2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 User Reviews

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AidanO99 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 4WD Review
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3

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Price range, Reliability, 4X4.

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V6 very underpowered, not a lot of room for anything in regular cab.

AidanO99
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Not A Bad Truck. — I bought this truck because compared to Ford and Dodge, it was the cheapest and most practical choice when comparing 4 wheel drive and year. I instantly regretted going with the V6. I thought I would save some money on gas given I don't do any towing. Even without towing, the absence of power in this 4 wheel drive truck is evident. Gives you very little power high end on the highway. You always feel like your stressing the V6 just to get up to and maintain a speed like 80 mph. Work truck trim is bare bone but it saves you money, higher trim levels push the price up considerably. Roll down windows and no power seats not a big deal. 4 wheel drive was GREAT in the snow, even with the V6. Very impressed. Still a sharp looking truck with simple things like chrome wheel covers and some tint.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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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Apprentice writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Extended Cab LB Review
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4

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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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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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4

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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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Jeremy writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Crew Cab 4WD Review
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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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stevendroberts writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT1 Review
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Looks great, drives great, hauls loads in the bed or pulling a trailer with ease.  A perfect truck for someone who doesn't need a back seat or a long bed.  Handles well in the snow even without extra weight in the back.

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Gas mileage is 14-15 mpg normal driving in the city - if you baby it, don't drive hard, and pay attention to your driving habits, you can get 17-18 mpg in the city.

stevendroberts
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Wonderful Truck That's Reliable And Powerful — This truck has most features you need! Great looks & styling, chromed steel wheels, spray on bed liner, V8 4.3L engine, XM radio, OnStar, and a top of the line sound system. The truck is comfortable for commuting to work, hauling a load, pulling a trailer, or taking you hunting or fishing. This truck is so reliable that the only things we've done are the standard maintenance items: oil changes, tire rotations, weekly washings, regular waxings, and cleaning out the interior on a regular basis.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jimmy writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab Review
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Everything

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Not 4x4

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Buy Chevy — This truck is sick. Most comfortable truck manufactured, and still can do everything its competitors can. Very good gas mileage, averages about 22 miles per gallon. Doesn't handle like any old truck, and you roll in style. Truck is legit

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

Usually Hauling Or Pulling When Its On The Road. By blabonte

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

Perfect Do-anything Truck By Eagle8XC

I love my Silverado. Gets mid-20's mpg on the highway and 17 around town. Packed the bed with 1500lbs of cargo and it handled no sweat. Lots of great power. Minimal road noise, sweet smooth long wheel... Read More

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drives great, a lot of power, and a lot of looks. This is every guys dream truck to just have fun in the streets. People like seeing and hearing my truck when it comes by and take pictures of it. Read More

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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

Nice Ride Great Bang For The Buck By amp81803

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2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

Great At What It Does By anthony12050

I liked this truck it handle and worked very well. I never had any mechanical problems with it or any problems in general. I didn't like it because it was not four wheel drive. Other than that its a g... Read More

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