It was with the giddy excitement of a schoolgirl that many of the Four Wheeler of the Year judges first got to drive Chevrolet’s ZR2 Colorado. This thing is legit with the peppy Duramax 2.8L turbodiesel, aggressive tires, great approach angle, wide track, Chevy’s Multimatic DSSV shock absorbers, and selectable locking differentials in either end, this is the kind of vehicle truck journalists dream of. Unfortunately the ZR2 lacks a real shift lever…sad face. Worse still, the knob to select 2-Hi, Auto, 4-Hi, or 4-Lo is hidden under the steering wheel and disguised as a headlight dimmer switch. Chevy, we love this truck, but this knob leaves a lot to be desired, not in terms of function, because the truck works off-road, but the knob and location don’t fit the truck. Oh, and if you’re listening, we’d love a 4WD lever.