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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 4WDReview
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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

Pros: Price range, Reliability, 4X4.

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

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1LT Extended Cab SB 4WDReview
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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

Pros: Good in town mileage!

Cons: none

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Extended Cab LB RWDReview
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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.

Pros: Great reliability and value for the money.

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

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Extended Cab 4WDReview
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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.

Pros: Great options (DVD, Nav, XM, Sunroof, Power Windows, Power Seats)

Cons: Not as good on fuel as a 5.3 Active Fuel Management should be.

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1LT 4WDReview
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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.)

Pros: 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.

Cons: Turning radius is not as tight as I would like.  I think my Ford was tighter.

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1LT Crew Cab 4WDReview
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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.)

Pros: great truck

Cons: poor fuel mileage

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1LT Extended Cab RWDReview
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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.)

Pros: Great for towing things or  when your moving!

Cons: Gas millage isn't the best!

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1LT RWDReview
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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

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab RWDReview
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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

Pros: Everything

Cons: Not 4x4

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1LT Extended Cab 4WDReview
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Well Rounded Full-size — The 2008 Silverado is a hard all-around truck to beat. Exterior and Interior build qualities are second to none. Combine that with the solid frame and you will not hear any squeaks or rattles. The suspension is smooth on road but perhaps not tough enough for the trails. The 5.3 engine offers better fuel economy than most. However, the compromise is a lack in power compared to most full-size pickups. In conclusion, this vehicle does everything it was built to do and has the build quality to keep it that way for years to come.

Pros: Very solid construction.  Better Fuel economy than competitors.  User friendly controls. Auto 4x4

Cons: Rear Drum Brakes.  Uncomfortable seats.  Lack of Power.

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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

Review By Leo

everything I wanted in a pickup, four wheel drive and a diesel Read More

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2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

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Review By Kellyeg72

Great truck love the color and that it’s a Chevy Read More

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

Review By Guru9C6FF7

It was the best value we found and had the most accessories. It compared to the Z71. Read More

Review By Javier

Reliable truck love the space in side compared to GMC Sierra both are great trucks Read More

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

Review By Melvin

Nice well put together the way I like them. Read More

Review By brenthenson

Very comfortable and stylish with plenty of room the pulling power is outstanding Read More

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

Review By Gary

Nice truck drives great like the four doors like all the Amenities Read More

Review By Jbt_20

Truck is amazing.. has a lot of power and is very well designed in the interior.. this is my 4th Chevy and my favorite so far... I honestly don’t think I’ll ever be getting rid of this truck.. 2017 Si... Read More

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