2008 Chevrolet Silverado 5.3L from North America
Too expensive to maintain.
One broken leaf spring on each side.
Exterior paint flaking off.
Check engine light for emissions (twice).
Bad CV joint.
Rear brakes already needed replacing, plus drums.
Front wheel bearing.
Upholstery worn through on driver's seat, exposing foam.
After only 5 years, have spent $1500 on maintenance in just the last 3 months. And that total does include all dysfunctional items.
The engine is the style that automatically shuts down cylinders when not needed - but this feature provided zero fuel economy improvement compared to the 2004 model I owned.
The design of the 2-door cab leaves too-big blind spots as the driver looks over either shoulder.
The power train gearing is adequate.
I would prefer it if power lumbar support was still available in both seats with cloth upholstery and split bench.
The ride is good.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 24th November, 2013
11th Jul 2014, 23:37
For almost 100k miles, that doesn't look like too many problems. The check engine light is the most usual issue among most car brands today; some have it since almost new, and most times it's emissions system related. Brakes are maintenance items and it's normal to have them replaced with such miles. A CV joint, front springs and a wheel bearing are not wear items on a 100k miles car, but are still not that much trouble.