I can't do appliance like vehicles either.
that will be sweet! maybe in a few years i can get one.



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