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Somewhat disappointed!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By str8dwn
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)


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Just want to say that this vehicle has been a good ride so far. Have a 2008, 97000 miles and BAM!!! get this flashing signal that say's service stabil-track control and traction control, and my engine light flashes....Well, take it to the dealer, they call back saying it is a broken valve spring #3...if that doesn't resolve the engine light they say they'll have to change the manifold....Im sorta lost....can anyone help out????


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By 08ltxafret
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 4dr Extended Cab 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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08 LTZ, 48K miles dash is cracked, door lock actuators working intermitently, interior chrome handles chipping, exterior door handle paint pealing off, interior paint chipping from steering wheel and a/c instrument panel.
Under warrenty both d/p window channels replaced due to window squeaking (4 trips to dealer), rear tail light assembly replaced due to moisture (2 trips), carpet under brake/gas pedal comming loose (5 trips), p door lock actuator bad (2 trips).
Exterior paint is scracthed with the most minor rub.


Worst Features

Improve overall quality of ineterior/exterior parts Improve exterior paint - needs to be more resiliant to minor scratches


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Devastatingly Disappointed
2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By mmc601
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT2 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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Decided on my first Chevy after my dad's '93 has over 470,000 miles.
Even the original door lock activators still work.
I bought my '08 Chevy with 37,000 miles in 2010.
Now, dashboard is cracked, vent selenoid went bad, and driver side door lock actuators front and back are bad.
Further research has revealed that these problems are COMMONPLACE for this model.
Seems that the '08 model is a huge debacle.
After learning this, I will try to dump it.
What a huge disappointment!!!


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Stay away from 5.3L AFM engines!
80 of 98 people found this review helpful
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By GM_Blaine
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT2 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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I've always purchases only GM vehicles.
The latest purchase turned out to be my worst car-ownership experience.
The subject truck has an apparent defect that caused carbeurization in cyclinders, sticking rings and incredible oil consumption.
The vehicle was back and forth to the dealer for 12 months before I threatened legal action and finally got a warranty piston and ring replacement. The engine had just 60,000 miles at the time of the repair.
I have not been able to use this vehicle as i had hoped and I have to look now to trade it in before the rings gum up again in 40,000 miles.
GM refused to acknowledge any kind of problem for 12 months!


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The body style and interior are great. It rides well. I love the design.


Worst Features

Replace the 5.3l AFM engine before you chase off any more loyal customers. Don't lie to your customers about known problems. If GM had been honest up front, I would be looking to replace this vehicle with another GM, instead of a Toyota. What's worse is I have also told all those in my extended family to stay away from GM products. I am an engineer who started out in the automotive sector and the patronizing by GM customer Care has tunred me against GM for the forseeable future. I suspect there are others out there that have had a similar experience.


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Silverado full of promblems......
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By 2008xgmman
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 8 ft. LB (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


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bought new gm truck cause, thought they were the best... was i wrong..i will try to list the many defects. and there is many i will probably forget on or two..
first the day i bought new and drove home the hub caps feel off.. nice right.... one month and less than 8000 miles had to have trans work. and after that the seat recliner lever broke and was fixed and it broke again..junk right..dont ever buy on with on board tire pressure monitor. when that goes out the sensors are over $100.00 and you have to have the tire taking off the rim. more cost...and i still goes off evertime you start the vehicle.
worst off the bolts fell out of the exshaust manifold and damaged the heads,


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wont buy gm again and would not reccomend very unsatisfied


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