I must be a bad Texan because deep down, I'm not really a truck guy. I get why they're great and why so many people depend on them for work, but I don't enjoy driving most trucks.

Except for the Chevy Colorado. So far, it's a truck I like, simply for the fact that it's not gigantic. Not every truck needs to be a lifted F-550 Compensation Edition capable of towing a small moon. Sometimes, smaller trucks get the job done just fine.

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This is a Colorado Crew Cab Z71 Short Box with 4WD. Options include the Bose audio system, MyLink eight-inch multimedia system, spray-on bed liner and trailering package, bringing the price to a not-bad $36,710.

Things I like: It's a good-looking truck, it's comfortable and modern inside, it's got a smooth ride, 3.6-liter V6 provides ample acceleration, it's small and therefore super easy to drive around town.

Things I don't like as much: It's still not a real small truck like we all want, my fun-sized 5'1" wife finds it hard to get in and out of without a step (although that's her problem, not mine) and maybe it's close enough in size and price to the Silverado to make that the better option? I don't know.

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Expect some kind of review soon. I'm also due to get a GMC Canyon soon, so I'm eager to compare the two. In the meantime, feel free to ask questions about it and I'll answer them as I can.

Also, anyone in the greater Austin area know where I can take this thing for some light off-roading?