Great car, no troubles
The car is used mainly for highway driving with a bit of 4x4 thrown in, it runs really well and has not caused any troubles yet. It is regularly serviced (oil every 7000km) and is now at 105000km. Would recommend.
Purchased in December 2017 for A$30,000.00.
Loved it so much we bought 2!!
We purchased a 2016 LTZ, we found the car so reliable, we owned it 4 years and never had a problem. It towed our large caravan like it wasn’t there.
We have now upgraded to the 2020 LTZ and are loving the additional features and cosmetic improvements.
Certainly works for me.
Previous car was rear ended and written off. Bought this 2nd hand as was last of the RC models @ 70000km.
Service myself, brakes, Diff oil etc. No Dealers, No probs.
Purchased in October 2016 for A$28,000.00.
I bought the car with low klms and the Torque converter was no good causing the car to change gears really harshly. Apparently there is a manufacturing issue. Had to wait for so long on the part due to Holden not being able to keep up with the amount of converters needing replacement
Dangerous wet weather handling HSV Sports Cat SV
Purchased the car from Kelly Holden Newcastle in September 2019
The car in wet conditions aquaplanes, understeers ,poor traction under acceleration and under heavy braking locks up rendering the ABS System inoperable. The issue being the Cooper Tyres fitted to the Vehicle. I brought my concerns to the dealer in October 2019 with no response from Holden or HSV. I raised my concerns again in February 2020 and referred to HSV to be told "we don't make the tyres so we carnt warrant them". The car is dangerous to the point I will not drive it in the wet.
Leaves a bad taste considering I payed $75 K for the car
My advise to anyone considering buying one of these to budget on replacing the tyres so you your family and other road users are safe.
Purchased in September 2019 for A$75,000.00.
Good ute but trade in value pathetic
Bought LS ute in 2015. Had engine replaced under warranty after 30000kms due to excessive oil use, with good service by Holden. Ute now has only done 66000kms which is about half red book estimate (motor has only done 35k), has still got 5 months warranty left and has over $7000 worth of accessories fitted, but Holden will still only offer red book value of $20k as a trade in on a new ute. So I won't be buying!
Purchased in July 2015 for A$40,000.00.
Good Ute, offering great value for an entry level truck
Great value for money, impressed with level of refinement for an entry level Ute. Tows the boat and caravan well (both approx 2.8 ton). 7 years free service great bonus.
Purchased in October 2019.
I was told early in 2019 tha torque converter needed replacement - after much denial about any problem at all.
Holden state parts delay but it is now nearly 12 months and car runs like travelling over a badly corrugated road.
Cannot accept parts take so long to be available.
Wait your turn is the standard response.
Purchased in January 2018 for A$30,000.00.
Holden Colorado = Rubbish on wheels
We have learned to hate our 2015 Colorado and will never buy a Holden again. It is tinny, the plastics inside have been falling apart, the “heavy duty” clutch failed and cost nearly $6000 to repair - out of warranty! Various other faults that the dealership found and “fixed” after warranty finished - I’m suspicious some were made up faults. Today the power steering failed while my wife was driving with our kids on a steep windy mountain road. Headlights are like dim candles. Too highly geared for proper 4WDing.
Not an enjoyable car to drive.
My advice is don’t go near a Colorado.
Colorado the decent all rounder
I did a heap of comparisons with no real brand loyalty and settled on the MY20 Holden Colorado Storm dualcab. I found it to be the sweet spot for features/price/comfort/looks/drive ability out of the 4 main brands. 7 year free servicing also counted well upto 84k kms anyway. The engine has good low down power and while a little noisy at times its not intrusive. Acceleration from a standing start is acceptable and overtaking on the highway does take some planning and knocking it back a gear. The gearbox is fairly smooth and not caught out too o...ften. But sometimes it will thump into gear under low acceleration. Other Colorado owners have the same experience. For mine its not often enough to be a concern. We have only done sand and east trail work and no issues. The standard tyres were up to the task. Though brakes feel a little under done and take adjusting to. Although definitely not the worst brakes I experienced from the 4 main brands. The handling is steady and predictable. The cabin is roomy and comfortable. The controls and gauges are easy to read and use. Just turn off the HUD collision alarm as its completely pointless. A proper HUD with speed/nav display would have been much more useful (I hope your listening Holden). On a longer drive the (leather) seats feel good with decent support, though the hard plastics on the doors are a let down. The cabin could also use more and much better storage and one USB is average. Infotainment system is large, easy to use and usually pretty quick. Bluetooth phone connection is very good. The rear seats are comfy and leg room acceptable so far no concerns from the regular rear passengers. I was expecting complaints about the lack of rear vents but it hasn't been an issue so far as the front aircon is strong and the remote start helps cool things down before entry on hot days. Fuel economy has so far been around 8.6 litres with 40/60 split highway/urban. On the outside a spray in tub liner was included and its not bad and looks decent. The liner doesn't seem to scratch up much and I've been putting timber/garden refuse and weekend toys such as mountain bikes, scooters and paddle boards in with no issues. I have opted to keep the tarp cover on as its proved easy to get on and off. Much better than the horrid tarp setup on the Z71. I like the overall appearance of the Colorado and I chose black with the optional Colorado vinyl on the tailgate. I've had a few strangers make positive comment on the cars appearance. Overall the Colorado is proving itself as a good match for family duties and a decent all rounder. Its not perfect but worth a look.
Purchased in November 2019.
Had 3K ON the car and it overheated. Car smelt like burnt plastic every time it was started. Was told by the dealer the heater box was cracked and had leaked coolant on the carpet and they replaced the carpets,took them a month. Next the radio was possessed and had to be replaced. Then the exhaust split and needed replacing. Now the transmission shudders and was told 3 months ago parts were on order meanwhile what damage are we doing to it. Was told torque converter. Now they want to triple flush the transmission to get it through. Never buy another holden it's a joke. Car has 27k on it. 2016 model
Purchased in January 2017 for A$47,900.00.
Tows well and is a pleasure to drive. Great value for money. Looked at many dual cabs but liked the feel of the Colorado. She is a beast up the beach as well - just disable esc. Even got 7 years free service as part of the deal - can't go wrong.
Purchased in November 2019 for A$50,000.00.
On the 21.11.19 my brakes failed on my 2018 Colorado it has only done 28000km and only been serviced by Holden.
it is taking 5 weeks for Holden to get the new master cylinder into stock.
The worst part is that they think its from contaminated fluid and it is taking 4 weeks to get it tested. If the results come back positive to contaminated fluid it could possibly mean a complete over haul and possibly an argument over who foots the bill so I have been 4 weeks without a car and waiting I can definitely say I wont buy a Holden again poor service.
I can understand problems but its the way they are handled that counts poor effort holden
Purchased in October 2018 for A$40,000.00.
Performance unreal toes big loads with ease comfy interior fitted great economical benefit looks tuff , tyres from factory could be improved but I changed anyway would recommend to those looking at upgrading
terrible car ,
new car burning more than 16lt per hundred , black smoke from the exhaust , the dealer said that's normal, it was returned to the dealer many many times , sold the car in discuss through action
I love this ute
I love this ute, it handles well with comfort, great power, good on fuel, bought the 2018 LTZ, it's a winner. It now has 30,000 klms just had it's second service, could not fault it.
So far I'm happy
Recently brought a Z71 colorado and so far I'm a happy camper. My friends have Hilux and Rangers and this thing keeps up with them all day. Found its better on diesel too. Couple things that could be improved are the collision alert is touchy, stall lock up is looser than old ones which I like the low rpm lock up with turbo diesels even If they do vibrate, and I wish it had heated mirrors and adaptive cruze (I'm picky).
Anyways will up date once I've put more kms on it
Purchased in August 2018.
I have had my Holden Colorado for three an half years now it is only used for personal use and I have maintained regular services, I am a little disappointed that I had to have the motor replace in one of the rear back windows which hardly get used, I thought that I Shouldn’t have the need to spend $350 on a new motor on the window considering the car is only three and half years old. Just a little concerned about what else will start going wrong with this car.
Purchased in April 2015.
It's a great truck that behaves like a car.
This is a fantastic truck. I can't believe how 'car-like' it is in it's handling. It really doesn't feel like you're driving a ute at all. The handling is smooth and the engine is very responsive. I'm constantly surprised how much get up and go this thing has. I have the base model LS Crew Cab and although pretty basic, it has all a really nice simple interior with Android Auto, which is pleasant to use.
A really great truck, highly recommend.
Purchased in June 2019 for A$39,990.00.
NOT TOP QUALITY
Purchased Colorado 2018 LTZ IN January 2018 new. Biggest issue is service staff not doing proper services and lying about it. So far Keycase broken supposedly replaced but wasn’t. Told tyres were rotated but not done. Aircon stopped working. Now travelling around Australia, so far turbo hose had hole burnt in it by radiator fault. Believe it’s a design fault. Darwin Holden incompetent taking 5 days to fix. Next halfway to Broome and battery leaking acid everywhere.. Broome Holden more helpful but $312 for battery only 18 months old not happy. Doubt I will buy Holden again.
Questions & Answers
Are the 2015 Colorado tubs the same fit for a 2010 model, I have a wrecked tub and found a 2015 one for sale, will it fit or not?
2013 Holden Colorado LTZ 65,000km seems to have blown instrument cluster, so no speedo/temp gauge/fuel gauge, heater control has now turned to farenheit
checked fuses all seem ok
Has anyone come across if you can turn off the pressure release for the front windows to stop them opening/closing every time you open the doors?
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