2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 User Reviews

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review Ratings

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  • 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: 4.5 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

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PROS
"power" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"small space" 2 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews

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Tommy writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck Extended Cab Review
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4

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Good solid work truck.

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Should have gotten a V8 instead of the 4.3 V6

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Solid Work Truck — I love the truck, perfect for work, wish I would have gotten the v8 over the 4.3 v6. The gas mileage is not as good as I would expect for a 6 cylinder. Some small issues plagued the truck but was able to finally get them all fixed prior to the warranty going out.

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

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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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AidanO99 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 4WD Review
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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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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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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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Great reliability and value for the money.

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

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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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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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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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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

Love My Truck By rjp3586

I love my truck! It has stood up well to the test of time and mileage that has been put on her. It would have been nice to have 4 doors and 4 wheel drive but overall still a good truck. Read More

Great Truck By BRlandscape

I love this truck works well. I enjoy driving it has a great stance only down side is that it has more power then the weight that it can handle. I lifted mine with a 2'' leveling which was a tremendo... Read More

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

Boughtfrommybrother By archien

Thought it would last a couple of years, but it just keeps on ticking! 208,000 miles and still going strong. It spent its first 8 years in Florida rust free and now now lives in chilly upstate New Yor... Read More

Great Truck, Can Be Used For Work Or Play. By jstroud89

I've had this truck 7 years, and it has never been in the shop for anything major. This truck is very reliable, it will go anywhere that you're willing to take it, and you don't have to worry about it... Read More

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

Best In Class, I Will Always Own Chevys !!! Not Just Personal Opinion, I Own A Shop As Well By Paris

one of the most reliable trucks on the road period !!! I know some love ford some love dodge and some love chevy, I grew up a chevy kid, but as a mech. i would much rather work on a chevy than any ot... Read More

I Rather Enjoy It, And Find It To Be Mostly Reliable. By PeteBingTubbs

I really like the truck. Considering the 14 year age, it looks very good next to other vehicles. The heating and cooling has a tendency to be a bit faulty, but it is a quick fix. The power is strong, ... Read More

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

Great Work Truck. Dependable. By WKENCW

Nothing. Just exactly what I bought it for. Good mileage on the road, 20-21. Great running with good acceleration. Light in the rear end for winter driving, but just added weight to the truck bed ... Read More

Great Ride! By KellyeM

I love this truck. Comfortable Ride, very roomy, love the comfortable seats, good stereo, back doors make it easy for passengers. The only thing negative I can say is gas mileage for a daily commuter ... Read More

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

Mine Is Cool By zeromode

I love my truck, i inherited it from my dad. There's a couple mods but nothing fancy. It sure does like to spin. The engine is just strong enough to be fun but this thing isn't made for off road. I ha... Read More

If It Can Survive A 13 Yr Old And Farming It Can Survive It All! By jmjacquinot

Bought new in '02 its been rode hard, used, and abused. I'm talking hauling over loaded trailers, loaded down with rock, going mudding, gravel roads all the time, and chasing cattle. Its at 300k miles... Read More

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