2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 User Reviews

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 33 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"power" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews

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Labss01 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT1 Crew Cab 4WD Review
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5

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great truck

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poor fuel mileage

Labss01
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Awsome — This truck is my work horse with pulling trailers hauling stuff in the back as well as the crew seats for stuff and riders. The fuel mileage is not bad but would like it better if it was above 17-18 mpg. With the summer rims and tires it looks great and I like driving it.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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deborah07 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT1 Extended Cab 4WD Review
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Comfort, dependability, On-Star

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Not as easy to find a parking spot...having a topper makes it a little more time consuming when it comes to washing by hand

deborah07
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King Of The Road Truck....silverado — We love the Silverado. Runs so smooth, lots of power when you need it, very comfortable especially on long trips. Love the multi-flex fuel..helps with gas mileage on the highway. We have had it for just over a year and have had no problems at all. Has a beautiful interior but would prefer a different material for the seats..but no problems. Love the outside appearance but noticed at the end of the tailpipe there is wearing of the paint. It is more expensive to operate than a small car for sure but a pleasure to drive and makes you feel very confident on the road. Also we love the On-Star feature...you never feel alone anywhere you travel...and actually makes it fun to drive. ON-Star staff are very friendly and helpful. Also, we use the truck for hauling trailer and ATV to cottage country.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Gustavo writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT2 Extedned Cab Review
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Nice

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nothing

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My Truck — Performance-Good acceleration and handling for move my trailer. Build Quality- Good assambly, exterior and interior. Appearance- I liked the exterior appearance and color. Cost of Owneship- Low maintenance. Fun Factor- is very funny drive this truck. Interior- Is very confortable with four doors and have a lot storage. Exterior- good line

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Jeremy writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Crew Cab 4WD Review
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5

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Ride, handling, overall design, and has solid power

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needs a 6 speed automatic!

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Overall The Best Full Sized Truck On The Market! — I drove this truck a few weeks ago and i've followed it very closely ever since it has been released. just let me say that everything about this truck impressed me in one way or another, especially over the previous model, which was in much need of a up-grade considering it was based on a vehicle from 1999. Drove just like a car and fit and finish was some of the best i've seen from GM. GM quality is increasing with every new model and we can only hope it continues that way!

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Bradley writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck Review
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4

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Well put together
Very cool design
Exterior and Interior work in tandem
Good acceleration and handling is not too shabby either
Very strong metals used, multiple crash zones
6.5 foot truck bed standard provides plenty of room
Most towing in its class, in stock form.
OnStar for free

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Brakes do NOT perform well at high speeds
Very heavy in the front end (duh!)
Not much room behind the seats
Very low to the ground in the front
Aerodynamics of the vehicle are a bit sketchy

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Yeah, Look Below This Ace — Overall this truck is great for people who have never owned one before (like me). It has a very nice appearance overall and drives solid. I have some upgrades planned to make it a much more fieldable truck. The acceleration isnt bad for a 4.3 Liter, V6, cranking out 195 horses under the hood. I am looking at doing some performance upgrades as well though. The top speed of this tiny monster is 99 MPH. I believe there is either a speed governor or an RPM limiter installed (I will take it off/disable it later)

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z78 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT1 Extended Cab SB 4WD Review
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5

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Good in town mileage!

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none

z78
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Great Truck — Great mileage for a truck, in town and on flat roads in 4 mode 22- 25 MPG. 17-18 going 75 MPH. Can not beat the ride in a full size Chevrolet Truck. Wish they had a system besides OnStar for blue tooth, but that was an easy Best Buy Fix.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Apprentice writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Extended Cab LB Review
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Great reliability and value for the money.

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Fuel economy is good, but a smaller vehicle might do better.

Apprentice
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Great Reliable And Dependable Cargo Hauler — This is one of many Chevrolet Silverado pickups I have owned and used in my business. I keep buying them because they are dependable, sturdy and can really go the distance with low maintenance costs and will maintain a good trade-in value. I have replaced this one with a 2013 and expect to continue buying Silverados going forward.

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Frankman writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Extended Cab 4WD Review
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4

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Great options (DVD, Nav, XM, Sunroof, Power Windows, Power Seats)

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Not as good on fuel as a 5.3 Active Fuel Management should be.

Frankman
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Love It — I love it. Unique color, great options, good towing. Great pickup for the every day driver. It has enough power for pulling the things I own but is also comfortable for long trips. The rear entertainment package helps for trips as well.

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batman21 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT1 4WD Review
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Strong, solid and simple. I have the work truck with wind up windows and rubberized floors that you could spray out with a garden hose if you need to.  It is simple, solid and does everything is was designed to.  At the time this 5.3 liter engine was the best mileage / torque combo on the market.  Still is an excellent engine.  We use the truck to be a truck, not a car.  It hauls stuff around the farm, tows the boat to the lake and gets me back to my favorite hunting spots.  Low maintenance, low overall ownership costs and good performance.

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Turning radius is not as tight as I would like.  I think my Ford was tighter.

batman21
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Like A Rock. — I have had all types of trucks.........Ford, Dodge, Chevy and GM. This Chevy has a great engine and good towing capacity. Mine has the towing package and the towing mode setting on the transmission that gets a lot of use. I think it sets the shift points higher. I have the long bed.........my opinion is that if youre going to buy a truck, get the whole truck. I have never been a fan of short beds because we use our truck like a truck not a car. I am not brand loyal - I buy the best deal I can find. They all do well if you take care of them. Yes, even Dodge has come a long way in the past 10 years. The Silverado is probably the simplest to work on (most mechanics will agree). This also reduces ownership costs. The only thing I have against GM / Chevy is I still have a strong resentment of them taking the bailout money from Obama.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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chadsrad15 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT1 Extended Cab Review
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Great for towing things or  when your moving!

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Gas millage isn't the best!

chadsrad15
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Awesome Truck! — Like the truck but don't get paid enough to fill it up all the time on my road trips back home so need a car that is better on gas! I put aftermarket exhaust on the truck and it sounds amazing!

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

Perfect Do-anything Truck By Eagle8XC

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

Love It By Lancelot6840

I like everything about this truck. My gas mileage is a lot worse since the tire upgrade and leveling kit has been installed. I would like to have the 6.2L though. But it does have plenty of power as ... Read More

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2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

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