Test Drive with Integrity: 2015 Chevy Colorado Z71

Test Drive with Integrity: 2015 Chevy Colorado Z71

Take a test drive with Preston and Jeremy in this nice red 2015 Chevy Colorado Z71.


Preston Miller (General Manager): Happy Test Drive Tuesday, everybody.

Jeremy (Sales): Hello, everybody. We’re back in another good one.

Preston: What do you think about this little truck?

Jeremy: I like this little truck, man.

Preston: It’s a nice one, isn’t it?

Jeremy: A lot of people don’t like the smaller little trucks like this, but we do get those customers that prefer these and this one’s going to be a dandy.

Preston: This is a truck for a country boy. You know what we call these? This is a pond-hoppin’ truck.

Jeremy: Pond-hoppin’ truck.

Preston: Hop from pond to pond, all through the field, in this sucker. Because they’re narrow, you know? Not real wide, not real heavy, so they don’t get stuck real easy.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71

Preston: Today, Jeremy and I are driving this 2015 Chevy Colorado Z71 crew cab. It is a narrower truck, but it’s got a lot of interior space here.

Jeremy: It does have a lot of space. I mean, in the back seat you’ve got plenty of room back there, ready to go.

Preston: You’ve got plenty of room. I think you could fit three adults there pretty easy, actually. Up front, I’ve got plenty of room; I’m not a very tall guy, but I fit just fine in this truck.

Jeremy: Well,… being a six-footer, I’ve still got plenty of room up here.

Preston: It’s a gorgeous truck, though — bright, fire engine red with all kinds of black trim; black door handles, and step rails and stuff like that. It is a V6 model, being a Z71, it’s loaded. So, it’s a V6 model; it has the bigger motor, so there’s plenty of get-up-and-go. It’s still pretty fuel-efficient, considering the size of the pickup. The Z71 Off-Road package means it sets up a little bit taller, has the heavy-duty suspension. We put four brand new Amp off-road all-terrain tires and wheels on it. It’s real important on a four-wheel-drive truck that you have the right tires to get where you need to go. That’s one of the things that we believe in so much, so the majority of the trucks and cars we have on the lot have brand new tires on them.

Jeremy: Yeah, absolutely. Who wants to buy a vehicle, then a couple of months later have to buy tires? That’s just not the way we do business.

Completely Reconditioned

Preston: That’s part of our reconditioning process. I know we harp on that so much, but it’s not a sales tactic. It’s the truth. We really do recondition our cars. Every car — every used car — is going to have some kind of issue at some point. We want to do the best we can to make sure we catch any kind of preventative maintenance. Tires and brakes and suspension stuff is one of my pet peeves. We don’t want to sell somebody a car that has, you know, road noise or rattling or something like that.

Jeremy: You found another good one, man.

Fully Loaded

Preston: I turned your heated seat on for you. It’s kind of cold outside, so that’s nice. You’ve got really cool-looking gauges and setup on this. It’s just kind of futuristic-looking, compared to what the older Colorados and Chevy trucks look like. Pretty high tech-looking, with a cockpit feeling. It’s got a nice, leather-wrapped steering wheel; steering wheel controls on there. The gauge cluster has the little screen in the middle that gives you all the useful information — your tire pressure, fuel economy, those kinds of things.

Jeremy: And you’ve still got your USB and your auxiliary cord.

Preston: You can plug your phone in, or if you have an iPod or whatever — you plug it in to that auxiliary port or the USB port and you can play your music off of your phone right through the factory stereo.

Jeremy: Everybody’s wanting to play their music.

Preston: It’s 2020, man. That’s important, is to be able to be connected all the time.

Jeremy: Right.

Preston: So, if you can plug your phone in and not have to get it out of your pocket. And sending a text message is just that much easier and safer when you’re going down the highway. But, yeah, it’s a nice truck.

Jeremy: Guys, you could be driving this away.

Preston: It’s a nice one.

Jeremy: Just pick up that phone and give us a call.

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