2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Consumer Review: Decent Truck, but room for imp

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Consumer Review

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Decent Truck, but room for improvement
By EC on


2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


I've had my truck for 7 months, and I like it ok, but it's not as good as previous Silverado models. First, the fuel economy is terrible for a V6, and it's not responsive enough. Next, the truck has a tremendous amount of wind noise at 50 mph or higher. The ride is way too firm, even for a 4WD. Also, I think the truck is geared way too high. So if you buy one, then definitely get a V8. The seats in this particular model are not very comfortable either. You just about have to get the higher end model to experience the comfort & quality of these trucks. I like Chevrolet better than Ford, but they sometimes leave things off their vehicles that just don't make sense.

Best Features

XM Radio, OnStar

Worst Features

Better fuel economy and more power for the V6 model. Different fabric for the seats, because you can't keep lint off them. Make for lights standard on all models for a sportier look.
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