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Well I went ahead and did it. I got myself back into a truck. It's a 1LT 4X4, 3.7L 5 cylinder with 3.73 G80, power/convenience package, fullsize spare and trailering package, Deep Navy with Ebony 60/40 seat. Traded the Cobalt in today. Decided not to wait for a factory order.:)

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Yes, the controls are familiar, and that's fine with me. Kinda like a Dodge pickup customer felt from 1971 to 1993. :P:AH-HA:

I am liking the improvements over my '04, even if they are few. Satellite radio, side airbags, chrome accents in and out, extra padding on the door armrests, 22 extra horsepower, better looking wheels, etc.

Yes, the extended cab is nice because I can throw stuff behind the driver's seat and keep it locked up.

Hopefully this one is as good as my '04 was.

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Love the color! Makes me miss my S10...

In a strange way, it makes me miss mine as well.

Quite an accomplishment too. While it did a great job of saving my ass in my first wreck, I hated that truck.

You did buy a manual, right ocn?

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I certainly would have, but the manual transmission is no longer available with the 5 cylinder engine.

Yup, I really like the color, too. It was between this or the Steel Green, and no one had one with the options I wanted locally. I like the fact it is a non-metallic color. It's a classic, old-school color.

Maybe I'll put this in the C&G Garage.

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That green is going to be available on the 900s for 2011.

Status of the "wish list": I've found a bed rug with bowtie logo for $275 at gmpartsdirect.com ($375 everywhere else), Firestone Destination A/T tires (aggressive tread design for the 4X4 look I want and a very high consumer rating) for $99/ea at Tire Rack, a bugshield and vent visors, tri-fold soft tonneau cover like I had on the Sierra and a hitch receiver-mounted step. Next up is getting a price on the small-style, black plastic grained OEM wheel flares. I might also price out a set of OEM side moldings. Sheesh, it's like heaven accessorizing a pickup truck. Yeee haw! :)

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Congrats truck guy. We now have three people who went from cars to trucks.

Yeah GM discontinued the manual trans option on the 5-cylinder when they increased the displacement from 3.5 to 3.7 in 2007. Too bad it could not compete with the V6 6-speed option of the Tacoma and Frontier.

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Thanks, Z-06!

Shoot, always check your local dealer before ordering anything online thinking you're going to save money. Local Firestone store quoted me $27 less for 4 Destination A/T tires than Tire Rack quotes including shipping to my house.

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You know GM made those small flares in smooth, painted style too. I wonder what those would look like, painted Cyber Gray (to match the lower bumper trim) or Gold Mist (a pale silver-gold to match the bowties). If anyone cares to, please post your choice of plain black textured, or painted one of the two colors mentioned (or pick a color yourself).

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You know GM made those small flares in smooth, painted style too. I wonder what those would look like, painted Cyber Gray (to match the lower bumper trim) or Gold Mist (a pale silver-gold to match the bowties). If anyone cares to, please post your choice of plain black textured, or painted one of the two colors mentioned (or pick a color yourself).

I would go with a painted set in the factory color, then again I am boring. Actually I do personally like Colorado's without them. Or a set in gray to play off of the two tone look would be cool. Anyways sweet truck, and I would love some more photographs of her!

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Thanks, gm4life. And yup, body color would look good. When I was thinking about a contrasting color, I was remembering the Trailblazers were available with contrasting color wheel flares for a two-tone look.

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Nice! Not the green...but WHAT a looker in Navy! What dealer up there did you get this one from?

Welcome back to the GM truck club. They've made small but dramatic improvements to the looks of these trucks since intro, and though no one knows about them, they seem like great runabouts. Having had one before, hopefully this one turns out just as well for you.

Trucks=accessory central. The one thing I'm still trying to avoid, in every way, with the monster Avalanche. Doing well so far...but I like your list for the Colorado already in a day :AH-HA:

Roger has said we need to get our Summit White trucks together for a shoot...depending on when, we just might need a little blue too 8)

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Mr. cruiser, thanks! I got this one from Hondru Chevrolet in Manheim, a small town dealership. They made an initial offer, I counter offered... they met my requirements, so I signed.

Wow Moltie, those are some wild 355s... not sure I want to go quite that far, but that 4X4 does give me some idears...

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Congratulations ocnblu! Welcome back to the truck club :) I'm sure this GMT-355 will top your last one in reliability and worry-free miles. I love the color choice (dark blue is my favorite color), though I have to say I wish it was a GMC :P I wish you nothing but happiness with your new rig!

Caddycruiser - you're right, a little dark blue will look nice with the white trucks :)

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