2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD User Reviews

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 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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"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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PThomann writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ Crew Cab 4WD Review
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4

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This is the Cummins Diesel package and is very poweful and useful for towing my 5th wheel trailer.

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Poolr fuel economy, but better with chip

PThomann
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Overall It Does What I Bought To Do — This is a great vehicle for towing larger 5th wheel trailers and RV's. The fuel economy, while not great, is not too bad when towing considering the weights that I am pulling with it. The economy factor when not towing is poor, even with the installed chiip. Overall I am happy with the vehicle, although the ride is very rough due to the heavier suspension package installed for towing.

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

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peteanddaze writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT1 Crew Cab LB 4WD Review
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60,000 miles and zero repairs.  It has a finer ride than any luxury car I have ever driven.  Power galore.  Diesel engine is smooth, quiet, and reliable.  Transmission works flawlessly with engine.  Fit and finish has been perfect.  GM makes by far the finest HD diesel truck on the market.

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13.5 MPG city  17.5 MPG highway.  Expensive initial purchase.  

peteanddaze
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Best Diesel Hd Truck — I like everything about this truck except the fuel consumption and initial price, but I knew what to expect when I bought it, so no tears. Make sure you want/need a diesel because fuel is 20% more expensive than gasoline. Then get a Chevy/GMC. It has better fit and finish than the Dodge, and is much more reliable and rides better than the Ford. The engine/transmission combination cannot be matched by either. I was very preferential to the Ford originally, but I did my homework, test drove all three and completely preferred the Chevy.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dan writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ Crew Cab 4WD Review
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DIESEL

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GAS GUZZLER

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Always Wants To Be Towing Something — Dislike the poor Independent front axle (GAWR) Also dislike the emissions system that is required to be put on all 2007.5 Diesels. Would prefer floor shifter 4WD rather than turn dial. Like the Allison 1000 Series 6 Speed Automatic. Could have a CUMMINS!!

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Jason writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ Crew Cab 4WD Review
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Great Interior

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Suckie Motor / Exhaust

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Chevy Truck — Very nice truck on the interior I'll give them that. But as far as engine it sucked it was a diesel and it put bad fumes in the cab of the truck so bad that it would cause headaches and tearing up your eyes. I lemon law the truck back to Chevy.

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Jesse writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ Ext. Cab LB 4WD Review
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great for hauling, towing, off roading, easy controls, great performace

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price tag, on-star, Vtech, size

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Its Well Worth The Money If Your A Trucker, But If Not.. You May Want To Consider Something Smaller — I love chevy trucks.. the 2008 / 2009 2500HD LTZ is beyond a doubt one of the best chevy has made.. if not the best.. it handles really well for a big truck, even taking this truck off roading it handles perfectly.. the only thing that should be changed.. is the appearance, its really nice but I think GM can make it look a little more beefy

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

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tschadler writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ Ext. Cab 4WD Review
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Does it all truck

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Gets a little thirsty for diesel

tschadler
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The Is One Awesome Truck, I Love It. — I'm a sales professional who also has horse. I had always driven a car and kept a truck for farm duties. I rolled both vehicles into one. Viola! Chevy 2500 HD Duramax. I love the LTZ package for luxury and the heavy duty Diesel for farm. I'm the envy of all neighbors and coworkers. I would recommend this truck to everyone. Beauty and muscle combine in one package.

Owner for 0 years, 8 months

Miles Driven per Year:28,000

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Eric writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ Crew Cab LB 4WD Review
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For primary use... Thats an unfair question. below. I use it for everything from bringing decoys in and out of the field when I go hunting, and as daily transport to work. I also use it for towing my camper and boats. Cant pick just one.

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Parking because of its size, everything is made around economy cars these days. Since its a gasoline motor, not diesel, it sucks gas like no tomorrow.

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No, Im Not Compensating, Thank You Very Much... — The buld quality is evident in the way it rides. GM really put the effort in this truck. The only complain I have is the fuel economy, and the fact that when cruising, although it saves gas, it will pop into the next gear. When you slowly accelerate (unless you push the pedal down far enough for the rpms to jump high enough) it will stay in the same gear and slowly accelerate. Thats why my next step is a tune or some sort of bolt ons. Towning with it is a breeze, Ive towed boats, and campers. Never a problem. Maintenance is pretty simple for the most part as long as your mechanically inclined. Parking can be a problem. Its got the full 4 doors and 8' bed. But I wouldnt trade it for the world.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Beaner writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT2 Crew Cab 4WD Review
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big pulling abilities, loves the hills.

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a little heavy on the fuel but the diesel engine isn't even broken in yet.  Only 37,000km in the first year.

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Best Damned Truck I Have Ever Owned. — I pulled my 5th wheel holiday trailer nearly 6,000km to Dawson City and back, not an ounce of problems for the whole trip. The 6.6l diesel engine eats the long hills for breakfast. Very comfortable seats for those 6 hour drives.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Casey2009 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT1 Crew Cab 4WD Review
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lots of power, comfortable to drive

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needing to sell it for a suv

Casey2009
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Hate To Sell But Need More Room — Performance is great. No aftermarket chip/programmer ever. Very eye- catching looks. extra fuel tank is nice so you can find cheaper diesel. Has gooseneck hitch B&W turnoverball. All maintenance has been done by chevy dealers. New tires all the way around.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ken writes:
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT2 Ext. Cab 4WD Review
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everything

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gas mileage

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Awesome — its amazing....cuz its a CHEVY. 353 horsepower, 6.0 liter v8, 6 inch lift, extended cab. sucks on gas but its a truck what do you expect. love driving it, i make excuses to drive. go and buy one asap.

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

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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Reviews

Pretty Sweet By Andrew

good ole 6L farm/hunting truck Drags 2000lb bales through the snow without a grunt Can chase down a deer through a feild with ease. Have a 10000lb winch on the front with a big steel bumper to scar... Read More

Dmax By David

Performance- great aceleration for a truck, it stops, and turns well. Build Quality- No repairs yet Appearance- looks good inside and out Cost of Ownership- costs a fortune to fill up and maintain Fun... Read More

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Reviews

Tank By southpaw191

drove it from missouri to california, no problems. great truck. would def get another one. the interior is spacious and has plenty of room for you and the boys, or you and the family, whatever youre l... Read More

Been A Great Truck That's Served Its Purpose For Me. By mshepperd50

I liked everything about this truck except the gas mileage. I now have 3 cars and one parking spot. I am forced to part ways with the truck I've owned for 10 years. If I were in the market for this... Read More

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Reviews

Strong And Reliable By bpy

This truck is loaded with everything on it that you could order. I bought it new in 2003. this is a great riding reliable comfortable truck. I've maintained it perfectly since it was new. I have ha... Read More

6.0 Gas Not A Bad Truck I Just Want More. By Ryan

I love the look of the 03-early 07 silverados. The gas 6.0 engine has plenty of power for my uses. I was able to pull a 10000 lbs load through the mountains realitively pain free. dont get me wrong th... Read More

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Reviews

Function Not Fluff By machshaffer

This truck is all about function. This HD package with 8.1L and Allison Transmission is the ultimate gasoline-fueled drive train. Short bed unloaded rides a little choppy even with 45 psi in rear ti... Read More

For What I Use It For (hauling A Boat,camper, Utility Trailer) Can't Ask For More. By outdrful

I've owned both the 2500HD and the 1500 series Chevy pickup's and feel the 2500HD's have it all over the rest. This is a nice compromise truck. Lots of power but still a comfortable ride, but if you ... Read More

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Reviews

Great Family, Work, Toy, Hauler By Brianfoundmycar

Very easy to drive for a large vehicle, that being said, it is a large truck so plan accordingly when parking. Very comfortable inside and rides well for pick up. Duramax diesel is very quiet and pret... Read More

Great Work Truck By Jonesb930

Overall this was a great truck. The Duramax Diesel was powerful and responsive. I put about 130K miles on it before I traded it in for a small sedan. I missed having the trucks utility but not the cos... Read More

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