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So far so good!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By 59_cadie
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2008 Chevrolet Uplander Minivan LT 4dr Ext Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought used with 133000+ miles. 23+miles to a gallon @ 70 mph. Heater could be better but still keeps us warm in -0 temps. We got it for $6500.00 tax, title, ins, & travel expenses to pick it up. We are very happy with it.


Favorite Features

DVD player/entertainment system


Suggested Improvements

Better heating system


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Great so far!!!
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By greggrawe
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2008 Chevrolet Uplander Minivan LT 4dr Ext Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)


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We bought this van with 4,000 miles on it and 3 months old, it was a "Dealer Demo" and it had a sticker price of almost $30,000 and we paid $18,300 so we got a great deal on it! We now have 53,000 miles on it and had it for 3 years now, it drives like a champ! Never had a problem!! We did buy the extended warranty on it so we don't have to worry about repairs! In town we average about 19 - 21 mpg, and Highway we average anywhere from 27-30 and I think is great for this size. Better then our Lincoln Aviator that gets 9 mpg


Favorite Features

Gas mileage, power doors, heated leather seats, onstar, suv looks, power, smoth ride, reliable


Suggested Improvements

The only thing we don't like about the van is the front end on it, it makes it look like a light bulb


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Automotive Atrocity
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By Steve
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2008 Chevrolet Uplander Minivan LT 4dr Ext Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)


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This vehicle is an embarrassment to GM. It's hard to believe it comes from the same company that brought us the Corvette. Interior design and utility is horrific. I have 2 kids, both in car seats. My kids have no leg room at all. I literally cannot use the 3rd row, as there is no way to get to it. Try hanging a jacket on the hook! You can't reach the hook from the sliding door, and you have to CRAWL INTO THE BACK to reach it from the rear! Ours has a roof console that I've hit my head on many times. This car is a real head-scratcher, and I wonder how it was ever cleared by GM for public consumption. It clearly was not evaluated for everyday usability by families before its release.


Favorite Features

On-star, engine is good on highway, reliable, mechanically sound vehicle, decent fuel economy.


Suggested Improvements

GM made the ultimate improvement by scrapping this vehicle. I used to like Chevy, but this vehicle is so bad that I will probably never buy a Chevy again.


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Suits our needs, good price & value
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By NellieMc
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2008 Chevrolet Uplander Minivan LT 4dr Ext Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)


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Sometimes we take long day trips and I wanted something that we could sleep in and I found the Uplander. We've taken the seats out, put in a full size air mattress,velcroed shades to the windows and have slept comfortably and inexpensively at RV parks. We had an 30' RV, needed lots of gas, space and I didn't like driving around with a toilet and every rattling. We are average size people, 5'4" & 5'9", enjoy traveling, dining out and have created our own little over-night pod. We can even take our dogs with us. When we return home, we put the mattress and supplies in a container in the back, keep the 3rd row seats in. If we need more passenger room we can always put the second row back in.


Favorite Features

I consider this my conversion van, the front seats are comfortable, it handles fine, we purchased an extended maintenance/warranty and we plan to keep the van for quite sometime.


Suggested Improvements

Heated front seats? I am very happy with the van.


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Pleasant Surprise
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By overrev
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2008 Chevrolet Uplander Minivan LT 4dr Ext Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)


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I saw in another review a claim of 27.6 MPG. I was also pleasantly surprised in this area. We have been as high as 27.9. We came out of an HHR and it took some getting used to, but this is a damn good buy. The price was very liveable, and we have not found any defect so far. It handles well for a van of any type and the ride is very smooth. Good power. I am waiting for winter to see what effects Traction control and Stabili-trac combined will provide. Overall, I think it is a well thought out vehicle


Favorite Features

The overhead rail system, and powered side doors.


Suggested Improvements

Maybe a bit more tire width.


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