Something odd happened to me this weekend, perhaps more strangely only because of the position I hold or, more to the point, where that position is. As the internet manager (read that blog enthusiast and code monkey) I am surrounded by cars day in and day out. I've mentioned before that I'm by no means a "car guy" in the traditional sense: I didn't grow up around cars, I didn't help my old man work on cars (less an oil change, brake pad change, and some other ancillary tasks), and, though I hate to discredit my existence at Handy Chevrolet of St. Albans, VT, I don't really dream about cars to the point of the aforementioned car guy. This of course leads me to be the hired geek in a secluded office in the corner of the handycars.com lot, although contrary to the feelings you may infer from my words I like it that way.
What I'm saying by all of this is that today's blog shouldn't come as a surprise if you know who I am but at the same time it should portray something I'm seeing at Handy Chevrolet: the overlooking of a certain, world class, and in my opinion stunning little truck, the Chevrolet Colorado.
The name Chevy Colorado probably rings a louder bell now than it did a month ago, especially if you're a fan of our Facebook page (facebook.com/handychevrolet), follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/handychevrolet or @HandyChevrolet), subscribe to our blog, or checked out any of the 2012 New York Auto Show's coverage, during which a new Chevy Colorado was teased. If you didn't see the photos of the redesigned, upcoming 2013 Colorado you can see them in our 2013 Colorado blog, but what of the here and now? Why should you consider a Chevy Colorado today?
To be the non-car guy I've explained I'll tell you why I think you should personally - because it's a sweet looking truck. I don't know why it took me well into my second year here at handycars.com to understand this simple fact, although it's likely attributed to the notion that I don't see many around here, however I happened upon four separate Colorado trucks this weekend in passing and I finally realized what a excellent alternative to the Chevy Silverado 1500, the full sized big brother of the Colorado.
First of all, in the day's of $4-plus gasoline, the 23 miles per gallon, the Colorado is a great idea for someone that is looking to NOT break the bank at the pump. You might think this comes at the expense of some serious firepower under the hood, but shockingly the Chevy Colorado comes with an available 5.3-liter V8 Vortec engine meaning you can expect some serious hauling capabilities rivaling even that of its big brother. Alternatively Colorado buyers can choose from a 2.9L I-4 engine offering a still excellent 185 horsepower or a 3.7L I-5 engine, all of which means you can set your Colorado to be a smaller, equally explosive package when compared to the Silverado 1500 or go small and efficient for less rigorous activities.
Since gas pricing is the hot topic of today's world I started there, but perhaps overall cost should be the primary factor as to why you should at least CONSIDER a Chevy Colorado: starting at an impressive $17,345 for a 2WD, 4-cylinder, Colorado Regular Cab and going all the way up to a 2012 Colorado 4WD Crew Cab Z71 with a V8, you can essentially custom tailor your Colorado experience to your budget, desires, and enjoyment level.
With only two price-based reasons to check out the Colorado and a crudely worded attempt at portraying the configurations I've seen in recent days, I'll end here, but if you're even remotely interested in a Chevy truck - and let's face it, that term is one of the most popular we hear around Handy Chevrolet - check out our current Colorado inventory online or email our sales team today. You can also check out our CarFinder tool to tell us exactly what you want or download an eBrochure to find which options are available and how you order a seemingly customized Colorado today.
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