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2008 Chevrolet Uplander User Reviews

2008 Chevrolet Uplander Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Appearance:2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars 2.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:2.2 out of 5 stars2.2 out of 5 stars2.2 out of 5 stars2.2 out of 5 stars2.2 out of 5 stars 2.2 / 5
  • Overall: 3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5

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Jonathan writes:
2008 Chevrolet Uplander LS Review
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Powerful engine, cheap to buy, easy to clean

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Very badly built, realibility issues, none of the seats can't be flattened into the floor

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A Normal Van With A Whole Host Of Problems... — The Chevrolet Uplander/Pontiac Montana are GM's minivans. They're both exactly the same with no differences between the two badges. These vans are on the cheap side, the problem is you'll be in for a bit of a surprise. To drive the Uplander is givena 3.9L V6, this does make the Uplander very powerful given its price range. Its not a slow van in terms of a straight line. To turn its surprising that it does turn rather well but it rolls quite badly so its unadvised. The steering however is dull and lifeless. The interior is not luxurious at all. It is actually very cheaply designed and very conventional. None of the seats can be flattened into the floor, if you need trunk space you'll need to remove the storage pieces in the rear. The build quality however is another story, many Uplanders/Montanas are badly built. The cup holders often fail to slide out or in, the sliding doors do get stuck if built poorly, interior pieces are often loose. While this isn't the worst built GM product, it comes close. The Uplander/Montanas are not reliable either. Common areas of problems lie in the traction control, tire monitoring system. Transmissions also contribute to this van's reliability problems. You may get a Uplander that doesn't stay in the shop at all, but most likely it will be there often. Overall this is a cheap van with nothing special other than its massive array of problems.

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Luc writes:
2008 Chevrolet Uplander LT Ext Review
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It's got balls!

Cons

Problems!

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Crap — More problems than I wish to list. Constantly at the shop for repairs. It was a total lemon. It's a fleet vehicle and unfortunately, the others had the same problem. Very happy they've discontinued it. Now we can get Caravans.

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

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Robert writes:
2008 Chevrolet Uplander LS Review
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Handy

Cons

not much

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! — Very handy, quite quiet for this type of car nad quite comfortable. Average performance and medium fuel milleage. The appearance is average as one would expect from a mini-van. The Quality is good. Overall I give if 3 stars over 5

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jamhemp writes:
2008 Chevrolet Uplander LS Review
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4

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It holds all family members

Cons

Gas for me.

Jamhemp
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Ideal Family Vehicle — I love the ability to carry passengers one day and the next to load up at BJS with tons of groceries without a problem. Even the other day I went to Home Depot and bought shelves and it fit without a hitch.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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an672 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Uplander LT Ext Review
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5

Pros

Nice large vehicle with tons of cargo and passenger room with excellent gas mileage compared to SUV's of a similar size . Lots of power in the 3.9L V6.  Great value.  The LT model has all the bells and whistles.  Built very well.

Cons

No fold in floor rear seating so on moving day you may need to pull out the rear seats for over sized items.  You will need some muscles as the seats are pretty heavy.

an672
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Great Value, Solid Build, Very Practical For The Family Yet Easy On The Budget. — Great value for the money. You will easily pay thousands less for one of these than you would for a similarly equipped minivan from one of the other top minivan makers. With the seats out the ext van will fit a full size couch and the lift gate will close.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dkshaffer writes:
2008 Chevrolet Uplander LT Ext Review
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I like the gas mileage and it handles good. The DVD player is great to keep the kids entertained. The wireless headphones are also a great accessory. There is room for our kids and room for all the things we carry along on trips.

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The brakes squeak, even though we carried it to the local Chevrolet dealership and they checked the brakes and said they were ok. Only the passenger side rear door is motorized and can be opened remotely. It appears to have been originally equipped for both doors to be motorized, but a previous owner disabled the driver rear door.

Dkshaffer
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Overall It Is A Good Vehicle. — I like the gas mileage on the two long trips we have taken since we have owned this van. Would be nice if it was a little smoother ride, it is not as bad as some vehicles i have rode in though. It handles good and the wireless headphones with the DVD player are great for the kids. They can listen to their movie while parents talk or listen to the radio. The biggest down side is the brakes squeaking. We had them checked by the Chevrolet dealer, and we were told they are fine.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Michael writes:
2008 Chevrolet Uplander LT Ext Review
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Is eventually reliable (IT'S ALSO GREAT IF YOU LIKE THE DASH TO LIGHT UP LIKE A CHRISTMAS TREE)

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transmission/AC compressor/ Tie rods/ CB joints creak like crazy And much much more for the price of a car that's not a lemon BUT WE GOT ONE ANYWAY LOL

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Fix The He@@ Out Of It And It May Run Somewhat Okay — This car is good for a GM but it has had so many problems over the first 2 years and WERENT covered by warranty You cannot accelerate fast as the tranny will clunk and pop out of gear (merging onto hway) Also the transmission went at 21,000 km's (Never raced) AC Compressor blew at 10/000 kms and was 400$ to fix Steering column had to be replaced needed numerous shop work at AppleWood Chev as every frikin light wsent up on the dash for no reason even as of today there is still always a message on the dash saying Traction control off and the blown tire light is always on and says "Righ Rear Tire Check" When it was actaully the right FRONT tire Any way it seems after you fix it enough it pretty much is reliable. Engine Runs VERY STRONG but transmission is very weak YOU LET GO OF THE ACCELERATER AND IT JERKS BACK like putting a manual car from third to first gear

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Reviews From Other Years

2007 Chevrolet Uplander Reviews

A Comfortable Sunday Drive. By pillar

My favorite feature is easy access for everyone. I have owned vans that only had one slider and that made it difficult for some folks, this van is very easy to get in and out of. One thing I don't lik... Read More

Great Family Car By pillar

This vehicle is very stable on the highway, I appreciate the large windows and can see cars coming up clearly. It is very easy to maintain and has not had any mechanical problems. I did notice it isn'... Read More

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2006 Chevrolet Uplander Reviews

A Nice, Cheap, Affordable Family Van. By Max_Bastoni

After driving for one year and half my Chevrolet Uplander LS i can say that's a good, American can. It's really spacious and confortable and, despite the lenght of the vehicle, it's not difficult to b... Read More

Everything I Wanted In A Family Car! By DawnT

I love the roominess and amenities offered in this van. The quad seating is great with kids and provides plenty of leg room for the adults when needed. Remote start is great on cold wintry mornings ... Read More

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2005 Chevrolet Uplander Reviews

Great Value By Sloans

Great room and great fuel economy for its size. Good performance, good reliability, perfect for a family of 6. No engine, electrical, or transmission issues since buying it new in May 2005. Nice in... Read More

Kids Love The Dvd Player. By Heather

It is a good van over all it has all the thing that I love in a van except for no under seat drawer and a back hatch pop and a little hard to get the kids in and out without moving the front seats up.... Read More

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