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2008 Chevrolet Suburban User Reviews

2008 Chevrolet Suburban Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 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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PROS
"ride" 8 reviews
"big car" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews

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emay writes:
2008 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 1500 4WD Review
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4

Pros

Tons of room, the suburban is well appointed with many features tied to higher end SUVS.

Cons

Cylinder deactivation, as the driver you can feel the change in the drive line as the vehicle moves from 8 cyl to 4 cyl.

emay
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Good Truck For The Money. — Fuel mileage poor even with cylinder deactivation. Love the white diamond tricoat. These trucks are a dime a dozen driving down the road. There's one at every street corner so get a color that's less purchased if you want to be different. Love the space, entertainment, etc. Just didn't give me that, I look forward to driving it feeling.

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

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Jeff writes:
2008 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 1500 4WD Review
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5

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Everything

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nothing yet

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Suburban - Best Car We've Ever Owned — The Suburban is the best car there is for long road trips. We can pack in loads of stuff and still not feel cramped. The ride is extremely comfortable. Obviously mileage is not great, but the fully loaded LTZ has every imaginable extra and gadget. This is our second Suburban (the first one lasted us 12 years and 102,000 miles) and we'll probably have Suburbans for life.

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David writes:
2008 Chevrolet Suburban LT1 1500 4WD Review
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3

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Very spacious, Handles very well, very comfortable drive, backup sensors were cool

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HORRIBLE gas mileage (my HEMI gets way better) a little too big for the garage

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Wow Thats Big — I drove this car for 3 weeks and was impressed with handling and get up and go, It's a BIG truck and I really like driving big trucks, but its almost too big, overall its a fun drive but gas pump will kill ya! I filled up after only using a quarter of a tank and almost fainted, that quarter of a tank was my Durango's full tank. OUCH!

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i080054 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Suburban LT3 1500 4WD Review
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5

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iPOD jacks for audio/video, remote start + rear door on key fob, heated windshield washer fluid

Cons

Still no Bluetooth - not everyone wants/needs OnStar! Navigation screen could be higher on the dash.

i080054
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Great Update To A Solid Performer — Traded a Denali XL and so far very pleased. Glad they finally added a black interior. Wound up ordering a loaded 3LT instead of the LTZ to avoid the chrome overload. Got the 6.0 engine as well.

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chenrySr writes:
2008 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 1500 4WD Review
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5

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Comfortable Ride, Handles Well Excellent Look

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Gas Mileage OK and Maintenance Fair

chenrySr
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Braking, Acceleration And Handling Very Good — This vehicle is safe, rides comfortable and is very quiet. It is a safe and fun to drive. The vehicle handles well and seats up to six passenger comfortably. Could possibly seat seven. The entertainment package is a nice addition for rear passengers. This vehicle is a gem.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Brianfoundmycar writes:
2008 Chevrolet Suburban LT1 1500 4WD Review
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4

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Lotsa room! Easy to drive, car-like steering. Mechanical reliability has been good in class. Great for families.

Cons

Avg MPG's. BIG, your not gonna grab that first parking spot too easy. Feels a little "top heavy" on the handling side. So-so interior quality.

Brianfoundmycar
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The Perfect Family "truckster"! — Easy to drive, as long as you don't try to fit in that tight parking spot. Quiet interior although quality is only lackluster. Doesn't run great on 85 octane here in Denver, needs mid grade gas. Perfect vehicle for family on 4 or more (plus the cat and dog)...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jahaleyjr writes:
2008 Chevrolet Suburban LT1 1500 4WD Review
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4

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Plenty of space for the kids and for their stuff.

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the second row bench becomes a pain the rear when you have kids regularly getting into or out of the third row and you have to use car seats in the 2nd row.

jahaleyjr
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Great Family Car. — Solid car. Very, very reliable. Smooth ride and decent hwy mileage.Plenty of cargo space and seating. One thing to consider, if you have more than one child in a car seat and you have others that need to get to the 3rd row, you will have to open both sides of the car. The single seat that folds up is on the passenger side. The double seat where your car seats will be is on the drivers side. This poses a little bit of a problem when kid #4 comes along.

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USAF87Daniel writes:
2008 Chevrolet Suburban LT1 1500 Review
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5

Pros

Great vehicle for the family. Smooth ride, stylish interior and exterior, and several extras

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The gas mileage is not great, about 12-13 miles in the city and 20-23 miles on the interstate

USAF87Daniel
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Great Vehicle — The vehicle has been a great purchase. The SUV is a little big, but handles like a much smaller car. The wife loves it and the kids can't get enough of the space and additional features. The gas mileage is not great, but the pros definitely outweigh the cons. You can either give up the mileage and get the comfort, or give up the comfort and get the mileage. We chose the comfort.

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Jesse writes:
2008 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 1500 4WD Review
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Big enough to fit about 7 to 8 people

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Gas, Price, Weight.. ( it weights around 7,500 lbs )

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'08 Suburban — The big thing about this truck is that it's a major gas hog. I've had to drive a few of them, and costs almost 125 bucks just to fill it up ( at 3.95 a gallon ). The other big thing is it's price tag.. the LTZ goes for 41,500 retail value, however LTZ models also include most of the options dragging that price from 41,500 to nearly 60,000. Just to add a touch screen with GPS, secondary DVD / TV monitor with headphones, chrome liftgate, chrome rims, rear view camera with motion senors.. would run you around 16,000. Keep in mind Chevy also offers 2 tone interior, and a few other options for this truck. It's a

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camarogolfguy writes:
2008 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 1500 4WD Review
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Excellent ride.

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none.

camarogolfguy
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Is A Keeper. — Like just about everything. Dislikes, none. Goes great in the snow. Hauls lots of people and stuff with ease. Good power on regular gas. Haven't tried E85 and don't intend to. My golfing buddies ride in style too on the way to the course.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 Chevrolet Suburban Reviews

Perfect Family Hauler By mmalarney

Have not had it very long. Bought it used. Lots of room. LTZ features are essential especially auto start, lift gate, back-up camera, heated seats, heated steering wheel. Have 2 DVD monitors but a... Read More

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2011 Chevrolet Suburban Reviews

This Suv Is Best For Family,cargo Space,.powerful Engine By hasankhan

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2010 Chevrolet Suburban Reviews

Mint Condition By nitingupta87

This is a wonderful family car that can fit a family of any size. It drives great and feels very powerful. The smoothness of the ride can put a baby to sleep. It has bench seats which are much better ... Read More

Great Overall Family Car By kels442

Overall I am very happy with this vehicle that I have owned from brand new. paint and wheels have held up well, interior has held up well with 5 girls. handles great in the bad weather(chicagoland). ... Read More

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2009 Chevrolet Suburban Reviews

Love It By magsdigital

This is a great family vehicle. I have 3 kids and I never hear a peep out of them when we take long road trips. Everyone is VERY comfortable. The six speed transmission and active cylinder managemen... Read More

Best In Class Value By wdbatson

Very roomy cargo area, major job to replace headlight bulb by removing grill and inside fender well cover, 6 speed automatic transmission is great, plenty of power to tow heavy trailer, good highway m... Read More

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2007 Chevrolet Suburban Reviews

Awesom By lmulliga

It's a keeper - love the room and towing ability. Never once did it break down. It get 22 mpg on the highway if you don't go over 85 mph. I'm buying anew one I like this so much. I guarantee it! Read More

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