2008 Chevrolet Silverado Reviews - Page 2 of 2

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4x4 crew cab 5.3 from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance175000 miles
Previous carToyota Tundra

Summary:

Built to last

Faults:

The first six months I had a few minor problems with it, the dealer repaired the famous whistle from the engine by replacing an idler pulley, the original battery was replaced, and the factory radio was also replaced under warranty.

The factory tires are very cheap and replaced them long before they were worn out.

The rest of the truck has held out very well, it now has over 175000 miles on it, and I have only had to replace items that normally wear out in a vehicle (alternator, brakes, ball joints, etc)

General Comments:

My last truck was a Toyota Tundra, which I only had for 8 months, it was bought back by Toyota through the lemon law. I will have to post a separate review of that truck one day, what a miserable product they built with a dealer network that has a "we don't care, Toyotas are the best" attitude.

This Silverado gets plenty of work, I tow my bumper pull horse trailer with it all the time, as well as my travel trailer.

The first few months the truck seemed to have quite a few minor problems, but it has since provided me with very reliable service, and still feels well built and tight. It is good to see an American company building vehicles that don't disappoint, and that last well beyond the factory warranty trouble free.

I will look at a GM car when it comes time to trade my wife's Infiniti G35.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2009

2008 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ 6.0 V8 from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 6.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired122 miles
Most recent distance25000 miles
Previous carToyota Tundra

Summary:

All around excelent; no more Toyotas for me!

Faults:

No problems.

General Comments:

Traded a 2008 Toyota Tundra for this Chevy. The Chev is a far superior truck, tows better and gets better fuel economy than the Toyota, overall the best truck I have owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2008

28th Oct 2008, 19:43

Yes this is one hellova good truck. I own an ltz extended cab with the 6 liter engine full loaded too. it tows my 52' landscaping trailer with ease. that tow haul mode is a dream!! love the Detroit originals, and America's finest!!

1st Nov 2008, 08:28

You traded an 08 Tundra for a 08 Silverado?? Why would you trade a brand new truck for another brand new truck? This is particularly suspicious since you would almost certainly lose at least $10,000-$15,000 in the process. Besides... many dealers this year weren't even willing to take a pickup in on trade. Obviously this story doesn't ring true to me, even though I actually like the Silverado at least as much as a Tundra.

As a side point: It's perfectly OK to own and like a new Silverado without defaming another brand. The Silverado is made no better by your claim that you traded a Tundra for it.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 5 reviews