Chevy Colorado lite truck totally sucks ?

unfortunately i purchased a new chevy lite truck (extended cab)
and the ground clearance is so crappy…… i bottom out with a full load while 4X4ing even though i'm driving carefully…… i'm use to driving JEEP and Ford trucks.
so today i went to purchase some bigger tires, 694$$$ to give he a higher ground clearance but only added 1 1/2 inches…… i don't want a body lift, that's another 00 plus makes highway driving unstable …
my question is WHY WHY WHY Chevy hasn't figured out how to make a decent truck with a high ground clearance compared to other makes of trucks ????
NISSAN and Toyota are awesome trucks.
What is your experience with Chevy trucks when you need to do 4X4 at work and play ?????
P.S. HEY Chevy makers, what's with that stupid idiotic spare tire under the truck, it's as small and thick as a pancake ?
my job is carrying around a few passengers with their surfboards & teaching them to surf.
this is not exactly a heavy duty job "JOHNNY" …..
BTW JOHNNY, how amusing that you hide behind hidden Q&A
as if being incognito makes your personal attack comments palatable. NOT

p.s.s. JOHNNY, i also own a chevy camero that i do happen to enjoy

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5 Responses to Chevy Colorado lite truck totally sucks ?

  1. eaglescout June 15, 2009 at 9:46 am #

    A small truck is not going to have the ground clearance of a full size. the same applies that a full size pickup does not have the clearance of a h1 hummer. Each truck is designed differently. The reason the small Chevy is designed lower is for ride and gas mileage. You have to adjust your driving style to compensate for the smaller diameter tires and lack of ground clearance. A body lift should not affect your highway driving with the body lift you retain the stock ride. You can add larger tires with a body lift. Think about trading in your colorada for a 1500 you will be a lot happier with the 4×4 abilities however you will pay more for the truck and you will lose some mpg,s. However you can haul more and if your happier with the truck its a lot easier to write that check every month good luck!

  2. ALLAMERICAN June 15, 2009 at 9:46 am #

    They are stopping production of the Colorado because of to many troubles. You think the Toyotas and Nissans are cool, then you need to go testdrive the new F150. Best selling for 30 years straight, most powerful, reliable, and a hell of alot tougher than any other on the market. I dare you to take the Ford challenge, the truck will tell all and speak for itself. As far as Chevys, not bad and lots better than the import wanabees, but the 1/2 ton only pulls 7200 pounds while the new F150 pulls 11,500, which the imports cant even compare.

  3. Johnny June 15, 2009 at 9:46 am #

    P.S. Small spares aren't permanent replacements they are for temporary use,usually less then 60 miles.Its not just Chevy most makers use small spares on a lot of their cars unless the car, or truck in most cases has larger tires then the spare will be of equal size.Sounds to me like you need to buy what you need and shop a bit smarter instead of trashing a good company over your mistake.If you knew what you were gonna be using the truck for you shouldn't have got a Colorado.

  4. atvman_400 June 15, 2009 at 9:46 am #

    My stock Ranger 4×4 Off road has higher ground clearance than my buddy's Silverado 1500 Z-71.

  5. DayDan June 15, 2009 at 9:46 am #

    The Colorado is great for hauling on paved roads only.