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Old 11-17-2014, 02:32 PM
 
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Define "technologically advanced"
The Chevy has a rear camera, wifi connectivity, better room in the back seat of the 4 door, and other connectivity and recharging ports. The bed is designed to accept various add-ons such as bike racks. These items are lacking in the frontier. First and foremost however, is the Chevy a better truck?
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Old 11-17-2014, 02:58 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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No. Colorados and Canyons will yield myriads of pages of complaints if one Googles.

I'm with Trapper. Keep the Nissan. You will thank us later.
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Old 11-17-2014, 03:37 PM
 
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I'd keep the Nissan. The Colorado will have teething problems, it's the first year after all. The Nissan may be a little low tech, but it's stone-dead reliable.
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Old 11-17-2014, 03:50 PM
 
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Have you looked to see if the aftermarket supports the 'tech' stuff you are looking for? Swap out the head unit for one with USB ports. You can get a cheap USB plug for the cigarette lighter port if you need more for charging devices. Also, check to see if there is aftermarket support for the racks and such you need.
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Old 11-17-2014, 03:56 PM
 
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I'd keep the Nissan. The Colorado will have teething problems, it's the first year after all. The Nissan may be a little low tech, but it's stone-dead reliable.

never buy a brand new model, as it is a prototype for the manufacturers. (i am speaking from experience) it could be a great truck in a few years, after the bugs and changes are worked out. also, you have a paid for vehicle, remember, very, very few vehicles are ever an investment and most of those are in museums or collectors hands.

there is one sitting on our local dealers lot and has not moved from the front line since the day it arrived. now this dealerships sells probably 85% trucks vs cars. i drove by and did a windshield review, didn't really warrant getting out of my vehicle to look. not just my opinion, apparently the rest of the truck buying public in my area agrees.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:43 PM
 
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I would for an F150
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Old 11-17-2014, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge
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For the US version: No. Now if you were in Europe, then it would be Yes (Europe version is Isuzu DMax. Extremely better suspension and has diesel engine).
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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Not a trick question. I have a fully paid 2010 Nissan Frontier, six cylinder, 4X4 with 42000 miles. It is a low tech truck. I could probably get about $20,000 in a trade. I like the look and style of the new Chevy Colorado and find it to be more of a 21st century truck than the 2010 Nissan Frontier. I'm toying with the idea of getting a more technologically advanced truck but the newer full size are just too big and probably couldn't even get it into my garage. So what do you think? Is the 2015 Chevy Colorado a better truck than the Frontier or just a 21st century techno box?
Not unless it is gold plated.

Kelley Blue Book


I don't know how much technology you are expecting from a pickup. You are changing brands, not technology, and 5 years is not a big difference.
I like Chevy's basic work truck as I use it for what it is intended for. I can hose out the rubber floor if need be as there is no carpet to play with. Who wants dirty carpet anyway? A truck is not a luxury car though all companies have made them such.
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:53 AM
 
Location: 4222'55.2"N 7124'46.8"W
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Not unless it is gold plated.

Kelley Blue Book
I just clicked the link and changed it to 4WD and 42,000 miles. I am getting $20,098 on a dealer trade-in and $22,034 for a private party sale.
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Old 11-18-2014, 01:50 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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The Chevy has a rear camera, wifi connectivity, better room in the back seat of the 4 door, and other connectivity and recharging ports. The bed is designed to accept various add-ons such as bike racks. These items are lacking in the frontier. First and foremost however, is the Chevy a better truck?
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Recharging port ($10-$20): USB Port Car Charger | PowerJolt Universal with ChargeSensor | Griffin Technology

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Why buy a whole new truck just to get these things?
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