Motor Trend walked into the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 diesel knowing it wasn’t a true, purpose-built off-roader. But, when Chevrolet equips things like heavy duty, off-road shocks, an automatic locking rear differential and off-road tires, it’s not going to stick to the beaten path.
The Colorado Z71 diesel reportedly handled the trails like a boss save for one pesky issue: the front air dam.
The front air dam reportedly scraped pretty badly during its trail outings and officially broke during a photo shoot. The dealer quoted $130 to replace the broken off air dam but instead opted to reattach it for free.
Now, the air damn has simply been taken off in an effort to avoid future issues and a $130 expense. MT reports a change in fuel economy since removing the air dam. Whether it was a positive or negative one remains to be seen.