2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Consumer Review: 08 ext cab 5.3 Z71

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Consumer Review

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LT2 Extended Cab Pickup (5.3L V8 4x4 4-speed Automatic 6.6 ft. Bed)

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08 ext cab 5.3 Z71
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT2 4dr Extended Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


All in all, a much improved truck from my '04 Z71 ext. cab Silverado. The ride is great, handling is much better. My first road trip averaged 18 MPG. Hopefully it will get better as it breaks in. Chevy did away with the "plug & play" trailer brake controller harness. You'll find the wire bundle under the dash, plus 2 taped wires under the hood that have to be connected, plus an added fuse to buy. My biggest complaint: The doors lock automatically, either when shifting or at a factory set speed. There is no way to disable the auto locks. #2 is the required use of the keyless remote. Unlocking the driver's door with the key sets off the alarm. No way to change this either, I'm told.

Best Features

Ride, handling, improved interior

Worst Features

Ability to disable auto door locks. Ability to use the key to open the truck without setting the alarm off. When ordering the trailering pkg, how about pre-connected the wiring for us. PAL iPod player, though advertised in the brochure, is not available.
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