Minor problem otherwise a very nice vehicleI own a 2015 Holden Colorado auto 4x4 dual cab. I bought the vehicle to tow our 23'6" full caravan. I noticed that on hooking up the van the clearance lights flicked on & off every 3 seconds. I spoke to Holden service at Smith's Holden in Geelong. The service personnel found a bulletin from GM stating that a minor fault is in the bulb management unit or similar. The Colorado (I have the poverty pack) has a computer or two and one feature is, the vehicle will tell you if there are "Bulbs" not functioning such as tail light out or brake l... Read moreight not working this "bulb monitor" affects LED lights as it pulses (a signal ) to check if the bulbs are all working. I believe a condensor/restrictor is fitted which eliminates the problem. Excellent service from Smith's Holden in Geelong phone calls as to how they found the fault what they did to fix it and advised me when the vehicle was ready to be collected.
16 days old and already broken down, Holden Customer Care a joke!Was very eXcited to pick up my brand spanking new Colarado 7 LTZ 16 days ago and set off w my 2t caravan for a 3wk holiday......Day 2 which was Fri arvo was a Big Bang and cloud of black smoke at 90km/h, pulled over immediately, air intake hose had blown off/emission control system warning light on. Holden Sale Vic refused to look at it til Mon, and Holden Customer Care wouldn't even offer me a hire car, outrageous! my dealer at Ulladulla has promised to pay out of pocket costs for a hire car but am feeling like I've bought a big fat lemon, my holiday plans now completely stuffed also.......deeply underwhelmed thus far!
Great valueI have driven Patrol's, Pajero's and Klugera as company cars. All great cars. Time to buy for myself. Looked at all 3 again and the price, looked at the Colorado7 totally on "bang for buck". Now 10,000 kilometres in to owning the Colorado MY14. Does it compare? OK yes it's a bit more basic, there are not the same bells and whistles, but we saved a bucket of money for a lot of bells that we would rarely use. Could not be happier. Have done the 10k clicks in less than 6 weeks so we really run the vehicle. Has not missed a beat, love it. Have not ... Read moretowed, only use 4WD as a safety thing on a rough dirt road, but......am I happy. 'Ken Oath. Bloody good all round vehicle. To top it off, if I really need to I can lay the back seats down and sleep in it OK @ my height of more than 6 feet tall.
Great Car Pity About The Spare WheelPurchased 2014 Colorado 7 LTZ, 5000 k on it, auto works well, great on sand even with road tyres, heated leather seats, keeps the wife happy in winter, fuel 10 lts per 100k, plenty of power, reliable, easy to drive, sit high in the car, down side Mylink only works with iPhone so have to change my mobile to get maps, but what was Holden thinking re spare wheel, 16 inch alloy with a proper road tyre on it (standard size on the LT models) but Holden filled it with foam so can only do 80kmph, LTZ has 18 inch standard, should have checked before purchased.
clarification of review re deslyn colorado fuel problemsIn regard to the comments I posted on having the same fuel problems as deslyn
Other than the current fuel problem which I hope can be rectified by Holden I really cannot fault the current 2012 holden Colorado 7 it is a comfortable car to drive and ride in and tows a jayco 20 foot caravan with ease
the fuel consumption is in the 15k to hundred range which is very economica,l would not hesitate to buy another one providing the current problem is fixed and is not ongoing.
Never missed a beatWe've had our Colorado 7 for almost 2 years - 55,000kms and we absolutely love it. We had the Colorado ute before that, and doesn't compare. We decided to take out the rear two seats and fit it out with a drawer kit and fridge for our travels. Taken it for some serious off roading several times and handles extremely well. (from Flinders Rangers to Big Red at Birdsville to off road along the Nullarbor through to Geraldton WA). It tows a large camper trailer with ease. Its used daily for city driving, fuel consumption sits 9-10lt/100km, great t... Read moreurning circle, easy parking, love being able to see above other cars. Only neg (personal opinion) is the rear view camera in the rear view mirror is far to bright of a night time and very distracting. We had one issue post recall fit, and City Holden were amazing, couldn't apologise enough and fixed the offending problem promptly and even compensated us! Love our 7, love City Holden Service!!
Not happy with colorado 7I had mine for 18 months, spare tyre bracket came loose after a couple of weeks, front strut bushes replaced twice, fuel sensor failed, leather wearing off driver seat (will not replace due to wear and tear) only 20k on the clock, very noisy, suspension very soft, traded in on a ranger (happy now
Hi The STRESS level is not worth buying a Colorado 7Hi Purchased one these had major water leaks rust under body parts and rail dust which is small rust spots all over vehicle and same issue with HOLDEN AND DEALER do not want to know or help all blame is put onto purchaser
Really good 4wdBought dealer demo LT (2012) with 2000 km on odometer because my wife preferred it to the used Pajaro we were going to buy. Wanted for towing our 1.8 tonne camper - trailer off road. Have had snorkel and steel bull bar fitted, and replaced original tyres with Light Truck All Terrain Bridgestone Duelers. Put in Tough Dog 40 mm suspension lift and Whisbar Heavy Duty roof bars and basket.
Have just done 15,000 km trip from Flinders Ranges to Cape Tribulation and beyond, without a single issue. Handled Fraser Island sand tracks and beaches with ... Read moreease. Plan Tanami track and Gibb River Road next year with real confidence. Plenty of power and excellent 4wd ability up steep, rough tracks. Great towing vehicle. Fuel consumption comparable with size, weight and use. Reliability, seat comfort and value. Sounds like a diesel. Noticeable boost in power and smoothness after 30,000 km service. sounds like a diesel. Automatic gearbox could do with a towing setting - although you can select gears manually.
Colorado7 Serious safety issueRear fuel tank bracket came out of its slot and twisted. The fuel tank dropped and dragged on the ground. Holden genuine part and installed Bull bar rattled loose and parts fell off. Oil leak from diff seal. Squeaking Noise from front struts. Car has done 15 000km. Holden would not fix the fuel tank as they claim we must have hit something. We did not hit anything. Holden service very poor. Don't buy this car.
Dangerous fuel tank bracket support. One end sits in a slot and is not secured. The other end bolted in.
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